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CNS Annual Meeting from March 23-26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.   

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New on the CNS Blog: Working Out Working Memory with Earl Miller
            
For Earl Miller, a cognitive neuroscientist at MIT, breaking down the neurophysiology of working memory has been part of his life's pursuit. One of his early inspirations in graduate school at Princeton was George A. Miller, an innovative psychologist who was pivotal in advancing the field of cognitive neuroscience. Fittingly, Miller is the latest recipient of the CNS George A. Miller Prize, in recognition of his innovative work to understand working memory. Read more in this new Q&A with Earl Miller, as a sneak peek of his CNS 2019 award address.  
 
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CNS invites its members to author blog posts about their research or trends in the field. These posts can then be co-published on Aeon or other outlets. It's 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

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2019 Meeting

Cognitive Neuroscience

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity

Submissions deadline approaching for the 2019 Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC; https://tsfnc.org/). SfNC 2019 will be held on Friday, March 22 in San Francisco, CA, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, preceding the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (March 23-26, 2019; https://www.cogneurosociety.org/annual-meeting/). Submissions will be accepted until January 5th 2019.

Keynote Speakers:

Russ Poldrack
Charles Limb
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
James Kaufman

The SfNC meeting is an ideal setting to meet and reconnect with other creativity researchers and educators, present your work, and stay up-to-date with recent developments in the cognitive and brain-based study of creativity. SfNC welcomes all research on creative thinking, including brain-based and behavioral research.We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars, including researchers and educators. NSF-funded travel awards are available on a competitive basis.

How to Submit:
* You may submit a Talk, or Poster Presentation
* Please include the following information in your proposal: A title for your presentation, names and affiliations of the authors, an email address for correspondence, an abstract of up to 1700 characters (approximately 250 words)
* Submit your abstract here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqvK6TECL2Jjc3j
* Submissions are now open and will be accepted until January 5th, 2019

Travel Awards:

A limited number of NSF-funded travel awards will be available to trainees (students, post-docs) and to education practitioners. To apply for a travel award, please submit a single PDF document (file name Lastname_FirstName initial) here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mvqO1XEUC4G9yB including: (1) Your CV, and (2) A one- page statement that addresses the following:

(a) The location/institution from which you will be traveling
(b) Your primary goal and/or motivation for attending the meeting
(c) Whether you want to be considered as a trainee (student/post-doc) OR as an educator (please be clear).

If you are a trainee, describe how your current or future work will advance research questions relevant to creativity research and/or connections between creativity research and education.

If you are an educator, describe how your participation in the meeting will be relevant to your educational practice.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://tsfnc.org/

Contact Name: Evangelia Chrysikou

Contact Email: lilachrysikou@drexel.edu

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Visiting assistant professor of psychology - cognitive psychology/neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Union College

The Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher/scholar specializing in cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending to five. The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to offer our 200-level courses in cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience. An ability and interest to teach some subset of statistics, introduction to psychology, sensation and perception with lab, and research methods would also be helpful. We also anticipate that our new colleague will contribute to the College's general-education program by teaching a first-year preceptorial and/or sophomore research seminar. Both of these courses are aimed at non-majors, focus on a topic of the faculty member's choosing, and develop students' writing, thinking, and secondary-research skills. We expect that our new colleague will establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students. PhD by appointment date preferred.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies. Candidates who can support Interdisciplinary Studies programs, including those with community engagement interests, are encouraged to apply.

Teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester, six courses per academic year. Salary and benefits are competitive. The College offers strong support for both teaching and research.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Both the College and the department take great pride in offering our students rigorous and engaging learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research.

The College is located in New York's Capital Region, a metropolitan area of over one million people.  Our region offers affordable, livable neighborhoods and a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities.  In addition, both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.  We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu: (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, and (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community. Questions may be directed to Dan Burns, chair of the search committee, at Burnsd@union.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 31. 2018.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://muse.union.edu/psychology/   
Registered Email: romeros@union.edu

Contact Name: Dan Burns

Contact Email: Burnsd@union.edu
 
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Faculty 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.html

Contact Name: Aarthi Padmanabhan

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

Assistant Professor (teaching-focused)

Department of Psychology

Colorado State University

The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for a full-time, continuing, non-tenure track, teaching-focused faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE with an appointment date of August 16, 2019. This teaching position will have a 3/3 course load plus other associated duties (e.g., lab supervision), with a 10% service expectation. Primary teaching responsibilities will be courses related to Cognitive Neuroscience, including upper level courses in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory, Sensation and Perception, as well as our introductory level course Mind, Brain, and Behavior. Other courses that might be taught include Research Design and Analysis I & II. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 10th, 2019. 
To view the full position announcement and apply online, go to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/62633. 

Colorado State University aims to offer clear career paths for non-tenure-track faculty and the Department of Psychology is committed to the professional and scholarly development development of all our faculty. Full-time non-tenure track faculty are active and integrated in the department. 

