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Company: UT Dallas
Location: Richardson, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

The Baby Brain Lab at UT Dallas (PI Meghan Swanson: https://labs.utdallas.edu/babybrainlab/) is looking for a talented postdoctoral fellow to join our team in July/August 2022. The postdoc will be working on two NIH-funded longitudinal studies of caregiver speech and infant brain development. One of these studies is a newly funded R01 that is a collaboration with the Infant Brain Imaging Study (https://ibis-network.com/infant/). Duties include data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, mentorship of Baby Brain Lab trainees, and operating the MRI console during infant sleep scans sessions at the UTD Center for Brain Health. This postdoc fellow will work within a large interdisciplinary team that will bring many opportunities for new collaborations. They will also have access to data from a large legacy study of infants who go on to have autism (N= 500+).

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D in a related field.



Preferred Education and Experience

A PhD or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field is required. Prior research experience collecting MRI data. Experience working with young children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, mentorship of Baby Brain Lab trainees, and operating the MRI console during infant sleep scans sessions at the UTD Center for Brain Health.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • previous experience with MRI scanning of infants or children
  • strong statistical and programming skills
  • evidence of publication-quality dissertation research
  • excellent writing and communication skills


Additional Information

Grant funding is available for a 1-year commitment with a possibility of funding renewal for subsequent years.

About Us
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
 What You Should Know UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).   The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.

What We Can Offer
UT Dallas aims to attract and retain talented faculty and staff to support the university's mission. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement, life insurance and AD&D coverage. UT Dallas also offers employee wellness programs, tuition assistance, professional development through Academic Impressions, and so much more. Visit https://hr.utdallas.edu/employees/benefits/ for more information. 

Important Message

1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.


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