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The Emotion Development Lab is Seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar!

The Emotion Development Lab at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Kristin Buss, seek a Postdoctoral Scholar (http://emotiondev.la.psu.edu). While a start date of January 1, 2019 is highly desirable, applicants who can start by July 1, 2019 will also be considered. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of social anxiety disorder symptoms across adolescence, with a focus on identification of biobehavioral profiles of risk. The study will have two data collection sites—Penn State, University Park; Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have his or her main hub at PSU-UP, but will interact extensively with both sites. The study will incorporate a number of techniques, including neuroendocrinology (cortisol), electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, clinical interviews and questionnaires. This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the PACT (http://www.pact.la.psu.edu ). The Postdoctoral Scholar will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing electrophysiological and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students. Position qualifications include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with EEG acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with others. Experience with data collection platforms (e.g., BrainVision, Mindware, Eyelink), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (R, SPSS, SAS) and general computing (MATLAB, Unix, Python) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired. Interested candidates must submit an online application at https://psu.edu/jobs, and should include as attachments a letter of research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will conform to NIH guidelines. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/83509