Project Coordinator position for EEG Study at Northeastern PINE Lab
The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment Lab (PINE Lab) led by Dr. Laurel Gabard-Durnam is hiring a Project Coordinator to start August/September 2021. Please help us spread the word about this position? Interested applicants can send a cover letter, CV, and emails for two individuals who may serve as recommenders to: <>
Responsibilities and opportunities:
We are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator based in Boston, MA to work on a newly-funded grant from the Wellcome LEAP Foundation examining the neurodevelopment of executive function skills over the first 3 years of life in South Africa and Malawi. This role and our PINE Lab efforts are part of a multi-investigator, collaborative international team working together on this project, as well as the Wellcome LEAP 1kD consortium of projects funded across the globe with the same aims. The goals of this project are: 1) to use both MRI and EEG across cultures to understand the neurodevelopmental pathways shaping executive function skills, 2) to identify scalable brain markers of healthy, at-risk, and resilient executive function development, 3) to understand how early experiences and other intervenable factors shape these early brain markers within- and across-cultures, and 4) identify and share culture- and country-specific information about factors promoting executive function development and sensitive windows for intervention. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) EEG data management and quality control remotely for international contexts; (2) training others on EEG data collection with infants; (3) working collaboratively with our team to meet project goals; (4) manuscript preparation and authorship; and (5) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the project. We encourage applications from members of under-represented and marginalized groups in science!
Qualifications:
B.A., B.S., or equivalent preferred. Background in developmental psychology, neuroscience, global health, or a related field. The coordinator must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work both independently and with a team. The coordinator must demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity as this is an international project examining neurodevelopment in multiple countries. Experience with EEG data acquisition and analysis is not necessary, but helpful. Experience with data collection in infants or populations that have experienced adversity is preferred.