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Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience | Jobs and Internships

If you are interested in working or interning at the LCN, please click here to fill out our application form. If we have current openings for which you may be a fit, someone will contact you.

Please note, internship application deadlines are as follows: 

Fall: October 1st
Spring: January 1st
Summer: March 1st


Current Openings: 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., the Nelson lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a new research project examining the neurodevelopmental sequelae of prenatal Zika infection. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking, and standardized behavioral assessments to study sensory functioning, social communication, and social perception in infants in the first year of life. Data collection will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation, including lab setup, training field staff, quality control, and overseeing data analysis. Travel to Puerto Rico will be required, but the position will be based in Boston, MA.

Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or clinical psychology, neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience. Preferred applicants will have experience with EEG/ERP and/or advanced signal processing routines. Experience conducting research with infants and/or children is strongly preferred. A start date of Summer 2017 is preferred but flexible. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dr. Charles Nelson.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., the Nelson lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with several research studies involving infants and young children diagnosed with, or at risk for various neurodevelopmental disorders, but in particular, autism. These projects use a variety of methods to investigate child development across the lifespan (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, near infrared spectroscopy, genetics, skin conductance, heart rate, and standardized behavior assessments). The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation and qualified applicants will assist with data collection as well as oversee data analysis. At the present time we are conducting studies with the following populations: children with autism; infants with an older sibling with autism; children with various gene disorders (e.g., tuberous sclerosis complex, Rett Syndrome, and PTEN).

Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or clinical psychology, neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience. Preferred applicants will have experience with EEG/ERP and/or advanced signal processing routines. Experience conducting research with infants and/or children with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disorders is strongly preferred. A start date of Summer 2017 is preferred but flexible. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dr. Charles Nelson.


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