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iArea (Neuroscience, Cognitive, Developmental, Social, and/or Clinical)Course Credit Option Y/NPay Option Y/NResearchersDescriptionDutiesAverage weekly commitmentsMinimum Required SemestersContact
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Spring 2018, onwardCognitive NeuroscienceYes (and volunteers)Yes
Dr. Nicholas Turk-Browne (PI: Professor, Psychology)
The Turk-Browne lab is interested in how we see (perception), how we control what we see and how it controls us (attention), and how we store what we see in our heads (learning and memory). We use a combination of behavioral, neuroscientific, and computational approaches. Our past studies were mostly in adults, but we are now conducting some of the first fMRI studies in infants, to answer previously intractable questions (e.g., why can’t you remember anything from before age 4-5?). We are focused on recruiting students interested in the infant fMRI project, but also open to students more broadly interested in perception, attention, and memory.Infant research: helping with recruitment, contacting/meeting families, data collection, video coding, and basic data analysis; applicant must be comfortable with young children.

Adult research: assisting with ongoing studies, including data collection and analysis; possibility of (eventually) conducting independent research; programming and statistical experience desirable and a willingness to learn essential.
8-12 hours per week (decided with advisor depending on duties)2 preferredIf interested in the position, please contact Jonathan at jonathan.daniels@yale.edu with a CV and your availability to meet.
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Fall 2019 onwardSocial, Neuroscience, CognitivePossiblynoAffect Regulation & Cognition Lab

PI: Dr. Jutta Joormann, Professor of Psychology

Supervisor: Ashleigh Rutherford
The goal of this project in the ARC lab at Yale is to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to experiences of diminished reward in depression. We combine a variety of methods in our lab, including EEG, eye-tracking, physiological measures, and computational psychiatry to answer these research questions. We are seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinical psychology who will help primarily with data recruitment, collection, and analysis. Quantitative skills and coding experience is preferred, but not required. Research assistants are invited to ARC lab meetings (Thursdays at 9 during the semester), and may be included in all aspects of research, including, data collection, participant recruitment, literature review, and data analysis.5-10 hours weekly2Please email ashleigh.rutherford@yale.edu with your CV/Resume and a brief description of your interests in our work.
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Spring 2019 - Fall 2019ClinicalYesNoAffect Regulation & Cognition Lab

PI: Dr. Jutta Joormann, Professor of Psychology

Supervisor: Colin Stanton, MS, MPhil
The Affect Regulation & Cognition (ARC) Lab is broadly interested in understanding factors the contribute to the development of depression and anxiety disorders. Currently, the ARC Lab is recruiting highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinicial psychology with a particular focus on biological approaches. Individuals with depression frequently have difficulty experiencing positive emotions, and a particularly exciting branch of research suggests that this difficulty may be intertwined with immune system functioning in the face of stress. Research assistants will have the opportunity to work on a new study in this area.Research assistants working on this project will have the opportunity to contribute to many stages of the research process, including recruitment, data collection, managing and analyzing data, and discussion of current projects and results at our regular lab meetings. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interests in clinical psychology, especially if interested in biological approaches.6 hours/week1 required, 2 preferredSend a CV/resume, paragraph on previous research experience (if any) and interest in the position, class year, major, and GPA to colin.stanton@yale.edu
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020Neuroscience, Cognitivenot at this timeYesAlan Anticevic, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of N3 Division, Anticevic LabWe are looking for undergraduate students to gain experience in our lab in the Spring semester or Summer. (potential to do both). They will be supporting our current research efforts which they can learn more about on our lab website here: http://anticeviclab.yale.edu/ They preferably should have an interest in human neuroimaging. Background in Psychology or Neuroscience. Some statistical and programming skills preferred.Position would include but not be limited to areas of research such as functional neuroimaging techniques and procedures, cognitive behavioral testing, and clinical assessments. Candidate’s duties would include database management for the study, participant recruitment, liaising with other clinicians and team members to facilitate subject recruitment and screening, and other relevant administrative duties as part of this project.8-10 hours/weekprefer 1+Contact lab manager: Nicole Santamauro at nicole.santamauro@yale.edu. Please include a short paragraph explaining your interest in the position as well as your CV.
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Fall 2019 and onwardsClinicalYesNoAnxiety and Mood Disorders Program at Yale Child Study Center; PIs: Wendy Silverman, Eli Lebowitz, Carla Marin, Yaara ShimshoniThe Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program is engaged in clinical research in the assesment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents. Main areas of research include: studying familial factors that influence the development of childhood anxiety; identifying anxiety biomarkers; developing and testing novel interventions to treat social anxiety disorder; conducting randomized clinical trials; developing and testing parent based treatments to treat childhood anxiety and picky eating, and using neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG) to identify mechanisms and targets. Students will be trained in the administration of psychological questionnaires to children and adolescents; learn about statistical data analysis; learn about and administer novel approaches to assessing avoidance and anxiety; assist in the collection of saliva and blood samples; recruitment of research participants; attend research and clinical meetings with Program faculty and clinicians. Students also have the opportunity to develop a research project under the mentorship of Program faculty. 10 hours2Please email your CV or resume to Carla Marin (carla.marin@yale.edu) and a brief description why you would like to get involved in the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program
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Spring 2019 and beyondClinical, neuroscienceYesYesBJ Casey, Director of the Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) LabWe are looking for research assistants to help with the national landmark Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study to track brain development and health in 10,000 children through adolescence (see abcdstudy.org). At Yale, we are enrolling and following 600 families. Experience working with children and teens (either formal or informal) is required. These positions offer experience in recruiting, screening and testing participants. The research will provide opportunities to gain experience in imaging, biospecimen collection, and in neurocognitve and clinical assessments. Contact: bj.casey@yale.edu for more information.10 hours/week2contact bj.casey@yale.edu and provide a resume or CV and a few sentences on why you would like to work on this study.
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Fall 2019 and onwardNeuroscience, Behavior, PharmacologyVolunteer positionNoBrendan Hare ARS in the laboratory of Ronald Duman, Molecular Psychiatry DepartmentThe Duman lab is seeking Yale undergraduates interested in investigating the mechanism of action of rapid acting antidepressants such as ketamine. We approach this topic from numerous directions using molecular and behavioral techniques. The project we are recruiting for will involve using optogenetic techniques to manipulate frontal cortex circuitry that is necessary for the rapid antidepressant response to ketamine. The broad goal of this work is to understand how distinct cellular populations within the medial prefrontal cortex interact with downstream target regions to produce an antidepressant-like response in rodents. We expect research assistants to be involved in all aspects of the project. This would include experiment planning, animal handling, behavioral testing, histology, various molecular techniques, and data analysis. Involvement will vary depending on time available, and the interests of the candidate. You would also be welcome at the Duman lab meeting should you be free during that time period (Monday 12-1pm). 8hrs/week. Weekends available1brendan.hare@yale.edu
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Fall 2019, and Spring 2020Cognitive NeuroscienceYes, or Volunteer NoBrian Bink (PI: Professor Margaret Clark). Yale Relationships Science LaboratoryAre you interested in understanding relationships and what can be done to improve them? Do you want to learn about the ins-and-outs of research, including creating, running, and analyzing studies? And, do you want to work on research that has the potential to improve relationships, increase life-satisfaction, and improve one’s well-being? If these questions excite you, than I encourage you to apply for one of our open research assistant positions at the Clark Relationship Science Laboratory at Yale University. This opportunity is available to volunteers and students requiring course credit, and requires a minimum of 8 hours per week. Working with participants, recruiting participants, analyzing data, literature searches, discussing theories and ideas, planning and preparations for future studiesMinimum of 8 hours per week1 requiredContact Brian.bink@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 + Spring 2020SocialYesYesBrian Scholl (Perception & Cognition Lab)We currently have openings for Yale undergraduates, to help study the nature of seeing and thinking in the Perception and Cognition Laboratory run by Professor Brian Scholl. Our RA collaborators gain experience in all aspects of our laboratory; in particular, most RAs help us design, run, and analyze our various experiments exploring the nature of visual perception, attention, and cognition. Specific topics include phenomena such as attention and awareness, subjective time dilation, vision and art, and how seeing and thinking interact. For more information, please see http://perception.yale.edu/Brian/misc/jobs.html .See http://perception.yale.edu/Brian/misc/jobs.html~ 10 hours / week1See http://perception.yale.edu/Brian/misc/jobs.html
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Summer 2018 and beyondClinicalYNCarla Stover, Associate Professor Child Study CenterDr. Stover's lab focuses on studies of interventions for high risk families including those with violence and substance misuse. We focus on understanding the causes and correlates of violence and substance misuse and mechanisms to intervene to stop family violence, improve co-parenting relationships and father-child relationships.

