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Senior Faculty Position in 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 https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Sr-Tenure-Track-Faculty-Position/20145
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Causal Mechanisms Underlying Perception and Cognition
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to study the causal mechanisms underlying broad facets of cognition and perception in patients (language, motor/sensory functions, attention, auditory perception, and multisensory integration). The researcher will be housed in the Multisensory Perception Lab (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/brang-lab/) at the University of Michigan, but this project involves multiple labs and hospitals. The goal of this collaboration is to improve surgical outcomes and quality of life in those with an intrinsic brain tumor, while also conducting basic science research on the causal mechanisms underlying cognitive and perceptual processes. This project uses electrocorticography (ECoG), direct cortical stimulation (DCS), and voxel lesion symptom mapping (VLSM) in brain tumor patients, and there will be freedom for separate research using other methods in our lab (ECoG in epilepsy patients, fMRI, DTI, and EEG). The ideal start date is from spring to fall 2020 and the position is expected to last for at least two years, with the possibility of extension for subsequent years.
* A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
* Experience analyzing neurophysiological signals (EEG, ECoG, MEG, or neurophysiological recordings in animals)
* Strong computational skills (e.g., machine learning or other advanced oscillatory analyses)
* Excellent programming skills (e.g., Python or MATLAB)
* Experience designing experiments
* A strong publication record
* Excellent interpersonal skills
Additional preferred qualifications:
* A broad understanding of cognitive and perceptual processes (including language, motor/sensory functions, attention, auditory perception, and multisensory integration)
* Experience with MRI, DTI, or VLSM
* Although it is not required that the individual work directly with patients in this position, prior experience testing or interacting with patients is beneficial for the ethical and effective design of new experiments
Please contact Dr. David Brang (email@example.com) with questions and visit https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/brang-lab/join-the-lab/ for additional information.
Postdoc in human navigation, learning, and memory at UCI
Neurobiology & Behavior
University of California Irvine
Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil, PI of the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking two postdoctoral researchers for the coming year. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality and neuroscience brain imaging using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (structural MRI, fMRI, diffusion imaging, resting state) and electroencephalography (EEG).
One postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the basic neuroscience of navigation, learning, and memory, as well as clinical and translational applications. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab and institutional resources include a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, an active Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a newly established sleep center. In addition to working on new projects, there are also abundant opportunities to work with existing data across multiple research programs. Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, strong background in MRI data analysis including multivariate methods (multivariate pattern analysis/representational similarity analysis), and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first-author publication record and a demonstrable interest in learning and memory. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the lab is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes.
The other postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the underlying representation of spatial knowledge and individual differences in navigational ability, primarily using virtual reality techniques but also in combination with neuroimaging. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab resources include a large ambulatory virtual reality space with wireless tracking. There are abundant opportunities for collaborative work with other researchers across the university. Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in cognitive science or related field, strong background in data analysis methods, and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first-author publication record and a demonstrable interest in navigation, learning, and memory. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes.
In addition to lab funding, candidates may also qualify for support through T32 institutional training grant mechanisms, postdoc NRSA, and collaborative projects. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is based on NIH pay scales and experience. Start date is in the fall of 2020 but is flexible. Initial appointment is for one year at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.
Qualified candidates should submit: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications, 2) Curriculum Vitae detailing your research experience, and 3) names and contact information for three references who can provide letters upon request. Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05438.
For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory, go to https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/spatialneuro/
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research. teaching and service. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Postdoctoral Position in Electrophysiology of Human Memory
Surgical Neurology Branch
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is seeking a full-time post-doctoral position focused on understanding the neural correlates of human memory. This position involves studies focused on analyzing and manipulating human intracranial electrophysiological signals, including single-unit activity, local field potentials, and electrocorticography (ECoG), captured from patients with medically refractory epilepsy and from patients receiving deep brain stimulation surgery. Post-doctoral fellows will join a laboratory aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie human episodic memory formation and decision making and at developing novel and innovative techniques to directly communicate with those circuits.
We are seeking candidates that are highly creative, motivated, and independent with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Candidates must have a strong research background, with a record of relevant publications. Candidates will be encouraged and expected to participate in independent laboratory research, and will be expected to write scholarly manuscripts. Candidates must be able to lead and work well in a team. Candidates should have strong computational, quantitative, and/or engineering skills, with proficiency in developing custom code (Matlab, Python, etc.) for data analysis preferred. Past medical research is not required, but candidates must be willing to perform experiments in a clinical setting. Candidates will interact with clinical staff, graduate students, research fellows, and must have excellent spoken and written English skills.
Applicants should submit a brief statement of research activities and interests, a current CV, and names and contact information of at least three references. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. To arrange a meeting with the PI and to send materials required for consideration for this appointment please contact Dr. Zaghloul at: email@example.com
NIH, an agency of DHHS, is an equal opportunity employer. All employees are subject to background investigation.
Postdoc Positions in Omaha, USA
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
University of Nebraska Medical Center
We have three open postdoctoral positions. Area of research focus is flexible, but demonstrated expertise in neuroimaging, statistical modeling, and/or cognitive neuroscience is essential. Applicants with previous experience in developmental psychology and/or aging neuroscience will be given preference. However, we have a broad umbrella of existing projects and primarily seek the best candidates to join our team. Major research-dedicated tools in the laboratory include a 306-sensor MEG system (MEGIN), a 3T Siemens Prisma magnet, high-definition transcranial direct-current and alternating-current stimulation (HD-tDCS/tACS) equipment, and extensive support staff for neuropsychological testing and recruitment.
Successful candidates will have a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related field, with an excellent publication record for their career stage. They will join a vibrant and growing group of cognitive neuroscientists in Omaha using state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and resources, with ample local opportunities for career development and promotion to faculty through a newly awarded P20 Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. A list of recent publications can be found on our website.
Please submit a curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch and a one-page cover letter detailing research experience and goals. Reference letters will be requested at a later time. Applications should be submitted online at: https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40453. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Start dates are negotiable, but could be as early as May 15, 2020 or as late mid-2021. Salary commensurate with experience level, following NIH guidance.
For further information: see https://DiconLab.org
Tony W. Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Director, Center for Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Director, Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI)
Vice Chair, Basic & Translational Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Research Assistant Position
Neuroimaging Research Assistant Position
University of Iowa
The Hwang lab in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Iowa has an NIH funded research assistant position available. Our lab focuses on brain network mechanisms, cognitive control, and developmental processes with a strong emphasis on the human thalamocortical system and neural oscillations. Our research utilizes multimodal neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI), TMS, and lesion studies in combination with network neuroscience approaches. For more info please see: https://kaihwang.github.io/about.html
This position is ideal for someone ultimately interested in a career in research. Training and mentoring will be provided. The lab is affiliated with the cognitive control research group (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/research/cognitive-control), which offers a collaborative research environment with access to research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, EEG, neurosurgery patients, and a large lesion patient registry.
* Perform MRI, EEG and behavioral experiments on healthy subjects, stroke patients, and children.
* Assist paradigm development using PsychoPy
* Conduct neuroimaging data analyses
* Recruit and schedule research participants
* Assist laboratory management
* Bachelor degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related disciplines
* Prior research experience in neuroimaging
* Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail is absolutely required
* Working experience in Bash Shell and Python
The research assistant position is opened immediately until filled. To apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Assistant Position
Research Assistant/Lab Coordinator
Center for Vital Longevity
The University of Texas at Dallas
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging lab and Kennedy Neuroimaging of Aging and Cognition lab, directed by Drs. Karen Rodrigue and Kristen Kennedy, are seeking a full-time research assistant/lab coordinator for studies investigating brain aging in both healthy individuals and in older individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Our research uses structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to investigate how the health of our brain's structure supports the brain's function, as well as the contributions of vascular health to normal and pathological aging.
- Recruits study participants (both cognitive normal and MCI) from the Dallas community
- Schedules study participants for MRI and PET experiments
- Serves as liaison for IRB applications and modifications at UTSW and UTD
- Organizes and maintains filing system and database for research study
- Provides technical assistance for various research projects in the Kennedy and Rodrigue laboratories
- Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers
- Updates notebooks, records and performs data entry on databases as needed
- Works with research participants including managing participant and lab schedules, as well as conduct behavioral testing sessions
- Strong interpersonal skills, task-oriented, high level of self-motivation, attention to detail
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in one of the basic sciences (preferably psychology or neuroscience or closely related field) or an equivalent combination of education and customer service or laboratory experience
To apply for this position applicants should visit: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/14472.
For further questions, please contact Dr. Christina Webb (email@example.com) or Dr. Karen Rodrigue (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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