Ziama Arkin Infancy Institute, at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, ISRAEL

Applications are welcomed for a fully funded postdoctoral research position at the Ziama Arkin Infancy Institute, at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, ISRAEL
Research focuses on the study of the early caregiving environment (including the home and infant daycare systems), development of the infant-caregiver relationship, and examination of neurophysiological, psychological and behavioral mechanisms through which this relationship shapes the development of infant socio-emotional capacities.
Research questions are examined in both normative and high-risk clinical populations (maternal/paternal postpartum psychopathology) with the objective of facilitating identification of moderators of risk and resilience. Translational research is aimed at informing the development and testing of intervention and prevention strategies for the perinatal period, as well as informing policy pertaining to perinatal care and “best practices” within the infant daycare systems.
The position is ideal for candidates interested in developmental translational neuroscience.
Position requirements include:
·        Ph.D. in neuroscience, developmental/clinical psychology, or a related field.
·        Strong skills in research methods and statistical analyses.
·        Experience with stimulus presentation programs (E-prime), and statistical analysis (MATLAB, MPlus, SPSS).
·        Excellent scientific writing skills.
Strong preference is given to applicants trained in EEG/ERP data acquisition and data analysis, and experience conducting developmental behavioral and/or neuroscience research.
The Ziama Arkin Infancy Institute, located in close proximity to the IDC campus in Herzliya, is comprised of both a clinical unit which specializes in parent-infant psychotherapy and a research unit – allowing for a collaborative dialogue between the two units. The fellowship is designed to provide training in the skills necessary to conduct original research in developmental translational neuroscience, as well as to foster the development of an independent research career. The laboratory provides ample opportunity for the development of innovative research in a highly collaborative training environment. Applicants are expected to lead the development of new studies as well as take an active role in the analysis and writing up of data previously and currently collected from ongoing research. Applicants should be able to work independently, but should be prepared to work collaboratively.
Research in the institute is conducted using multidisciplinary methodologies including behavioral observation, collection of electrophysiology (EEG) data, clinician administered interviews and self-report questionnaires. Research staff enjoy full access to laboratory facilities equipped with cutting edge technology. Facilities include fully integrated dense array EEG (suitable for use with infants and adults) and behavioral observation laboratories.
Position will be opened until filled, starting date is immediate. Ph.D. Doctoral degree must be completed or in final stages of submission by time of appointment. Please submit curriculum vita, and a sample of published or unpublished theoretical or empirical work to Dr. Tahli Frenkel, Director of research unit, Ziama Arkin Infancy Institute: tahl.frenkel@idc.ac.il