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Aug 29, 2016

Paid part-time research assistant positions with the Center for Early Childhood Educaton and Intervention (CECEI)!

CECEI
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Part-time Research Assistant Positions
 
CECEI (The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention) is seeking several undergraduate and graduate research assistants to collect language and achievement data from preschoolers during September and October of this year. Children will be tested in preschool classrooms in several schools in Baltimore, MD. For best consideration, please send a resume with the names and contact information for 3 references to cecei@umd.edu by September 7, 2016.

Grand Lab Organizational Psychology Research Assistant positions still available!

Grand Lab Organizational Psychology
Research Assistant Positions
https://psyc.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Grand/James

Description:
The Grand Lab, directed by Dr. James Grand, is seeking motivated undergraduate students for the '16-17' school year to work as research assistants throughout the year. Research assistants will work in various capacities on a number of ongoing and developing research projects. The lab works specifically on projects in organizational psychology focusing on topic areas such as decision making, computational modeling, teams, and leadership. For more information on the type of research the lab conducts see https://psyc.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Grand/James Previous experience is not required. 

Responsibilities:
-Participant Recruitment
-4-8 hours per week
-Data Entry, Coding, and Management
-Subject Testing
-Attend Bi-Weekly lab meetings

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Works well with other students
-Organizational Skills
-Willingness to learn new skills and gain research experience

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume to Benjamin Levine at brlevine@umd.edu. Interviews will be conducted until all available positions have been filled.

Don't wait till problems arise! Get your fall classes off to a successful start with Learning Assistant Service!

Learning Assistant Service (LAS)
Fall 2016 Academic Development Resources and Programs

Academic Success Workshops
http://go.umd.edu/academicsuccessfall2016 

Guided Study Sessions
http://go.umd.edu/guidedstudyfall2016

Learning Strategies Courses
http://go.umd.edu/learningstrategiesfall2016 

Math Learning Program
http://go.umd.edu/mathlearningfall2016

Study Skills Tables
http://go.umd.edu/studyskillstablesfall2016 

Shadowing Aide position for Silver Spring Preschool Child!

Shadowing Aide Position 
Silver Spring, MD

Position Description: Caring and energetic individual needed to work as a Shadowing Aide for a 3.5 year old boy at a private Silver Spring Preschool. Child is bright but possesses anxiety and behavioral issues.30 hours per week minimum.

Employment Start Date:
Week of August 29, 2016. Length of employment is at least 1 month, but may be substantially longer.

Specialized Qualifications: Persons with training in preschool setting related to children with special needs and especially behavior issues would be ideal, but someone with the right personality and strong emotional skills could also be a good fit.

Compensation:
$10-$15/hour, depending on the person’s qualifications.

Interested individuals should contact Rachael (rachaelabelson@gmail.com) and include information about your qualifications/experience.

Early Child Interaction Lab Research Assistant positions!

Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
The Early Childhood Interaction Lab is located within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. The director of the lab is Dr. Geetha Ramani. Research in the Early Childhood Interaction 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. Some of the specific areas that are studied include: 1) how games can promote young children’s math abilities; 2) parental communication to their children about numbers and problem-solving strategies; and 3) how play with peers can influence children’s problem-solving skills. 

Responsibilities:
-Conduct interviews with children
-Data Entry
-Transcribing interactions between adults and children
-Behavioral coding of children playing
-Prepare materials for visits

Qualifications:
-Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
-Preference to those who have worked with children

How To Apply:
Interested students should complete an application found on our website (www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/Ramani) and send it to: ecilab.umd.@gmail.com. Also, please indicate when you would be able to start, your available hours, and whether you have access to a car. 

Aug 26, 2016

It's not too late to secure a fall research assistant position! Apply to the Cross-Cultural Lab today!

Cross-Cultural Lab
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
The Cross-Cultural Lab is searching for highly motivated research assistants interested in acquiring hands-on research experience in cross-cultural psychology. The Lab is currently conducting studies investigating the role of social class on behavior and cognition amongst adults and children. Specifically, the Cross-Cultural Lab is interested in bringing on individuals who have experience and/or interest in developmental psychology and working with children as well as those who are interested in working with adults. Research assistants will be trained in high-level research skills and gain experience recruiting and coordinating participants, running experimental studies, and assisting with data entry and analysis. Overall, these positions offer a great learning opportunity for undergraduates who have a strong academic background and a passion for psychology. Research assistants will also have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings where they may develop personal research skills, and get feedback on personal goals and postgraduate applications.

