The Boston Attention and Learning Lab is looking to hire a full-time research coordinator for a project characterizing developmental prosopagnosia subtypes and administering/testing novel web-based cognitive treatments.
Objectives of the Project: Developmental prosopagnosics (DPs) are individuals with lifelong face recognition deficits. DP is a heterogeneous disorder and the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying DP remain to be characterized. Also, though there have been attempts to enhance face recognition in DPs, treatments have not been individualized to specific DP deficits. This project aims to 1) Characterize face perception heterogeneity in DPs using measures of holistic face processing, feature processing, and eye-tracking, 2) Examine the neural mechanisms of differences within DPs and between DPs/controls using functional MRI, EEG, and diffusion tensor imaging, and 3) Determine whether DPs with and without perceptual deficits have differential responses to face perception vs. face memory web-based training programs.
Background required: College degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field and interest in pursuing a career in such a field. Previous research experience.
Skills: The candidate must be highly organized and have excellent people skills. Technical skills such as knowledge of neuroimaging techniques, statistical methods, and programming are also a plus.
Salary: 43K plus full benefits
If interested, please email Dr. Joe DeGutis with your CV and cover letter by February 15, 2022. Interviews will begin shortly thereafter.