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University of Salzburg, Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience Salzburg (CCNS): PhD studentship

We are inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind” (https://phdim.ccns.sbg.ac.at/) at the University of Salzburg. The research topic “Fetal programming and high-density baby EEG“.

Description of the research program on “Fetal programming and high-density baby EEG”:
This project focusses on the formation of prenatal memory as well as the early development of cognition and attachment. In particular, the project will focus on auditory processing of (prenatally acquired) familiar and unfamiliar stimuli in newborns and toddlers. Today it is well-known that even newborns have considerable cognitive resources. They for example prefer their mother’s voice over that of female strangers and can discriminate between different languages at birth. Because these astonishing cognitive abilities are observed a few hours after birth already, they are likely to be developed already before birth. In the current project we intend to focus on early auditory processing and the formation of memories using hdEEG, ECG and videography.  Moreover, the earliest stages of development of cognitive abilities and attachment are thought to be significantly influenced by maternal strain (including stress, depression or anxiety) during pregnancy wherefore we intend to also focus on these aspects throughout our upcoming studies.

The Doctoral College will admit students for the upcoming winter semester (1st October 2019) and offers numerous benefits to its students: salary for a period of 3 to 4 years (including health and social insurance), equipped work space, cover of research consumables, specific technological training courses (e.g. fMRI, EEG, MEG), presentation, writing and teaching skill training, full funding of congress participation, workshops and international courses, including stays in foreign partner laboratories.

Candidates must hold a master’s degree or equivalent with a relevant specialization in one of the above listed academic areas of the programme at the time of entry. Prior application is possible. The language of the graduate programme (teaching) is English; hence English proficiency is indispensable. Good command of German language would be a great benefit as the experimental work in lab will be with German-speaking mothers and their infants.

Name of department/lab
University of Salzburg
Department of Psychology
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience Salzburg (CCNS)
 
Name of supervisor
Manuel Schabus, Univ.-Prof., Dr. ()
Laboratory for “Sleep, Cognition and Consciousness Research”
Website: www.sleepscience.at

 Deadline for applications: 15.7.2019

Georgetown University Medical Center, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery: Post-doctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral Fellow: Brain plasticity and reorganization of spatial function after perinatal stroke, Georgetown University Medical Center
Supervisors: Barbara Landau and Elissa Newport, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery

The Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery at Georgetown University Medical Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow who will serve as the lead on a project examining spatial representation in adolescents and adults who have sustained a perinatal arterial ischemic stroke to the left or the right hemisphere many years earlier. This project is part of a broad effort to understand the general principles by which the brain reorganizes after damage early in development, including the constraints under which cortical and behavioral organization emerges in both visual-spatial representation and language. The post-doctoral fellow will focus on visualspatial representation, complementing the team currently working on the organization of language and space after perinatal stroke. The project utilizes a combination of experimental behavioral and brain imaging methods to examine a range of visual-spatial functions, using novel experimental probes as well as standardized measures. The post-doctoral fellow will further refine existing experiments and will design and implement new experiments to complement those already in progress. S/he will also work with the team to recruit participants, carry out the behavioral and imaging tasks, analyze both behavioral and brain imaging data, and prepare the results of the studies for  resentations and publications.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related field, and a strong background in visual-spatial representation and its development. The position also requires experience with brain imaging techniques for adolescents and adults (and preferably also children), excellent skills in interacting with children, teenagers, and families, excellent skills in research methodology and scientific writing, strong quantitative and programming skills, and strong organizational skills needed to coordinate the multiple experimental probes and regularly interface with the language team.

Funding is guaranteed for one year with a second year fundable upon review. Further funding extensions are also possible.

For more information, please contact Dr. Barbara Landau, Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University (landau@jhu.edu) or Dr. Elissa Newport, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, Georgetown University (eln10@georgetown.edu). Applicants should include a letter of interest (including a statement of fit between their interests/skills and the project), a CV, and the names of three references who can be contacted for recommendation letters. Applications will be reviewed promptly. The position may start as early as June 1, 2019, but will be open until the right candidate is identified.

York University, O.U.C.H. Lab: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neonatal Pain and Distress

Host Institution: O.U.C.H. Lab, York University; www.yorku.ca/ouchlab 

Position Location: Toronto, Ontario. Canada.

Application Deadline Date: June 30, 2019 or earlier if appropriate candidate is found

Position Description:

The O.U.C.H. Lab is leading a 1.89-million dollar Collaborative Health Research Project with funding by all three Canadian Funding Councils (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The overall goal of this grant is to innovate a new infant pain assessment methodology for NICUs around the world by synergizing the expertise of an internationally renowned team of leaders from two countries (Canada, UK), two hospitals (Mount Sinai [Toronto, Canada]; University College London Hospital [UK]), and five research institutions (York University, University College London, McMaster University, Sick Kids Research Institute, and University of Calgary). Building on decades of research, PI Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell is leading an energetic team of behavioural and biological scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, & legal and health professionals to develop a machine learning algorithm that will use biological and behavioural data to better discriminate infant pain-related distress responding. This project will also explore ethical and social-cultural aspects of computer-assisted decision-making in the NICU. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to help lead the Canadian team’s data collection efforts in beautiful Toronto, Canada, in addition to building up their own innovative independent expertise synergizing disciplines integrated within the grant. There will be annual expectations regarding publication leadership, conference travel, and meetings that will require travel to the UK. We thank applicants in advance for their time, but we will only contact shortlisted applicants.

Qualifications:

– A Ph.D. in Psychology, Biology, Nursing or a related field by start date of fellowship.

