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Dec 2, 2016

Pursuing a Master's or Ph.D? Learn about Graduation School Application Support with the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers!

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Information Session
Monday, December 5
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Location: STAMP MICA/LCSL Conference Room
https://irt.andover.edu/
http://go.umd.edu/irtflyer

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.

More information can be found on our website at  https://irt.andover.edu/  If you have any questions, please contact Juliana Wong, a UMD IRT Alumni Recruiter at jwong626@umd.edu. 

Research Assistant positions focusing on cognitive and language development!

Research Assistant Positions
The Project on Children's Language Learning
Department of Linguistics

http://ling.umd.edu/research/acquisition_lab/join_us/

The Project on Children’s Language Learning in the Department of Linguistics (PI: Jeffrey Lidz) is looking for undergraduates with an interest in cognitive and/or language development to work as research assistants on projects concerning infant and child language learning. Students may register for a 3-credit course (Ling248 Research in Developmental Linguistics), which can continue for 2 semesters (2nd semester is Ling 448, Advanced Research in Developmental Linguistics), or in some cases students may be paid for their research. Students will learn to use behavioral methods to study children’s language development.

Interested students can contact Professor Lidz (jlidz@umd.edu) or the Lab Manager, Tara Mease (taram@umd.edu), to discuss possibilities.

Interested in pediatric healthcare? Apply for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Summer Scholars Program!

CHOP Research Institute
Summer Scholars Program
Program Dates: June 5-August 11, 2017
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

http://crissp.research.chop.edu/
http://go.umd.edu/chopsummerscholars

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP). CRISSP is a 10-week competitive summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in research related to child health and wellness. Students typically under-represented in research are especially encouraged to apply.

CRISSP is designed to educate and train future leaders in pediatric health care with opportunities in basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral research. In addition to completing an independent research project, interns learn basic techniques and gain exposure to how research is conducted under the direction of CHOP faculty.

Twenty-five students will be selected. All participants will have multiple opportunities for clinical shadowing and broad exposure to biomedical research careers. Students receive a $4,000 stipend, free housing in the University of Pennsylvania dorms, and need-based travel allowances are provided. The application deadline is January 31, 2017.

Nov 30, 2016

Paid research assistant position with the Smith School Management and Organization department! Available immediately!

Paid Research Assistant Position
Smith School of Business
Department of Management and Organization

Description:
The Management & Organization Department is seeking a bright, highly motivated, and hard working RA with knowledge of Indian culture and history. The project relates to studying caste system in India and the RA will help the researchers in screening some materials. The work is completely online and can be done from anywhere.

Responsibilities:
-Note Taking
-Screening materials

Qualifications:
-Excellent knowledge of Indian background
-Knowledge of Indian culture

How To Apply:
Please email your CV and AVAILABILITY by December 10th to Sangeetha Hariharan at sangeetha31@gmail.com

Nov 29, 2016

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 Spring 2017 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

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

Nov 23, 2016

Gain crisis counseling skills as an Every Mind Hotline Intern/Volunteer!

Volunteer and Intern Positions
EveryMind Hotline Call Specialist
Hotline Intern/Volunteer Application:
http://go.umd.edu/everymindinternapp 

The Montgomery County Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week confidential service. Counselors provide supportive and confidential listening, texting and chatting; crisis prevention and intervention; and give information, referrals and resources. In order to be a hotline counselor, all volunteers must undergo training. In order to pass training, all classroom sessions must be attended. These training's are usually spread out over the course of 3-4 weeks. The next round of training starts January 17th and ends February 28th. Hotline volunteers are expected to work one shift per week, (shifts are 4 hours). We ask that you are able to commit to a minimum of 50 shifts. Interns are required to work 36 shifts per semester semester. So applicants need to decide if they would rather intern or volunteer. 

Responsibilities:
-Provide supportive and confidential listening, texting and chatting
-Crisis prevention and intervention
-Give information, referrals and resources
-All interns and volunteers must undergo training

Qualifications:
-Must be 18 years old
-Must have a high school diploma or GED
-Must successfully complete training

How To Apply:
Complete application at this link: http://go.umd.edu/everymindinternapp   Email completed application to hotline@every-mind.org  Please contact hotline@every-mind.org or call 301-738-8516 for more information or access to an application.

