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Graduate Students

We anticipate accepting new graduate students to begin in fall 2020. Graduate students with an interest in adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in new students interested in joining an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development, co-led by Drs. Eva Telzer and Mitch Prinstein.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Two full-time postdoc positions are available! The position offers extensive opportunities to analyze and publish data from NIH and foundation-funded studies on adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use, and will be housed with an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development, co-led by Drs. Eva Telzer and Mitch Prinstein.  Interests/expertise in neuroimaging research, longitudinal analyses, technology/social media use, or educational curriculum development will offer a great fit for this position.

Applicants with a PhD from development psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience a related fields encouraged to apply, as are members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, or gender minority groups.  Interested applicants should submit 1) a vita/resume; 2) the names and emails of two references; and 3) indicate a preference to begin in January or in summer of 2020 to ehtelzer@unc.edu.

Research Staff Positions

A full-time research assistant/project coordinator position is available for individuals at the BA level, beginning January 2020 or summer 2020.  The position will involve assisting/coordinating a foundation-funded study on adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use within an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development, co-led by Drs. Eva Telzer and Mitch Prinstein.  The project involves the use of fMRI, questionnaire assessments, longitudinal data collection, observational coding, and in vivo technologically-enhanced data collection.  This position is for 1-2 years.  Research assistants will receive substantial training in developmental psychopathology and theories and methods, neuroscience methods, participant recruitment; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts.  The person in this position also will receive professional development training to help with career decision-making, and guidance on applications to graduate school.  This position offers excellent experience for applications to doctoral programs in clinical or developmental psychology.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a vita/resume; 2) the names and emails of two references; and 3) indicate a preference to being in January or in summer of 2020 to ehtelzer@unc.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applicants will be contacted only if selected for further consideration.

Undergraduate Students

We are currently accepting applications for bilingual Spanish-speaking (fluency in both English and Spanish) undergraduate research assistant positions for Fall 2019. If you are interested in working with us, please fill out the application, and submit the application and your resume to dsnl.unc@gmail.com.

Eva Telzer