– EEG experience (formal coursework in neuroscience, EEG data collection and EEG analysis is preferred) is required for all non-nursing postdoctoral applicants. o If a Nursing applicant, registration as a neonatal nurse in Canada is strongly preferred

– Motivated to commit to a multi-year project is required (minimum 2 -year commitment)

– Experience with neonatal pain or other areas of study in early infant development is preferred

– Strong publication record demonstrating leadership in peer-reviewed journals

– Experience with coding and analysis of behavioural data

– Ability to start in September 2019 or January 2020 (July 2020 would be considered)

– Willingness to collaborate (e.g. join virtually in team meetings, come to Toronto for organized training) beginning in August 2019 regardless of 2019/2020 start date.

 
Submission Instructions:

Please submit an application package to  including:

– Cover letter (no more than 1 page that clearly addresses the qualifications listed above and interest in project)

– CV with names of 3 academic references that we can contact

– 2 sample publications

– Academic Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate; unofficial is fine)

McGill University, School of Communication Science & Disorders: Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Fellowship in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Start date: September 2019

We are seeking clinician-scientists for this prestigious fellowship to investigate human communication sciences and disorders.

Eligibility includes:

  • clinical credentials in speech-language Pathology or Audiology or a related field.
  • any citizenship
  • PhD in communication Sciences & Disorders or related fields is preferred but we will consider applicants without a doctoral degree who propose a project that is well aligned with the program objectives

The award value is $35K and may be renewed for a second year.  A $2500 allowance for research-related expenses (e.g. conference travel) is also included. The clinical professional will develop and implement a research project in collaboration with one or more faculty within the school.  Our objective is support research activities that lead to advances in clinical practice or training or provide new findings that may launch an ongoing clinical research project.

Applicants are encouraged to work with SCSD faculty in developing a brief (2-page) proposal that includes the following:

  • Relevant background
  • Specific aims, i.e. research question or hypothesis
  • Brief description of methodology
  • Comment on feasibility of the project – including possible difficulties
  • Expected outcomes (wrt knowledge gained and/or training involved)
  • SCSD faculty who will be involved
  • Comments on the specific roles of the applicant and SCSD faculty who will be involved

To apply, please submit a CV and along with your project proposal, and the names and contact information for two referees, by May 31, 2019 to the .

San Diego State University, Department of Psychology, Brain Development Imaging Laboratories and the Center for Autism: Postdoctoral Position

CLINICAL and DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT of AUTISM ACROSS the LIFESPAN

An NIH funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Brain Development
Imaging Laboratories (BDIL; bdil.sdsu.edu) of the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State
University (SDSU), and the SDSU Center for Autism (autism.sdsu.edu). The position will
combine clinical evaluations of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the
lifespan (toddlers, children and adolescents, young and mature adults) in the context of
multidisciplinary autism research spanning projects in neuroimaging, developmental
neuropsychology, and bioinformatics. Current research at BDIL applies advanced anatomical,
functional and diffusion MRI and (in collaboration) magnetoencephalography, in combination
with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of
ASD.

Preference is for applicants who are trained in neuropsychological or developmental
assessments, including evaluation and diagnosis of ASD and other developmental disorders
(candidates who are research reliable on ADI-R/ADOS-2 will be favorably reviewed).
Applicants with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or equivalent, who have completed an
APA-approved clinical psychology internship, and possess or are fully eligible for California
licensure as a psychologist will be preferred. Applicants who have experience in the study of
young children will be preferred.

The fellow will actively participate in diagnostic, developmental and neuropsychological
evaluations of children and adults diagnosed or suspected of having an ASD, as part of clinical
research protocols, as well as provide supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students and
trainees from other allied professions affiliated with the Center for Autism (e.g., speech
language pathology, licensed professional clinical counseling). The ideal candidate will also be
involved in all aspects of BDIL multidisciplinary research projects, including data analysis and
manuscript preparation. Candidates with a track record of research productivity are strongly
preferred.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Inna Fishman at
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Sponsor Institution: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Program Directors: Ralph-Axel Mueller, Inna Fishman, Ruth Carper
Start Date: Flexible

Johns Hopkins University, Language and Cognition Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual-Spatial Representations: Experimental and Computational Approaches

The Language and Cognition Lab at Johns Hopkins University has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow who will serve as the lead on a project examining the development and use of spatial representations in children and adults. The project uses block construction as an exemplar domain to examine the nature and use of spatial representations in complex tasks that involve substantial planning and motor deployment of those plans. It is being carried out by a large collaborative team including members of Cognitive Science (Language and Cognition Lab, PI: Barbara Landau), Education (Spatial Cognition Lab PI: Amy Shelton) and Computer Science (Computational and Robotics Lab, PI: Greg Hager). The team uses a combination of experimental (including eye tracking and standardized developmental assessments) and computational/ machine learning approaches. The post-doctoral fellow will be tasked with leading the cognitive experimental aspects of the research, and linking that work to that of the engineering team. The cognitive aspects of the project include helping to design and implementing new experiments, recruiting and testing child and adult participants, managing and trouble-shooting the analytic system (in collaboration with the engineering team), analyzing data, and preparing the results for talks and publications. The post-doctoral fellow will also supervise a team of undergraduates who work on the cognitive side, and interact regularly with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate researchers on the engineering side. S/he will organize our weekly team meetings (which include all team members), and keep track of and coordinate progress between the cognitive and engineering team members. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to interact with other graduate and  undergraduate students’ work during Dr. Landau’s and Dr. Shelton’s weekly lab meetings.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science or related field, a strong cognitive science background, excellent skills in research methodology and scientific writing, experience working with children and their families, excellent computer and technical skills including developing and managing large databases, strong quantitative skills including familiarity with multilevel or repeated measures / nested data structures, and strong organizational skills for coordinating multifaceted research projects. Preferred qualifications include an interest in spatial cognition, interest and skills in computer science and computational methods, basic programming skills, familiarity with MATLAB, Tobii eye tracking platforms, and standardized developmental assessments (i.e. DAS, WRAT, KBIT, WISC). Funding is guaranteed for one year, with a second year fundable upon review. There is also the possibility of extending funding beyond two years, pending new grants.

