The primary objective of the position is to conduct research in health communication and intervention using neuropsychological and behavioral methods. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers (including communication and behavioral scientists, medical doctors, kinesiologists, psychologists, computer scientists, and biostatisticians) and be involved in all aspects of the research process. Opportunities include having access to data sets for publications, developing and writing research proposals and publications, participation in providing academic mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and research staff, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area. Under the right circumstances, opportunities also exist for the fellow to coordinate one or more of the lab’s ongoing research projects and initiate independent research projects.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or ABD) in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, communication, behavioral science, public health, human-computer interaction, or a related field, excellent communication and writing skills, as well as training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis. Experience in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), interacting with children in a research setting, and project management would be pluses. Minority applicants are encouraged.
Initial appointments are for a one-year period, with the possibility for renewal, contingent on performance.
Please submit CV, cover letter, a one-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of future research interest, and names and contact information of three references through the website. References will only be sought for finalists.