Psychology Job Wiki 2023: Predocs

This page is an extension of the Psychology Job Wiki for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please post all predoctoral positions (lab managers, paid research assistants, etc.) on this page instead of on the main wiki page.

Open Research Associate Position for UCLA Autism Studies The Sensory, Cognitive, and Affective Neurodevelopment (SCAN) lab at UCLA is seeking a study coordinator (Staff Research Associate; SRA) to work on multiple studies of infants, children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PI: Dr. Shulamite Green). The SRA in this position will work across multiple MRI studies but will primarily be taking the lead on a new study of sensory processing across the autism spectrum which will include children who may have limited verbal skills or intellectual disability. Therefore, experience working with children with developmental disabilities, particularly those who are more severely affected, is highly preferred. We are seeking independent, highly motivated candidates to coordinate participant screening, recruitment, data collection (including acquisition of MRI data as well as behavioral and psychophysiological data), and data management. The SRA will also assist with preparing IRB correspondence, grants and publications, as well as training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Prior background in psychology/neuroscience is required; experience with neuroimaging methods, particularly fMRI, and physiological methods such as heart rate and skin conductance acquisition and analysis is preferred but not necessary. A minimum 2-year commitment is required and candidates who can start by or before June 2024 will receive priority consideration. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, transcripts (unofficial is ok), and name and contact information of three references to Dr. Shulamite Green (ude.alcu|etimaluhs#ude.alcu|etimaluhs).

Required: B.A./B.S. in Psychology /Neuroscience or related fields (e.g., Psychobiology), Demonstrated capacity to work independently with minimal supervision as well as ability to work collaboratively in a team, Ability to assess situations and problem-solve using own judgment, Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with other researchers, staff, students, and PIs, as well as with research participants and their parents, Experience interacting with infants, children and/or adolescents, Experience with computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred: Experience working with children with developmental disabilities, Experience coordinating research studies with vulnerable/clinical populations, Experience collecting and/or analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI, or genetic data, Ability to multi-task and work in parallel on multiple projects, Knowledge of graphics programs (e.g., PhotoShop) and statistical software (e.g., SysStat, SPSS), Knowledge of UNIX operating system and MRI analysis software (e.g., FSL, AFNI), Experience with R, Matlab, or other programming systems

Applicants of any race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status are encouraged to apply. In particular, as part of UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), we are deeply committed to reducing racial disparities and other inequities in autism diagnosis, treatment, and participation in research, and acknowledge our responsibility to create a system of equity, increased diversity, and inclusion within our labs and research programs. CART’s full commitment to anti-racism statement can be found here: https://www.semel.ucla.edu/autism/news/carts-commitment-anti-racism.

Research Coordinator at Florida State University The Gratton Lab, located in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Florida State University (PI: Caterina Gratton, PhD) is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator and Research Tech to start as early June 1st through Fall 2024. Research in the lab uses functional neuroimaging to understand brain networks and how they contribute to goal directed behavior. We pursue these questions using rest and task fMRI, through data-driven approached and computation modeling, in combination with other methods (behavioral, lifespan datasets, tms). Responsibilities include data collection and analysis. This position is great for someone looking to get more experience before graduate school.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to ude.usf|nottargc#ude.usf|nottargc (https://twitter.com/GrattonCaterina/status/1753129109159583784).

EAT Lab at University of Louisville — Dr. Levinson, the Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) lab at the University of Louisville (UofL) is hiring Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Assistant Professor, And Research Coordinator (louisvilleeatlab.com)

1-Clinical-Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorder Research

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral fellow to start Summer-Fall 2024 (start date is flexible) to work on several National Institute of Mental Health supported randomized controlled trials for eating disorders. This position is 100% research, including clinical research, and provides a unique opportunity to be involved with one of the first randomized controlled trials using idiographic methods to personalize psychotherapy and digital randomized controlled trials of exposure therapy. This position will involve supervising clinical trial protocols, research coordinators, and graduate students, learning how to implement and utilize idiographic analyses to select treatment targets, learning how to adapt exposure protocols for digital implementation, working on grant proposals and publications, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with data preparation and analysis, and working with a large interdisciplinary team both at UofL and with cross-site collaborators. The post-doctoral fellow will work very closely with Dr. Levinson on a day to day basis. Supervision towards licensure is available if needed.
Opportunities for involvement in grants, including mentored grants, publications, and presentations at national conferences are plentiful and highly encouraged. Teaching opportunities are available if desired. Additional clinical opportunities and supervision are also available. This position is renewable for up to three years and preference will be given to a post-doc who can commit to at least two years. Minimum experience is a doctorate in psychology, counseling, engineering, biostatistics, neuroscience, or any other related field. This post-doctoral fellowship will help propel the fellow into a tenure-track or research faculty position. More information about the lab here: www.louisvilleeatlab.com
To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Dr. Levinson at ude.ellivsiuol|nosnivel.irehc#ude.ellivsiuol|nosnivel.irehc. Application deadline is rolling with an expected start date sometime in Summer or Fall of 2024, depending on fellow’s schedule.