Assist with recruitment of fathers into a randomized pilot of a fatherhood focused family violence education program compared to intervention as usual mandated by the courts. Assist with informed consent, data collection, and data entry, coding on the project. Student will work closely with Dr. Stover and other lab staff to carry out the goals of the project and follow research protocol. Highly motivated students may also participate in data analysis and writing projects. 8-10 hours1 but perfer 2email your CV to carla.stover@yale.edu
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020ClinicalYesNoCognition and Development Lab (Faculty: Dr. Frank Keil)The Cognition and Development Lab is seeking RAs to begin in Fall 2019. We are primarily interesting in seeking students who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to develop their own research project E.g., if selected, you may work with a graduate student for a semester or two on different projects with adults and/or children, whilst being heavily involved in many aspects of the project's design and implementation. The goal, however, is to prepare students to think about their own research projects in the future. As such, the position is best-suited for rising sophomores and juniors who have an interest in a comprehensive research experience over a longer span of time. Experience and comfortability with children is a big plus. A car, while not required, is also a plus. Please email cognition.development@yale.edu with a single document including your resume/CV and a brief (1-page) cover letter explaining your past research experience (not required) and your current research interests.Research assistants will be involved in many aspects of project design and implementation. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with data collection whilst other skills are being acquired. RAs will likely work with children ages 5-10 at local museums and preschools, and comfortability/experience with children is a must. (Research Assistants will receive training before formal interactions with child participants)5-10 hours (flexible)1, but additional semester preferredFor more information and to apply, please contact us at cognition.development@yale.edu
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Anytime!Cognitive, Behavioral NeuroscienceYes (Volunteer options available as well)NoComparative Cognition Lab (PI Prof. Laurie Santos). Researcher Dr. Shay Ben-HaimWe have openings to help in a study on conscious and non-conscious processing in humans.The studies include visual and auditory non-conscious perception tasks run on humans and will serve as a basis for comparison experiments done in dogs, monkeys, and children. RAs will gain experience in all aspects of the research including reading, data analysis, use of pivot tables, employing statistical analyses results, data collection, assist in planning, and programing of experiments (if wishing to). RAs will participate in weekly lab meetings to disscuss the research, peforme data analysis, and talk about relevant litreature. They will gain experience in all aspects of the research including data analysis, use of pivot tables, employing statistical analyses on resutls, data collection, reading, assist in planning, and programing of experiments (if wishing to).flexible number of hours and schedjuleNo specific constraintmosheshay.ben-haim@yale.edu
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Spring 2019 and BeyondClinicalYesNoDavid Saunders, MD, PhD (PI: Hedy Kober), Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab (Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cog Sci), Child Study Center Are you interested in mindfulness and/or meditation practice? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you ever wonder how meditation could impact attention regulation? If so, we are seeking an undergraduate to join the lab to help study mindfulness practices in child and adolescent populations.

Broadly speaking, the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober, canlab.yale.edu) studies the regulation of craving from behavioral, clinical, psychophysiological, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) perspectives. Additionally (and relatedly), the lab has a longstanding interest in mindfulness-based interventions, both within and outside the context of craving/addiction. At present, Drs. Saunders and Kober are running two mindfulness-related projects: a pilot study of a mindfulness-based ADHD treatment for children and a meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions in children and adolescents.

Previous research not required. This position is ideal for bright, engaged and interested students from all fields of study.
Research assistants are full members of the CAN lab. You will be included in all aspects of the mindfulness-related projects, with the potential to participate in others. Responsibilities may include interacting with participants (children with ADHD) and their parents in all phases of the clinical trial (recruitment, screening, intervention, follow-up), literature searches, assisting with data management, potentially data analysis and/or data presentation.
10 hours per week (or more)2david.saunders@yale.edu -- Please include a short paragraph describing yourself, your interests, why you want to work in the lab, what you could contribute. Be sure to also include the following information: - Previous research and/or clinical experience (if any); - Previous coursework in relevant fields; - Year, Major, GPA; and a CV.
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Spring 2020 onwardBehavioral Neuroscience, Psychology, Animal BehaviorYesNoDr. Amanda M. Dettmer, Associate Research Scientist at Yale Child Study CenterWe study both human and non-human primates to learn more about child development. Human studies are just emerging, and aim to study how early life experiences such as the school environment impact neurological, cognitive, and behavioral development. Nonhuman primate studies focus on mother-infant interactions and infant congnitive and social behavior as models for child development.No previous experience necessary. You will have the opportunity to learn about and engage in the following research activities:

Human research: Recruit participants for studies; Collect data such as hair samples and demographic/behavioral data; analyze hair samples for hormones. Primate research: Code videos of nonhuman primate behaviors for later data analysis; prepare biological specimens for assay/analysis; analyze biological samples; manage research study databases; Both types of research: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data; Review relevant background research/literature; Summarize and present research findings at a lab/journal club meetings, university events, conferences, etc.; Co-author scientific publications emanating from research.
5-10 hours/weekprefer 2+Please fill out this brief application and e-mail it to Dr. Dettmer at amanda.dettmer@yale.edu.
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Fall 2019 and onwardsClinical, research methodsPossiblyNDr. Carlos Grilo; Dr. Valentina Ivezaj; Dr. Jessica Lawson (Program for Obesity, Eating, and Weight Research)Seeking a research assistant to join our team at the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) to perform recruitment and administrative tasks for two longitudinal research survey studies examining bariatric (or weight loss) surgery outcomes among diverse groups. This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and detail-oriented student who is passionate about research and wants to gain additional experience with many aspects of the clinical research process, including recruitment and administrative tasks. Clinic location: 301 Cedar St., 2nd floorThis research assistant will be involved in day-to-day management of two studies including distributing and discussing surveys with participants, which is integral for retention. The research assistant will also have the option of attending bariatric surgery seminars to recruit individuals in New Haven and Fairfield counties. Preferred qualifications: fluent Spanish; available for evening bariatric seminars8-10 hours/week; flexible1 or morePlease submit CV/resume and brief statement of interest to jessica.lawson@yale.edu. Happy to answer questions!
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Fall 2019 - Summer 2021 (flexible) Clinical/DevelopmentalYes (and volunteers)YesDr. Craig Bailey (PI: Associate Research Scientist, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence) The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (http://ei.yale.edu) is hiring part-time and full-time research assistants! Dr. Craig Bailey are seeking highly motivated part-time
undergraduates and recent graduates to fill part-time and full-time (RA) positions in a large, five-year grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (R305A180293)
to test the efficacy of RULER, an approach to social and emotional learning, in preschools across Connecticut. All positions focus on data collection and begin Spring 2019. Applications will continue to be welcomed throughout the duration of the project. Both positions require a minimum 3.0 GPA and are contingent on passing applicable background checks.
Available for school visits in the morning • A commitment of 10 hours a week (minimum) • Multi-semester commitment is preferred, but not required • Preferred experience working with children and/or in schools http://ei.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Yale_YCEI_RA-Flyer.pdf~10 hours/week2 preferredplease submit a (1) letter of interest, (2) CV/resume, and (3) 3 references to the principle investigator, Dr. Bailey: craig.bailey@yale.edu.
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Fall 2019 and onwardsSocialNNDr. David Lewkowicz (Haskins Labs)The Communication Development Lab (CDL) at Haskins Laboratories is seeking highly motivated undergraduates looking to acquire research experience in developmental science. The focus of the studies in this lab is on the development of speech, langugage, and the underlying perceptual, attentional, and cognitive mechanisms that enable infants and young children to process, understand, and acquire speech and language.Research assistants will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of the research. Opportunities will depend on the student’s interests, skills, prior experience with infant and child testing, availability, and the lab’s needs. Research assistants will be involved in various lab activities, including infant and child recruitment, participant database management, testing of participants in the lab and at museums, data management, and stimulus design.8-10 hours/week, with some weekend hours possible1 required (2 preferred)If interested, please email david.lewkowicz@yale.edu and include your CV and a brief statement of your research interests and whether you have any previous research experience.
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Spring 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinical psychology and developmental neuroscience. The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments.Research assistants will have the opportunity to contribute to many stages of the research process including recruitment, phone screening for clinical participants, data collection (with children, adolescents, parents, and adult participants), preparing participants for the MRI scan, managing and analyzing data, development of experiment-related materials, and discussion of current projects and results at our regular lab meetings. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interests in clinical child & adolescent psychology and neuroscience.10 hours/week2Send a CV/resume, paragraph on previous research experience (if any) and interest in the position, class year, major, and GPA to dylan.gee@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinical psychology and developmental neuroscience. The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments.Research assistants will have the opportunity to contribute to many stages of the research process including recruitment, phone screening for clinical participants, data collection (with children, adolescents, parents, and adult participants), preparing participants for the MRI scan, managing and analyzing data, development of experiment-related materials, and discussion of current projects and results at our regular lab meetings. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interests in clinical child & adolescent psychology and neuroscience.10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredPlease email the lab manager Sarah McCauley (sarah.mccauley@yale.edu) with your CV/resume, class year, major, GPA, and a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the lab and any previous research experiences you have had.
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Fall 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinical psychology and developmental neuroscience. The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, real-time ecological momentary assessment, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments.Research assistants will have the opportunity to work directly with participants through our ecological momentary assessment study using real-time data collection through mobile devices/SMS messages. In addition to on-boarding and scheduling participants for this study, research assistants will learn how to oversee this type of data collection and gain exposure to related analytical methods. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interests in the emotion regulation, emotion dynamics, and clinical populations across the lifespan.10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredTo apply, please send a CV or resume, class year, major, GPA, and a short paragraph about your research interests and previous research experience (if applicable) to camila.caballero@yale.edu & sahana.kribakaran@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab under the direction of Dr. Dylan Gee is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in programming analysis related to human neuroimaging. The lab uses fMRI techniques to study the development of emotion regulation processes in individuals following exposure to early-life stress.Research assistants will have the opportunity to see many stages of these studies including writing code that will be a part of analysis pipelines (both behavioral and fMRI) and MRI data collection. Proficiency with computer programming (bash, R, Python, or Matlab) is required. This position is ideal for students with interest in coding projects and human neuroscience, especially in the neurodevelopment of emotion regulation. minimum 10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredTo apply, please send a CV or resume, class year, major, GPA, and a short paragraph about your research interests and previous research experience (if applicable) to camila.caballero@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab under the direction of Dr. Dylan Gee is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in human neuroimaging. The lab uses fMRI techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders.Research assistants will have the opportunity to see many stages of these studies including MRI data collection, quality assurance, and processing. Prior experience working with MRI (e.g., in a research methods class or in a lab) is preferred but not required. Some basic familiarity with computer programming (bash, R, Python, or Matlab) is also preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interest in human neuroscience including clinical, affective, and developmental neuroscience.minimum 10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredTo apply, please send a CV or resume, class year, major, GPA, and a short paragraph about your research interests and previous research experience (if applicable) to paola.odriozola@yale.edu & lucinda.sisk@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and beyondClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in developmental neuroscience. The lab uses behavioral and functional neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments.Research assistants will have the opportunity to help with developing a novel behavioral task that uses virtual reality for developmental neuroscience research. Advance skills with computer programming (e.g., Python ot Matlab) is required. Prior experience working with behavioral tasks (e.g., in a research methods class or in a lab) is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interest in human neuroscience and advanced coding projects.minimum 10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredTo apply, please send a CV or resume, class year, major, GPA, and a short paragraph about your research interests and previous research experience (if applicable) to sahana.kribakaran@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and onwardsNeuroscienceYesNoDr. Hedy Kober, Associate Professor. Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab (Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cog Sci)How strong is your craving for chocolate? How much alcohol do you drink? Can you stop yourself from having it when the craving is strong? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie our ability to regulate our craving? The ability to control our craving (and our emotions more generally) is central to mental and physical health, and is particularly critical for those with substance use disorders (AKA ‘addictions’) and binge eating. The work in our lab includes behavioral, clinical, psychophysiological, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) studies of alcohol drinkers, cigarette smokers, cocaine users, binge eaters, and healthy adults as they regulate craving for food, alcohol, cigarettes, and cocaine, using a variety of strategies. We also investigate how people change following treatment for addictions – do they get better at managing their craving? We investigate both cognitive-behavioral treatments as well as mindfulness-based treatments that include training in meditation.
For more info on our research and some recent press:
canlab.yale.edu
There are a wide variety of opportunities, depending on a combination of interest, experience, skills, availability, and the lab’s needs. These include: recruiting and screening participants, collection and analysis of behavioral data, collection and analysis of psychophysiology data, collection and analysis of fMRI data – including running scans, programming tasks for behavioral and fMRI tasks, and other fun and educational things.10 hours2hedy.kober@yale.edu -- Please include a short paragraph describing yourself, your interests, why you want to work in the lab, what you could contribute. Be sure to also include the following information: - Previous research and/or clinical experience (if any); - Previous coursework in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or philosophy; - Year, Major, GPA; and a CV.
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DevelopmentalYesYesDr. Helen Pushkarskaya (Yale OCD Research Clinic)Looking for undegraduate research assistants and to hire a postgradute research assistant to work on a large scale data collection project. We aim to investigate individual variaions in a process of perceptual and value-based decision formation in general and clinical population. Will work with Yale SOM on in lab and online data collection. Recruitment, data collection, data preprosessing, and data analysis using hierarchical drift diffusion model. For undergaduate research assistants: ~ 10 hours a week flexible. For a postgraduate reseach assistant: full time, 1 year with a potential extention for the second year. 1 required (2 preferred)Email: helen.pushkarskaya@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 onwardsComputational Cognitive NeuroscienceYesNoDr. Helena Rutherford, Before and After Baby Lab, Yale Child Study Center We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and motivated volunteers to engage in experimental research with families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. We want to understand how men and women transition into their parenting role, and how this may be affected by psychopathology (including depression, anxiety, and addiction). Responsibilities may include the collection and analysis of EEG, hormonal, and behavioral (observational coding, decision making, accuracy and reaction times) measures. Students may also help with transcribing interviews, recruitment, literature reviews, and manuscript preparation.8-12 hours a week2 preferredIf you are interested, please email helena.rutherford@yale.edu
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Fall 2019Neuroscience/DevNoNoDr. Hengyi Cao & Michael Bronstein, M.S.The Clinical Neuroscience Lab (CNL) examines mechanisms that contribute to symptoms of psychosis (e.g., hallucinations and delusions). The lab is also interested in determining why individuals develop psychosis and predicting who among at-risk individuals may develop psychosis. Current projects in the lab examine questions such as “Why is it that people who are prone to delusions tend to engage in less effortful thinking, and what are the impacts of this tendency on reasoning?” and “How do people’s neural responses to errors relate to the degree to which they endorse delusion-like and hallucination-like experiences?”