Gain research experience for Grad School with the Social and Moral Development Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Social and Moral Development Lab
Application: https://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/Killen-lab/documents/KillenLabRAApplication.pdf 
Flyer: http://go.umd.edu/socialmorallab

Description:
The Social and Moral Development Laboratory has several active research projects involving children and adolescents. Research Assistants learn about the process of research, read the literature in developmental psychology, meet with a research group once a week (with the supervising professor), conduct interviews with children and adolescents, and learn how to enter and analyze data from interviews and surveys! This lab's projects involve topics related to social and moral development such as children’s understanding of social inequality, fairness, merit, ethnic and racial identity development, social exclusion, peer relationships, intergroup relations, prejudice, bias, and stereotyping.

Responsibilities:
-10 hrs/week (3 units)
-Attend weekly lab meeting
-Discussing relevant literature
-Stimuli Design
-Data Collection
-Transcribing Interviews
-Coding Transcriptions
-Data Entry

Qualifications:
-3.0 minimum GPA
-Interest in developmental and social psychology

How To Apply:
If you are a University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate student interested in joining our lab as a Research Assistant, please fill out the application and email it to desterre@umd.edu along with a copy of your unofficial transcript and your resume. Application Link: https://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/Killen-lab/documents/KillenLabRAApplication.pdf

Nov 22, 2016

PSYC Terp CommUNITY Solidarity Event!

The Psychology Department is organizing a free event to show solidarity in the aftermath of the election. Join us on Friday December 2 between 2:30-5:00 PM for food, music, crafting, meditation, open dialogue, and more! The goal is provide a supportive space to honor our UMD PSYC values of empathy, diversity, and unity.

What: A PSYC Terp CommUNITY Event
Who: Students, faculty, staff, and their loved ones
Where: Bioscience Research Building (BRB), Room 1103
When: Friday, December 2 between 2:30-5:00pm
How: RSVP here http://go.umd.edu/psycunity

Share with fellow PSYC Terps on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1865827783650173/

Study virtual reality as an Automation Psychology and Decision Processes Lab Research Assistant!

Research Assistant Positions
Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes

Description:
The Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes is looking for undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2017 to assist with running participants for studies utilizing virtual reality for the upcoming spring semester. Research assistants will get experience with running participants, data entry, and coding. These are essential skills needed for graduate school in psychology. Initially, RAs will be involved in running participants and data entry. RAs can also contribute to the research we are doing in the spring semester. Research Assistants can either volunteer or can take PSYC 479 for credit while participating. For more information on our research and lab, visit 

Responsibilities:
-Running Participants
-Operating Virtual Reality Equipment
-Data Entry
-Coding
-Participating in Weekly Lab Meetings
-Presenting Literature Reviews at Lab Meetings

Qualifications:
-Minimum GPA of 3.3
-Good Communication Skills
-Must be a Psychology Major
-Experience with SPSS and Excel a plus

How To Apply:
If interested in joining the research team, send a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume to the lab manager Joseph Barnet at joey.barnet@gmail.com. Title your email "Research Assistant Position Spring 2017"

Winter Research Assistant positions with the Maryland Psychotherapy and Research Lab!

Winter Research Assistant Positions
Maryland Psychotherapy and Research Lab 
Application:  http://go.umd.edu/mprlapplication

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 this upcoming Winter semester. 

Responsibilities:
-Minimum of 6 hours per week
-Behavioral Coding
-Transcribing Interviews
-Administrative Duties
-Recording and Backing up Therapy Sessions
-Interaction with Clients and Therapist
-Must be planning on taking PSYC479

Qualifications:
-3.5 GPA minimum
-Must be reliable
-Interest in research
-Interest in counseling Psychology
-Psychology major

How To Apply:
If interested, please complete the application at http://go.umd.edu/mprlapplication and email it with your resume and unofficial transcript to Shakeena King at sking123@umd.edu

Culture Lab recruiting for Spring 2017 research assistants!

Culture Lab
Research Assistant Positions 
http://gelfand.umd.edu/

Description:
The Culture Lab (director Michele Gelfand) is looking for motivated research assistants for the upcoming spring semester. The Lab, within the Social Decision Making and Organizational Science program of psychology department, has a very board interest, including cultural norms and cultural values, negotiation, conflict, revenge, and forgiveness. If hired, research assistants will have the opportunity to work on several social and cross-cultural neuroscience projects that investigate the normative behavior of people in their daily lives and its neural mechanisms. All RAs will be trained in high-level research skills, including experimental design, data coding and analysis. In addition, these positions offer an amazing research opportunity for students who want to learn knowledge about cross-cultural and social research, earn experience in highly interdisciplinary field, and improve writing skills.

