Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., the Nelson lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a new research project examining the neurodevelopmental sequelae of prenatal Zika infection. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking, and standardized behavioral assessments to study sensory functioning, social communication, and social perception in infants in the first year of life. Data collection will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation, including lab setup, training field staff, quality control, and overseeing data analysis. Travel to Puerto Rico will be required, but the position will be based in Boston, MA.
Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or clinical psychology, neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience. Preferred applicants will have experience with EEG/ERP and/or advanced signal processing routines. Experience conducting research with infants and/or children is strongly preferred.
A start date of Summer 2017 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, PhD, the Boston Children's Hospital Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. In gaining a better understanding of these processes, our goal is to cont...ribute to the healthy growth and development of our children.
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 child development and developmental disorders through cutting edge cognitive neuroscience research. Our central areas of focus include the development of memory and face-processing, the impact of environmental factors such as stress on cognitive development, and growing research programs in autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. 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.