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Mark your Calendar!
CNS Annual Meeting from March 23-26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.   

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New on the CNS Blog: Clinically-Driven to Study Memory
            
For Muireann Irish of the University of Sydney, a winner of the CNS 2019 Young Investigator Award, her study of dementia patients to better understand memory processes is very personal - beginning with when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Irish spoke with CNS about this experience, her work with clinical populations, and what she is looking forward to at CNS 2019 in San Francisco this March. Read more in this new Q&A with Muireann Irish, as a preview of her CNS 2019 award address
 
Also on the CNS Blog: Going with the Flow: Mapping Information in the Human Brain
 
Increasingly, cognitive neuroscientists are focusing on computation to better understand how information is stored and moves through the human brain. For Michael Cole, this work has included computer science at Apple and behavioral science at Berkeley, with him ultimately creating a cognitive neuroscience lab at Rutgers University that is taking new integrated approaches to mapping the brain's networks. Recognizing Cole's already tremendous contributions to the field, CNS has awarded him one of the Young Investigator Awards for 2019. Read more in this Q&A with Michael Cole.  
 
Get regular updates from CNS about our members and the latest science in the journals and in the news on Twitter ( @CogNeuroNews ) and  Facebook.
 
Recruiting Guest Bloggers
 
CNS invites its members to author blog posts about research being presented at the upcoming CNS 2019 meeting in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to communicate and share your work with a broader audience! Send your ideas to Lisa M.P. Munoz at: cns.publicaffairs@gmail.com.
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

AMLaP 2019 call for abstracts

Language

Higher School of Economics

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to invite you to submit your abstract to the 25th AMLaP "Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing" conference, which will be hosted by the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, September 6-8, 2019. It is the first time AMLaP will take place in Russia and in Eastern Europe as a whole, and we are proud to host it.
Keynote speakers:
Evelina Fedorenko, MIT, USA
Antje Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow, UK
Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University, Denmark
Linda Wheeldon, University of Agder, Norway

Abstract submission open: February
Abstract submission deadline: 20 April
Instructions and abstract submission link will be available at the conference web-page soon: https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019
You can find more information about the conference hosts here (https://neuro.hse.ru/en/)

Join us in Facebook: @AMLaP2019
Get in contact with us: amlap2019@hse.ru

In addition to the main program, there will be two satellite symposia associated with this year's AMLaP:
4th September "Advances in Language Development Research"
5th September "Bilingualism and Cognition"

Detailed information about the symposia, invited speakers, and submission details will be available soon on the main conference website: https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Moscow!

On behalf of the organizing committee, Dr Beatriz Martín-Luengo

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Aging and Brain Health conference

Rotman Research Institute

Baycrest

Register now and take advantage of early bird registration for the 29th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference, Aging & Brain Health: Prevention & Early Detection of Dementia.

This exciting three-day conference includes a line-up of internationally-renowned researchers and clinicians sharing cutting-edge research on the prevention and early detection of dementia, and a chance to hear from leading experts and influence the future of healthy longevity innovation.

The year, in addition to our traditional scientific program, we will be adding a supplementary program focused on innovation for aging and brain health, including ample opportunities for cross-fertilization of disciplines and ideas.

Visit the conference website for the complete program and venue information.

http://research.baycrest.org/conference

If you have any questions, please direct inquiries to Paula Ferreira, Centre for Education at conference@baycrest.org or call 416-785-2500 ext. 2363.
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://research.baycrest.org/conference

Contact Name: Paula Ferreira

Contact Email: conference@baycrest.org
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Brains, Minds, and Machines 2019

Boston

Harvard/MIT

The basis of intelligence - how the brain produces intelligent behavior and how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines - is arguably the greatest problem in science and technology. To solve it, we will need to understand how human intelligence emerges from computations in neural circuits, with rigor sufficient to reproduce similar intelligent behavior in machines. Success in this endeavor ultimately will enable us to understand ourselves better, to produce smarter machines, and perhaps even to make ourselves smarter. Today's AI technologies, such as Watson and Siri, are impressive, but their domain specificity and reliance on vast numbers of labeled examples are obvious limitations; few view this as brain-like or human intelligence. The synergistic combination of cognitive science, neurobiology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science holds the promise to build much more robust and sophisticated algorithms implemented in intelligent machines. The goal of this course is to help produce a community of leaders that is equally knowledgeable in neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer science and will lead the development of true biologically inspired AI.

Set in the charming town of Woods Hole, there will be lectures and tutorials by leaders in the field. In addition, students will be working on cutting-edge projects with the help of faculty and teaching assistants. This course aims to cross-educate computer engineers and neuroscientists; it is appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in computer science and/or neuroscience. Students are expected to have a strong background in one discipline (such as neurobiology, physics, engineering, and mathematics).  

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://cbmm.mit.edu/summer-school/2019

Contact Name: Gabriel Kreiman

Contact Email: gabriel.kreiman@tch.harvard.edu
 
Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Computational Psychiatry or Related Discipline

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

University of Texas at Dallas

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas is accepting applications at the Assistant Professor level to join the area of Cognition and Neuroscience.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, and will be expected to build and maintain a scientifically rigorous, extramurally funded research program. The research area of interest should broadly be in the study of human reinforcement learning and decision making relevant to the emerging field of computational psychiatry, applying functional and structural neuroimaging methods. We invite applicants with a strong empirical program in one or more of these areas, and who, in addition, have strengths in applying novel methodological or analytical approaches to cognitive neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in the research and training activities of the Cognition and Neuroscience area in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, including advising doctoral students, mentoring postdoctoral trainees, and developing collaborative research programs.
Applicants should upload (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research plans (approximately 2-3 pages); and (4) the names and full contact information for three references via the online application at http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/11357.
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Administrative questions may be addressed to the Program Office at 972-883-7260.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/11357
 
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Faculty Position

Several POSTDOCTORAL positions are available at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN)

Cognitive Neuroscience

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Higher School of Economics

A series of POSTDOCTORAL positions are available at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) in Moscow (https://neuro.hse.ru/en/). ICN is a dynamic and ambitious research institute with a growing international reputation of a and state-of-the-art equipment. Postdoctoral positions are available across the following research groups:
* Center for Bioelectric Interfaces
* The Theoretical Neuroscience Group (TNG)
* The Neurodynamics Group
* The Cognitive Control, Communication and Perception Group
* The Neuroeconomics Group
* Memory and Motor Control Group 
We are equipped with the modern research equipment including EEG, MEG, fMRI, nTMS, and eye trackers. The ICN is based at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) - a modern, international and rapidly developing research-intensive university in Moscow, which invests heavily in both fundamental and applied research.
 
Jobs description, requirements and application details are available at the https://neuro.hse.ru/en/vacancies
 
We offer competitive salaries. Please refer to the general conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions at the https://iri.hse.ru/faq_pd
 
Application deadline is February 15, 2019
 
A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application portal. Two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru.
 
Please note that direct applications to the hiring Laboratory will not be reviewed.
 
For informal enquires please contact individual group leader (contact details to be found on the website).

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.hse.ru/en/cdm-centre/vacancies

Contact Name: Beatriz

Contact Email: beatriz.martin.luengo@gmail.com

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Faculty Position

Visiting faculty position at Hamilton College

Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, or Clinical Psychology

Psychology

Hamilton College

HAMILTON COLLEGE. The Psychology Department invites applications for up to three full-time Visiting Assistant Professor positions (PhD or ABD required). The positions are for one year, beginning July 1, 2019, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the college level and research expertise in Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, or Clinical Psychology. The teaching load will be the equivalent of five courses per year, including some combination of service courses (Introductory Psychology, Statistics, or Research Design), 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 websites at https://academics.hamilton.edu/psychology and https://academics.hamilton.edu/neuroscience for additional information about the Psychology Department and interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program.
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 http://apply.interfolio.com/58838. Candidates should arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) 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 www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses and 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.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/58838

Contact Name: Jennifer Borton

Contact Email: jborton@hamilton.edu
 
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Faculty Position

A Faculty Position Available in Science at NCCU

College of Science, National Chengchi University

Faculty Position 
 
College of Science, National Chengchi University

The College of Science of National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan (https://science.nccu.edu.tw/) invites applications for a full-time, open-rank faculty position beginning August 2019. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged in the following two research areas: Computational Science and Mind and Brain Science. Candidates with excellent performance in the interdisciplinary research within the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, psychology, and neuroscience (e.g., quantum computing, computational neuroscience) are welcome to apply. The successful candidate should also have demonstrated ability and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

How to apply:
Please submit the following documents to the Faculty Search Committee, College of Science, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Wenshan District, Taipei City, 11605, Taiwan (R.O.C.) by March 11, 2019:

A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
At least three representative publications in reprints or preprints
A copy of Ph.D. degree certificate
A post-graduate transcript
A statement of research and teaching interests/philosophy
At least three letters of recommendation

Contact:
Tel: +886-2-29393091-62042
Fax: +886-2-29360360
E-mail: candytp@nccu.edu.tw
 
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Faculty Position

Visiting Professor in Computational Neuroscience

Haverford College

Haverford College welcomes applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science with a specialization in Computational Neuroscience for the 2019-2020 academic year. This appointment may be extended to the 2020-2021 academic year, depending on the staffing needs of the Department, upon budgetary approval, and upon a successful annual performance evaluation by the Department Chair in the spring of 2020. Candidates working in Computational Neuroscience, broadly construed, are encouraged to apply. For example, this may include candidates working in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Bioinformatics, Network Science, or other subfields, as long as their work includes a focus on the connection of their field to Neuroscience.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Computer Science, Neuroscience, or a closely related discipline along with excellent teaching skills and experience, with the ability to teach courses from the introductory to the advanced undergraduate levels.
The appointment officially begins July 1, 2019; applications received by March 1st, 2019 will receive fullest consideration. Please submit the following materials and information via http://apply.interfolio.com/59676
* letter of interest
* curriculum vitae
* teaching statement
* research statement
* three confidential letters of reference, including one that specifically addresses the candidate's teaching effectiveness, to be submitted to Interfolio. 

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.haverford.edu/provost/news/visiting-assistant-professor-computer-science-specialization-computational-neuroscience
 
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Faculty Position

Visiting Assistant Professor

Behavioral Neuroscience

Centre College, Danville KY

Position Description

Centre College invites application for a one year visiting assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, to being August, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be able to teach Introduction of Psychology, Human Neurospsychoology, and an upper- level course in their area of expertise. Candidates with expertise in any research topic that incorporates behavioral neuroscience techniques are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent teaching in a liberal arts setting and provide evidence of research and scholarly productivity. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teachins and mentoring a diverse student body.
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please review the Statement of Community.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation's premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville Kentucky, a town of 18,000, recognized for
for it's high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For information concerning the college, visit our website at www.centre.edu. 
 
To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/58842. Completed application packets will include: 1) letter of applicaion, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching experiences, and any evidence of prior teaching effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement explaining how the candidate could contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, and 5) there letters of reference. Review of application will being on February 15, 2019. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.  
Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment  Consortium :www.greaterkyherc.org. The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of diverse group of colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organization, and member of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leader and faculty relations experts.
 
Contact Website: http://apply. interfolio.com/58842 
 
Contact Email: katieann.skogsberg@centre.edu 
 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow

Neuroimaging Research Vermont, Garavan Lab

Department of Pyschiatry

University of Vermont

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will join a consortium of leading addiction researchers to work on an exceptionally large neuroimaging-genetics project. ENIGMA-Addiction (http://www.enigmaaddiction.com) performs secondary analyses on datasets contributed by labs from over the world. The uniquely large sample sizes with multi-modal neuroimaging data enable numerous in-depth investigations of the neurobiology of drug dependence. The successful applicant will join a vibrant lab with considerable experience working with large datasets. We host a T32 trainee grant that focuses on applying machine learning analytic techniques to large neuroimaging-genetic datasets, and we are a member of the ABCD and IMAGEN consortia. The successful applicant will be able to conduct novel and robust analyses encompassing genetics, neuroimaging and behavioral measures focused on understanding the neurobiology of drug use and dependence. The University of Vermont is a premier small research university and is based in Burlington Vermont, a town that is perennially ranked as one of the USA's most livable small cities known for its healthy lifestyle, music and food scenes. Interested applicants should contact Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu and msmackey@uvm.edu for informal inquiries.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.enigmaaddiction.com

Contact Name: Drs. Hugh Garavan & Scott Mackey

Contact Email: Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Neuroscience

The Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory

Department of Psychology

The Ohio State University

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab (https://www.clinicalneurolab.org) directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in research examining the effects of various lifestyle interventions, including mindfulness meditation and exercise training, on neuromarkers of sustained attention and emotion regulation.

Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience and have strong research skills to collaborate on a five-year, NIH-funded randomized controlled trial on mindfulness meditation. Experience with fMRI and/or EEG, and strong programming skills is necessary. Additionally, the successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication skills through peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Commitment to graduate and undergraduate training plus an interest in pursuing grants from federal agencies and private foundations is expected. Position available for one year with additional years dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com, under listing #443688.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.clinicalneurolab.org

Contact Name: Ruchika Prakash

Contact Email: prakash.30@osu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in fMRI Studies of Concept Representations

Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging

Department of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon has a postdoctoral position available starting in fall 2018, typically lasting 2 years, working with Dr. Marcel Just. The research focuses on fMRI studies of concept representations, with one focus on representations of scientific concepts, and another on differences between neurotypical and psychiatric populations.  

Qualifications for the position: 
* A Ph.D. in a branch of cognitive neuroscience.
* Experience in brain imaging as well as expertise in the computational methods related to this area of research. 
* Facility with Linux, Matlab, MVPA, and machine learning would be useful.

The position offers training and research opportunities working with a multidisciplinary Center team with excellent technical support and research staff.

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research skills and interests, preprints, and three letters of reference to:

Paulette Williams
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu   
 
Contact Name: Paulette Williams

Contact Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Palo Alto

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, and brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in fMRI data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl/faculty.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF BRAIN NETWORKS

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational modeling of human brain imaging data using deep neural networks. The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project that seeks to develop novel computational frameworks for robust identification of neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders combining deep learning and convolution networks and dynamic brain circuit analyses with task and resting-state fMRI. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, and Parkinson's disease. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, especially as applied to fMRI and MRI data. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPGPUs. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl/faculty.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL

BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in three main broad areas or research: 
(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.
(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.
(3)- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). 
We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise. 
These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position. 
The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2008 and 31/12/2016. 
Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.
Support letter from the host group is mandatory.
To submit your application please follow this link: https://calls.ikerbasque.net/
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 at 13:00 CET.
For further information about the fellowships, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu) 

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://calls.ikerbasque.net/

Contact Email: info@bcbl.eu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Emotion regulation and meditation in aging

Neuroimaging and psychology

Dept Neuroscience

University of Geneva (UNIGE)

We invite applications from outstanding candidates with experience in analyzing and publishing emotion-related data in the fields of psychology and neuroimaging. In the context of the European project "Medit-Ageing - investigating the impact of meditation training on mental health and wellbeing in the ageing population", the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (University of Geneva) offers a post-doc position in the worpackage "Emotion" (Workpackage leader: Dr. Olga Klimecki, deputy: Prof. Dr. Patrik Vuilleumier). This project studies the role that emotions and their malleability play in healthy ageing. To this end, we collect and analyze self-report measures, measures of social behaviour, cognitive tests, and functional magnetic resonance imaging data. We also closely collaborate with our partner institutions in Caen and Lyon (France), London (UK), Cologne (Germany), and Barcelona (Spain).

Starting dates can be negotiated. The position will end in December 2020

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.unige.ch/cisa/

Contact Name: Olga Klimecki

Contact Email: olga.klimecki@unige.ch
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Dev Cog Neuro Processing

Developmental cognitive neuroscience

Infant lab

University of South Carolina

John Richards in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina is seeking a qualified PhD for a postdoctoral position. The position involves research on the development of infant attention. The laboratory uses psychophysiological methods (heart rate, EEG, ERP) and MRI (structural) to examine the brain bases of the development of infant attention and recognition memory (http://jerlab.sc.edu). The position would be to further develop the "Neurodevelopmental MRI Database", work on analysis writeup of existing projects examining tools for cortical source analysis in infants, and analysis of current datasets on infant attention and brain development. The candidate would have background neuroimaging such as EEG/ERP, structural MRI or fMRI, programming experience (MATLAB, FSL, EEGLab/ERPLab) and interests/background in infant cognition, perception, or attention. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/51089; and also send a note or information to richards-john@sc.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/51089

Contact Name: John Richards

Contact Email: RICHARDS-JOHN@SC.EDU
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (WAXMAN LAB)

Northwestern University

Professor Sandra Waxman (www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu) is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a special emphasis on EEG. Our lab takes advantage of both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to trace infants' acquisition of language, cognition and the links between them in the first year of life. 

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, with expertise in EEG analysis (ERP, time-frequency). Preference will be given to candidates with strong scientific productivity, as well as expertise in experimental design and programming (e.g., MATLAB/R/Python). We especially encourage applicants from populations underrepresented in STEM.  

The successful applicant will join us in an active collaborative network, including faculty from Psychology (http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu), Neuroscience (http://www.nuin.northwestern.edu), and Northwestern's recently established Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (http://devsci.northwestern.edu). Responsibilities include designing/running experiments, analyzing and processing data, and disseminating research findings. In addition to contributing to our current investigations examining the neural signatures underlying infant language and cognition, there will also be ample opportunity to develop independent research projects, to collaborate on other existing projects, and to mentor PhD students. This is an ideal position for individuals interested in preparing for a tenure track position.  

Applicants should send a single PDF file including a CV, an application letter describing their interests and prior experience, and 2 or 3 publications that best reflect their scientific direction and contributions. 

Please send all applications to Sandra Waxman (s-waxman@northwestern.edu). 

Salary is based on the NICHD postdoctoral scale; funding is available for up to two years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for a second, based on merit). The start date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Jan 15, 2019. 

Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Sandra Waxman

Contact Email: s-waxman@northwestern.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Brain Network Analysis and Computational Modeling of Parkinsons' Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and computational modeling of Parkinsons' Disease and Alzheimer's Disease in collaboration with Drs. Vinod Menon (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) and Kathleen Poston (Neurology and Neurological Sciences). We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state and task-evoked fMRI connectivity, neurophysiological modeling of brain networks, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, as applied to fMRI and MRI data. Candidates must have strong computational skills and a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, physics, biomedical engineering, or related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work on multiple projects using functional task and resting state fMRI, structural MRI, and clinical and behavioral data. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing NIH- and Stanford-funded studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and HPC/GPU facilities. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html

Contact Name: Vinod Menon

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Post-doctoral Research Associate - MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a scientific position based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU), a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.

We are seeking a Research Associate to conduct research on speech processing in the context of an ongoing programme led by Dr Matt Davis. You will share our goal of using cognitive neuroscience methods to reveal the neural and computational mechanisms that support speech perception, comprehension and learning. Your work can provide insights from basic science to advance our understanding of clinical conditions that impact on everyday speech and language function.

You will have extensive experience of one or more neuroimaging methods (fMRI, or MEG/EEG) and research interests in speech, language or auditory perception. You will have been awarded, or be in the final stages of completing a PhD, or equivalent research doctorate, in cognitive neuroscience or a related area. Experience of advanced neuroimaging and/or computational methods such as time/frequency analysis or multivariate decoding are an advantage. Applicants with skills in speech manipulation, digital signal processing or computational (neural network) modelling are especially encouraged to apply.

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute for cognitive neuroscience. Onsite facilities include research-dedicated 3T MRI and MEG scanners. The CBSU is also a stakeholder in a new 7T ultra-high-field MRI scanner on the Addenbrooke's campus in Cambridge.

We are committed to the engagement and retention of talented scientists and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in research by supporting and encouraging equality and diversity. Candidates from minority and/or under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy, please follow this link: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20244/.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th March 2019, with interviews expected to take place during the week commencing 25th March. For further enquiries please contact Matt Davis matt.davis@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20244/
 
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Postdoctoral Position
 
Department of Integrative Medical Biology
 
Umea University, Sweden
 
Two-year postdoctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory
 
About the employer
We are announcing a postdoc position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden. The position will be placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI: www.ufbi.umu.se/english ; director Lars Nyberg ). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The research environment at UFBI is highly dynamic and stimulating, with a robust infrastructure including state-of-the-art scanning equipment and strong in-house expertise in statistics and neuroimaging analyses. The current position is in Sara Pudas' research group. More information on Umeå University can be found at www.umu.se/en/about-umea-university.
 
Project description:
The candidate will work in a new project that aims at investigating potential adaptive and beneficial changes in long-term memory processing and/or representations across adulthood. This will be done mainly by comparing healthy middle-aged individuals with younger adults by means of comprehensive behavioral memory testing, as well as neuroimaging with functional and structural MRI. A successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, including experimental design, data collection, analyses, and authoring papers. As a part of the position, there will also be a possibility to conduct research on existing large-scale behavioral and neuroimaging data sets available in our research environment (e.g., the Betula study, www.org.umu.se/betula/english ).
 
Qualifications:
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in experimental research on human memory and/or functional neuroimaging methods, preferably fMRI. Eligible to apply are individuals with a PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent scientific skills. Priority will be given to applicants who graduated within three years of the application deadline. A successful candidate should be knowledgeable in cognitive neuroscience, and have good skills in experimental design, statistics, and scientific communication in English, both orally and in writing. Additionally, programming skills will be considered an advantage, but is not a requirement. Applicants with experience of both experimental design for memory research and neuroimaging analyses will be given priority. The applicant should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a research team. Emphasis will be put on the applicant's personal suitability for the current project.
 
