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Mark your Calendar!
CNS Annual Meeting from March 13-16, 2021 in San Francisco

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The call for nominations for the George A. Miller Award and the Fred  Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award are now open.

To submit your nomination, send an email to ktretheway@cogneurosociety.org
with the following information by September 24, 2020

1. The Nominee's name, affiliation and contact information.
2. A brief statement as to why you believe this person is deserving of  this award.
3. The award you are nominating for in the subject line of the email.

For more information on each award go to  
https://www.cogneurosociety.org/awards-2/
  
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The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to announce our new editor-in-chief, Brad Postle, starting January 2021.  Brad hails from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Brad has been an integral part of the Cognitive Neuroscience community for several years serving on the organization committee for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meetings and an action editor for JoCN for 10 years. Brad will continue to build on the foundations of the field of Cognitive Neuroscience as well as bring new ideas and direction to the Journal.  We welcome Brad's vision and guidance and look forward to another successful tenure.
 
We would also like to profoundly thank Mark D'Esposito for his leadership as editor-in-chief at JoCN for 18 years.  Mark helped build JoCN into one of the premier journals in the brain sciences.  His resolute desire to build the field of cognitive neuroscience into a dominant force in the life sciences is second to none.   We wish Mark well in his new ventures and we all take confidence in knowing that he will be reachable if we need his opinion as we move forward. 
 
Please join us in celebrating both of these outstanding scientists.
 
Most cordially,
 
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Emeritus editor-in-chief
 
Charlotte Smylie
Managing editor

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Positions Available:
Faculty Positions

Faculty Position
 
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience & Behavior
 
Neuroscience
 
Neuroscience & Behavior
 
University of Nebraska - Omaha
 
The Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Neuroscience & Behavior program. We welcome applications from any area of neuroscience but are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to our graduate program and build collaborations with existing faculty. Successful candidates will have a PhD in neuroscience or psychology with postdoctoral training and an excellent publication record for their career stage. Candidates should also have a sustained record of research and demonstrated ability, or evidence of the potential, to generate extramural funding commensurate with their career stage. As a faculty member, the successful applicant will teach two classes per semester and receive a half-time research assignment. Applicants should have the ability and interest to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their field of expertise and to mentor students in our Neuroscience & Behavior Master's and PhD program. The preferred start date is August 16, 2021.
 
The Neuroscience and Behavior program consists of graduate faculty from multiple departments (Psychology, Biology, Gerontology, Biomechanics, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center). For more information about UNO's Graduate program in Neuroscience & Behavior, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/psychology/academics/graduate-programs/neuroscience/index.php. UNO also has a strong undergraduate Neuroscience Program https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/neuroscience/academics/index.php
 
UNO, the Department of Psychology, and the Neuroscience and Behavior Program have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with many first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in a myriad of ways. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in the Chronicle of Higher Education. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
 
Please visit the UNO careers website at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com to apply. Create your account, and search for the Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience & Behavior posting. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Statements of teaching experience and goals, experience and dedication toward diversity and inclusion, research interests and goals, teaching evaluations, and optional supplemental information such as copies of publications (up to 3) should be attached as a single file in the portfolio area of the application. Include names and contact information of three references. Your references will be requested by the system to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Dr. Rosemary Strasser at rstrasser@unomaha.edu.
 
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
 
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Faculty Position
 
Assistant or Associate Professor
 
Clinical Depression
 
Psychology
 
UCLA
 
The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor with a specialty in clinical depression. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research with human participants to advance the understanding of affective, cognitive, environmental, social, cultural, or biobehavioral processes contributing to the etiology, maintenance, prevention, and/or treatment of depression.
 
Research programs may include experimental psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, affective neuroscience focused on depressive disorders, depression in underserved and underrepresented groups, mechanisms through which social determinants affect risk for depression, and innovative approaches to prevent and treat depression, among others. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and across UCLA.
 
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field no later than one year after hire and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research. In addition to an outstanding record of research and potential for extramural research support, the successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department and University. Applicants with a demonstrated history of and commitment to teaching or mentoring students from underrepresented groups in the sciences are encouraged to apply.
 
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the recruitment closing date; candidates are urged to apply before October 1, 2020. Applications should include a cover letter, a C.V., at least 3 letters of recommendation, separate statements of research goals, approach to teaching, contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (no more than 3 pages each), and 3 relevant publications.
 
We encourage applications from women and minority individuals. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns.
 
