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Nominations for the 2019 Young Investigator Awards are now open.  Go to https://www.cogneurosociety.org/young-investigator-awards-nominations/ to submit your nomination. 

Congratulations to Earl K. Miller, our 2019 George A. Miller Awardee. Dr. Miller will receive his award and give his lecture at the CNS 2019 Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to Daniel L. Schacter, our 2019 Distinguished Career Contributions Awardee. Dr. Schacter will receive his award and give his lecture at the CNS 2019 Annual Meeting.
 
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New on the CNS Blog: Machine Learning to Help Move Beyond Diagnostic Labels for Struggling Learners
            
Anyone who has ever worked with children who are struggling at learning - whether a parent or teacher - knows that diagnostic labels can only go so far in helping individuals. While receiving a diagnosis is an important landmark moment for children and families, is it enough information to guide those who are trying to support those children?   
 
Now researchers have a new toolkit to help: machine learning. In an innovative new study, cognitive neuroscientists fed an algorithm data from 550 struggling learners. The algorithm identified four clusters of difficulty, such as in working memory or processing sounds in words. These clusters overlapped across different diagnostic areas. Read about the study in a new Q&A with Duncan Astle (University of Cambridge).  
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2019 Meeting

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Drexel University

Submissions are now open for the 5th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC; https://tsfnc.org/). The 2019 SfNC meeting 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/).

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. We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars, including researchers and educators. A limited number of travel awards are available.

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

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Social Psychology

Social Psychology

Department of Psychology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology with an emphasis on research that utilizes biological methods (e.g., brain imaging, genetics/epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, biomarkers or stimulation techniques) to investigate social/affective psychological phenomena, and which may also include research that touches on culture, cognitive, clinical, health and/or developmental processes as well.

The successful candidate will be a faculty member who would affiliate with the Social Psychology area of the Department and may also have ties to other areas. Preference will be given to individuals whose research utilizes biological methods in conjunction with other types of social-cognitive, affective and behavioral methods. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2019.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including courses that address the biological mechanisms of social/affective processes. 

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/). We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to each of the referees with instructions for submitting letters directly to the application system by November 2, 2018. All other application materials noted above should be uploaded to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1155 by November 2, 2018, as a single PDF.

For inquiries about the position please contact Ethan Kross (psych.chair@umich.edu). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/163521/assistant_professor_in_social_psychology   
Contact Name: Patti Reuter-Lorenz

Contact Email: psych.chair@umich.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Behavioral Neuroscientist - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Behavioral Neuroscience

Psychology

University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in behavioral neuroscience beginning July 1, 2019. We seek applicants who investigate the neural basis of behavior and cortical circuit plasticity using advanced cellular, computational, neurophysiological and/or brain imaging methodologies. A commitment to the mission to provide routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation students preferred. 
Application review begins on 12/02/2018 and continues until the position is filled. 
A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline and post-doctoral experience, are required at the time of appointment. Salary level is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, reprints and preprints, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01001 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01001

Contact Name: Glenn Stanley

Contact Email: glenn.stanley@ucr.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Faculty Position in Cognition and Perception (Cognitive Neuroscience)

Department of Psychology

New York University

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured position in Cognitive Neuroscience. Although the search is open rank, we encourage applicants in the early and middle stages of their careers. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  

We seek applicants with an outstanding record of research in human cognitive neuroscience, broadly construed. Preference will be given to applicants whose program of research includes advanced measurement techniques and computational approaches to understanding brain and behavior.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/56359

Contact Name: Clayton E Curtis

Contact Email: clayton.curtis@nyu.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Positions

Hwang Lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Iowa

The Hwang lab in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Iowa has fully funded postdoc and graduate student positions available. The Hwang lab focuses on brain network mechanisms, cognitive control, and their 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/
The lab is affiliated with the DeLTA Center and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, 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.

