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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Clinical Psychology
Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
Date Posted 04/16/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary

The iCAN Lab at Purdue University is recruiting a post-doctoral scholar to support NIH-funded research under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Sarah Karalunas. Research in the iCAN Lab focuses on the cognitive, emotional, and neurophysiological mechanisms that contribute to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in infancy through adulthood. Work in the lab emphasizes individual differences among children with ADHD and integration of multiple data types (e.g., trait ratings, computerized cognitive tasks, EEG, eye tracking, and ecological momentary assessment). The successful candidate will assume a major leadership role for the NIH-funded Neurophysiology of Emotions (NEMO) Study and have opportunities to be involved with and use data from several other large, longitudinal studies of childhood development and clinical outcomes. More information about the iCAN Lab and our active studies can be found at: https://www.icanlab.org/ .

Competitive applicants will have a background in clinical psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, or cognitive psychology, as well as expertise in one or more of the following areas: EEG/ERP data collection and analyses, eye-tracking, computational cognitive modeling, longitudinal data analyses, multilevel modeling, and/or clinical assessment. Expertise in any of these areas will be beneficial; applicants are not expected to have expertise in all of these areas.

The post-doctoral scholar will have the opportunity to conduct analyses, lead publications and presentations, and mentor learners at multiple levels, as well as to apply for external funding (e.g., F32), if desired. Supervised hours in support of clinical licensure are also possible.

Candidates will be joining a large lab with more than 20 paid staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students who all work closely together. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to supporting an inclusive and diverse laboratory environment, ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and time management skills.


Preferred (any of the following):

  • Prior experience working with children and families
  • Prior experience with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Prior experience with neurophysiological data (e.g., EEG/ERP, eye tracking)
  • Experience with any type of advanced data analysis, including longitudinal analyses, multilevel modeling, latent variable modeling, structural equation modeling, computational cognitive modeling or others
  • Experience with R, Python, Matlab, or MPLUS
  • Experience with BrainVision software and/or EyeLink software
  • Ability to work in-person on Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, IN


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychological sciences, human development, neuroscience, or a closely related field.

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