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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Faculty Position in Human Social/Affective/Cultural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) focusing on social/affective/cultural neuroscience in healthy populations, which may include research that touches on cognitive, clinical and/or developmental processes as well. The successful candidate will likely be a faculty member who would affiliate with the Social Psychology area of the Department. Preference will be given to individuals whose methods include brain imaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG, eCog), genetics/epigenetics, biomarkers or stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS; TMS) paired with behavioral studies. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2018.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. More senior applicants should have a well-established, externally-funded research program with an excellent international reputation.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/). We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to each of the referees with instructions for submitting letters directly to the application system by September 15, 2017. All other application materials noted above should be uploaded to https://psychology-lsa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2s9hqlgv7f0 by September 15, 2017 as a single PDF.

For inquiries about the position please contact Ethan Kross (ekross@umich.edu). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

University of Miami, Department of Computer Science: 2 Assistant Professor faculty positions

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Miami invites applications for two Assistant Professor faculty positions starting August 2017. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. The first position requires research expertise in Complex Systems, including (but not limited to) biological and social systems. The hire will be a member of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Complexity Group. The second position requires research expertise in computational neuroscience or computational cognitive science, related to the study of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The hire will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the Department of Psychology, the Department of Biology, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Complexity Group and Brain Initiative, and the Medical school.

The hire will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to develop and maintain internationally recognized research programs. The department encourages innovative interdisciplinary work with other units in the university.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, sample preprints or reprints, any teaching evaluations from the last two years, and the names of at least three references online at http://www.cs.miami.edu/search/. Review of applications will begin on the 15th October 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

Columbia University Psychology Department: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Psychology at Columbia University invites applications (for a tenure-track position) in the Department of Psychology at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2017. We seek applications from individuals with specializations in Cognitive Neuroscience that complement current areas of expertise within the Department. Examples of research areas of special interest include decision-making, memory, learning, attention and high-level cognition. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of research productivity and teaching commensurate to the level of the faculty position. Individuals with multi-method expertise, ranging from behavioral methods to fMRI, lesion/patient studies, psychophysiology, genetics, etc. are of particular interest.

Review of applications begins October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Using our online application site, applicants should submit their vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of relevant papers, and arrange for three letters of reference. Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application site, where you can also find further information about this position:  http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63453

For more information about the Psychology Department please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

University of Toronto, Psychology: Assistant Professor – Developmental Psychology

Closing date: December 12, 2016

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of developmental psychology. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching and programmatic research is necessary. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by, primarily, high-quality research papers in leading journals in the field and presentations at significant conferences, as well as through strong letters of reference of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments and the teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong reference letters.

The appointee will join a strong group of research-oriented colleagues who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting research at the highest level and supervising graduate students. We invite applications from outstanding scholars in all areas of developmental psychology, but priority will be given to candidates with areas of expertise in infant development or very early childhood which will bring a unique element to the developmental psychology group while complementing existing strengths. Postdoctoral experience will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded program of research and be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by visiting http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/co.htm#Academic. Click on “Faculty Opportunities” and search for Job # 1601392.

Applicants should submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining their strong and programmatic research approach, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, if available). All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send strong letters of recommendation (signed, scanned and on letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to chair@psych.utoronto.ca by the review date of December 12, 2016.

The committee will begin to consider applications as of December 12, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Susanne Ferber, Chair of the Department of Psychology (chair@psych.utoronto.ca). For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our home page at http://home.psych.utoronto.ca/.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Loyola University Chicago: Assistant Professor, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology

Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2017, pending approval of funding. We invite applications from individuals with deep expertise in any area of Developmental Psychology or Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology whose work combines cutting-edge methods in neuroscience and robust measurement of the social context to understand child development. The Department currently has 28 tenured and tenure-track faculty, serves 1,200 undergraduate majors, and has three Ph.D. training tracks (Developmental, Clinical, and Social). For more information about the Department of Psychology, please visit our website at www.luc.edu/psychology/.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate (a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication, (b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, and (c) be able to contribute in a substantial way to the department’s teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychology, a strong record of productive research, and clear evidence of excellence in teaching and student mentorship. The successful candidate will articulate with our graduate training track in developmental psychology and contribute as well to our new neuroscience undergraduate major. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose work connects with both of the Department’s two overarching themes:

  1. Healthy Development in Children, Youth and Families, and
  2. the Psychological Foundations of Social Justice (e.g., mechanisms underlying the development of educational and/or health disparities in children).

All candidates must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, a description of their research agenda, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship and undergraduate teaching and mentorship. These individuals will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at a subsequent point in the review process.

Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and to scholarly productivity to:
James R. Larson, Jr., Ph.D., Chair
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Tenure track faculty position, Associate or Full Professor level

Pediatric Behavioral Research Faculty Opening
The Center for Biobehavioral Health in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants with an established program of research and extramural funding are strongly encouraged to apply. The specific area of research within pediatric behavioral research is flexible (e.g., mood, anxiety, or conduct disorders). Interdisciplinary work that intersects with neuroimaging, neuroendocrine function, and/or epigenetics is encouraged. Research involving the evaluation of innovative interventions, community-based services, or primary prevention is also highly desirable. Applicants should have an MD or PhD in medicine, social/behavioral sciences, epidemiology, or public health with an emphasis on pediatric populations.

Faculty members have an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Joint appointments in other departments and colleges within the university are easily arranged. Salary and benefits are very competitive and are based on experience and academic rank. An attractive startup package will be provided to support the faculty member’s research needs. The Center for Biobehavioral Health seeks to improve the health and health care of children and their families through behavioral research, using a biopsychosocial approach. The center includes 11 fulltime faculty members with current areas of research including children with acquired brain disorders (e.g., traumatic brain injury, brain tumors), prematurity, behavioral health disorders, and other pediatric conditions. Collaboration and educational programming occurs in close partnership with faculty in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and the Center for Injury Research and Policy, as well as other research centers and clinical departments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the U.S. and is ranked 6th in National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children’s hospitals. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of the hospital’s strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion. At its cornerstone is a new Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/10/childrens-expansion.html

Columbus, Ohio is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. For more information about Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio, visit us on the web at www.nationwidechildrens.org. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to the search committee chair: Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, e-mail: Cynthia.Gerhardt@nationwidechildrens.org.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should forward a letter stating your research focus and qualifications along with a CV: c/o Kamma Smith, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or kamma.smith@nationwidechildrens.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

McGill University, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery: Assistant / Associate Professor

Department

Faculty of Medicine – Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN)

Job Description

The McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN) at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The CRN is a vibrant research centre that encompasses basic and translational neuroscience research with highly interactive research groups. The CRN is located at the Montreal General Hospital and is supported by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The centre is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with an attractive and affordable lifestyle.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a highly innovative, independent, and externally-funded research program and contribute to teaching and the supervision of graduate students at the University.

Qualifications and Education requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral training. Applicants with interest in research involving neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and Fragile X syndrome are particularly encouraged to apply.

JOB DETAILS
Job reference number: n/a
Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: 30 days of the publication of this advertisement

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable
The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter, curriculum vitae (as one pdf document)
  • statement of research and of teaching interests and experience, list of publications and three recent research articles (as one pdf document)
  • the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology: Tenure track position, Assistant Professor level

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, for an individual with a program of research focusing on developmental psychology. Outstanding candidates with strong expertise in prenatal, infant, child, and/or adolescent development will be considered with a strong theoretical orientation, with emphasis in any of the following areas especially welcomed:

  • Socioemotional, cognitive (including attention), or social-cognitive development, including problematic or non-normative development
  • Epigenetic influences
  • Developmental neuroscience (cognitive or affective)
  • Advanced quantitative expertise; or who use neuroimaging or physiological methods; or who conduct applied or policy-relevant research

As the ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Department is also essential, optimal candidates should have cross-disciplinary interests that intersect with other departmental program areas. The Psychology Department is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 38 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students. The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 15, 2016 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative publications to psyrecr@pitt.edu. The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

University of Maryland, Department of Psychology: 3 tenure-track faculty positions

The Department of Psychology (www.psychology.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in neuroscience, clinical psychology, and quantitative/computational psychology with a starting date of August 2017. Candidates with research programs that cut across disciplinary boundaries, bridge multiple levels of analysis, and harness cutting-edge methods are desired.

