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UCD Junior Specialist @ Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN)

Dr. Cameron Carter's Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) laboratory at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified candidates to fill an available Junior Specialist (research assistant) position for the "Effects of PFC tDCS on Cognitive Control, Attention Lapses, and Coordinated Neural Activity in the Theta and Alpha Bands" (tDCS) study at the UC Davis Medical Center. 

Our research focuses primarily on studying the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The goal of this study is to use a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), to test a theoretical model in which attention lapses are regulated by the suite of cognitive control functions mediated by the prefrontal cortex (PFC). tDCS will be used in combination with electrophysiology (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to examine stimulation-induced changes in neural activity related to cognitive control in healthy adults. The incumbent will gain experience using technical, clinical, and study coordination skills. 

For more information about the lab, please visit https://carterlab.ucdavis.edu/front/index.php
Please complete the application at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03889.

Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website. Positions have a one-year appointment with an additional year based on performance, and we strongly consider applicants who are able to consider a two-year commitment.

For full consideration, applicants must apply by midnight on December 9, 2020. For any additional questions about the position, please contact Alesia Richardson (aarichardson@ucdavis.edu).

 

Posted: 11/13/2020

Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute's Undergraduate Scholarship

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute's Undergraduate Scholarship application is now open!
The deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 29th at 11:59 pm.
Reminder that these are student-initiated mentored projects. Each student will get $2000-$2500 (per-student funding decreases slightly as a function of group size). Mentors receive $500 per project they mentor.
Last year we funded 20 projects total and we expect to fund a similar number this round.
You can find more information here, but to highlight a few important items:
  • Students do not need to apply with an identified mentor. If their application is selected and they do not have a mentor identified, we will work to pair them with a mentor associated with HDSI at that time.
  • Students from any major can apply, but Data Science majors and minors receive priority.
  • The funding period is over a full year (January 2021- December 2021), so students must be planning to remain enrolled at UCSD through next Fall quarter.
  • Students may apply as a group with a maximum of three group members.

 

Posted: 11/13/2020

UCR Riverside Audiovisual Speech and Audition Laboratory (RASAL) Opportunities

Professor Lawrence Rosenblum at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) is currently looking for graduate students for his Riverside Audiovisual Speech and Audition Laboratory (RASAL). Two research programs are conducted in RASAL.

Research on audiovisual speech perception examines: the integration of audio and visual (lipread) speech; the visual information for lipreading; the relationship between face and voice information; inadvertent imitation of audio and visual speech; and cross modal learning of speech and speaker perception. Research on general auditory perception examines: auditory affordances; auditory distance perception; human echolocation; and perception of approaching sound sources including hybrid cars. Professor Rosenblum’s research is currently supported by a National Science Foundation grant.

The UCR Department of Psychology has facilities to conduct research using advanced behavioral, EEG, and fMRI methodologies. 

Students accepted into the UCR Department of Psychology PhD graduate program are guaranteed five years of financial support through fellowships, research assistantships, and/or teaching assistantships.

Those interested should send their CV directly to lawrence.rosenblum@ucr.edu

 

Posted: 11/13/2020

Caltech WAVE Fellows Undergraduate Research Program

Caltech is now accepting applications for our WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program.

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty.

Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!

Research-specific information sessions scheduled throughout November.

Applications due January 9, 2020. APPLY HERE

Posted: 11/09/2020

Academic Connections Instructor

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2021!

UC San Diego Academic Connections is looking for enthusiastic, committed UC San Diego graduate students to teach a four-week online course for high achieving high school students for summer 2021.

This pre-college summer academic program is targeted to motivated, college-bound high school students. The goal of this exciting program is to connect select high school students with UC San Diego by providing high quality college subject matter courses. 

Please visit our website, http://academicconnections.ucsd.edu, for information on courses offered in the summer of 2020. Students can teach a class offered in the past or develop a new course based on their own expertise.

APPLY TODAY!

Posted: 11/05/2020

U.S. Department of Defense Research Opportunities

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation.

To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.

View the complete list of current DoD Research Opportunities

Posted: 10/21/2020

Experian UX Internship

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Engineering intern–Innovation

Interested in fighting fraudsters or solving big identity challenges for businesses? You’ll get hands-on experience working on impactful innovation projects and prototypes aimed at pinpointing fraudsters and improving consumer experiences when they interact with businesses. You’ll be an immediate contributor by testing new ideas and helping transition those with the most value to our core product and development teams.

If you’re a coder who loves to experiment and test your ideas, are an aspiring entrepreneur with strong technical skills and you have a firm belief that technology can play a role in making people’s lives better, then consider an internship with our Innovation team!

