Undergrad Research or Opportunity

Web Intern: Arts-Based Pedagogy

Web Intern: Arts-Based Pedagogy (paid position)
Pre-Texts, Prof. Doris Sommer, Romance Languages and Literatures & African and African-American Studies/FAS
summer and fall 2019


Prof. Doris Sommer is seeking a workstudy-eligible undergraduate intern to develop the website for Pre-Texts, an arts-based pedagogy for academic fields. Current files include recorded workshops and outcomes in many countries and institutions, from schools to prisons, to Ministries of Culture and Development. The internship (up to 10 hours weekly) would...

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Research Assistant Positions: Cognitive Development (Spelke)

Research Assistant Positions: Cognitive Development (Spelke)
Prof. Elizabeth Spelke, Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Psychology/FAS  &  Harvard-MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
Fall 2019


Seeking interested and motivated students to assist with research in Prof. Elizabeth Spelke's cognitive development lab, under the aegis of the Laboratory for Developmental Studies and the Harvard-MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Most of the research in the lab uses behavioral methods, focused on infants'...

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Research Assistant: Neurobiology of Sleep (full time)

Research Assistant: Neurobiology of Sleep
Prof. Tom Scammell, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, Boston
full-time post-graduation (start date 1 August 2019 but flexible)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant with a background in neurobiology who would like to apply a wide variety of research techniques. Our laboratory investigates the neurobiology of sleep; in particular, we hope to identify the neurotransmitters and neural pathways that...

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Research Coordinator Position: Neural Function, Cognition and Learning, and Language Disorders (full time)

Research Coordinator Position: Neural Function, Cognition and Learning, and Language Disorders
Dr. Yael Arbel, Co-Director of Cognitive Neuroscience Group, Learning and Development (LEAD) team, Department of Communicatino Sciences and Disorders, Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
full-time post-graduation (anticipated start date 19 August 2019)


A research coordinator is needed for federally funded projects to study neural function associated with cognition and learning in typically developing...

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Research Technician I Position: Child Social Development

Research Technician I Position: Child Social Development
Prof. Jamie Ostrov, Social Development Laboratory, University of Buffalo
full-time, post-graduation (beginning August 2019)


In this role, you will report to the principal investigator (Dr. Jamie Ostrov) and Research Support Specialist and will assist them with the coordination of the daily functions of the research project, while also supporting the interview and psychophysiology data collection in local child...

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Research Assistant Position: Memory in Food-Caching Birds

Research Assistant Position: Memory in Food-Caching Birds
Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University
full-time, post-graduation


Columbia University's Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of a Research Staff Assistant. The position is in a systems neuroscience lab that focuses on the mechanisms of memory in food-caching birds (black-capped chickadees and tufted titmice). Major responsibilities include maintaining a colony of...

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Research Assistant Position: Publication Bias in the Sciences

Research Assistant Position: Publication Bias in the Sciences
Maya Mathur and Prof. Tyler VanderWeele (Public Health)
Summer 2019

Keywords: reproducibility, meta-analysis, replicability, meta-science

Our research is assessing the severity of publication bias in different scientific disciplines (the social sciences, medicine, and the natural sciences). To this end, we are reviewing samples of published meta-analyses in these disciplines and statistically estimating how much publication bias has distorted the...

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Research Assistant Positions: Law, Brain, and Behavior

Research Assistant Positions: Law, Brain, and Behavior
Dr. Francis Shen, JD, PhD, Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior (Medical School) and Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics (Law School)
Summer 2019 (paid, part-time or full-time)


The Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior (CLBB) seeks to hire paid Research Associates and Undergraduate Research Assistants for the summer term 2019 (June-Aug). Research Associates and Research Assistants will play an integral...

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Research Assistant Position: Cultural Evolution and Psychology of Story

Research Assistant Position: Cultural Evolution and Psychology of Story
Manvir Singh, Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution Lab, Human Evolutionary Biology/FAS
Summer 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: Development of Moral Psychology

Research Assistant: Development of Moral Psychology
Dr. Sydney Levine, Harvard Department of Psychology and MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Summer 2019


Dr. Sydney Levine is currently seeking summer research assistants to work on studies of developmental moral psychology. Duties: RAs will be expected to work 10-20 hours/week in the Boston/Cambridge area. Responsibilities will mostly involve running studies with preschool-aged children, preparing and setting up testing materials, data entry, and helping to pilot new...

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Research Assistant: Behavioral and Development Economics

Research Assistant: Behavioral and Development Economics
Mattie Toma and Prof. Gautam Rao, Economics/FAS
Summer 2019

Mattie Toma (PhD student) and Gautam Rao (faculty sponsor) in the Harvard Economics Department are looking for a motivated and conscientious summer Research Assistant to work on projects in behavioral and development economics. Duties: You will spend half of your time involved with data analysis work on a large-scale randomized controlled trial examining the impact of improved sleep on...

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Research Assistant Position: Computational Neuroimaging

 

Research Assistant Position: Computational Neuroimaging
Prof. Anastasia Yendiki, Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Summer 2019

The student researcher will contribute to a project that aims to map connections in the human brain, based on a combination of in vivo diffusion MRI brain scans with prior information from microscopic resolution ex vivo MRI and optical imaging. Brain pathways will be...

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Laboratory Research Technician: Movement and the Brain

Laboratory Research Technician: Movement and the Brain
Economo Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Prof. Michael Economo, Boston University
Full-Time, Post-Graduation

The Economo Lab at Boston University has an open position for a Laboratory Research Technician. The Economo Lab uses cutting edge experimental, analytical, and theoretical approaches to study how the brain controls movement using the mouse as a model system. Requirements and Expectations: We are seeking motivated individuals with strong...

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Research Assistants: Human Connectome Project in Development (full-time)

Research Assistants: Human Connectome Project in Development
Prof. Leah Somerville, Affective Neuroscience and Develompental Lab (Psychology/FAS)
full-time, post graduation

 

The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University, directed by Professor Leah Somerville, is seeking two (2) full-time (35 hours) Research Assistants (RAs). The RAs will conduct the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D), a multimodal brain imaging study of developmental changes in brain connectivity and...

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