1. Neuroscientist (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a neuroscientist who uses state-of-the-art methods to uncover mechanisms underlying relations between brain and behavior in humans or other species. Current neuroscience work in the department ranges from cellular and circuit-level analysis in animal models to identification of healthy and diseased brain mechanisms in children and adult humans.  Applications for the Neuroscience position should be submitted online through the following link:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45129

2. Clinical Psychologist, Addiction Science (Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor)

We seek a clinical psychologist with a focus on Addiction Science.  Our APA-accredited doctoral program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science with an emphasis on basic and applied research in the areas of addiction science, developmental psychopathology, clinical/translational neuroscience, evidence-based assessment/intervention, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and psychosis. The Center for Addiction Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) is known internationally for exceptional translational research in addiction science and provides a community for collaborative research that has led to incredible success with federal funding (https://psyc.umd.edu/research/about-caper).  Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered. Applications for the Clinical Addiction Science position should be submitted online through the following link:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45143

3. Quantitative/Computational Psychologist (Assistant Professor)

We seek a psychologist who uses both computational and empirical methods (e.g., analytics, Bayesian methods, big data, economic approaches, data mining, deep learning, predictive classifiers, psychoinformatics, social network analysis) to build and test quantitative modelsof mind, behavior, and/or social processes in humans or other species. This could include but is not limited to the development of novel methodological tools and/or computational models to test theories of cognitive, neural, or social systems. Applications for the Quantitative/Computational position should be submitted online through the following link:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/45154

The Department of Psychology is highly integrated with the interdepartmental Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Graduate Training Program (www.nacs.umd.edu), the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (www.mnc.umd.edu), the Language Science Center (languagescience.umd.edu/), Field Committee in Developmental Science (devsci.umd.edu), and the campus-wide Brain & Behavior Initiative (www.bbi.umd.edu). Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, faculty benefit from an array of other resources including close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., Children’s National Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; University of Maryland School of Medicine; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center/Baltimore VAMC).

Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology (clinical psychology for the addiction position), neuroscience, or a related field. All candidates are expected to have a strong publication record and promise for, or an established record of, external funding. More senior applicants should have a research program with an excellent international reputation and a record of grant funding. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds.  Candidates for the clinical addiction science position are also expected to provide clinical supervision to graduate students.  In addition, their integrative research interests will allow collaborative links to one or more existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department centered on Brain, Mind, and Behavior; Social, Group, and Cultural Processes; and Mental Health.

Application Instructions

For best consideration, materials should be submitted by October 1, 2016.  Review of applications will begin following this date and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are to submit all application materials through the appropriate link above.  Application material will include a CV, letter of interest, statement of current and future research, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence if available). Applicants will also provide email addresses for 3 letters of recommendation.

For inquiries, please contact the relevant search committee chair:  Neuroscience (Luiz Pessoa, pessoa@umd.edu), Clinical Psychology (Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, achronis@umd.edu), and Quantitative/Computational Psychology (Michael Dougherty, mdougher@umd.edu).

The Department of Psychology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who would enhance campus diversity.

New York University, Department of Psychology in Arts and Science: Faculty Position

New York University
Faculty Position in Cognition and Perception (Development) Department of Psychology Arts and Science

The Department of Psychology in Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position in Development. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2017, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

We seek applicants with outstanding records of programmatic research in developmental psychology. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as Ph.D. research supervision. It is required that candidates for the junior level position will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment.

To apply, see the “Job Openings” link on the NYU Department of Psychology web site, http://www.psych.nyu.edu/. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The application should include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and at least three references.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Faculty Position in Human Affective/Social Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the human neurosciences, focusing on affective and/or social neuroscience, which may include research that touches on cognitive and/or developmental processes as well. Preference will be given to individuals whose methods include brain imaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG, eCog), biomarkers (e.g., cortisol) or stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS) paired with behavioral studies, focusing either on healthy or clinicalpopulations. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2017.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. More senior applicants should have a well-established, externally-funded research program with an excellent international reputation. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. All materials should be uploaded by September 15, 2016 as a single PDF to https://psychologylsa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2s9hql299mo. For inquiries about the position please contact John Jonides (jjonides@umich.edu).

The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/). We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

NIAID, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases: Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator

Review of applications will begin: May 16

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an outstanding scientist to carry out an independent research program in the area of prion diseases within the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases (LPVD), located on NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus in Hamilton, Mont. We are seeking an outstanding tenure-eligible or tenure-track individual to pursue a vigorous independent program focused on prion diseases in animals or humans. Candidates with an overlapping interest in prion-like spread or infectivity of neurodegenerative diseases involving proteins other than prion proteins would also be of interest. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience (tenure-track) or an established research program (tenure-eligible), as well as a strong publication record demonstrating potential for creative research. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following topics as related to prion or prion-like diseases in animals or humans: neurobiology, pathogenesis, neuroimmunology, cell biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. The selected individual will be expected not only to develop a vigorous research program but also to interact and collaborate with other prion researchers currently at LPVD.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art core research support in genomics, proteomics, microscopy, animal studies, flow cytometry, and histopathology. Candidates will be assigned independent resources including laboratory support personnel, equipment, and space and will manage an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, travel, and salaries sufficient to foster success. Additional information about LPVD is available online at www.niaid.nih.gov/labs/aboutlabs/lpvd.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan) is available.  To apply, submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, the names of five references, and a two- to three-page statement of proposed research program by email to Laurie Lewallen at NIAIDDIRSearch@NIAID.NIH.GOV. Applications will be reviewed starting May 16, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information on the position, contact Dr. Bruce Chesebro, Chief, LPVD.  Further information regarding the DIR laboratories is available at www.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dir, and information about working at NIAID is available on Careers at NIAID.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Adelphi University: Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology (tenure-track)

Department: Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
Supervisor: 
Denise Hien
Deadline: 
N/A, until position filled

The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor level tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology (broadly defined); expertise in early development and/or developmental neuroscience/cognitive development preferred, but not required. The position is anticipated to start Fall 2016.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, as well as developmental psychology at all levels. The Derner Institute (derner.adelphi.edu) includes an APA-approved Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Undergraduate Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Master degrees in General Psychology, School Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling, and a post-graduate program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The primary appointment will be in the Undergraduate Psychology Department, but the candidate may also be asked to teach developmental psychology courses in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The successful applicant is expected to establish an active research program, to have a strong interest in initiating and guiding undergraduate student research, and to potentially engage in collaborations with other faculty. Excellence in teaching is required.

Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution by Aug. 8, 2016. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarship and strong teaching potential/experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit, through the Adelphi web site (www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty), a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, selected reprints/preprints, teaching evaluation forms, and three letters of recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries concerning the position are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Katherine Fiori by e-mail (fiori@adelphi.edu) or telephone (516-877- 4809).

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer. We also would like to encourage applications for underrepresented minorities.

All appointments are subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees.

