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News on the CNS Blog: Controlling the Urge to Relieve Pain
 
The internal battle between the need to act and the need to suppress an action is something I have been through multiple times this summer: trying to suppress the urge to scratch itchy mosquito bites. Such a state is common in everyday life and also important to several clinical disorders but has yet to be studied under real-world conditions. In a new study, researchers sought to simulate real-world pain suppression to better understand urge suppression - finding a critical role of the motor system and a possible effect in mitigating discomfort.
 
In a  study published in the  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  by Kelsey Sundby, Johanna Wagner, and Adam Aron from the University of California, San Diego, participants had to resist the impulse to press a button to gain relief from pain in the other arm. Read a Q&A with Kelsey Sundby.  
 
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Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

PhD Positions at the University of Miami

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Miami

The newly formed Conscious Audition and Scene Analysis (or CASA) Lab at the University of Miami invites applications for at least two PhD positions. The CASA Lab uses multimodal neuroimaging to examine the neural basis of auditory perception and cognition. We focus particularly on how conscious auditory representations emerge from patterns of brain activity, how this affected by the presence of noise, and how such representations/patterns change across the lifespan. Our long-term goal is use the knowledge gleaned from such studies to inform the design of smarter hearing aids and diagnostic tools for patients with audiological and neurological disorders.

The lab is housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami and has access to multiple neuroimaging methods including high-density EEG, research-dedicated MRI, joint EEG-fMRI, and intracranial EEG. Collaborations that afford access to MEG as well as various clinical and aging populations are also in place.

Successful applicants will be admitted to the PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami (https://bit.ly/2VggEN3) and join the budding cognitive neuroscience and neural engineering community in South Florida, which also includes Florida International and Florida Atlantic Universities. In their spare time, students can enjoy a tropical climate, diverse food and music scenes, and the distinct Latin American and Caribbean cultures that characterize Miami.

Applicants should (soon) have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline as well as an interest in neuroscience and/or neural engineering. Quantitative skills including programming (e.g. Python, R), signal processing, electromagnetism, and linear algebra will be considered strong assets. However, students without such skills may be afforded the opportunity to acquire them via conditional admission to the PhD Program and completion of additional coursework (see here: https://bit.ly/2XgTQOJ).

Inquiries can be directed to adykstra@miami.edu and should include a CV, brief statement of interest, and unofficial transcripts.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Andrew (Andy) Dykstra

Contact Email: adykstra@miami.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities # 2019.029.M

Neuroscience Research Team

The Mind Research Network

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities

Job ID 2019-1065

Category Scientific Research 
  Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

The Mind Research Network (MRN) is a non-profit neuroscience research organization dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the preventions, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, brain injuries and other brain disorders.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

We are currently seeking Faculty members at the Assistant, Associate or Full-Professor level to join MRN and be a part of our collaborative neuroscience research team. MRN provides state of the art research space along with opportunities for funding and administrative support.

Qualifications 

The faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. and an outstanding record of publications and research accomplishments relevant to the candidate's focus area(s) of neuroscience research. Chosen candidates are expected to establish well-supported, rigorous and competitive research programs to support MRN's overall research program. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate a history of success in obtaining support for sponsored/funded research.

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a cover letter, a short summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, and letters of support from 3-4 academic referees. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF file through the Institute's website, www.mrn.org/careers.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the starting date is negotiable for Faculty opportunities. The Mind Research Network offers competitive salaries, generous retirement contributions, and a comprehensive benefits package, and relocation will be provided to candidates moving to the Albuquerque area.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

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Faculty Position

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities - Bridging Pre-clinical and Clinical Gaps

Neuroscience Research Team

Research

The Mind Research Network

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities - Bridging Pre-clinical and Clinical Gaps

Job ID 2019-1118

Category Scientific Research
  Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Lovelace Family of Research Companies consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists and researchers located at universities, national laboratories and research centers that are committed to fundamental research in support of the Institute's overall mission of improving human health.

We are currently seeking Faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Institute and be a part of a new program emphasizing collaborative neuroscience research across all Lovelace Institutes. 

Working collaboratively with researchers from both the Mind Research Network (MRN)-the Institute's neuroscience research organization dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, brain injuries and other brain disorders-and Lovelace Biomedical-the Institute's contract research organization in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-our Faculty members work to bring together the extensive facilities of both MRN and Lovelace Biomedical to conduct cutting edge preclinical research and translational research.

