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New on the CNS Blog: Maximizing the Number of Brains Studying the Brain
 
Although the global pandemic has slowed his lab's data collection to a halt, COVID-19 has nothing on cognitive neuroscientist Damien Fair. In the middle of the global health crisis, he moved from Oregon Health & Science University to the University of Minnesota, began the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain in Minnesota, and won a MacArthur "Genius Grant." And though he cannot currently recruit participants for his developmental cognitive neuroscience studies, his data analysis is full steam ahead.
 
He is also already eyeing future areas of research, including the long-term impact of COVID-19. "With our research, we very much believe that some of the atypical trajectories in health start very early. And monster events like COVID induce a lot of stress, as well modifications in habits, environmental exposures, and health," Fair says. "All that is going to be critical in the next few years, to closely evaluate how this event in society is changing brain trajectories, to keep an eye on long-term health." Read our new Q&A with Damien Fair, including how he thinks the field of cognitive neuroscience is doing in addressing equity in science and academia.
 
Also this month: Now Playing: Understanding How Socioeconomic Status Affects the Brain
 
Depression is twice as common at the lowest income levels than at the highest. People who are poor during childhood and become more affluent as adults continue to be at elevated risk.
 
As presented in a symposium at CNS 2020 Virtual this past May, early life socioeconomic status (SES) influences brain development in ways that have lifelong effects on our emotional responses and regulation. Chaired by Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), the symposium features four leaders in the affective neuroscience of SES, whose work spans brain activity in prenatal life, early childhood, later childhood to adulthood, and parent-child processes. Watch all the videos in our new playlist

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Vote for the Best Illusion of the Year!

The 16th Best Illusion of the Year Contest

The Neural Correlate Society

Worldwide voting for the 16th Best Illusion of the Year Contest starts at 8am EST on Monday, December 7th, and will remain open until 10am EST on Thursday, December 10th. The 1st place winner will receive $3,000, the 2nd place winner $2,000, and the 3rd place winner $1,000.

The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is now an annual online event, in which anybody with an internet connection (that means YOU!) can vote to pick the Top 3 Winners from the Top 10 Finalists.  

The Top 10 Finalists, selected from dozens of entries from countries all around the world, will be publicly revealed at voting time.  

The Neural Correlate Society thanks the Museum of Mind, Gold Sponsor of the 2020 Best Illusion of the Year Contest, for its generous support.

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Neural Correlate Society:
Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Luis Martinez, Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse

Contact Website 
http://illusionoftheyear.com

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Assistant Teaching Professor

Teaching statistics (undergraduate and graduate)

Department of Psychology

University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning fall semester 2021 (August 30, 2021). We are seeking scholars with expertise in teaching statistics (undergraduate and graduate), advanced undergraduate research methods, and other substantive courses related to the candidate's expertise and departmental needs. Candidates are expected to be able to teach using R and to contribute to the Department's open science goals, including an emphasis on reproducibility, modern approaches to evaluating evidence, and modern research design. We also seek a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Please apply online via the Employment System at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html referencing job posting ID 337894.

Contact Website 
https://cla.umn.edu/psychology/about/employment
 
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Faculty Position

Science Director 

Healthy Minds Innovations

Healthy Minds Innovations is a mission-driven non-profit organization founded by world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Richard Davidson. Through our work, we promote well-being in the world by creating and sharing tools and services that are based on rigorous scientific research. Alongside our colleagues at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we are dedicated to realizing the vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. We are located in vibrant downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Opportunity:

Healthy Minds Innovations is currently seeking to fill the position of Science Director by an experienced scientist to provide leadership, oversight and ensure scientific integrity of innovative tools and services being developed and disseminated. HMI's signature product, the Healthy Minds Program, is a scientifically-based program designed to cultivate emotional well-being via both in-person training and scalable, mobile-based delivery. The successful candidate for this role will build and lead a team to integrate mobile measures into the Program, design the ways in which these measures are delivered to individual users and oversee the data collection, data display and visualization, analysis and iteration. The Science Director will also lead program evaluation and collaborate with scientists at the Center for Healthy Minds and other academic centers on more formal research studies to evaluate the impact of the Program. This role also has an external presence, working with customer organizations, donors and collaborators. This position is based in our Madison, WI office, but this position is fully remote while the HMI is working remotely under current conditions.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