(want more info? http://campuspress.yale.edu/cannonlab/cnsdirectory/)
Research assistants may gain experience collecting data from human subjects, helping run scanning sessions, and recruiting participants (e.g., conducting telephone interviews). RAs may have the opportunity to learn more about MRI, experiment design, and data analysis.8 hours / week1 requiredPlease email Michael Bronstein (michael.bronstein[at]yale.edu) your CV/resume, a short explanation of why you would like to work in the lab, and a brief description of your previous research experiences.
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Fall 2019 Spring 2020NeuroscienceYesYesDr. Ilker Yildirim Assistant Professor of Psychology Cognitive & Neural Computation Laboratory Lab website URL: cncl.yale.eduThe Cognitive & Neural Computation Lab (CNCL) works at the intersection of cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. We aim to elucidate biological computations underlying how we see, reason about, and interact with our physical environments. We approach this goal primarily with computational modeling, and we test these models empirically in behavioral and neural experiments to build a unified account of neural function, cognitive processes, and behavior, in precise engineering terms.We are looking for highly motivated Yale undergraduates to join our group. We are seeking help with the design and implementation of psychophysical experiments and computational models. Programming is a key part of what we do day to day. Experience with probability, linear algebra, or machine learning is a big plus. But above all, we are looking to work with students who are interested in the kind of research we do and are strongly motivated to learn new things.8-12 hours per week1-2If you are interested, please email ilker.yildirim@yale.edu enclosing your CV and a brief description of your research interests.
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Summer 2017 - BeyondClinical, NeuroscienceYesNDr. James McPartland, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology (PI). The McPartland Lab, Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of MedicineThe McPartland Lab investigates autism spectrum disorder from a clinical neuroscience perspective. Our lab is part of the Yale Autism Program and the Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center. We are seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in both clinical psychology and developmental neuroscence. Our research focuses on using EEG and eye-tracking techniques, along with behavorial measures and clinical assessments to better understand the social difficulties associated with autism specrtrum disorder in both children and adults. The McPartland lab has multiple ongoing research projects in which interested students will have the opportunity to learn about and become involved in. (http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/mcpartland)Students will learn about several aspects of the research process; stimulus creation, literature reviews, data collection and analysis. They will will receive training in several aspects of electrophysiological brain research including experimental design; programming experimental paradigms; analyzing and extracting EEG and ERP data. They will also gain further experience with data management and clinical assessments by helping score and file measures. They will have the oppportunity to observe cases in the autism clinic and help with child supervision during parent feedback sessions. Students can work towards an independent research project, but are required to be involved with our work in the lab for 1 year prior to undertaking a thesis involving original data collection.8-10 hours per week.2james.mcpartland@yale.edu
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Fall 2019, onwardSocial and PersonalityNYDr. Joan Monin, Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Social Gerontology and Health LabThe Social Gerontology and Health Lab is a research lab at the Yale School of Public Health. Our goal is to understand how support and interpersonal emotion regulation processes protect caregivers and their partners. We also seek ways to minimize the negative consequences of caregiving, and improve the quality of life and health of caregivers and their partners. We are seeking highly motivated Spanish-speaking Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in social and health psychology and who will help with our Families Coping Together with Alzheimer’s Disease Study (FACT-AD).Research assistants will be members of the lab, and will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, help run sessions in Spanish, and help translate study materials and data. RAs must be available throughout the school year, and on some weekends to run participants. RAs will also help recruit for the study.8-12 hours a week (flexible); Weekend hours may be available1 required, 2 preferredTo learn more or apply for a position, please contact Dr. Monin at joan.monin@yale.edu with your CV/Resume.
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Fall 2019, onwardSocial CognitionNYDr. Joan Monin, Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Social Gerontology and Health LabThe Social Gerontology and Health Lab is a research lab at the Yale School of Public Health. Our goal is to understand how support and interpersonal emotion regulation processes protect caregivers and their partners. We also seek ways to minimize the negative consequences of caregiving, and improve the quality of life and health of caregivers and their partners. We are seeking highly motived Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in social and health psychology and who will help with transcription and qualitative coding of audiotaped interviews from our Daily Stress Reduction Intervention for Spouses of Persons with Early Stage Dementia.Research assistants will be members of the lab, and will help transcribe audiotaped interviews of spouses receiving training with our stress reduction program and talking about their experience as a spouse of a person with early stage dementia. Ras will also be invited to be part of the qualitative coding team. RAs must be available throughout the school year to come into the lab. Hours are flexible.8-12 hours a week (flexible); Weekend hours may be available1 required, 2 preferredTo learn more or apply for a position, please contact Dr. Monin at joan.monin@yale.edu with your CV/Resume.
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Spring 2020 onwardsClinical and SocialYes (and volunteer hours)NDr. Katie Wang, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates to assist with our DREAMS study, a NIH-funded study that examines the role of mental illness stigma as a risk factor for emotion dysregulation and substance use among adults with depression (lab location: 55 Church Street). This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in gaining research experience in the intersection among social, clinical, and health psychology.Research assistants will assist with data collection by serving as panel judges (i.e., confederates) in the Trier Social Stress Test, a social psychological paradigm designed to induce stress in the lab. RAs will also be trained in collecting psychophysiological data via electrocardiogram (ECG) and saliva samples, as well as help with study recruitment.5-10 hours (flexible; should have some weekend availability to run participants)1 required, 2 preferred To learn more or apply, please email Dr. Katie Wang (katie.wang@yale.edu) with your CV/resume.
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Fall 2017 and beyondNeuroscience, developmental, clinicalYNDr. Michael Crowley LabOur work focuses on the broad area of child and adolescent self-regulation. We study a range of topics related to self-regulation including anxiety, avoidance, risk aversion, ostracism/social exclusion, risk-taking/ substance use risk, reward processing, mindfulness and self-compassion.Training will be provided on state-of-the-art EEG data collection techniques. Opportunities are available for undergraduate research projects. Research assistants can be expected to run patients and trials, review literature, and other tasks.8 hours per week. (Flexible)1To apply, contact: Dr. Michael Crowley
michael.crowley@yale.edu
(203) 326-8891
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and beyondDevelopmentalYesNoDr. Molly Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Crockett Lab Blaise Pascal described human beings as “the glory and scum of the universe”. Each of us carries blueprints for an astonishing range of social behaviors, from the heroic to the atrocious. The Crockett Lab seeks to understand this paradox by investigating the psychological and neural mechanisms of social learning and decision-making. Current research questions include: What makes us behave morally when no one is watching? Why does moral outrage feel so good? How do we decide whether to trust someone? How does social media affect our moral behavior? Our approach integrates social psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience and philosophy. We use a range of methods including behavioral experiments, computational modeling, brain imaging, and "big data" analyses of social media behavior. Research assistants are full members of the lab and will be included in all aspects of our research, from literature review and experimental design, to study implementation (including participant recruitment and testing), to data analysis and presentation. ~10 hours per week, flexible1 required (2 preferred)To apply for an undergraduate research position, see here for details: http://www.crockettlab.org/undergraduate-research
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Fall 2019, onwardCognitive, Neuroscience, DevelopmentalYes (and volunteers)YesDr. Nicholas Turk-Browne (PI: Professor, Psychology)The Turk-Browne lab is interested in how we see (perception), how we control what we see and how it controls us (attention), and how we store what we see in our heads (learning and memory). We use a combination of behavioral, neuroscientific, and computational approaches. Our studies are mostly in adults, but we are also now conducting some of the first fMRI studies in infants, to answer previously intractable questions (e.g., why can’t you remember anything from before age 4-5?).Infant research: helping with recruitment, contacting/meeting families, data collection, video coding, and basic data analysis; applicant must be comfortable with young children.