Responsibilities:
-Minimum 6-8 hours per week
-Literature reviews
-Data analysis
-Writing

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA (preferred but depends)
-Excellent writing skills
-Interest in psychology, social sciences, neuroscience
-Strong problem-solving skills
-Experience with MATLAB, Python, SPSS, or R (preferred but not necessary)

How To Apply:
To apply, send an email to Dr. Yan Mu at yanmu@umd.edu with a resume/CV. For more information about the Culture Lab, please visit: http://gelfand.umd.edu/

Paid Lab Manager position with the Early Childhood Interaction Lab!

Paid Lab Manager Position
Early Childhood Interaction Lab 

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:
-Data collection in local schools and in the lab
-Participant and school recruitment
-Preparation and management of IRB protocols
-Data entry
-Data storage and backup
-Transcribing interactions between adults and children
-Prepare materials for visits
-Behavioral coding of children playing

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development, public health, education, or related field
-Previous research experience preferred
-Prior experience working with children is a plus
-Access to a car for traveling to schools for data collection.

How To Apply:
To apply please email application to Dr. Geetha Ramani (ecilab.umd@gmail.com). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, resume (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and at least 2 references.

Graduating in December? Consider an entry level position with The Ivymount School!

Entry-Level Career Opportunities
The Ivymount School
http://ivymount.org/careers   
Flyer:  http://go.umd.edu/ivymountjobs

Description:
The Ivymount School is actively recruiting recent college graduates to fill entry-level Assistant Teacher positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Please consider joining a nationally recognized school for students with special needs and make a meaningful impact on our students’ lives. The Ivymount School currently serves over 200 students, ages 4 through 21, and has a long history of providing educational programs and therapeutic services for students with disabilities through evidence-based instruction and interventions. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity to work with students who have learning disabilities. The Ivymount School offers employees both professional development and opportunities for career advancement within our organization.

Available Positions:
Multiple Learning Needs Program
1:1 Assistant Teacher- This position is responsible for the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans, direct supervision, and support for assigned students during educational activities across the day.

Model Asperger Program:
Assistant Teacher- This position works with various students throughout the day and is a part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team that collaboratively develops highly individualized programming. Assistant Teacher positions are available at the Rockville Campus and in the District of Columbia.

Autism Program:
ABA Instructor- Applied Behavior Analysis Instructors provide individual and small group instruction throughout the school day. An integral role of the ABA Instructor position is the collection and analysis of skill acquisition and behavior intervention data. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Education preferred.

Qualifications:
Experience working with individuals with special needs and knowledge of applied behavior analysis is preferred, although not necessary. Ivymount provides comprehensive training for all new employees.

How To Apply:
Please visit http://www.ivymount.org/careers for more details about these positions and to apply online.

Taking the LSAT in February? Register for a free Kaplan diagnostic test on December 3rd!

Free LSAT Practice Test
Saturday, December 3
10:00 am-2:00 pm
0117 Tydings Hall
Registration Link:
  bit.ly/umdlsatpractice

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person LSAT practice test on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in 0117 Tydings Hall. Registration link (Space is limited!) - bit.ly/umdlsatpractice Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report. Kaplan's "What’s Next" law school quiz will assess your place in the journey and give you access to free LSAT / law school tools and information that can help you become more prepared. - ktp.events/umdprelaw Contact dsacbsos@gmail.com with questions.

Undergraduate Research Assistants needed for the Cognitive Development Lab!

Cognitive Development Lab
Research Assistant Positions

Description:
Planning on going to graduate school and need hands-on experience in a research lab? Passionateabout working with children? Look no further than Dr. Kelly's Mix's Cognitive Development Lab! The Cognitive Development Lab helps to teach kindergarten and first-grade children place value concepts that strengthen future math skills. Right now, the lab is recruiting undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2017 term. Become an integral part of our team by applying today! For more information about the study, please visit: https://www.education.umd.edu/CollegeNews/2016/wnrResearchaward-hdqm-math.html 

Responsibilities:
-Help conduct tests for children
-10 hours per week

Qualifications:
-Must be a psychology major

How To Apply:
For more information on how to get involved with our study, please send cover letters and resumes to Dr. Kelly Mix at kmix@umd.edu .