Responsibilities:
-Minimum 8 hours per week
-Minimum one semester recruitment
-Assist with recruitment and coordination of child and adult participants
-Assist with running experimental studies
-Potential weekend data collection for developmental studies
-Assist with coding, data entry, and data analysis

Qualifications:
-Highly motivated
-Detail oriented
-Good interpersonal skills
-Minimum 3.2 GPA

How To Apply:
Email resume/CV and unofficial transcript to jesserh@umd.edu 

Aug 25, 2016

Study Abroad Fair Thursday, September 8th 3 pm-7 pm STAMP Grand Ballroom!

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 8th - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP

Facebook event: http://ter.ps/eafairfa16

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program.

Thursday, September 8th
3PM – 7PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp.
Educationabroad@umd.edu, 301-314-7746

Aug 24, 2016

Still in search of a research assistant position for fall? Consider the Motivated Cognition Lab!

Motivated Cognition Lab
Fall 2016 Research Assistant Positions 
http://go.umd.edu/motivatedcognitionlabRAapp 

Description:
The Motivated Cognition Lab is recruiting hardworking undergraduates with enthusiasm for psychological research. The lab is hiring 2-4 new research assistants for the fall semester. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of research design and experimentation. Research assistant tasks involve running experiments, preparing study materials, managing participant scheduling, and conducting literature reviews. Preference will be given to those candidates with previous experience in social psychology (i.e., those who have taken psychology classes or have some prior lab experience). The Lab is able to offer up to 3 course credits for the RA position. You can learn more about the Motivated Cognition Lab and its research at http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~hannahk/Research.html

Responsibilities:
-Recruiting participants
-Running experiments
-Literature reviews
-Some Data Entry

Qualifications:
-Enthusiasm
-Eagerness to Learn
-Interest in Psychological Research

How To Apply:
Please complete the Ra Application at this link:  http://go.umd.edu/motivatedcognitionlabRAapp  and email application to Maxim Milyavsky at mmilyavsky@gmail.com

Aug 23, 2016

Study the effectiveness of psychotherapy as a MPCRL Research Assistant!

Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Research conducted in the lab aims to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants for fall semester. We are ONLY looking for research assistants who can work on either Monday evenings, Tuesday between 2-8pm and/or Thursday between 12:30 pm-8 pm.

Responsibilities:
-Must be able to work 6-9 hours per week
-Behavioral Coding
-Transcription
-Administrative Duties
-Interaction with Clients and Therapists

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.5 GPA
-Reliable
-Must be able to promptly read and reply to emails
-Psychology Major
-Interest in Counseling Psychology

How To Apply:
If interested, please send your resume to Shakeena King at sking123@umd.edu

More Cognition and Development Lab Research Assistant positions for Fall!

Cognition and Development Lab
Research Assistant Positions

Description: 
The Cognition & Development Lab, co-directed by Dr. Richard Prather, is currently seeking highly motivated and dependable students for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Lab investigates children’s neurocognitive development with a primary focus on mathematical cognition and related processes. The current lab project utilizes both EEG and behavioral studies to examine these topics. RA’s working in the lab will receive training and experience with EEG methodology. RA’S will also assist in the scheduling and recruitment of participants. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in graduate school, or those interested in gaining valuable hands-on research experience. Credit will be offered for RA involvement. The laboratory is located in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, 3304 Benjamin Building.

Responsibilities:
10 hours per week
Weekly lab meetings
Participant Recruitment
EEG Studies
Behavioral studies

Qualifications:
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Experience with children (preferred)
1 Semester commitment required (2 semesters preferred)
Detail-oriented
Organizational skills

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, tentative Fall 2016 class schedule, and a couple sentences describing your interest in working for the lab as well as your future professional goals to Richard Prather at prather1@umd.edu. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.

Lab for Early Social Cognition Research Assistant Position!