The postdoc position is opened immediately until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: kai-hwang@uiowa.edu

For graduate students, interested applicants should apply through the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/graduate-program) or the Neuroscience Training Program (https://neuroscience.grad.uiowa.edu/) depending on background and interests.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://kaihwang.github.io/

Contact Name: Kai Hwang

Contact Email: kai-hwang@uiowa.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Child Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology) at Marquette University

Child Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology

Psychology

Marquette University

The Psychology Department at Marquette University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position with expertise in clinical child psychology, beginning August, 2019. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on psychopathology, health, and/or health disparities, and who have experience in assessment. Must be license eligible or obtain license within 3 years. Candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program, engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and provide research mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate students (see http://www.marquette.edu/psyc/). 
 
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The department actively encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. Online submission required, https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10440; include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Three letters of reference and reprints may be attached to the application or may be sent directly to Dr. Stephen Saunders, Chairperson, Psychology Department, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10440

Contact Name: Dr. Stephen Saunders, Chair

Contact Email: stephen.saunders@marquette.edu
 
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Faculty Position

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Social Neuroscience

Psychological Science

University of Arkansas

The Department of Psychological Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in social psychology, with a preference for individuals whose research utilizes neuroscientific and/or other biological methods (including but not limited to imaging, EEG, TMS, genetics/epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, and biomarkers) to investigate social psychological phenomena. Appointment is set to begin August 2019. 

We are interested in an inclusive and diverse pool of applicants. The successful candidate will contribute via research, teaching, and/or service to the Department's commitment to diversity and the University's stated mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage in an increasingly diverse and global community. A competitive startup package is available.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30459

Contact Name: Darya Zabelina

Contact Email: dlzabeli@uark.edu
       
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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Human Development

Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, United States

     
The Department of Human Development (http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/), within the College of Human Ecology, seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track position in human neuroscience to begin July 1, 2019 or later. The Department is an interdisciplinary entity that uses multiple approaches, methods, and levels of analysis to study human development across the lifespan and integrates basic and translational research to enhance development and well-being in diverse contexts and populations. The department has a broad base in psychology, neuroscience, and sociology, and is internationally recognized for its distinctive ecological perspective. Faculty members represent three major fields of research, including Law and Human Development, Health and Well-being, and Cognition in Context. The Department houses a state of the art MRI scanner, an EEG lab, and neuro-stimulation facilities.  It maintains significant research collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Individuals who conduct research in all areas of human neuroscience are of interest.

Responsibilities

Teaching three courses per year (typically two undergraduate and one graduate), supervising student research, and maintaining a rigorous, highly productive, and preferably externally-funded program of research that maintains and builds the Department's reputation as a national and international leader.

Qualifications 
PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; 
Research excellence, demonstrated by a strong record of publication in leading journals in the field; 
Interest or experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels 
For consideration

Please upload vita, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and three letters of reference in Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12262.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018; applications are welcomed until the positions are filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required: 
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application: 
Cover Letter 
Curriculum Vitae 
Research Statement 
Teaching Statement 
Three Representative Publications 
Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup) 
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info: 
http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/index.cfm 
  
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have one, 3-year postdoctoral position starting in Fall of 2019!

We desire candidates with expertise in structural and/or functional neuroimaging, and an interest in affective neuroscience utilizing human and/or nonhuman primate models.

For more information on how to apply by January 15th, 2019, please visit our website http://emotion.wisc.edu/
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://emotion.wisc.edu/   
Contact Name: Audrey Jacobsen

Contact Email: EmotionT32Grant@bi.wisc.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF MEMORY

CABEZALAB

CENTER FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Roberto Cabeza (www.cabezalab.org) at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University (www.ccn.duke.edu). The studies employ behavioral and fMRI methods, and the analyses include cutting-edge graph theory and representational similarity analyses. Research topics include episodic memory networks and representations, and the interactions between episodic memory and attention. The desirable candidate will have three qualifications: (1) experience in memory and fMRI research, (2) strong computer skills, and (3) a promising publication record. Send a statement of research interests, a CV, and three referees' contact information to cabeza@duke.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.cabezalab.org