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/62633   
 
Contact Name: Carol Seger
 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral fellowship in social decision making / computational psychiatry

Kayser & Hsu labs

Neurology

UC San Francisco & UC Berkeley

We're searching for a candidate interested in understanding the cognitive, computational, and neural mechanisms underlying social valuation and decision making in control and clinical populations. Directed by Andrew Kayser M.D. Ph.D. in conjunction with Ming Hsu Ph.D. and Jennifer Mitchell Ph.D., this project will combine and extend behavioral, computational, and functional imaging approaches in order to develop a framework for analyzing social function in both control subjects and subjects with alcohol use disorders. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in psychology, neuroscience, bioengineering, or a related field, or an M.D. degree with appropriate training. Strong analytical skills and a record of previous research are welcomed, and previous experience with fMRI and value-based decision making is strongly preferred. Facility with Matlab, Python, or another programming language is required. The initial appointment will be for two years. The successful candidate will have access to a friendly and collaborative environment, as well as to extensive facilities at U.C. San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley. The starting date is Spring 2019, but potentially flexible for the right candidate. Responsibilities will primarily involve designing, conducting and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging studies.

Please send applications (a CV, statement of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references) by email to Andrew.Kayser (at) ucsf.edu . Informal inquiries are welcome. Applications considered as received.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://kayserlab.ucsf.edu/

Contact Name: Andrew Kayser

Contact Email: Andrew.Kayser@ucsf.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging

Psychological Sciences

University of Missouri

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. The ideal candidate will have experience using one or more human neuroscientific techniques (e.g., MRI/fMRI, EEG/ERPs, TMS) and proficiency with a variety of statistical analyses and packages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R). The department has 5 EEG/ERP laboratories, and the MU Brain Imaging Center (established in 2008) houses a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner. 
We are interested in matching candidates to existing departmental strengths, including alcohol use/addiction, human memory, neurodevelopmental disorders, and motor injury/rehabilitation. Candidates interested in research opportunities offered by specific faculty (see https://psychology.missouri.edu/research-labs) are encouraged to contact them directly. 
For the full advertisement: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job ID: 28265).
MU is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic

Contact Name: Jeff Johnson

Contact Email: jeffreyjohnson@missouri.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc position in human neurophysiology

Boston

Kreiman lab

CHB/HMS

PostDoc Position in Human Neurophysiology

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Kreiman lab. We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a strong quantitative background and experience in Neuroscience. 

The research efforts will involve studying high-level vision and learning using a combination of computational models, neurophysiology and behavioral experiments. For information about the Kreiman lab and recent publications, see: http://klab.tch.harvard.edu/. 

The postdoc will be part of an energetic and intellectually vibrant community of researchers including the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines and the Center for Brain Science. The position is funded for 2 years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on satisfactory progress. 
To be considered for this position please submit your application to gabriel.kreiman@tch.harvard.edu, including
* CV
* List of publications
* Names of three people that are familiar with your work

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://klab.tch.harvard.edu/

Contact Name: Gabriel Kreiman

Contact Email: gkreiman@gmail.com
 
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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 Program (PhD or MD track)

Bayley Lab

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now accepting applications for a two-year VA funded program for researchers (MD or PhD) with an optional third year of funding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The Fellowship site is located within the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC). The WRIISC interdisciplinary program aims to provide M.D.'s or Ph.D.'s in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience or other applicable disciplines with clinical experience and research training to become outstanding researchers in high-priority areas of healthcare. The Fellow will analyze data from rehabilitation studies examining behavioral interventions such as meditation or yoga for treating posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Candidates should have an interest in the mechanism of action of such interventions, with an emphasis on processes related to cognition (sleep, memory consolidation), or autonomic nervous system function. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in applied research, integrative health, or rehabilitation methods. The Fellowship would be suitable for candidates with a background in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, physiological psychology or similar fields of study. Fellows will conduct studies and analyze data that will create the foundation for future treatments, and will develop innovative tools and measures for novel approaches to healthcare.

The Fellowship can begin any time, and a 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Peter Bayley, PhD at pbayley@stanford.edu

Contact Email: pbayley@stanford.edu

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/WARRELATEDILLNESS/training-opportunities/ca/index.asp

Contact Name: peter bayley

Contact Email: pbayley@stanford.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Scholar, Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning

Department of Psychology

Penn State University

The Karuza Lab is looking for qualified individuals to apply for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the area of cognitive neuroscience and learning. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be stationed at The Pennsylvania State University's main campus at University Park. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a neuroscience background (in particular, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging; fMRI) who will play a key role in contributing to research on the cognitive and neural processes that support complex pattern learning. The lab has an interest in studying learning mechanisms across domains, so candidates with experience ranging from language acquisition to visual processing are welcome to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or a related field, or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Experience with fMRI techniques is strongly preferred. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments, present data at national and international conferences, and write manuscripts. Extensive mentorship is available for these activities to help prepare for an independent research career. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have ample opportunities to interact with several vibrant research communities at Penn State University (including the Center for Language Science, http://cls.psu.edu; the Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition, http://cbbc.psu.edu; and the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, http://www.imaging.psu.edu). The initial appointment will be for one year, with the strong possibility of a renewal. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates must submit an online application, and should include as attachments a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date of the appointment is flexible, but preferably no later than September 2019. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Elisabeth Karuza at ekaruza@psu.edu (website: http://www.elisabethkaruza.com).
 
For more information: https://psu.jobs/job/84768
  
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