Adult research: assisting with ongoing studies, including data collection and analysis; possibility of (eventually) conducting independent research; programming and statistical experience desirable and a willingness to learn essential.
8-10 hours per week (decided with advisor depending on duties)2If interested in the position, please contact Jonathan at jonathan.daniels@yale.edu with a CV and your availability to meet.
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Fall 2019 and beyondEducational and Social PsychologyYes NoDr. Reuma Gadassi Polack (PI: Dr. Jutta Joormann, Professor of Psychology) Affect Regulation & Cognition LabAre you interested in how maternal depression influences children and adolescents social-emotional development? The depression risk project is looking for highly motivated research assistants who are looking to learn how emotion and its regulation in the interpersonal context are related to risk for psychopathlogy in children of mothers with depression. The project combines human neuroimaging, experience-sampling methods/ecological momentary assessment, as well as behavioral observation and hormonal methods.Research assistants are invited to ARC lab meetings (Thursdays at 9 during the semester), and mayb be included in all aspects of research, according to their preferences, from literature review, work on meta-analysis, participant recruitment and testing, to data analysis and presentation. minumum 10 hours2 required
Please email project coordinator, Dr. Reuma Gadassi Polack (reuma.gadassipolack@yale.edu or arclab@yale.edu) with your CV/resume, year, and a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the depression risk project and any previous research experiences you have had.
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Spring 2019-Summer 2021 (Summers also available)Clinical, NeuroscienceYes (and volunteers)NoDr. Reuma Gadassi-Polack, postdoctoral fellow working with Jutta Joormann (Psychology) and Hedy Kober (Psychiatry)We are looking for RAs for two multi-method studies examining the interplay between cognitive, affective, and interpersonal aspects of the development of depression. The first study examines how children of depressed mothers react to interpersonal situations using a combination of fMRI, experience-sampling diaries, and an observational task. The second study examines how pregnant women react to interpersonal stimuli using a combination of eye-tracking, questionnaires, and hormonal measures.Research assistants will help recruit and run participants to in both studies, perform literature searches and reviews, manage and analyze data, and, depending on commitment length, could participate in writing academic papers. In addition, all RAs are invited to participate in lab meetings (which can be considered as a course).~10 hours a week; depends on the RA's preferences, some duties are relevant to the afternoon/evening/weekends2 preferredreuma.gadassipolack@yale.edu
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Fall 2019SocialNoYesDr. Richard Aslin (Haskins Baby Lab)
The Haskins Baby Lab studies how infants’ brains and minds grow as they learn to process their world. We use neuroimaging (i.e. EEG, fNIRS, fMRI) and eye tracking methods to see how children think, learn, and make decisions. Questions that we are interested include: how do babies recognize objects and produce their first words? How do babies make decisions based on their experiences?Research assistants will have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the research process, including: scoring video recordings of infant eye movements, assisting with eye-tracking and neuroimaging (fNIRS and EEG) data collection, sorting databases, and phone scheduling of appointments.
6-8 hours / week1 requiredPlease email Alice Wang (alice.f.wang@yale.edu) and Rebecca Canale (rebecca.canale@yale.edu) with your CV/resume, as well as a brief paragraph describing why you would like to work in the lab and any previous research experience.
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Summer 2019, Fall 2019 onwardDevelopmental and CognitiveNoYesDr. Roger Jou's lab (Yale Child Study Center)Our lab is a part of the Yale Child Study Center, a leading institution in autism research. We conduct various studies involving genetics and pharmaceutical clinical trials for children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders. We also are engaged with many community outreach initiatives, and manage an on-line and in-person social community of indivuals living with autism and their families.Intern responsibilities involve assisting in the research process for current studies, including subject recruitment and data collection procedures. Individuals will work with families in a research, clinical, and community context and have additional opportuntities for clinical shadowing and mentoring an individual living with ASD.5-10 hrs a week, with weekend/ night hours available2 preferredPlease email hope.koene@yale.edu a copy of your CV and a short paragraph explaining your interests in our lab and relevant skills.
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Fall 2017 - plusNeuroscienceYesNoDr. Steve Chang, Assistant Professor of Psychology and NeuroscienceHow does the human brain make social decisions impacting others? Students will use novel neuroeconomics tasks designed to understand the neural mechanisms of self and other processing using fMRI in humans. Students will work closely with graduate students to design studies, collect data, and analyze data. (http://changlab.yale.edu/gallery/welcome-lab)Students are expected to be a motivated and engaged member of the lab. Programming experiences are strongly encouraged. Students will help design studies, collect data, and analyze data with a graduate student mentor. 10 hours/week1 semester (2 or more preferred)steve.chang@yale.edu
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Summer 2018, Fall 2018 onwardBehavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Comparative Psychology (Animal Behavior)YesYesDr. Summer Thompson, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jane R Taylor's lab in Molecular Psychiatry We are conducting studies aimed at identifying the role of the gut microbiome in complex behaviors relevant to compulsive features of addiction, OCD, or binge eating. This work provides the opportunity for training in operant behavioral paradigms and molecular biology techniques such as qPCR. We are looking for motivated volunteers who are interested in helping conduct this research.Responsibilities may include conducting behavioral experiments in mice and performing molecular biology assays.10 hr/week with weekend hours available, more hours possible during the summerprefer 2+If interested in the position, please contact Summer at summer.thompson@yale.edu with a CV your availability.
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Fall 2019 and onwardsNeuroscience, Cognitive, Development, ClinicalYesNoDr. Wan-Ling Tseng, Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center, YCSC Affective Youth (YAY) LabThe Ycsc (Yale Child Study Center) Affective Youth, i.e., the YAY Lab, is a research lab at the Yale Child Study Center. Our goal is to understand the neural mechanisms of childhood irritability and emotion dysregulation. Understanding these mechanisms can inform how and why irritability develops. We use various techniques such as functional neuroimaging and behavioral tasks to explore this topic. We are seeking motivated undergraduates who are interested in childhood psychopathology and fMRI research. Research assistants will have the opportunity to contribute to many stages of the research process including recruitment, phone screening for potential participants, data collection (with children, adolescents, and parents), preparing participants for the MRI scan, managing and analyzing data, opportunities to be involved in poster presentation and manuscript preparation. Previous research experience is preferred but not required. 10 hours a week; specific hours are flexible2 requiredPlease email Dr. Wan-Ling Tesng (wan-ling.tseng@yale.edu) with your CV/resume, class year, major, and a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the lab and any previous research experiences you have had.
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and beyondNeuroscienceYesYesDrs. Marc Brackett and Christina Cipriano: Yale Center for Emotional IntelligenceThe Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, under the leadership of Drs. Brackett, Cipriano, Hoffmann, Willner, Pringle, Floman, and Bailey, is seeking high motivated undergraduates to fulfill undergraduate research positions in a large multi-year, investigations to develop a suite of tools, strategies, and data points to assess the emotional health of schools, study and improve RULER, and study creativity in the school and workplace. Interest in emotional intelligence, developmental psychology, school culture, and health preferred. Experience working with schools is a bonus.Undergraduate RA’s will be involved in multiple aspects of research (dependent on number of semesters committed). Duties may include, but are not limited to: Reviewing literature on emotion regulation strategy development and social-emotional skill assessments
Coding survey data
Assisting in assessment development and pilot testing
Collecting child and adolescent data in school settings (Spring 2019 and beyond)
Attending weekly meetings
Minimum of 5 hours/week commitment (10 hours/week commitment preferred)At least 1 semester (A multiple semester commitment is preferred)To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and two references to Linda Torv, Program Manager, Research at linda.torv@yale.edu
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Spring 2019 and onwardClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoEmily Cohodes (PhD student) and Dr. Dylan Gee (PI; Assistant Professor of Psychology) in the Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in clinical psychology. The lab uses fMRI techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders. Research assistants will have the opportunity to see many stages of clinical research studies and will assist primarily with coding interviews about experiences of early life stress. Prior experience working with clinical populations is preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interest in pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology, particualrly with a focus on early life stress. 10 hours/week2Send a CV/resume, paragraph on previous research experience (if any) and interest in the position, class year, major, and GPA to dylan.gee@yale.edu and emily.cohodes@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and onwardsNeuroscience, Cognitive, Development, Clinical, SocialYesYesFundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab (PI: Professor BJ Casey)The FAB Lab is seeking highly motivated undergraduates interested in cognitive, clinical, developmental or social neuroscience to assist with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. The ABCD Study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. By following more than 11,000 children over 10 years as they go through adolescence, the ABCD Study is well-positioned to answer a number of questions about the developing brain and the many childhood experiences that shape social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Questions that will be addressed include: How does screen time affect social and brain development? Can sports injuries cause brain damage? How do sleep patterns affect academic achievement? What are the long-term effects of ADHD medications on academics and health? Does drinking coffee or energy drinks have negative effects on children? How does tobacco or alcohol use affect learning and health? Are there extracurricular activities or other experiences that help children do better in school and be happier in life?Research assistants will be full members of the lab, and included in all aspects of the research projects. Opportunities depend on interest, experience, skills, availability and the lab’s needs. Responsibilities may include phone recruitment, interacting with ABCD parents and children, literature searches, assisting with scanning sessions, and data management, including potential opportunities to assist with analysis and presentation of data.10 hours per week2BJ.Casey@Yale.edu. Please include in your email your major, year, research experience and experience working with children, parents or families and CV/resume
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Spring 2019 and BeyondClinical, NeuroscienceYesNoHedy Kober, Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab (Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cog Sci)How strong is your craving for chocolate? Can you stop yourself from reaching for it when the craving is strong? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie our ability to regulate our craving? The ability to control our craving (and our emotions more generally) is central to mental and physical health, and is particularly critical for those with substance use disorders (AKA ‘addictions’) and binge eating. The work in our lab includes behavioral, clinical, psychophysiological, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) studies of alcohol drinkers, cigarette smokers, cocaine users, binge eaters, and healthy adults as they regulate craving for food, alcohol, cigarettes, and cocaine, using a variety of strategies. We also investigate how people change following treatment for addictions – do they get better at managing their craving? We investigate both cognitive-behavioral treatments as well as mindfulness-based treatments that include training in meditation.
For more info on our research and some recent press:
canlab.yale.edu
There are a wide variety of opportunities, depending on a combination of interest, experience, skills, availability, and the lab’s needs. These include: recruiting and screening participants, collection and analysis of behavioral data, collection and analysis of psychophysiology data, collection and analysis of fMRI data – including running scans, programming tasks for behavioral and fMRI tasks, and other fun and educational things.10 hours2hedy.kober@yale.edu -- Please include a short paragraph describing yourself, your interests, why you want to work in the lab, what you could contribute. Be sure to also include the following information: - Previous research and/or clinical experience (if any); - Previous coursework in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or philosophy; - Year, Major, GPA; and a CV.
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Fall 2019SocialYYIvuoma Onyeador, Jack DovidioThe Intergroup Relations Laboratory is dedicated to the study of intergroup relations and diversity. Its goal is to understand (a) the processes leading to prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination; (b) the experiences, adaptations, and resilience of members of stigmatized groups; and (c) how cultural bias and social power influence the nature of intergroup interactions. Related lines of research also investigate methods of reducing intergroup bias, the processes that determine whether a collection of individuals is seen as a cohesive group, how people interpret the presence or absence of bias in ambiguous situations, and factors that undermine and facilitate collective action among stigmatized groups to bring about social change. This research project investigates the effectiveness of diversity training initiatives.The IRL research assistant will focus on running studies in which they interact with managers in the Yale-New Haven Hospital System. They will also be trained in collecting psychophysiological data, as well as verbal and nonverbal behavioral data via videotaping. Finally, the research assistant will engage in coding and cleaning data.up to 19 hours/week1If you are interested in earning research credit, please email Ivy (ivy.onyeador@yale.edu) with your CV/resume, a brief description of your previous research experience, and reasons why you are interested in this research position. If you are interested in a paid position, please submit an application here: https://www.yalestudentjobs.org/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=23387.
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Spring 2019 and beyond
Clinical, Neuroscience, Cognitive
YesNoLab: Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab, PI: Professor Hedy Kober, Supervisor: Postdoctoral Associate Jessica Mollick, Ph. DWe often make decisions in our everyday life, including those that balance potential risks (like losing money) and potential rewards (like winning the lottery). Further, we also learn about cues that reliably predict rewards. Are you interested in how people make decisions and learn about rewards? How about the brain mechanisms involved in both decision-making and reward learning, and how these circuits are changed by drug use and addiction? For this project in the Canlab (Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab), we are seeking an undergraduate researcher to assist with behavioral and fMRI studies of reward learning and decision making in cocaine users and control subjects. You will have opportunities to learn about the brain circuits involved in reward learning and decision making, as well as computational models of decision making and reward learning. Further, you will have opportunities to study clinical psychology, including structured clinical interviews for diagnosis of substance use disorders. Along with working on reward learning and decision-making projects, there are opportunities to be involved in other lab projects related to the regulation of craving, involving strategies to regulate the desire for food, alcohol and drugs (see descriptions at https://canlab.yale.edu/). Previous research experience is not required, but is a plus. Experience or interest in programming and statistics is also a plus. We are looking for motivated undergraduates with an interest in neuroscience and psychology.Research assistants will be full members of the lab, and included in all aspects of the reward learning and decision-making projects. Opportunities depend on interest, experience, skills, availability and the lab’s needs. Responsibilities may include phone recruitment, interacting with participants (including substance users and healthy controls), literature searches, assisting with scanning sessions, and data management, including potentially analysis and presentation of behavioral and fMRI data, and opportunities to assist with meta-analysis, as well as ongoing lab projects on the regulation of craving.
10 hours per week (or more)
11 hours per week (or more)
Jessica.Mollick@Yale.edu and Hedy.Kober@Yale.edu - Please include a short paragraph describing yourself, your interests, why you want to work in the lab, what you could contribute. Be sure to also include the following information: - Previous research and/or clinical experience (if any); - Previous coursework in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or philosophy; - Year, Major, GPA; and a CV.
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Fall 2019 and onwards
Neuroscience, Cognitive, Development
YesNoLab: Clinical & Affective Neuroscience Lab, Postdoctoral Associate Jessica Mollick, Ph. D (PI: Professor Hedy Kober)We often make decisions in our everyday life, including those that balance potential risks (like losing money) and potential rewards (like winning the lottery). Further, we also learn about cues that reliably predict rewards. Are you interested in how people make decisions and learn about rewards? How about the brain mechanisms involved in both decision-making and reward learning, and how these circuits are changed by drug use and addiction? For this project in the Canlab (Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab), we are seeking an undergraduate researcher to assist with behavioral and fMRI studies of reward learning and decision making in cocaine users and control subjects. You will have opportunities to learn about the brain circuits involved in reward learning and decision making, as well as computational models of decision making and reward learning. Further, you will have opportunities to study clinical psychology, including structured clinical interviews for diagnosis of substance use disorders. Along with working on reward learning and decision-making projects, there are opportunities to be involved in other lab projects related to the regulation of craving, involving strategies to regulate the desire for food, alcohol and drugs (see descriptions at https://canlab.yale.edu/). Previous research experience is not required, but is a plus. Experience or interest in programming and statistics is also a plus. We are looking for motivated undergraduates with an interest in neuroscience and psychology.Research assistants will be full members of the lab, and included in all aspects of the reward learning and decision-making projects. Opportunities depend on interest, experience, skills, availability and the lab’s needs. Responsibilities may include phone recruitment, interacting with participants (including substance users and healthy controls), literature searches, assisting with scanning sessions, and data management, including potentially analysis and presentation of behavioral and fMRI data, and opportunities to assist with meta-analysis, as well as ongoing lab projects on the regulation of craving.10 hours per week (or more)2Jessica.Mollick@Yale.edu and Hedy.Kober@Yale.edu - Please include a short paragraph describing yourself, your interests, why you want to work in the lab, what you could contribute. Be sure to also include the following information: - Previous research and/or clinical experience (if any); - Previous coursework in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or philosophy; - Year, Major, GPA; and a CV.
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Spring 2019, Fall 2020cognitive, educational psychologyNoYes, hourly payLab: STEM Program Evaluation and Research Lab (STEM-PERL)
PI: Mark Graham
Looking for a research assistant/intern interested in education research, studying the outcomes of undergraduate students in various learning environments. We have a focus on STEM courses, but what we learn is relevant to other academic disciplines as well. We collect and analyze data from Yale classrooms as well as other universities in the U.S. We are also interested in data from programs that train faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to be better teachers. ***Here are some of the topics we study: active learning, student interest/motivation, growth mindset, student engagement, student trust, academic performance, teacher training, and more!You will have the opportunity to learn about and engage in many of the following research activities:

- Collect data (such as through student interviews or Qualtrics surveys)
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data (using SPSS analysis software)
- Become familiar with a comprehensive database environment
- Review relevant background research/literature
- Summarize data into a report format (text and tables/figures)
- Present research findings at a lab/journal club meeting

...along with other tasks that arise throughout the research project
Flexible1 (but 2 is also an option)View full position listing here: https://tinyurl.com/stemperl-RA1920

For more information & to apply contact Melanie Bauer: melanie.bauer@yale.edu
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Spring 2020 onwardBehavioral Neurosciene
Yes (and volunteer)
No (although option for future paid summer internship if interested)Leah Fleming, 4th year PhD student in Jane Taylor's lab in Molecular Psychaitry Deparment at YaleWe are looking for undergraduates to assist with projects focused on understanding various cognitive behaviors that underlie more complex psychotic symptoms. We study these behaviors in rats and determine how pharmacological and circuit-level manipulations in the brain affect rats' performance. The goal is to try to determine the biological basis of psychotic symptoms experienced by patients (with schizophrenia for instance). This work is in direct collaboration with a human lab using fMRI and TMS to study similar behaviors across different diagnostic groups. Students will mostly assist with running the various behavioral paradigms, handling rats and immunohistochemistry procedures. You will be exposed to some basic wet lab skills and data analysis. You also have the option to attend weekly lab meetings and various talks in the Molecular Psychaitry Department. 8 or more hours/week, and availability on weekends would be great. >1 preferredIf interested, please contact me (Leah) at leah.fleming@yale.edu with your CV/resume. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Anytime!Behavioral neuroscience, Neurobiology YesNoLi Yan McCurdy (graduate student), in Michael Nitabach's lab (Sterling Hall of Medicine)We're interested in understanding what goes on in the fruit-fly's brain during learning. We've known for decades that flies can be classically conditioned (think Pavlov's dogs) to associate odors with punishment, but it's less clear exactly HOW they learn it. We know that mammalian brains learn by performing the same computations that machines use (i.e. machine-learning algorithms), but it's hard to figure out how neurons calculate things, because mammalian brains are big and complicated. On the other hand, fruit-flies have a much simpler nervous system (100k neurons in flies vs 100b neurons in humans), and we have cool genetic tools that let us manipulate and visualize activity in really precise subsets of neurons. So we think flies are a great animal to use to understand how neurons implement computations that generate behavior, which is a really fundamental question in neuroscience. Research assistants will perform behavioral experiments on fruit-flies. They will learn basic fly husbandry, genetics and maintenance, basic wet lab skills (e.g. pipetting), and run sophisticated optogenetic behavioral experiments, in which light is used to artificially activate specific neurons during learning odor-punishment associations, to investigate the role of different neurons during learning. ***Previous experience NOT required. The research project is a great introduction to wet-lab research, where basic wet-lab skills will be taught, whilst performing sophisticated behavioral experiments. Strong emphasis placed on mentoring, so you'll be in good hands!>=8 hours per week, very flexible1liyan.mccurdy@yale.edu
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Fall 2019 and beyondCognitive, Developmental, SocialYes (Volunteer options available as well)NoLucy Armentano, Aleena Hay, Chance Adkins, Prof. Margaret Clark (PI) of the Clark Relationships LabDo you want to better understand how people strive to belong and to be accepted or how close relationships work? Or find out more about how people convey emotions to one another? We are interested in questions such as: Is what you say more important than what you show when expressing emotion? How do different relational contexts shape our emotional lives? Is the strength of your relationship with your partner related to how you express emotion? Our lab seeks a few motivated research assistants to assist in various studies underway in the lab under the supervision of two graduate students. Tasks may include processing the data from a study examining the communication of emotions in romantic relationships, processing the data from a study examining the experience and expression of emotion across daily contexts, and running future studies examining the emotional lives of participants. Research assistants can start quickly getting trained, learning the ethical guidelines and being approved to work with the data. Previous research experience is preferred, although not necessary. The Clark Lab members are committed to making this a truly educational experience for those broadly interested in research. As such, research assistants will also have access to a weekly series of tailored research methods workshops led by a member of the lab and will receive guidance on independent work.Research assistants will be able to take part in many aspects of research from discussing research designs to potentially running studies to data coding to data analysis. This will involve emotion coding, data management, and theoretical discussions of relevant work, among other things. (Note: We don’t expect applicants to already know how to do these things – they will be trained by our research team.). This will also involve participating in a semester long research design series where we will discuss and generate research questions and hypotheses, create study designs to test them, and execute and analyze the results of one of these study design ideas.8-10 hours with flexible scheduling1 required (2 preferred)Contact Lucy Armentano (lucylle.armentano@yale.edu) as soon as possible for more information or to express interest
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Spring 2019 ClinicalY (and volunteer) NMolly Crossman (PI: Alan E. Kazdin, PhD), Yale Innovative Interactions LabOur lab is dedicated to learning more about how individuals of all ages interact with animals and robots to improve their own wellbeing and cope with the challenges of daily life. Examples of ongoing projects are an investigation of the influence of pet dogs on maternal-child interactions and a study of emotional contagion between people and dogs. For summer 2018 and Fall 2019, this position will involve recruiting and running participants in lab-based studies, behavioral coding, entering and cleaning data, and participating in day-to-day administration of the lab. Opportunities to learn the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), DogFACS, and/or maternal mind-mindedness (mother-child interaction) coding schemes. Students may also be involved in conducting literature reviews and conducting online studies. This is an excellent experience for students interested in clinical psychology, children and families, human-animal interaction, and research. For more information please see iilab.yale.eduRecruiting, consenting, and running subjects, data entry and management; behavioral coding; literature reviews; and related lab tasks. Opportunities are available to learn behavioral coding schemes and to participate in manuscript preparation. 8-10 hours1molly.crossman@yale.edu
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2017-2019Clinical, Neuroscience, CognitivePossiblyYesMonica Ordway, PhD, APRN, Yale School of NursingAs part of your experience, you will be mentored, work independently/as a group on projects/tasks, and attend weekly lab meetings. You will be asked to attend home visits with the principal investigator or a member of the research team. You must enjoy interacting with young children and their families. Such work requires multi-tasking, patience, creativity, respect, sensitivity, and the ability to “think on your toes!”5-10 hours flexible1; 2 preferredmonica.ordway@yale.edu
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Fall 2019CognitiveYesNoNatalie Wittlin, Gender and Intergroup Relations Labs (PIs: Marianne LaFrance and Jack Dovidio)What does it mean to be a feminine woman or a masculine man? And how do people's responses to these questions - and beliefs about whether they measure up - affect their mental health and wellbeing? I am seeking motivated and organized undergraduates to assist with research on people’s experiences with their own gender and physical appearance. Interested students should contact me for more details. RAs will be working primarily with a fifth-year PhD candidate and will have opportunities to participate in lab meetings. Students should be familiar with psychological research methods but are not required to have previous research experience. Because RAs will be working with participants and addressing sensitive issues, they should be comfortable interacting with strangers and explicitly discussing identity and emotional experiences.Research Assistants will set up experiments, collect data (i.e., run studies in the lab), and participate in lab meetings. They may also be involved with literature reviews, data analysis, and write-up, to the extent that they are interested. Training and support will be provided.4-12 hours per week (flexible). Weekend hours available.1 requiredTo learn more or apply for a position, please contact Natalie Wittlin at natalie.wittlin@yale.edu with the following information: (1) Name; (2) Class year; (3) Major; (4) Psychology courses taken and grades for each course; (5) Resume/CV (should include any previous research experience); (6) A one paragraph description of why you are interested in this position.
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Spring 2019 and onwardClinical, Developmental, NeuroscienceYesNoPaola Odriozola (PhD student) and Dr. Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development LabThe Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab is seeking highly motivated Yale undergraduate students looking to gain research experience in human neuroimaging. The lab uses fMRI techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders. Research assistants will have the opportunity to see many stages of these studies including MRI data collection, quality assurance, and processing. Prior experience working with MRI (e.g., in a research methods class or in a lab) is preferred but not required. Experience with computer programming (UNIX, bash, R, python, or matlab) preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with interest in human neuroscience including clinical, affective, and developmental neuroscience.10 hours/week2Send a CV/resume, paragraph on previous research experience (if any) and interest in the position, class year, major, and GPA to dylan.gee@yale.edu and paola.odriozola@yale.edu
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AnytimeSocial and PersonalityYNPhil Corlett, PhD (Belief, Learning, & Memory Lab)This internship is with the Belief, Learning, and Memory Lab, head by Dr. Philip Corlett. This lab focuses on delusion and hallucination research. The team studies the neural basis of human associative learning and belief formation – relating these processes to delusional belief formation. The position is located at Connecticut Mental Health Center.The student will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and interacting with study participants. We anticipate that these participants will have a range of psychotic illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. The student can be involved in multiple studies which may involve functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), etc. They will be tasked with recruiting study participants and administering phone screens. They will also assist in running study visits with participants, including collecting informed consent, administering questionnaires, conducting clinical assessments, and carrying out other necessary study procedures. The student will aid in data entry and management. They will be handling sensitive information and documents, following HIPAA and Yale guidelines.8 or more hours. Flexible.1 or morePlease submit CV/resume to philip.corlett@yale.edu and a.gould@yale.edu. Happy to answer questions! Multiple openings.
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Fall 2019/Spring 2020Clinical/Neuro/DevYes (and volunteer)NoPI: Dr. Maria Gendron, Affective Science and Culture LabThe Affective Science and Culture lab examines diversity in emotion. We aim to understand why individuals and societies can vary dramatically in what emotions are felt, how they are expressed and perceived, and how they function. A uniting theme of our work is to examine how conceptual knowledge (what we know about emotion) and language (how we label and talk about emotions) shapes how emotional experiences and perceptions of emotion unfold. We are seeking highly motivated students who are interested in gaining research experience in affective science. In many cases, our research has a cultural focus, but it also draws on multiple traditions, including cognitive science and social/affective neuroscience. We employ a variety of methods including experience sampling, field research, lab-based behavioral and psychophysiological experiments, and neuroimaging (with particular focus on functional near infrared spectroscopy).Research assistants may be directly involved in preparation of experiments, data collection and analysis. RAs may also be involved in qualitative data coding (of experimental responses and narrative data). For most types of lab involvement, students with any language/cultural background are welcome to apply. For coding projects, we are specifically seeking research assistants who are either native English speakers or native Mandarin speakers. Depending on interest and experience, research assistants may be invited to assist in analysis of physiological data. Depending on when students become involved in the lab, development of an independent project is possible. All RAs are asked to attend weekly lab meetings4-10 hours per week (flexible). Weekend hours may be available.2 preferredTo learn more or apply for a position, please contact Dr. Gendron at maria.gendron@yale.edu