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Landau, Department of Cognitive Science (landau@jhu.edu). Applicants should include a letter of interest (including a statement of ‘fit’ between the candidate’s interests/ skills and the project), a cv, and the names of three references who we may contact for recommendation letters. Applications will be reviewed promptly. The position may start as early as June 1, 2019, but will be open until the right candidate is identified.

University of Oregon, Center for Translational Neuroscience: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct and assist in work related to projects examining the efficacy and effectiveness of caregiver-supported interventions for families experiencing adversity. This position is ideal for candidates interested in translational neuroscience and who express strong interest in both behavioral and neurobiological intervention outcomes for caregivers and children. The position is part of the Stress Neurobiology and Prevention (SNAP) lab, housed within the Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Oregon. Under the direction of Dr. Philip Fisher, director of both the SNAP lab and CTN, the primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Scholar will be to develop, write, and publish manuscripts using existing datasets from large, randomized-controlled trials of parenting interventions. In addition, the Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with planning and data collection of an upcoming randomized-controlled trial, as well as contribute to the preparation of future grant proposals.

For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in clinical/development psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline.
• Strong record of publications (including first-author manuscripts) in peer-reviewed journals.
• Extensive experience with acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting research data, and summarizing findings via written reports and oral presentations.

Professional Competencies
• Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (SPSS, Qualtrics, Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
• Excellent scientific writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong ability to work independently when preparing manuscripts for publication.
• Previous experience with analysis of intervention data (i.e., randomized controlled trial) or longitudinal data.
• Topical expertise in early adversity, prevention science, infant and child development, and parenting.
• Proficiency with advanced statistical analyses (e.g., linear mixed modeling, structural equation modeling).
• Previous experience with analyses and interpretation of neural measures (e.g., EEG/fMRI) and biological measures (e.g., cortisol).
• Previous management experience either during graduate training (e.g. managing a team of undergraduates) or during previous employment.
• Experience in the planning, implementation, and tracking of a research project comprising multiple assessments

Apply Here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523630/postdoctoral-scholar
 
Position: Postdoctoral
Name of Lab: Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Lab, Center for Translational Neuroscience
Name of Supervisor: Philip Fisher
Closing Date: April 15th

Temple University Infant and Child Lab: Post-Doctoral Fellow in English-Spanish Early Language Intervention Grant

The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is seeking a post-doctoral fellow who will be coordinating a project in collaboration with the Temple Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Maternity Care Coalition, Department of Pediatrics at Temple Health, University of Delaware, and Rutgers University-Camden. This project will involve 1) designing a Spanish version of our existing Duet early language intervention modules and 2) piloting the English and Spanish modules with families and their children under three in low-income households using a light-touch, remote delivery intervention model.

The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

As the project coordinator, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities may include:

•      Managing day-to-day project activities,
•      Stimuli design and creation,
•      Data collection in Philadelphia,
•      Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff
•      Training, coaching and leading a group of interventionists and data collectors
•      Data coding and analysis,
•      Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
•      Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
•      Research grants administration and accounting Required qualifications:
•      Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics or related field
•      Experience working with young children in research/preschool settings
•      Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office, Excel
•      Spanish fluency (e.g., the ability to administer standardized assessments, conduct interviews, and code parent–child interaction data in Spanish)
•      Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
•      Ability to drive to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation Preferred qualifications:
•      Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
•      Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants

To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Jelani R. Medford, Research Associate, at  

University of Toronto (Mississauga Campus): Postdoctoral Position, Developmental Psycholinguistics

The Child Language and Speech Studies (C.L.A.S.S.) Lab at the University of Toronto (Mississauga Campus) is accepting applications for a full time postdoctoral researcher in the area of developmental psycholinguistics. The position will be fully funded by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson’s Canada Research Chair Award. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, or Cognitive Science), excellent writing skills, and advanced training in experimental design and statistics. Special attention will be given to candidates with a strong background in phonetics, psycholinguistics, and/or infant testing. The position will involve testing children as well as adults, but prior experience doing experimental work with young children is not absolutely necessary. Willingness to participate in public outreach and/or knowledge translation exercises would be a plus. Experience using R, running eye-tracking experiments, and/or using LENA would also be a plus.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Perception, Cognition, and Language Group in the Psychology Department (www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology/research-0/perception-cognition-and-language), and will join Dr. Johnson’s research team running both perception and production experiments examining how young children acquire the sound structure of their native language(s) (www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology/faculty-staff/johnson-elizabeth). The successful candidate will also be encouraged to attend tri-campus interdisciplinary research talks, such as the Psycholinguistics Talks (tlpl.ling.utoronto.ca/Psycholinguistics_at_UofT.html) and the Developmental Interest Group Talks (www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/DIG/). Starting salary will be $40,000 a year. In addition to becoming involved in a planned set of experiments, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a unique line of research in collaboration with Dr. Johnson. Initial funding will be provided for one year, but an additional two years of funding is likely possible. This position is 100% research and involves no teaching obligations (although some contributions to lab management and general mentorship of junior students will be expected).

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a short statement of interest (preferably <500 words), a sample first-authored publication, and the names of two potential letter writers. Candidates should also include a brief cover letter stating where they first learned about this position, and their ideal start date. Reference letters will only be requested from shortlisted candidates. Application materials should be submitted directly to Dr. Johnson (elizabeth.johnson@utoronto.ca). Review of applications will begin March 18th and will continue until a suitable candidate is found to fill the position. The start date would ideally be as soon as possible, but excellent candidates who cannot begin immediately are still encouraged to apply. International candidates with strong English skills are highly encouraged to apply. Note that the Greater Toronto Area has one of the most linguistically diverse populations in the world (with roughly half of local residents born outside of Canada), making it an exciting place to live as well as a excellent location to study language development.