Provide scientific leadership on the science of well-being that informs products and services provided by HMI, with guidance from Founder Richard Davidson.
Ensure scientific integrity of HMI products and services.
Proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the organization, including how well-being is defined and scientifically measured.
Build and lead a mobile measures team.
Prepare scientific papers and presentations for industry and academic purposes.
Maintain current knowledge in the field of emotional well-being and use of mobile technology and integrate into HMI offerings.
Conduct speaking engagements on the science of well-being.
Embody HMI's core values.
Collaborate with the HMI team, particularly the Healthy Minds Program team.
Form good relationships with Center for Healthy Minds scientific staff.
Collaborate with the philanthropy team on funding partnerships.
Maintain a positive working relationship with external stakeholders.
Lead the development of mobile well-being measures that are imbedded into the Healthy Minds Program

Create a roadmap for integrating mobile measures and be accountable for meeting milestones.
Build a team dedicated to the design, development, validation and usability of mobile measures.
Work collaboratively on behavioral/cognitive and passive device-generated measures of well-being.
Design metrics related to program evaluation, user experience, and others to ensure commercial success.
Work with the Healthy Minds design team to tailor measures to be used in various settings including workplace, healthcare, schools, for both adults and for adolescents.
Generate implementation insights that can be scaled across organizations and research studies (e.g., recruitment and implementation methods).
Lead the on-going development of mobile well-being measures

Create a roadmap and be accountable for meeting milestones for new measures-related initiatives. 
Build and lead the team.
Assist with commercialization plans
Meet with potential customers.
Oversee grant to develop mobile measures specifically for adolescents

Create a roadmap and meet milestones/deliverables.
Develop a strong relationship with the funder.
Ensure reporting requirements are met.
Build and lead the team.
Lead research and evaluation collaborations using the Healthy Minds Program/Mobile Measures with the Center for Healthy Minds, other academic partnerships and customers

Scope research projects with customers and coordinate with CHM to design specific research studies. Manage these research partnerships with customers as they evolve.
Collaborate with the Center for Healthy Minds on major research projects utilizing the Healthy Minds Program.
Design and lead program evaluation components and use principles of design-based implementation research.
Lead and Provide Oversight to Data Management, Analysis & Reporting

Oversee the creation of program operational processes that result in sharable and replicable standards, protocols, procedures, and other appropriate resources.
Oversee HMI data management, data sharing between HMI & CHM, and compliance with terms of use and research IRB.
Direct data analysis in the service of program improvement and decision-making.
Ensure data received by users and organizations is accurate and valid.
Manage analytic tools through which customers receive data and reports.
Customer Relationships, Stakeholders and Communication

Communicate the value of scientific assessment and research features of the program to potential partners and clients.
Assist customers with understanding what they want to measure.
Scope research projects with customers and coordinate with CHM to design specific research studies. Manage these research partnerships with customers as they evolve.
Support business development team in the development of implementation and service related materials to support commercialization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The successful individual in this role:

PhD in Psychology, human computer interaction neuroscience or related discipline.
Demonstrated leadership experience following post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience creating products and services that are evidence-based that have been commercially successful.
Demonstrated track record of publications in behavioral health, digital interventions, mHealth, behavioral assessments of cognitive and affective processes.
Demonstrated experience in leading research study design and execution.
Demonstrated experience in design-based implementation research and evaluation.
Experience with multi-dimensional data organization, visualization, and statistical analysis including conducting data analysis in the service of program evaluation.
Passion for the mission to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering.
Self-motivated; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other scientific and non-scientific colleagues as well as community stakeholders.
Excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills.
High degree of computer proficiency.
Creativity, flexibility, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Demonstrated knowledge of emerging research and development in applied mobile health.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
Qualifications: 

We recognize that talent can come from people with a variety of backgrounds. If you have experience that matches the job responsibilities, that is the most important qualification for this particular role.

In addition, the successful candidate must:

Pass a criminal background check
Be able to work in the US without requiring sponsorship
Live in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. If not local, the willingness and ability to relocate is required.
While not required, we especially encourage applications from people who:

At least 4 years post-degree experience.
At least 4 years of research and evaluation experience.
Experience working in industry.
Experience in leading multi-million-dollar projects from inception to completion. Strongly preferred.
Experience in human-centered design and in interactive design processes based on user experience.
Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
HMI offers a generous benefits package.
Working at HMI:

HMI employees have a passion for what they do our own well-being as well as the opportunity to improve the well-being of others.

We share a mission and workspace with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our community is committed to three core values, which serve as the foundation of our workplace culture.

