Johns Hopkins Appetite Lab seeks Post-doctoral Research Fellow

The Appetite Lab (PI: Susan Carnell) in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on funded studies investigating eating behaviors and body weight in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, with a focus on pediatric neuroimaging.

Post-Doctoral Researcher sought for the NICHD-funded Mother-Infant Neurobiological Development (MIND) study

Post-Doctoral Researcher sought for the NICHD-funded Mother -Infant Neurobiological Development (MIND) study, a three-site Harvard Medical School collaboration between Dr. K. Lyons-Ruth at Cambridge Hospital, Dr. E. Grant at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dr. M. Teicher at McLean Hospital. The central aim of the research is to explore how maternal stress and brain morphology may translate into deviations in infant stress response, infant attachment behavior, and infant neurobiology over the first year of life.
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate in developmental psychology or neuroscience, with an interest in the quality of the early parent-infant relationship and its interface with infant stress response and maternal and infant neurobiology. An additional component of the study is looking at epigenetic aging in mothers and infants, in collaboration with Dr. Kerry Ressler, McLean Hospital. This is a two -year position, with funding allocated through June 30, 2026.

Assistant Professor in Developmental Adversity and Health – The Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position examining the immediate or long-term biobehavioral consequences of developmental adversity. The ideal candidate will use an interdisciplinary approach that combines expertise in developmental and biological approaches to examine either the biological consequences of developmental adversity and/or biological mechanisms that shape responses to developmental adversity. Development is broadly defined as including the prenatal through adolescent periods. The candidate’s research may focus on any genomic, physiological, neuroscience, or computational biology methodologies in connecting developmental adversity to later well-being. Applicants using either human and/or animal models in their research are invited to apply.

Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park to start Spring 2024

Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park. To start Spring 2024. A position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on the National Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development (HBCD) study at the University of Maryland. The HBCD study is recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives. https://heal.nih.gov/research/infants-and-children/healthy-brain This project aims to conduct multi-modal brain imaging (MRI, EEG) across the first years of life as well as neurobehavioral assessment. The work will be supervised by Drs. Nathan Fox in the Child Development Laboratory, Dr. Brenda Jones Harden and Dr. Tracy Riggins.

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

The Shuffrey Lab in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is recruiting a laboratory manager, research assistant, and postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Lauren Shuffrey’s research program examines the role of the prenatal environment on vulnerability for both perinatal maternal mental health concerns and child neurodevelopmental disorders in order to identify mechanisms, objective markers, and modifiable factors associated with resiliency. Dr. Shuffrey’s 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. Research methodologies broadly include peripheral marker assays (e.g. immunoassays), electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, and behavioral paradigms.

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):https://labs.wsu.edu/infant-temperament/ 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, https://support.psyc.vt.edu/labs/caplab; and (2) the Wave Lab at Florida Atlantic University, directed by Nancy Jones, http://www.psy.fau.edu/waveslab/index.php. 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 August of 2023. Please send CV and letter of interest to Masha Gartstein: [email protected].