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Faculty Positions

University of Texas at Dallas: Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The University of Texas at Dallas has just started a search for their next Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The School’s mission is to understand the intersection of mind, brain and behavior; enhance the health, education, and quality of life of children and families; and create and implement technologies and therapies that repair and strengthen human abilities.  The Dean will recruit and support outstanding faculty who have a commitment to groundbreaking research and to mentoring the next generation of researchers and professionals.

The School is organized around three major academic centers: Cognition and Neuroscience, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Psychological Sciences.  The School offers five undergraduate degree programs, four MS programs and four doctoral programs.  Individual degree programs maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with area schools, healthcare facilities, private practices, and community agencies, which contribute to training and research, and also provide valuable community outreach to local agencies, allowing them to expand services.  Driven by research prowess, academic rigor, and renowned professors, enrollment continues to grow.

UT Dallas is ranked #1 in the nation by The Times Higher Education among universities under 50 years of age and the next Dean will have the unique opportunity to build and shape a dynamic research mission during a period of substantial growth, led by President Richard Benson, who was recruited to UT Dallas in 2016.  As one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex provides multiple opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of partners, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know should you be interested in learning more.  To receive the full-length position description please contact Josh Ward at Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com.  For priority consideration, applications (cv and cover letter) are requested by May 31, 2018.

University of Southern California Department of Psychology:Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. The ideal candidate for this endowed professorship will have established expertise, an international reputation, and demonstrated leadership in their field of research, as well as a willingness to work collaboratively both within the department and across disciplines. The candidate should have a scholarly record appropriate to an endowed chair, and should be able to bring vision, leadership and enthusiasm to the department and contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community through research, teaching/service. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, perception, social and affective neuroscience, learning and memory, language, reasoning and decision neuroscience, machine learning and computational models cognition, approached through advanced methods, such as, for example, neuroimaging analyses focused on connectivity and representation. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

Please follow this link for more information about this position, and to submit an application: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/keck-chair-in-cognitive-neuroscience/1209/6751116

For questions related to the search, please contact Antonio Damasio (damasio@usc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Stanford University School of Medicine: Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line

Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Specifically, we are seeking a scientist or physician scientist with expertise in neuroscience that relates to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. The successful applicant should have an MD or PhD and evidence of a clear research program focused in clinical or translational research in neuroscience. The preferred area of research is developmental or cognitive neuroscience.  We will give preference to candidates who have applied neuroscience methods, such as structural or functional neuroimaging, to the study of children, or children with or at high risk for neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders. The emphasis for the position is developing a research program that integrates neurobiology, behavioral science, and clinical practice.

It is essential that the successful candidate have a track record in research funding and publications.

*  The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
*  The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.
*  The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher whose expertise fills a programmatic need.

Faculty line will be determined by the qualifications, experience, and activities of the successful candidate.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will develop a research program in collaboration with members of the Division and Department as well as the School of Medicine and University.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and the names of three references to:

Suzan Carmichael, PhD Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305, scarmichael@stanford.edu (650) 736-0735 and Laura Von Kampen, Administrative Assistant
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305, lvonkamp@stanford.edu  (650) 736-8914

Stanford School of Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Division: Faculty Position

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University seeks a physician, research psychologist or other PhD to join the Division as an Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line to develop a basic, clinical, or translational research program in neuroscience that relates to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

  • The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.
  • The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.

The successful applicant should have an MD or PhD and evidence of a clear research program focused in clinical or translational research in neuroscience.

  • The preferred area of research is developmental or cognitive neuroscience. We will give preference to candidates who have applied neuroscience methods, such as structural or functional neuroimaging, to the study of children, or children with or at high risk for neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders.
  • The emphasis for the position is developing a research program that integrates neurobiology, behavioral science, and clinical practice.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate have a track record or demonstrates potential for successful research funding and publications.
  • The opportunities for collaboration with clinicians and scientists throughout the University will assure that the individual contributes to the reputation and leadership of developmental-behavioral pediatrics and developmental neuroscience at the university and nationally. We anticipate that the candidate will build collaborative relationships with other divisions within Pediatrics or departments, such as neonatology, child neurology, psychiatry, or genetics.
  • We expect the successful candidate to train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, residents, medical students or undergraduates in developmental neuroscience. The successful candidate will participate in teaching basic research methods and statistics within the division and department.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Submit CV, a brief letter and the names of three references to:

Suzan Carmichael PhD, Search Committee Chair,
1265 Welch Road, Mail Code 5415 Stanford CA 94305
suzanc@stanford.edu

Cognitive Neuroscience at Florida International University, Miami, FL: Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open Rank Tenure Track – Cognitive Neuroscience

Click here to apply

  • Opening Date: 2017-11-07
  • Job Opening Id: 514307
  • College/Division: College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Department: Psychology

Job Information

The Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) is searching for an open-rank tenure track position in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Candidates in all areas of Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered, including human or animal (avian or rodent) neuroscience. Expertise using cutting-edge methodologies for research in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology is expected (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, confocal microscopy). The ideal candidate would complement the existing faculty in Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, or Industrial/Organizational doctoral programs. Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active federal grant funding.  Junior candidates must have a demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.

Currently, department faculty hold over $45 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ) and the department ranks 44th nationally on research and development expenditures according to the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Collaborative research is emphasized and many faculty share investigator status on grants. The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS). The CCF is an interdisciplinary Center that focuses on research, education, and service in the area of child and adolescent mental health, with strong connections to the community and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest District in the nation.

In addition, the CCF has as an active, large on-campus mental health clinic for children and adolescents with a well-established staff supportive of evidence-based practice and clinical research and serving more than 3000 families annually in school-year and summer settings. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prism and is equipped to run the Human Connectome Protocol. The department also has access to state-of-the-art animal care facilities for rodent, avian, and large animal research, as well as wet-lab and optical imaging equipment supporting researchers in behavioral neuroscience.

The department is strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The department has 38 tenure-track faculty, 18 instructors and research/clinical faculty, more than 150 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and a mental health counseling masters program, 9 full-time undergraduate advisors, and over 4,000 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with 30 new hires in the past 5 years.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and diversity statement as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least four references who will be contacted upon submission of the application. Candidates are also requested to send an electronic copy of their materials to the Chair of the Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee, Anthony Dick, Ph.D. (adick@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 4, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted and review will continue until the position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Northwestern University: Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience

The Psychology Department at Northwestern University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the human neurosciences, focusing on affective, social, developmental, and/or cognitive neuroscience, beginning Fall 2018. A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree is required.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications through the online application found at http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/job-opportunities.html.

Three letters of recommendation will also be required, and can be submitted by letter writers directly through the same website. Inquiries may be addressed to psychsearch@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University – Bloomington: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University – Bloomington seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin August 2018. The position is part of a major Emerging Area of Research initiative by Indiana University to promote the study of learning across disciplinary boundaries bridging the gap between the study of human and machine learning. Individuals with integrated research programs on human learning that also include computational neuroscience, human neuroscience, cognitive or perceptual development and cognitive modeling, machine learning, or computer vision are especially encouraged to apply. The Indiana University initiative on learning will continue over the next few years by promoting additional faculty lines with synergistic research programs to address the important topic of learning in humans and machines.  The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Applicants should have an advanced degree (a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science or related field is preferred).  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application, CV, research statement, teaching statement and three letters of recommendation at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4367.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Dr. William Hetrick, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, whetrick@indiana.edu with “Emerging Areas Search” in the subject line or 1101 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN  47405. Review of all applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Information about the department and the university is available at http://psych.indiana.edu

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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

Postdoctoral Positions

TRAC Lab: Postdoctoral Researcher

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher within Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing’s Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Lab, with opportunities for co-mentorship through Dr. Anna Wilson’s Advancing Research in Pediatric Pain (ARPP) Lab, commencing immediately. The Postdoctoral Researcher directly supports a new longitudinal clinical research study examining risk and protective factors for substance abuse in adolescents prescribed opioids for pain management. Generally, the TRAC Lab focuses on understanding how adolescents change their behavior, and how to improve treatments to maximize their behavior change. The ARPP Lab focuses on biopsychosocial models of pediatric pain prevention. A postdoc in this position would have opportunities to work with large, longitudinal, multimethod (e.g., neuroimaging; actigraphy; lab pain testing) datasets. Please apply through the OHSU Jobs website (https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/) by browsing or searching for IRC68633. You can also email the TRAC Lab directly at traclab@ohsu.edu with questions prior to applying online.