Birkbeck University of London, Department of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development and Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling: PhD Studentship

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development and Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London, are offering a PhD studentship, fully funded for up to 33 months, to be supervised by Professors Denis Mareschal and Richard Cooper. This position is still subject to final confirmation of funding.

The project is part of the Mobile Technology for Infant Social-Cognitive Neuroscience (MOTION) Interdisciplinary Training Network for Innovative Infancy Research, a European Commission ITN project exploring infants’ and toddlers’ actions, gaze direction, and brain activity as they actively explore the world around them. ITNs are international collaborative research and training networks involving several University and private sector partners. The MOTION ITN involves The Donders Institute in the Netherlands, Uppsala Child and Baby Lab in Sweden, Birkbeck, University of London and The University of Lancaster in the UK, The University of Milano-Bicicca in Italy, all as University partners, and Twente Medical Systems in the Netherlands, Qualisys AB in Sweden, Artinis Medical Systems in the Netherlands, and Smart EYE AB in Sweden as private sector partners. Finally, the Centre of Expertise in Pedagogical Support in Day Care and School at Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Belgium are participating as education sector partners.

Project Grant Abstract

Recent international reports emphasise that the first three years of children’s life have more impact on their future outcomes than any other period during their life. It is therefore essential that we have a thorough understanding of early social and cognitive development. In the past, experimental research studied infants and toddlers within restricted, artificial laboratory contexts. However, only by studying children who are actively engaging in natural interaction with their social and physical environment, can we acquire ecologically valid, robust information about their social and cognitive development. The MOTION project will train a new generation of highly-skilled experts in the field of early development. New advances in wearable and wireless technologies now provide us with a unique opportunity. We are able to literally “unleash” the children we study – to free them from cables and constraints associated with the previous research methods. The primary scientific aim of the MOTION project thus is to leverage these new technological advances to study infants’ and toddlers’ body movements, gaze direction, and brain activity as they spontaneously and actively explore the world around them. MOTION will develop, produce and commercialize new tools to study early development in close cooperation between industry and academic partners. Innovative research tools will be used to investigate infants and toddlers engaged in natural interaction with their social and physical environment and to gain a deeper understanding of early development.

This project will involve exploring and resolving technical issues around the joint use of optical motion capture technology with wearable Near Infrared Spectroscopy technology to assess toddlers and pre-schoolers engaged in planning and problem solving tasks embedded within real world environments such as a classroom of a home room.

While the successful candidates will be based at Birkbeck in London, as part of their training, candidates will work closely with Qualisys AB motion tracking solutions in Sweden and will need to spend several months at the partner site. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with other partners in the network as well.

The successful candidates will have Masters-level training in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, or Computational Modelling. The ideal candidate will have both empirical testing and computational modelling experience. However, we recognize the rarity of such a combination of skills and will consider applicants with strong background in one area and a willingness and aptitude to learn and develop in the other area. As the empirical component of the project involves working with children and/or infants, the successful candidate should have prior experience of working in child development context, or a demonstrable interest in developing such skills. Because the projects involve working with minors, all successful candidates will need to undergo a DBS (police) check prior to their appointment.

Salary for the post will be around £36,293 per annum depending on the family circumstances of the candidate. The post is full-time fixed term contract for up to 33 months. The salary award will be dependent on whether the candidate has a family and whether they join the pension scheme. The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of twelve months. Birkbeck provides 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Important mobility constraints apply: Successful applicants cannot have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the past 36 months. Applications should be submitted through http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2019/phd/programmes/RMPPSYCH/, clearly stating that they wish to be considered for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions. The initial closing date for the positions will be March 13th, but applications will continue to be considered until a suitable candidate has been appointed. Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning March 18th, and the position would begin April 1st 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be sent to  or . Procedural enquiries concerning application to the Department of Psychological Sciences PhD programme should be directed to Ida Akhtar ().

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religious belief and sexual orientation.

Center for Universal Education (CUE) and Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking: Playful Learning Landscapes Fellow

The Brookings Center for Universal Education and the Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking are jointly recruiting for a fellow to help lead our Playful Learning Landscapes project, which focuses on combining the learning sciences with urban policy and placemaking. It is an exciting new project with lots of interest from partners across the US and the globe and we are looking for a dynamic person to join our team.

Apply with the link below and JD pasted below as well.

https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1993/joint-fellowship-center-for-universal-education-%28cue%29-and-bass-center-for-transformative-placemaking-%282019-1993%29/job?mobile=false&width=890&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Overview

The Global Economy and Development Program and the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) are collaborating on a joint venture and currently accepting applications for a Fellow position within the Center for Universal Education (CUE) and Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking. The successful candidate will be a scholar with deep experience in public policy and scaling strategies. Candidates should have a particular interest in urban policy, including family-friendly cities and inclusive growth. Candidates should have expertise in primary and secondary research, policy guidance and advising, building partnerships with external organizations, working collaboratively across disciplines and with multiple stakeholders

Responsibilities

The candidate will oversee the Playful Learning Landscapes project, including developing strategic directions, implementing activities, and growing the portfolio. Playful Learning Landscapes is an initiative that brings together the research, practice, and policy of two fields: the learning sciences and placemaking. The goal is to leverage the learning sciences in urban policy to help improve child and community outcomes.

The candidate will be expected to spend time developing and managing new partnerships, engaging with policymakers and other partners, and representing the project and its work in other external venues. The candidate will also be expected to produce regular research products on timely urban policy issues related to improving children’s learning, community revitalization and engagement, and long-term economic inclusion.

