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Jan 23, 2017

Research Assistant positions with the Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships!

Research Assistant Positions
Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships
Spring 2017

Description: 
The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) is located in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, and is currently seeking highly motivated undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2017 semester. The primary goal of the LSCFR is to advance our understanding of child and adolescent social and emotional development. We are particularly interested in vulnerability and resilience among children at-risk for maladaptive psychosocial outcomes. LSCFR is currently conducting an NIMH-funded study examining early intervention programs for shy/behaviorally inhibited young children and their parents. Students will conduct live coding at children’s schools and in the lab (after a training period), help coordinate parent/child group sessions, assist with data entry/analysis, and assist with participant recruitment. Students will gain experience with the collection of physiological data and have direct contact with families.

Responsibilities:
-10 Hours Per Week (to earn 3 credits; EDHD 498)
-Minimum commitment of two semesters
-Assist with research visits
-Assist with group intervention sessions
-Live coding at schools
-Attend weekly laboratory meetings on Friday mornings (10:30 am-11:00 am)

Qualifications:
-Highly motivated
-Detail oriented
-Related major preferred
-Minimum 3.2 GPA

How To Apply:
To learn more about the LSCFR and to access the research assistant application, please visit our website at www.rubin-lab.umd.edu and email Dr. Rubin at krubin@umd.edu

Still looking for a research assistant position for spring? Consider the Cognition and Development Lab!

Part-time Research Assistant Positions
Cognition and Development Lab

Description:
The Cognition & Development Lab, co-directed by Dr. Lucas Butler and Dr. Richard Prather, is seeking highly motivated and dependable research assistants for the Spring 2017 semester. Research assistants will have the opportunity to work on several different projects investigating children's early social and cognitive development. Research assistants will be responsible for a variety of daily lab activities, including data coding and entry, participant recruitment, and hands-on testing with 3 to 5 year old children. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in graduate school, or those interested in gaining valuable research experience. PSYC and EDHD course credit available. For more information on the work we do in the lab, please see: cogdevlab.umd.edu

Responsibilities:
6 to 9 hours per week in lab (9 preferred)
Attend bi-weekly lab meetings
Data coding and entry
Participant recruitment
Subject testing
Stimulus design and development

Qualifications:
Minimum 3.2 GPA
1 Semester commitment required (2 semesters preferred)
Experience working with children
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented
Strong organizational skills
Completed PSYC 100 (preferred)

How To Apply:
To apply, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and tentative Spring 2017 schedule to Nadia Tavassolie (ntavasso@umd.edu). Please also include in the body of the email (1) how many hours you are able to commit to working in the lab and (2) if you are interested in receiving course credit. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

Jan 19, 2017

CAPER Lab Substance Use Diagnosis and Treatment Research Assistant positions!

Research Assistant Positions
Center for Addictions Personality and Emotions Research (CAPER): 

Dr. Julia Felton and Dr. Edward Bernat

Description:
Substance Use Diagnosis and Treatment Research PSYC 479 Opportunity Conduct clinical diagnostic interviews with clients at a residential substance use treatment center in Washington, DC. The clinical interviews and associated research projects are conducted in the Center for Addiction and Personality Research (CAPER) with Dr. Julia Felton and Dr. Edward Bernat. As part of this experience, RAs will learn to conduct structured clinical interviews to diagnose substance use and other mental health disorders among a population of diverse, low-income substance users in residential treatment. RAs will also learn to write clinical diagnostic reports that will be presented to the clinical treatment team at the drug treatment center, and may have opportunities to become involved in research projects associated with the center.
Responsibilities:
-Conduct clinical diagnostic interviews
-Write clinical diagnostic reports

Qualifications:
-Prefer juniors and seniors
-Attendance at weekly one hour meetings Tuesdays at 12 Noon
-Available Tuesdays 12 Noon-1:00 pm for supervision

How To Apply:
If interested, please email atootell@umd.edu responses to the following items/questions and include "SUD 479" in the subject line of your email:

-Full name and nickname
-Email: Phone Year in school
-Major(s)/Minor(s) and expected graduation date
-Plans after graduation
-Overall and Major GPA: Are you available Tues noon-1 pm throughout the semester for supervision?
-Semester Availability (please try to identify at least two 3-4 hour time windows):
-Do you have access to a car?
-List any relevant previous research experience
-Please attached unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and a copy of your class schedule this semester.

Jan 18, 2017

Paid research assistant positions with the Smith School's Department of Management and Organization!

Paid Research Assistant Positions
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Department of Management and Organization

Description:
The Management & Organization Department is seeking two bright, highly motivated, and hard working undergraduates for the role of research assistants. The individuals selected for this role will help in running research studies on the College Park campus in Spring semester.