Application for the position should include:
  1. A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant's research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.
For more information, contact Dr. Sara Pudas, e-mail: sara.pudas@umu.se , Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University.
 
The position is for two years. Start date: upon agreement.
 
Application information:
 
The application must be made via the MyNetwork Pro e-recruitment system and be received by February 28, 2019, ref. no       AN 2.2.1-2183-18.
 
 
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Research Associate in Clinical Neuroscience

The Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory

Department of Psychology

The Ohio State University

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab (https://www.clinicalneurolab.org) directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The lab is currently conducting a number of randomized controlled trials, examining the effects of lifestyle interventions on cognitive and brain plasticity in older adults and individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Successful candidates must have earned a master's degree in Psychology, with preference given to candidates with a doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience. The successful candidate will assist Dr. Prakash in various activities in the lab, including managing various research projects, supervising graduate students and full-time research assistants, assisting in data collection, and helping in clinical outreach activities. Additionally, the successful candidate should have prior experience working on research projects with multi-disciplinary teams and be interested in managing longitudinal studies. Experience with statistical and/or neuroimaging analyses is desired.

Apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com, under job listing #443686.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.clinicalneurolab.org   
Contact Name: Ruchika Prakash

Contact Email: prakash.30@osu.edu
 
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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Position at UPenn

Thompson-Schill lab

Dept of Psychology

University of Pennsylvania

The Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a full-time research assistant to assist the principal investigator and other members of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory in a variety of administrative and research tasks. Research assistants will also have the opportunity to conduct independent and supervised research projects in service of the lab's funded research topics. Specifically, this position involves designing psychology experiments, recruiting and running subjects, analyzing data, and presenting research. Methods for collecting and analyzing data include fMRI, TMS/tDCS, eye-tracking, and assessment of patients with brain damage. Research topics relate to learning, memory, cognitive control, and language. The position also requires successful candidate to draft, modify, and renew IRB documents; coordinate lab finances; register attendees for research conferences; purchase supplies and software licenses; and complete other administrative tasks as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree and 0-1 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Prior experience in laboratory setting is preferred. Position is contingent upon funding. For more information about our work, please see the following link: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/stslab/
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/42950

Contact Name: Sharon Thompson-Schill

Contact Email: schilllab@gmail.com


Other

General Announcement

PROGRAMMER / ANALYST Position at Stanford University

Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

Stanford University has an opening for a talented individual with strong computational and programming skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team (http://scsnl.stanford.edu) on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, data organization, and management. We are seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates with a strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com

Duties and Responsibilities
The Scientific Data Analyst and Programmer responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

1. Program and optimize pipelines for data quality control, imaging data preprocessing, and statistical and computational analyses pipelines for large-scale multimodal brain imaging data, including but not limited to resting
- state and task-based fMRI, diffusion MRI, and volumetric data, behaviora data, and biological (e.g. hormonal, genetic data.
2. Maintain detailed logs of work flow, generated codes and scripts, and documentation of processes
3. Create and manage best practices for data organization and workflow procedures
4. Implement publicly available processing and analyses pipelines such as the Human Connectome Project.
5. Implement data visualization programs on neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data
6. Process and analyze neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data working closely with other lab members
7. Work closely with lab members on data requests and system upgrades. 
8. Assist in the creation and maintenance of lab databases, query tools for data mining, coordination of data integration from multiple ongoing studies, and documentation of these tools. 
9. Train other lab members on quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data. 
10. Communicate and document all issues and concerns as they arise to PIs and other relevant research staff

Required Qualifications
B.A., B.S. required. Masters or PhD preferred with background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subject. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and education. 
Extremely proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, AFNI, GIFT, TrackVis, CONN, etc.).
Strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. Matlab, Python, UNIX/BASH languages).
Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python).
Experience with data visualization.
Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail are absolutely required.  
High degree of motivation, organization, and self
- sufficiency, although some training and supervision will be provided. 

Additional Qualifications
Experience with databases (neuroimaging, biological, and behavioral) is an advantage.
Experience with network analyses, machine learning and modeling confer a significant advantage.
Familiarity with the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an advantage.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl/faculty.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

Contact Email: scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com

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