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CNS Annual Meeting from March 13-16, 2021 in San Francisco


New on the CNS Blog: CNS 2020 Guest Blog Posts

CNS 2020 Trainee Panel Explores Adaption for an Unpredictable Future

Although members of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) experienced  this year's annual meeting  in the safety and comfort of their homes rather than together in Boston, that did not prevent them from connecting from around the world to share their scientific work and insights. In fact, one common theme emerged throughout the conference and the  CNS Trainee Association Professional Development Panel  that was applicable for anyone developing their careers, especially during the current times: perseverance. Read the full guest post by Richard Ward.
TMS Provides a Window into Language Network Reorganization After a Stroke

As a doctoral student in the Boston University Aphasia Research Laboratory studying rehabilitation-induced neuroplasticity in young adults with language and cognitive deficits after brain injury, I am interested in learning how TMS can be used to understand these processes and potentially promote their recovery. Thus, I was naturally drawn to the work shared by one research group using TMS to investigate language networks in healthy and lesioned brains at the  CNS 2020 virtual meeting  this month. Read the full guest post by Natalie Gilmore.

Exploring Novel Paths for Brain Stimulation

Being able to directly target specific areas of the brain is important both for cognitive neuroscientists seeking to establish direct causal links between neural signal and cognitive processes and for clinicians treating neurological disorders. The gold standard for approaching such tasks has been to directly manipulate the brain during surgical interventions via electrical stimulation. However, these techniques are invasive and, thus, can be used only in specific medical cases in humans. At the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 2020 virtual meeting, researchers discussed novel approaches to non-invasive brain stimulation, introducing new work on promising techniques, such as ultrasound and non-invasive deep brain stimulation. Read the full guest post by Anne Billot

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Positions Available:
Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Senior Faculty Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of Colorado Boulder

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a senior tenure-track faculty position in Cognitive Neuroscience. The position is at the Associate or Full Professor level and will be a joint appointment within the Institute and the Department. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of research in cognitive neuroscience using MR neuroimaging methods, which could range from spectroscopy to anatomical measures to resting-state data to task-based measures, as evidenced by a notable publication history and a strong record of funding as the Principal Investigator, relative to their current academic rank. The ideal candidate will also have expertise in computational methods, such as machine learning or network science, supporting the analysis and characterization of complex data sets in Cognitive Neuroscience. Applicants should demonstrate a strong capacity for, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative research across disciplines within Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, and related fields in Cognitive Science.

The University of Colorado is home to world class researchers and facilities in Cognitive Neuroscience, with strengths in executive function, learning, memory, language, and social cognition. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience includes programs in Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral, Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. ICS spans and connects researchers from nine departments - Psychology & Neuroscience; Computer Science; Education; Information Science; Integrative Physiology; Linguistics; Philosophy; Architecture and Planning; and Speech, Language and Hearing - and offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. as well as certificate program in Cognitive Science.

ICS hosts the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, the university's neuroimaging center. It consists of a Siemens Prisma scanner with multi-band capability, special shielding for high-quality data acquisition, dedicated operations and technical staff, and a myriad of interface devices for providing stimuli and recording responses. Importantly, it also involves a high-performance computational cluster and data archiving facility to support data collection, storage and analysis.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by Sept. 15th, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a current vita, three letters of recommendation, a research statement describing current activities and future plans, publications demonstrating the characteristics described above, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a cover letter specifically addressing the applicant's match to the criteria described above. Applications are not considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received. To apply go to

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Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral fellowship

Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University

Seeking 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.

Required qualification:

PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience

Desirable qualifications:

Previous experience with neuroimaging, especially MVPA
An interest in event cognition and memory
An 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 If you prefer paper mail the address is:

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University

Saint Louis, MO 63130
Postdoctoral Position

Open Postdoctoral Position

Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition

Chicago or Evanston campus

Northwestern University

The NIH-funded T32 Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition supports postdoctoral positions for research in various laboratories at Northwestern University. A 1-year appointment (renewable for a second year) is now open for postdoctoral training in a wide variety of research topics in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Potential mentors include: Vania Apkarian, Mark Beeman, Daniel Corcos, John Csernansky, John Disterhoft, Matt Goldrick, Marcia Grabowecky, Jordan Grafman, Caterina Gratton, Thorsten Kahnt, Nina Kraus, Viorica Marian, Marsel Mesulam, Vijay Mittal, Elizabeth Norton, Robin Nusslock, Ken Paller, Todd Parrish, Paul Reber, Emily Rogalski, Teepu Siddique, Satoru Suzuki, Cindy Thompson, Joel Voss, Lei Wang, Sandra Weintraub, Beverly Wright, Phyllis Zee, and Christina Zelano. 

