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Postdoctoral scholars

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a joint project with Drs. Eva Telzer, Kristen Lindquist, and Mitch Prinstein. We are specifically looking for a postdoc with excellent writing and analytic skills who is interested in gaining training and publications using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), developmental psychopathology (data on peer interactions, psychopathology, risk behaviors), and social affective psychology (emotional processing). The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, affect, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Applicants should submit a CV for initial review to Karee Jones at  

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Graduate Applicants

Dr. Lindquist will be recruiting graduate students for Fall 2020. In addition to topics listed on the Research page, we are particularly interested recruiting applicants interested in the following areas:

  • Network neuroscience of emotion. Students interested in studying the dynamic networks underlying emotional and affective experiences would join on-going collaborative projects with Dr. Kathleen Gates.

  • Socio-affective processes and risk behavior in adolescence. Students interested in studying affective reactivity, peer influence processes, and risk behavior would join on-going collaborative projects with Dr. Mitch Prinstein and Dr. Eva Telzer.

  • Aging and emotion. Students interested in studying the shifting role of the nervous system in emotion across the adult age-span would join on-going collaborative projects with Dr. Kelly Giovanello.

  • Emotion development and adversity. Students interested in studying the development of emotion concept knowledge, emotion reactivity, and emotion regulation would join on-going collaborative projects with Dr. Margaret Sheridan.

Students apply to the Psychology and Neuroscience Department through the Graduate School and should list Dr. Lindquist as a primary advisor. All interested students are welcome to reach out to Dr. Lindquist via email before applying. Students who are particularly interested in being jointly mentored by Dr. Lindquist and another faculty member should reach out to Dr. Lindquist to inquire about applying as a dual-program applicant (e.g., Social-Quantitative, Social-Developmental, Social-Clinical, Social-Cognitive). Applicants interested in neuroimaging might also find useful resources available on the Human Neuroimaging Group website.


undergraduate Applicants

We are always accepting conscientious and curious undergraduate research assistants. Undergraduates may work in the lab as volunteers or, on a limited basis, as independent study students. We take new students in the fall, spring, and summer. If interested in a research position, please contact us at casl [at] with a statement describing your interest in the lab and including a resume with your current GPA.