Job Opportunities

Research Assistant in Affective and Clinical Neuroscience at Northwestern University

Research Assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University to work on the NU site of the Brain, Motivation and Personality Development Project (Drs. Robin Nusslock and Richard Zinbarg, Principal Investigators at NU).  The Brain, Motivation and Personality Development Project is a NIMH R01 funded prospective, longitudinal, two-site study (the second site is UCLA; Drs. Michelle Craske and Susan Bookheimer, Principal Investigators at UCLA).  The project uses functional neuroimaging to examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between threat- and reward-related neural circuitries and symptom dimensions of anxiety and depression during the development transition from adolescence to adulthood.   

The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with managing and coordinating recruitment of participants, scheduling laboratory visits, data collection and maintaining study databases.  There may also be opportunities to receive training on the administration of and to conduct formal assessments with participants, including diagnostic interviews, life stress interviews and childhood trauma interviews. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degress in Psychology or a related field and related research experience.  Competitive candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and a proven ability to work independently.  

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and we especially encourage applications from women and members of under-represented minorities. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.  

To apply for this position, please send a curriculum vita and have 2-3 letters of recommendation sent via email to Dr. Nicholas J. Kelley (

Graduate Position in Affective and Clinical Neuroscience at Northwestern University

We are looking forward to recruiting at least one graduate student to our team for the 2016 year! Our lab is excited to begin two large RO1 projects, including neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and neurouinflammatory elements!

Please contact Robin Nusslock at if you are interested in volunteer or job opportunities in the lab.