Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience - Deadline 12/5/16

The Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical, developmental, and computational research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism as well as toddlers affected by developmental disabilities at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for research on autism and related social disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training involving clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2016. 

The fellowship's curriculum includes participation in weekly science meetings, weekly Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine, and Departments of Psychology and Statistics.

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, technological, and eye-tracking studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the Lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families, including administering standardized assessment procedures, coding behavioral measures, entering data, videorecording assessments, assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the Lab. 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. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University

Program Directors: Katarzyna Chawarska and Frederick Shic

Additional Faculty:   Suzanne Macari, Kelly Powell, and Scuddy Fontenelle, IV

For more information on the Faculty at the Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic, visit the Faculty webpage.

Award Amount: $30,000 per year in Year 1; $32,000 in Year 2 (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: December 5, 2016

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

For more information and the application form, visit the Fellowship webpage.

Clinical Research Assistant - Community Psychiatry PRIDE Lab (Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) - Posted 10/19/16

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT

What we are looking for:
The Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School is now accepting applications for a full time Clinical Research Coordinator I position. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts (PI and Director: Luana Marques, PhD). The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to communities. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community organizations, which in trun leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. The anticipated start date for the Clinical Research Coordinator is July 1, 2017.

What you get to do everyday:
• Assisting with the coordination of study visits, trainings, and implementation efforts.
• Monitorying new research and data and incorporating into scientific manuscripts.
• Assistance with associated dissemination activities for current studies.
• Overseeing daily activities of undergraduate research assistants, co-ops, and other volunteers.
• Educating staff as new projects are launched, preparedness to speak and explain projects in a meeting setting.
• Acting as a general resource for staff.
• Maintaining and overseeing regulatory documentation for research studies.
• Preparing, submitting and monitoring IRB proposals.
• Assisting with the development of Community Psychiatry PRIDE's research program alongside the research leadership team.
• Playing a key role during program design, planning, and implementation to ensure consistency with the center's mission and goals, and with Partners Healthcare and MGH policies and procedures.

What you bring to the role:
• Must have received a Bachelor's degree (required), preferably in psychology, public health, or related field.
• High proficiency in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking; level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framwork).
• Careful attention to details.
• Good organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and self-manage time.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• High degree of motivation.
• Several months experience with SPSS or other similar software.
• Knowledge of the research process.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written to provide the appropriate level of advocacy for funds and grant applications.
• Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiate plans to address them.
• Demonstrated forthrightness and integroty. Ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicates effectively, and takes ownership and responsibility for activities.
• Superior relationship building skills.
• Superior project management and budgeting skills.


Please email cover letter and resume to kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu

Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience - Deadline 1/6/17

Award Description

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to spend two years using computer programming and basic science to advance our understanding of ASD. Simons Fellows are directly mentored by the program directors and are involved in a highly active and productive community of clinicians, scientists and engineers who study ASD. Previous Simons Fellows have led a wide range of research projects and have gone on to Ph.D., M.D., and Ph.D./M.D. programs, as well as research positions in computer and software engineering.

Fellowship Expectations

Over the course of two years, Simons Fellows work to integrate computational strategies with clinical research goals, guiding a research project from data collection through analysis and publicatiopn of results. Fellows work on developing methods for analyzing visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing understanding of ASD and efforts and early diagnosis. Fellows also complete a training curriculum through their participation in an intensive summer training seminar cover clinical research in ASD (one week), ASD grand rounds meetings (twice a month), social neuroscience lab meetings (weekly) and ongoing didactic practica.

Contact the Simons Fellowship Commutte at simons.fellowship@emory.edu or 404-785-9554 with additional questions.

Sponsor institutions: Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine

Program directors: Ami Skin, PhD., Warren Jones, Ph.D., Gordon Ramsey, Ph.D., and Sarah Shultz, Ph.D.

Award Amount: $32,000 in Year 1

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2017

Application Information: All applications must be submitted electronically. The online application portal will open in November 2016. To complete your online application, you will need a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and a scanned transcript(s).

Visit marcus.org/fellowship or call 404-785-9554 for application materials and additional information.

Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering - Deadline 1/6/17

Award Description

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering is a two-year predoctoral research fellowship designed to prepare graduate-level engineers and linguists for entry into a doctoral degree, leading either to an academic career in speech science and engineering or to a clinical career in speech-language pathology and communication disorders.
The main focus of the training program is early vocal development in the first years of life in children at risk of ASK, as part of a broader interdisciplinary research program mapping out the development and derailment of spoken communication in early childhood.

Fellowship Expectations

Fellows will receive training in all areas of speech science relevant to their goals, including speech production and speech perception. They will also receive training in relevant areas of signal processing, including sampling thoery, spectral analysis and stochastic proccesses, as awell as speech analysis, synthesis and recognition.

Practical training will include computer programming (Matlab, C, Labview), software engineering, hardware design, and sonstruction of laboratory equipment where needed. Additional training will also be provided in experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, statistics, preparation of publications, grant writing, human subject research and bioethics. Fellows will have the opportunity to observe clinical assessments of patients with ASD and related developmental disabilities in the clinic.

Each fellow will design and implement a research project of their own under the direct mentorship of the program director and will be expected to present their results and one or more national or international conferences.

Contact the Marcus Fellowship Commutte at marcus.fellowship@emory.edu or 404-785-9554 with additional questions.

Sponsor institutions: Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine

Program directors: Ami Skin, PhD., Warren Jones, Ph.D., Gordon Ramsey, Ph.D., and Sarah Shultz, Ph.D.

Award Amount: $32,000 in Year 1

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2017

Application Information: All applications must be submitted electronically. The online application portal will open in November 2016. To complete your online application, you will need a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and a scanned transcript(s).

Visit marcus.org/fellowship or call 404-785-9554 for application materials and additional information.

Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience - Deadline 1/6/17

Award Description

The Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to spend two years engaged in state-of-the-art clinical and basic research with children and families affected by ASD. Cohen fellows are directly mentored by the program directors and are involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists who study ASD. Previous Cohen Fellows have led a wide range of research projects and have gone on to Ph.D., M.D., and M.D./Ph.D. programs in clinical, developmental and basic science specialties.

Donald J. Cohen (1940-2001) was a nationally and internationally renowned child psychiatrist who positively impacted the lives of children and families all over the world.

Fellowship Expectations

Cohen Fellows guide a research project from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Over the course of two years, fellows gain in-depth research and clinical experience through work with infants, toddlers and school-age children spanning the full autism spectrum. Fellows also complete and intensive summer training seminar cover clinical research in ASD (one week), ASD grand round meetings (twice a month), social neuroscience lab meetings (weekly) and ongoing didactic practica.

Contact the Cohen Fellowship Committee at cohen.fellowship@emory.edu or 404-785-9554 with additional questions.

Sponsor institutions: Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine

Program directors: Ami Skin, PhD., Warren Jones, Ph.D., Gordon Ramsey, Ph.D., and Sarah Shultz, Ph.D.

Award Amount: $32,000 in Year 1

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2017

Application Information: All applications must be submitted electronically. The online application portal will open in November 2016. To complete your online application, you will need a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and a scanned transcript(s).

Visit marcus.org/fellowship or call 404-785-9554 for application materials and additional information.

Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering - Deadline 1/6/17

Award Description

The Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering will select fellows to be immersed in a two-year training program aimed at the integration of design engineering with neuroscience research.

Fellowship Expectations

Successful applicants will be expected to develop innovative hardware solutions to advance scientific understanding of social neuroscience and ASD. These solutions offer an opportunity to explore human factors engineering, product prototyping and the design of novel tools for neuroscience research. The fellowship is an opportunity for creative engineering and problem solving, in which basic design challenges are defined but the routes to solutions are open-ended. The selected fellows will be mentored by the program directos and involved in a highly active research community of software, systems and quality engineers who work closely with clinicians and scientists to better understand the causes and consequences of ASD. The fellows will learn about neuroscience and ASD while applying design and engineering skills to answer clinical research questions.

Contact the Simons Fellowship Commutte at simons.fellowship@emory.edu or 404-785-9554 with additional questions.

Sponsor institutions: Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine

Program directors: Ami Skin, PhD., Warren Jones, Ph.D., Gordon Ramsey, Ph.D., and Sarah Shultz, Ph.D.

Award Amount: $32,000 in Year 1

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2017

Application Information: All applications must be submitted electronically. The online application portal will open in November 2016. To complete your online application, you will need a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and a scanned transcript(s).

Visit marcus.org/fellowship or call 404-785-9554 for application materials and additional information.

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