3-Research Assistant Professor/Research Scientist

This PhD-level, research-track (non-tenure track) faculty member will work closely with Dr. Levinson to expand our lab's scientific portfolio by collaboratively writing grants, leading and co-leading intervention, intensive longitudinal data, implementation, and technology development projects aligned with the lab's mission and contributing to mentorship of students and staff. This position will have guaranteed funding as a Research Assistant Professor for up to 2 years; after that, contingent on funding, support would come from a combination of grants and contracts within the lab (we have a wide variety of ongoing support sources for our team members, including traditional federal grants from NIH, NSF, and contracts with foundation, industry, and nonprofit partners). It is also possible to write independent grants such as a K award. Teaching and clinical work is available as desired.
The Research Assistant Professor position would be an excellent fit for a mission-driven, team-oriented, experienced clinical scientist who may not want to independently direct and manage a research lab as sole PI, but is excited about taking on a collaborative leadership role to propel our lab's scientific mission, primarily by serving as PI, MPI or Co-I on grant submissions and large-scale projects. The start date is negotiable (ideally between spring 2023 and fall 2024), and the position would be hybrid, with some time working in-person at our lab in Louisville. Possibility for remote work can be considered.
Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter (describing your interest and fit for the position, as well as how you intend to apply your expertise and experiences to forwarding the lab's mission) directly to me (ude.ellivsiuol|nosniveL.irehc#ude.ellivsiuol|nosniveL.irehc). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about this opportunity.

4-Full-time Study Coordinator

Dr. Levinson and Dr. Sara Bufferd, Director of the Child Anxiety and Mood Lab at the University of Louisville (UofL) are hiring a full-time research coordinator. The position will involve working with child participants on a longitudinal NIH funded study collecting longitudinal data on early childhood risk factors for eating disorders in female children ages 6-12. This position will involve working with parents and children, conducting diagnostic, behavioral, and psychophysiological assessments, assisting with data collection and preparation, assisting with institutional review board protocols, and working with a large interdisciplinary team at UofL. Evening and weekend hours will be needed to accommodate parents’ and children’s schedule. The study coordinator will work very closely with Drs. Bufferd and Levinson and their teams on a day-to-day basis.
Opportunities for involvement in publications and presentations at national conferences are available. Minimum experience is a bachelors’ degree in psychology, education, or a related field. Research experience is a must. This position is ideal for someone wanting to go to graduate school in a health-related field. This is a 2-year position with potential for 5 years depending on funding and performance.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter, and names and contact for 3 references to Dr. Levinson at ude.ellivsiuol|nosnivel.irehc#ude.ellivsiuol|nosnivel.irehc and CC ude.ellivsiuol|ybmurc.amme#ude.ellivsiuol|ybmurc.amme. More information on the EAT lab here: www.louisvilleeatlab.com.
More information on the Child Anxiety and Mood Lab here: uoflcamlab.com Deadline is rolling and will end when the position is filled. Start date is negotiable.

McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School - Full-Time Position at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC), one of the largest brain tissue repositories in the country, is looking for a qualified candidates for Research Assistant (RA) and Research Specialist (RS) positions. The HBTRC is part of the NIH NeuroBioBank. Its mission is to facilitate research on the human brain and on brain disorders by acquiring, storing, and distributing specimens and related tissue samples to investigators. The HBTRC works as a highly collaborative team, both within the HBTRC and with other tissue repositories that are part of the NeuroBioBank. The HBTRC is seeking a scientifically minded researcher with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to join our team. The RA/RS will, under general supervision, assist in facilitating research on human brain disorders. This role will include dissections of human brains, extraction of clinical information from medical records, and coordinating the logistics of acquiring brain donations. In addition, donation coordination will be performed remotely (off-hours – 10 weeks/year) which will involve interacting with donors’ families, obtaining informed consent, arranging for removal, shipment, and dissection of the specimens. Applicants should have a strong interest in preclinical as well as translational neuroscience. For questions, please reach out to Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD: ude.dravrah.naelcm|legnelkt#ude.dravrah.naelcm|legnelkt

Children's National Hospital Division of Neuropsychology
The Division of Neuropsychology is looking to hire full-time or part-time research assistants for two research concentrations: 1) Autism and gender/gender diversity and 2) Youth and young adults with differences of sex development/Intersex identities. Responsibilities include clinical assessment, interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and IRB protocol management. A Bachelor of Science/Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and children is strongly recommended. Previous experiences with autism, gender diversity, and/or developmental conditions is highly desirable. These positions provide valuable clinical and research experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine. For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.

Baylor University Full-time Research Coordinator position in the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition (SNAC) Laboratory. Research involves polysomnography, fMRI, cognitive and educational outcomes, and sleep interventions; contact ude.rolyab|nillucs_leahcim#ude.rolyab|nillucs_leahcim with CV to inquire; review begins immediately.

