We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington to begin in summer 2017. This position will be based in the Stress and Development Lab, led by Katie McLaughlin. Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology.
The post-doctoral research associate will be involved in all aspects of the research process, including study design, survey and behavioral task development, data collection, supervision of a research team, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. These duties will primarily focus on two projects: a) a longitudinal fMRI study examining trauma exposure and neural networks underlying emotion processing in 8-16 year olds; and b) an intensive repeated-measures study examining dynamic changes in neural networks following exposure to stress in adolescents. In addition, there will be opportunities for designing and implementing new studies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Design independent research
· Supervise a team of graduate students and research assistants in data collection, cleaning, and analysis
· Analysis of structural MRI, fMRI, and DTI data
· Prepare manuscripts for publication
· Assist with grant writing
· Perform related duties as required
· Doctoral degree in psychology or cognitive neuroscience.
· Experience collecting data from children and adolescents
· Experience with task presentation software (e.g., Eprime, Psychopy, MATLAB)
· Experience in analyzing neuroimgaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI, DTI)
· Managerial skills and ability to effectively manage a research team
· Experience working with children and adolescents is preferred.
Please contact Katie McLaughlin for details on how to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.