Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.
To start June, 2021.
One position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on an ongoing longitudinal infant brain imaging project in the Child Development Lab. This project aims to identify key neural markers of temperamental risk for anxiety using both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) assessments of brain function.
This position is ideal for a postbac interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project are involved in infant recruitment and retention, scheduling visits, collecting behavioral assessments of temperament and executive function, and collecting functional MRI and EEG data. This person will receive extensive training in EEG and MRI acquisition and processing. The position will also include supervising and managing a large team of undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management.
Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience. The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills. Prior experience working with children in a research context is preferred. The job is available beginning June 2021 and requires a two-year commitment.