POST DOCTORAL FELLOW Child Development Lab University of Maryland

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park ( under the direction of Dr. Nathan A. Fox at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral fellow with an interest in neurodevelopment and expertise in early adversity. This postdoc will have the opportunity to engage in various studies, including working with data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Eligible candidates should have training in clinical or developmental psychology or developmental cognitive neuroscience and experience in multivariate statistics. Ideally this person would have the analytic skills to relate brain imaging data (MRI/EEG) to a wealth of existing behavioral and clinical data.

This position can begin as early as June 2023 and is for two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

Position qualifications include:

Required qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical or developmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or related field; with a history of research focused on neurodevelopment;
  • Experience conducting research with infants and/or children;
  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis, including experience conducting longitudinal analyses;
  • Excellent clinical and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; as well as to share one’s expertise with and train others.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in EEG methodology, including familiarity with EEG, evoked potentials, and event-related potentials;
  • Experience with behavioral data, including parent-child interaction;
  • Interest in global health and experience working with vulnerable populations;
  • Prior programming experience, with a strong preference for familiarity with MATLAB and/or Python programming environment and associated toolboxes (e.g., EEGLAB/ERPLAB, Fieldtrip, MNE-Python) and statistical analysis (SPSS, R).

Additional expectations include supervising and mentoring research coordinators, assistants and undergraduate students; extensive involvement in data processing and analysis; and correspondingly, involvement in manuscript preparation and grant writing.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Application Information A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items: 1. Letter of interest 2. CV  3. Names and contact information for three references.

For consideration, please submit an application to Dr. Nathan Fox. [email protected]

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.