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STUDY COORDINATOR POSITION (starting June 2018, must have B.A. in Psych)

The Promoting Adolescent School Success P.A.S.S.; https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pass.vcu.edu&d=DwIFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=2v1YDTuLPZHmQ3biX2-eYJtwmkDFynkXP0v_D7Uvn2-s4HJoHSE2YgHJFTcV7n3z&m=9CizrEiGJCTQ-83cW7KYdq4ZztKqdvdqX8yRPVTiUpI&s=v-GRgAp3l5TZ16pP9FcAUf2jvX_EUXtsDl-VA9_SGPo&e=)
research group in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of
Psychology is recruiting to fill a full-time Study Coordinator position.
The anticipated start date is June, 2018.  The duties and responsibilities
of this position are to organize and oversee the day-to-day operations of a
federally funded research study titled “*Longitudinal Evaluation of the
Impact of Sleep on the Academic and Social Functioning of Adolescents with
and without ADHD*” (Institute of Education Sciences – R305A160126; PIs
Langberg/Becker - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__psychology.vcu.edu_people_faculty_langberg-2D1.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=2v1YDTuLPZHmQ3biX2-eYJtwmkDFynkXP0v_D7Uvn2-s4HJoHSE2YgHJFTcV7n3z&m=9CizrEiGJCTQ-83cW7KYdq4ZztKqdvdqX8yRPVTiUpI&s=MvWWiAM8dD763yl6lfMQ2qLOffoeVTHXCMV9iyHO0C4&e=.
This is a multi-site study which includes the collection of subjective and
objective measures of sleep, symptoms, and functioning at five timepoints
across the transition from middle to high school for 300 participants (150
ADHD and 150 comparison). The study coordinator plays an integral role in
assuring that the study objectives are met and are accomplished within the
specified timeframe. The coordinator is responsible for organizing,
scheduling, and helping to administer all of the study follow-up
evaluations. The coordinator is also responsible for tracking and assisting
with participant retention activities and reporting weekly to the PI on
progress towards goals. In addition, the coordinator is responsible for all
aspects of data collection, including ensuring that rating scales are
administered to parents, teachers, and students and are completed, scored,
and entered within the expected timeframe.

The position will provide the employee with extensive training and
experience interacting with youth with ADHD and their families and
implementing and publishing research studies. The P.A.S.S. research group
has many on-going and recently completed studies that the coordinator may
collaborate on, including school-based intervention randomized controlled
trials with middle, high school, and college students with ADHD. The
candidate will have the opportunity to develop independent research
questions, learn to analyze data, and to present findings at conferences
and through publication. This position would be ideal for an individual
with a long-term goal of completing graduate training in psychology.

Qualifications

The position requires excellent writing skills; initiative, flexibility,
the ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal and
organizational skills. Specific requirements:

·       Bachelor’s degree in psychology or equivalent combination of
education & experience
·       2-year commitment (e.g., apply to graduate school at beginning of 2
nd year)
·       Prior experience assisting with the coordination of research
studies
·       *Experience with REDCap is strongly preferred *
·       Strong attention to detail and organizational & analytical skills
·       Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple requests, and keep a
positive attitude
·       Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel in particular)
·       Ability to clearly and respectfully communicate with other study
staff, parents, and teachers

Please e-mail the PI, Dr. Langberg, with questions or to convey interest
and attach a C.V./resume to the e-mail that includes undergraduate major
and GPA – jlangberg@vcu.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged
to apply.

Internship at the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI)

We are looking for responsible and committed students to assist with research at the ANDI. Student interns can request to receive course credit for interning !
Join our research team and gain hands-on experience with Autism research, in particular with organizing and conducting behavioral and neuroscientific experiments. Student interns will increase their familiarity with individuals with autism, as well as neuroscientific methods, including EEG and fMRI. Weekly hours are flexible.
Applicants must:
- Be able to commit for the duration of a semester
- Have good oral and written communication skills
- Has basic knowledge on research methods
Prior experience with programming/data analysis, conducting research,
or working with children with special needs is welcome but not
required. Please submit a resume and cover letter to the address below.
Contact: Callie Stezar at autism@gwu.edu

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?

Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/).

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 20th, 2018.

The visit will include:

·       individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests

·       attending research presentations and lab meetings

·       information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life

·       information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training

·       networking with current graduate students

·       a tour of campus

To apply: students should send:

1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day
2) an unofficial copy of their transcript
3) their CV or resume
3) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by February 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at bat5x@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu.

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