The Brain, Cognition and Development Laboratory at the University of Florida, is searching for a full time research coordinator and a postdoctoral fellow to work on the HBCD, Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development study, a national study 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). Here is a recent press release by UF that provides a summary of the study: https://m.ufhealth.org/news/2021/uf-team-joins-national-study-brain-development-infants-children
These individuals will primarily work on MRI and EEG data collection with infants and children (ages 1 month – 4 years). The successful candidates will be primarily responsible for assisting with collection, initial processing and quality control of MRI and EEG data at the University of Florida site. Other duties will include working with project faculty, research assistants/staff, graduate, and undergraduate students. Both positions will begin Spring or Summer of 2022 and can renewed yearly for the duration of the grant.
Position qualifications for the laboratory technician/coordinator include a BA/S in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and previous human MRI data collection experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have 1) infant or child MRI data collection experience (+6 months) or extensive MRI data collection experience with adults, 2) those who EEG data collection experience with infants and/or children and 3) those with programming experience and knowledge of data collection and data analysis tools (RedCap, Matlab, E-prime, R). Interested applicants who fit one or more of these criteria can learn more and apply at: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/518935/research-coordinator-ii
The postdoctoral fellow will have multiple opportunities for networking and skill development within the 25-site consortium and will work with consortium members to publish our findings for this project as well and other current and funded BCD Lab projects using infant EEG measures. Interested post-doctoral applicants should have their Ph.D. prior to starting and previous MRI and EEG data collection experience and have used Matlab, R, or Python for data processing and analyses. Experience working with infants and children within a research setting is also preferred. Those interested should send their CV to Lisa Scott, , and include a description of their previous MRI and EEG experience.