***1. NIMH-funded postdoctoral T32 fellowship in scalp/intracranial EEG***

Interested in the neural mechanisms of cognitive development, biomarkers for early detection of atypical behavior, and/or pediatric intracranial EEG?

The Northwestern University Mental Health, Earlier T32 training program invites applications for Fall 2021. Dr. Elizabeth Norton of the LEARN Laboratory and Dr. Lisa Johnson of the Dynamic Brain Laboratory are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow who is interested, broadly, in mechanistic and applied developmental cognitive neuroscience.

This is a unique opportunity to work with both pediatric scalp EEG data and invasive intracranial EEG data obtained from children undergoing clinical monitoring for seizure management. This research aims to delineate multi-scale neural mechanisms of typical and atypical cognitive behaviors, including inter-individual variability and trial-by-trial variability within individuals. The fellow will be involved in all stages of the work, from study design and implementation through data analysis and dissemination.

This postdoctoral fellowship is under joint mentorship of Drs. Norton and Johnson.

Per funder guidelines, the successful applicant must have completed the PhD and/or MD and must have US citizenship or permanent resident status.


Please contact Drs. Norton and Johnson ASAP if you are interested. T32 applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The preferred start date is September 2021.

Elizabeth Norton: enorton @ northwestern.edu

Lisa Johnson: eljohnson @ northwestern.edu

For more info about the NU-MHE T32: https://devsci.northwestern.edu/t32-mental-health-grant/

LEARN Laboratory: https://learnlab.northwestern.edu/

Dynamic Brain Laboratory: https://dynamic-brain.org/


***2. Neuroimaging Research Study Coordinator***

This position entails study coordination as part of a team, across multiple funded studies of longitudinal child development directed by Dr. Laurie Wakschlag and Dr. Elizabeth Norton.  This program of research aims to characterize early developmental patterns related to disruptive behavior, executive function, and language delay.  


The main responsibility of the research study coordinator will be coordinating the neuroimaging assessments, specifically MRI and EEG, across multiple inter-related studies on early childhood risk factors for adverse outcomes. The ideal candidate will be certified and have experience operating a Siemens scanner and directing MRI acquisition sessions with pediatric participants. Experience conducting MRI sessions with neonates, infants, and toddlers is strongly preferred.  Familiarity with MRI image quality control is also required. This position will lead sessions collecting MRI data from infants and toddlers during natural sleep, and coordinate the scheduling of MRI sessions, prepare children for scanning, set up equipment, monitor the child during the scan, and other activities as needed.


The research study coordinator position requires a highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail.  The candidate must be able to interact comfortably and professionally with diverse families and young children.  The ability to work flexibly across multiple demands and balance administrative skills related to study coordination is crucial. We are looking for a team player who is willing to take initiative and learn a variety of responsibilities.  Ability to think on your feet and a capacity to proactively identify and solve problems are essential traits.  Flexibility in hours, including evenings and weekends, is required (though work week hours are capped and strictly followed).  Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism are essential.  The candidate must have strong written and spoken English skills and be safe in the MRI environment.  


To see a full description of the coordinator position and to apply, go to this website https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/

Job Opening ID:  41368 
Job Posting Title:  Research Study Coordinator

Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.