Berkeley Well-Being Institute (Part-time science writers needed; see job ad)

Boston University Full-time Project Coordinator Position. The BASE Lab is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to work on a NIMH-funded study examining risk factors for psychopathology. job ad

Boston University/National Center for PTSD/VA Boston (Project Director- VA funded MERIT award on an electrophysiological predictor of SSRI response; PI: Suzanne Pineles. This position is now open to candidates with PhD or masters degree in clinical psychology or related field. Candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Pineles (vog.av|selenip.ennazus#vog.av|selenip.ennazus). [https://istss-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobs/view/postdoctoral-project-director/61393413/]

Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital Full-time Clinical Research Assistant position with Dr. Laura Stroud and the BAMBAM Lab team. The Research Assistant will be primarily responsible for conducting clinical interviews and processing various biospecimens for NIH-funded longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant neurobehavior; contact gro.napsefiL|regnaleBN#gro.napsefiL|regnaleBN to inquire; review begins immediately.

Georiga State University Research Coordinator Georgia State University's Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development in the School of Public Health is seeking a Sponsor Funded Research Coordinator-I for the Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) Lab. The Research Coordinator will work primarily on coordinating data collection for federally-funded projects to prevent alcohol use and sexual violence with a focus on health equity. Current grants focus on LGBTQIA+ young adults, military personnel, and college students. Research Coordinators will have dedicated time to scholarly activities to advance their career or to prepare for graduate school applications. Our goal is to identify highly organized individuals with a growth mindset to join our team! Minimum hiring qualifications include a bachelor's degree in the assigned research area; or a combination of education and experience. The ASAP Lab is located on GSU's downtown campus in Atlanta, GA. To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Amanda Gilmore (ude.usg|21eromliga#ude.usg|21eromliga) and Dr. Nicole Mullican (ude.usg|nacillumk#ude.usg|nacillumk).

Massachusetts General Hospital We are currently looking to hire 2 full-time clinical research coordinators (start date summer 2024) to join us at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and assist with NIMH- and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. A primary interest in suicide and depression research is not required for these positions. Rather, we seek candidates with the character and potential to excel in our lab and beyond, regardless of their specific clinical research interests.Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth (see RF1MH120830, R01MH124899, R01MH115905, K23MH126168). Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231, YIG-1-020-20). An additional study aims to examine how parent-child stress interactions may be associated with or protect against suicide risk in adolescents using automatic sensing of acoustic and visual behaviors (R21MH130767). Our most recently funded NIMH study NIMH aims to develop machine learning algorithms with electronic health record data for the prospective prediction of suicide risk among racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority youth. The research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.More information about the clinical research coordinator positions and the professional development opportunities we provide are detailed here and you can find the link to apply here: https://www.moodandbehaviorlab.org/crc-application.

Massachusetts General Hospital Full-time Research Assistant will work on an NIH-funded study using effective connectivity and neural decoding of MEG/EEG/MRI data to understand phonological representation and the mechanisms that produce linguistic constraints in non-clinical populations. job ad; lab website; please contact the PI (ude.dravrah.hgm.xileh|wog#ude.dravrah.hgm.xileh|wog) for informal inquiries.

Montclair State University & Kessler Foundation, NJ (Full-time Research Assistant for fMRI study aimed at understanding memory impairment in traumatic brain injury with Drs. Joshua Sandry and Ekaterina Dobryakova. Review begins immediately)

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Center for Biobehavioral Health (Full-time Research Assistants and Clinical Research Coordinators). The Center for Biobehavioral Health is hiring for RAs and CRCs to begin in late spring/early summer 2024. Questions may be directed to gro.snerdlihcediwnoitan|selraE.yasdniL#gro.snerdlihcediwnoitan|selraE.yasdniL. [https://redcap.nchri.org/surveys/?s=W3YNF9WHNFCYYEMY]

University of Notre Dame, Suicide Prevention Initiative, Notre Dame, IN Full time Program Coordinator position in the Notre Dame Suicide Prevention Initiative. Further details can be found at https://jobs.nd.edu/hr/postings/26047. External applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three people who can provide references upon request. For questions, please contact Ted Beauchaine (ude.dn|ahcuaebt#ude.dn|ahcuaebt), Director of Child and Adolescent Services, or Brooke Ammerman (ude.dn|1mremmab#ude.dn|1mremmab), Director of Adult Services.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Full time research assistant needed to join the Sheffield Lab (https://www.vumc.org/sheffield-lab/) within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. In particular, the research assistant with help conduct a randomized-clinical trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a longitudinal study of delusions. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols. The research assistant will be an integral part of the study team, will regularly attend clinical meetings and will assist with recruitment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the development of IRBs, database management, analysis of behavioral and brain imaging data, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable. Training in clinical interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: gro.cmuv|dleiffehs.ailuJ#gro.cmuv|dleiffehs.ailuJ

Yale University The Computational Clinical Science Lab at Yale, directed by Shirley Wang, is hiring a full-time post-baccalaureate Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to begin in Summer 2024. Our lab aims to advance the understanding, prediction, and prevention of suicide, nonsuicidal self-injury, and eating disorders. We integrate methods from across the clinical and computational sciences, including machine learning, mathematical modeling, and real-time monitoring (e.g., via smartphones and wearable biosensors). The lab is opening in July 2024 and will be located in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, which provides an excellent research and training environment. For more information and how to apply, please visit our website: https://ccslab.yale.edu/.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License