Fred Morrison and Bill Gehring seek a postdoctoral fellow to join the Pathways to Literacy Laboratory to assist with an NSF-funded, three year investigation of the impact of schooling and classroom instruction on brain and behavioral measures of children’s executive function over the school transition period. This investigation reflects a multi-method interdisciplinary approach to the study of development, including classroom observations as well as behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) data (using the BioSemi system) drawn from in-school assessments with children. A supplementary project focusing on gene X schooling interactions is also planned.
The ideal candidate will have had experience in collecting and processing behavioral and electrophysiological data with young children. The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation. Some duties include: (1) interacting with school districts and families to facilitate recruitment and scheduling of participants (2) overseeing behavioral and electrophysiological assessments in the school, and (3) working with graduate, undergraduate and work study students in the analysis and interpretation of research data.
A PhD in Psychology, Education, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is preferred, as is experience conducting ERP assessments with children and/or conducting research in a school setting. Experience in one or more of the following software packages is also desirable: SPSS, SAS, EPrime, MATLAB and EEGLAB. The start date is July 1, 2014.
Interested individuals should email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) a CV; and (3) two letters of recommendation to Fred Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.