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Job Openings

There are often volunteer or paid opportunities to work in CAN-affiliate labs. We will update this page as new positions are available! 

Paid positions 

(1) Postdoctoral Fellow/ScholarBrain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Hudac, currently has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow. This scholar will be working on current and upcoming NIH-funded grants targeting social attention and social connection using developmental cognitive neuroscience techniques (EEG, eye tracking ECG). The position will be posted until filled, with a hope for the scholar to start in late Summer 2023. View more about the position on Dr. Hudac's website. Apply for the position on USC's jobs website.

(2) Research Coordinator: The Autism and Family Lab at the USC College of Social Work is hiring a Research Coordinator to join their team.  The Research Coordinator will work with Dr. Robert Hock to implement a study delivering parent support interventions to parents and caregivers of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  As this position is critical to ensuring the success of the study and its impact on families, they are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate with a strong desire to support families of children with disabilities.  The study is a clinical trial funded by NIH (Grant# R01HD09925) and is titled, "Support Program for Caregivers of a Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Learn more about the position here: Parenting Program Research Coordinator [pdf].

To apply, please send a current resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your relevant skills and experience, and how this position will help you achieve your professional goals to: Robert Hock, PhD Associate Professor College of Social Work,, (803) 777-5861

(3) Research Specialist: The Pocivavsek Lab, directed by Dr. Ana Pocivavsek in the SOMC Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, is seeking a qualified candidate to assist with research in her lab. The Research Specialist will perform complex research techniques & procedures and conduct experiments using behavioral, electrophysiological, and neurochemical techniques, with the goal of understanding topics such as sleep, cognition, schizophrenia, neurodevelopment, and pregnancy. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Chemistry, or related scientific field, a record of strong communication and writing skills, and experience with in vivo approaches (e.g., surgical techniques, behavioral analyses, tissue dissection, electrophysiology etc.).

Learn more and apply for the position on USC's job website.

(4) Research Specialist: The Developmental Dynamics Lab, headed by Dr. Liz Will, is looking for candidates to assist with a longitudinal NIH-funded research study focused on development in infants and toddlers with genetic conditions, including Down syndrome. Key responsibilities include conducting in-home assessments with families and their child with Down syndrome, as well as assisting with scheduling, data management, and scoring protocols. The specialist will be exposed to a variety of interdisciplinary methods, including standardized behavioral assessment, physiology, genetics, statistics, and kinematics. The Research Specialist position is ideal for individuals who plan to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, human development, communication sciences and disorders, or related fields and would like to obtain research experience and training. 

See the flier [pdf] to learn more and apply for the position on USC's job website.


Volunteer positions

Brain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Hudac, often has volunteer position for individuals (8-10 hours per week, during the school year). See her website for more information!  

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