San Diego State University, Brain Development Imaging Laboratories: Postdoctoral position

MULTIMODAL IMAGING STUDY OF ASD

Brain Development Imaging Laboratories

An NIH funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL; bdil.sdsu.edu) of the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State University. The position will combine clinical evaluations of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with multimodal MR imaging. Current research at BDIL applies fMRI, functional connectivity MRI, multishell diffusion-weighted imaging, anatomical MRI, and (in collaboration) magnetoencephalography, in combination with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of ASD. BDIL collaborates with MR physicists at UCSD (fmri.ucsd.edu/) and SDSU (mri.sdsu.edu), and has full access to 3 research-dedicated 3T human scanners at the two institutions.

Applicants should have experience in MR imaging (data acquisition, preprocessing, analysis). Applicants who have experience in the study of children will be preferred.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Ralph-Axel Müller at: rmueller@sdsu.edu.

Wayne State University, NIH Fetal Brain Research Laboratory: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Developmental Brain Science

Overview

Dr. Moriah Thomason in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and Department of Pediatrics and Wayne State University, and the intramural NICHD/NIH/DHHS Perinatology Research Branch (http://www2.med.wayne.edu/prb/) Perinatal Neural Connectivity Unit (www.brainnexus.com) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position funded by a 5-year NIMH BRAINS R01 entitled, “In utero assessment of the human neural connectome and later child behavior”. This project uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks at the beginning of human life, and addresses how variation in network properties relate to child neurobehavioral development. We use a number of approaches, including fetal and neonatal MRI, mother-child dyadic observation, interviews, questionnaires, child EEG, actigraphy, and home visits to characterize both the environment and also individual development. The ultimate goal is to understand biological bases of neurodevelopmental disorders, and to better understand factors in the environment that increase or mitigate risk. Fellows may be funded for up to 4 years pending performance and grant support. The position is located at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Essential Functions

The postdoctoral fellow will supervise longitudinal data collection, and will leverage the existing extensive dataset to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development. Applicants with experience and interest in developmental psychopathology, especially mood-disorders and cognitive control deficits, among underserved and predominantly minority populations, as well as prenatal disease origins, infant mental health, and risk/protective mechanisms are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with MRI, early-childhood behavioral assessments, EEG, computer programming, statistical modeling are desirable but not necessary. The position includes ample RA support, collaborations with graduate students and faculty, and close collaboration with the Primary Investigator. The PI is committed to providing mentorship opportunities and supporting the fellow in establishment of skills needed for directing an independent program of research. To this end the PI will support the fellow in submitting and publishing research papers, presenting research at conferences, and writing new grant proposals.

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of data collection personnel (research assistants, student volunteers)
  • Ensuring that research data from fetal and infant fMRI and behavioral visits are stored and maintained in a uniform fashion and in compliance with all standards set by the university for human participant research
  • Initiating and directing data quality assurance protocols and data sharing procedures
  • Data analyses, conference presentations, manuscript preparation

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., clinical psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology) by the time of position initiation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Background in developmental neuroscience research
  • Experience in functional MRI, functional connectivity, DTI, and/or EEG
  • Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Mplus, R)
  • Expertise in statistics
  • A promising publication record

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, names and contact information for 3 reference writers, and a CV. Please send as a single PDF via email with subject heading “postdoctoral fellowship applicant” to Tamara Qawasmeh at tamara.qawasmeh@wayne.edu, or apply on line at: https://brainnexus.com/post-doctoral-fellows/

Georgetown: Post-doctoral Fellow

Opening for a Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience with interests in developmental cognitive neuroscience.  Position requires proficiency with fMRI data analysis and advanced methods for functional network analysis.  Opportunities exist to be involved in multiple projects all of which focus on questions about executive functioning in healthy adults, children, or those with  psychiatric disorders.  If interested, please contact Chandan Vaidya at cjv2@georgetown.edu.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): Computational Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Scholar

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow for a large-scale neuroimaging project investigating language, literacy and cognitive development (R01HD078351; 2015-2021). This specific research program is an experiment of nature taking exposure to multiple languages and writing systems as an experimental model to examine perturbation of neural networks related to language, literacy and cognition as young children entering formal schooling are exposed to multiple languages such as English, Spanish and Cantonese. The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, psychology, linguistics or a closely related field, exceptional skills in neuroimaging primarily MRI, theoretical foundation of cognitive and language development, computational and programming skills, and organizational skills. Additional skills and interests in EEG, MEG and neuromodulation techniques, are a plus. Compensation is ABOVE the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. Appointments are made on an annual basis with the ideal candidate interested in staying for a least 2 to 3 years. Postdoctoral fellows are represented by UC Postdoc Union and enjoy competitive benefit packages.

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research environment that applies cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, genetic analysis, and computational approaches to examine language, literacy and socio-emotional (motivation) development, and the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia. We also examine intergenerational transmission as well as gene-environment interactions on cognition and brain networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in other grant funded-research projects in the laboratory, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

The position can begin immediately. Interested candidates should email brainlens@ucsf.edu with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant’s full name in the subject of the email, with (a) 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.

The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. UCSF has outstanding resources for cognitive neuroscience research, including a research-dedicated Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner in addition to shared 3T and 7T GE scanners, MEG, EEG and TMS equipment. The laboratory enjoys close collaborations with other research groups in CA such as UC Berkeley and Stanford and other UC schools, and national (e.g. Haskins Labs, Yale University, UConn) and international collaborations (e.g. BCBL, U Michigan, U British Columbia).

The San Francisco Bay Area is a vibrant, multi-cultural city, ranked one of the most walkable cities in the US. In addition to the area’s outstanding cultural attractions and cuisine, the unique beauty of redwood forests, coastal cliffs, wine country and natural preserves is less than an hour from the city.

Postdoctoral scholars from our lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Boston College, University of Connecticut, University of Texas and Stanford University.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): Computational Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Scholar

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow for a large-scale neuroimaging project investigating language, literacy and cognitive development (R01HD078351; 2015-2021). This specific research program is an experiment of nature taking exposure to multiple languages and writing systems as an experimental model to examine perturbation of neural networks related to language, literacy and cognition as young children entering formal schooling are exposed to multiple languages such as English, Spanish and Cantonese. The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, psychology, linguistics or a closely related field, exceptional skills in neuroimaging primarily MRI, theoretical foundation of cognitive and language development, computational and programming skills, and organizational skills. Additional skills and interests in EEG, MEG and neuromodulation techniques, are a plus. Compensation is ABOVE the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. Appointments are made on an annual basis with the ideal candidate interested in staying for a least 2 to 3 years. Postdoctoral fellows are represented by UC Postdoc Union and enjoy competitive benefit packages.

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research environment that applies cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, genetic analysis, and computational approaches to examine language, literacy and socio-emotional (motivation) development, and the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia. We also examine intergenerational transmission as well as gene-environment interactions on cognition and brain networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in other grant funded-research projects in the laboratory, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

The position can begin immediately. Interested candidates should email brainlens@ucsf.edu with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant’s full name in the subject of the email, with (a) 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.

The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. UCSF has outstanding resources for cognitive neuroscience research, including a research-dedicated Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner in addition to shared 3T and 7T GE scanners, MEG, EEG and TMS equipment. The laboratory enjoys close collaborations with other research groups in CA such as UC Berkeley and Stanford and other UC schools, and national (e.g. Haskins Labs, Yale University, UConn) and international collaborations (e.g. BCBL, U Michigan, U British Columbia).

The San Francisco Bay Area is a vibrant, multi-cultural city, ranked one of the most walkable cities in the US. In addition to the area’s outstanding cultural attractions and cuisine, the unique beauty of redwood forests, coastal cliffs, wine country and natural preserves is less than an hour from the city.

Postdoctoral scholars from our lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Boston College, University of Connecticut, University of Texas and Stanford University.

UNC Chapel Hill, Developmental Social Neuroscience: Postdoc Position

The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, anticipates hiring a postdoctoral scholar who will be joining an NIH-funded study examining social influence on neurocognitive development in adolescents. The post doc will assist with study design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

The postdoctoral trainee must have experience collecting and analyzing fMRI data, with decent coding and technical skills, a strong publication record, and experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods in particular. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.

Applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, a short research statement, and list of references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Please submit these materials at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133098

For more information about our research, see http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

Other exceptional resources available to the postdoc:

http://cds.web.unc.edu/

http://www.med.unc.edu/bric

http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu/

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Postdoc Position: University of Toronto, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience/Finn Lab

A postdoctoral position is available Amy Finn’s Learning and Neural Development Lab 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 understand how changes in the functional and structural profile of attentional and learning systems relates to learning outcomes both in the lab and in real-world academic settings. The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience, strong quantitative training, and experience working with children. A passion for research and diversity as well as a zeal for learning new techniques are all greatly valued!

The University of Toronto, typically ranked as one of the world’s top 15 research universities (recently ranked #2), is located in downtown Toronto. The city is one of the most livable 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. The start date is flexible.

Applicants should submit a CV, brief research statement, relevant publications, and contact details for two academic references to the address below. Please see the posting on the Psychology Department website (http://home.psych.utoronto.ca/Assets/Psych+Digital+Assets/Psychology/Psych+Digital+Assets/Employment+Opportunities/postdoc_Oct2017.pdf), and contact the address below for more information.

Contact Details

Amy Finn:  finn@psych.utoronto.cahttp://finnlandlab.org

University of Maryland, College Park, USA: Postdoctoral position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Tracy Riggins in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park (USA) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to assist with a research project examining the role of sleep and brain development on memory during early childhood.

This project is in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Spencer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  The project will provide the fellow with training in multiple neuroimaging techniques and opportunities to present at conferences and publish findings. The fellow will also benefit from career counseling and other resources offered by the UMD Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation. Responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing behavioral, polysomnography (PSG), and neuroimaging data (MRI/fMRI) and assisting with writing manuscripts for publication.

Required qualifications include:

  1. a Ph.D. in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience), and
  2. previous experience conducting research with children, PSG and/or MRI.

Experience writing scientific manuscripts and/or grant applications is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is Spring 2018, contingent on availability of external funding.  Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names of 3 references and contact information in a single pdf file to riggins@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Florida International University, Miami, FL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and S.E.L.F. Regulation Laboratories

Florida International University’s Department of Psychology and Center for Children and Families is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to 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.

Salary is 50K plus benefits. The position is for two years. Preferable start date by September 1, 2018.

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.

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.

Both the S.E.L.F. Regulation Laboratory and the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory are part of the FIU Department of Psychology and affiliated with FIU’s Center for Children and Families.

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.

Oregon Health & Science University: Post-doctoral Position in The Development Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab

The Development Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon) is seeking a full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for an exciting longitudinal project using multimodal MRI (functional, diffusion and structural) to study brain development during infancy and early childhood. This is a unique multisite project with a focus on examining early brain development in relation to the pre- and postnatal environment and genetics.

The lab is an interdisciplinary, highly collaborative environment including neuroscientists, psychologists, engineers and computer scientists. Research in the lab involves humans and animal models, and addresses questions about environmental and genetic influences on brain development. There will be opportunities to learn new image processing and analytic techniques, and to take the lead on many potentially high impact publications based on existing datasets, and ongoing data collections. There are several lead investigators in the lab. This position would be under the direction of Drs. Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD and Alice Graham, PhD, and focus on longitudinal neuroimaging with infants. There will be opportunities to work closely with others in the lab, as well as with close collaborators external to OHSU who play key roles in this exciting longitudinal project.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering, or a related field
  • Proficiency with several neuroimaging analysis platforms
  • Computer programming skills. Skills in scientific writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational background in development, psychopathology, or systems neuroscience
  • Strong training in statistics, and familiarity with machine learning
  • Proficiency with FSL, FreeSurfer, and HCP Workbench
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python, and shell scripting

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Please apply here and include a cover letter and Resume or CV. Please contact Alice Graham, grahaal@ohsu.edu, with any questions.

