Sophmore CogSci Major, Brandon Emerick, gave a TEDx talk entitled, “How the Science of Curiosity Can Crush Your Comfort Zone”
Sophmore CogSci Major, Brandon Emerick, gave a TEDx talk entitled, “How the Science of Curiosity Can Crush Your Comfort Zone”
am hiring a postdoctoral fellow beginning in July, 2020. Students with training in adversity exposure, memory development, narratives, maltreatment, or trauma could expand their expertise in exciting new directions in child and
adolescent development with our team. I targeted faculty who might have someone who is interested. If so, please forward this note!
The fellow will collaborate on several projects concerning disclosure processes and narratives in victimized children and adolescents, including those subjected to human trafficking (e.g., we are evaluating
how variations in questioning approaches affect trafficking victim disclosures, including the amount and type of information reported).
The fellow will be apart of a multi-disciplinary team at UC Irvine and University of Southern California, will be a member of UCI’s Center for Psychology and Law, and will be able to take part in activities in the aw school at USC. We have very strong connections to social services in the county and regularly work with them on child maltreatment
identification and intervention efforts. Thus, there are opportunities to pursue additional research with high-risk populations as well.
Please have interested students email me at email@example.com.
Post-baccalaureate and Post-doctoral Research Positions in Neurocognitive Development Lab
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab (http://ncdl.umd.edu) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park is hiring a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant and a post-doctoral research associate for an NIH/NSF-funded research project examining sleep, memory, and brain development in early childhood (http://ncdl.umd.edu/research.html).
Full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant (Faculty Specialist): The candidate must have or be in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development); previous research experience with human subjects (preferably using EEG or MRI); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; reliable transportation; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.
Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) analyzing behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management and maintenance of budgets, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the
laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.
Post-doctoral research associate: The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in MRI and fMRI data analysis, programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical method, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with parents and children; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Experience with preparation of scientific manuscripts or grant applications is strongly preferred.
We seek a post-doc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques, and who is prepared to be an intellectual contributor to the research. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young children (behavioral, physiological and MRI data collection); (2) data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) contributing to data dissemination (poster presentations, manuscript submissions).
The positions will start in late spring/early summer 2020. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Arcadia Ewell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Tracy Riggins, Ph.D.
UNC T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program – 2020
The University of North Carolina is recruiting for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship position to conduct research on the early brain and behavior development in autism, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Prospective applicants would work with a collaborative team of faculty mentors at UNC that include Joe Piven, Heather Hazlett, Martin Styner, and Mark Shen. This research group is part of the Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) – Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) Network. Extensive opportunities exist with IBIS Network collaborator sites around the United States. Competitive applicants will have a Ph.D. or M.D. and a background in at least one of the following: neuroimaging, neurodevelopmental disorders, and early development. Post-doctoral fellows will be part of an inter-disciplinary NIH T32 research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. This T32 post-doctoral research training program begins in July 2020: positions are for two years (pending successful review during the first year), and stipend levels follow NIH guidelines. NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral positions are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
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|Deadline for applications is April 1, 2020. Additional information on the program can be found at http://www.cidd.unc.edu/education/default.aspx?id=19. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Joseph Piven, M.D. at email@example.com|
Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position at Rutgers University—Newark
The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar. Start date of June 2020 is highly desirable.
The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of attention biases to emotional stimuli and negative affect in infancy, with a focus on risk for anxiety. The study has three data collection sites—Penn State, University Park (PI Koraly Perez-Edgar); Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA (PI Kristin Buss); and the Child Study Center at Rutgers University, Newark led by Dr. Vanessa LoBue. The postdoctoral scholar will have his or her main hub at Rutgers-Newark, but will interact extensively with all three sites and all three PI’s. The study incorporates a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.
The postdoctoral scholar will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing electrophysiological and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.
Position qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with EEG acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with others. Experience with data collection platforms (e.g., BrainVision, Mindware, SMI), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (R, SPSS, SAS) and general computing (MATLAB, Unix, Python) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.
Submit a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will conform to NIH guidelines. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.
This is a one-year NIH-funded position with the potential for renewal. Dedicated funds for research and conference travel are available. Please see NIH policy for salary guidelines. The planned start date is 1 August 2020. Please apply by 15 March at tinyurl.com/musiclabpostdoc. We will review applications until the position is filled.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Postdoctoral research fellow position in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab (https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/) for projects into social engagement and social communication in young children with and without ASD. The fellow will develop and carryout federally-funded research assessing rhythm of social interaction and communication in young children and parents. Candidates should be interested in social or language development and have strong data analysis and organizational skills. Ongoing studies use a variety of behavioral and social neuroscience methods (e.g., eye-tracking, acoustics, movement coordination, standardized assessments, behavior/language coding). Training opportunities and projects will be individualized to fellow’s career goals. Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to psychology, speech sciences, or neuroscience.
For applicants with clinically-oriented backgrounds/interests (e.g., clinical psychology, speech-language pathology), optional opportunities available to conduct clinical assessments or evidence-based interventions for toddlers with ASD participating in the research studies.
Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, references, and sample publication reprint(s) to Dr. Miriam Lense (Miriam.Lense@vanderbilt.edu). Applications considered on a rolling basis.
The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab is an interdisciplinary team including clinical psychologists, speech-language pathologists, neuroscientists, and speech scientists. The candidate will work with Research Analysts, graduate, and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Our collaborative relationships on campus include partnerships with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorder; Vanderbilt Brain Institute; and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt. We are a diverse lab and welcome applications from all individuals, including those from underrepresented groups in science.
Job Advertisement: Post-doctoral Research Position available in Development of Communication
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