Specifically for these Faculty positions, a focus will be placed on truly translational research that involves bench, preclinical and clinical studies, and is ideal for scientists with an interest in researching novel neuroscience approaches across these spectrums. 

Qualifications

The Faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. and an outstanding record of publications and research accomplishments relevant to either the areas of 1) traumatic brain injury/polytrauma or 2) addiction research.

Chosen candidates are expected to develop and establish well-supported, rigorous and competitive research programs to support our growing interest in providing bench-to-bedside translational research in these two areas.

Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate a history of success in obtaining support for sponsored/funded research.

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a cover letter, a short summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, and letters of support from 3-4 academic referees. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF file through the Institute's website, www.mrn.org/careers or www.lrri.org/careers.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

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Faculty Position
   
Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Lawrence University of Wisconsin    
 
Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience to begin September 1, 2020. Appointment at the associate level may be considered commensurate with the candidate's experience. This person will join faculty in the psychology department and interdisciplinary Neuroscience (major/minor) and Cognitive Science (minor) programs.
We are seeking an individual who is a dedicated teacher passionate about working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting, an active and engaging scholar, and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will develop and teach new introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in cognitive neuroscience, playing an instrumental role in developing curricula for our joint Cognitive and Neuroscience program. Primary duties include: teaching, assessment of student work, advising and mentoring students, collaborating with faculty on curriculum development, and related program/departmental and institutional duties. The teaching load is two courses per term for three ten-week terms a year, including participation in Lawrence's flagship Freshman Studies program approximately every third year. The Freshman Studies curriculum presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students' fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
 
Candidates should have the ability and desire to lead undergraduate research projects and otherwise connect scholarship with teaching. Laboratory space and start-up funds are available for establishing a research program. Candidates' research should be dedicated to understanding the neural mechanisms related to human cognition and include the collection and analysis of data on human participants. In their research statement, candidates are encouraged to discuss how their scholarship may be particularly suited to a liberal arts setting.
 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related field at the time of application and should submit the following at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com by September 1st, 2019: (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements on teaching, research, and diversity (as a single PDF document), (4) graduate transcripts, and (5) three letters of recommendation (two of which attest specifically to teaching). In their teaching statement, candidates are encouraged to address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners.
 
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body.
 
Candidates are encouraged to read about Lawrence and its surrounding community at Colleges That Change Lives, https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com, and www.lawrence.edu.
 
For further information, please contact one of the Search Committee co-chairs: Terry Gottfried (terry.l.gottfried@lawrence.edu), chair of Psychology, or Judith Humphries (judith.humphries@lawrence.edu), chair of Neuroscience.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for an NIH funded post-doctoral research position (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny).

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes cognition and brain development in humans. We compare cognition in adults and children with different development experiences using techniques such as fMRI, TMS and behavioral measures. A key research direction involves working with individuals who are congenitally and late blind. We investigate visual cortex function in blindness as a window into mechanisms of brain development and plasticity in humans. We also study how sensory and linguistic experience contributes to concepts. For more information about our research go to http://bednylab.com/
The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to develop her/his own research program within the mission of the laboratory. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the intellectually rich cognitive science and neuroscience community of Johns Hopkins University.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is required. Qualified applicants will have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, development and neuroplasticity. Expertise in fMRI is preferred but candidates with proficiency in other relevant domains/techniques will also be considered (e.g. developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, TMS/EEG/DTI). Excellent computational skills are strongly preferred. 
How to Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV and contact information for three references by emailing the lab director at marina.bedny@jhu.edu. The letter of interest should be no more than a single page long and should include a statement of what research the applicant wishes to pursue during their post-doctoral training. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible and available candidates could begin work immediately.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://bednylab.com

Contact Name: Marina Bedny

Contact Email: marina.bedny@jhu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral fellow in aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience

Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study behavioral and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer's disease in the Memory and Aging Program (MAP) in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. 

The successful candidate will join a cognitive and translational neuroscience lab (PI: Dr. Hwamee Oh) in the MAP to study behavioral and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer's disease and work closely with a team of experts in aging and Alzheimer's disease on integrating fMRI, MRI, PET, cognitive, genetic, and biofluid measures. 

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with human neuroimaging, a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and experimental design, and familiarity with programming in relevant languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB) are desirable. 

The expected start date is late Summer 2019, although negotiable. A full description of the fellowship position can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IjslyE. 

Prior to official application submission (for details: https://bit.ly/2X1Kcyb), interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email a brief description of research background and career goals, and CV with a list of references to Dr. Hwamee Oh at hwamee_oh@brown.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Hwamee Oh

Contact Email: hwamee_oh@brown.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow -Claus Lab

Claus Lab

Research

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow - Claus Lab

Job ID 2019-1114   
Category Scientific Research Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at The Mind Research Network in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Claus. The candidate will work on a project that is examining neural mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol use disorders using longitudinal neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI, MEG).  

Primary responsibilities of this position include implementation of longitudinal analyses, machine learning for outcome prediction, and integration of multimodal neuroimaging data. Candidates will be expected to contribute to ongoing data analyses and will have opportunities to lead manuscripts and grant applications. Because of the collaborative nature of this project, the candidate will also have opportunities to work with other investigators at MRN and the University of New Mexico (including Drs. Katie Witkiewitz, Jon Houck, and Barbara McCrady). 

Qualifications 

Requires a PhD in a related discipline (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, computer science) and experience conducting neuroimaging analyses.  

The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications 

Experience using R/python and major neuroimaging packages (FSL, SPM, AFNI) is preferred. Prior experience with longitudinal modeling is preferred, but not required.

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.mrn.org/careers

Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow in Big Neuroscience Data of Forensic populations # 2018.156.M

Kiehl Lab

Research

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow in Big Neuroscience Data of Forensic Populations - Kiehl Lab

Job ID 2019-1063

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in data sciences in Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory are currently available at The Mind Research Network. The position is located in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

Duties include working with a diverse research team on several grant funded studies examining the cognitive and neural systems underlying psychopathy, substance abuse, and related illnesses. We are also actively contributing to the emerging field of neuroprediction of future behavior. Candidates with a broad range of skills, including programming in Matlab, Python, and R are encouraged to apply. Machine learning/deep learning training is also useful but additional training will be available.  

The position includes access to the world's largest forensic neuroscience data set - over 4000 offenders from a wide variety of security levels ranging from minimum security all the way to super-max. The postdoctoral fellow will have ample opportunities to write manuscripts from this data set and incorporate new ideas.  

Applicants with publications in graduate school will be most competitive.

Qualifications 

Requires a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained. Those with experience and interest in genetics, and/or substance abuse are strongly encouraged to apply.

Must have Matlab and programming experience. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow in Forensic Clinical/Cognitive Neuroscience

Kiehl Lab

Research

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow in Forensic Clinical/Cognitive Neuroscience - Kiehl Lab

Job ID 2019-1064

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  


Overview 

A forensic clinical/cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral research position is currently available in Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory at The Mind Research Network and the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. The position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Qualifications

Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required. Those with experience and interest in neuroprediction, particularly the use of brain and behavioral measures to predict outcomes (e.g., relapse to substance abuse and/or criminal behavior) are strongly encouraged to apply.

This opportunity includes access the world's largest multimodal forensic database including structural and functional MRI, genetics, and clinical assessment data on over 3500 offenders.

All candidates should possess a strong interest (and preferably experience) working with incarcerated populations, a strong background in research, and experience coordinating research projects. Duties include working with a research team on several grant funded studies examining the cognitive and neural systems underlying psychopathy, substance abuse, and related illnesses. Experience with clinical assessment training is preferred. Expertise in research design and statistical analysis of longitudinal outcomes data is highly desirable.

Expectations involve analysis of existing data and preparation of manuscripts for dissemination of research (topics flexible), development of new research protocols, and submitting applications for independent grant funding (NRSA fellowships or similar). Qualified hires will also receive training in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data collection and analyses. Other duties include but are not limited to performing clinical assessments in incarcerated populations, literature analyses, setting and implementing timelines for projects, recruiting healthy subjects/patients, and organizing data. Position will include access to the MRN Mobile Imaging System that is deployed to local and out-of-state prisons.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow in Image Processing 2019-1962

Kiehl Lab

Research

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow in Image Processing - Kiehl Lab

Job ID 2019-1062

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview

An image processing and algorithm development postdoctoral position is currently available in Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory at The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing advanced and novel computational tools for the analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and will assist in the design and implementation of computer data systems including establishing coding formats for future research data collection. Will also evaluate the quality and validity of collected MRI data using statistical analysis tools, and will recommend additional tests and/or modifications to validate data. 