Research Assistant Position  
Lab for Early Social Cognition
http://socialkidslab.umd.edu/undergrad.html 

Description:
The Lab or Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated undergrad Research Assistant to aid in essential lab duties starting in the Fall 2016 semester. The individual chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. The lab investigates social and cognitive development in infants and young children using methods such as eye tracking and live-action behavioral assessments. The lab also conducts studies with adults to examine social and cognitive processes over time.

Responsibilities:
-2 semester commitment
-10 hours/week during school year
-Contacting families in the area to participate in studies
-Scheduling families to come into the lab
-Updating our database
-Assist in eye tracking and behavioral studies
-Code data
-Attend Lab Meetings

Qualifications:
-Strong academic standing
-Professionalism
-Strong communication skills
-Have taken PSYC100
-Interest in developmental psychology
-Computer science skills are a plus!
How To Apply:
If interested, please email Noor Qasmieh, the Lab Manager, at nqasmieh@umd.edu with completed lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found at HERE

Aug 22, 2016

Cognition and Development Lab Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Cognition and Development Lab
http://www.lucaspbutler.com/

Description:
The Cognition & Development Lab, co-directed by Dr. Lucas Butler, is currently seeking highly motivated and dependable students for the 2016-2017 academic year to work on various projects investigating children's early social and cognitive development. The individuals will spend at least one semester working in the lab (longer commitment preferred), and will be responsible for assisting with a variety of daily lab activities, including data coding and entry, participant recruitment, and hands-on testing with young children. PSYC and Human Development course credit available. For more information on the work we do in the Lab, please see: http://www.lucaspbutler.com/

Responsibilities:
-6 to 9 hours per week (9 preferred)
-Data Coding and Entry
-Participant Recruitment
-Subject Testing

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Experience working with children
-Detail-oriented
-Organizational skills
-Completed PSYC 100 (preferred)

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and tentative Fall 2016 class schedule to Lucas Butler at lpbutler@umd.edu. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.

Aug 17, 2016

Careers in I/O Psychology Panel! Wednesday, October 19th! RSVP today!

Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Panel  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm
University Career Center- 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP today: http://go.umd.edu/iopsycareers

Interested in a career in I-O? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field of human resources, test development, research, and psychometrics. We will start with a panel discussion followed by informal socializing and networking, so bring your questions! All majors are invited to attend and this event which will be especially helpful for
sophomore, juniors, and seniors.

Confirmed participating organizations and I/O Professionals include:  
 
Stephen Bryan
Sr. Associate at Right Resources Staffing

Hoda Zadeh
Total Rewards Coordinator
Discovery Communications

Julia Hind-Smith
HR Associate, Research and Development
IPMA-HR

Dr. Manfred (Manny) Straehle
Founder/President
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)

Emily Kim, Intern
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)

Gallup

RSVP today: http://go.umd.edu/iopsycareers

Receive top-notch mentorship in psychological and biomedical research as a Shackman Lab research assistant!

Fall 2016
Research Assistant Positions 
Shackman Lab/Affective & Translational Neuroscience Laboratory
http://shackmanlab.org/
http://go.umd.edu/shackmanlabraapplication

The Shackman/Affective & Translational Neuroscience Lab is looking for talented undergraduate researchers for Fall 2016! The Lab utilizes a combination of brain imaging, clinical assessments, and mobile phone-based experience-sampling to understand the origins of mental illness and the neural circuitry underlying states of fear and anxiety. The Lab encourages you to explore our website HERE  to learn more about our exciting program of research. This is an excellent opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship in psychological and biomedical research. Our goal is to ensure that all of our trainees are happy and cultivate the range of skills necessary to secure positions at top research universities and medical schools.

Please email a completed application found HERE and an unofficial copy of your transcripts to shackman@umd.edu Students from any year, from freshmen to seniors, are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who would enhance lab diversity. 

Aug 16, 2016

Research Assistants needed for Organizational PSYC Lab Teamwork and Innovation study!

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


Description:
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.

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

Qualifications:
- 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 bcrosby@umd.edu with your unofficial transcript, Resume/CV, your class schedule for the summer and how many hours per week you can work.