February 22, 2018

Research Assistant position: Boston Children's Hospital/pediatric MRI

Start date ASAP

The Gaab Lab in collaboration with the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of a NICHD funded longitudinal project which assesses functional and structural brain development from infancy to early elementary school age. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with nurseries, child care centers and elementary schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). These positions are ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

February 20, 2018

Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students. 

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more. 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program. 

Interested students can start an application here!

February 20, 2018

Job Opening at Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston for Graduating Seniors

Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates:

At Judge Baker Children’s Center, there is a Program Assistant position opening. Attached, you will find a PDF document describing the job responsibilities and qualifications. This position begins in June 2018 and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Do not hesitate to email (training@jbcc.harvard.edu) or call Gemma Stern, (617) 278- 4288, with any questions.

FLYER

February 15, 2018

Not too late -- STEM summer research programs

It's not too late!  If you are still looking for STEM summer research programs for this summer, now's the time to apply.  Deadlines are fast approaching, but we still have 100+ programs in our database that have deadlines coming up in the next 45 days.\

All programs in our database are funded programs -- most provide a stipend of around $3,000 - $5,000 plus travel and housing.

Students can use our advanced search page to find programs with upcoming deadlines:

http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv

And this quick video tutorial on using our search engine may be helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKsAGk8dAw&t=16s

Any students who need help finding a program should feel free to email Liv Detrick: ldetrick@ibparticipation.org

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February 15, 2018

10th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference

The Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference (MUCSC) is seeking abstract submissions from passionate students interested in presenting at our 10th annual conference on April 7th, 2018 at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. 

Our panel of judges is looking for the most innovative and engaging work from a wide range of topics in cognitive science. The MUCSC will include a keynote speaker, student presentations, poster sessions, and time for students to network and discuss their research. 

Students can submit abstracts at our website, mucsc.info until March 9th. Abstracts should be between 150-300 words. Those selected will be invited to share their work in a 15-minute oral presentation and/or a poster session. 

Awards will be given for outstanding presentations.

FLYER

February 7, 2018

Horizons Fellowship for STEM Students

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded opportunity that supports outstanding undergradute and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives STEM majors the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products. 

Our world is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. Horizons is designed to provide access to a modern technology skill set for students like those in your department. 

February 6, 2018

Paid Summer Psychology Job in Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Hospital (located in the Kansas City metro area) announces summer scholar Counselor (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselor positions for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 

Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 260 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavior problems. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. There will be one Lead Counselor for each group. Lead Counselors will participate in counselor responsibilities in addition to overseeing the duties of the counselors in their group. 

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