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development or selection of proper statistic tests, algorithms and methods, training research staff/students in using software packages for the analysis of MRI data such as SPM, AFNI and FSL, and developing new ideas that promote current research.

This opportunity includes access to the world's largest multimodal forensic database including structural and functional MRI, genetics, and clinical assessment data on over 3500 criminal offenders. The postdoctoral fellow will work on several federally-funded projects with a large and dynamic research team.

Qualifications 

Requires a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science or related field with 2 years of experience in the field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Requires knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, R, C, C++), algorithm development, multivariate association statistics, and scientific manuscript writing skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuroimaging techniques and analyses. Candidates with experience and/or interest in neuroprediction, particularly the use of brain and behavioral measures to predict outcomes (e.g., relapse to substance abuse and/or criminal behavior) are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with experience conducting independent research projects and publishing manuscripts.

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Website: https://www.mrn.org/careers

Registered Email: slehocky@lrri.org

Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow -Mayer Lab

Mayer Lab

Research

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow- Mayer Lab

Job ID 2019-1123

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

A post-doctoral research position is currently available in Dr. Andrew Mayer's laboratory at The Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico location in the area of cognitive neuroscience. The candidate will work on several projects that use multimodal neuroimaging to study traumatic brain injury and psychosis spectrum disorders.

The primary responsibilities of this postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) will be to perform independent research in the area of image processing and algorithm development with application to brain imaging and genetics data. The position will also involve interacting with patients from various clinical populations and healthy controls. The postdoc will be responsible for the development or selection of proper statistic tests, algorithms and methods, as well as developing new ideas that promote current research. The postdoc will be expected to publish the findings in peer-review journals and over time to compete for extramural funding.

Qualifications

Requires a PhD in a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of research work performing related duties.

Experience with R/Python programming is required and experience with neuroimaging software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, etc.) is preferred. Most of the projects involve analyses of multi-modal data in a multi-disciplinary setting, i.e. studying the relationship between functional and structural MRI images, from populations of healthy individuals and individuals with clinical disorders. Basic skills needed for the projects are programming, multivariate association statistics, and scientific manuscript writing.

Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Relocation may be offered for this position

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For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory
 
Department of Psychology
 
University of Arizona
 
Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a 1-year postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory within the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona (http://vickylai.lab.arizona.edu/). We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is interested in topics related to metaphors in general, metaphor and learning, or metaphor and emotion. Experiences with EEG or fMRI techniques are strongly preferred. Experiences with adolescents and older adults are a plus. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments, present data at national and international conferences, and prepare manuscripts. To apply, please send a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lai (tzuyinlai@email.arizona.edu) and to the job position link (https://uacareers.com/postings/39772). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date of the appointment is flexible. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, and have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
 
The University of Arizona is committed to meeting the needs of its multi-varied communities by recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA-M/W/D/V Employer. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
 
The city of Tucson has been rated "the most affordable large city in the U.S." and is the first US city designated as a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). With easy access to both a vibrant arts and culture scene and outdoor activities ranging from hiking to rock climbing to bird watching, Tucson is a nice place to live.
 
Contact Name: Dr. Vicky Tzuyin Lai
Department of Psychology
Cognitive Science Program
University of Arizona
 
Contact Website: http://psychology.arizona.edu/users/vicky-lai
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory
 
Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
 
University of California, Irvine
 
Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil, PI of the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at the University of California,Irvine, is seeking TWO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS for the coming year. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality and neuroscience brain imaging using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (structural MRI, fMRI, diffusion imaging, resting state) and electroencephalography (EEG).
 
1. One postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the basic neuroscience of navigation, learning, and memory, as well as clinical and translational applications. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab and
institutional resources include a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, an active Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a newly established sleep center. In addition to working on new projects, there are also abundant opportunities to work with existing data across multiple research programs.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION INCLUDE: a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, strong background in MRI data analysis including multivariate methods (multivariate pattern analysis/representational similarity analysis), and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first author publication record and a demonstrable interest in learning and memory. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the lab is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes.
 
