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University of Geneva: IX Cycle - Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (MCR)

Applications for the upcoming cycle of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) year 2019-2020, offered by the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children’s Rights Studies are now open!

The MCR, which started in 2003, is a unique and dynamic part-time postgraduate programme that provides the opportunity for full-time professionals to obtain a postgraduate qualification in children’s rights allowing students to pursue new and expanded opportunities within this emerging field.

Three essential features run throughout the MCR programme: the interdisciplinary character, the interplay between theory and practice, and the international scope.


MCR students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and actors in the field of children’s human rights, and who are up-to-date with the latest developments and debates in the field.

The teaching staff is composed of an exclusive mix of academics and high profile experts and specialists from both international and nongovernmental organisations like the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), SOS Children’s Villages International, Defence for Children International and much more.

This multidisciplinary and international environment gives the programme a unique character, balancing the rigour of academic research with evidence and recent case studies from practice.

Among our academic staff and guest speakers we can count lecturers like:

  • Prof. Archana Mehendale, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • Prof. Jason Hart, University of Bath and Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Virginia Morrow, UCL Institute of Education, London
  • Prof. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi, University of Winneba, Ghana
  • Dr. h.c. Nigel Cantwell, International Consultant on Child Protection Policies and Founder of Defence for Children International


The programme is held over a two-year period and will take place from February 2019 to November 2020.  The curriculum is structured around seven teaching modules that, through lectures, workshops, seminars and roundtable sessions provide a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of children’s rights. 

The focus is on current and emerging issues like child labour, education, criminal justice, children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring and much more.

Moreover, students can benefit from an international and multicultural student body with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, qualifications and motivations.

The themed modules are the following:

Module 1: Children’s rights and childhood studies
Module 2: International children’s rights law
Module 3: Child protection strategies and policies
Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice
Module 5: Child labour and education
Module 6: Children’s rights and migration
Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring

The MCR combines residential teaching and distance learning and privileges both an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights. 

Our website offers further information and can be consulted here:

The Call for applications for the MCR cycle 2019-2020 is open until 30 January 2019. An application form can be completed directly online: Apply

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone for any further information:

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: 

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body ( 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

UC Riverside: Postdoctoral position in the Dept. of Bioengineering

A postdoctoral position is available in the field of pediatric rehabilitation. The researcher will work on the development and evaluation of neurorehabilitation environments to promote the development and function of young children with motor impairments. Children that are training in these environments often use assistive devices such as wearable exoskeletons, open-area body weight support systems, and socially assistive robots.

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with particular interest and background on motor development, behavior, and/or learning. A PhD in rehabilitation science, kinesiology, biomechanics, developmental psychology or a related field is required. Experience working with infants and young children with and without motor disabilities and expertise on behavioral analysis (e.g., Datavyu), motion testing and analysis (e.g., Vicon), and programming (e.g., Matlab) is also required. A license in pediatric physical therapy and experience with standardized developmental assessments (e.g. Bayley) is a plus.

Job Functions
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for: recruitment of subjects, data collections, data analysis, preparation and submission of IRB protocols, training and supervision of undergraduate students, development of new experimental/research methods, writing and submission of conference and journal papers.

The anticipated start date is October 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Please send your curriculum vitae, a research statement, and contact information for three references to Dr. Elena Kokkoni (

University of British Columbia–Vancouver: The Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in developmental psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of developmental psychology, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on language development, including perceptual and conceptual development. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department ( We encourage applications from candidates who use diverse methodologies (e.g., behavioural, computational, neuroimaging) and who can contribute to UBC’s Language Sciences Initiative ( The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at:  Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Iowa: full-time postdoctoral research scholar position

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at the University of Iowa ( 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: 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.

University of Minnesota: Assistant Professor Developmental Psychopathology

Institute of Child Development College of Education and Human Development

The Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota seeks an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track position in developmental psychopathology at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in researchers who (1) study populations at risk because of discrimination, inequality, historical trauma, etc.; (2) study normative and atypical development together in order to understand basic processes that influence pathways of development toward or away from pathological or maladaptive outcomes; (3) adopt a multiple levels of analysis approach (including but not limited to crossing behavior with one or preferably more of the following: genetics, epigenetics, neurobiological, relational, or sociocultural); (4) examine gene-environment interplay; and/or (5) conduct theoretically informative translational research via randomized control trials and/or intervention studies. Similarly, skills in advanced developmental research methods and/or statistical expertise are of interest. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction in developmental psychology/developmental psychopathology. A strong developmental orientation to research and teaching is required.  ICD is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates and other under-represented groups.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 with the position open until filled. An on-line application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota Employment System at and search for Job Opening ID: 324495.

