Student Researcher Positions: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of Early Life Adversity

Volunteer Student Researcher Positions: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience fo Early Life Adversity
Dr. Charles Nelson, Harvard Graduate School of Education / Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital
Fall 2021

The Nelson Lab is currently seeking undergraduate student researchers to volunteer on two projects aimed at investigating the effects of early-life adversity on child brain and behavioral development. In this position, students will gain experience in a variety of research methodologies, including electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, stress biomarkers, and behavioral assessments. Students will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings, presentations, and journal clubs. This position is ideal for those considering medical school or future graduate study in developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields. Responsibilities: will include assisting in study visits, collecting surveys from parents, data processing and coding, and data entry. Requirements: (1) A commitment to volunteering at least 10hrs/week during the fall semester (ideal applicants will also be able to continue working in the lab through the spring semester); (2) availability for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends; (3) previous experience with children; and (4) self-motivation, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for developmental research and work with children. Additional Information: Students may be eligible to receive course credit or funding through Harvard College or their home department. The Nelson Lab, part of the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital, is located in Brookline Village (a short walk or shuttle ride from the Longwood Medical Area). To apply: Please email a statement of interest along with a CV or resume to (posted 9/2021)