Sep 06, 2019
The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University is seeking to hire a full time post-doctoral fellow to join a multi-site interdisciplinary Center Research Program focusing on preschool-aged children with ASD who are not yet verbal (POLO: Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes). The post-doctoral fellow will be primarily mentored by Helen Tager-Flusberg (Director, CARE) as well as other senior investigators on POLO (Charles Nelson, Boston Children’s/Harvard; Jordan Green, MGH/Harvard; Connie Kasari, UCLA; Catherine Lord, UCLA; Daniel Geschwind, UCLA) We are looking for an energetic clinical scientist who is interested in studies of brain/behavioral functioning in children with ASD, with a focus on language. The ideal applicant will have a strong research background, technical and programming expertise, and experience collecting and analyzing clinical, behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) data. Experience working with children with ASD is strongly preferred. 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 Salaries and benefits are competitive. Boston University offers active support and professional training programs to post-doctoral fellows (https://www.bu.edu/postdocs/). 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 The two-year position will start Fall 2019. Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, research statement and contact information for three professional references to Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chloe Adams Agarwal (Center Administrator – email@example.com ).
Center for Autism Research Excellence Boston, MA, USA Full time