Contact Name: Roberto Cabeza

Contact Email: cabeza@duke.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 summer 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 Fellow in Affective, Cognitive, and Aging Neuroscience

The Center for Healthy Minds

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison, department of Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to analyze and publish on data from the Midlife in the US (MIDUS; http://midus.wisc.edu/) national longitudinal study. This is an NIA-supported study on aging explicitly focused on all of the adult years, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age with multiple longitudinal timepoints covering over 20 years. This is an opportunity to become part of a scientific community that is actively engaged with MIDUS and play a key role in analyzing both extant and new neuroimaging data in relation to sociodemographic, behavioral, cognitive, daily diary, and biomarker data.
This prestigious appointment provides a broad, interdisciplinary experience preparing postdoctoral researchers to generate new discoveries of what happens to people as they age, experience significant life events, and to determine what contributes to health and well-being vs. vulnerability to psychopathology and disease.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16trrPS0L5vdo1wWJsv7psJPBumT4WTrb/view?usp=sharing   
Contact Name: Mike Kelly

Contact Email: mkelly1@wisc.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Scholar Cognitive Neuroscience, Creativity, and Language

Department of Psychology

Pennsylvania State University

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in the area of cognitive neuroscience, creativity, and language processing. This position is supported by a collaborative NSF-grant, awarded to Dr. Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University) and Dr. Zahed Siddique (University of Oklahoma). The postdoctoral scholar will be stationed at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus at University Park. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate with a strong neuroscience background (in particular electroencephalography, EEG) who will play a key role in this NSF-funded project that examines creativity and language processing in engineering students. Specifically, the project combines EEG techniques (including Event-Related Potentials and EEG power changes) to study individual differences in creativity and creative language use, and how social contextual factors affect creativity and creative language use. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Experience with EEG techniques is strongly preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate EEG 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 based on NSF guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates must submit an online application at https://psu.jobs/job/83261, 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 January 2019. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Janet van Hell at 814-867-2337 or jgv3@psu.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://psu.jobs/job/83261

Contact Name: Janet van Hell

Contact Email: jgv3@psu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position focused on neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning

BCBL

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language - BCBL- (San Sebasti√°n, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost).

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying statistical learning and language learning from behavioural and computational perspectives. Work undertaken related to this position will contribute to integrating these different perspectives in an explicit neurocomputational framework.

We are interested in candidates with strong computational expertise, particularly in the 
domain of computational linguistics/neural networks /connectionist modelling / deep learning. Candidates should be proficient in python programming. Use of distributed computational techniques (parallelization on GPUs or CPUs) is an asset. Applicants able to demonstrate such computational expertise will be considered from the cognitive sciences, broadly construed, including psychology, computational linguistics, computational neuroscience, computer science, machine learning, and cognitive science.

In addition to strong computational skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of independence, and a strong publication record. As part of a broader ERC-funded statistical learning research program, the candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with and (if desired) complete research stays at related research groups at the BCBL, the Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto, so as to better integrate the computational models with related behavioural and neural data.
Deadline: December 15th, 2018.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for Computational Postdoc 2018_02 and upload:
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters max).
3. Two reference letters submitted directly by the referees through the outline system.

