Undergraduate Opportunities

Job Opportunities

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

    Posted: January 2, 2020

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    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

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    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 Opportunities

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships | University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH

    Posted: January 2, 2020

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    The application portal for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programs is now live.  These programs provide an outstanding 10 week paid full-time research experience augmented with scientific, career development and fun activities. If you have applied in the past, you can access your 2020 Application by going to: https://webcentral.uc.edu/gradresearch/surf/applicants/. Upon logging in, your personal information will already be auto-filled. The deadline for completed applications is February 1st but we have rolling admission so we encourage students to apply over Christmas break. More information about the SURF Programs can be found by going to: http://med.uc.edu/SURF. For general questions about the programs, please contact Cindy.Bachurski@uc.edu, for problems with the application please contact please contact Matt Schauseil at schausrm@mail.uc.edu.

  • Summer Opportunity for Academic Research | Laney Graduate School | Atlanta, GA

    Posted: January 2, 2020

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    The LGS-SOAR Program (May 26 – July 31), is a 10-week residential summer program where research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor and teams of postdocs, research technicians, librarians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR scholars receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development. The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education. If your applying scholar is financially sponsored by another funding mechanism or program please contact Associate Dean Amanda Marie James, at laney.edge@emory.edu, so we can ensure all documentations are collected to ensure a smooth financial transition. Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2020 and June 2023 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications? Click a PDF document with instructions. Application deadline is January 29.

  • REU Site: Biological Basis of Social Behavior

    Posted: October 10, 2019

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    The theme of this program is using comparative models for understanding animal social behavior.

    The program includes faculty working on diverse taxa (bats, owls, octopuses, primates and rodents) to answer fundamental questions on behavioral biology.  Areas of research include ethology, neurobiology and neuroendocrinology. A unique focus of the program will be an emphasis on the power of using comparative models when tackling scientific questions, from evolutionary to mechanistic.  A main goal of this program is for students to gain highly focused insight through research on specific projects while concurrently placing those activities into the larger context of biological evolution.

    Participants will be mentored by the principal investigator of the lab in which they are placed. A postdoctoral fellow or graduate student in that lab will provide daily supervision and guidance in the research. Social activities and field trips are planned throughout the summer with the JHU Bio REU group.

    Participants will be provided with a stipend and university housing during the program. Funds to assist participants in traveling to and from the program, as well as vaccinations for working with animals are also available.

    The program will take place over a 10-week period beginning in early June. The main components of the program are:

    1. Conducting research in faculty mentor labs full time culminating in a presentation at a university-wide research symposium at the end of the program.
    2. An in depth Scientific Foundations Course  that includes Animal Welfare and Research Ethics, How to Search the Literature, Experimental Design, Statistics, Scientific Writing, Oral Scientific Presentations, Poster Design and Big Topic Discussions on behavior, evolution and neuroscience.
    3. Professional development including GRE preparation, curriculum vitae writing, grad school application preparation and a networking workshop.