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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Pediatrics And Human Development 10022641
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Michigan State University Social and Emotional Neurodevelopment (SEND) Laboratory explores the neurological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly those in which disruptions to affect and reward can have detrimental effects. The lab combines techniques in basic science and clinical research to better understand the functional disruptions to behavior in young children. These techniques include remote eye-tracking and highly specialized behavioral software used to code young children at play in a variety of field and laboratory settings.

SEND seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NIH-funded project to evaluate the impact of a Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers -- a maternal training program -- on the long term mental health of Congolese children.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field

Minimum Requirements

Potential candidates must:

  • Possess a terminal (doctoral) degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field,
  • Have experience working with young children
  • Have strong technical, computational, data processing, and statistical skills
  • Be bilingual in English and French

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience with eye-tracking methodology and analyses
  • Experience with computer programming, MATLAB, and statistical analysis and collection systems (R, SAS, or STATA)
  • A strong publication history and demonstrable interest in neurodevelopment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working with a cross-cultural team

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references

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Department Statement

Established in 1968 with the formation of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development seeks to balance behavioral science, basic biological research, and clinical pediatrics into a comprehensive approach to the health and development of the child and the family.

MSU Statement

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