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.