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Research Assistant Position in the Language and Learning Lab / Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab,Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park, PA  (Spring 2018)

Dr. Erica Middleton, Director of the Language and Learning Lab and Dr. Edward Wlotko, Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (http://mrri.org/) announce a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and stroke-survivors with language and cognitive impairments. The position will begin in Spring/Summer 2018 and continue for two years, with possible extension.

The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. The Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language processing; current work uses EEG/ERP to examine sentence comprehension in neuropsychological populations and to characterize language impairments after left- vs. right- hemisphere stroke. The position will be divided approximately equally between the two labs, including some collaborative projects involving both labs. Opportunities for further enrichment are available through interactions with our colleagues at MRRI, a unique environment with a highly active research community situated in the context of a rehabilitation hospital.

With appropriate training and supervision, the successful candidate will:

  • administer standardized assessments of cognitive and language function to patients and to neurologically intact individuals
  • help design and conduct experimental studies using computer-administered protocols, eyetracking, and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP)  methods
  • manage, process, and analyze data
  • learn and apply brain lesion image segmentation and lesion-symptom mapping analysis
  • participate in other aspects of research and lab operation as warranted

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology/cognitive science, psycholinguistics, linguistics, speech & hearing science, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience and coursework in relevant areas. Other qualifications include:

  • evidence of excellent organizational and communication skills
  • demonstration of willingness and ability to flexibly learn new techniques in a dynamic environment
  • prior experience in a human subjects research setting is strongly preferred

MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network, an Equal Opportunity Employer located in the Philadelphia area. Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer its employees outstanding career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

Send cover letter including, when applicable, a description of prior relevant research experience, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and at least two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles, if applicable) to Jeremy Kirkwood at: kirkwooj@einstein.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.


Yale University Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018 - The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com
We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.
Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to madison.flowers@yale.edu. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at madison.flowers@yale.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in mid to late-February. 


The Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program led by Dr. Naomi Simon at NYU School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Coordinator position to start in Summer 2018.  The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress related disorders.  Applicants must be available to start the position in Summer 2018.   Interested applicants should email the program coordinator, Rebecca Lubin, at Rebecca.Lubin@nyumc.org with their cover letter and curriculum vitae or résumé.   Click here for more information.


The Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio anticipates hiring 7-10 fulltime Research Assistants or Coordinators this spring/summer to work with researchers on a range of investigations relevant to the psychosocial and medical outcomes experienced by individuals across the lifespan and their families who are facing developmental and health challenges.  Studies represent both descriptive work and clinical trials with a variety of populations, e.g., congenital heart disease across the lifespan, inflammatory bowel disease, palliative care, pediatric cancer, prematurity, and traumatic brain injury. Learning opportunities, depending on the specific position, will include training in life-span development, neuropsychological assessment, neuro-imaging techniques, and/or assessment of diverse phenomena such as peer relationships, physical activity and other health behaviors, and family interactions. Research Assistants will recruit participants, collect data in clinical, research and community settings, code /manage data, and participate in dissemination of results.
Why move to Columbus, Ohio, of all places? Columbus is now one of the hot cities for young professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living.  Learn more about Columbus  – Google: Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio, Time Magazine: Best Cities for Millennials, and BuzzFeed – Reasons Why You Need to Move to Columbus Ohio!   
NCH is one of the fastest growing children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the largest based on patient volume.  CBH is a multidisciplinary research center that partners with medical divisions throughout NCH and is built upon strong collaborative ties with The Ohio State University.  We offer opportunities for broad exposure to pediatric and health psychology, epidemiology, and medicine.  A structured post-baccalaureate program, as well as individual mentors, offer professional development about application to graduate programs and other career options.
Interested in learning more? Applicants should have a Bachelor or Master’s degree and related research experience in the social sciences or public health, a history of academic success, and experience interacting with children. We value staff that are organized, independent, reliable and enthusiastic; have strong interpersonal skills; and work well with others.  Interested individuals should send a request for a detailed description of research teams with open positions to Justin.Jackson@nationwidechildrens.org .  Please put “RA Positions” in the subject line of your email and attach a current detailed resume or CV. 



The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, and the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2018 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2018, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.


Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc. is accepting applications for a Full Time Blended Case Manager for our Blended Case Management program which serves adults and children in Lehigh and Northampton Counties with behavioral, psychological or developmental challenges.  There are three positions presently available--looking for college graduates with a BA.  Kevin Stank is the supervisor who is accepting applications and his email is: kstank@salisb.com.  His work number is:704-773-2750
https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Salisbury-Behavioral-Health,-Inc./jobs/Blended-Case-Manager-d628381a56a41771?q=Blended+case+manager


Research Assistant in the Language and Learning Lab, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park, PA.

Dr. Erica Middleton, Director of the Language and Learning Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (http://mrri.org/language-and-learning-lab/), announces a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia. The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will administer diagnostic tests; conduct experimental studies with patients as participants; process and analyze behavioral data; gain experience disseminating research via manuscript preparation and presentation at professional conferences. 

Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in relevant areas. MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles) to Dr. Julia Schuchard at: schuchaj@einstein.edu. Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.