The Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab (directed by Elizabeth Redcay: www.dscn.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland is inviting applications for a postdoctoral associate. This position is supported by an NIMH-funded grant investigating how brain network organization contributes to atypical social interaction in autism spectrum disorder. Research in the lab is focused on understanding the role of social-cognitive and motivational systems on the typical and atypical development of social interaction. We use functional and structural MRI methods, including task-based activation and functional connectivity methods during task and rest.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience, or related field, and significant expertise with advanced analytical approaches, including advanced statistical approaches and functional MRI methods and analyses (functional connectivity and graph theory methods are a plus). Prior background in social neuroscience, developmental cognitive neuroscience, or autism research is also a plus but not required.
This is an excellent position for qualified candidates to 1) gain expertise in high-priority research fields including autism and developmental neuroscience, and 2) advance methodological expertise through collaborations between the DSCN lab and the Laboratory of Cognition & Emotion (directed by Luiz Pessoa: www.lce.umd.edu). Further, the postdoc would be part of a supportive lab environment that prioritizes professional development, including publications and grant-writing experience. Finally, UMD is an ideal location to connect with and learn from diverse researchers both within UMD (e.g., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program, Maryland Neuroimaging Center) and locally (e.g., NIH, UMD-Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, Children’s Hospital, Georgetown). UMD is located in College Park, MD, just 5 miles from the vibrant and exciting city of Washington DC.
The position is open immediately but start dates into Fall 2020 will also be considered. This is a one-year position renewable contingent on performance and funding.
Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research experiences and goals, and contact details for three references to Elizabeth Redcay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.