Opportunities

Below is a list of research positions, internships, and job openings that will be posted as they become available.

Diversity Science Research Experience at University of Washington

We are currently accepting applications for the Diversity Science Research Experience program at the University of Washington under the direction of Sapna Cheryan, Stephanie A. Fryberg, Cheryl Kaiser, Cynthia Levine and Kristina Olson. Our ten-week internship program (June 17 – August 23, 2018) prepares undergraduates to apply to graduate school and engage in the research process firsthand. Students will engage in parts of the research process including: conducting studies, collecting data, stimulus generation, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. All interns will receive a stipend up to $4,500 and travel reimbursement is available.

If you are interested in applying to the program please complete this online application by February 10th.

Link: http://depts.washington.edu/scdlab/lab-news/diversity-science-research-experience/

You may direct your questions to Kayla Lewis at kdlewis3@uw.edu

Kayla Deanna Lewis

Lab Manager

Social Cognitive Development Lab

University of Washington

Phone: (206) 685-1310

Email: kdlewis3@uw.edu

Social Cognitive Development Lab Website

Exciting Summer Internship Opportunities in Vermont and Wisconsin at Camp Akeela

My name is Kevin Trimble and I am an Assistant Director of Camp Akeela, a traditional summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disorder. We are entering our hiring season and are looking for energetic young people to work with us at camp this summer. I'm hoping the internship opportunities we offer may be of interest to you!

I have attached a flyer that provides you more details about our community and the positions we have available. We believe this is a wonderful opportunity for you to get hands-on experience working in a residential setting with children on the autism spectrum.

Please let me know if you'd like to learn more about Akeela as well. You can refer to our website at www.campakeela.com, or I can be reached by phone at (866) 680-4744 or by email at kevin@campakeela.com.

Thank you,

Kevin Trimble

Camp Akeela

Assistant Director

(866) 680-4744

 

Paperwork Due January 15, 2019 for Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism at Yale Child Study Center

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA)  is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2019.

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving translational technologies in developmental and clinical research settings. The primary experience will be in the development, implementation, and analysis of cutting-edge experimental methods that advance the science of human social-cognitive development and support the detection, evaluation, and treatment of autism and other developmental disorders. The fellow will receive training in development of novel behavioral, eye-tracking, and psychophysiological sensing technologies, as well as the design of novel experimental paradigms.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 25, 2019.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism

may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at sanalab@yale.edu.

Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale 2019 Summer Internship

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

Dates: June 3- August 9, 2019

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2019 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

UVA Cognitive Aging Lab Paid Research Assistant Positions  Available for Summer 2019

Are you interested in the process of cognitive aging? Do you want fulfilling research and professional experience working with diverse populations? If so, you should apply to be a research assistant at the Cognitive Aging Lab for the Summer of 2019!

Our lab investigates adult age-related cognitive differences. Participants' ages range from 18 to 100. Our participants come in for three 2-hour sessions to complete a number of different cognitive and memory tasks. Research assistants are responsible for administering the tasks to participants, scoring data, entering data, and scheduling participants. We are looking for personable, patient, and mature RA's who are seeking a challenging yet rewarding lab experience. RA's are asked to work 35 hours per week, for which they will be paid $12 per hour. We also have some spring semester opportunities for RAs to work in the lab as early as March 1st, but all RAs will need to commit to 4-5 hours of training this semester. The lab is located on Millmont Street (behind Barracks Road Shopping Center), so RA's must be able to provide reliable transportation.

If you are interested in this opportunity, email Jessica Pham at cogage@gmail.com to request an application! For more information, visit www.mentalaging.com

2019 Research Fellowship Opportunities in Social Developmental Neuroscience in Atlanta

MedicineThe Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and they are 2 years in duration. Visit http://marcus.org/fellowship

Summer 2019 Internship Program Applications for Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Due Feb. 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2019 will be the 14th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, July 31, and will be full time. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources.

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cEpVfU09YzMqTOej1including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: (https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-internship-2019-application.pdf).

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title. 

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/  or on our Summer Internship FAQ page: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship-faq/

Alexis Smith, Lab Manager alexis.smith@jhu.edu

(410) 516-6075