Category Archives: Research Opportunities

Research/Program Assistant Position

Hello all,

The position below is regarding a full type position at a center affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  It would be a great position for someone considering taking a year  or two off.  Apply directly to the person at the bottom of the email.  
Applicants are invited to apply for a Research/Program Assistant position at Judge Baker Children’s (located in Boston, MA and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School).  This full-time position begins June 2014 and will serve a dual role as Program Assistant for the Center for Effective Child Therapy and Research Assistant for a multi-site dissemination and implementation research project at Judge Baker Children’s Center. 
As the Program Assistant for the Center for Effective Child Therapy, the successful applicant will provide a wide range of support services to the Program Director, Assistant Director, and Center clinicians in addition to working directly with client families.  The Center for Effective Child Therapy is the outpatient mental health service program at Judge Baker Children’s Center providing cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy services to children ages 3 to 17 experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and disruptive behavior. Duties include: office management services (greet visitors, process payments, communicate with clients via phone and email to schedule); conduct clinical phone interviews with new clients and score assessment questionnaires; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and staff support such as managing confidential documents, prepare supplies and equipment for assessments and treatment sessions, and provide support during training and other outreach events.
As the Research Assistant to the Dissemination and Implementation Project, the successful applicant will assist in project activities for a private foundation funded research project investigating the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapy in surrounding community mental health centers.  Duties include:  interfacing with community recruitment sites, including with clinicians and administrators; collecting and managing databases from recruitment sites; preparing data for analysis, tracking study progress; attending advisory board meetings; assisting the Project Director in submitting progress reports; and providing support during professional trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS ·         Bachelor’s degree required, coursework in psychology or other related field preferred. ·        Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. ·         Ability to exercise mature judgment and discretion is a must. ·         A career interest in child mental health services. ·         Ability to communicate with courtesy and poise in person, via telephone, and in written communications ·         Strong computer skills and experience with PC. Proficiency with Microsoft applications, scheduling applications, and data entry. ·         High standard of quality, ability to work on multiple projects, and attention to detail.  ·         Fluency in English.·         Proficiency in running and using photo copy equipment and other office equipment such as fax machines, postage machines.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to  Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  Email communication is preferred, but recommenders preferring to send written correspondences can send materials to:
The Center for Effective Child Therapy
Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Daniel M. Cheron, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Center for Effective Child Therapy
Judge Baker Children’s Center / Harvard Medical School
53 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120

Phone: 617-278-4265 | Fax: 617-278-4139

Neurons, Stress, and Responsibilities

I was going to post about the “From Neurons to Neighborhoods” lecture at Weill Cornell Medical College, but I noticed that the very first blog post was about just that! It sounds like a very interesting lecture about a fascinating topic. I am currently enrolled in Dr. Mangels’s Mind, Brain, and Behavior class in Cognitive Neuroscience and she provides us with many valuable resources both in class and through email. I first found out about the lecture from her and I was very glad that another REU student was also aware of it. I also recently received an email about an NSF REU program in Brooklyn College from Professor Mangels; her email read as follows:

“The Brooklyn College NSF REU Program in Neuroscience is seeking undergraduate applications for Spring 2014 (program dates are Jan. 27 – May 16, 2014).  The current application deadline is October 1, 2013 (but we plan on extending it for a couple of weeks).  Twelve students will be admitted  (8-9 from campuses other than Brooklyn) and each will receive a stipend of $3,100.  REU participants are given the opportunity to carry out an independent research project under the guidance of REU mentors, and to deepen their understanding of the neurosciences through structured didactics and ethics training.

Email Susan Chi if you are interested (
More information about the program can be found on the following website and blog:

While I know that this opportunity will not directly apply to any of us since we already are REU students in a year-long program, this may be an invaluable opportunity for those you may know (especially those with an interest in neuroscience)…and maybe a chance for us to apply for next year!
Personally, I am starting to find neuroscience to be quite daunting and intimidating. When I enrolled in Dr.Mangels’s course I truly did not know what I was getting myself into (I guess I overlooked the entire “science” part of “neuroscience” and expected to be learning fun, almost trivial facts about the brain…enough to brag about, but not enough to truly understand.) With an exam fast approaching and other responsibilities accumulating, I am finding myself in a rather tough spot.
As for  lab life, every week I feel more and more confident about the Sleep Deprivation IRB. Professor Engle-Friedman, Tiffani, Viktoriya, and I are almost finished with the Part II and cannot wait to finally submit it and begin running our study. This is one responsibility that I am very excited to take on!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity (Lab Openings)

The Occupational Health Psychology Research Lab in the Department of Psychology, under the direction of Professor Erin Eatough, has two (2) openings for undergraduate research assistants starting this fall. Research assistants would be helping out on studies investigating the role of callings, or feeling called to one’s work, as well as studies on injustice and unfairness in the workplace. The purpose of these studies is to better understand how these factors influence job attitudes, emotions, and the psychological health of employees.

Research assistants need to be able to contribute at least 6 hours per week. RAs would join the lab and work with graduate students as well as Professor Eatough. RA’s will gain experience recruiting subjects, collecting data, and managing databases. There may be opportunities to present the research at conferences if you are interested.

To be considered for an interview, please send your resume or CV (please include your GPA), as well as a brief (<350 word) statement of interest, and the days and times of the week you are available this fall.

You may send your materials to

REU Program at Brooklyn College

Applications to the Brooklyn College Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program are now active. The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, gives students the opportunity to design, develop, and execute independent research under the supervision of a mentor from our REU faculty. At the end of the program students are able to present their findings at the Brooklyn College Science Day, a department-wide conference held at the end of the year. In addition to mentored research, students will have the opportunity to participate in a course in ethics training, a neuroscience journal club, and a neuroscience seminar.

Twelve applicants will be accepted for the 2014 semester and each will be awarded $3100 towards payment for hours spent in the lab, as well as academic supplies. (As it is a local program, the stipend is not intended to be used towards housing.) The 2014 program spans fifteen weeks from January 27 to May 16.

The application deadline is Oct. 1 2013. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible!

For more information, please see the Brooklyn College REU site.