Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brookline, MA, USA

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., seek one or more highly  qualified postdoctoral scientists with an interest in neurodevelopment and primary expertise in EEG and related (e.g.,  evoked potential) methods. The ideal candidate will also have the analytic/statistical skills to relate EEG data to a wealth  of existing and to-be-collected behavioral data (particularly tasks that capture executive functions). 

Eligible postdocs should have training in clinical or developmental psychology or developmental cognitive neuroscience,  ideally with solid experience in neuroscience methods (particularly EEG) and experience with young children. The  postdoc will have the opportunity to engage in various studies, both domestic and international. This could include  supervising and mentoring research coordinators/assistants and undergraduate students, extensive involvement in data  processing and analysis, and correspondingly, involvement in manuscript preparation and grant writing. Again, expertise  in EEG methodology is essential, including familiarity with EEG, evoked potentials, and event- related potentials; and on  the analytic side, the ideal candidate will have experience in advanced signal processing, including time-frequency  analysis, functional connectivity and/or cortical source analyses, and machine learning and/or other AI-based tools. Prior  programming experience is preferred, with a strong preference for familiarity with MATLAB and/or Python programming  environment and associated toolboxes (e.g., EEGLAB/ERPLAB, Fieldtrip, MNE-Python). 

This position is open for a start date as early as July 1st, 2022. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be  accepted until the position is filled. 


- Doctoral degree in clinical or developmental psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, with a history of  research focused on neurodevelopment 

- Experience conducting research with infants and/or children 

- Excellent interpersonal, clinical, and research skills 

- Experience with EEG/ERP 

Application Information 

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items (please include your full name on every page of  your application): 

1. Letter of interest 

2. CV 

3. Names and contact information for three references

For consideration, please submit an application to Dr. Charles A. Nelson ([email protected]).