The Shuffrey Lab in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Lauren Shuffrey’s research program examines the impact of interactive prenatal maternal psychosocial and health factors on infant and early childhood brain-behavioral development. Our ongoing projects are primarily focused on the effects of prenatal maternal metabolic disorders, prenatal maternal mood disorders, and substance exposure on child brain-behavioral development from birth through early childhood. Our ultimate goal is to identify mechanisms, objective markers, and modifiable factors associated with resiliency in order to support families from pregnancy through early childhood. Research methodologies broadly include peripheral marker assays (e.g. immunoassays), electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, and behavioral paradigms.

The ideal candidate will have experience in longitudinal biobehavioral research with pregnant individuals and/or infants, strong data analysis and programming skills in multiple languages (e.g. R, Matlab, and/or Python), expertise processing physiological data (e.g. EEG, heart rate, eye tracking) and will be highly motivated to publish first-author papers by working closely with Dr. Shuffrey and the other lab members. Responsibilities will include supervising data collection and design, spearheading data processing and analysis, writing manuscripts, preparing conference presentations, and writing mentored grant proposals.

Required education and expertise: PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Human Development, Biobehavioral Sciences, or related field. Experience in conducting data analysis using at least one programming language (e.g. R) is required. Experience in analyzing inflammatory markers data or processing child physiological data (e.g. EEG) is preferred, but not required. Individuals with diverse perspectives are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send a CV and cover letter (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. Shuffrey’s Laboratory Manager, Lauren Costello at EMAIL. Review of applications will commence on July 8th, 2024. The start date for this position is flexible.

Lauren C. Shuffrey, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
Investigator, Neuroscience Institute
NYU Langone Medical Center

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