CONDUCT OUR WORK WITH RIGOR

Our founder Dr. Richard Davidson (Richie) works with the most respected neuroscientists and contemplative scholars in the world. Learn about the latest research from leaders in the field at weekly community meetings and guest talks.

MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD

You'll meet amazing people from all over the world who visit the Center from top Fortune 500 CEOs to Matthieu Ricard to leading scientists. Richie has also hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama ten times here in Madison, and many employees have had the opportunity to meet him.

CULTIVATE A PROSOCIAL WORKPLACE

Our employee-driven Culture Committee meets regularly to bring our values to life and focuses on how we can continue to make this a great place to work.

Our facility is open-concept with a variety of work-spaces to support your work. Collaboration is highly valued in our culture but dedicated space for focused, individual work is supported too. Two kitchens, outdoor eating space, abundant natural light and plants make this a thriving environment to work.

Weekly guided and unguided meditation sessions are open to all employees in our beautiful and spacious meditation room.

Interested?

If you see yourself in this role, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest via our online applicant portal. 

Equity and inclusion are integral to achieving the vision of the Healthy Minds Innovations (HMI). We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion across all spectrums. HMI is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its leadership and staff through organization-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

Contact Website 
https://hminnovations.applicantpro.com/jobs/1553964.html
 
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Faculty Position

Professor of Instruction (Biopsychology/Experimental/Quant)

Biopsychology/Experimental/Quantitative

Psychology

University of Tampa

The Department of Psychology at The University of Tampa is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time appointment as Professor of Instruction to begin August 2021. Instructional faculty are respected members of the department and have the principal responsibility of providing instruction and support to students, and while instructional faculty are expected to maintain currency in their fields, they are not required to have a research agenda and do not earn tenure. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology or be ABD in a Psychology program. The successful candidate will have expertise in Biopsychology, Experimental Psychology, and/or Quantitative Psychology. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for excellence in teaching and introducing students to the foundations of psychology. Teaching responsibilities involve teaching four, 4-hour courses each semester: primarily general psychology, introductory research methods and statistics, fundamentals of biopsychology and learning, and other psychology courses as needed. Other responsibilities will include undergraduate student advising and committee service. 

The successful candidate will join 15 full-time faculty and approximately 450 undergraduate psychology majors. Undergraduates are offered a high-quality educational experience and are provided with training in the clinical, organizational, biopsychology, cognitive, social and developmental subfields. Experiential education is emphasized with numerous opportunities, including faculty-mentored student research, internships, and service learning. 

Applications received by February 8, 2021 will receive full consideration. Salary is competitive.

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs.
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, one-page teaching philosophy, at least two recent teaching evaluations and a copy of your graduate transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable for application; an official transcript will be required if offered the position. Minorities are encouraged to apply.  

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.  

Contact Website 
https://bit.ly/ut2021poi
 
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Faculty Position

Track Assistant Professor Position

Neuroscience and Behavior

Psychological Sciences

Purdue University

Principal Duties: Purdue University's Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience and Behavior to begin in the Fall of 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of nationally recognized research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and should have appropriate postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have a strong publication record, a research program with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding, and potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research is at the intersection of neuroscience and aging, but we will consider all candidates who conduct research in neuroscience, broadly defined.

The College & University: The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest Department in the College of HHS (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), which is the second largest college at Purdue. The department's graduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior was recently restructured to integrate research in human neuroscience within the program's traditional focus on (non-human) animal neuroscience. The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with centers, institutes, and resources across campus, including the Life Science MRI Facility (https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/mri/), the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL; https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/cerebbral/), the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN; https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/institute-for-integrative-neuroscience/), and the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC; https://www.purdue.edu/aging/about). 
Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana's land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community (http://www.homeofpurdue.com) has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedure: Applications must include (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) three peer-reviewed research articles, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (see below), and 7) contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted by January 6th, 2021 for full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Julia Chester, Chair of the Search Committee (jcheste@purdue.edu). Interested candidates should apply to https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=12135&company=purdueuniv. 
Purdue University's Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Website 
https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Assistant-Prof
 
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Faculty Position

Two faculty positions available at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai

Two open-rank faculty positions are available at NYU Shanghai. (Note that the positions are located in Shanghai, China.) 

Research areas are open to all major areas of systems, cognitive, and computational neuroscience, including human behavior and brain imaging, animal research including work with nonhuman primates, and computational research including high performance computing. 

