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Full-time Lab Manager at Carnegie Mellon Psych Dept

David Creswell's lab is hiring a full time lab manager in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ideally, we aim to hire someone for a two-year position (or longer) starting June 1, 2018. Our lab works at the interface between health psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and health neuroscience. We study stress and coping, focusing on stress management strategies (e.g., self-affirmation, cognitive reappraisal, social connection) and interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation) for understanding stress resilience processes. You can find out more about our research here: www.psy.cmu.edu/~creswell/index.html.

The project manager we seek must be comfortable supporting the lab director in coordinating multiple ongoing projects and a multidisciplinary team, including a large NIH-funded trial of mindfulness meditation training for older adults. Project manager responsibilities include: recruiting new research participants, accounting, scheduling and managing participant events and communications, running behavioral sessions, coordinating assessments and monitoring incoming data, managing data collection, complying with NIH and IRB protocols, and coordination of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. This job certainly involves a lot but offers lots of opportunities for making an impact.

Applicants should have a B.A. or B. S. degree in psychology, statistics, neuroscience, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, prior research and management experience, strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and oral communication, ability to self-manage multiple projects, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Data analysis experience is a plus, but not required.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Megan Lipsett (
mlipsett@andrew.cmu.edu) and Dr. David Creswell (creswell@cmu.edu) with questions. This is a full time paid position with benefits. Pittsburgh is a wonderful and affordable city. If you would like to apply for the position, please email Megan with your CV and cover letter describing your interests in this job and contact information for at least three references.

J. David Creswell

Associate Professor of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

354-L Baker Hall

creswell@cmu.edu

 

 

Research Internship at Gilbert Lab at Harvard University

Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for summer 2018. The program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation and development, study design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Ongoing research in the lab currently focuses on affective forecasting, altruism, advice, judgment and decision-making, and biases and errors in conversation and social interaction. 

Interns work approximately 35 hours per week from early June to mid-August. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Previous research experience is an asset, but not a requirement. 

To apply: send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to gilbertlab.summer@gmail.com. Applications are due March 1st.

 

Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship at UNC Chapel Hill 

Interested in conducting research on increasing political tolerance? Thanks to a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, the lab of Dr. Kurt Gray is looking for a few motivated undergraduates for a full-time paid 8-week summer internship (June 18th to August 10th). Interns will receive hands on experience with study development, data collection, and data presentation-and will also each receive $2,800.
To apply, please submit a CV and a letter addressing the following questions: 1) What does political tolerance mean to you? 2) Why do you want to join this summer program? 3) What unique perspectives can you provide this internship program? 4) What are your long-term career goals? Please e-mail Emily Kubin (ekubin@ad.unc.edu) with the subject title Summer Internship 2018 by February 15th, 2018.
 

Paid Yale Summer Internship in Organizational Behavior (and Related Fields) 

The Yale University program in Organizational Behavior is seeking several summer research assistants (20 hours/week; ~$350-400/week) to work on research projects at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT. This internship would start in the summer of 2018 and last from around June 15th to August 15th (exact dates are flexible). This internship is designed to support individuals looking to strengthen their research skills before applying to a graduate school PhD program in organizational behavior, or a related behavioral science field. Therefore, a critical component of this summer research experience will be ongoing mentoring and guidance from faculty and graduate students, and we highly encourage those from underrepresented and/or non-traditional educational backgrounds to apply.
 
Research assistants will collaborate with faculty (Professors Amy Wrzesniewski, Cydney Dupree, and Michael Kraus) and graduate students on day-to-day research being conducted, which includes: programming surveys on Qualtrics, data collection in the lab, field, and online environments, analyzing and summarizing data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with literature reviews, IRB proposals, and presentations, and attending research meetings and workshops. At the end of the 8-week internship, all interns will present their research progress at a mini-conference hosted by the School of Management.
 
To apply, complete the survey here: http://yale.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sYn4GGmqDcjmap
 
We will begin reviewing applications on March 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

 

Research Assistant Position at New York Medical College

Pediatric Psychology in Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation Research Lab

New York Medical College

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Lab Directors: Suzanne Braniecki, PhD and Lila Pereira, PhD

 

Description of Lab:

 

Within the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a team of Psychologists conduct research focused on issues facing Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients and other topics. Research is often interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with other institutions both locally and across the country. The lab is located in Valhalla, NY on the NYMC campus. Additional lab activity takes place at Westchester Medical Center/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital inpatient and outpatient clinic locations (on NYMC campus or within 5 minute walk).

 

Current research projects include aspects of pediatric cancer patient quality of life and cognitive functioning (e.g. cognitive outcomes in pediatric cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult (AYA) functioning and outcomes during/after treatment, video narratives of patient and survivors of cancer during adolescence, importance of peer to peer social support in AYA cancer patients, etc.), validation of neuropsychological assessments in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients, exploring attitudes of becoming a parent during a psychology graduate program, impact of a sickle cell disease treatment on cognitive functioning, and linguistics as they relate to films on social media. The studies range from well-established and in data collection to brand new with IRB paperwork pending. As such there is much that a student can learn about with respect to the research process.

 

Typical responsibilities of research assistants include data management, scoring of neuropsychological assessment and research batteries, administration of research protocols, recruitment of participants, chart reviews, clinical support tasks, observation of clinical work, and write up of results. Students with higher educational standing or excellent clinical/writing skills may be able to participate in grant writing, IRB paperwork, neuropsychological assessment, and study design.

 

Other Information to Know:

  • Our focus is on teaching and mentorship. There is substantial professional development that takes place as part of work in our lab (e.g. seminars, CV development, graduate application process, etc.). As such, our lab is appropriate for students who are interested in going to graduate school for Psychology related programs. It is not appropriate for students planning to apply to medical school.
  • We recommend students work with us for at least 2 semesters so that they have enough time to work towards a poster to submit to a conference or join in on a publication. Students often stay beyond the 2 semesters.
  • Students dedicate 8-16 hours a week with us based on their own schedule and availability. We prefer students come to campus for work with us (Wednesdays from 10-1pm are strongly preferred due to educational activities that take place), although some hours may be done at home.
  • Unless stipulated otherwise through your college, this is not a paid position. Most students choose to receive school credit for their work with us as an independent research or internship course.

 

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Psychology or related Major with plans to apply to a PhD-level graduate program in a Psychology related field
  • Junior standing or higher when joining the lab for undergraduates, graduate students at all levels welcome.
  • At least 3.0 GPA

 

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter describing interest in lab and career goals
  • CV
  • Recommendation Letter not required, but will be accepted

 

Materials may be sent to Dr. Pereira at lpereira2 at nymc dot edu. Students are taken on a rolling basis, based on lab availability.

 

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