 Qualifications

Candidates are required to have an advanced degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as public policy, urban policy, child development, or education with a minimum of ten years of research or policy-related experience, ideally in a fast-paced work environment. He/she must have a proven record of publishing in professional or academic journals, edited volumes, and/or policy-oriented publications and a track record of forging successful partnerships/collaborations within and across institutions to communicate complex ideas and achieve impact. The candidate is expected to work on policy-relevant papers, competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level conferences, and other events, and interact with other Brookings scholars, current and potential funders, the wider policy community, and the media.

Appointment will be at the Fellow level. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information:

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

Brookings is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Concordia University: Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships valued at $47,500 per year (plus benefits) for each of two years, in one of the following disciplines: Quantitative Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, Education, Biostatistics or related.

Research program title: Mitigating adversity: Emotional competence as a developmental mechanism for wellbeing in early adulthood
Supervisor(s): Dale M. Stack and Lisa A. Serbin
Reference Number: 6009
Recent Journal Publication:
Stack, D.M., Serbin, L.A., Mantis, I., & Kingdon, D. (2015). Breaking the cycle of adversity in vulnerable children and families: A thirty-five year study of at-risk lower income families. As part of a Special Section: Family Dynamics. Inaugural issue of International Journal for Family Research and Policy, 1, 31-56.
Serbin, L.A., Kingdon, D., Ruttle, P.L., & Stack, D.M. (2015). The Impact of Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Problems on Parenting: Transactional Processes and Reciprocal Change over Time. Special Section: ”The influential child.” Development and Psycho-pathology, 27, 969-986. doi: 10.1017/ S0954579415000632

Program description:
Children from disadvantaged families typically grow up to live under disadvantaged conditions with concomitant health, occupational, and family/social problems. Against these odds, some circumvent adversity. Emotional competence, including emotion regulation and other developmental skills, is a key mechanism that may mitigate adversity and optimize development and SES in at-risk populations. The Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project is offering an exceptional opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow in Quantitative or Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, or Biostatistics to design and execute prospective longitudinal studies. Analyses may cover a 40-year time span and 3 generations. The project includes >4000 participants from lower-income backgrounds, and their parents and children (>8000). The Fellowship focus is to study: 1) how family poverty and neighbourhood disadvantage disrupt children’s development at multiple interactive levels; 2) identify mitigating mechanisms and protective factors that disrupt dysfunctional intergenerational cycles, allowing children to prosper. Data sets include questionnaires, interview-based, and intensive observations of childhood behaviour, home environment, parenting, emotional, social and academic competencies, psychopathology and other key areas, over time. Comprehensive information from government records (health, education, criminal offending, neighbourhood disadvantage) will be integrated. The complexity of intergenerational designs alongside integrating large data sets make experience with multi-level and growth modeling of longitudinal data ideal.

Academic qualifications required:
Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, Education, Biostatistics, or related field, with expertise in analysis of longitudinal and large data sets, multi-level and growth modeling, and longitudinal research designs.

Eligibility requirements:
Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

Application deadline: open until the position is filled
Fellowship start date: Ideally between August and October 2019, and no later than December 31, 2019

Submission process:
Inquiries can be made to Dale Stack (Dale.Stack@Concordia.CA) or Lisa Serbin (Lisa.Serbin@Concordia.CA)
All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi at (Horizon.Postdocs@concordia.ca)
Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist:
One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Niyusha Samadi at (Horizon.Postdocs@concordia.ca)

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology: Lab Manager (Research Specialist)

University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Psychology, Infant Language Center (Daniel Swingley, PI)

Candidates are invited to apply for a full-time Lab Manager (Research Specialist) position in the Department of Psychology at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/psych/infant/home.html).

The lab investigates language learning in infants and toddlers, using both observational experimental techniques and close analysis of parent-infant interaction.

The position involves supervising research assistants, coordinating our recruitment efforts, testing infants and toddlers, helping to set up our experiments, managing databases, and a wide range of other scientific tasks.

Requirements are: a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology or an allied field such as cognitive science, neuroscience, or linguistics.

The ideal applicant would demonstrate high attention to detail, have excellent interpersonal skills, and exhibit strong technical and analytical skills. Familiarity with the R and/or Python programming languages is preferred. Experience with eyetracking systems is also preferred but not required. Coursework background in developmental psychology, phonetics, or computational linguistics preferred but not required.

If you are interested, please submit an application through http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/42831

The position will be open until filled. We would prefer to start as soon as possible, but a late spring start date may also be possible.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

University of South Carolina: Post-doctoral Fellow in Infant Attention

John Richards in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina is seeking a qualified PhD for a postdoctoral position. The position involves research on the development of infant attention. The laboratory uses psychophysiological methods (heart rate, EEG, ERP) and MRI (structural) to examine the brain bases of the development of infant attention and recognition memory (http://jerlab.sc.edu). The position would be to further develop the “Neurodevelopmental MRI Database”, work on analysis writeup of existing projects examining tools for cortical source analysis in infants, and analysis of current datasets on infant attention and brain development. The ideal candidate would have background neuroimaging such as EEG/ERP, structural MRI or fMRI, programming experience (MATLAB, FSL, EEGLab/ERPLab) and interests/background in infant cognition, perception, or attention. We also do multimodal neuroimaging in adults (sMRI, dMRI, fMRI, EEG/ERP) and the candidate could either have relevant experience, or participate in these studies. Writing experience and a publication record is required; and extensive writing and publication will be expected. At the candidate’s interest, teaching experiences are available.