Contact Website
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05787
 
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Faculty Position
 
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
 
Quantitative Psychology
 
Department of Psychology
 
UCLA
 
The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in quantitative psychology. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research in quantitative methods, broadly defined. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, advanced latent variable modeling (e.g., structural equation models, latent variable clustering methods, longitudinal transition models), modern research design (e.g., quasi-experimental design, adaptive randomized trials, propensity score methods, causal inference), predictive modeling (e.g., machine learning, data mining, analytic methods for big data), generalized linear models, and statistical modeling of psychological or neurobiological data. Candidates should add to the Department's existing strengths in quantitative methods, and preference will be given to individuals whose methodological specialization has broad application and connection to ongoing research throughout the Department.
 
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology or psychology, a related data science discipline (e.g., biostatistics), or a related social science or behavioral science field (e.g., education) no later than one year after hire and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research. In addition to an outstanding record of research and potential for extramural research support, the successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department and University, and the candidate should have a demonstrated interest in collaboration with substantive researchers in psychology and the social/behavioral sciences. Applicants with a demonstrated history of teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
 
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the recruitment closing date; candidates are urged to apply before October 9, 2020. Applications should include a cover letter, a C.V., at least 3 letters of recommendation, separate statements of research goals, approach to teaching, contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (no more than 3 pages each), and 3 relevant publications.
 
We encourage applications from women and minority individuals. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns.
 
Contact Website
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05806

 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position
 
Postdoctoral position in language production and aging
 
Psychology
 
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 mtd143@psu.edu. 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 mtd143@psu.edu. 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.
 
To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.
 
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
 
Contact Website
https://sites.psu.edu/mdiazlab/
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Postdoc in Affective Neuroscience
 
Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
 
Psychology
 
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 (mneta2@unl.edu) for more information.
 
Contact Website
https://tinyurl.com/slqmovm
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
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.
 
Your Tasks
- 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.
 
Your Qualifications
- 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.
 
Your application:
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, office@social.mpg.de. 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.
 
Contact Website
www.social.mpg.de
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
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, crimmin@usc.edu Mara Mather, Professor of Gerontology, mather@usc.edu, or Linda Hall, lindah@usc.edu.
 
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:
https://gero.usc.edu/mrtraining-in-gero/preceptors/
 
More information on the application procedures and the program can be found on our website:
http://gero.usc.edu/mrtraining-in-gero/apply/#postdoctoral-traineeship
 
https://gero.usc.edu/mrtraining-in-gero/now-accepting-applications-for-postdocs/
 
Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
 
Appointments Available May 2021
Applications due by: November 30, 2020
 
Contact Website
http://bit.ly/postdocs-2020-21
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Postdoctoral Position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of ASD
 
Internalizing Disorders
 
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 (mkkrug@ucdavis.edu). Please include a CV and a statement of research interests.
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Postdoc Position in Educational Neuroscience at Georgetown
 
Neuroimaging/Education/Conceptual Representation/Creativity
 
Department of Psychology
 
Georgetown University
 
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 (gp548@georgetown.edu), 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).
 
Contact Website
http://cng.georgetown.edu   

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc:Network neuroscience, neurology, & brain stimulation

Area

Psychology

Drexel University

A new postdoctoral position is available in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing laboratory (CogNeW) directed by John Medaglia:
https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/494980/postdoctoral-fellow-psychology

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!

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John D. Medaglia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Psychology & Neurology
Drexel University
www.cognew.com
cognewlab@gmail.com

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology
Co-Primary Investigator, LCNS
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Contact Website
https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/494980/postdoctoral-fel

Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Position
 
Cognitive graduate candidates
 
Cognitive Area
 
Psychology
 
Pennsylvania State University
 
Faculty in the Cognitive Area of the Psychology Department at Penn State University are looking for highly motivated candidates for admission to the PhD program. Professors Roger Beaty, Michele Diaz, Elisabeth Karuza, Janet van Hell, and Daniel Weiss are now accepting graduate student applications for admission in Fall 2021. We employ a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging (EEG & fMRI) techniques to explore the psychology and neuroscience of creativity, including metaphor production and contributions of semantic memory to verbal creativity (Beaty); the neurobiology of language production and aging (Diaz); the cognitive neuroscience of learning (Karuza); bilingualism and language development (Van Hell); and the statistical learning mechanisms underlying language acquisition (Weiss). We are members of the Center for Language Science: a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and collaborative language community of language researchers with expertise in bilingualism, speech language pathology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. Penn State offers state of the art, proximally located, equipment and facilities, including a Siemens Prisma Fit 3.0T MRI system, EEG recording suites, fNIRS, tDCS, and eye-tracking equipment. The Penn State psychology department has an outstanding track record of research, with a strong commitment to graduate student mentoring and development. Students can also pursue Dual-Title Doctoral Degrees in Psychology and Language Science or Psychology and Social Behavioral Neuroscience, as well as a Specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Interested students are encouraged to contact us to discuss their research ideas and training goals.
 