2. The other postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the underlying representation of spatial knowledge and individual differences in navigational ability, primarily using virtual reality techniques but also in combination with neuroimaging. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab resources include a large ambulatory virtual reality space with wireless tracking. There are abundant opportunities for collaborative work with other researchers across the university.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION INCLUDE: a Ph.D. in cognitive science or related field, strong background in data analysis methods, and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first-author publication record and a demonstrable interest in navigation, learning, and memory.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the lab is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes.
 
In addition to lab funding, candidates may also qualify for support through T32 institutional training grant mechanisms, postdoc NRSA, and collaborative projects. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is based on NIH pay scales and experience. Start date is in the fall of 2019 but is flexible. Initial appointment is for one year at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.
 
Qualified candidates should submit: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications, 2) Curriculum Vitae detailing your research experience, and 3) names and contact information for three references who can provide letters upon request. Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05438 [2]
 
For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil at chrastil@uci.edu. For information on the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory, go to https://chrastil.geog.ucsb.edu [3]
 
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Neuroscape

Neurology

University of California San Francisco

We are seeking a full time project coordinator for a study examining the intersection between reading skill, rhythmic processing, and executive function. 

For a full description and to apply please visit the following link
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5226#jobDetails=2871694_5226

Our focus is studying and improving human cognition in different subject populations. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (Assistant CRC) will perform duties related to the support and coordination of research: screening, enrollment, and tracking of research participants; preparation of experiment materials and protocols; collection of data using a variety of techniques, including fMRI, EEG, TMS, and behavioral testing; and assisting with the maintenance of our participant database. The Assistant CRC will participate in data analysis under academic supervision and will work alongside a team of staff and volunteers. The employee is expected to attend regular meetings with the supervisor and other team members.

The Assistant CRC may work with research participants who are minors. There may be additional training required per UCSF policy, such as the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Study activities with minors will either take place on-site in the lab at UCSF or off-site, such as at local schools.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5226#jobDetails=2871694_5226   
Contact Name: Jessica Younger

Contact Email: jessica.younger@ucsf.edu
 
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Research Assistant Position

Memory and Aging Program

Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University

We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) who will assist cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging studies of aging and Alzheimer's disease (50%) and Alzheimer's disease prevention registry (50%) in the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of Brown University. 

The responsibilities for neuroimaging studies (50%) will include: Prepare and run behavioral and fMRI experiments, schedule and consent participants for imaging studies, assist with analysis and management of MRI, PET, fMRI behavioral, and neuropsychological data, compile and communicate study results, and maintain accurate and timely documentation/lab protocols. 

The responsibilities for Alzheimer's disease prevention registry studies (50%) will include: Review and screen new registrants in the Butler Hospital Alzheimer's Prevention Registry, schedule and consent participants for Registry sub-studies, including cognitive screening, APOE genotyping, and blood specimen banking, and work with registrants to complete online questionnaires and collect missing data points. The RA will also assist with coordination and recruitment from community based events and screening of potential study participants.

The successful applicant should have BS or BA in Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or closely related field, and demonstrate familiarity with programming languages (e.g., Python, Unix, R), statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS), and database management software (e.g., REDcap). 

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Hwamee Oh at Hwamee_Oh@brown.edu
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: https://bit.ly/2JCsAp5

Contact Name: Hwamee Oh

Contact Email: hwamee_oh@brown.edu

Other Position

Other

Hiring MRI Technologist

Department of Psychology

The Ohio State University

The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI), in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks an MRI Technologist to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. 

The CCBBI is directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash and the center is dedicated to the study of brain mechanisms underlying individuals' cognitive capacity and subjective well-being, as well as dysfunctions of these brain mechanisms in normal aging and mental disorders. It aims to contribute to the development of future brain imaging modalities and to create and disseminate knowledge about brain, mind, and imaging research. 

Successful candidates must have earned a bachelor's degree in radiology, biomedical engineering, or physics, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with a certification as an MRI Technologist; experience working in a clinical or research MRI environment, including knowledge of proper safety screening and scanning procedures. Additionally, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography certification and Ohio Department of Health radiology license is desired. 

If you are interested in being considered for the position, review the full job description and qualifications and apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com, under job listing #451397 and submit a cover letter detailing background and experiences, a CV, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references. 

If you have questions about the position or the center, please contact Dr. Ruchika Prakash at prakash.30@osu.edu

CCBBI Website: https://ccbbi.osu.edu/

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from all individuals. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/96598

Contact Name: Ruchika Prakash

Contact Email: prakash.30@psy.ohio-state.edu


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