More details can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/80113.

Contact Website 
https://apply.interfolio.com/80113
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor Cognitive Science or Neuroscience

Computational Cognitive Science or Neuroscience

Psychology

Loyola University Chicago

The Loyola University Chicago Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science or Neuroscience to begin Fall 2021. 

The successful candidate will build a funded research program that involves undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates using computational methods to address behavioral or neuroscience questions and prepared to teach undergraduate lecture and advanced laboratory courses like computational neuroscience, behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, or data science. 
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and a record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and student mentorship. 

This search is part of a multi-year initiative to hire outstanding professors who reflect our diverse student body and can further efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Address questions to search chair Robert Morrison (rmorrison@luc.edu). Review of applications will begin December 15. 

Interested candidates should review the job posting and apply here: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14563

Contact Website 
http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14563

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position at Washington University in St. Louis

memory, aging, and Alzheimer's disease

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University in Saint Louis

The Dynamic Cognition Lab, headed by Jeff Zacks, seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on a NIH-funded project examining comprehension and memory of complex, naturalistic events. This effort will involve behavioral experiments and functional MRI with healthy adults and people with early Alzheimer's disease. The position is funded for up to five years. Ideally, candidates will be available to start in Fall 2020.

Potential applicants may want to have a look at the lab web site (dcl.wustl.edu) for information on current related research. (See also psychweb.wustl.edu, and neuroscience.wustl.edu for information on related resources.) 

A PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience is required for this position. Desirable additional qualifications include:
* Previous experience with neuroimaging, especially MVPA
* An interest in event cognition and memory
* Experience or interest in cognitive aging and dementia
* Programming skills
* A promising publication record

To apply, please send a statement of research interests and CV, and have two letters of evaluation sent by faculty familiar with your work. Email submission is fine; please send application materials or questions about the position to jzacks@wustl.edu. If you prefer paper mail the address is:
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Washington University
Saint Louis, MO 63130

Contact Website 
dcl.wustl.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience

Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University

We are seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to lead NIH-funded projects in the Laboratory for Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience directed by Dr. Hwamee Oh at Brown University. One position is to use fMRI and PET to study visual memory networks in healthy young, cognitively normal older adults, and older adults who are considered as preclinical Alzheimer's disease. The other position is to understand the brain networks that underlie risk and resilience to aging and Alzheimer's disease in a 60-year longitudinal study cohort.  

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/or familiarity with programming in relevant languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB) are required. 

The expected start date is July 2021 or negotiable. A link to the full description of the fellowship positions can be found here under "Research Fellowship Program": https://www.brown.edu/clinical-psychology-training/postdoctoral-fellowship/postdoctoral-fellowship-applicants/available-fellowships.

A deadline for early decision applicants is December 11, 2020, and a regular decision deadline is January 4, 2021. More details can be found: https://www.brown.edu/clinical-psychology-training/postdoctoral-fellowship/postdoctoral-fellowship-applicants/application.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email a brief description of research background and career goals, and CV with a list of 3 references to Dr. Hwamee Oh at hwamee_oh@brown.edu.

Contact Website 
https://sites.brown.edu/oh-ctnlab/available-positions/
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position at Washington University in St. Louis

Cognitive aging

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University in Saint Louis

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN AGING at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, will be available as early as September of 2021, with some flexibility on the appointment date. Fellowships, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, are for 1 to 3 years and are designed to train psychologists for academic and research careers in the psychology of aging. Fellows carry out their own research under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. Current faculty interests related to aging include memory, attention, emotion, decision making, speech perception, social/personality, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and Alzheimer's disease. Prior training in aging is not required. Fellows must be citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to David A. Balota, Ph.D., Department of Psychology (Box 1125), Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130 or to dbalota@wustl.edu. Initial review will begin immediately. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required on hire.
 
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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 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).