If you have a current CV or resume, please attach it along with a brief description of your interest in the lab.
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020Clinical, child psychology/psychiatryYesNoPI: Dr. Paul Bloom, Mind & Development Lab, Researchers: Juia Marshall, Emily Gerdin, Gracie Reinecke, Matti WilksThe research carried out in this lab explores the social development of children. Some of our main interests include: moral reasoning and moral action in children and adults; empathy, the common sense conception of the self, third-party punishment, the obligation to help others, etc. We work with children ages 4 to 12 years old. Please visit our website for more information: minddevlab.yale.edu Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in child studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting (1.5 hours) where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs. Interns will have to a minimum of 2 hour call shift during the day and 2 hour call shift at night (6PM to 8PM) per week.8-10 hours (Flexible) We work around your schedule2 semesters requiredPlease email the lab manager: alexa.sacchi@yale.edu
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Fall 2019ClinicalYesNoPI: Dr. Yarrow Dunham, Social Cognitive Development Lab
Researchers: Various
The Social Cognitive Development Lab is looking for highly motivated Yale undergraduates who are interested in helping us uncover how children and adults perceive the world around them and, more specifically, how they think and reason about social groups and intergroup experiences. If interested, descriptions of graduate student and post-doctoral research interests can be found at http://www.socialcogdev.com/people/. WowResearch assistants will be directly involved in preparation of experiments, facilitation of experiments (within the lab and during school and museum visits) and data collection. RAs may support ongoing projects in the lab or be assigned to a specific study, depending on need. RAs are encouraged to attend weekly lab meetings, weekly reading groups, and have weekend availiability for going to recruitment events and weekend museum shifts. RAs must be comfortable interacting with young children ages 3-12 as well as parents in person and over the phone.8-12 hours per week (flexible). Weekend hours available. 2 preferredTo learn more or apply for a position, please contact the lab manager, Sophie Arnold, at sophie.arnold@yale.edu .