Stanford University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (cosyne.stanford.edu) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, brain network development, and computational models of learning. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, computational neuroscience, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in brain imaging data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and names of three referees to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Yale University: Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin in Summer or Fall 2018 (flexible start date). The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments for anxiety and stress-related disorders (additional information: candlab.yale.edu). The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing NIH-funded research on pediatric anxiety and to develop independent studies within the broader aims of the lab. Requirements include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should have a strong publication record, experience with human neuroimaging, strong statistical training, and technical experience with fMRI analysis (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM) and programming. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently, and experience conducting research with developmental and/or clinical populations.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Dylan Gee at dylan.gee@yale.edu

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: T32 Postdoctoral Trainee in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of UNCH-CH’s T-32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to develop researchers with expertise in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. This broad-based and integrated perspective enables researchers to better relate across disciplines and maximizes the potential for major research advances in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of these disorders.

This program provides a variety of opportunities including: (1) mentored research training in specific methods, disorders, and underlying pathogenetic mechanisms; (2) courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of clinical disorders, normal developmental processes, mechanisms of disease, and research methods; and (3) clinical experiences to complement previous levels of clinical knowledge and skills.

Over a two-year period, fellows will participate in integrated training in biological and behavioral research in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Turner syndrome, VeloCardioFacial Syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis) while studying clinical and basic science areas (e.g., genetics, cell biology and physiology, pharmacology, allied health sciences, neurology, biochemistry, psychology, and psychiatry). The stipend for the training grant positions follows NIH guidelines depending on experience. This program is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.

Name of program administrators (Joe Piven, Joe_Piven@med.unc.edu or Ben Philpot, bphilpot@med.unc.edu)

Closing date December 1, 2018

Columbia University: Clinical Postdoctoral Research Position in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

 A Clinical Postdoctoral research position is available in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City working with Dr. Nim Tottenham.

We study typical and atypical brain development with a focus on early adversity and commonly associated outcomes (anxiety, depression, ADHD). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity, structural MRI) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of emotion and cognitive control, cortico-subcortical connectivity, and how these systems are impacted by early adversity. The successful candidate will take a lead role on a newly funded longitudinal neuroimaging project to study neurodevelopment associated with risk and resilience following adversity exposure. The successful

candidate will be able to administer clinical assessments, coordinate mandated reporting, and perform neuroimaging research with young children. Applicants must have a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Ideal applicants will have experience working with children. Additional experience with neuroimaging, familiarity with Maltreatment Classification Interview, and fluency in Spanish is an added plus.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Nim Tottenham at nlt7@columbia.eduApplications will be considered until the position is filled.

DART Program, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program (T32 AA007453-36) announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh. The DART Program approaches training in alcohol use and addiction research from a developmental perspective, focusing on gestation to adulthood. The DART training faculty are highly experienced and offer mentorship in areas of high priority to NIAAA such as the developmental stages of alcohol use and abuse, neurobiology, timing and consequences of alcohol use, racial and gender differences, and the effects of health disparities on the development of alcohol use and misuse. The training faculty have expertise in developmental, epidemiological, clinical, and neurobiological approaches, and advanced quantitative methods. Trainees have access to large, longitudinal cohorts that allow analyses across multiple developmental points. Training involves active participation on research projects with mentors, supplemented by courses in Addictive Behaviors, Developmental Psychopathology, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, and by the required Career and Research Development Seminar. The DART program faculty are committed to training researchers to become independent investigators with the skills and tools for collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developmental studies of alcohol use and abuse in order to accomplish excellence and innovation in developmental alcoholism research.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D., excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in alcohol-related research. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations; current NIH levels of stipend support can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html.

Application:

Send curriculum vita, statement of research background and interests, and at least two reference letters to:

Dr. Gale A. Richardson and Dr. Brooke Molina (Directors: DART Program)
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
E-mails: gar@pitt.edu; molinab@upmc.edu

VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS): Post-Doctoral Fellow

Name of supervisor: James M. Bjork

The VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to conduct human-subject neuroimaging research on the neurobiology of motivation and cognitive control in adolescents or adults who are at neurobehavioral risk for (or who currently have) substance use disorders. Research foci include:

  • individual-difference studies of brain function and structure in drug-abusing populations
  • longitudinal study of adolescent neurodevelopment (ABCD)
  • pharmacological challenge studies to study the roles of neurotransmitters in brain function
  • brain biomarkers in clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for addiction

This is a great opportunity for developmental psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists who would like to branch into more medical questions, since the lab has physician coverage and is equipped for clinical trials.  Other positive features include the lower cost of living and lighter traffic of Richmond, VA.  In addition to NIH- and industry funding, the lab also has potential availability of intramural funds for conceptually-relevant independent projects. Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree with a strong background in psychology, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology or neuroscience, and must also be verbally fluent in English for structured interviews of research participants. Experience in analysis of fMRI time series data with resting-state or task-elicited activations using neuroimage analysis software (e.g. AFNI, SPM, FSL, CONN, GIFT) is preferred. Especially sought are candidates with expertise in computational modeling of task-fMRI data.

Interested individuals please apply here: 

https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/64650

Staff Positions

University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon: Lab Manager/Research Assistant

Professor Jessica Cantlon is seeking a full-time research assistant and lab manager for the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab at the University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon (http://caoslab.bcs.rochester.edu).  The position will offer the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods converging on the topic of conceptual thought.  The research focuses on the organization of concepts and categories (e.g., numbers, letters, faces, tools) in the adult and developing brain.  Techniques include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive testing with adults, children, and neuropsychological patients.

Responsibilities will include designing and programming stimulus materials, and data collection and analysis.  Additional responsibilities include participant recruiting, IRB protocol maintenance, and other managerial duties (e.g., supervising undergraduates).  The ideal candidate will have basic programming experience with MATLAB and/or fMRI software (e.g., SPM, BrainVoyager, FSL). Experience testing children in cognitive paradigms is also desired.

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to kidneurolab@gmail.com

University of Maryland, College Park: Full-time Research Assistant Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Tracy Riggins in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a Full-time Research Assistant for a research project examining the role of sleep and brain development on memory during early childhood. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Spencer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments with young children (including: recruiting, scheduling, and collection of polysomnography (PSG), and neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI) data; (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment. Please note: the official payroll title at UMD for this position is “Faculty Assistant.”

Qualifications: Required background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); reliable transportation; previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI, EEG, or PSG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

The position is set to begin June 1, 2018.  A 2-year commitment is required; third year is possible. Review of applications will begin April 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab: 2 full-time research assistants/lab managers

The Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab, directed by Dr. Luke Hyde, is seeking 2 full-time research assistants/lab managers. The lab examines the development of youth risk and resilience from multiple levels of analysis using fMRI, molecular and behavioral genetics, longitudinal approaches, and in-home interviews with at-risk families. The research assistants will help to coordinate and collect data on multiple projects in the lab with a focus on the MTwiNS Project. MTwiNS is a longitudinal study of families with twins ages 10 – 18 living in impoverished neighborhoods in collaboration with S. Alexandra Burt at Michigan State University. Families visit the MiND lab for a full day visit including MRI scans, psychiatric interviews, family interaction tasks, biospecimen assay (e.g., saliva, blood), and survey measures. The lab currently has 4 Research Technicians and aims to hire 2 more. These new positions aim to help fill needs in additional experience with data management/MRI processing, training and oversight of undergraduate students in the lab, and project coordination.

For more information about the MiND lab please visit: http://mindlab.psych.lsa.umich.edu/.  Questions about the position should be directed to mindlaboratory@umich.edu

Duties for this position will include coordinating projects (e.g., training undergraduate students on their projects and tasks, scheduling and recruiting participants, organizing and cleaning data), doing in-home and in-lab visits with children and families (including psychiatric interviews, administering self-report measures, and functionally supervising undergraduate assistants), running child participants (ages 10 – 18) through MRI scans, and processing and analyzing MRI data. As some of these projects are being done jointly with other labs, the position entails coordinating with these other labs.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. A successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, interest in clinical and developmental psychology or neuroscience.  Successful applicants are likely to have experience in several of the following areas: psychiatric interviewing, working with high risk families in the community, computer programing experience (e.g., Matlab), and experience with fMRI.  Must have experience with children and families and strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills. A very successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of empirical papers.

To apply, go to: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/154609/research_technician_associate

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-Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
-Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Wayne State University, NIH Pediatric Brain Research Laboratory: Full-Time Research Assistant in Developmental Brain Science

Overview

We are seeking a research assistant/lab manager as part of an NIH funded research project that uses MRI techniques to examine brain development from the beginning of human life. The RA will support longitudinal data collection in Detroit, beginning with MRI scanning during pregnancy, continuing with MRI examinations through early infancy, and EEG in childhood. In parallel, the RA will support analysis of 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 RA will receive training in pediatric multi-modal MRI data collection and analysis. MRI modalities utilized in the lab include DTI, functional MRI, graph theory resting-state connectivity fMRI, spectroscopy and volumetric analyses. Historically, those that have held this position for two or more years have also authored abstracts and research papers that result from the work, and have been given opportunities to attend research conferences. This position is typically a stepping-stone in a research or clinical career. Students that hold this position often go on to enter graduate programs or medical school.

Essential Functions

  • Managing student volunteers. Primarily hiring, onboarding, training and coordinating their time on task and work schedules, while also overseeing their work. Students maintain participant trackers, perform data entry, download qualtrics survey data, maintain biological materials and records, etc.
  • Analysis of neuroimaging and behavioral data. This includes implementation of processing pipelines as well as more general data oversight and organization. Also, regular implementation of quality assurance protocols across data types.
  • Leading the warm fuzzy campaign for research participants. This includes holiday cards, sending out pictures to families, ordering fun incentives and snacks for children that participate.

Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biology, or a related field; engineering or other technical degrees will also be considered
  • Excellent interpersonal/organizational/multi-tasking/problem solving skills
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn, work hard, and have fun
  • Able to make a 2 year commitment
  • Attitude of wanting to help and jump in anywhere needed
  • Computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office). Proficiency with statistical software (SPSS, R or other), or experimental software (psychtoolbox, EPrime or other), will be given preference

Contact

Applicants should submit a cover letter, transcripts, names and contact information for 3 reference writers, and a CV. Please send as a single PDF via email with subject heading “research assistant applicant” to Tamara Qawasmeh at tamara.qawasmeh@wayne.edu.

Georgetown, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory: Research Technician – fMRI Data Analyst

Full-time research technician position available starting May 1 2018 in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (dcnl.georgetown.edu) directed by Chandan Vaidya.  The successful applicant will be responsible for fMRI data collection and imaging data processing and analysis for a NIH grant focusing on pediatric psychiatric disorders. The job requires fMRI data acquisition and advanced analysis skills, exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to interact with multiple personnel, high motivation and initiative, and ability to work with children.  Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience with brain imaging data analysis including proficiency with matlab, R, and common brain imaging analysis software. Commitment of 2 years is required.

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

Georgetown, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory: Research Technician – Lab Manager

Full-time research technician position available starting May 1 2018 in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (dcnl.georgetown.edu) directed by Chandan Vaidya.  The successful applicant will be responsible for fMRI data collection, recruitment efforts, administrative duties, and day-to-day operation of the lab.  Ongoing studies involve functional brain imaging in adults and children.  The job requires fMRI data acquisition skills, 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.  Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in an experimental psychology laboratory using EEG or fMRI.  Commitment of 2 years is required.

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

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) : Research Assistant Positions

Our lab (brainlens.org) is expanding and hiring RAs to start immediately! Please help spread the word.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
1. Neuroscience & Education Research Assistant (to build and run a Brain-Mobile EEG lab in a school):
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_brainmobileRA.pdf
2. brainLENS Lab Research Assistant (for project management and data analysis):
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Spring2018_FullTimeRA.pdf
3. Volunteer Research Assistants:
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_VolunteerRA.pdf

This information as well as other available part-time/volunteer positions can be found in http://brainlens.org/involvement/employment.

Please direct any questions to brainlens@ucsf.edu.

Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab: Full-time RA position

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin in early or mid 2018 (start date flexible). The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments for anxiety and stress-related disorders. The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment.

Primary responsibilities will include screening and recruiting participants; acquiring data (behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI); managing and analyzing data; working with children, adolescents, and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; interest in clinical developmental neuroscience; strong statistical and technical skills (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python); and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with children and adolescents, neuroimaging experience (e.g., fMRI data analysis in FSL, AFNI, or a similar platform), and familiarity with IRB protocol submissions. A 2-year commitment is required.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. The research assistant will participate in all aspects of the research process, have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects, and gain experience working with both typically developing and clinical populations. The ideal candidate will likely make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant scientific community at Yale.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dylan Gee at dylan.gee@yale.edu.

www.candlab.yale.edu

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