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

    Posted: June 6, 2019

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    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.

  • Research Assistant | Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA

    Posted: June 4, 2019

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    Matthew Nock, PhD (Harvard University), Evan Kleiman, PhD (Rutgers University), and Kate Bentley, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital) are seeking applications for a full-time Research Assistant to coordinate and administer two NIMH-funded studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adults hospitalized on a psychiatric inpatient unit. This position is particularly well-suited for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, public health, or medicine.

    Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities include participation in all phases of the research process: literature reviews; IRB preparation; recruitment and screening of potential participants; assisting study interventionists with scheduling and other logistics; and data collection, entry, and management. The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruitment and follow-up of participants in two studies that take place at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Research Assistant will be primarily based at the MGH and work under the supervision of Drs. Nock, Kleiman, and Bentley. Given the responsibilities of interacting with clinically severe/suicidal subjects and supervising undergraduate and volunteer Research Assistants, strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. Prior experience working with clinically severe/suicidal patients and strong interpersonal skills strongly preferred.

    Basic Qualifications: One year related experience required.

    Additional Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in psychology (or related field) and previous clinical psychological research experience (especially with clinical subjects) is strongly preferred. You must be able to work independently and in a highly organized way with minimal supervision, but also function well as part of a team. Writing, computer skills (e.g., proficiency with EMA applications [e.g., LifeData]), and supervisory experience are highly desirable.

    Additional Information: This is a two-year, grant-funded term position, beginning o/a July 1, 2019. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Please apply at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl using job number 3096838. We request a resume, names and contact information of references, and a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the strengths you would bring to the position. Please contact Kate (kbentley@mgh.harvard.edu) with any questions.

  • ABA Instructor | The Ivymount School | Rockville, MD

    Posted: May 1, 2019

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    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.

Research Opportunities

  • Research Specialist | Princeton University | Princeton, NJ

    Posted: June 12, 2019

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    The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time lab manager in the Stigma and Social Perception Lab, under the supervision of Drs. Stacey Sinclair & Nicole Shelton. The lab conducts research using a variety of methods, including lab-­based experiments, surveys, and experience ­sampling, to study factors that influence the manifestation and consequences of prejudice. This is a one­ year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start July 15, 2019. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience. Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Contact Dr. Stacey Sinclair (ssinclr@princeton.edu) for additional questions.


    The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research, including:

    • Day ­to ­day management of a longitudinal study on the racial achievement gap in local schools, including (1) Developing materials and programming experiments, (2) Data collection, data management, and data analysis (3) Hiring, training, and supervising research staff for data collection and data entry, and (4) Managing recruitment and ongoing relations with participating schools
    • Obtaining and analyzing web scraped data
    • Recruiting participants in the Princeton community
    • Miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, manuscript and grant preparation)
    • Managing a team of undergraduate research assistants


    Essential Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, education or relevant social science field
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families
    • Be detail­-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently
    • Be able to occasionally work non­standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on subject availability
    • A valid driver’s license (eventual ability to legally drive in New Jersey)
    • The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with large, longitudinal datasets
    • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS)
    • Experience with JavaScript
    • Strong programming, statistical, or web development skills

    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


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    This is a one-year term position
  • Summer Research Assistant | Maternal and Infant Home Visiting Project | Baltimore, MD

    Posted: May 1, 2019

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    Project: Goal Plan Strategy for Home Visiting Innovations in Maryland

    The Early Childhood Services Research Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is currently recruiting a Research Assistant for the summer to help with qualitative data analysis. The purpose of this project is to evaluate a Goal Plan Strategy training and coaching intervention for home visiting staff in Maryland. The primary aim is to improve the impact of home visiting on family health and functioning by improving how home visitors work with families to create and carry out goal plans. The research assistant will assist with qualitative coding of audio recorded interactions between home visitors and supervisors and/or interviews with home visiting staff. The ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in maternal and infant health and wellbeing, home visiting, and qualitative research and analysis. Qualitative research experience and/or coursework is strongly preferred.

    Timeline: Approximately 20 hours per week beginning in May. Must be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

    Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Ciara Zagaja at czagaja1@jhu.edu.

  • Research Assistant | Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School | Providence, RI

    Posted: April 24, 2019

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    The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Research Program at Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School is seeking 1-2 full-time research assistants to work on a project investigating neural circuitry involved in cognitive and behavioral flexibility in obsessive-compulsive disorder as part of an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Center for Neuromodulation. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment and screening, data collection and management, clinical assessment, and administration of cognitive-affective assessments. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required, and previous experience with psychology research and/or psychiatric populations is preferred.

    The ideal candidate will be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within a team setting on multiple tasks. Additionally, the Research Assistant must provide own transportation between research sites. Prior experience with clinical assessment, neuroimaging, and/or neuromodulation is a plus. The position will begin in June 2019 and a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by email to Sarah Garnaat, PhD (sarah_garnaat@brown.edu) and complete an online application (http://www.carenewengland.org/careers/results.cfm).

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Garnaat, PhD (sarah_garnaat@brown.edu).