Roger Beaty: rbeaty@psu.edu https://sites.google.com/view/beaty-cncl/
Michele Diaz: mtd143@psu.edu https://sites.psu.edu/mdiazlab/
Elisabeth Karuza: ekaruza@psu.edu https://karuzalab.la.psu.edu/
Janet van Hell: jgv3@psu.edu http://bild.la.psu.edu/
Daniel Weiss: djw21@psu.edu http://weisslab.weebly.com/
 
Applications are due December 1, 2020. For more information about how to apply, please visit our website:
http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/prospective-students
Review of applications will begin immediately after the December 1st deadline. For more information about the cognitive area:
http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/program-areas/cognitive
 
Contact Website
http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/program-areas/cognitive
 
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Graduate Student Position
 
Neurofeedback training of visual attention
 
Neuroimaging and neuropsychology
 
Department of Neuroscience
 
University of Geneva / Campus Biotech
 
PhD project in Neurofeedback Training of Visual Attention:
We seek outstanding and highly motivated applicants with interest in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and brain imaging to work on a multidisciplinary project involving neurofeedback training of visual attention. The goal of the project is to apply novel approaches with EEG and fMRI to regulate attentional networks and modify attentional performance in both healthy volunteers and patients with brain disorders (e.g. spatial neglect). The project will extend our previous neurofeedback studies and benefit from ongoing collaborations with other researchers in our center with expertise in signal processing, clinical neurology, and neuropsychology. A background in neuroimaging (especially EEG) and good methodological skills in statistical analysis and programming are highly desirable.
 
The position is offered in the Cognitive Systems section of the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/neuf/en/), located at the Campus Biotech (https://www.campusbiotech.ch), in the center of the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
 
The candidate will be part of the Laboratory for Behavioral Neurology & Imaging of Cognition, led by Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (see https://www.unige.ch/medecine/neuf/en/research/grecherche/patrik-vuilleumier/ and https://www.campusbiotech.ch/en/node/328) but he/she will also have strong links with other research groups on Campus Biotech and at EPFL (Lausanne) as well as clinicians at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG).
 
The PhD project is funded for 3-4 years and the student will take part to the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School run by UNIGE, UNIL, and EPFL (https://www.unil.ch/ln/en/home/menuinst/ln-doctoral-school.html).
 
The position is available immediately, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
 
Please send a complete CV with one letter of motivation and two letters of recommendation.
 
Contact Website
https://www.campusbiotech.ch/en/node/328
 
Other Positions

Research Assistant Position

RA Position in Educational Neuroscience at Georgetown

Cognitive Neuroscience and Education

Psychology

Georgetown University

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green, anticipates hiring a research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include interfacing with students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

The preferred start range for this position is early fall of 2021. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experiences and career goals, a current resume/CV, a college transcript, and names and contact information of two people who can readily comment on the applicant's skills relevant to this position to cnglab@georgetown.edu. Please send any questions to Grace Porter, at gp548@georgetown.edu. To learn more about the lab, visit our website: cng.georgetown.edu

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-
4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources.


Contact Website
http://cng.georgetown.edu

Other Positions

Open Source Resources for Teaching Undergraduates ERPs
 
Mount Holyoke College
 
The PURSUE project (Preparing Undergraduate for Research in STEM Related fields Using Electrophysiology) is pleased to announce the official launch of our free online teaching materials designed to support teaching electrophysiological methodologies (EEG/ERPs) to undergraduates.
 
Among the resources available directly on our website PURSUEerp.com or by request are:
*Sample Syllabi
*Introductory Methods Slides
*2-3 Day Introduction to EEG/ERPs (powerpoints plus supplemental activities)
*Curated Readings
*Data Processing Labs -Labs include: Filtering, Bad Channels and Epoching, Artifact Rejection, Average and Grand Averages, Waveform Quantification, and Statistical Analysis.
*Sample ERP Data -Raw EEG files and average files are provided for 20 participants for each of three components (P300, N400, an N2pc). Additionally, data from 5 individual difference measures are provided for each of the components for testing different hypotheses.
These materials are designed for undergraduates but can be used in courses and labs for students and researchers at any level. Most PURSUE class module materials are licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) and can therefore be modified for you own use in courses and trainings.
 
For more information and to request materials visit our website at http://PURSUEerp.com.
 
Preparation of these materials was made possible by Supported by grants from NSF DUE 1625521 & 1914858, DUE 1625610 & 1914834, DUE 1626554 & 1914855, the Association for Psychological Science Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychology Science, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award for Understanding Human Cognition
 
Contact Website
pursueerp.com

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