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Job Oppty: Lab Manager/Jr. Lab Assoc., New York University

Lab Manager/Junior Laboratory Associate Position, New York University

2018-19 Academic Year

New York University, Department of Linguistics

Child Language Laboratory

Interfolio position URL

The Child Language Laboratory at New York University, directed by Dr. Ailís
Cournane, invites applications for a one-year full-time lab manager
position, starting Sept 1, 2018.

 

Our lab focuses on semantic and syntactic
development in typically developing children. We use a variety of corpus
and experimental methods both in the lab and at local daycares. Under
supervision of Dr. Cournane, the lab manager’s tasks will include aiding
with the development of research, administration and project management,
and recruiting and running participants. The weighting of tasks is subject
to expertise and to lab needs. This position is an excellent opportunity
for an interested and committed individual to get guidance and experience
with lab-based cognitive science research.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant
field (Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders, Psychology,
Computer Science, or similar) in hand by start date. The candidate must
have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills and be a
proactive and engaged learner with a professional and developed work ethic.

The ideal candidate has basic (or better) computer programming and
statistical skills (R), has experience working with toddlers and preschool
aged children, is proactive and comfortable interacting with families,
teachers, and preschool directors, and has advanced undergraduate cognitive
development, syntax and/or semantics background. Valuable skills and
experiences include: prior research experience (especially with
eye-tracking and/or behavioural tasks), training in linguistic theory, and
experience with science outreach and public engagement.

*New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University
is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition),
sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or
expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status,
national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,
domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally
protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.*

Required Documents: 2 page statement of interest; 3 letters of
recommendation; CV; transcript(s); writing sample
Application Deadline: Jan 22nd (midnight EST), letters from recommenders
due by Jan 22nd.(changed from the original notice of Jan 15)

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio: Interfolio
position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/47711
Any questions should be directed to cournane@nyu.edu

The Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute

 

A new summer program is being launched by a few faculty at UCLA, the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI for short). The basic idea is to bring together promising graduate students and postdocs interested in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence for two weeks of transdisciplinary exploration. Participants and faculty will fall roughly into three sub-themes:

  • Recognizing Intelligences (i.e., non-human biological intelligences)
  • Shaping Human Intelligences (how development, culture, technology, etc. shape human capacities)
  • Programming Intelligences (artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications)

 

An outstanding international faculty has been assembled, and  they anticipate stimulating discussion and debate across a range of cutting-edge topics. In addition to attending lectures and engaging in discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with guidance from DISI faculty and staff.

The Summer Institute will be held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from July 29 to August 12.

Reviewing of applications begins on February 1, 2018. Roughly 40-45 participants will be selected. Apply here.

If potential applicants have any questions, they can reach out to our wonderful Program Administrator, Dr. Stephanie Meredith, at disicontact@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for helping us build an exciting new intellectual community!

www.diverseintelligencessummer.com

 

40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

40th Annual Meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society
Changing Minds
Madison, Wisconsin US
July 26 – 28, 2018
(Tutorials & Workshops: July 25, 2018)

Plenary Speakers:
Helen Neville, University of Oregon
Matt Botvinick, Google DeepMind
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania

Rumelhart Prize Presentation:
Michael Tanenhaus, University of Rochester

Cognitive scientists from around the world are invited to attend CogSci 2018! The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society is the world’s premiere annual conference for the interdisciplinary study of cognition. Cognitive Science draws on a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics, and methodologies, and CogSci 2018 reflects this diversity in its theme.

In addition to the invited presentations, the program will be filled with competitive peer-reviewed submissions of several kinds: research papers, contributed symposia, publication-based talks, member abstracts, tutorials, and workshops.

The online submission is now open.  Review the criteria and make your submission.

Submissions may report on work involving any approach to Cognitive Science, including, but not limited to, anthropology, artificial intelligence, computational cognitive systems, cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education, evolution of cognition, linguistics, logic, machine learning, network analysis, neural networks, philosophy, and robotics.

Please see the submissions page on the conference website for submission categories, including a new option to publish only the abstract portion of 6-page submissions. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. All submissions must be made via the conference program website.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Internship Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program. There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application deadline passes, (January 21, 2018) each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period. Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog

To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. Apply here. For more information, visit our website, or email Recruiter@orau.org.

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and the U.S. Army Institute for Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program (BS Candidates) opportunities. Additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities.

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship

Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program

 

For questions, please contact:

 

Sharon C. Rice

Recruiting & Marketing, Program Specialist

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development

ORAU

Maryland Office

4692 Millennium Drive | Suite 101 | Belcamp, MD 21017

Office: (410) 306-9200 | Direct: (410) 306-9201 | Fax: (410) 306-9306

recruiter@ORAU.org

Info Session: Living Lab at the CT Science Center

Sign up for the Connecticut Science Center info sessions on  Wednesday 11/30 or Friday 12/1! We’re planning on making better use of a collaboration with the local science museum to run experiments and do outreach, and you’re invited to participate. Even if you don’t have any experiments that would be a good fit for a science museum context (and you’d be surprised what can be), we’d even take people who just want to do some outreach about language research with non-scientists. If you’re interested, please use this link to sign up. Even if you can’t make the days/times listed, feel free to put your name down, and we’ll email you the information we’ll be discussing. We will likely have Megan Dempsey, our contact at the CSC, as a guest on at least Friday.

Laurel Hall, room 106 –  Wednesday (11/29, noon) or Friday (12/1, 3pm)

Summer Research Programs

Now is the time that summer research programs are announcing their 2018 deadlines! There are 699 summer research programs posted on the Pathways to Science site.

At Pathways to Science students can find summer research listings:

Students will be able to find:

– 57 summer science exposure programs for high school students
– 607 PAID summer research programs for undergraduates
– 30 PAID summer programs for post-baccalaureate students (including graduating seniors)
– 56 PAID summer programs for graduate students

For even more search options and filters, try our advanced search page.

If students need help finding programs that fit their interests, please email the Director below:

Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor
David Siegfried, Executive Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
www.PathwaysToScience.org
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The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

12/8 – Psychosis as a window on perception and belief

The Cognitive Science Colloquium Series presents:

Friday, December 1
4pm
Oak 109

Phil Corlett, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University will present a lecture on:

Psychosis as a window on perception and belief

Psychosis has many causes but is generally defined in terms of conscious experiences of the world, and of oneself, that deviate appreciably from consensual reality. It may be useful to break it down into its component symptoms of anomalous perceptions (“hallucinations”) and bizarre and inexplicable beliefs (“delusions”). A major challenge in developing a comprehensive and coherent understanding of psychosis is to characterize the nature of disturbances that may give rise both to a profoundly altered experience and understanding of the world and to an impairment in one’s capacity to sample and use evidence in order to optimize inferences. I will argue that these symptoms both entail devising a world model that accounts for one’s reality. I will explore the degree to which developing our understanding of the brain as a predictive inference device can provide a powerful explanatory framework within which to understand the disruptions in conscious experience of the world that characterize psychosis, from fundamental and pervasive perturbations in interoception, exteroception, self perception to wider disruptions in how one infers the contents of other minds. Moreover, by refining our understanding of how these disturbances may occur, we gain valuable insights to how the brain generates our experiences more generally.

 

Summer Internship Opportunity at Boston College

*Summer Internship at the Language Learning Lab*

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua
Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018.
Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to
contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to
apply here.

Application deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

*Internship details:*

– The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 – August 17).
– The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
– The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows
full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.
– This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the
summer ($11/hour).

*Eligibility:*

– Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in
Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
– Preference will be given to applicants with previous research
experience and experience with children.

 

You can find more information about the position here.
Please contact the lab manager
<skorb@bc.edu> with any questions.

Call for Applications: IBACS’ Summer Graduate Fellowships

 

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is inviting applications to its Graduate Fellowship Program.

These 3-month fully funded summer fellowships are intended for graduate students working on topics with relevance (broadly construed) to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. IBACS Graduate Fellows attend a short grant-writing workshop at the start of the summer period (May 14 & 16, 2018), and will be expected to submit an application to the NSF GRFP, NRSA (pre- or post-doctoral fellowship), or equivalent, in the Fall.

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 8th.

Graduate students who are not US citizens are eligible to apply, and are expected to work with their advisor to develop an external research proposal if they are not eligible for graduate fellowships. Students who were fellows in 2016 or 2017 may apply if they submitted the external grant proposal they developed last year and it was not funded, with the expectation that they will revise their previous grant or develop a new one.

Please refer to the full details here.