Contact specific Northwestern faculty for more information about their research and potential postdoc opportunities. See for more information.

Appointments can begin in Summer or Fall 2020. We specifically encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. T32 funding is only for US citizens or permanent residents, in accordance with NIH policy. Application materials should include a CV, a 2-page research proposal, a support letter from the potential mentor (or mentors) with their NIH biosketch, and reference letters from two other individuals. Materials should be sent to with the subject line: Last_Name, Neuroscience of Human Cognition T32. Materials must be received by June 15, 2020.
Postdoc in Cognitive Neuroscience

McGill University

A postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience is available in Dr. Xiaoqian Chai's lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, Canada. Our research program focuses on how large-scale brain networks support cognitive functions during healthy and atypical development. We are also interested in how genes and environment/experience influence brain organization. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions.
The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience and have strong quantitative and computational skills. Expertise with fMRI is preferred. A PhD in a related field such as neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, or cognitive sciences is required. 
Must be within 4 years of obtaining PhD. 

This full-time position with benefits is fully funded for two years with an initial appointment of one year. There is also the possibility of extending the position beyond the first two funded years. The start date is flexible.

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

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory 

University of Notre Dame

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory & Aging Lab at the University of Notre Dame. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work closely with Dr. Nathan Rose to help design and conduct working memory and episodic memory experiments with MRI-guided TMS and simultaneous EEG on healthy young and older adults, and older adults with Alzheimer's disease biomarkers. Opportunities for independent inquiry into related topics of research are available. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also have access to a virtual reality lab with 360 degree treadmills, eye-tracking, and mobile psychophysiology, as well as collaborations with both internal and external colleagues of the lab. This position is primarily funded by a 5 year NSF Career grant. The start of the position is flexible, but will ideally start no later than September 1, 2020. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of ASD 

Internalizing Disorders

MIND Institute/Department of Psychiatry

University of California, Davis

The Solomon lab invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the cognitive neuroscience of autism. The postdoctoral researcher will play an integral role in overseeing the collection and analysis of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging data for Dr. Marjorie Solomon's NIH-funded ACE Center project that is a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy versus medication versus pill placebo and an NIH-funded study investigating internalizing disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. During data collection, the fellow also may analyze and publish data from the Lab's other grants that investigate cognitive control, memory, and emotion processing in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. The position also includes opportunities for the postdoctoral researcher to participate in clinically-oriented activities in the Solomon Lab and at the MIND Institute.

The Solomon Lab ( is located at the UC Davis MIND Institute ( ), a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Solomon is the Associate Director of the UC Davis Imaging Research Center ( ), which houses a Siemens Trio 3-Tesla scanner. The job will include participation in the MIND Institute's ACE Center meetings to learn about team science. 

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field prior to start date and a strong interest in studying autism spectrum disorder. Experience in behavioral and neuroimaging experimental design and data analysis and strong writing skills are required; strong computational skills and/or expertise in neuroimaging methods preferred.
If interested, contact Marie Krug, PhD ( Please include a CV and a statement of research interests.
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Position in the DuBrow & Hutchinson Labs 

University of Oregon

A full-time research assistant / lab manager position is available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. The position is jointly in the labs of Drs. Sarah DuBrow ( and Ben Hutchinson ( The labs use state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience methods to investigate questions related to human learning and memory and are a part of a collaborative broader community of memory researchers (

The job entails both administrative and research responsibilities. Administrative duties (approx. 25% of the position) include updating IRB protocols, recruiting participants, maintaining participant records (e.g., consent forms, screening forms), and day-to-day lab management. Research duties (remaining 75% of the position) include assisting lab members with ongoing fMRI data collection and conducting an independent research project with each PI. This is a minimum one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year. Start date is ideally between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, but there is some flexibility.

Qualifications: Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science or a related field. Other qualifications include programming experience (e.g., in Python, bash, R, and/or Matlab) and strong organizational skills. Research experience in a related field is helpful but not required.

Applying: Please e-mail the following items to Dr. Sarah DuBrow ( (1) a cover letter describing your research interests, past research experiences (if applicable), technical and other relevant skills, and why you are interested in the position (2) your CV (3) names and e-mail addresses for at least 2 professional references (e.g., past research mentors, professors) (4) undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine). Review of applications will begin June 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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