Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neuroscience at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Individuals will be mentored by Laurie Cutting and an interdisciplinary mentorship team formed from Vanderbilt investigators studying the neuroscience of child development (the Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development (HBCD) study, a national study recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives. https://heal.nih.gov/research/infants-and-children/healthy-brain). Composition of the mentor team will be tailored to the individual’s interests; possible members include Kate Humphreys, Autumn Kujawa, Sarah Osmundson, Sasha Key, Seth Smith, and Bennett Landman. Individuals will have the opportunity to work on several large NIH-funded projects, including the HBCD study, as well as other longitudinal neuroimaging studies focused on academic, cognitive, behavioral outcomes in early childhood development (starting at perinatal period) through elementary school. Research opportunities will include analysis and writing manuscripts using already collected multimodal MRI datasets, travel and conference presentations, and support for writing mentored grant proposals.
Ideal candidates should be highly motivated to publish first-author papers and present at conferences, and should possess a background in advanced statistics, strong experimental and scientific writing skills, ability to work in a team environment, and be self-motivated. Experience working with children in a research setting is also desired. Additional desired strengths include competence in MRI and/or EEG data acquisition/analysis and/or assessment training, including programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, and/or Python) and experience with multimodal neuroimaging (DWI, fMRI, and/or EEG) analysis.
If you are interested in the position, please email Laurie Cutting () a recent CV, a brief statement of research interests (1 page), and the contact information for 2 references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position(s) are filled. Salary is highly competitive and reimbursement for moving expenses will be considered.