We are looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher in developmental psychology/neuroscience and autism to work on an international project on early child development. The researcher will be joining a multi-institution project funded by the Medical Research Council UK, led by the University of Reading. Partner institutions on this project include the universities of Cambridge, Harvard, Liverpool, Birkbeck, Keele, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Sangath NGO, and Malawi College of Medicine.
The aim of this project is to develop, test, and refine a mobile platform (i.e. app) that incorporates measures of key domains of human behaviour (e.g. cognition, social-emotional behaviour) in 0-6-year-old children. This platform would be used in low-resource settings in India and Malawi to collect normative data from a large sample of children, to eventually help identify children who might have neurodevelopmental/mental health issues. The postholder is expected to contribute to the design and piloting of the mobile platform, as well as analyse data collected by the platform to be reported in conferences and peer-reviewed publications. The appointed individual will receive strong mentoring from well-established scholars as part of this project and be supported in developing new ideas.
Bhismadev Chakrabarti, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Research Director, Centre for Autism
School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading