The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab (Dr. Leah Somerville PI; at Harvard University is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to fill a position on an NIMH funded grant (collaborative with Dr. Deanna Barch at WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis) focused on developing a systematic account of age-and pubertal-linked pathways of brain development across multiple modalities of brain structure and function, as well as coupling across modalities and how both within-modality and cross-modal coupling relate to the rise in internalizing symptoms seen across the emergence of puberty, using both the Human Connectome Project Development and Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development study. The Harvard University site will take the lead on diffusion and task-based functional MRI within-modality analyses, as well as share responsibility for cross-modality coupling analyses, both in terms of normative development and in relation to risk for psychopathology. The post-doc opportunity will involve learning and applying state of the art neuroimaging techniques to elucidate human brain development. Ideal candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related field. To apply, send a CV, research statement, and list of three references to the Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab ( The starting date is flexible (but can be as soon as May 1st, 2022), and at least a two-year commitment is requested. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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