Your primary mission will be to understand our business needs and product requirements and transform that understanding into user-focused and intuitive products, device interfaces, and platforms for mobile, desktop and web.

 

The role

Our goal is to develop and test prototypes in lockstep with our external partners to solve big problems and deliver value. To be successful, we’ll need to conceive, design and build these prototypes rapidly, then iterate based on feedback. So having a strong understanding of front-end and a general understanding of back-end development, as well as design thinking and UX methods are important.

Reach out to us if you have some experience in:

❑ Gathering and evaluating user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers

❑ Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

❑ Developing UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like

❑ Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders

❑ Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)

❑ Creating rapid prototypes to validate design concepts with stakeholders and customers.

❑ Collaborating and communicating professionally with clients and internal teams.

❑ Designing user-experiences from low-fidelity sketches to clickable web-based prototypes and hi- fidelity pixel perfectmockups.

❑ Staying on top of UX trends

 

Other requirements

❑ Experience in or strong desire to learn about innovation processes, including product discovery, Agile iteration duringdevelopment, product/process measurement and optimization in production

❑ Some experience with mobile apps, desktop software, web applications, voice UI, device screen and physical interfaces

❑ Experience with responsive Web design and frameworks that incorporate strong grid principles, such as Bootstrap.

❑ Ability to recognize and predict use cases and user interaction, including happy path as well as edge and corner cases,and incorporate them into designs.

❑ Growing understanding of information design and user psychology.

❑ Portfolio of design projects

❑ Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)

❑ Portfolio of design projects

❑ Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)

❑ Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop

❑ Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

Given current circumstances related to the pandemic, this intern role will be completely virtual, including interviews and onboarding sessions. But don’t worry, we’ve been working virtually for the past several months. We're asking for you to be focused on Innovation projects 15 to 20 hours a week and we’re hoping to have our next group of interns work as a cohort for a full year, starting together in the Fall ‘20 semester.

Below are answers to a few other questions you might have:

❑ Is the internship paid?

Yes! Reach out to learn more.

❑ Is the internship for the fall semester, or the full academic year?

Preferably full academic year, with the opportunity to be selected for a full-time summer internship atthe conclusion of the academic year. But we will also consider students who may be entering their finalsemester of studies.

❑ Is the time commitment flexible, depending on a student’s class schedule? (i.e., does Experian have a preferred work schedule for interns such as days/times/time blocks)?

There are no specific days/times and work will likely be completely virtual (using video chat for mostmeetings) at least for the first semester. We can typically work around students’ class schedules, but we doprefer that interns commit to two full days of work per week rather than spreading their time throughout afive-day work week. This allows for more focused time with Innovation team members on projects.

To apply, reach out now to Michael.gross@experian.com and Charlie.vlahogiannis@experian.com

For information about Experian, go here: https://www.experian.com/corporate/about-experian

 

Posted: 09/17/2020

SULI Program - Spring 2021

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Term: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli Applications are due October 7, 2020. 

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/Frequently-Asked-Questions  

Applications Due: 10/07/2020

How to Apply: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply

 

Posted: 08/05/2020

QI Learning Academy: 2-Quarter AIP Internship

QI LEARNING ACADEMY: 2-QUARTER AIP INTERNSHIP
AIP 97/197. Complex Systems Research Methods for a Changing Planet: QI Learning Academy
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 | T/Th 5:00pm - 6:20pm | 4 Units Per Quarter
Online Instruction & Faculty-Led Research Project Internship for UC San Diego Undergraduate Students
Jointly Taught by Multiple Faculty Members Affiliated with the Qualcomm Institute. Many of the problems facing the world today are embedded in complex systems. The multiple interacting components of complex systems make studying these problems challenging. Students participating in this blend coursework and research program will engage in coursework to learn the theory and skills needed to apply to a research question under the supervision of faculty affiliated with the Qualcomm Institute. Students will work on different research questions in interdisciplinary teams throughout this two quarter internship experience.
The research projects will be thematically related to the “Changing Planet” theme, on diverse topics including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, San Diego city data, availability of potable water, and visualizations of different models of future climate predictions. At the end of the internship, we expect students to have improved their understanding of how to approach a complex problem, how to conduct a literature search and write a critical review, and how to analyze data related to their particular research problem, as well as organizing and analyzing data more generally.
This is the program for you if you are someone who is academically curious, deeply inquisitive, and independently motivated to succeed.
Prerequisites for AIP 97: thirty units completed; 3.0 minimum GPA.
Prerequisites for AIP 197: ninety units completed; 2.5 minimum GPA.

For more information, visit enrich.ucsd.edu/aip/
To apply, visit the posting on AIP InternLink