NIH Positions

NIHM, Division of Translational Research: Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) GS-601-12/13/14

The Division of Translational Research (DTR) at NIMH directs, plans, and supports programs of research and research training that translate knowledge from basic science to discover the etiology, pathophysiology, and trajectory of mental disorders and develop effective interventions for children and adults. DTR supports integrative, multidisciplinary research in the following areas: the phenotypic characterization and risk factors for psychiatric disorders; neurobehavioral mechanisms of psychopathology; trajectories of risk and resilience based on the interactive influences of genetics, brain development, environment, and experience; and design and testing of innovative neuromodulatory, psychosocial and psychopharmacological interventions. The Division of is looking for motivated individuals to serve as Program Officers to identify and formulate programmatic needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in clinical neuroscience, novel intervention development and testing in both adults and children, and systems-level neuroscience research relevant for understanding the etiology and trajectories of serious mental illnesses. As program officers in this division, the selected candidate(s) will stimulate, plan, advise, and direct program activities for a portfolio of research projects and grant or cooperative agreement awards in the area of translational research. Program Officer candidates are expected to be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in one or more of these fields: development, particularly the use of imaging to understand neurodevelopment, anxiety and related disorders; and the development and testing of novel interventions in pediatric populations. Candidates with expertise in related fields that emphasize multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the underlying causes of and developing effective treatment for mental disorders will also be considered. A publication record, prior research experience and evidence of a familiarity with current literature in the biology of mental illness are essential.

Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and have successfully completed all of the degree requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences allied to health or health related research.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their CV to:

Dr. Kathleen Anderson
Deputy Director
Division of Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health
kanders1@mail.nih.gov

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.   HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

NIEHS, Division of Intramural Research: Deputy Scientific Director

Review of applications will begin: June 17

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is the member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose mission is to understand the effects of the environment on human health. We are seeking an accomplished scientist to serve as the Deputy Scientific Director of our Division of Intramural Research (DIR). This is an exciting leadership opportunity to provide scientific oversight and help set the research agenda for the DIR. This division is comprised of about 60 senior investigators who direct pre- and post-doctoral trainees, staff scientists, biologists and technicians, and are supported by outstanding core facilities. Investigators in the division have achieved world-class status in their respective fields (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/dir/).

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to work closely with the DIR Scientific Director to manage all scientific aspects of the division. Responsibilities include strategic planning and management, faculty evaluation, oversight of scientific peer review of intramural scientists, training within the DIR, development of and recommendation on research policies, priorities, and procedures within the DIR, coordination of DIR research with activities funded by non-NIEHS entities and communication with fellow NIH Institutes and other organizations. As appropriate, resources will be made available to the successful candidate to conduct an independent research program that supports the overall mission of NIEHS and the DIR.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and a record of scientific accomplishment consistent with tenure at the NIH, including maintenance of an independent research program. The position requires an individual with strong oral and written communication skills, and with knowledge of the broad range of scientific disciplines relevant to environmental health sciences research. Knowledge is highly desired in scientific administration in a research setting, effective management strategies, and the ability to assess scientific excellence in the fields of bioscience carried out by DIR investigators. Qualified women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits is available at the website listed above.

Interested persons should submit one combined PDF including current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and a one page summary stating the applicant’s philosophy for supporting administration of a scientifically diverse community and accomplishments in scientific research management. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to Ms. Katherine Fine at dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov citing Vacancy Announcement AC1270. Please instruct referees to include your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of the letter. We will begin evaluating complete applications on June 17, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled.

DHHS, NIH, NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral Positions

Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory: postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state and task-evoked fMRI connectivity, structural HARDI-based connectivity, neurophysiological modeling of brain networks, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Candidates must have strong computational skills and a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, physics, biomedical engineering or related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work on multiple NIH- and Stanford-funded projects using multimodal (fMRI, optogenetic, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques in multiple clinical populations and normative groups. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and HPC/GPU facilities.  Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences: Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Scientist

Name of Supervisor: Fumiko Hoeft

Position Description: The Hoeft Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow / research scientist with expertise in neuroimaging and a doctoral degree in computer science, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or related field. The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. Candidates with experience in signal processing (machine learning, network analyses, big data approaches, AFNI, etc.), multimodal imaging (fMRI, sMRI, DWI, EEG, MEG, TMS), neurolinguistics and behavioral genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be involved in a wide range of ongoing projects as well as analyses and write-ups of archival data sets/big data analytics related to healthy brain development, language and literacy, dyslexia and autism. The position is also a fantastic opportunity to adopt leadership roles and learn how to run a lab (through grant writing, leading large-scale multi-site projects, and supervising other personnel and global collaborators on imaging and non-imaging related processing and analyses of data).

Preference is given to candidates who can start immediately (summer 2017). Interested candidates should email brainlens@ucsf.edu with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant’s full name in the subject of the email, with (1) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, and career goals, and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information attached.

Harvard University, Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab: Postdoctoral Position

PI: Leah Somerville

Closing Date: May 31, 2017.

Research on how Adolescent Brain Development shapes Emotional and Social Learning. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Associate Professor Leah Somerville in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research program of the Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab by conducting research that incorporates brain imaging and behavioral paradigms to examine how the developing brain uniquely learns from social and emotional cues in the environment.

Strong applicants will have:

  • Experience conducting research on developmental samples (children, adolescents).
  • Experience in designing, analyzing, and interpreting fMRI brain imaging data.
  • Topical expertise in formalizing and implementing computational approaches to learning including reinforcement learning, statistical learning, and/or associative learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).

The term of the appointment is two years with possible renewal depending on extramural funding. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter that describes research interests, and a list of three references to Leah Somerville by email: somerville@fas.harvard.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Peabody College, Numerical Brain Lab: 3 year Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Name of Supervisor: Gavin R Price

Closing Date: Until Filled

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Numerical Brain Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Gavin Price and a research team on a new NSF funded project, using fMRI to investigate the development of symbolic number processing brain mechanisms longitudinally from kindergarten through 2nd grade. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the project, with responsibilities including participant recruitment, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience and experience with fMRI data collection and analysis. Existing expertise in the field of numerical/mathematical cognition is an advantage

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience conducting fMRI research with young children.

For additional details or inquiries email your current CV to Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

To make an appointment with me CLICK HERE https://gavinprice.youcanbook.me/

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Research position

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in the lab of Dr. Bea Luna (https://lncd.pitt.edu/wp/). The candidate should be interested in probing the brain mechanisms underlying the development of cognition and motivation through adolescence in a friendly and collaborative environment. We use 3T Prismas, 7T, and mMR (simultaneous MRI/PET) scanners applying multimodal MRI approaches including but not restricted to: fMRI, rsfMRI, DTI/DSI, and MRSI as well as other platforms such as MEG, EEG, and DA characterization through PET imaging to characterize the neural basis of the development of cognitive and motivational processes primarily in normative development through adolescence but also substance use and psychosis. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. Preferred technical qualifications include experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar), strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), strong knowledge of statistics, and the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc.

The successful applicant will build on an independent line of research related to the general research program of the lab. They will also be expected to help mentor trainees and provide input and direction on existing projects. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment. Opportunities for transition to faculty positions are available. We will have an open enrollment starting August 1st, 2017 until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the United States, and have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. Preferred technical qualifications include experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar), strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), strong knowledge of statistics, and the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc. The successful applicant will also have a promising research publication record, and an interest in using multiple methodologies.

Please contact Drs. Bea Luna (lunab@upmc.edu) and Finnegan Calabro (fjc20@pitt.edu) for more information or to apply.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Postdoctoral Research Position AURORA Study on Effects of Trauma

The AURORA project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to help in the analysis of the diverse longitudinal data collected for this investigation.  AURORA is a NIMH-funded U award that was funded 6 months ago. The study will track 5,000 people after they have experienced a traumatic event, and aims to characterize adverse neuropsychiatric sequelae of trauma, gain a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms, and predict those at risk of developing adverse outcomes.

Selected applicants must possess the ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment; quantitative expertise and prior experience in clinical or epidemiological research on mental disorders; expertise in structural equation modeling; and PhD training in the social, behavioral, and/or public health sciences.

Salary will be guided by the NIH post-doctoral research salary scale. Individuals interested in learning more should provide a CV and cover letter with their application. In the cover letter, please summarize research experience, including statistical/bioinformatics software packages used and career goals. http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111818

Cornell Law School: Postdoctoral Associate
Marseille, France: Post-doc research position in Developmental Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

We are seeking for a highly motivated fellow for a 2 years (potentially renewable) post-doc position to conduct EEG and structural MRI studies from children to young adults. This position is opened within a larger project aiming at tracking the development of cognitive control from childhood to adulthood.

