Job Opportunities

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.


Research Assistant | Mental Illness Research, Education, & Clinical Center | San Diego, CA

Posted: September 17, 2019

Research Assistant Position

Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center (MIRECC)

VA San Diego & University of California, San Diego

We are seeking a motivated and hard-working individual for a full-time (30 hours/week with benefits) research assistant position. This position is an ideal fit for someone who is interested in pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology or related fields. The research assistant will fulfill an essential role in a 5-year clinical research study focused on improving collaboration between Veterans with psychotic disorders and their providers at the VA San Diego. Specifically, the study will adapt Collaborative Decision Skills Training (CDST) for the VA setting and then assess the effectiveness of CDST via a randomized controlled trial. The research assistant will work in two primary locations: the main VA San Diego campus in La Jolla and the VA Rio Clinic in Mission Valley (approximately 14 miles apart).

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and consenting processes
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Data entry and database management
  • Coding audio from mental health treatment appointments
  • Working with Veterans with psychotic disorders and VA providers/administrators
  • Website development and management

The research assistant may elect to engage in data analysis, manuscript writing, poster presentations, grant writing, and/or other dissemination of research results. The research assistant will receive ongoing mentorship to achieve their professional goals including presentations and publications, as well as mentorship through the graduate admissions process if desired. We ideally seek an applicant who plans to complete the entire 5-year study, but will accept applications from those who plan to complete at least 1 year.

Required background:

  • BA/BS degree in any field*
  • Completion of undergraduate level abnormal psychology course (or equivalent) and at least one statistics and research methods course
  • Completion of a human subjects research project (course projects included)

Preferred background:

  • 1 semester or more of clinical research experience
  • Any kind of experience (including research, can overlap with the above) with Veterans, people with mental health issues, and/or other vulnerable populations

*We will consider applicants who will graduate in Winter 2019 or Spring 2020, but having a degree-in-hand is required to complete the hiring process.

As a federal agency, the VA is required to hire only US citizens and nationals with rare exceptions. Please see https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/ for more information. Veterans receive preference in hiring. Applicants of all backgrounds regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, age, religion, and country of origin are welcome. We also welcome applicants with lived experience of mental illness.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to have the candidate identified by December 1 for a late winter or spring 2020 start date. Interested applicants should submit a CV (including education, work history, any clinical and/or research experience, and contact information for at least 2 referees) and a cover letter (1-2 pages) to me at etreichler@ucsd.edu.

Questions are very welcome and should also be sent to me at etreichler@ucsd.edu.


Research Assistant/Lab Manager | Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute | Binghamton, NY

Posted: June 6, 2019

The Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute at Binghamton University (mood.binghamton.edu) is seeking to hire a Research Assistant/Lab Manager to start as soon as July 1, 2019.  This is a full-time, grant-funded position to assist with an NIMH-funded study examining attentional biases and psychophysiological reactivity in 6-12 month old infants of depressed and nondepressed mothers.  Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials, participant assessments, and database management.  The research assistant will also have numerous opportunities to author and co-author journal articles from this and other studies.  Salary will be $30,000 per year plus health insurance.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or related field.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates with prior experience working with infants are particularly encouraged to apply.  Experience with eye tracking, ERPs, psychophysiological assessments (e.g., RSA), and/or structured diagnostic interviewing is ideal but not necessary.  This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology.

Please view the posting  to apply online. If your email system does not support links, please cut and paste the following text in a web browser: https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=111274

In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent via e-mail to Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D., at bgibb@binghamton.edu. For questions, feel free to email Dr. Gibb at bgibb@binghamton.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


ABA Instructor | The Ivymount School | Rockville, MD

Posted: May 1, 2019

The Ivymount School is actively recruiting to fill positions starting in June for the 2019/2020 school year. Ivymount is a non-public, special education school located in Rockville, Maryland with over 55 years of experience serving students with special needs.

Their full-time ABA Instructor position is a great opportunity for graduating students, providing intensive job training and professional development in the areas of special education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis, as well as opportunities for career advancement.

You may contact Eden Anderson directly with any questions by emailing eanderson@ivymount.org.