The position is initially funded for one year, and subsequent years will be available depending on funding. The position is available now and candidates could start immediately. The salary is set at NIH standards accounting for years of postdoctoral experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. You can find further information and submit your materials electronically at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/51089 (letter of application, curriculum vitae, 1-2 writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references). Also send a note indicating your interest in the position to , John E. Richards, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29028.

Position title: Postdoctoral researcher
Name of department/lab: John E. Richards Infant lab
Name of supervisor: John E. Richards
Closing date: Until filled.

Harvard University, Department of Psychology: Teaching Positions

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for teaching positions in Cambridge, MA for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Please contact Katie Powers () with any questions.

HARVARD COLLEGE FELLOWS (FULL-TIME)

We invite applications from new or recent PhDs with a strong interest in teaching for the Harvard College Fellows Program.  College Fellow positions consist of approximately 75% teaching, including training in course development and pedagogy, and 25% research under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department.  Applications for this program are due by February 28, 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted unless positions remain open after an initial round.  For more information and application instructions please visit: https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/social-sciences

LECTURERS (PART-TIME)

We invite applications for part-time lecturer positions for the upcoming academic year.  We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach empirically-based advanced undergraduate courses in social psychology, abnormal psychology/clinical science, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology/neuroscience.  We are also searching for candidates who could teach undergraduate research methods.  Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration.  For more information and application instructions please visit: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8793

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.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Northwestern University, Waxman Lab: Postdoc in Developmental Neuroscience

Professor Sandra Waxman (www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu) is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a special emphasis on infant EEG.  Our lab takes advantage of both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to trace infants’ acquisition of language, cognition and the links between them in the first year of life (overview here https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-122216-011701).

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, with expertise in EEG analysis (ERP, time-frequency). Preference will be given to candidates with strong scientific productivity, as well as expertise in experimental design and programming (e.g., MATLAB/R/Python).  We especially encourage applicants from populations underrepresented in STEM. 

The successful applicant will join us in an active collaborative network, including faculty from Psychology (http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu), Neuroscience (http://www.nuin.northwestern.edu), and Northwestern’s recently established Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (http://devsci.northwestern.edu). Responsibilities include designing/running experiments, analyzing and processing data, and disseminating research findings. In addition to contributing to our current investigations examining the neural signatures underlying infant language and cognition, there will also be ample opportunity to develop independent research projects, to collaborate on other existing projects, and to mentor PhD students. This is an ideal position for individuals interested in preparing for a tenure track position. 

Applicants should send a single PDF file including a CV, an application letter describing their interests and prior experience, and 2 or 3 publications that best reflect their scientific direction and contributions.

Please send all applications to Sandra Waxman (
).

Salary is based on the NICHD postdoctoral scale; funding is available for up to two years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for a second, based on merit). The start date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Jan 15, 2019.

Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

The Rollins Center for Language and Literacy (Atlanta, GA): Director

The Rollins Center for Language and Literacy is seeking a research-practitioner who understands the science of the reading brain as it relates to developing literacy, and who aspires to lead a team of researchers, staff and families in a community-based approach to combat illiteracy in under-served communities. The Rollins Center is a team of 40 with a budget of $5M. The Director will set the visionary agenda for how the Center partners with schools in the community, will distill best practice research at the national level to practical levels , and will support the ongoing work of a team of dedicated research-practitioners. This role does not require fundraising. Click here: https://bit.ly/2L8appo to read the full leadership profile. For more information, or to submit a recommendation or application materials, email 

Yale Autism Center of Excellence: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine 

Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska

Additional Faculty: Kelly Powell, Scuddy Fontenelle, Suzanne Macari

Salary: $48,432 per year; commensurate with NIH postdoctoral levels of experience (plus healthcare coverage and benefits)

Term of Position: 2 years

Start Date:  July 1, 2019

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in clinical psychology. Candidates are expected to have completed an APA-accredited program with eligibility to obtain Connecticut psychology licensure.  The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of clinical and developmental psychologists, experts in neuroimaging, computer science, neurodevelopment, statistics, speech-language pathology, and social work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project Grant activities at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC).   The Yale ACE Research Program is a five-year study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which aims to pinpoint early indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during prenatal and early postnatal development. The YCSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. 

The Associate will undergo a 2-year clinical training program, working under the supervision of licensed psychologists including Drs. Powell, Fontenelle, and Chawarska. The Associate will be responsible for administering standardized assessment measures to infants, young children, school-age children, and their parents. The Associate will gain experience in eye-tracking, fetal and neonatal imaging, pediatric imaging, as well as in manuscript preparation and grant writing.  Additional training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Departmental Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University.  Candidates with previous experience with young children with autism or other developmental disorders and a research track record are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Information: For more specific questions, please contact or .  Information about the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program can be found here:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/

 

Submitting Your Application: A complete application includes each of the following items:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals

3) Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate’s clinical and research potential.

 

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to .  Mailed applications may be submitted to:

Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.

Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center

40 Temple Street, Suite 7-D

New Haven, CT 06510

 

Submission Deadline:  February 15th, 2019

 

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in clinical psychology.  When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.

Yale Autism Infant and Toddler Program: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology

Sponsor Institution: Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine 

Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska

Additional Faculty: Suzanne Macari, Laura Ment, Todd Constable, Dustin Scheinost, Joseph Chang

Salary: $48,432 per year; commensurate with NIH postdoctoral levels of experience (plus full healthcare coverage and benefits)

Term of Position: 2 years

Start Date: July 1, 2019

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in developmental, clinical, or cognitive psychology/neuroscience to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of clinical and developmental psychologists, as well as experts in neuroimaging, computer science, neurodevelopment, statistics, speech-language pathology, and social work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project Grant activities at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC).   The Yale ACE Research Program is a five-year study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which aims to pinpoint early indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during prenatal and early postnatal development. The YCSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. 

The two-year research training program will focus on behavioral, attentional, and neuroimaging studies, with a particular emphasis on early social and affective development.  Strong methodological background and publication/presentation record is required. Prior experience in autism research, although not required, will be highly valued.  The Associate will assist with neuroimaging studies, administer neurobehavioral assessment measures, participate in the design, implementation, and analysis of new experimental procedures, and will gain experience in manuscript preparation and grant writing. Training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University.

Application Information: For more specific questions, please contact or .  Information about the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program can be found here:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/ 

Submitting Your Application: A complete application includes each of the following items:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals

3) Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate’s clinical and research potential.

 

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to .  Mailed applications may be submitted to:

Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.

Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center

40 Temple Street, Suite 7-D

New Haven, CT 06510

Submission Deadline:  February 15th, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in developmental, clinical, or cognitive psychology/neuroscience.  When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.

University of California Riverside: Assistant Professor of Teaching Position in Psychology

The University of California Riverside, Department of Psychology invites applications for Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) beginning July 1, 2019.

Teaching Professors are expected to provide outstanding teaching, and to demonstrate commitment to high quality professional activity and service (such as research on pedagogy and/or psychology). Applicants from all fields of Psychology are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience in on-line instruction and/or expertise in quantitative methods. We also seek scholars interested in a curricular transformations project sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Review of the applications will begin on January 18, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by this date will be given full consideration.

A Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Assistant Professors of

Teaching are appointed to a two-year term, reviewed biennially, and required to undergo a mandatory 7th- year review for promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Security of Employment).

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, instructional materials developed by the candidate, and/or reprints of articles with a pedagogical focus), a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of reference (commenting on the applicant’s pedagogical skills, among other attributes). All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at:

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01031 

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body (http://diversity.ucr.edu/). A commitment to the mission to provide routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer. 

Woodward Laboratory, University of Chicago: Postdoctoral Researcher

The Woodward Laboratory at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to study the neural and cognitive systems that support social cognitive development in infants and young children. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a multi-site collaborative project investigating the neural correlates of social cognitive development, the social-cognitive consequences of action learning and social collaboration in infants, and the longitudinal relations between infant neural and cognitive responses to others’ actions and later-emerging social abilities. The postdoctoral fellow will interface with collaborators in the labs of Nathan Fox and Elizabeth Redcay at the University of Maryland, Helen Tager-Flusberg at Boston University, and Pier Ferrari at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod, CNRS.  This active collaboration creates the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across these groups.

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development and implementation.  He/she will oversee design, data collection, coding and analysis for behavioral and EEG studies with infants. He/she will maintain data storage systems in the laboratory, and liaise with other projects and collaborators for data sharing and analysis. He/she will oversee the work of research assistants, prepare manuscripts for publication and present research findings at scientific conferences.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field. Expertise in EEG methods is required, with experience using these methods with infants and children strongly preferred. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of assistants and strong project management skills are preferred. 

Department/Lab: Infant Learning and Development Lab; University of Chicago

Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Woodward, William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor, Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences

Closing Date: 2/1/2019

CNMC: Clinical Neuropsychologist

The Center for the Developing Brain has an opening for a Clinical Neuropsychologist position. The goal of our Center is to study normal development, and understand the causes and consequences of early life brain injury in the high-risk fetus, preterm and full-term infant. Our research focuses on applying advanced MRI tools to understand the origins of early life brain injury on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes (www.DevelopingBrainResearchLab), and support the development of early MRI biomarker discovery.

We are seeking a Clinical Neuropsychologist to work in the neurodevelopmental outcome arm of our research center. The successful applicant will join our multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists in biomedical engineers, computer scientists, MRI physicists, neuroscientists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and neonatologists. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D or Psy.D., licensed in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and specialize in assessment of infants and children with acute and chronic medical conditions, and neurodevelopmental delays and disabilities. The candidate will evaluate children from birth to 6 years of age who are at risk for, or are exhibiting, neurodevelopmental delays or differences; will have knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment in the area of expertise, and actively participate in grant funded studies. We are looking for a candidate with strong communication skills, who will work well within a diverse and dynamic environment. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Catherine Limperopoulos:

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to:

Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD
Director, Center for the Developing Brain
Vice Chief of Research, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Co-Director of Research, Division of Neonatology
Children’s National Health System
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Iowa: full-time postdoctoral research scholar position

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/) at the University of Iowa (http://www.uiowa.edu/) invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research scholar position in Dr. Grazyna Kochanska’s laboratory.

Dr. Kochanska is seeking an excellent candidate for a post-doctoral position in her laboratory. She is at an early stage of a large, NICHD-funded longitudinal study of social-emotional development from infancy to preschool age. Existing large longitudinal data sets from several completed studies also continue to be analyzed and published. Consequently, the position allows for outstanding productivity and a great start of a research career.

The key skills include extreme familiarity with data management of very large multi-method multi-trait data sets and excellent data-analytic skills relevant to large longitudinal studies. Expertise in up-to-date approaches to the testing of mediation and moderation is particularly critical. Expertise in structural equation modeling and relevant computer packages (SPSS, Mplus, etc.) is required. Analytic skills specific to complex longitudinal data are also highly preferable. Strong writing skills are important as well.

In addition to working with data, the successful candidate will engage in multiple research activities important for a future academic career (coding various behavioral data, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, etc.). The scope of our research is broad. We study parent-child relationships, temperament, children’s and parents’ social cognition, and children’s adjustment, among other topics, and we use a wide variety of methods (e.g., observations, reports, interviews). Consequently, candidates may have diverse backgrounds (e.g., developmental psychology and psychopathology, clinical psychology).

