The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, ( is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the HBCD, Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development study, a national study recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives.

The position is to begin Summer of 2022 and is for two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

HBCD involves assessment of people during pregnancy and follow-up assessments of their infants and young children across the first five years of the child’s life. These assessments include, MRI, EEG, neurobehavioral evalutation, caregiver child interaction, and collection of biospecimens. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in all aspects of protocol integrity, data collection across domains, and overseeing data quality checks. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field. Experience in developmental research is a requirement. Work involving assessment of cognitive, socio-emotional and motor development is preferred.

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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