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LAB COORDINATOR

The lab coordinator will work closely with Dr. Puglia and other lab members to assist in all aspects of setting up and running the lab and will be involved in the lab’s research. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain research experience on topics related to infant development, neural function, and social cognition before applying to graduate or medical school.


Review of Applicants will begin May 14, 2021.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Project Coordinator will work closely with Dr. Puglia and other study team members to orchestrate a Jefferson Trust-funded longitudinal study aimed at identifying early-emerging biomarkers of autism spectrum disorder in infants who have spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain research experience on topics related to infant development, neural function, and autism before applying to graduate or medical school.

Review of Applicants will begin May 14, 2021.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants. No previous research experience is necessary, and we particularly encourage first- and second-year students and those who can commit to multiple semesters/years in the lab to get involved. Research can be completed for academic credit through the psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or biology departments, or on a volunteer basis. Research assistants gain an in-depth understanding of the research process, hands-on experience conducting human neuroscience and developmental science research, and valuable and transferable skills including the ability to think critically and work effectively in a team. Primary responsibilities include helping to run experiments, recruit participants, and analyze data. Particularly motivated individuals may become more involved in the lab. For example, past students have completed Distinguished Majors Projects, successfully applied for undergraduate research awards, and presented research posters at national conferences.