The position is initially funded for one year, but subsequent years may be available.  Start time may be negotiated. Candidates who have completed all of their requirements for their PHD, but the degree has not yet been conferred, will be considered. The salary will reflect the current NIH schedule.

Iowa has recently been ranked as #1 state to live: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/iowa. Iowa City is a vibrant, charming university town.

To apply for this position, please contact Dr. Grazyna Kochanska at . Please send: (1) a letter of interest that describes research accomplishments, skills, and future research plans, (2) full curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

NYU Langone Health Department of Pediatrics: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Bilingual Portuguese), BELLE Project

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE) is seeking a bilingual Postdoctoral Fellow to work on behavioral research projects within the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health. The BELLE Project (led by PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD) is dedicated in part to developing and evaluating interventions aimed at promoting parent-child interactions to enhance school readiness in low-income children. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including pediatric, developmental psychology, and education.  Additional details about our research and publications can be found at belle.med.nyu.edu.

A primary focus of this Postdoctoral Fellowship will be on funded projects taking place in Brazil (Portuguese fluency is required).  The candidate will be responsible for management of scientific and administrative operations for these projects, including high levels of collaboration with colleagues in Brazil.  In addition, the candidate will have significant opportunities for involvement in other ongoing research.  This fellowship provides substantial opportunities for new PhDs seeking significant experience, mentorship, and networking, as well as close collaboration with the Principal Investigator and considerable involvement in authorship of abstracts, presentations, and papers.

Scientific Responsibilities:

  • Participation in research design and methodology
  • Coordination with international collaborators in Brazil to provide oversight for data collection, processing, organization, management, and analysis (including database design and management).
  • Development of parent interviews, child assessments, and measures of parent/child interactions
  • Coordination and oversight of transcription and coding of videotapes of parent/child interactions in Portuguese (including training and supervising of staff and volunteers on coding processes, development of coding schemes, and overseeing reliability and fidelity of coding)
  • Execution of statistical analyses and generation of reports
  • Coordination with representatives of hospitals, universities, and agencies involved
  • Liaison to colleagues at other institutions
  • Write-up of and support for grant applications and reports
  • Dissemination of findings, including leadership role on certain publications and presentations
  • Scientific assistance with other research projects as needed

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of grant, financial, and other regulatory records, including budgetary materials and Institutional Review Board records.
  • General project management tasks
  • Translation of materials between English and Portuguese
  • Administrative assistance with other research projects as needed

Requirements:

  • PhD in developmental psychology, education, or related field
  • Fluency in Portuguese (fluency in Spanish is beneficial but not required)
  • 3+ years of research experience, and previous experience supervising employees, students, or volunteers
  • Independent writing skills and communication skills, in English and Portuguese
  • Proficiency with database and statistical software required (for example, Microsoft Excel, SPSS, R, STATA, REDCap); previous experience with database development preferred
  • Proficiency with statistical design and analysis

This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits.  A 1- to 2- year commitment is required. Position will be based in New York City; candidate must be able and willing to travel between New York and locations in Brazil as needed (up to approximately 4x per year). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Yuliya Gurevich () with “Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line.

BUILD Lab at Emory University in Atlanta: Full Time Research Specialist

The BUILD Lab at Emory University in Atlanta, GA conducts research on early childhood development as well as maternal stress from a biosocial perspective (http://brennanlab.wixsite.com/build).  We are seeking a full time research specialist to join our team as we examine the impact of prenatal stress and environmental exposures across the first 18 months of life.

Our NIH funded Baby Microbiome Study is focused on African American families who may encounter increased prenatal risks and how those risks may impact early development. A novel aspect of this study is the assessment of the infant gut microbiome (the bacteria that live on and within us) as a potential mechanism through which these risks are transmitted.

Basic qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology or related field). This position requires that you are able to provide your own transportation to participants’ homes in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area to conduct maternal interviews and developmental infant assessments. Biospecimens are also collected at the visits. Some participant visits may occur on the weekends or evenings.

Additional qualifications: The position will involve administering infant developmental measures including the NNNS (NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale) and the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. A degree in Psychology or Infant Development, or experience with these measures, is highly preferred. Strong interpersonal and communicative skills as well as cultural-competency are required for this position as it involves interaction with newly delivered African American infants and their mothers; preference will be given to those with experience in working with mothers and infants in African American communities.

Additional information: This is a one year, grant funded position with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits in a rich research environment. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Julie Carroll at .  The position is open immediately and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine: Clinical Research Specialist I, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will join the Emotion Project team in the Nelson Lab. The CRS will coordinate day-to day operations and functions for a longitudinal study investigating the neural bases of emotion processing in typically developing young children. The project uses electrophysiology, functional near infrared spectroscopy, physiology, eye tracking, and behavioral measures in a cohort of children being followed from infancy to 7 years of age. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. Furthermore, the CRS will work closely with team members on the development, coordination, and implementation of research procedures, and will contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

To apply, please complete the online lab application form and upload a CV and letter of interest.

Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine: Clinical Research Specialist I, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will work on a collaborative project between Boston Children’s Hospital (PI Charles Nelson) and Boston University (PI Helen Tager-Flusberg) that is investigating the early development of infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, infants displaying delays at their 12 month well-baby visit, and infants with no developmental concerns. Our goal is to find signs that suggest risk for this disorder between infants with an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, and those displaying developmental concern, based on early differences detected on a screening tool. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of 3- to 36-month-old children who are participating in a longitudinal study. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. The CRS will be responsible for administering electrophysiological and eye tracking lab protocols, and perform standardized diagnostic and developmental assessments. Furthermore, the CRS will oversee data management, as well as contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, EEG, or ERP
  • Previous experience working with children with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, MSEL)
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends

To apply, please complete the online lab application form and upload a CV and letter of interest.

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