In the first phase of the project so far, we have collected behavioral data in a large cohort of more than 400 participants (from 5 to 14-years old) performing conflict tasks. The second phase in which occulometry (to extract pupil dilatation and eye movement) and electromygraphy (to extract the so-called ” partial errors”) in another group of children (comparable age-span) is currenlty being completed. Capitalizing on the results of the first two phases, the hired fellow will be mainly involved in the third phase of this project that will study the cortical components related to executive control maturation. EEG (and EMG) will be recorded on children performing conflict tasks to track the maturation of the different electrophysiological markers of executive control. The same children will undergo a structural MRI scan to get precise anatomy and connectivity, along with resting state activity. The recruited fellow will be in charge of the acquisition and processing of those data. The evolution of the EEG markers and of performance will be related to the maturation state of the different brain areas of interest and their connectivity.

Candidates should hold a PhD in cognitive/developmental psychology/neuroscience. An expertise in either EEG or structural MRI is required. Having experience with children is a real plus, and if this experience is in association with one of the two techniques listed above, that is a major advantage. However, candidates having a strong background in one of those techniques but no experience with children are still encourage to apply.

Knowledge of a high-level programming language (python, matlab, R…) is a real plus.

The daily work language will be english but given the large interactions with children, non French-speaking applicant would have to speak a minimum amount of French (French courses can be attended in place).

The project is interdsiciplinary, at the cross road of developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and neuro-imagery. The recruited fellow will hence interact with researchers in the three domain. Besides, the project in embedded in the vibrant and second biggest “behavioral and brain sciences” community in France. State of the art methodologies are accessible (Research dedicated MRI – Siemens last generation 3T scanner Prisma, MEG, robotized TMS, high resolution EEG etc…).

Marseille is located in the south of France (Provence), on the shore of the Mediterranean sea, and is known for his very nice weather and surrounding: it is bordered by the beautiful “Calanques”, the Alp mountains are within 1h30 ride, and so are the major cultural cities of Provence (Aix-en Provence, Avignon, Arles…).

Salary is based on experience according to the CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research) rules (and will be around 2000 € netto).

Applications are encouraged immediately, and will remain open until position is filled. The position is avaliable immediately.

Please send candidatures (and or request for more information) at boris.burle@univ-amu.fr with [Post-Doc Devel] in the subject of the mail.

UC Berkeley: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory at UC Berkeley seeks a postdoctoral scholar to analyze an existing longitudinal dataset to characterize the influences of demographic variables on developmental changes in brain connectivity (structural and functional) and cognitive functioning in a sample of over 500 participants between ages 6 and 22. Dependent measures of particular interest for this proposal are socioeconomic status, early life stress, sex, and pubertal status (as well as pubertal hormone data from a subset of participants). Independent measures are reasoning and episodic memory, and their underlying brain networks. Experience with neuroimaging data analysis, particularly of functional or structural connectivity, is essential. Statistical modeling of longitudinal data (or aptitude and desire to learn) will be equally important. The incumbent will work in the Building Blocks of Cognition laboratory of Professor Silvia Bunge at UC Berkeley, and will collaborate with Research Scientists Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, as well as with Professors Simona Ghetti, Emilio Ferrer, and Laurie Cutting.

The term of this appointment is one year, beginning as soon as the spring of 2017. This term may be extended, pending funding and level of productivity.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The postdoctoral scholar will manage a large longitudinal dataset, conduct brain imaging data analyses, coordinate with several co-investigators, take the lead on writing and revising manuscripts, and present results locally and at conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Statistics, or a closely related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic required qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required by start date): Experience with at least one of the following is required: neuroimaging data analysis and longitudinal data analysis. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; be self-motivated; have critical thinking abilities; demonstrated written/oral communication skills; and have a proven publication record.

SALARY and BENEFITS: The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $48,216.00 – $52,140.00. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. (http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm)

This position is open until filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Professor Silvia Bunge at . Applications can be submitted at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01244

Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for one (1) to two (2) references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

University of Southern California, NEST Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Neuroendocrinology of Social Ties (NEST) Lab at the University of Southern California, directed by Dr. Darby Saxbe, is seeking a neuroimaging-focused postdoctoral fellow to begin in summer or fall 2017 (flexible start date). Our ongoing NSF-funded HATCH study focuses on the transition to parenthood and follows couples recruited in mid-pregnancy through the first year postpartum. As part of this study, we are scanning expectant fathers before and after the birth of their child. We acquire structural, resting state, DTI, and task-based fMRI data and plan to examine the neural correlates of preparation for fatherhood and the predictors of successful fathering adaptation. The postdoctoral fellow will help to manage MRI data acquisition and analysis for this study and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects that use HATCH and other data, to publish first-authored research, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and train in other methodologies including working with hormonal and observational data.

The laboratory is located with USC’s top-ranked Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment. We have close collaborative relationships with researchers within the department and at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute, directed by Antonio and Hanna Damasio. USC is committed to supporting the training and career development of postdoctoral fellows and its Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) offers a number of initiatives including augmented benefits plans and funding for postdoctoral research, travel and training.

In addition to a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, applicants should have expertise in neuroimaging data acquisition, preprocessing, and analysis.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to Darby Saxbe at . More information about the NEST Lab is available at http://dornsife.usc.edu/nestlab

UNC Chapel Hill in the Cohen Lab: Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow beginning summer or fall 2017 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions.

We have several ongoing projects you could be involved with that investigate moment-to-moment network dynamics during rest and task in healthy individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), as well as dysfunctional network organization and dynamics in impaired populations. There will also be opportunities to propose your own project to implement. Responsibilities include conducting neuroimaging scans, processing and analyzing neuroimaging and behavioral data, supervising graduate students and research assistants, and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field; 2) experience programming, particularly with python, unix and/or matlab; 3) experience with neuroimaging software packages (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM); 4) experience with collecting, processing and analyzing functional connectivity data; and 5) a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates who additionally have: 1) experience working with children (typically developing and/or with developmental disorders); and 2) experience with advanced analytic techniques (e.g., graph theory).

Position is for two years, but may be extended.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/

Copenhagen University Hospital: two-year full time Postdoc position, Lifespan MR-imaging

Place: Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

Supervisor: William Baaré

Application deadline: 12.01.2017

A two-year full time Postdoc position: Lifespan MR-imaging

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) located at Hvidovre Hospital is looking for a dedicated and ambitious Postdoc within the field of MRI brain imaging and data and statistical analyses to work on the EU (Horizon 2020) funded Lifebrain project.

The DRCMR is one of the leading research centers for magnetic resonance imaging in Denmark. The DRCMR is an interdisciplinary and international research center with over 75 researchers from 20 different countries. The center was in 2014 awarded with the “Global Excellence in Health” award by the Capital Region of Denmark. For more information, see www.drcmr.dk.

The Lifebrain project consists of 14 European partners and aims to identify determinants of brain, cognitive and mental health at different stages of life by creating and exploiting a large multi-center database (N > 18000; MRI scans > 6300) of detailed cross-sectional and longitudinal information about brain imaging, cognitive function, mental health, and genetics.

The Job

The job involves among other things the development, testing, and implementation of multisite image harmonization methods, multimodal imaging processing pipelines and statistical methods for the analyses of multidimensional longitudinal data analyses.

Requirements

You should have a PhD degree and be skilled in brain image processing, handling of longitudinal data and performing statistical analyses, preferably in the field of life span imaging. You should be skilled in using image analysis packages such as FSL and FreeSurfer as well as programming e.g. Matlab, Python. Experience with writing Linux shell scripts, and the SPM and the statistical R package is a plus. Good English writing and communications skills are a prerequisite. In your work, we expect you to be team oriented, proactive, flexible, critical and structured.

What we offer

An opportunity to join an active and inspiring multidisciplinary and international research environment and develop your scientific portfolio. Make a significant impact on the evolution and success of the EU Lifebrain project. The DRCMR department hosts a multitude of educational courses, and provides many options to learn and develop one’s own skills.

Salary and employment

The successful applicant will be employed as a full-time Postdoc and will join the life span imaging team at DRCMR consisting of researchers from the Brain Maturation and Ageing and Dementia groups. The salary will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations and as agreed upon with the relevant union dependent on personal experience and qualifications. The position is for 2 years, but there may be opportunities for extension.

Contact information

For further information, contact senior researcher William Baaré on wimb@drcmr.dk or 3862 6542 (during working hours)

Application

The application deadline is 12.01.2017 at 23:59 and should be submitted via the RegionH job portal.

Job description: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=342&ProjectId=203237&DepartmentId=18051&MediaId=5

Application: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=342&ProjectId=203237&DepartmentId=18051&SkipAdvertisement=true

In the application, you should provide your motivation for applying and your CV as well as contact information for references. Interviews will be held from the third week of January 2017.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences: Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position at UCSF in California, USA on cognitive neuroscience of language processing

The Hoeft Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for an exceptional postdoc in the field of neurolinguistics, with advanced neuroimaging, computational, programming and organizational skills. Training in genetics is a plus.

The primary project that the postdoc will be responsible for is the examination of intergenerational neuroimaging using a ‘natural’ cross-fostering design that allows dissociation of genetic, prenatal and postnatal environment on brain networks that are transmitted across generations. Related articles from our lab can be found here – Yamagata et al. J Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/vMK8iy), Ho et al. Trends in Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/SyXLcK), and Scientific American (http://goo.gl/YTiH6D). There are many opportunities to be involved in other projects on the neuroscience of language and literacy.

The position can begin immediately. Please email info@brainlens.org with a cover letter and your CV. Please add “[Postdoc job]” and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

University of Maryland, Department of Psychology: Post-doctoral position

Post-doctoral position, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park.

The Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab (directed by Elizabeth Redcay: www.dscn.umd.edu at the University of Maryland has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. This position is supported by an NIMH-funded grant investigating how brain network organization contributes to atypical social interaction in autism spectrum disorder. Research in the lab is focused on understanding the role of social-cognitive and motivational brain networks on the typical and atypical development of social interaction. We use functional and structural MRI methods, including task-based activation and functional connectivity methods during task and rest.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience, or related field, and significant expertise with functional MRI methods and analyses (functional connectivity and graph theory methods are a plus). Prior experience with children or adults with autism is also a plus, but not required.

This is an excellent position for qualified candidates to 1) gain expertise in high-priority research fields including autism and developmental neuroscience, and 2) advance methodological expertise through collaborations between the DSCN lab and the Laboratory of Cognition & Emotion (directed by Luiz Pessoa: www.lce.umd.edu. Further, the postdoc would be part of a supportive lab environment that prioritizes professional development, including publications and grant-writing experience. Finally, UMD is an ideal location to connect with and learn from diverse researchers both within UMD (e.g., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program, Maryland Neuroimaging Center) and locally (e.g., NIH, UMD-Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, Children’s Hospital, Georgetown). UMD is located in College Park, MD, just 5 miles from the vibrant and exciting city of Washington DC.

The position is open immediately but start dates as late as Summer 2017 will also be considered. This is a one-year position renewable up to 5 years, contingent on performance and funding. A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research experiences and goals, and contact details for three references to Elizabeth Redcay at redcay@umd.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Wayne State University, SCAN Lab: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Name of Supervisor: Dr. Moriah E. Thomason
Name of Lab: Social Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment Laboratory (SCAN Lab)

The Social Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment Laboratory (SCAN Lab) at Wayne State University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow as part of an NIH funded research project that uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks prior to and at the time of birth. The fellow will direct longitudinal data collection in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning with MRI scanning during pregnancy and continuing with MRI examinations through early infancy. In parallel, the fellow will leverage an existing data set to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development, using data collected in children across the first 5 years of life. The project PI is Dr. Moriah Thomason, more info at: www.brainnexus.com.

The position includes ample RA support and collaborations with graduate students and faculty.

Qualifications

  • Background in developmental neuroscience research
  • Experience in functional MRI, functional connectivity, or DTI
  • Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, x11; preferred)
  • Expertise in statistics
  • A promising publication record
  • Applicants must have a PhD or MD

For more information and directions to apply, please visit: http://www.brainnexus.com/blog/new-post-doctoral-position.html

The University of Texas at Austin, Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience: Full Time Postdoctoral Fellow

The Preston Memory Lab
Center for Learning and Memory

The Preston Lab (http://clm.utexas.edu/preston/) has an opening for a full time postdoctoral fellow. The lab’s research explores how we form new memories, how we remember past events, and how our memory for the past influences what we learn in the present. We are particularly interested in how our ability to effectively remember and reason about experience develops from the time we are children, and how this development relates to brain maturation.  The position will be supported by an NICHD-funded project  examining how maturation of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex supports the development of memory and reasoning abilities in childhood and adolescence. The project will involve integration of behavioral, brain imaging, and computational modeling techniques.

We are seeking motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field, previous experience with fMRI research, strong programming and quantitative skills, and a promising publication record. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for additional years contingent upon performance. While the start date is negotiable, the ideal candidate will begin in Spring 2017.

To apply, please send a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to apreston@utexas.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

Florida International University: 2 Postdoctoral Fellows

Florida International University’s Department of Psychology and Center for Children and Families is seeking to hire two postdoctoral fellows. These fellows will participate in an NIMH funded study via the S.E.L.F Regulation Laboratory (http://self-regulationlab.fiu.edu/; PI Dr. Paulo Graziano, PhD) in collaboration with the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (http://dcn.fiu.edu; PI Dr. Anthony Dick, PhD) to examine the neurobiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young children with a particular focus on their executive function and emotion regulation abilities. Candidates should have a PhD in psychology, developmental science, neuroscience, clinical science, or related discipline. The project will use neuropsychological tests, psychophysiology, diffusion-weighted imaging, and functional magnetic resonance imaging on children 5-7-years-old (with and without ADHD), and thus experience in neuroimaging data collection and analysis, and excellent computational and statistical know-how, is highly desired. Experience working with young children with developmental disabilities is a plus, as is a clinical science background.

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city. It has a recently established medical school that emphasizes medical research and community based medicine, and a new imaging facility with a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degree programs to over 50,000 students.

The FIU Psychology Department has 38 tenure track faculty, 8 instructors, and 5 research faculty, more than 148 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and a master’s program, 10 full time undergraduate advisors, and 4300 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with 27 new hires in the past 4 years, the vast majority being assistant professors, but with well-established and well-funded senior faculty in each area. Currently, department faculty hold over $40 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ).

The Center for Children and Families, a University interdisciplinary center at FIU, has 45 faculty associates and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs across three colleges (Arts, Sciences & Education; Medicine; Public Health, Education)  who study child and adolescent mental health and typical development.  The CCF has a tripartite mission that includes research, education, and service and it operates a world-renowned, multi-disciplinary clinic where state of the art, evidence-based treatments are offered to children and families from birth through high school. We offer both group and individual services for a variety of mental health conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, and depression. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other grant funding to the CCF exceeds $14 million annually.

Salary is 50K plus benefits. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Preferable start date by November 1, 2016.

Interested candidates should send application materials (curriculum vitae, sample publications, three references, and a letter describing research interests) directly to Dr. Paulo Graziano (pgrazian@fiu.edu) or Dr. Anthony Dick (adick@fiu.edu). Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Training (T32) Fellowship Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Laboratory for Child Brain Development

The Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD-PI: Dr. Susan Perlman) has an open postdoctoral training fellowship position through the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry’s T23 Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment (IMPACT) training grant (https://www.childpsychresearch.com/). This program is designed to provide the necessary training to launch the early career of creative individuals who want to impact the field of child mental health research.

The applicant’s main appointment will be in the Laboratory for Child Brain Development (LCBD http://www.lcbd.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/). The LCBD is dedicated to using multi-modal methodology to understand the trajectories of emotional development from infancy to middle childhood (with a strong preschool focus). Currently, the LCBD has several ongoing projects including: 1) Longitudinal development of preschool irritability as a predictor for psychopathology; 2) Interpersonal brain synchronization in autism spectrum disorders; and 3) The neurodevelopment of executive function in infancy, in addition to several local and national collaborations. Projects, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Brain and Behavior Research foundation, employ intensive, state-of-the-art, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurement including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking, facial expression and behavioral coding, sleep actigraphy, hair cortisol, and interpersonal neural synchronization between parent and child.

The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of this scientific team and will have rich opportunities to publish on neurodevelopmental projects of interest to him/her and to design his/her own preliminary study as a basis for launching an independent research program. The fellow will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants.

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/node/8211 ), including the Career and Research Development Seminar which is designed to promote the professional, career development, and grantsmanship skills necessary to launch an independent career through the NIH K Award mechanism. The fellow will also be invited to a casual monthly lunch meeting, specific to the training grant, designed to introduce him/her to his/her peers and to members of the Department of Psychiatry faculty in the context of discussions on important career development topics. Pittsburgh and the local surrounding areas offer an affordable and family-friendly community with rich university resources.

Position requires a PhD or MD in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, bio-engineering related field. The ideal candidate will have excellent publication record with demonstrated interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience, strong motivation towards a career in child psychiatry, and will combine collaborative orientation with the ability to function well independently.

This postdoctoral fellowship will begin on 7/1/2017 and will extend 2-3 years depending on progress. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Perlman directly at perlmansb2@upmc.edu.

Free University of Amsterdam: Postdoctoral position in developmental social cognitive neuroscience

Department: Clinical Neuro- and Developmental Psychology

Supervisor: Lydia Krabbendam

The Department of Clinical, Neuro, and Developmental Psychology  is offering a three-year position for a postdoc in the section Clinical Developmental Psychology. The position is part of the program Social cognition in adolescence: brain networks and social networks, which is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant. The aim of the ERC program is to integrate social brain research and social network research, focusing on adolescence as the most dynamic phase shaping the interplay between social networks and the social brain. The postdoc will be responsible for the functional neuroimaging research in the project. The research is embedded in the institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam iBBA; http://ibba.institute

Strong applicants will have
•A completed PhD in cognitive neuroscience;
•Expertise in acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting brain imaging data
•Interest in social cognitive development in adolescence;
•Strong statistical and programming skills;
•Good management and communication skills; and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

For additional information please see http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2016/16460.aspx or contact Prof. Dr. Lydia Krabbendam (lydia.krabbendam@vu.nl).
Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests (up to 2 pages), a curriculum vitae and list of publications via email,  mentioning postdoc SCANS in the subject. Applicants should also ensure that two letters of recommendation are sent to the same email address by the deadline, September 22, 2016.

Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory: 2 Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

Name of Lab: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory
Name of Supervisor: Vinod Menon

Postition 1: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning
The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: neurocognitive development, numerical cognition, mathematical reasoning and learning, learning disabilities, cognitive training, learning and memory, and brain network development. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH-funded projects using behavioral, computational, network modeling, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI, DTI) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies on mathematical learning in children with and without learning disabilities. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable.

Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Teresa Iuculano at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Postition 2: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive and affective neuroscience. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies on theneurocognitive effects of mindfulness training in at-risk school-age children. In addition, the candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the lab’s current research on brain network development in children and adolescents from an affective neuroscience perspective. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH- and Sonima Foundation funded projects using behavioral, computational, network modeling, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI, DTI) brain imaging techniques. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities. Candidates should have a strong research background in one or more of the following areas: neurocognitive development, affective neuroscience, and brain network development. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable.

Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

UC Davis, Memory and Development Laboratory: Post-doctoral Position

The UC Davis Memory and Development (MAD) lab, headed by Dr. Simona Ghetti, invites applications for a post-doctoral position. Research in the MAD lab examines the development of episodic memory using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. The candidate selected for this NICHD-funded post-doctoral position will have the opportunity to examine the structural and functional contributions of the hippocampus to memory formation and retention in toddlers and preschoolers.

In addition, the selected candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to the lab’s current research on the neural mechanisms underlying the development of memory in older children and adolescents by probing longitudinal databases currently available in the lab or by designing new studies. Individuals with a strong background in structural and functional MRI data analysis, including high-resolution hippocampal imaging, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must hold a PhD in psychology, neuroscience or a related field upon the start date. E-mail a CV and a brief statement of research interests to: sghetti@ucdavis.edu. Please inquire/apply by October 15, 2016. Ideal start date: Fall 2016/Winter 2017.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry: Post-doctoral Associate Position

We are seeking a motivated and talented individual for a full-time postdoctoral associate position for the NIMH-funded Puberty, Emotions, and the Brain Study (PEBS) that focuses on the assessment of the specific effects of pubertal maturation on adolescent brain development (PI: Cecile D. Ladouceur, PhD). The study is based in the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience & Development (CAN-D) laboratory (http://www.candlab.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/). We employ a multi-modal approach (fMRI/EEG/DTI) to investigate the development of neural systems supporting emotion regulation in typically developing adolescents and those at risk for psychopathology. We are looking for an exceptional PhD researcher with a degree in psychology or neuroscience and with prior experience in functional neuroimaging methodology and data analyses. Additional knowledge in Matlab and computer programing skills would be an asset, as are the following characteristics: strong publication record that includes neuroimaging studies; strength in research methods; excellent organizational and writing skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through; and an interest in developmental neuroscience. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world-renowned psychiatry researchers. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment.
The Department of Psychiatry has a long-standing tradition of providing a stimulating learning environment that allows for effective educational experiences for all of its trainees. Appropriately preparing the next generation of clinicians and researchers is at the heart of the Department’s mission. The Department provides a career and research development seminar for postdoctoral research fellows that teaches grant-writing and other career development skills designed to support a future independent research career (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/research/research-training).
The position is available starting in September 2016. Interested applicants can send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact information of three referees to Cecile D. Ladouceur, Ph.D. (ladouceurcd@upmc.edu). Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

NYU: Postdoctoral position in developmental cognitive neuroscience

Name of Lab: The Hartley Lab
Supervisor: Catherine Hartley

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley), which will be moving to New York University this July, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work on neuroimaging and behavioral studies examining value-based learning and decision-making across development. The laboratory, located within the Department of Psychology, provides access to an excellent research and training environment.

Strong applicants will have:

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field
  • Experience in acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting brain imaging data (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI, or similar platforms)
  • Expertise using computational approaches in the study of learning and decision-making
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects, as evidenced by first-author publications
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong statistical/mathematical and programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python, R)
  • Experience and/or interest in conducting research in developmental populations (children, adolescents)

Candidates of any background are encouraged to apply, but those with a background in computational and/or cognitive neuroscience may be especially suited for this position. The target start date is September 1, 2016.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of three references to Catherine Hartley: cate@nyu.edu. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s research interests and career plans.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Name of Lab: Social Development Lab
Supervisor: Eric Nelson
Closing Date: 12/15/16

The social development lab in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State University is seeking applicants for postdoctoral fellowships.  The focus of the laboratory is the neurobiological substrates of social cognition and social affect across child and adolescent development in children with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, autism, cancer, and premature birth.  The primary methods of investigation will include functional and structural neuroimaging, intracranial EEG, eyetracking, and computer based tasks.  Applicants with neuroimaging experience are particularly desirable.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and reference contact information to Eric Nelson at nelsone@mail.nih.gov

University of Toronto: Post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience of learning

Department:  Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning, Finn and Duncan Labs

A joint postdoctoral position is available in the labs of Amy Finn and Katherine Duncan in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. We are seeking a colleague who is interested in understanding how the developing human brain supports learning and memory. This collaboration will use neuroimaging to characterize changes in the functional, structural, and neurochemical profile of subcortical and cortical learning and memory systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience, strong quantitative training and an interest in systems of learning and memory as well as their development.

The University of Toronto, typically ranked as one of the world’s top 20 research universities, is located in downtown Toronto. The city is one of the most liveable and cosmopolitan cities in the world, and has a vibrant academic and biomedical community. This full-time position with benefits is fully funded for two years with an initial appointment of one year. There is also the possibility of extending the position beyond the first two funded years by applying for outside fellowships, such as the Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowships, which are open to international trainees. The start date is flexible.

Applicants should submit a CV, brief research statement, relevant publications, and contact details for two academic references to the addresses below. Please see the posting on the Psychology Department website and contact any address below for more information.

Contact Details

Amy Finn:  finn@psych.utoronto.cafinnlandlab.org

Katherine Duncan:  duncan@psych.utoronto.ca, duncanlab.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department: Cohen Lab, Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience
Supervisor: 
Dr. Jessica R. Cohen
Deadline: 
Sept 30, 2016

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow beginning summer or fall 2016 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease.

The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. We have two main projects you would be involved with: one is investigating moment-tomoment network dynamics during rest and task in healthy individuals, and the other is investigating how treatment ameliorates dysfunctional network organization and dynamics in children with ADHD, and how normalization of connectivity patterns contributes to improvements in symptomatology and cognition.

Responsibilities include conducting neuroimaging scans, processing and analyzing neuroimaging and behavioral data, supervising graduate students and research assistants, and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Necessary qualifications include:

  1. a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field;
  2. experience programming, particularly with python, unix and/or matlab;
  3. experience with neuroimaging software packages (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM);
  4. experience with collecting, processing and analyzing functional connectivity data;
  5. a strong publication record.

Preference will be given to candidates who additionally have:

  1. experience working with children (typically developing and/or with developmental disorders);
  2. experience with advanced analytic techniques (e.g., graph theory).

Position is for two years, but may be extended.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/

Staff Positions

UC San Diego: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study - Coordinating Center Project Manager

UC San Diego: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – Coordinating Center Project Manager

Supervisor: Dr. Terry Jernigan

Closing Date: July 7, 2017

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The ABCD Research Consortium consists of a Coordinating Center, a Data Analysis and Informatics Center, 38 Principal Investigators, and over 200 consortium investigators and research staff across 20 institutions. The Consortium also works in close collaboration with dozens of officials from 11 different federal institutes and offices, as well as numerous external advisors. The ABCD Coordinating Center (CC) is charged with coordinating the scientific and administrative activities of this national, multi-site study. The ABCD CC at UC San Diego is seeking a Project Manager to serve as a critical member of the research team making important original contributions to ensure the success of the CC activities and overall consortium goals.

Under the general direction of the CC Directors, the Project Manager provides high-level logistical and liaison support, and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ABCD Coordinating Center. Takes an active role in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data needed to set priorities for the Coordinating Center and to advise collaborators at the National Institutes of Health. Researches and makes informed recommendations on short- and long-range planning for the Coordinating Center. The incumbent will also collaborate with other Coordinating Center personnel to develop consortium-wide materials and resources. Other specific duties include: 1) drafting and disseminating communications on behalf of the CC Directors and responding to inquiries and requests from consortium members, federal collaborators, the media, and the public, 2) developing and implementing long- and short-term strategic communications plans and projects, and managing ABCD social media accounts, 3) serving as records controller for the ABCD Coordinating Center, 4) managing complex calendaring for the Coordinating Center Directors, and 5) planning and implementing ABCD teleconferences, webinars, meetings, symposia, and events.

To apply, please submit a resume online: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=research&jobnum_in=88679

Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab: Project Coordinator

We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
  • Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents
  • Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader.
  • Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting.
  • Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above).
  • Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
  • Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays.
  • Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety.
  • Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.

The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Maryland, College Park: full-time research assistant

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”​

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Full-Time Research Assistant Position

Name of lab: CIRCLE Lab – http://circlelab.unc.edu/

Name of supervisor:  Margaret Sheridan

Closing date: 3/24/17

Dr. Margaret Sheridan is seeking a full-time research assistant to join the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill starting immediately (start date is flexible). The research assistant will primarily contribute to ongoing studies in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on early childhood brain development and exposure to adversity. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimagingstudy coordination (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate researchassistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing andsubmitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including parents of young children ages 4-7 years and adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioralmeasures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with families. A detailed description of the CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://circlelab.unc.edu/

Please apply here: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116319

UNC, Cohen Lab, Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience: Research Assistant Position

Supervisor: Dr. Jessica R. Cohen
Closing Date: May 31, 2017

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a full-time lab manager or research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions.

We have several ongoing projects you may be involved with that investigate moment-to-moment network dynamics during rest and task in healthy individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), as well as dysfunctional network organization and dynamics in impaired populations. We have both cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets. Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies (e.g., healthy adults, typically developing children, children with ADHD), data collection (MRI and behavioral), data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI), IRB management, and general management of lab operations. You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or authorship on a manuscript.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/

UNC Chapel Hill: Research Assistant Position

Name of lab: a joint position across the BRANE and CIRCLE labs. A detailed description of the BRANE and CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://daughters.web.unc.edu/ and http://circlelab.unc.edu/.

Name of supervisor: Margaret Sheridan

Closing date: March 15, 2017

Opening available for a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. The research assistant will contribute to ongoing studies within the Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion (BRANE) lab, with an emphasis on a NIDA grant examining how the neural correlates of reward sensitivity predict substance use treatment engagement and outcomes. They will also have the option to hold a joint research assistant position in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on adolescent brain development and risk for suicidality. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination in one or both labs (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including treatment seeking substance users and/or adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer and/or AFNI) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with clinical populations, as well as those interested in serving a joint position across the BRANE and CIRCLE labs. A detailed description of the BRANE and CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://daughters.web.unc.edu/ and http://circlelab.unc.edu/. Please submit an application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115340 by March 6, 2017.

Georgetown University, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory: Research Assistant Position

Full-time position available starting Summer 2017 in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (dcnl.georgetown.edu) directed by Chandan Vaidya. The successful applicant will be responsible for fMRI data collection from children with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorders and managing day-to-day operation of the lab. The job requires experience with fMRI scanning, exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to interact with multiple personnel, supervision of undergraduates, high motivation and initiative, and ability to work with children. The candidate should be able to make a commitment of at least 2 years. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience in an experimental psychology/cognitive neuroscience laboratory. Salary commensurate with experience and the position offers excellent benefits.

Please email a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2 references to Brad Cherry at vaidyalab@georgetown.edu.

Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Laboratory: Senior Research Assistant

Supervisor: Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing
Lab Name: Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Lab at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU; Portland, OR)

There is an opening for a research position within Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing’s Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Laboratory commencing October/November 2016. Individuals who have training and experience in neuroimaging modalities (structural MRI/DTI, fMRI, rs-fcMRI), particularly data processing and analysis, scripting, and related manuscript writing, are invited to apply. The individual filling this position will work closely with our neuroimaging postdoctoral researcher and TRAC Lab staff to facilitate neuroimaging data processing and pipeline development/maintenance, script development, neuroimaging analysis and manuscript writing, and 3T scanner operation. Our lab focuses on understanding how adolescents change their behavior, and how to improve treatments to maximize their behavior change. Concretely, our NIH-funded projects target gaining an understanding of how well adolescents respond to behavioral treatments for high-risk behaviors including drinking, cannabis use, and risky sexual behavioral, and related biological factors that may underlie successful (and unsuccessful) treatment response in this age group (e.g., brain structure/function).