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Spring 2018 and beyondBehavioral neuroscience, Neurobiology YesNoPree Sareen (Postdoc), in Michael Nitabach's lab (Sterling Hall of Medicine)Our lab is broadly interested in understanding how neural circuits generate complex behaviors in the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and worm (C elegans). We use a combination of genetic, neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational tools to probe these circuits. Specifically, this project is focused on understanding how fruit-flies make choices under conflicting taste information. If you're interested in understanding how neural circuits create complex behaviors, and are excited about getting some wet-lab experience, we'd love to have you as part of our team!Research assistants will perform behavioral experiments on fruit-flies. They will learn basic fly husbandry, genetics and maintenance, basic wet lab skills (e.g. making soutions), and run sophisticated optogenetic behavioral experiments, in which light is used to artificially activate/silence specific neurons in freely moving flies, to investigate the role of different neurons during choice-making behavior. The research project is a great introduction to wet-lab research in a genetically-tractable animal model.8 or more h/week. Scheduling is flexible.1preeti.sareen@yale.edu Some background in Biology and quantitative fields will be beneficial.
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Spring 2017 - Spring 2020Clinical and CommunityYes, volunteer available as wellNoProfessor Joy Kaufman (PI), Department of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention and Community ResearchUsing an implementation science frame, our research team evaluates community-based interventions with the goal of determining the factors that lead to successful implementation of evidenced-based or promising practices and understanding the effecteveness of these interventions in improving the health and safety of community residents. We are seeking two undergraduate research assistants to assist with qualitative coding 1) for a variety of public health projects that focus on cancer control, hypertension, and obesity prevention and 2) for a National evaluation of interventions to reduce domestic violence related homicide. Students will be trained in qualitative data analytic techniques, will be exposed to theories and methods for community-based research and will learn strategies to report research findings to community providers and community members. Please email amy.griffin@yale.edu if interested. Undergraduate assistants will be trained in qualitative data analysis procedures and will apply them to focus group and interview transcripts. Students will be trained to code and analyze data using NVivo software. Students may also be asked to conduct literature reviews or to create written summaries of findings and if desired can be involved in the development of manuscripts. 8-10 hours per week. Scheduling is flexibile.
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020Clinical, NeuroscienceY (and volunteer)YesProfessor Julian Jara-Ettinger (PI), Computation and Cognitive Development LabOur lab runs a range of studies with children, mainly between the ages of 4 and 9, and adults. Our studies focus on how both children and adults understand abstract social concepts, including thoughts, beliefs, desires, and fairness. We aim to understand how and when these concepts develop over the course of development, and how they are applied by adults. We also investigate how children and adults teach and learn from others. For past studies conducted by Julian Jara-Ettinger visit http://www.compdevlab.com/Research assistants will work closely with graduate students and the lab manager. RA’s will be involved in all aspects of research including data collection, participant recruitment, study design and data coding and analysis. RA’s will collect data at museums (including the Peabody), preschools and in lab. Some weekend availability is strongly preferred, as is experience working with children. RA's will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings, in which new study ideas will be presented and discussed.
8-10 hours per week (flexible)1 required, 2 preferredcontact the lab manager at colin.jacobs@yale.edu
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Spring 2019, immediate opening, funded till Spring 2021Molecular, computer simulation,animation, teachingYesProfs. Fred Sigworth (Physiology, BME, MB&B) and Hemant Tagare (Diagnostic Imaging, BME)Cryo-EM is an important new approach in structural biology that is being applied to many biological macromolecules, especially the macromolecules of nervous systems. We are one of four US groups developing training materials for an NIH initiative in cryo-EM techniques, https://tinyurl.com/yc2pezqw . We are looking for undergraduate students to develop new graphical computer simulations. These will form the basis of video animations for an online lecture series on the mathematical foundations of cryo-EM structure determination. Matlab is the computer environment we have been using for simulation of wave diffraction and image processing, for example, but students may choose other languages. They will learn cryo-EM theory and practice, build experience in simulation and video animation, and become part of an online-instruction project.Under the guidance of Profs. Sigworth and Tagare, research assistants will develop small computer programs to simulate key steps in electron-microscope image formation, and to simulate steps in the subsequent processing of EM images for 3D structure determination. They will use these programs to create video animations for incorporation into a video lecture series. If desired, research assistants may participate in the instructional videos and in Yale's MBB/CMP710b course directly.//1 required, more preferredEmail to fred.sigworth@yale.edu
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Spring 2019 - onwardNeuroscienceYN (but possible in the future)Rick Crouse, 4th year PhD student in Marina Picciotto's lab in Molecular Psychiatry Department (lab above med school Blue State)Why do we learn about some things faster than others? Why are some memories stronger than others?
We control neuron activity with lasers in the brains of mice to investigate learning and memory. In other words, we use optogenetics (among other techniques) in awake, behaving mice to better understand how certain brain circuits are involved in learning and memory during reward learning.
We are looking for undergraduates to help in every aspect of the project and perhaps design their own related experiments.
Students will handle mice at all stages of the experiment (surgery and behavioral tasks) as well as histology and data analysis. Prior lab experience is NOT required--just dedication and willingness to learn! 10 or more hours per week, with some availability on weekends being ideal. 2 or moreSend your CV to richard.crouse@yale.edu if interested!
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Fall 2019 and onwardsSocial Neuroscience; Developmental SciencePossiblyNoSeth Axelod Ph.D. & Emily Cooney Ph.D., Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD) yield.yale.eduYIELD is dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of those affected by chronic emotional dysregulation, including Borderline Personality Disorder and other self-destructive coping. We are particularly committed to approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that enhance compassion and cooperation among those struggling with these problems, their families, and professionals attempting to help them. Current projects involve data we are collecting for quality improvement and measurement-based care within DBT outpatient, day hospital, and residential levels of care.Research assistants may gain experience collecting questionnaires from day hospital patients and other data from medical records, and data management including scoring measures to be shared with patients in feedback sessions. RAs may have the opportunity to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, research methods, and data analysis.10 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible.2Please email seth.axelrod@yale.edu and emily.cooney@yale.edu your CV/resume inlcuding major, year, and GPA with a brief description of your previous research and/or clinical experiences, and a short explanation of how working with us fits with your interests and goals.
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Fall 2017 - BeyondCognitive/ClinicalYesNoThe Automaticity in Cognition, Motivation, and Emotion Lab - Professor John Bargh (PI: Anton Gollwitzer and John Bargh)There are two projects which we are currently working on. (1) Do lay people exist who can accurately judge the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people? In other words, do ‘super psychologists’ exist in the general population? What cognitive, social, and personality constructs relate to having such an ability? Specific tasks will include reviewing literature, designing experiments, collecting data, editing papers. (2) Does a domain-general dislike of pattern deviancy underlie individuals' prejudice and stigmatization. Can dislike of deviancy even in simple geomtric shapes (one triangle slightly out of line in a row of triangles) predict prejudice and stigmatization? All are welcome to apply! anton.gollwitzer@yale.eduSpecific tasks will include reviewing literature, locating and collecting data, statistical analysis. Students may enroll for research experience, a senior project, volunteer, and/or depending on the level of contribution be included as an author on possible papers10 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible.1Simply contact me! anton.gollwitzer@yale.edu
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Fall 2018 and beyondClinical, NeuroscienceYesYesThe Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab, PI: Dr. BJ Casey, Psychology DepartmentThe FAB Lab is part of a large national study, the Adolescent Brain and Cognitve Development (ABCD) Study that is following the brain development and cognitive and health outcomes in over 10,000 9-10 year old children over the next 10 years. Interested undergraduate students at Yale will have the opportunity to be involved in this study and work with the FAB Lab team and over 600 of these youth in the CT and NY area. Research assistants will have the opportunity to see many stages of the study including scheduling, screenings, neurocognitive assessment, biospecimen collection, MRI data collection, quality assurance, processing and back-up. Prior experience working with MRI (e.g., in a research methods class or in a lab) is preferred but not required. Experience with computer programming (UNIX, bash, R, python, or matlab) preferred but not required. This position is ideal for students with an interest in human neuroscience including affective, clinical, cognitive and developmental neuroscience.A least 10 hours per week2 semesters requiredPlease email the PI at BJ.Casey@yale.edu
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Fall 2019, Spring 2020Clinical, NeuroscienceYNoThe Yale Infant Cognition Center PI: Dr. Karen Wynn Researchers: Ashley Jordan
Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from 4 months to 4 years old. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world. Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/
Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs.8-10 hrs/wk (Flexible) We will work around your schedule2 semesters requiredPlease contact the lab manager: alexa.sacchi@yale.edu
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Fall 2019SocialPossiblyYesThe Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy - Dr. Chin ReyesThe Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy under the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in an effort to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas. Recently, faculty from the Zigler Center developed a classroom observation tool called the CHILD (Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development; Gilliam & Reyes, 2016, 2017). The CHILD intends to promote the quality of social-emotional interactions in early child care and education settings.Job tasks:
create detailed descriptions of recorded video clips of classroom interactions
assist in editing videos
assist in summarizing literature relating to classroom quality, social and emotional learning, early childhood mental health consultation, equity, and similar areas.
assist in other center duties as assigned

Requirements:
strong organizational skills, a meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, proficient in Microsoft applications, proficient in Adobe Premiere, or willing to learn how to use the software. Web design/development a plus.
10-15 hours/week1Please email Maddy (madeline.klotz@yale.edu) with your CV/resume and a brief description as to why you are interested in this position.
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Any timeClinicalPossiblyPossiblyProgram for Obesity, Eating, and Weight Research (POWER)- PI: Dr. Carlos Grilo (Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine)- Contact: Dr. Rebecca BoswellAre you interested in learning about treatment for obesity and loss of control over eating? We are seeking a research assistant to join our team at the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) to perform recruitment and administrative tasks for ongoing clinical trials investigating treatment for individuals with binge eating disorder. This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and detail-oriented student who is passionate about research and wants to gain additional experience with all aspects of the clinical research process, including recruitment, medical record management, and administrative coordination tasks. Clinic location: 301 Cedar St., 2nd floor. This research assistant will be involved in day-to-day management of studies and will be in direct contact with patients. The research assistant will have the option of gaining additional research training, including participating in weekly meetings and working on collaborative and/or independent research projects.8-12 hours per week.2 preferredPlease submit CV/resume and brief statement of interest to Rebecca.Boswell@yale.edu. Happy to answer questions!
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Spring 2020 and beyondNeurosciencePossiblyVolunteerJordon White, Ph.D- Postdoctoral Researcher under Arie Kaffman, MD PhD Department of Psychiatry- Contact Dr. Jordon WhiteThe Kaffman lab is seeking Yale undergraduate interested in investigating the how early-life stress alters developmental trajectories. We approach this topic using molecular, behavioral, and imaging techniques in the rodent. The project we are currently recruiting for will involve identifying and characterizing changes in various cell populations of this hippocampus following early-life stress. The broad goal of this work is to understand how stress impacts the microenvironment of the hippocampus and how this can alter brain development and affect changes in adult emotional and cognitive processing.We expect research assistants to be involved in most aspects of the project. This may include experiment planning, animal handling, behavioral testing, histology, and various molecular techniques. Involvement will vary depending on time available, and the interests of the candidate. You would also be welcome at the Kaffman lab meetings should you be free during that time period (2ndWednesdays of the month 4-5pm).10 hrs per week minimum. This can include some weekend time if that works for you.2 preferred (could include the summer)Please submit CV/resume and a brief statement of interest to jordon.white@yale.edu
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