Responsibilities:
-Note Taking
-10-15 Hours Per Week

Qualifications:
-Excellent knowledge of English
-Conscientiousness and Reliability

How To Apply:
Please email your CV and AVAILABILITY no later than Feb 7th to Sangeetha Hariharan at sangeetha31@gmail.com

Applications now available for the Global Terrorism Minor!

Global Terrorism Minor Application
Deadline: February 24, 2017 
Application Information:  
http://www.start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program-application-process 
Information about the Global Terrorism Minor:
http://start.umd.edu/education/global-terrorism-minor-program

Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive understanding of terrorism globally and homeland security? The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts.

START is recruiting students to apply to the Global Terrorism Minor. Applications are due February 24th. The Program will be hosting two information sessions prior to that deadline to give the students more information about the minor.

Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102

All majors are welcome to apply!

Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

Education Abroad Peer Mentor positions! Deadline tomorrow 1/19 so act now!

The Education Abroad office is looking to fill Peer Mentor positions starting spring semester 2017. 

Apply by January 19th to work in our office as a peer mentor and help other students think outside their borders!

Are you looking for professional experience in the field of international education? Apply today to be a peer mentor in Education Abroad. In this position, you will work 8-12 hours a week assisting with outreach, presentations, and administrative tasks and working one-on-one with prospective study abroad students. If you are interested, please read the full position description(link is external) and email your completed peer mentor application(link is external) to Deborah Lake (dmlake@umd.edu(link sends e-mail)) by January 19th. Training will take place prior to the start of the semester.

Jan 17, 2017

Considering a career as a marine biologist? Don't miss this research internship with South Africa's Oceans Campus!

Oceans Campus Research Internship
Oceans Research Unit
Mossel Bay, South Africa
http://oceans-campus.com/programs/oceans-research-internship/
Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

The renowned Oceans Research Internship offers a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for students to gain hands on practical training in conducting research on South Africa's marine mega-fauna, including the great white shark. Interns join our scientists daily on their research expeditions to conduct groundbreaking research and experiments involving Mossel Bay's sharks and marine mammals.

Being a part of this internship, students will gain valuable insight and training in the latest research techniques and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be a successful marine biologist. For more information go to: http://oceans-campus.com/programs/oceans-research-internship/

Confederate research assistant positions available in the Motivated Cognition Lab!

Confederate Research Assistant Positions
Motivated Cognition Lab
https://go.umd.edu/motivatedcognitionlabRAapp2 

Description:
Interested in goal pursuit and motivation? The Motivated Cognition Lab is searching for highly motivated, passionate, and hardworking undergraduates to join as Research Assistants in the lab. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of research design and experimentation. This position can be volunteer or for course credit (up to 3 credits per semester). You can learn more about our lab at the following link: 

Responsibilities:
Serving as a confederate
Running participants
Recruiting participants
Administrative tasks
Literature reviews

Qualifications:
Available 10-15 hours per week
Flexible schedule can be arranged around class schedule

How To Apply:
Please complete the RA application at the following link and email it to the Motivated Cognition Lab Manager, Marina Chernikova, at mchernik@umd.edu. Link to application: https://go.umd.edu/motivatedcognitionlabRAapp2 

Mentor middle schoolers with The Truancy Prevention Program!

Truancy Prevention Program
Montgomery County, Maryland
Office of the State's Attorney
John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney 
http://go.umd.edu/truancyprevprgm

The Truancy Prevention Program is looking for volunteers to mentor middle school children grades sixth through eighth. The TPP is an early intervention program designed to improve the attendance of children who are at truancy risk. The program discovers the root causes of the students' truancy and assists these students and families with issues impacting their attendance.

The program is a 10 week commitment (one specified day/time each week) and orientation will take place next Thursday, January 26.

Completed applications and questions should be directed to Yasmine Eleazar, the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at Yasmine.Eleazar@montgomerycountymd.gov

Position description, application form, and other information may also be obtained from the website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/SAO/other/truancyprogram.html

Jan 13, 2017

Gain crisis counseling skills as an Every Mind Hotline Program Administrator!

EveryMind Hotline Program Administrator Next Training Starts April 1, 2017

Program Description:
The Montgomery County Hotline is a 24/7, telephone counseling and information & resource program. Trained Hotline volunteers and staff provide: • Confidential, supportive listening. • Crisis prevention and intervention. • Information and resource services. The Hotline provides direct service in telephone supportive listening, collaborative problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents. The Montgomery County Hotline is a program of the Mental Health Association. Hotline staff participates in agency work to inform and educate the community about mental wellness. 

