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FACULTY POSITIONS

Assistant or Associate Professor in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience Research (Full-time, tenure track) – The Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeking a cognitive neuroscientist with a research portfolio that includes invasive neural recording and/or stimulation methods, who would utilize sEEG/ECoG experimental approaches in collaboration with physician scientists at the Northwestern Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, and/or the Northwestern Medicine Malnati Brain Tumor Institute. In addition to utilizing these neurosurgical opportunities for basic research on mechanisms for cognition, the ideal candidate would be interested in experimental studies that seek to improving understanding and treatment of the cognitive disorders experienced by the clinical population under investigation. Click here to view the full job posting and/or apply. (Posted Nov. 8)

Tenured Associate or Full Professor with a Physiological Emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies – The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at UNC Greensboro seeks applicants for a tenured Associate or Full Professor. We seek a colleague with expertise in biological, physiological, and/or neural processes linked with human development whose research interests are integrative and sensitive to context. This person will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our core areas: human development, family studies, sociocultural contexts, and young children’s early care and education in a department strongly committed to diversity. The position is a 9-month appointment with a starting date of August 1, 2020. Click here to learn more about the position and/or apply. (Posted Nov. 8)

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience – San Diego State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology, specifically in the area of cognitive neuroscience. A focus in social and affective neuroscience is preferred. SDSU is particularly interested in candidates whose research program utilizes advanced neuroimaging techniques. Apply by Sept. 28 for full consideration. Click here for more information about the position or to apply. (Posted Sept. 11)

 

STAFF POSITIONS

Research assistant/project coordinator – The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory at Northwestern University is seeking a research assistant or project coordinator to work on ongoing NIH-funded research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and fragile X syndrome (FXS). This position is for two years, with the possibility of an extension, depending on grant funding. To apply, please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names (and email addresses) of three references (please do not send letters) to Nancy Dunbar, nancy.dunbar@northwestern.edu.

Recruitment Specialist – Dr. Laurie Wakschlag, director of the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Recruitment Specialist to provide recruitment and screening support within a study of diverse toddlers and their families. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the neighborhoods and communities of Chicago, and will bring a high-energy approach to successfully recruiting research subjects and establishing rapport with diverse families and community-based organizations. The position will be within the Developmental Mechanisms Research Program, as part of the When To Worry About Language study, exploring early irritability and language delay as risk factors for later problems in young children. Dr. Wakschlag would like the person hired for the role to start ASAP. See the full posting for details. (Posted July 16)

Early Childhood Para-Professional Positions (Full & Part Time) – Keshet is seeking para-educators to assist students with special needs under the direction of the certified teachers in a classroom, generally in an inclusionary setting. The special education para-educator assists the teacher in general daily classroom activities, help special need students, and cares for their physical, emotional health, and safety, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships. This is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in early childhood educational and/or clinical settings. There are positions available at a variety of locations in the Chicagoland area for applicants who have experience working with young children and are ISB Paraprofessional Educator licensed or qualified to obtain a license prior to employment. For the full post and details about how to apply click here.  

 

POSTDOC POSITIONS

Minority health & health disparities research training program (NU-MHRT) – The application for the NU-MHRT program is now open. The program aims to reduce health disparities and improve health for minority groups by providing research training experiences in this area to underrepresented students and trainees. The program is open to students at various educational levels ranging from undergraduate through postdoctoral. Click here for more information. (Posted Sept. 21)

Postdoctoral research fellowship – The University of Michigan’s Department of Psychology is accepting applications for a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of developmental psychology. The fellowship will start in the winter or spring of 2020 (no later than April 30). Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD before the fellowship can begin, though their degree need not be conferred before the start date. The fellowship aims to train participants in human neurobiology, advanced research methods, and developmental science of social context. Click here to apply (applications due by Dec. 1, 2019) or contact professor Christopher Monk for further information. (Posted Sept. 6)

Postdoctoral research fellowship – The University of Michigan’s Department of Psychology is accepting applications for a two year postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of developmental sciences. The fellowship will begin in the winter or spring of 2020 (no later than April 30). Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD before the fellowship can begin, though their degree need not be conferred before the start date. The fellowship will train the postdoc on three pillars of knowledge including human neurobiology, advanced research methods, and developmental science of social context. Contact professor Christopher Monk for more information. Click here to apply (applications due by Dec. 1).

Postdoctoral fellowship – The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program at Northwestern University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow in prodrome/early psychosis. This fellow will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. The position is ideal for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job. Click here or visit the ADAPT program’s website for more details. (Posted May 29)

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