The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time research assistant (called Faculty Assistant at UMD) starting this summer 2018. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of social interaction in typical development and children with autism. The methods used include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children.
This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in developmental, cognitive, and/or clinical neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.
The lab manager will train and supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage IRB protocols and data archiving, and be responsible for general lab upkeep. Responsibilities will additionally include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults and development of stimulus presentation scripts. On the administrative side, the lab manager is responsible for recruitment and communicating with participants, coordinating meeting spaces, organizing lab meeting times, and general communication with lab members. The position may involve MRI operator training on the 3T Siemens scanner on UMD campus. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.
Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and must enjoy working with children.
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately.
To apply please email your application to Sydney Maniscalco (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
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Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab