The Greene Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, San Diego, directed by Dr. Deanna Greene, invites applicants for a post-baccalaureate level full-time research position. The candidate will work on an NIMH-funded, collaborative project between UCSD (Dr. Greene) and the University of Minnesota (Drs. Christine Conelea and Sonya Wang), investigating the mechanisms underlying behavioral treatment response in children with Tourette syndrome. The successful candidate will take the lead on this study, which will measure brain (fMRI, EEG), behavioral, and psychosocial functions in children with tics receiving Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) therapy. The goal of this study is to identify predictors of response, the therapeutic processes that activate change, and correlates of response.

Position Overview: The Staff Research Associate I, will join the Greene Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab to assist the PI and other lab members in a research project aimed at examining the brain, cognitive, and clinical mechanisms of a behavioral therapy for children with Tourette syndrome. Primary duties and responsibilities will include interacting with participants and their families, recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants, and assisting with neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG), cognitive, and clinical data collection, management, and processing. The position will also assist with analyses of behavioral, fMRI, and EEG data, managing IRB protocols, participant payment, imaging costs, and entering/managing databases. The incumbent will join a collaborative research team that studies typical and atypical brain development, bringing together perspectives from cognitive science, psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and computational neuroscience.

For more details and to apply, see the UCSD job posting: