Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Kid’s Socioemotional Development in Context (Kid’s) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin

October 03, 2022

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kids’ Socioemotional Development in Context Lab (Kid Lab; https://sites.edb.utexas.edu/kidlab/) under the primary mentorship of Laura Quiñones Camacho, Ph.D. The lab’s research integrates developmental, behavioral, sociocultural, psychophysiological (RSA, PEP), and neuroscience (EEG, fNIRS) approaches, to advance our understanding of socioemotional development and risk for psychopathology across sociocultural contexts. The Postdoctoral Fellow will serve a unique and integral role within the lab by helping launch various projects aimed at understanding neurobiological mechanisms for parental emotion socialization and parent-to-child transmission of psychopathology in young children. This position also allows for the opportunity to develop independent projects within the laboratory. In addition to taking part in the Kid’s Lab projects, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the Whole Communities Whole Health Initiative (https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/whole-communities-whole-health) and its ongoing cohort study. This postdoctoral position is part of an interdisciplinary team that will include 3 postdocs from different disciplines and includes receiving additional mentorship from other WCWH investigators (e.g., Sarah Kate Bearman, David Schnyer). This position may involve working some evenings and weekends to accommodate family schedules

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on mutual agreement and funding availability. Applicants with potential availability for 2+ years are strongly preferred. The review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Laura Quiñones Camacho at .

 Responsibilities

  • Data collection
  • Data processing and analyses
  • Manuscript and Grant Writing
  • Staff Supervision
  • Project management

Required Qualifications

The ideal individual would have expertise in one or more of the following:

  • A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field. PhD must have been earned within the past three years.
  • EEG or fNIRS data acquisition and processing
  • Advanced data analysis
  • Mental health among minoritized children

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with young children
  • Experience programming tasks (e.g., E-Prime, Presentation)
  • Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., R, MPlus, SPSS)
  • Fluency in Matlab, Python, or similar programming languages
  • Experience with community outreach
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Required Materials

  • CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

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