External Undergrad Research Opportunities

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Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Post Date: 10/25/2019   End Date: 01/15/2020

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Completed applications including cover page, CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2020. Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/



Marcus Autism Center Research Opportunities

Post Date: 10/25/2019  End Date: 01/03/2020

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, the Education Sciences Fellowship, and the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2020 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2020, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.

  • The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.
  • The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.
  • The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.  
  • The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

Submission Deadline is January 3, 2020



University of Chicago Booth School of Business Research Professional Position

Post Date: 12/5/2019  End Date: 02/01/2020

Professor Günter J. Hitsch is hiring a full-time research assistant to start around July 1, 2020. This full-time RA will be working on projects at the boundary between Business Analytics/Quantitative Marketing and Industrial Organization. Exceptional graduating seniors or recent graduates who would be interested in working with Professor Hitsch for a year, or, preferably, two years before applying to graduate school, are welcome to apply. This position has been an excellent preparation for PhD programs, with previous participants going on to institutions like MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, and UChicago.

A job description with information on how to apply can be found at http://bit.ly/Hitsch2019.




Research Data Associate Position at NYU School of Medicine

Post Date: 12/18/2019  End Date: 04/15/2020

New York University Langone Medical Center is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, and academic medical center with excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Psychiatric NeuroCognition Lab at the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine located at One Park Ave and Bellevue Hospital in midtown Manhattan is looking for a well-qualified Research Data Associate to join their project team. The Research Data Associate will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Emily Stern, and the study team on behavioral and neuroimaging research in patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tics/Tourette’s Disorder including an fMRI study and a clinical trial testing a novel medication. The Associate will manage day-to-day study operations and participant activities. This will include recruiting and running subjects in experiments, as well as managing and organizing data. In addition, general lab management (ordering supplies, organizing databases and files), literature searches, and preparation and maintenance of institutional review board (IRB) submissions will be required. The candidate will be expected to work with a high level of independence and maturity.

This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to obtain research experience in preparation for graduate school. In addition to the primary responsibilities listed below, there would be opportunity for a motivated individual to be involved in aspects of study design and/or scientific presentations and publications. The position is intended to start immediately; exceptional applicants who are on route to obtaining their Bachelor’s degree in the spring would also be considered if they can intern part-time in the lab prior to starting as a full-time Associate in May of 2020. A two-year commitment is requested.

Additional details and information on how to apply can be found at https://www.psychneurocoglab.com/available-positions.