The Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Dr. Samantha Moore-Berg, is seeking research assistants through the MindCORE Summer Fellowship Program. This full-time, on-campus fellowship is from June 4 to August 11, 2022.

The research assistants will work closely with Dr. Samantha Moore-Berg and the research team on projects aimed at identifying the psychological and communication drivers of real-world social conflict, injustice and inequality, and/or affecting change in intergroup contexts. Applicants with specific interest in intergroup conflict and interventions to reduce intergroup conflict are particularly encouraged to apply. This fellowship is designed to help individuals strengthen their research skills and will include ongoing mentoring and guidance from skilled researchers.

Research assistant responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Dr. Moore-Berg with a variety of day-to-day research tasks, such as assisting with data collection, data coding, data analysis, programming surveys on Qualtrics, developing IRB proposals, writing preregistrations, conducting literature reviews, and writing a manuscript for peer-review.
  • Attending weekly research meetings and workshops.

Research experience in a related field (e.g., psychology, communication, political science) and strong statistical, computer, and organizational skills is preferred, but not required.

Applicants should submit an application through MindCORE by January 15, 2023.

For questions about the MindCORE fellowship please contact imbsummerfellows@sas.upenn.edu. For questions about the lab, please contact pcnl.penn@gmail.com.

We believe that our science is better with a diverse team. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are.