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Jun 29, 2016

Great research assistant opportunity for recent grad! Brain Assessment Lab with the Uniformed Services University!

Research Assistant 
Brain Assessment Research Lab at Fort Belvoir, VA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, has an opening for a Research Assistant at our location at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Description: The lab seeks an energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and dedicated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as a Research Assistant on a clinical research project at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. This work is part of a large, multi-site, longitudinal study of U.S. veterans and active duty service members previously deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project involves assessment of brain function in service members who have sustained mild traumatic brain injury and healthy controls. The primary measures are event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and EEG. Neurocognitive and neuroimaging measures as well as chronic behavioral sequelae and comorbidities are also measured.

-Patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing
-Electrophysiological Testing
-Data processing, entry, and analysis
-Maintaining databases and files
-Word processing and preparation of figures and slides
-Other duties in support of research projects.
-Assistance in preparation of manuscripts and presentations may also be required.

-An excellent academic record and research experience
-English fluency
-Bachelor's or Master’s degree
-Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, R) are highly desirable.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently is essential.
-Weekend work and flexible scheduling may be required occasionally.
-Occasional meetings at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD may be required.
-Access to a car and a valid driver’s license are mandatory.

How To Apply:
This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research before going on to graduate school in psychology or medical school. The position is open and will be filled as soon as possible. A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to Dr. Connie C. Duncan at and Larissa Yashko at

Jun 22, 2016

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!

Bored This Summer? There is Still Time to Sign up for a Summer Course!
There are still open seats in these 4 psychology courses for the second summer session beginning July 11th! 

PSYC300: Research Methods in Psychology (hybrid)
PSYC334: Interpersonal Relationships (online)
PSYC336: Psychology of Women (classroom)
PSYC341: Memory and Cognition (classroom)
PSYC432: Counseling Psychology (hybrid)

Review the course schedule here, and consider signing up today!

Law School Application Process Seminar for students from under-represented groups! Howard University, Washington D.C.!

CLEO 2016 Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) Prelaw Seminar
Howard University
Washington, DC
July 16 & 17, 2016 Registration Deadline 7/1/16

Goal: To prepare talented, motivated, yet under-represented students to successfully gain admission

Overview: The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school.
to and succeed in law school.

The ASAP curriculum seminar includes the following sessions:
Selecting a law school
Drafting an effective personal statement
Choosing sources for letters of recommendations
Preparation strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process
The significance of the early application process offered by many law schools
Debt management and developing credit worthiness
Common errors committed by law school applicants

Note: Travel and accommodations are not covered for regional events.

Provides a head start on the law school admissions process
Establishes mentoring relationships with CLEO students in law school
Nominal fee
Meals provided
Opportunity to network with Attitude Is Essential (AIE) participants from around the country
An opportunity you don't want to miss

Targeted Students:
ASAP is open to college juniors and seniors, as well as post-graduates.

Jun 21, 2016

LGBT Equity Scholarship! Application Deadline July 1!

LGBT Equity Scholarship 
Deadline: July 1, 2016

The LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund. For 2016, there will be two $1,500 awards. Recipients must be full-time students at the University of Maryland, College Park, who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people. Financial need is not a requirement for the scholarship, but may be taken into consideration.

How To Apply:  
Submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship. You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation.

What type of unofficial transcript should you submit for the LGBT Equity Scholarship? If you were:

-Admitted to University for Fall 2016 as a first-time Freshmen – Submit your unofficial high school transcript.
-Admitted to the University for Fall 2016 as a transfer student – Submit your unofficial college transcript(s) listing all courses you have completed.
-Enrolled at the University for Spring 2016 – Submit your unofficial University of Maryland transcript.

The deadline to submit LGBT Equity Scholarship materials is July 1, 2016. You may submit your completed application materials to with "LGBT Equity Scholarship" as the subject. Please direct any questions to the LGBT Equity Center at 301-405-8720 or email

Female Austism Aide! Starts June 27th!

Female Autism Aide
June 27-August 5
8:30 am-3:30 pm
$2400 plus gas stipend

Shadowing a sweet and wonderful teenage girl with autism this summer. Our daughter is non-verbal, but we have in recent years realized her amazing capabilities through her use of a letter board.

Your job will be to be as flexible as possible, working with her on personal training goals, other motor therapy goals, accompanying her to a DAY CAMP, and more. You will always receive training, but also must be able to think on your feet and problem solve.

A positive, outgoing and kind personality. A belief in every person's potential. An interest and willingness to learn new skills. A reliable car that you are willing to transport her in. You must be able to be on time and DEPENDABLE.

How To Apply:
Please e-mail for more information. Three non-personal references required.  Skype interviews to be conducted week of 6/20.

Jun 17, 2016

Black Males Needed for Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions!

Black Males Needed for Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences
Teamwork and Innovation

The Organizational Psychology lab is looking for Black male undergraduate research assistants to primarily aid in running a lab study, collecting data and interacting with participants. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our lab for class credit. The goal of the research project is to better understand how teams are able to make make innovative decisions. In addition to gaining the experience of working in a lab, research assistants will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students from different fields of psychology and gain insight into applying to graduate school.

