Postdoctoral position in language production and aging
Pennsylvania State University
The Language and Aging Lab at The Pennsylvania State University (https://sites.psu.edu/mdiazlab/) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar. Our lab investigates age-related differences in the neural and behavioral bases of semantic and phonological processes, with a focus on language production. Our primary goals are to further our understanding of the neural factors that contribute to age-related retention and decline seen in language; and to investigate the relationships between structural factors, functional activations, and behavior. Our lab is affiliated with the Center for Language Science (http://cls.psu.edu/), a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of language researchers with expertise in bilingualism, speech language pathology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. State-of-the-art scanning and data analysis facilities are available and proximally located at the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (http://imaging.psu.edu/). The ideal candidate would have a background in the cognitive neuroscience of language and/or aging. Experience with fMRI data analysis and/or programming is desirable, but not mandatory. For additional information about the position, please contact the lab director, Michele Diaz, Ph.D., at email@example.com. The appointment will be for one year, with a good possibility of additional years. The anticipated start date is late spring or summer 2020. Applicants should upload a CV, 2 reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. Additionally, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Michele Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/93170. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Postdoc in Affective Neuroscience
Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PI: Maital Neta) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher (start date negotiable). The lab uses neuroimaging (fMRI, resting state fMRI), psychophysiology, behavioral techniques, and network analyses to examine individual differences in emotion processing and emotion regulation.
The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and have a strong publication record that includes neuroimaging studies, preferably with a focus on using fMRI to examine theoretically relevant questions in cognitive psychology and emotion in particular. Candidates with substantial prior experience with advanced MRI methods (e.g., resting state MRI, MVPA, network modeling), and with eye tracking are uniquely attractive. Strong technical skills are preferred, including competence in several programming environments, and familiarity with programs such as E-prime, SPSS, R, Matlab, Python, AFNI, SPM, FSL, and Unix is especially valued but not required and otherwise would be learned on the job.
The lab is funded by the NIMH and NSF, and is housed in the Center for Brain, Biology, & Behavior at UNL (http://cb3.unl.edu/), which has a state-of-the-art Brain Imaging Center and a 3T MRI scanner dedicated for research. Beyond having access to the scanner, the postdoctoral fellow will also have access to with EEG/ERP, fNIRS, tDCS, virtual reality, mobile psychophysiology, eye-tracking (many of which can be measured both in and out of the MRI scanner), as well as several other cutting-edge techniques.
To apply, please fill out the application form at here or https://tinyurl.com/slqmovm. You will need your CV and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed on a rolling basis. Please also feel free to contact Maital Neta (email@example.com) for more information.
Postdoc/Senior Researcher Position Social Neuroscience
Social Neuroscience Lab
Max Planck Society
We invite applications for a full-time Postdoc / Senior Researcher position (m / f / d) in the context of the "CovSocial" project (www.covsocial.de) funded by the Max Planck Society and the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Mazda Adli (Charité Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Tania Singer (Max Planck Research Group Social Neurosciences) and a consortium of five other professors from Charité (Prof. Dr. Sonja Entringer & Prof. Dr. Christine Heim), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Prof. Dr. Emanuel Voelkle), Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Dr. Felix Blankenburg) and Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Binder). The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension.
The aim of the project is to investigate factors related to mental health, social stress and social cohesion as well as pro- and antisocial and addictive behaviors during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic in a large cohort of Berliner citizen. The project is divided into two successive phases. These include 1) the retrospective assessment of all relevant variables in the first pandemic period from March to June and 2) a prospective app-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) study in a vulnerable subsample including the assessment of objective stress and (epi) genetic markers as well as behavioral variables. The second phase also includes a mental training intervention study with the goal to reduce stress, increase resilience and foster social cohesion.
- Implementation and execution of the two phases of the study including an app-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) study to record mental health and socio-emotional experiences (including social cohesion) during the Covid-19 pandemic with web and app-based methodology.
- Evaluation of questionnaire and daily state-related longitudinal time series data (e.g. EMA).
- Analysis of stress-related biomarkers and (epi) genetic markers.
- Analyses of behavioral data (prosocial behavior, social cognition, stress etc.)
- Implementation of an app-based mental training intervention.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration with experts in the field of psychobiology (e.g. stress physiology) and other specialist areas.
- Publication of the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Successfully completed dissertation in the field of psychology, social neuroscience or another relevant subject.
- Evidence of high scholarly promise in the form of publications and other academic achievements.
- Experience in the development and implementation of psychological experiments and in the use of modern technologies for the collection of psychological data in everyday life (e.g. EMA, palm pilots, mobile phones, internet, event sampling).
- In-depth knowledge of modern statistical analysis methods (e.g. time series analysis, structural equation models, etc.) and the use of software packages (e.g. SPSS, R, MATLAB, etc.).
- Very good knowledge of German and English, both spoken and written.
- Interest in mental training and mindfulness-based intervention studies and translational field research.
- Commitment, organizational skills, ability to work independently, ability to work in a team, flexibility, careful and organized way of working.
The employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD, EG 13). All institutions involved (Charité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Free University Berlin and the Max Planck Society) are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, all institutions seek to increase the number of women in research and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.
Please send us your complete application documents including a letter of motivation, CV in English and German, as well as three references by email to Dr. Juliane Domke, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Each position is based on the gross salary levels of the public sector (TVöD, E13) and for a duration of two years with possible extension. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Berlin, Germany.
Postdoc openings at USC for research on aging
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is soliciting applications for Postdoctoral positions in the Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology Program. Postdoctoral students should have a research focus on factors influencing human physical and mental health and aging. The aim of this program is to support emerging scientists who will do state of the art work in their own area but also have knowledge of how multiple disciplines approach the study of aging. This program is supported by a grant from the Behavioral and Social Science Division of the National Institute on Aging to the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Center at USC. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. This program supports five postdoctoral trainees. Trainees must have been awarded a PhD degree by the time they begin. Trainees can be from a variety of fields: Gerontology, Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Health, Medicine, Public Policy, Psychology, Biology, Social Work and Neuroscience. Trainees are mentored in research by two members of the training faculty. The usual length of traineeship is 2 years. These awards consist of stipends, tuition (if needed), health insurance, and a travel allowance.
Address questions to Eileen M. Crimmins, AARP Professor of Gerontology, email@example.com Mara Mather, Professor of Gerontology, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda Hall, email@example.com.
Applicants should provide a letter of application, a statement of research, a C.V., and letters of reference. We expect potential trainees to have made contact with the training director or a mentor on the grant who will support the application. See the list of mentors here:
More information on the application procedures and the program can be found on our website:
Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Appointments Available May 2021
Applications due by: November 30, 2020
Postdoctoral Position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of ASD
MIND Institute/Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Davis
The Solomon lab invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the cognitive neuroscience of autism. The postdoctoral researcher will play an integral role in overseeing the collection and analysis of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging data for Dr. Marjorie Solomon's NIH-funded ACE Center project that is a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy versus medication versus pill placebo and an NIH-funded study investigating internalizing disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. During data collection, the fellow also may analyze and publish data from the Lab's other grants that investigate cognitive control, memory, and emotion processing in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. The position also includes opportunities for the postdoctoral researcher to participate in clinically-oriented activities in the Solomon Lab and at the MIND Institute.
The Solomon Lab (https://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/cognitive-development/index.html) is located at the UC Davis MIND Institute (http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/ ), a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Solomon is the Associate Director of the UC Davis Imaging Research Center (http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/irc/ ), which houses a Siemens Trio 3-Tesla scanner. The job will include participation in the MIND Institute's ACE Center meetings to learn about team science.
Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field prior to start date and a strong interest in studying autism spectrum disorder. Experience in behavioral and neuroimaging experimental design and data analysis and strong writing skills are required; strong computational skills and/or expertise in neuroimaging methods preferred.
If interested, contact Marie Krug, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a CV and a statement of research interests.
Postdoc Position in Educational Neuroscience at Georgetown
Department of Psychology
The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green, invites applications for a postdoctoral position focused on NSF- and foundation-funded projects applying cognitive neuroscience methods to questions with relevance to education, the development of creative thinking in STEM, and the neural basis of concepts and beliefs. The work to be done includes implementing a spatially-based reasoning intervention in high school STEM classrooms, and the use of MRI methods to develop predictive neural markers of classroom education-based learning. More broadly, this work seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory. There will be ample opportunity, dependent on the postdoc's level of interest, to engage with a range of ongoing projects in the lab related to learning, reasoning, creativity, and belief, including neuroimaging and neuromodulation-based approaches.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or anticipate a Ph.D. by summer of 2021. The preferred start range for the position is late summer or early fall of 2021. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a strong record of research productivity and with experience or substantial interest in neuroimaging data analysis, education, creativity, and/or the neural bases of concepts and beliefs.
Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Grace Porter (email@example.com), and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation upon request. Informal inquiries can be sent to the principal investigator, Adam Green (aeg58@Georgetown.edu). For more information on the lab, visit our website (http://cng.georgetown.edu).
Postdoc:Network neuroscience, neurology, & brain stimulation
A new postdoctoral position is available in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing laboratory (CogNeW) directed by John Medaglia:
Areas of emphasis for this position will be to use neuroimaging (fMRI, DWI, EEG) approaches to identify personalized predictors of language and executive function in (1) healthy and neurological samples and (2) after noninvasive brain stimulation (primarily TMS, tDCS). The candidate would be supported with available NIH and donor funding depending on their qualifications and core interests.
Individuals with primary training in network (neuro)science, neuroimaging, and predictive modeling are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional experience with clinical samples, cognitive neurology and neuroscience, and computerized testing is preferred.
Depending on mutual interests, the candidate could work with available and accruing data in healthy samples, stroke, and primary progressive aphasia. In addition, a new area of special focus within the laboratory predictive modeling and adaptive neuromodulation to improve cognitive function.
CogNeW lab is highly interdisciplinary, and we maintain active funded collaborations with researchers at Penn and Georgetown University. PI Medaglia is a core faculty member in the Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation Center (brainSTIM) at the Perelman School of Medicine, in which the candidate can cross-affiliate. The candidate will participate in ongoing joint research meetings and have access to relevant seminar series at collaborating institutions.
Direct inquiries are welcome.
Thank you and stay safe!
John D. Medaglia, Ph.D.
Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Psychology & Neurology
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology
Co-Primary Investigator, LCNS
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania