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Join our Lab

Why Join Us?

The Lab of Developmental Neuroscience uses neuroimaging, eye-tracking and behavioral methodologies to investigate changes in the developing social brain of adolescents. 

We are a highly motivated team of researchers dedicated to good research practice, data integrity, and enjoyable participant experience.

We work with an amazing group of families and kids, both typically developing and those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to collecting good data, one of our top priorities is getting kids and teens excited about research, and teaching them about brain science and safety.

Positions in our Lab

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

We are always interested in having students who want to learn more about research. Joining in research studies can be an excellent way to broaden skills and add substance to resumes. In addition, course credit can be earned for participation.

If you are interested in becoming an undergraduate research assistant in our lab, fill out the form below:

Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Researchers 

We are interested in motivated and ambitious potential graduate students and post docs whose interests align with our current research, methodologies, and/or participant populations. Our lab focuses on developmental and cognitive  psychology and neuroscience fields

If you are interested in joining our lab as a graduate student or Post Doctoral researcher, please send your CV and a research statement (explaining what research projects you are interested in contributing to and why you are a good fit for the lab) to Dr. Scherf at

Full-Time Research Associate and other Full-Time Staff 

We are currently looking to hire 2 full-time staff Research Associates. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for more experience in psychological research before graduate school. If you are interested in applying, please visit the link below.

We are interested in full-time research associates who are highly dedicated and have relevant experience and  interests. Joining research labs can be an excellent way to gain experience and broaden skills before applying to graduate programs.

Our integrative research projects also require full-time staff members with a variety of other non-research skillsets. We are looking for programmers, artists, graphic designers and more. 

If you are interested in joining our lab any other full-time capacity, please contact Dr. Scherf at

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