Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D. and Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D., the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a longitudinal research project examining the development and neural bases of emotion processing. The overall goal of the project is to test the combined effects of neural, physiological, behavioral, and environmental risk factors in early life on vulnerability to anxiety in early to middle childhood. Tools used include neurophysiology (EEG, ERP), neural metabolic functioning (fNIRS), physiological (autonomic nervous system) stress reactivity, behavioral indicators of reactivity to threat, and family environmental risk (maternal psychopathology, stress exposures) between infancy and age 7 years. The research fellow will participate in all levels of the research investigation, including data collection, overseeing of data processing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or clinical psychology, neuroscience, or cognitive neuroscience. Preferred applicants will have experience in structured clinical interviewing and physiological data processing (cardiac, respiration, RSA, etc.). Additional desired experiences include training in EEG/ERP, fNIRS, and/or advanced signal processing routines. Experience conducting research with children is strongly preferred.
This position is open for an immediate start date. 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 Ms. Finola Kane-Grade at Finola.Kane-Grade@childrens.harvard.edu
Internal Number: 001
About Boston Children's Hospital
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 contribute 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 w...e can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.