University of Maryland, Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab: Research Assistant

April 01, 2021

Research Assistant position open at UMD
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu<www.dscn.umd.edu>) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods 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 cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments.
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding.
To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (dshariq@umd.edu<mailto:dshariq@umd.edu>). 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.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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