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Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Visiting Assistant Professor


Hamilton College

HAMILTON COLLEGE. The Psychology Department invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position (PhD or ABD required), beginning July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the college level. Area of specialization is open. The teaching load will be the equivalent of five courses per year, including some combination of Introductory Psychology, courses in the candidate's specialty area, and supervision of senior research projects.

The Psychology Department, consisting of nine faculty members, has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and research and is housed in a state-of-the-art unified science center. Please visit our website at for additional information about the Psychology Department.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) cover letter (addressed to Dr. Jennifer Borton, Psychology Department Chair), (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, (4) research statement, and (5) statement that describes how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, and/or service would engage and sustain Hamilton's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Submit all materials to Interfolio at
Candidates should arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in scenic upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc in Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

McGill University

A postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience is available in Dr. Xiaoqian Chai's lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, Canada. Our research program focuses on how large-scale brain networks support cognitive functions during healthy and atypical development and how genes and environment/experience influence brain organization. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions.
The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience and have strong quantitative and computational skills. Expertise with fMRI is preferred. A PhD in a related field such as neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, or cognitive sciences is required.

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 years7. The start date is flexible.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, brief research statement, relevant publications, and contact details for two academic references to Lab website:


Postdoctoral Position

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Cognitive neuroscience and Psychiatry


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto

We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a 2-year term at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), affiliated with the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Colin Hawco.

The fellow will apply advanced computational and statistical approaches to available neuroimaging data which includes task based and resting-state functional MRI, structural MRI, diffusion MRI, EEG, and concurrent TMS-EEG, as well as cognitive/behavioural measures. Current primary research topics include multi-modal brain-behaviour relationships and the interface between neuroimaging and neurophysiological (EEG or TMS-EEG) measures. Available neuroimaging data has been preprocessed and passed initial QC and is ready for statistical analysis. The candidate will also have access to numerous publically available large sample data sets such as Human Connectome Project (HCP), ABCD, the ADNI autism dataset, and many others, as well as over 3000 locally available neuroimaging data sets on disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, late-life depression, and Alzheimer's Disease.

The successful candidate will work within a collaborative multi-PI computational neuroimaging research group focused on neuroimaging biomarkers in psychiatric research. Collaboration with trainees is expected. Available resources include a Linux cluster of 22 high-powered workstations and four high-powered computer nodes (e.g. 40 Xeon core processors and 128 GB RAM each) and qsub system, research support staff and system admins, and a well curated pipeline system including current standards such as BIDS naming, standardized preprocessing (e.g. fMRIprep), thorough data QA/QC, and reproducible computing (e.g. containerization).

The ideal candidate will have or be completing a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, and have research experience in cognitive neuroscience, functional MRI, EEG, and/or computational approaches and coding (R, python, Matlab).

CAMH is a world-leading psychiatric research hospital. Our centre supports diversity and respect in the workplace, and provides a high quality and positive learning environment for all trainees. Funds are available for at least two-years at a competitive salary. Start date is dependent on the candidate's availability.

For more information, please email, including a CV and statement of research interests. Inquires welcome.


Postdoctoral Position

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 (, 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 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 us for more information.
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Position in the Aly Lab

Cognitive Neuroscience (Attention / Perception / Memory)


Columbia University

About the position
A full-time research assistant / lab manager position is available in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University, in the lab of Dr. Mariam Aly. The Aly Lab is a cognitive neuroscience lab specializing in the interplay between attention, perception, and memory, using behavioral studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), pharmacological manipulations, and neuropsychological studies in populations with amnesia and Parkinson's disease.

The job entails both administrative and research responsibilities. Administrative duties include updating IRB protocols, recruiting participants, maintaining participant records (e.g., consent forms, screening forms), maintaining the lab website, ordering lab supplies, and day-to-day lab management. Research duties include assisting with ongoing projects, conducting an independent project (scheduling and running participants, analyzing data, writing papers), assisting lab members with data collection, and technical troubleshooting. The independent project and data analysis components will be useful training for individuals who are considering graduate school. Research projects could include fMRI studies, lesion studies, pharmacological manipulations, or experiments with healthy young adults.

This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and the possibility of further renewals on a yearly basis. Start date is ideally between June 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020, but there is some flexibility.

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the United States, and have a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. The degree must be awarded by the start date of this position. Technical qualifications include strong programming skills (particularly in Matlab and/or Python), working knowledge of statistical analyses, and the ability to run basic statistical tests in Matlab, R, Python, etc. Fluency with Microsoft Office or equivalent (i.e., use of a word processor, spreadsheets, slide presentations) is also required. Knowledge of research protocols (IRB protocols, HIPAA, consent forms) is helpful but not essential. Prior research experience (especially in the fields of attention, perception, and/or memory) is an advantage, but not essential.

Is this lab right for me?
Check out the following links to find out if our lab is a place you can work happily and thrive!

You are also welcome to e-mail current or past lab members to ask them about their experience.

Please e-mail the following items (in one PDF) to Dr. Aly (
(1) 1-page cover letter describing your research interests, past research experiences (if applicable), technical skills, and why this job is right for you
(2) your CV
(3) phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references (e.g., past research mentors, professors)
(4) undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Review of applications will start March 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Research Assistant Position

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

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a research assistants beginning summer 2020. We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. The primary ongoing project you will be involved with is an NIMH-funded longitudinal neuroimaging study following youth with ADHD across the transition from childhood into adolescence. You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or manuscript authorship. For necessary qualifications, job responsibilities, and more information, see:

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Research Assistant Position

Neuroimaging Research Assistant Position


University of Iowa

Neuroimaging Research Assistant Position
Hwang Lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics

The University of Iowa

The Hwang lab in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Iowa has an NIH funded research assistant position available. Our lab focuses on brain network mechanisms, cognitive control, and developmental processes with a strong emphasis on the human thalamocortical system and neural oscillations. Our research utilizes multimodal neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI), TMS, and lesion studies in combination with network neuroscience approaches. For more info please see:

This position is ideal for someone ultimately interested in a career in research. Training and mentoring will be provided. The lab is affiliated with the cognitive control research group (, which offers a collaborative research environment with access to research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, EEG, neurosurgery patients, and a large lesion patient registry.

Duties Include:
* Perform MRI, EEG and behavioral experiments on healthy subjects, stroke patients, and children.
* Assist paradigm development using PsychoPy
* Conduct neuroimaging data analyses
* Recruit and schedule research participants
* Assist laboratory management

* Bachelor degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related disciplines
* Prior research experience in neuroimaging
* Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail is absolutely required
* Working experience in Bash Shell and Python

The research assistant position is opened immediately until filled. To apply please contact

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Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Position

12 PhD fellowships in Neuroscience


Padova Neuroscience Center

University of Padova, Italy

The Padova Neuroscience Center is delighted to announce its second call for about 12 fully funded PhD fellowships in Neuroscience at the University of Padova (see flyer: The multidisciplinary PhD program includes research lines and methods from Multimodal Imaging, Molecular-Cellular, Cognitive-Affective-Behavioral, Clinical-Translational and Computational Neuroscience. The time-frame for the application is 4th of May-16th of June 2020 (at 1 pm). The details for the application could be found here: Stay tuned! Please forward this message to collaborators and students.
Padova University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe - established in 1222. The University of Padova invests significantly in research activities and projects. Padova, is a small and beautiful town, shaped around the University. Affordable living costs, great food and social life, and you can bike everywhere!

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