Graduate Study and Research Positions for Graduating Students

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The Council on Undergraduate Research is an organization that promotes the involvement of undergraduate students in research across all disciplines. They offer an array of services at no charge. For more information, please visit


Research Positions (updated January 27, 2021)

Searching for a full-time research position can be a full-time job. One place to check is your home department here at Holy Cross. Often, department chairs and other faculty will receive information about an opening.

In addition, there are several excellent web resources you can use to locate a graduate research position.

Pfizer, a world-renowned pharmaceutical company has an excellent web resource regarding career and internship opportunities at Pfizer. There are several entry level positions available within Analytical Research and Development. These are posted at

Below are recent postings I have received regarding research positions for students with a bachelor's degree.


Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships - Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  Anticipated start date is September 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19. (1) Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience. Successful applicants will be involved in a 1-to-2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Completed applications including cover page, CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements are due no later than February 7, 2021. Additional information about the lab can be found on our website: Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at

(2) Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism. The recipient of the fellowship will be involved in a 1-to-2-year training program in data science, cutting-edge computational technologies in a clinically based developmental disabilities research lab. The primary experience will be in daily activities related to training in rapid prototyping and robust development of translational technologies, which may include eye-tracking technologies, image processing, physiological sensing technologies, machine learning projects and experimental paradigms. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Completed applications including cover page, CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements are due no later than February 7, 2021. Additional information about the lab can be found on our website: Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism may be directed to Dr. Angelina Vernetti at

(3) Neurobiology Research Assistant
Job Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Assistant with a background in neurobiology who would like to apply a wide variety of research techniques. Our laboratory investigates the neurobiology of sleep; in particular, we hope to identify the neurotransmitters and neural pathways that underlie narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. The Research Assistant will use methods  including immunohistochemistry, PCR and other molecular biology techniques, mouse colony management, rodent surgery, and physiologic recordings of sleep. The applicant should also have good organizational skills for ordering supplies and basic lab management. Ideally, the applicant will join our lab for at least 2 years. Qualifications: BS or MS with college coursework in neurobiology, biology, and chemistry. At least 1 year of full time laboratory experience in immunohistochemistry, PCR, and research with rodents is preferred. Wage: depende nt on experience Days/Hours: 5 days/week, 8 hours/day, with some flexibility for independent workers
Start date: March 1, 2021, but dates as late as June 15 are possible.  Company Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital with a long tradition of excellence in cutting-edge research. We are located in the Longwood medical area of Boston, the most active biomedical research community in the world. The BIDMC Department of Neurology performs research on a variety of topics involving neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural development, and neurodegeneration. Please apply on-line at: and search for: job # 37700BR.  Also, please email your cover letter and C.V. to: Tom Scammell, M.D.,  Professor of Neurology,

(4) Research Coordinator, Psychology Department, University of Pennsylvania. Job Profile Title: Research Coordinator. Job Description Summary: The University of Pennsylvania is looking for a full-time research coordinator. This full-time, two-year position entails project management, data management, advanced statistical analysis, and other responsibilities. This position is ideal for individuals who are planning to enter a Ph.D. program in psychological science or a related field. Job Description: Duties/Responsibilities: -Develop data collection methods and strategies for data management. -Lead the development of research protocols that clearly describe research objectives and procedures necessary to test hypotheses. -Analyze data using sophisticated statistical techniques and statistical software including R and SPSS. -Design, create, and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure quality data that aligns with research objectives. -Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet research objectives. -Lead multiple data collection efforts by collaborating with several outside agencies and institutions. -Prepare funding proposals, technical reports, and manuscripts for publication. -Perform additional duties as assigned Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and one year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. To effectively carry out these responsibilities, the research coordinator must understand advanced statistics and be able to execute statistical analysis using R (and ideally, other packages like SPSS, STATA, etc.), be able to create and administer surveys using Qualtrics, Prolific, and MTurk platforms, and must have the ability to clearly summarize this research in writing. The research coordinator must also be able to successfully coordinate multi-site research and must be able to function seamlessly in a team environment.  See for examples of research projects. The anticipated start date for this position is summer 2021. Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis, beginning late January or early February. Position is contingent on continued funding. Job Location - City, State:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Department / School: School of Arts and Sciences; Pay Range: $36,401.00 - $65,521.00. Affirmative Action Statement  Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Apply here.