Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., the Nelson lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with several research studies involving infants and young children diagnosed with, or at risk for various neurodevelopmental disorders, but in particular, autism. These projects use a variety of methods to investigate child development across the lifespan (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, near infrared spectroscopy, genetics, skin conductance, heart rate, and standardized behavior assessments). The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation and qualified applicants will assist with data collection as well as oversee data analysis. At the present time we are conducting studies with the following populations: children with autism; infants with an older sibling with autism; children with various gene disorders (e.g., tuberous sclerosis complex, Rett Syndrome, and PTEN).
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 with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disorders 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.