Our translational approach is aimed at empirically identifying factors which moderate risk and promote resilience within the early caregiving environment. Research findings inform the planning of clinical interventions and policy pertaining to infant parenting, infant daycare, preventive screening and perinatal care. In line with our translational emphasis we see great importance in the dissemination of our growing body of empirically-based knowledge within the scientific and clinical professional forums, as well as the broader community at large. We take an active advisory role in governmental initiatives aimed at establishing the framework and guidelines for infant policy.

​Opportunities for extensive training in behavioral and neuroscience developmental research methods at the Research Unit


The Research Unit welcomes bright motivated young scholars – seeking to achieve extensive hands on experience and expert theoretical training in cutting edge methods of developmental research. 


The lab, located in close proximity to the Reichman University, offers a highly collaborative training environment for young scholars at varying stages of professional development. Bachelor level students may take part in Guided research courses and empirical seminar courses; Graduate level students may conduct their Masters thesis within the lab, and/or enjoy scholarship funded research internships; Doctoral candidates may conduct their doctoral research in the lab; Paid research assistant positions are offered to staff at all levels of professional developmental, pending on the required expertise. 


Research in the institute is conducted using multidisciplinary methodologies including behavioral observation, collection of electrophysiology data, clinician administered interviews and self-report questionnaires. Data collected from multiple informants are examined across multiple levels of analysis to achieve an integrative understanding of the processes at hand. 


Research staff enjoy full access to state of the art laboratory facilities which are equipped with cutting edge technology. Facilities include fully integrated electrophysiology and behavioral observation laboratories. The observation lab allows for the highest quality of audio and video recordings in controlled conditions with synchronous behavior recording and analysis. The electrophysiology lab is equipped with advanced EEG technology for neuroscience research including a complete dense array electroencephalogram (EEG) system using Geodesic Sensor Nets with 128 sensors suitable for use with infants, children and adults. 


Contact us if you are interested in joining our team!

Office phone: +972-9-7881900 / 1901

Email: infancy@idc.ac.il