- 6-9 hour per week commitment
- Conduct a laboratory study with undergraduate participants

- Psychology major preferred, though not requirement
-No Lab Experience Necessary

How To Apply:
Applicants should email the graduate student in charge of the study, Brandon Crosby at with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the summer and how many hours per week you can work.

Jun 16, 2016

Paid PSYC 221 Teaching Assistant Position for Fall 2016!

The Department of Psychology has a paid position to support one of its Social Psychology (PSYC 221-FC01) courses for the Fall 2016 semester.

Responsibilities include:
-Online grading of regular writing assignments, exams, and a final paper
-Managing some aspects of the course website and administration
-Holding regular office hours to assist students with course content

Eligibility Requirements:
-Must have already graduated with a B.A. or B.S. from UMD
-Must have taken PSYC 221 (ideally with Dr. Selterman) and earned at least a B+
-Must be available to hold regular office hours on campus during the Fall 2016 semester (1-2 hours per week)
-TA does not necessarily need to attend all of the class meetings (Tu/Th 6:00pm - 7:15pm), but must be available on selected days at that time.
-Technical proficiency with common software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Canvas).
-Have completed training on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (
-Previous teaching assistant experience desired but not required. Competitive applicants are well-organized, highly reliable with independently managed schedules and have strong professional communication skills.

The position is a Contingent 1 contract for up to 10 hours per week for the Fall 2016 term. Compensation is estimated to be $10.25 per hour and will not exceed a total of $1,537 USD (150 hours). The position starts August 29th and ends December 20th.

How to apply:
Send an email to Dr. Selterman describing your interests, qualifications and availability. Best consideration will be given to those that apply prior to Friday, July 8th, 2016. Please send your application materials (e.g., cover letter, resume/CV, transcript) as one single PDF document.

Jun 15, 2016

Gain crisis intervention and suicide prevention experience as a Montgomery County Hotline Intern/Volunteer! Next training begins July 12th so act now!

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Montgomery County Hotline

Next Training Class begins July 12th
Following Training Class begins September 10th

Hotline Program Description:

Hotline Volunteer Application:

The Montgomery County Hotline is seeking interested students for internship and volunteer opportunities. The MC
Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service that provides telephone supportive listening, facilitation of problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. Trained volunteers and interns answer calls for the Montgomery County Hotline, Youth Crisis Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents.

Volunteers and interns are required to attend a training that is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology.  A time commitment is required.

The Hotline is a great way to gain experience in the helping field and give back to the community. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others!

The next training will begin July 12th and will end August 18th. The MC Hotline has another class starting on September 10th and ends on October 19th. For more information and to receive an application please contact Victoria Layfield at (301) 424-0656 ext.516or email at

The MC Hotline is a program of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit

Jun 8, 2016

Still seeking a summer research assistant position? Consider applying to the Organizational Psychology Lab!

Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences
Teamwork and Innovation

The Organizational Psychology lab is looking for several undergraduate research assistants to
primarily aid in running a lab study, collecting data and interacting with participants. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our lab for class credit. The goal of the research project is to better understand how teams are able to make make innovative decisions. In addition to gaining the experience of working in a lab, research assistants will have the opportunity to interact with graduate students from different fields of psychology and gain insight into applying to graduate school.

- 6-9 hour per week commitment
- Conduct a laboratory study with undergraduate participants

- Psychology major preferred, though not requirement
-No Lab Experience Necessary

How To Apply: 
Applicants should email the graduate student in charge of the study, Brandon Crosby at with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the summer and how many hours per week you can work.

Child Stress and Emotions Lab Research Assistant position!

Research Assistant Position
Child Stress and Emotions Lab

The Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory (CSEL) in the Department of Psychology is seeking
talented and motivated undergraduate research assistants. You will assist in entering data from a preschool daily mood study. Undergraduate Research Assistants in the CSEL lab: - Engage in research on young children - Receive supervised training in a research laboratory - Learn about child psychopathology - Receive advice regarding graduate school and careers in psychology - Earn course credit. Responsibilities & Benefits: -Minimum 2 semester commitment (Summer 2016-Fall 2016).


-Data Entry
-Data Checking

Minimum 3.0 GPA
Previous research experience preferred
Experience with SPSS preferred

How To Apply:
To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Katherine Leppert - along with summer availability.

Jun 3, 2016

New Paid PSYC Undergraduate Job Opportunity! PREP Peer Mentor!

PSYC Undergraduate Job Opportunity-PAID 
Application Deadline: Monday, June 20 at 5:00pm
Position: PREP Peer Mentor

What is the PREP program?
The Psychology Research Empowerment Program (PREP) is a new program set to launch in Fall 2016. The overarching purpose of the PREP program is to better prepare underrepresented minority undergraduate students for graduate education in psychology. PREP will engage students in research in their first year in college, facilitate positive relationships between minority students, faculty, advisors, and peers, and to prepare minority students to pursue doctoral level education.

PREP Peer Mentor Job Description:
The Department of Psychology is seeking two undergraduate psychology students to work with the Office of Undergraduate Studies staff this summer and for the 2016-2017 academic school year to help create and launch the PREP Program. Peer Mentors will gain experience and skills in program development, course development, teaching, mentoring, and research. Specifically, PREP Peer Mentors will work approximately 5 hours per week beginning in July and ending May 20, 2017:

-Develop recruitment materials for the PREP program
-Help recruit students for the PREP program
-Serve as a Peer Mentor for PREP students
-Work closely with PSYC advisors to create advising tools for the PREP program
-Lead orientation sessions for new Psychology students enrolled in the PREP program
-Assist with research assessing the benefits of the PREP program
-Work as an undergraduate teaching assistant for a one-credit PREP course in the Spring semester
-Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
- Psychology major
- Will be a sophomore or junior in Fall 2016
- Record of strong academic performance (cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0)
- Must be available to begin in Summer 2016 and work approximately 5 hours per week.

Who Should Apply:
Students who are a good fit for this position enjoy interacting with others and demonstrate cross-cultural competence, leadership skills, and an strong interpersonal skills. Maturity and professionalism in written and oral communication are essential, as is the ability to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion. Task requirements often require proficiency in Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, and SPSS, so preference will be extended to those who can demonstrate their expertise or the ability to learn technical programs quickly. Ideal matches are students who creative, innovative, and highly involved in the PSYC program or on campus (research, teaching, student organizations, internships, service, etc.).

How to Apply:
- Please compile your professional Cover Letter and Resume into a single PDF document.
- Attach the file to an email and send it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, Dr. Salahuddin at Subject line should read: PREP Peer Mentor Application
- Your cover letter should discuss your interest in the position and why you believe you would be a good fit.
- Your resume should highlight your academic and professional experiences.

A committee of staff and students will review applications and contact applicants by the end of June.

Jun 2, 2016

Research Assistant positions with the Early Childhood Interaction Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
ECI Lab RA Announcement

The Director of the ECI Lab, Dr. Geetha Ramani, is seeking bright and motivated students to assist in
the lab starting immediately this summer and preferably continuing through the fall. Research in the ECI Lab focuses on understanding how young children's social interactions with peers and adults influences cognitive development. The lab specifically studies how play and informal learning activities promote children’s thinking in mathematics and problem solving. For more information about the lab, please visit the website:

-Conduct interviews with children
-Data entry
-Recruitment of project participants
-Transcribing interactions between adults and children
-Behavioral coding of children playing
-Behavioral coding of children playing

-Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
-Preference will be given to students who make a two semester commitment to working in the lab

How To Apply:
Interested students should complete the application found on the ECI lab website: Please send the application, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to, Dr. Geetha Ramani, 

Jun 1, 2016

PSYC BS Math Requirement Change! MATH 220 can now fulfill BS math requirement!

Exciting news! Math requirements for the BS in Psychology have changed! Students now have the option of taking either MATH220 or MATH130* or MATH140 to satisfy the requirements for the BS. Please visit the Psychology website for more information on degree requirements, and contact the Psychology Advising Office if you would like to discuss which option is better for you ( (Note: MATH130 is restricted to Biological Sciences majors only).

May 31, 2016

Interested in gaining hands-on research experience this summer? Consider the Family Involvement Lab!

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for the summer.

Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab project Baby Books 2, which is an intervention for low income mothers, fathers, & young children. The goal of the study is to understand the reading practices of these mothers’ & fathers.

Research assistants will participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. Effective communication skills and a passion for working with families with young children is required. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences. Depending on interest & skill-level, there will be opportunities to write honors theses and participate in papers for publication.

How To Apply:
Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns and For additional information on our lab, see our website at

Full-Time Research Assistant positions with the USUHS Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology!

Full-Time Research Assistant Positions 
Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is accepting applications for several full-time Research Assistant positions. Research Assistants will be expected to provide support on a number of military suicide prevention studies.

Research Assistants receive training and supervision in a number of psychological health topics including randomized controlled trials methodology, suicide prevention, and military mental health. They are also given the option to work on an independent project, in accordance with the objectives of current studies, while under the supervision of multiple doctoral level researchers and the Lab Director, Dr. Holloway. This is a unique opportunity that will provide outstanding research work experience in preparation for graduate and/or medical training. 

-Participant recruitment, screening, and consenting at several inpatient military and VA psychiatric settings
-Delivery of follow-up research case management services
-Data entry
-Preparation of Institutional Review Board documents, literature reviews, and other research support as needed.

-A flexible schedule of afternoon, evening, and/or weekend coverage.
-Travel between the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and the Washington DC VA Medical Center will be required
-Applicants must have personal transportation to travel to these sites.
-Master’s degree in psychology, public health, and/or related field is preferred but we will consider exceptionally strong Bachelor’s level applicants.
-Attention to detail, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, critical thinking skills, prior experience in a research environment, interest in suicide prevention research, and a strong commitment to the care of military and VA patients with mental health conditions.

How To Apply:
Application review will begin immediately. Please send the following via email to Dr. Marjan Holloway, Director, Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior, (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) name, position, and contact information for two academic/professional references. A writing sample may also be submitted. Information for the work currently performed in the lab is provided at

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.