Postdoctoral Fellowship in Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D. and Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D. are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a longitudinal research project examining the development and neural bases of emotion processing. The overall goal of the project is to test the combined effects of neural, physiological, behavioral, and familial risk factors in early life on vulnerability to anxiety in early to middle childhood. Tools used include neurophysiology (EEG, ERP), neural metabolic functioning (fNIRS), physiological (autonomic nervous system) stress reactivity, behavioral indicators of reactivity to threat, and family environmental risk (maternal psychopathology, stress exposures) between infancy and age 7 years. The research fellow will participate in all levels of the research investigation, including data collection, overseeing of data processing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or clinical psychology or cognitive or affective neuroscience. Preferred applicants will have experience in structured clinical interviewing and physiological data processing (cardiac, respiration, RSA, etc.).
Additional desired experiences include training in EEG/ERP, fNIRS, and/or advanced signal processing routines. Experience conducting research with children is strongly preferred.

This position is open for a start date of July 1st, 2020. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dr. Charles Nelson ().