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. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

Contact Website 
http://cng.georgetown.edu
  
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Position at the BCBL

BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language

Position: Research Assistant

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1- up to the point of PhD)
Number of vacancies: 1
Project: Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of the bilingual advantage in executive functions in healthy elderly subjects
Location: Spain > San Sebastian
Research Field: Neuroscience > Cognition and Language
Type of contract/Duration of Contract : Temporary > 4 years
Job Status: Full-time
Hours per week: 35
Starting date: 01/03/2021
Application deadline: 08/01/2021

Information about the project: The research will investigate the possible existence of a bilingual advantage in executive functions in elderly bilinguals compared to monolinguals. We will manipulate a set of subjects characteristics (Cognitive reserve) and tasks parameters -e.g., specific executive functions and processes demanded by the performed tasks, levels of difficulty and modality (visual vs. auditory) of the executed tasks- in order to unravel the experimental conditions that need to be met to observe the bilingual advantage in executive functions.
Job description: The selected candidate will collaborate in running experiments (EEG sessions and neuropsychological testing in healthy elderly subjects) and analyzing EEG/ERP data.
PI and research group: PI of the project: Jesús Cespón; Research group: Neurobiology of language (Group Leader: Manuel Carreiras).

Contact Website 
https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/job-offers/research-assistant
 
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Research Assistant Position

RA Position in Educational Neuroscience at Georgetown

Cognitive Neuroscience and Education

Department of 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

General 

General Announcement

Neurobiology of Language Special Issue

Bilingualism and Executive Function

BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language

Neurobiology of Language Special Issue: Bilingualism and Executive Function 
Guest Editors: Manuel Carreiras, Angela De Bruin, Anthony Steven Dick, & Karen Emmorey 

The neural and cognitive relationship between bilingualism and executive function is an area of vigorous research. This Special Issue is designed to address questions about the topic that have not been adequately addressed in the available literature. We propose an approach such that each contributed work must speak to a subset of specific questions addressing the theoretical, experiential, and neurobiological issues relevant to understanding this domain. See potential questions at: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/pb assets/pdfs/Calls%20for%20Papers/NOL_CFP2020_V3.pdf

Proposed articles can be theoretical reviews, meta-analyses, or empirical papers that either focus on one or two specific questions (e.g., Are executive control resources recruited differently in bilinguals and monolinguals? Does executive control interact with specific sub-domains of language?), or for comprehensive reviews focus on most or all questions. We are thus interested in focused papers that "dig down" into these more specific issues. We particularly welcome multi-lab and/or pre-registered studies. In this way this special issue is expected to make a unique contribution to the literature. 

Deadline 31 December 2020 (Nonetheless, papers are being
 
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General Announcement

General Interest Survey-A Society for Contemplative Research

Vanderbilt

Dear CNS Community members,

A group of researchers in contemplative science and humanities are planning a think tank to discuss building a new association tentatively called "The Society for Contemplative Research." This would bring together humanists, contemplative scholars and scientists from many disciplines who are working on the experience and nature of contemplative practices and their applications across a wide range of human endeavors. This includes the neuroscientific and clinical study of mindfulness, meditation, compassion, empathy, prosocial behavior, contemplation and other mind-body practices, as well as their philosophical and cultural contexts.

Towards this end, we have developed a survey that will help determine the level of interest in such an association and potential forms it could take. This information will be used to inform the Think Tank process happening in 2021. Therefore we are asking you to please fill out the attached survey, which will take around 10-12 minutes of your valuable time. Many thanks for this important contribution to advancing research and scholarship in the study of contemplation.

Survey link: https://redcap.link/SCR

Many thanks, MLI Think Tank Organizing Group (https://www.mindandlife.org/grant/international-society-for-contemplative-research/)


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General Announcement

Special Issue in Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition

Special Issue: Advances in understanding the cognitive neuroscience of aging with multivariate methods

Aging is associated with many structural and function brain changes that are thought to contribute to cognitive decline across the lifespan. Recently, multivariate analysis methods have begun to elucidate age-related differences in neural patterns that may contribute to age-related cognitive decline. To highlight recent findings in the mechanistic understanding of cognitive aging, we invite submissions to a Special Issue on this exciting topic. We invite papers that use multivariate pattern analyses of neuroimaging data, including structural MRI, fMRI and EEG data, as well as multimodal neuroimaging approaches to include those combined with TMS and/or eye tracking methods, to investigate the neural underpinnings of cognitive aging. We invite submissions from studies investigating healthy and abnormal aging across all cognitive domains (e.g., memory, cognitive control, perception, decision making, etc.).

Interested authors should submit a letter of intent to Nancy Dennis (nad12@psu.edu) or Josh Koen (jkoen@nd.edu) by January 30, 2021. The letter should include: (1) a tentative title and list of authors and (2) a 300-500 word description of the proposed submission. Decisions whether or not to submit a full article will be made within a month, and submitted articles (expected after another three months) will then undergo full peer review.

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