Apr 29, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Center for Autism Research Excellence
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full time Behavioral Child/Adolescent Communication Studies Developmental Neuroscience Language Pediatric Psychology

Job Description

The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University has an immediate opening for a full time post-doctoral fellow for a 2-year term to work on a variety of ongoing research programs that explore early brain and behavioral development in autism, with a focus on language and social cognition.  We are looking for an energetic scientist who has a strong research background in development and autism (or related neurodevelopmental disorders), some technical and programming expertise, and experience collecting and analyzing clinical, behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) data.


The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have primary responsibilities in supporting new and ongoing research programs.  Responsibilities include:

  • Training and supervision of students and other project staff
  • Data collection including both standardized behavioral assessments and EEG/ERP measures
  • EEG/ERP and behavioral data processing and analyses
  • Write-up and dissemination of findings for reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related fields
  • Experience working with children in research settings, preferably including individuals with ASD
  • Training in two or more of the following areas: cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging/electrophysiology, developmental sciences; 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


Salaries and benefits are competitive. Boston University offers active support and professional training programs to post-doctoral fellows (https://www.bu.edu/postdocs/). Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, research statement and contact information for three professional references to Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D. (htagerf@bu.edu) and Chloe Adams Agarwal (CARE Administrator – chloeaa@bu.edu).


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Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University


Psychological & Brain Sciences

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