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Research Coordinator Position: Sleep, Cognition, and Neuropsychiatry (full-time)

Research Coordinator Position: Sleep, Cognition and Neuropsychiatry
Prof. Dara Manoach,
Sleep, Cognition and Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Lab, MGH-Martinos Center / Harvard Medical School
full-time post-graduation (starting May 2020)


We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive...

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Research Assistant Position: Childhood Onset Depression (full time)

Research Assistant Position: Childhood Onset Depression
Mood, Brain, and Development Unit, Emotion and Development Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, Maryland)
full-time post-graduation (starting June 2020)
 

Are you interested in neuroscience research and working with children/adolescents? The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research... Read more about Research Assistant Position: Childhood Onset Depression (full time)

Research Positions: Fruit Fly Fight Club

Research Assistant Positions: Fruit Fly Fight Club
Kravitz Laboratory, Professor Edward Kravitz (Harvard Medical School)
fall 2019

Male and female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) fight in same sex pairings. Male fights go to higher intensity levels and end up in the formation of hierarchical relationships, while female fights commonly are at lower intensity levels and do not establish hierarchies. Our laboratory is using state of the art genetic tools that allow us to go to single identified neuron levels in brain in order to examine: the circuitry...
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Research Assistant Positions: Clinical, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience

Research Assistant Positions: Clinical, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience
Dr. Diego Pizzagalli, Laboratory for Affective and Translation Research (LATN) and Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


Volunteer positions are available in the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience (LATN), at McLean Hospital, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. LATN is part of McLean’s Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, which embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to improve...
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Research Associate Positions: Neuroscience and Related Fields (full time)

Research Associate Positions: Neuroscience and Related Fields
NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York University, New York City
full time post-graduation (starting summer 2020)


We are currently seeking to hire outstanding college graduates as research technicians, with positions starting Summer 2020. Technicians generally work in a lab for 1-2 years in preparation for applying to graduate school (PhD, MD/PhD). Research areas include genetics, physiology, molecular biology, neurodegeneration, cognition and behavior, systems neuroscience, developmental biology,...

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Research Assistant Positions: Cultural Evolution and Psychology of Story

Research Assistant Positions: Cultural Evolution and Psychology of Story
Manvir Singh, Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution Lab, Human Evolutionary Bi8ology/FAS
fall 2019


Seeking research assistants with interests in narrative, cultural evolution, and human universals to assist with research on cross-cultural patterns in story. Duties: The project will involve gathering ethnography and folklore to compile a cross-cultural database of story with the goal of identifying universal narrative patterns. Students who get involved may be invited to lead their own...

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Research Assistant: Translational Neuroimaging and Cognitive Aging

Research Assistant: Translational Neuroimaging and Cognitive Aging
Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University
Maiya Geddes, Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


The Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University provides an intellectually vibrant scientific environment for researchers and scientists, and invites applications for a Research Assistant to join our team. The primary objective of the position is to conduct and coordinate a randomized...

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Fellowships: Medical Service-Learning (full time)

Fellowships: Medical Service-Learning
MedServe, North Carolina
full-time, post-graduation (two-year paid fellowship)


MedServe is a non-profit with the mission to improve the health of the medically underserved communities of North Carolina while exposing tomorrow’s most promising future providers to primary care practice in a way that inspires them to be life-long champions of health equity. We connect recent college graduates with a 2-year paid service-learning fellowship in an underserved primary care clinic. We have placed over 70...

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Behavioral Social Science Approaches to Social Problems (full-time)

Analyst Positions: Behavioral Social Science Approaches to Social Problems
Center for Radical Innovatio for Social Change (RISC), University of Chicago
full-time, post-graduation (start date August/September 2020, application deadline 13 October 2019)


The Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change (RISC) at the University of Chicago is hiring Analysts! We are a nonprofit founded by Steve Levitt to apply behavioral social sciences and a creative lens to some of the world’s biggest social problems. You will be joining a team of 10 whose...

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Research Assistant Positions: Developmental Neuropharmacology

Research Assistant Positions: Developmental Neuropharmacology
Dr. Susan Andersen, Laboratory for Developmental Neuropharmacology, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


The Laboratory for Developmental Neuropharmacology investigates how early insults change the development of neurocircuits involved in addiction and emotion processing. Interested students would be involved in investigating changes in neuroanatomical circuits, gene expression, and behavior following exposure to drugs of abuse or early life stress. Responsibilities: For students able to...

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Programmer: Research Clinic Database/Web/Front-End Development

Programmer: Research Clinic Database/Web/Front-End Development
New England Eye Perkins Low Vision Clinic, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


 

A part-time database/web/front-end developer is needed to help complete an online database interface for the New England Eye Perkins Low Vision Clinic in Boston, MA. Overview: The goal of the project is to create a secure, user-friendly Flask web application that will function as... Read more about Programmer: Research Clinic Database/Web/Front-End Development

Research Assistant Position: Machine Behavior/Machine Psychology

Research Assistant Position: Machine Behavior/Machine Psychology
Colin Conwell, Vision Sciences Laboratory, Psychology/FAS
fall 2019


Potentiometrics | Psychoanalyzing the Ghost in the Machine: Automated, artificially intelligent systems (powered by machine learning) are increasingly embedded in almost all aspects of contemporary human life, making it imperative we understand how these systems really behave in circumstances outside the relatively rigid testbeds in which they're typically fashioned. Using a modified set of tools from cognitive...

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Research Assistant Positions: Charitable Giving and Moral Cognition

Research Assistant Positions: Charitable Giving and Moral Cognition
Jason Nemirow and Prof. Steven Pinker, Psychology/FAS
fall 2019

 

We have ongoing work on the psychology of charitable giving (Effective Altruism in particular). We also have an early-stage project on climate-change messaging (specifically whether optimistic or pessimistic messaging is more effective at inciting people to act). And we plan to start a new research line on forbidden thoughts (stuff that spontaneously pops into your mind that you might hesitate to share with others). Broadly...

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Research Assistant Position: Comparing Human and AI Performance on Sentence Processing Experiments

Research Assistant Position: Comparing Human and AI Performance on Sentence Processing Experiments
Ethan Wilcox, Linguistics/FAS
fall 2019
 

 

Project Description: What do AI models of language learn about grammar and syntax? An exciting new approach involves analyzing the behavior of neural-network language models using techniques from experimental psychology, treating...

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Research Assistant Positions: Psychiatry and Psychology/Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Research Assistant Positions: Psychiatry and Psychology/Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Dr. Emily Belleau and Dr. Diego Pizzagalli, Laboratory for Affective and Translation Research (LATN) and Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


Volunteer positions are available in the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience (LATN), at McLean Hospital, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. LATN is part of McLean’s Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, which embraces a multi-...

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