The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. This is a paid, full-time position which will involve working on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study examines links between executive function-related brain activity (as measured via EEG, MEG, and fMRI) and changes in anxiety among preadolescent and adolescent children. It is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience at NIMH and will take place primarily at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. Research assistants will work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imaging professionals involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing research participants and their families and will likely involve seeing research participants on weekends.

A bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, human development, or other related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working or completing research with children, families, or adolescents is preferred, as is experience working with EEG or other neuroimaging techniques. The position can begin as early as September 1, 2023 and requires a two-year commitment.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at and Dr. Emilio A. Valadez at