Sep 13, 2018

Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Boston University
  • Boston, MA, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Behavioral Neuroscience Child/Adolescent Cognitive Neuroscience Developmental Neuroscience Experimental Postdoctoral Project Management

Job Description

The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University is seeking to hire a full time post-doctoral fellow to work on several ongoing research programs and coordinate a new project investigating auditory processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.


We are looking for an energetic scientist who is interested in exploring how purpose-built videogames can be used to probe and lead to changes in auditory processing in adolescents with ASD behavioral and neural measures in the context of a randomized controlled trial.  The ideal applicant will have a strong research background, technical and programming expertise, as well as experience collecting and analyzing behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) data.  Some experience working with people with ASD is preferred.


The Post-Doctoral Researcher will have primary responsibilities in managing and carrying out all aspects the new research program.  Responsibilities include:

  • Training and supervision of students and other project staff
  • Data collection for the randomized controlled trial in the lab and home including both behavioral assessments and auditory ERP experimental measures
  • Analyzing the gaming data
  • EEG/ERP and behavioral data processing and analysis
  • Write-up and dissemination of findings for reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications

There will also be opportunities to work on other ongoing projects at CARE and to collaborate with other scientists with expertise in EEG/ERP analyses. Salary and benefits will be competitive and Boston University offers active support programs to post-doctoral fellows.


Required Qualifications:

  • D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field
  • Experience working with children/adolescents in research settings, preferably including individuals with ASD
  • Training in two or more of the following areas: cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging/ electrophysiology, autism research
  • Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB; Python) and proficiency with statistical programs and analyses (e.g., R, SPSS)
  • Excellent interpersonal leadership skills, writing and organizational skills
  • Strong record of scholarly accomplishments

The position will start fall/winter 2018 with a minimum of a two-year commitment. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, research statement and contact information for three professional references to Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D. ( Chloe Adams Agarwal (Center Administrator) –


To learn more about the Center, please visit our website:


Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University


Psychological and Brain Sciences

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