Post-Doctoral Position in the Temperament Lab at the Washington State University

The Temperament Lab, directed by Maria (Masha) Gartstein at the Washington State University (WSU): is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to lead coordination of multi-site longitudinal study recently funded by a 5-year award from the National Institutes of Health. 

The position involves working with project staff at WSU and the other two sites: (1) the Cognition, Affect, and Psychophysiology Lab (The CAP Lab) at Virginia Tech, directed by Martha Ann Bell,; and (2) the Wave Lab at Florida Atlantic University, directed by Nancy Jones, The project entails collecting data from infants and their mothers starting at 2 months of age. Infant electroencephalogram (EEG) data will be collected bimonthly from 6 to 18 months, with emerging anxiety assessed at 24 months. Mother report and behavioral observations of temperament (approach/avoidance tendencies in particular) will be obtained as well, with mother-infant interactions observed in distress and non-distress context. 

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for overseeing research activities and assisting with cross-site coordination. Prior experience with EEG data collection and processing is preferred but not required. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Ph.D. required by position start date, preferably in Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, or related field. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

The position start date is flexible, with a preferred start date in the spring or early summer of 2022. Please send CV and letter of interest to Masha Gartstein: [email protected].