Job Opportunities

Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research | Yale University | New Haven, CT

Posted: January 2, 2020

The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research.  Fellows will have the opportunity to shadow weekly developmental disability clinic rounds, attend Child Study Center Grand Rounds, as well as other departmental Grand Rounds lectures in the School of Medicine. The fellowship is up to two years in duration, with the second year being conditional on progress made in the first year. Research training encompasses learning to lead and coordinate multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials involving children and adults living with autism Clinical training will include training on assessments used in autism evaluation and observation of clinical evaluation through the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. They will be directly involved in communication with parents regarding patient treatment. Fellows are encouraged to develop and implement creative in-person events and will co-facilitate activities. Selected applicants will be expected to present results of their own work related to autism research. Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. They must have the ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings while juggling multiple tasks. Flexibility, endurance, and attention to detail are also essential qualities. Fellows starting salary will be $35,700/year. Eligible candidates are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor’s degree by June 2020. For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Jane Jurayj (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta (anne.fanta@yale.edu) or Hope Koene (hope.koene@yale.edu) Electronic submissions are preferable when possible and should be emailed to Jane Jurayi, Annie Fanta and Hope Koene. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items: resume or CV, transcript, a 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals – can be single or double spaced and two letters of recommendations should be emailed to jane.jurayj@yale.edu. The recommender should include the applicants’ full name in the subject line. Interested students should send applications no later than January 31st, 2020. Letters of recommendation should arrive no later than February 7th, 2020.


Lab Manager | Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition | Washington, DC

Posted: September 19, 2019

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grantfunded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is early-June 2020. For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data
– Recruitment of study participants
– Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects
– Organization of professional and informal lab activities
– Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects
– Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

Required Skills and Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree
– One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences
– Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities
– Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills
– Strong computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
– Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data
– One or more years of leadership experience
– Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)

To apply for this position:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu. Please address any questions to Griffin Colaizzi at gc815@georgetown.edu.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.