[Eeglablist] Ad for Post-Doc Position, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (UMD)

Andres De Los Reyes adlr at umd.edu
Tue Apr 15 12:59:14 PDT 2014


I am circulating an advertisement for a post-doctoral scholar position in my laboratory, to begin in late June/early July 2014.  I have pasted the full announcement below.  Please feel free to forward this announcement to those on your team or alumni who you believe might be interested in the position.  Thank you for your time.  Take care.

Best wishes,

Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D.

Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program
Associate Editor
        Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
        Journal of Child and Family Studies
        Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland at College Park
Biology/Psychology Building, Room 3123H
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone: (301) 405-7049
Email: adlr at umd.edu<mailto:adlr at umd.edu>
Web: sites.google.com/site/caipumaryland/Home/people/director

Post-Doctoral Scholar Position, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program,
University of Maryland at College Park

Laboratory Description:
The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP) is a clinical research laboratory at the University of Maryland at College Park. Directed by Dr. Andres De Los Reyes, CAIP's work seeks to improve the ability of mental health professionals to use clinical assessments to facilitate identification of the specific contexts in which children and adolescents express mental health concerns and their risk factors. With an emphasis on adolescent social anxiety and family environment factors linked to adolescent substance use, CAIP utilizes information from physiological, behavioral, and subjective modalities to develop and test personalized assessment approaches tailored to adolescents' unique needs. The goal of this work is to identify and disseminate assessment approaches that inform the development of personalized intervention techniques for the amelioration and/or prevention of adolescent social anxiety and substance use.

Our current work seeks to advance two lines of research. In one line of research, CAIP tests novel paradigms that facilitate clinical interpretation of peripheral physiology within assessments of adolescent social anxiety. Specifically, CAIP uses innovative methods for graphically representing physiological data, so that mental health professionals without a background in physiology can incorporate these methods into their clinical work. In a second line of research, CAIP tests methods for incorporating physiological data (e.g., HRV and EEG/ERP), controlled observations of family behavior, and informants' subjective reports of family functioning to identify adolescents at risk for substance use and abuse.

To meet the objectives of these lines of research, we seek a post-doctoral scholar to assist in writing competitive extramural grant applications (e.g., NIH and NSF), preparing first-authored and co-authored scholarly manuscripts for publication, mentoring undergraduate and doctoral graduate students, and assisting in coordinating a multi-modal study of context-sensitive approaches to assessing adolescent social anxiety and family relationships.

The CAIP laboratory is part of a larger research network that includes on-site access to multi-modal physiological equipment (e.g., EEG/ERP, HRV, and GSR). These resources are housed within the Department of Psychology's NSF-funded Joint Center for Cognitive, Social, Computational and Mathematical Neuroscience. Further, resources for conducting fMRI assessments are available at the on-site Maryland Neuroimaging Center.
The ideal candidate will have had experience in collecting and processing EEG/ERP data with adolescents and/or young adults. The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation. Some responsibilities will include:
(1)   Assisting with preparing extramural grant applications (e.g., NIH and NSF)
(2)   Preparing and submitting first-authored and co-authored manuscripts for publication
(3)   Mentoring undergraduate and doctoral graduate students
(4)   Overseeing multi-modal data collection (e.g., EEG/ERP; HRV; GSR; behavioral and computer-based tasks; and surveys completed by parents, adolescents, and research staff)
Recommended training background includes: a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience), previous EEG/ERP research experience (preferably with adolescents and/or young adults), and experience with EEG/ERP data analysis and programming. Experience with preparation of grant applications is strongly preferred.
Application Instructions:
This is a full-time position with benefits to start in Summer 2014. A 2-year commitment is preferred, with the possibility of renewal. This position is contingent on availability of funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names of 3 references and contact information directly to Dr. De Los Reyes at adlr at umd.edu<mailto:adlr at umd.edu>.
In the subject heading of the email, please use the format: "EEG/ERP Post-Doc Application-YOUR LAST NAME"
The University of Maryland at College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Further Information:
Interested applicants may visit the following links for information on the laboratory's prior work and ongoing projects:

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