postdoc in University of Maryland on developmental electrophysiology


Child Development Lab

University of Maryland

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, ( is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ongoing research related to temperament and the development of psychopathology. The position is to begin Spring or Summer of 2020. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

The postdoc will work on existing and new studies investigating behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of cognitive control in relation to temperament among young children, including the contribution of individual-level factors such as attention and executive functions to the continuity or discontinuity in temperament over time.  The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including behavioral responses, questionnaires, and electrophysiology. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing EEG and ERP data from high-density EGI systems, and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field; experience with EGI high-density systems for ERP and EEG acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with software programs (MATLAB, EEGLAB or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, R) are highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox ( and Jamie Listokin ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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