The job posting, with qualification requirements and directions to apply, can be found at the OHSU Jobs website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/ by searching for jobs using the keyword “IRC55277”.

University of Southern California, Herting Lab: Full-time Project Specialist

Name of lab: Herting Lab
Name of Supervisor: Megan Herting

The Division of Environmental Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California is seeking an experienced, dependable, and detail-oriented full-time project specialist to work under Dr. Megan Herting on various research projects focused on pre- and post-natal environmental exposures and brain development in children and adolescents.

 Job details include:

  1. Overseeing recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study participants Conducting study visits, including neuropsychological and behavioral assessment and the acquisition and basic processing of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data Assistance with IRBsubmissions and amendments
  2. Managing data collection procedures and establishing new protocols, as well as overseeing data quality procedures
  3. He/she will also be responsible for the training and oversight of other staff members performing these duties
  4. He/she will assist with all administrative-related tasks for the project, including database management, data entry, and other general office duties in support of the goals of the study

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/73446

University of Pittsburgh, LIFE lab: Full Time Research Assistant

Name of lab: LIFE lab, University of Pittsburgh

Name of supervisor: Jamie Hanson

The Learning, Imaging, and Family Experience (LIFE) lab at the University of Pittsburgh, directed by Assistant Professor Jamie Hanson, is seeking a full time research assistant to begin in Fall of 2016. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Hanson studying how life experiences influence reward and emotion brain circuitry. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants for research studies; assisting with data collection (behavioral, MRI); managing and analyzing data; and general lab management and administrative duties (assisting with IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate RAs, stimulus development). Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology, social work, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or related areas, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Applicants should also be comfortable interacting with participants from a variety of demographic groups (e.g., healthy children, adolescents, and adults; underserved families). Preference will be given to candidates with prior neuroimaging research experience and strong technical skills (e.g., AFNI, FSL), although this is not a requirement. Interested applicants should apply online directly through Pitt: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/123095

The application requires that you upload a cover letter and a resume. Please contact Dr. Hanson (jamie.hanson@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Harvard University: Full-time Research Manager

The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University, directed by Professor Leah Somerville, is seeking one full-time Research Manager to begin in Summer 2016. The Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D), a multimodal brain imaging study of developmental changes in brain connectivity and function in a large sample of 5-21 year olds.

The Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day conduct of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D). The Research Manager will be independently responsible for the following activities:

  • Serves as liaison between study researchers and PI
  • Serves as daily supervisor for four full time Research Assistants
  • Oversees creation and modification of IRB materials, and ensures compliance of all research practices
  • Tracks the financial state of the project; develops and monitors budgets and spending
  • Works closely with the research teams at three co-participating institutions to ensure consistency of research practices
  • Generates written and oral presentations reporting on study milestones
  • Data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging (MRI/fMRI) techniques
  • Oversees data management and public release; develops systems for data management as needed
  • Supervises recruitment and tracking of participants
  • Performs data analysis; makes figures and tables communicating study progress and findings
  • Performs administrative duties

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years’ experience that includes managing complex research projects, conducting research in psychology/psychiatry/neuroscience or biomedical research or a Master’s degree and five (5) years’ experience managing complex research projects and conducting research in psychology/psychiatry/neuroscience or biomedical research.

Additional Qualifications: Excellent leadership and organizational skills, and must demonstrate the ability to lead a team. Communication skills must be sufficiently strong to maintain excellent rapport with child and adolescent participants and their parents, researchers, and administrators across the University. The following skills will confer an advantage, but are not necessary to receive consideration: Experience working with children and adolescents in experimental settings and/or visiting schools to conduct research; working with diverse populations; clinical interviewing; community outreach; tracking of finances; experience with brain imaging, psychophysiological, or brain imaging research; expertise in statistics; experience conducting multi-site research studies; experience preparing federally funded research applications and/or progress reports; experience as direct supervisor of staff. Please comment on relevant skills and interests in your application materials.

Additional Information: All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a two-year term position with renewal dependent upon grant funding. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one, combined document (resume followed by cover letter). Your cover letter should include a statement of skills and interests, and the names of three references.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to andl@g.harvard.edu. Questions about the position may be directed to Leah Somerville somerville@fas.harvard.edu

Graduate Training

EU Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN): 12 PhD Student Positions

12 PhD Student Positions available for the European Union Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) KEEP CONTROL: Industrial Academic Initial Training Network towards specific diagnosis and treatment of age-related gait and balance deficits
KEEP CONTROL provides an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral platform to train young scientists for three years each at the interface of clinical medicine, allied health and biomechanics, to study unresolved questions about gait and balance in aging and age-related chronic neurological and frail conditions.

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University of Pittsburgh, Developmental Psychology Faculty: Graduate Training

The University of Pittsburgh’s Developmental Psychology Faculty invite applications from talented students interested in doctoral study. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Our students receive world-class training in Developmental Psychology because:

  • Our faculty anchor their work in multiple perspectives on development. We conduct cutting-edge research in motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional development. Collaborative research and cross-disciplinary training are at the heart of our department. This includes our Clinical-Developmental Joint Program, as well as cross-training with the Applied Developmental Psychology Program in Pitt’s School of Education.
  • We use methods from multiple levels of analysis. From observations with parents and in classrooms, to eye-tracking & psychophysiological methods, to assessments of neurobiology with EEG and fMRI, our research delves into the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape development. This allows for a fuller view of development, with the potential to focus on typical or atypical development, prevention and intervention, as well as understanding larger sociocultural influences on behavior. We also offer advanced quantitative training.
  • There is a large city-wide developmental psychology presence. In addition to our productive and well-funded faculty group, we have strong connections with other faculty in Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Education at Pitt. Our department also collaborates extensively with scholars at Carnegie Mellon University (just down the road from Pitt) and others in the broader Pittsburgh community. For example, Pitt’s Office of Child Development conducts a variety of applied projects that bridge university and community.
  • Graduate students are fully-funded. The department provides up to six years of funding for students in good standing, through a mix of University and Departmental fellowships, grants, and teaching support. Additional resources are available to cover conference travel and professional development workshops. We offer merit-based first-year fellowships for outstanding students, including those from under-represented groups.

 

Graduate students appreciate Pittsburgh because:


Application Deadline
: December 1.  To apply, click here!

Core faculty members (*currently accepting graduate students): Heather Bachman*, Celia Brownell*, Jennifer Cousins, Jennifer Ganger, Jamie Hanson*, Jana Iverson*, Klaus Libertus*, Melissa Libertus*, Robert McCall, Sharon Nelson-Le Gall, Daniel Shaw*, Jennifer Silk, Mark Strauss*, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal*, and Ming-Te Wang*

 Research interests of faculty members who are currently accepting graduate students:

  • Heather Bachman: school readiness, achievement, and home and classroom processes in preschool and elementary grades
  • Celia Brownell: development of prosocial behavior in relation to social understanding and family experiences in the first three years of life
  • Jamie Hanson: decision-making, executive functioning, and emotion regulation in children and adolescents exposed to early adversity
  • Jana Iverson: motor and communicative development in typically developing infants and in infants with or at risk for developmental disorders
  • Klaus Libertus: motor and cognitive development in infancy with a specific interest in autism spectrum disorders
  • Melissa Libertus: mathematical cognition in infants and children and other aspects of cognitive development related to educational neuroscience
  • Daniel Shaw: development and prevention of child and adolescent conduct and emotional problems through family-centered interventions
  • Mark Strauss: cognitive and perceptual development in infants and children at risk for autism spectrum disorders
  • Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal: how contextual factors (such as socioeconomic status; early childhood education; temporary assistance for needy family) support learning and socioemotional development during the transition to school and the elementary school years
  • Ming-Te Wang: achievement motivation and how parenting, schooling and socioemotional development shape this process


For additional information, please see the Psychology Department website.

Questions may be directed to the Graduate Programs administrator, Stacy McLinden.

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