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We welcome undergraduate students to join our research team. You must be willing to commit to working with us for at least two consecutive quarters. Send in your application any time! But the ideal time is during the Spring quarter when we tend to select most of the students for the upcoming academic year.

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PhD and Postdoc Opportunities

  1. PhD: Professor Waxman plans to accept an incoming PhD student for Fall 2020. Apply through the Northwestern TGS website.
  2. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE (scroll down)
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Employment Opportunities

POSTDOC POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE

Professor Sandra Waxman (www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu) is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a special emphasis on EEG. Our lab takes advantage of both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to trace infants’ acquisition of language, cognition and the links between them in the first year of life (overview here).

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, with expertise in EEG analysis (ERP, time-frequency). Preference will be given to candidates with strong scientific productivity, as well as expertise in experimental design and programming (e.g., MATLAB/R/Python). We especially encourage applicants from populations underrepresented in STEM.

The successful applicant will join us in an active collaborative network, including faculty from Psychology (http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu), Neuroscience (http://www.nuin.northwestern.edu), and Northwestern’s recently established Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (http://devsci.northwestern.edu). Responsibilities include designing/running experiments, analyzing and processing data, and disseminating research findings. In addition to contributing to our current investigations examining the neural signatures underlying infant language and cognition, there will also be ample opportunity to develop independent research projects, to collaborate on other existing projects, and to mentor PhD students. This is an ideal position for individuals interested in preparing for a tenure track position.

Applicants should send a single PDF file including a CV, an application letter describing their interests and prior experience, and 2 or 3 publications that best reflect their scientific direction and contributions.

Please send all applications to Sandra Waxman (s-waxman@northwestern.edu).

Salary is based on the NICHD postdoctoral scale; funding is available for up to two years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for a second, based on merit). The start date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Jan 15, 2019.

Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.