Master’s-Level Clinical Developmental Research Position- OPEN NOW

Master’s-Level Clinical Developmental Research Position in Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab

San Diego State University

Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Lee Wiggins (San
Diego State University) and the Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development
Lab ( in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State
University (SDSU) in San Diego, CA is seeking to hire a full-time masters-level
clinician or research specialist for an NIMH-funded research project examining neural
mechanisms of early childhood irritability. We use functional and structural MRI
methods, observational laboratory-based measures, and clinical diagnostic interviews.

Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting clinical and neurocognitive assessments in
children; (2) collecting MRI data using child-friendly techniques; (3) training and
supervising undergraduate students; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab;
and (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance.

Successful candidates should have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally
with parents and children; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills.
Prior background in psychology, development, or neuroscience is also a plus but not
required. We seek a masters-level applicant who is motivated and ambitious, who is
prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact
information of 3 references to Jillian Lee Wiggins ( and Lea
Dougherty (  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and
include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

SDSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial,
cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.