Completed applications will include a letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vita, a description of the applicant’s research program, up to four representative publications, a teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the applicant’s work. All supporting materials, except for the reference letters, should be attached electronically to the on-line application. Inform your references that letters of recommendation should be emailed to

The University of Minnesota is an EEO/AA employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ZERO TO THREE Fellowship

Are you a champion for babies?

Do you aspire to be an innovative, transformative leader?

Do you have an aspirational vision that can change the world for infants and toddlers?

Join more than 300 alumni around the world who have used the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship as a spring board to advance systems and policy change for infants and toddlers. With our extensive network of diverse expert leaders and robust professional development opportunities—infused with your unique skills and passion for change—our impact is infinite!!

SPREAD THE WORD: The ZERO TO THREE Fellowship is accepting applications for the 2018-2020 Fellowship Class through Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. (ET).


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

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


  • 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 (  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.

University of Maryland: Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory

The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. The successful applicant will work on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study. This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development and examines trajectories of development that may result in the emergence of psychopathology in adolescence.  The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. RAs work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imagers involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing adolescents and their families and will involve seeing subjects on week-ends.

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience working or completing research with children, families or adolescents is preferred. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2018 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at and Dr. Kaylee Seddio at

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.

Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions

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

The Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to assist with the BEAN project (Bangladesh Early Adversity Neuroimaging project) under the direction of Dr. Charles A. Nelson, PhD. BEAN is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and represents a longitudinal research project examining the effects of early adverse life experiences (e.g., malnutrition, enteric inflammation, family environment) on neurodevelopment of children in a low-income community of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The project is a collaboration with William Petri, MD, Ph.D. (University of Virginia) and the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).


The project uses neuroimaging tools including EEG, MRI and fNIRS, along with eye-tracking and the Mullen Scales of Early Learning/executive function tasks. The study recruited an original 6-month cohort at 2-years of age, and a 3-year cohort at 5-years of age all residing within the same geographic region in Mirpur, Dhaka. Data is collected entirely by trained staff from our collaborating institute in Bangladesh at the clinic in Mirpur. All data are transferred to the LCN for all processing and analysis. The cohorts of children for the neuroimaging portion of the project were recruited from long-standing longitudinal clinical studies in Dhaka, which have been following the children since birth with surveillance and additional clinic visits. Thus, this project has access to a rich dataset of biological and environmental risk factors along with assessments of psychosocial adversity administered by the neuroimaging project. Additional middle-class control cohorts have also been recruited from neighboring areas to serve as comparison groups; recruitment of a sample of children growing up in affluent homes is currently planned.


The fellow will be based at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience in Boston, MA. The local Nelson lab has great expertise in all the modalities employed in our international project and consists of numerous locally running neuroimaging studies. Thus, the fellow will have ample opportunities for mentorship and training as part of the BEAN team and Nelson lab in general.


  • Doctoral degree in developmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, although individuals with a background in electrical or biomedical engineering or computer science will also be considered
  • Preferred applicants will have experience with EEG/ERP, fNIRS, and/or advanced signal processing routines
  • Experience conducting research with infants and/or children is strongly preferred
  • Interest in early adversity is strongly preferred
  • A strong motivation to publish is preferred

A start date of Spring 2018 is preferred, but flexible. 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

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program: Call for Applications


The Jacobs Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to improving the living conditions of children and youth. The Foundation was established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family in an effort to benefit future generations by providing young people with better opportunities for development, so that they can become productive and socially responsible members of society. As a research informed organization, we base funding decisions on solid evidence and enable systemic change through comprehensive approaches.

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program.

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is an internationally open, competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers focusing on learning and development of children and youth.

Fellowships are awarded to the most highly talented and innovative early- and mid-career researchers working on child and youth development. Funds are awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used over a three-year period to partially cover the fellow’s salary and for any activity supporting the fellow’s research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.

Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine genetic, epigenetic, neurobiological, behavioral and social levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information and to submit an online application, please visit the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship.

Penn State Child Study Center & Quantitative Developmental Systems Group: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The Pennsylvania State University’s Child Study Center, in collaboration with the Quantitative Developmental Systems Group invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position focused on the development of self-regulation in early childhood and the application of innovative analytic methods for intensive longitudinal data (second-by-second observational and physiological data).

Successful applicants will work within an interdisciplinary team of investigators (Pamela Cole, Nilam Ram, Kristin Buss, Ginger Moore, Cindy Stifter, Lisa Kopp, Sy-Miin Chow, Peter Molenaar, and Mike Rovine) from the Departments of Psychology (College of the Liberal Arts) and Human Development and Family Studies (College of Health and Human Development; HHD). The team is developing innovative analysis tools for application to study of self-regulation and its development in toddlers and preschool age children.  Primary responsibilities include contributing to new data collection; conducting data analyses; interfacing with investigators and potential collaborators in interdisciplinary research groups; and preparing grant proposals, conference presentations, and scientific publications.  PSU’s Colleges of the Liberal Arts and HHD, and the Departments of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, are well-established and highly regarded research units comprised of faculty, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.  This postdoctoral position is supported by a federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with the aim of developing conceptual and methodological tools that can help to unify the study of self-regulation and its development. The successful applicant will have contact with the exceptional resources of Penn State, including administrative and software support staff, hardware and software, and some travel funding. The position is for one year, with a negotiable start date and excellent possibility of re-funding for at least one additional year. Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in developmental and/or child clinical psychology, with strong interests and experience in studying toddlers and preschool age children and parent-child interaction. Demonstrated productivity in terms of published journal articles and scientific conference presentations is required. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in developing a research program in the area of early childhood development, particularly in terms of self-regulation and emotion regulation. Excellent written and oral English communication skills are required. Background in any of the following areas will be considered a plus: child and/or adult development, emotion and self-regulation, and observational and experimental design.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals, and experience; and a curriculum vita. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of professional reference sent to:  Pamela M. Cole, PhD and Nilam Ram, PhD, at and  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For more information, contact Dr. Cole or Dr. Ram.

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Posted 1-11-2018 until filled


Harvard University, Department of Psychology Teaching Positions: College Fellows and Part-Time Lecturers

The Department of Psychology at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for teaching positions in Cambridge, MA for the 2018-2019 academic year:

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 19, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted unless positions remain open after an initial round. For more information and application instructions please visit:

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 a human neuroanatomy course. Applications received by March 5, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration. For more information and application instructions please visit:

Please contact Katie Powers ( with any questions.

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, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, Paris, France: Post doctoral position, developmental psycholinguistics/psychoacoustics

The Speech perception group of the Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception is seeking to fill a 2-year post-doctoral position starting at the earliest in April 2018 to work with Dr Laurianne Cabrera ( on auditory development and speech-in-noise perception in children with normal hearing and children with hearing loss. Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of two referees should be sent by December 1st 2017 to Dr Laurianne Cabrera at

This project is funded by the National Research Agency (ANR) and aims to characterize the role of sensory and non-sensory auditory processes involved in the development of speech perception in noise. Using a combination of psycholinguistic and psychophysical paradigms, this project will investigate the dominant factors limiting speech understanding in noise between 6 and 11 years of age.

– Experimental design of the auditory stimuli and of the psychophysical behavioral tasks suitable for children.
– Recruitment of young children with normal-hearing (via schools) and with hearing impairment (via the Hospital, collaboration with ORL service APHP Robert DebrŽ).
– Data collection and analysis.
– Writing up abstracts for international conferences and papers for international peer-reviewed journals.

– PhD degree in psychology, hearing and speech sciences, cognitive sciences or equivalent
– Use of French language fluently (to contact French schools and test young French children)
– Highly motivated to work on an interdisciplinary project (psychoacoustics, psycholinguistics) and collaborate with the various members of the consortium (in Parisian labs, hospitals, schools, but also in the UK and the US).
– Experience with children and with Matlab (sound processing, experimental design) will be highly appreciated

The speech perception group:
Our group explores the acquisition of various linguistic levels (from auditory to morpho-syntax), from birth to adulthood. We use behavioral (head-turn procedure, eye-tracking, psychophysical tasks) and imaging (ERPs, NIRS) techniques, at the Saint-Pres babylab ( or in hospitals. We aim to identify the interactions between endogenous constraints of cortical development and environmental input, the mechanisms involved in language acquisition, and how early processing abilities are linked to later linguistic achievements. Our group holds weekly scientific meetings and participates to weekly research seminars on various topics of cognitive sciences within the Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception ( We are also part of the GDR-development and LABEX EFL ( offering several opportunities for meetings, seminars and collaborations.

Terms of salary and employment:
A 12-month contract will be first established and be renewable up to one year. Salary will depend on diploma and experience (between 2300-2900Û gross/month).

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