Responsibilities:
-36 hour training course
-1 4-hour shift a week for volunteers
-36 shifts per semester for interns
-Provide supportive listening to callers
-Provide prevention and intervention for callers in crisis or suicidal situations

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

How To Apply:
Please contact hotline@every-mind.org for more information, including training dates and our application. The next training starts on April 1, 2017. 

Summer counselor positions with Camp Ramapo, NY!

Camp Ramapo for Children
Rhinebeck, NY
Summer Counselor Positions
https://go.umd.edu/campramapo

Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp that serves children ages 6 to 16 who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders. For more information on summer positions with Camp Ramapo go to https://go.umd.edu/campramapo

Jan 12, 2017

Apply for a scholarship to attend the APA Convention this August in DC! Includes APA Membership and Conference Registration!

2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention
Undergraduate Scholarship
Washington DC
August 3-6

Description:
Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) of the American Psychological Association (APA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Division 28 APA Convention Undergraduate Scholarship. Awardees will receive APA membership and registration for the 2017 APA Convention (note that transportation to the conference and housing will not be provided). During the convention, awardees will be invited to join Division 28 members for poster sessions and symposia including programming for students and early career psychologists. Additional opportunities may be available for awardees to present their research at poster sessions during the convention. This is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to network with leaders in the field of psychopharmacology and substance abuse and to learn more about graduate school programs and training opportunities.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants are those that are: (1) enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the host city DC or have transportation to the Convention area in DC, (2) have demonstrated an interest in research related to psychopharmacology and substance abuse, and (3) are able to attend the 2017 Convention in Washington, DC from August 3rd to 6th.

How To Apply:
Interested students should submit applications by email to Justin Strickland (justrickland@uky.edu). Complete applications should include:
1) A current copy of a Curriculum Vitae including contact information.
2) A cover letter (maximum one-page, single-spaced) indicating eligibility, interest in substance use research, and how the meeting will advance the applicant's education/career.
3) One letter of recommendation by a research mentor submitted directly to Justin Strickland atjustrickland@uky.edu.

Complete applications must be submitted on or before February 10th, 2017 in order to be considered. For further inquiries, e-mail Justin Strickland (justrickland@uky.edu), Chair of the Division 28 Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be notified in late February as to award status.

Great opportunity for recent grad! Full-time Post-Bac Research Assistant position with the Family Involvement Lab!

Full-Time Research Assistant Position 
Dr. Cabrera's Family Involvement Lab
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
University of Maryland

Description:
The Family Involvement Lab is currently conducting a large and exciting intervention study
regarding reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). The Lab will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. We are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth, health, and development. (See the lab's website at www.babybooks2.com) The research assistant will recruit parents; schedule visits; participate in data collection; and enter data. Local travel to recruitment sites and data collection will be required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in applying to graduate school as opportunities may be available to collaborate on research publications and presentations. Part time positions may also be available.

Responsibilities:
-40 Hours Per Week
-Participant recruitment and scheduling
-Data Collection
-Data Entry
-Measure Piloting

Qualifications:
-Fluency in Spanish required
-Bachelor's in psychology, child development, public health, education or a related field preferred but not required. Relevant experience may be sufficient.
-Effective communication skills
-Available to work evenings and weekends
-Research experience preferred
-Access to a vehicle preferred
-Reliable and punctual

How To Apply:
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Catherine Kuhns at ckuhns@umd.edu

Jan 11, 2017

Interested in Child Development Research? Consider this summer internship at Johns Hopkins University!

2017 Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory for Child Development
Summer Internship Program
http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Description:
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close 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.

Responsibilities:
Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which 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 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

2017 will be the 12th 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.

Qualifications/Requirements:
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 also 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 2017 Program will run from Monday, June 5-Friday, July 28 and will be 40 hours per week. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. 

To apply, please send a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/Resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Monday, February 27, 2017.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com

More information can also be found on the lab website:
http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Research Assistants needed for the Family Involvement Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Family Involvement Lab
Department of Human Development and Qualitative Methodology
http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/filab/
http://www.babybooks2.com/

Description:
The Family Involvement Lab is currently conducting a large and exciting project about reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). The Lab will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. The Family Involvement Lab is interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth and development. (See our website at www.babybooks2.com). The Lab is searching for English and Spanish speaking undergraduate research assistants to assist with the study. 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. 

Responsibilities:
-Recruit families into the study
-Schedule home visits and phone calls with study families
-Participate in data collection
-Enter data
-3 research credits/10 hours per week

Qualifications:
-Effective communication skills
-Motivated
-Passion for working with families 
-Interest in social science research
-Collaborative spirit

How To Apply:
Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns at ckuhns@umd.edu. For additional information on our lab, see our website at http://www.babybooks2.com/ and http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/filab/