For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost (ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il) and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu)

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/

Contact Name: Ram Frost

Contact Email: ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc Fellow in Neuroimaging Studies of Eating Behaviors

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Appetite Lab (PI: Susan Carnell, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/1998498/susan-carnell) in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on analysis and conduction of funded studies investigating eating behaviors and body weight in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, with a focus on neuroimaging studies of healthy populations and individuals with eating disorders. This is a great opportunity to work on high-impact appetite and obesity research using behavioral and MRI data from a unique, ongoing, large-scale longitudinal study following children from infancy to middle childhood, as well as a number of smaller MRI studies in children including novel imaging assays and extensive behavioral phenotyping. The fellow will get to join a thriving and supportive network of Johns Hopkins researchers with extensive expertise in human appetite, behavioral neuroscience, and MRI acquisition and analysis. This environment offers huge potential for developing independent research directions and establishing new collaborations. Baltimore is a fun and rapidly developing US city with a vibrant arts scene, affordable neighborhood living, and a great location with good transport links and easy access to beautiful waterways and coastline as well as other exciting American cities (e.g. Washington DC, New York City). Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, cognitive neuroscience, nutrition). A background in obesity or eating disorders research in children and families, and/or neuroimaging (particularly fMRI) research, and/or behavioral nutrition research, is essential. If interested, please contact susan.carnell@jhmi.edu.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Susan Carnell

Contact Email: susan.carnell@jhmi.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral fellowship in social decision making

Kayser & Hsu Labs

Department of Neurology

University of California, San Francisco

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 Jennifer Mitchell Ph.D., and Ming Hsu 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

Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Research Coordinator for Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab

Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Coordinator position in Dr. Lauren Hallion's Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. This is an informal announcement pending final administrative approval.

The position involves assisting with a NIMH-funded neuroimaging (fMRI) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study of perseverative thought (worry; rumination) and other lab projects related to anxiety, cognition, and neuroscience.

Requirements:
B.A. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
A minimum of one year (two semesters) of research experience in a Psychology or related lab

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience coordinating a research study
Proficiency in E-Prime, SPSS
Experience with fMRI research, including relevant software packages
Experience with EMA research

Brief Description of Duties:
Major responsibilities will include scheduling and coordinating adult research participants across several protocols, developing and overseeing a comprehensive data management system, administering semi-structured diagnostic interviews to clinical participants with anxiety and/or depression, programming studies using E-Prime and other software packages, preparing and managing IRB materials, managing and preprocessing fMRI data using AFNI and Freesurfer, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and other duties or projects as assigned.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail are required.

The target start date is around January 7th (negotiable). To apply, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, and unofficial transcript to anxiety@pitt.edu with the subject line "Research Coordinator application."

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.cnmalab.com/

Contact Name: Lauren Hallion

Contact Email: hallion@pitt.edu

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Research assistant for project on memory, decision making, and aging
 
Center fro Cognitive Neuroscience
 
Duke University
 
A research assistant position is available for an NIH-funded project on the cognitive and neural mechanisms of age effects on memory and decision making. This project is a collaboration between the laboratories of Gregory Samanez-Larkin (www.mcablab.science) and Roberto Cabeza (www.cabezalab.org), both at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University (www.mind.duke.edu). fMRI scanning facilities (www.biac.duke.edu) are located within a few hundred yards.
 
In the project, neuropsychological, cognitive, structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI (fMRI) measures will be collected from a large sample of young, middle-age, and older adults. The research assistant position involves supervising the recruitment and neuropsychological testing of these participants, MRI scanning and analysis, and the supervision and training of undergraduate students. The position includes opportunities for research and co-authorship of abstracts and papers. The position also includes participation in many intellectual activities (talks, seminars, courses, etc.) and eligibility for a post-baccalaureate fellowship in functional neuroimaging (www.biac.duke.edu/fellowship)
 
Qualifications: B.A. or equivalent with a background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. All candidates should have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, good computer skills, and research experience. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and attention to detail are essential. Experience in computer programming and familiarity with statistics are desirable. Two-year commitment is required. Send a cover letter and a CV to Eliana Armora (Eliana.Armora@duke.edu).
 
Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student in Cognitive Neuroscience
 
Cognitive Aging & Neuroimgaing Lab
 
Department of Psychology
 
Penn State University
 
The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab ( http://canlab.la.psu.edu/ within the Department of Psychology at Penn State is now accepting applications for students wishing to enter the doctoral program in Fall of 2019. The CAN Lab focuses on the study of learning and memory in both young and older adults. The lab uses both behavioral and neuroimaging methods, including univariate and multivariate analytical approaches to explore the interaction of cognitive and neural processes involved in episodic memory. With respect to young adults, the lab focuses on elucidating the neural mechanisms that both support and differentiate true and false memories as well as different types of associative learning and memory. With respect to cognitive aging, our research concentrates on the examination of age-related neural markers of cognitive decline, as well as mechanisms for neural compensation. Other lines of research include statistical learning, cognitive control, & cognitive training. The lab is affiliated with the Center for Brain Behavior & Cognition (http://cbbc.psu.edu/), the Center for Healthy Aging
(http://healthyaging.psu.edu/), & the SLEIC imaging center (http://www.imaging.psu.edu/). Students from both neuroscience and psychology backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications to our doctoral program is December 1. For more information please see the graduate website
(http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/howToApply.html).
 
Check us out at http://canlab.la.psu.edu/ &   https://www.facebook.com/CANLabPennState/
 
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Graduate Student Position

Ph.D. positions in Psychology

Auditory Cognition

Psychology

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Erin Hannon and I are currently considering applicants for Ph.D. study in Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience and Auditory Cognitive Development Labs. We have facilities supporting adult and child psychophysics (perceptual judgment, sensory-motor synchronization), adult and child electrophysiology (high-density EEG recordings), and infant perception (looking time procedures). New facilities also exist for transcranial magnetic and electrical brain stimulation, and compatible EEG. Across the two labs we address basic questions about auditory scene analysis, auditory memory, change detection, music perception (rhythm and beat processing), music acquisition and enculturation in infancy and childhood, and comparisons of music and language. Interested potential applicants with appropriate qualifications (bachelor's or master's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or other related disciplines) are encouraged to visit the ACNL or ACDL web sites for further information about our research, email the lab directors (erin.hannon@unlv.edu, joel.snyder@unlv.edu) with any questions, and apply directly to the UNLV graduate school. For more information on UNLV, the Ph.D. program, and each lab, please see links below. 

UNLV Grad School: https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege

UNLV Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program: https://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental

ACNL: http://jsnyder.faculty.unlv.edu/home.html

ACDL: http://ehannon.faculty.unlv.edu

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://jsnyder.faculty.unlv.edu/home.html

Contact Name: Joel Snyder

Contact Email: joel.snyder@unlv.edu
 
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Graduate Student Position
 
Graduate Student in Cognitive Psychology/ Neuroscience
 
Penn State University
 
The Learning and the Brain Lab at Penn State University is accepting 1-2 graduate students to enter the Cognitive Area doctoral program in Fall 2019. Our research focus is on the cognitive and neural processes that support complex pattern learning. Given known constraints on the human brain, how do learners extract the information they need from the environment, often without realizing they are doing it? Our lab uses a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI) to probe learners' sensitivity to both the simple associations and network-level structures around them, with a particular focus on which patterns best facilitate learning. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a lab from its early stages. Further details about our work can be found at http://www.elisabethkaruza.com.
 
The deadline for the doctoral program is December 1. Interested students are encouraged (not required) to contact Dr. Karuza at ekaruza@psu.edu prior to submitting their application. We welcome students from a variety of academic backgrounds related to the science of the mind. This includes, but is not limited to, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics. More information about the Cognitive Area at Penn State can be found here http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/program-areas/cognitive and details about submitting your application can be reviewed here http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduate/prospective-students.
General/Other
 
Other
 
Healthy Minds Innovations is seeking an experienced scientist, as Chief Science Officer

Healthy Minds Innovations

Healthy Minds Innovations is seeking an experienced scientist, as Chief Science Officer, to provide leadership, oversight and ensure scientific integrity of innovative tools and services being developed and disseminated. HMI's signature product, the Healthy Minds Program, is a scientifically-based program designed to cultivate emotional well-being via both in-person training and scalable, mobile-based delivery. The Chief Science Officer will build and lead a team to integrate mobile measures into the Program, design the ways in which these measures are delivered to individual users and oversee the data collection, data display and visualization, analysis and iteration. This suite of mobile measures is also envisioned as a stand alone offering. The Chief Science Officer will also lead program evaluation and collaborate with scientists at the Center for Healthy Minds and other academic centers on more formal research studies to evaluate the impact of the Program. This role also has an external presence, working with customer organizations, donors and collaborators.

Key Responsibilities (visit hminnovations.org/careers for more details)
Provide scientific leadership on the science of well-being that informs products and services provided by HMI.
Lead the development of mobile well-being measures for current and future programs.
Oversee grant to develop mobile measures specifically for adolescents.
Lead research and evaluation collaborations using the Healthy Minds Program/Mobile Measures with the Center for Healthy Minds, other academic partnerships and customers.
Lead and provide oversight to data management, analysis & reporting.

Skills and Qualifications
PhD in Psychology or related discipline.
Demonstrated leadership experience following post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience creating products and services that are evidence-based that have been commercially successful.
Demonstrated track record of publications in behavioral health, digital interventions, mHealth, behavioral assessments of cognitive and affective processes.
Demonstrated experience in leading research study design and execution.
Demonstrated experience in design-based implementation research and evaluation.
Experience with multi-dimensional data organization, visualization, and statistical analysis including conducting data analysis in the service of program evaluation.
Passion for the mission to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering.
Self-motivated; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other scientific and non-scientific colleagues as well as community stakeholders.
Excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills.
Eligible to work in the US.
Be willing and able to work out of our Madison, Wisconsin office - this is not a remote position.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. HMI offers an extensive benefits package.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://hminnovations.org/hmi/

Contact Name: Richard J Davidson

Contact Email: nicci@hminnovations.org
 
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Other

PROGRAMMER / ANALYST Position at Stanford University

Palo Alto

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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General Announcement

Open call for abstracts for Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology: The role of schemas in memory and other higher-order cognitive abilities

Villanova University

Guest editors: Irene P. Kan, R. Shayna Rosenbaum, Mieke Verfaellie

Schemas have been defined as superordinate knowledge structures that reflect commonalities extracted across a number of experiences. They guide our current behavior and thoughts and, in turn, are modified by new experiences. How schematic representations are formed, updated, and activated in ways that can both enhance and constrain our experience has historically been studied within cognitive psychology, but data from neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience stand to greatly enhance our theoretical understanding of these processes.

For this special issue, we welcome submissions that examine how knowledge structures are formed, affect online processing of information, impact processes involved in memory and future thinking, and serve to optimize and/or bias decisions. We invite submissions of innovative empirical research and reviews that examine these issues in adults or children using lesion, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and computational modeling approaches. Reflecting the aims of Cognitive Neuropsychology, submissions must (1) use neural data to make explicit contributions to theories of cognitive processing and representation or (2) use cognitive theory to enhance understanding of the diagnosis, treatment or neural bases of deficits in schema formation or use in clinical populations. Under special circumstances, papers that include cognitive-behavioral data in non-clinical populations will be considered if they make clear how they inform brain-behavior relations.

Please submit a tentative title and abstract of up to one page in length to irene.kan@villanova.edu by Friday, November 16th, 2018, with the email subject line "Cognitive Neuropsychology Special Issue". Decisions on proposed manuscripts will be made based on appropriateness of topic, rigor, and a balance of themes to be represented in the special issue. Invitations to submit full manuscripts will be sent by December 12th, 2018. The deadline for full manuscript submissions will be April 15th, 2019. Submissions will undergo the standard review process maintained by Cognitive Neuropsychology. Publication of this special issue is planned for Winter, 2019 and articles will appear online as they become available.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Irene Kan

Contact Email: irene.kan@villanova.edu

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