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New on the CNS Blog: Models of Our Selves Reflected in Our Friends

Just like when an architect builds a scale model of a building, friends in your close-knit social circle build representational models of you. That's how Robert Chavez, a social cognitive neuroscience at the University of Oregon, describes the neural representations we have of our friends. "And just like the architectural model, others' representation of you is not as big and does not contain all of the details of your representation of yourself but may provide a useful model for understanding you and your behavior."

In a new study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Chavez and co-author Dylan Wagner of the Ohio State University used a "round-robin" fMRI set-up and multivoxel brain activity modeling to measure and compare such representations of self and others. Read the full Q&A with Chavez here

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Conference/Symposium/Event

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 6th Annual Meeting

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity

The Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (www.tsfnc.org) will hold its 6thannual meeting on March 13th-14th 2020 at Northeastern University, Boston MA. The SfNC meeting will take place immediately preceding the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) conference.

SfNC welcomes research on creative thinking, using tools ranging from behavioral measures to neuroimaging and other neuroscientific methods.

SfNC 2020 keynote speakers will include Teresa Amabile (Harvard), Jonathan Schooler (UCSB), and Ellen Winner (Boston College).

SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 15, 2019


Contact Website: www.tsfnc.org

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Conference/Symposium/Event

ABIM 2020 - Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting 

International Neuroimaging Conference 

Dept of Neuroscience

University of Geneva

Registration is now open for the "Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting 2019". The meeting will take place in Champéry (Switzerland) from January January 12 to 16, 2020. The preliminary program and details for registration are available on our website. 

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is November 22.

Early booking fees are available until November 2 (see website for details). The number of participants will be limited, so registration will be on a first-come first-served basis, and you are encouraged to register early. 

The conference will feature 4 days of talks, with invited speakers who are experts in different aspects of fMRI and EEG in cognitive and clinical neuroscience, as well as free talks and poster presentations by other participants. The latter will be announced later on the website. The 4 main sessions will cover a range of topics from clinical and basic neuroscience, with the following keynote speakers:

David POEPPEL, Director Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany

Peter BANDETTINI, Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging, NIMH, Bethesda, USA
Christelle BAUNEZ Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille, France
Michael FRANK, Brown University, Providence, USA
Ulman LINDENBERGER, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Tamar MAKIN, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London, UK
Lars MUCKLI Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Glasgow, UK
Peggy ST.JACQUES, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

+ surprise special guest lecture for 15th anniversary!

The schedule of lectures will offer sufficient time for both ski (morning) and science (afternoon), with optimal conditions for interactive exchanges and discussions between all participants. Please visit our facebook page to see the experience and spirit of ABIM in past years (and video on our homepage https://www.unige.ch/ABIM/video-abim-commemoration/).

To register and submit an abstract, as well as to book hotel rooms, please visit our website.

Champéry is a small but excellent ski resort, with more than 100 ski lifts and 500 km of runs, connected to the domain of the "Portes du Soleil" that link 14 different resorts across the Swiss and French border (see http://www.champery.ch & http://www.portesdusoleil.com). It can be reached easily and directly by train from Geneva Airport.

ABIM scientific committee:
Patrik Vuilleumier, University of Geneva
Christoph Michel, University of Geneva
Daphne Bavelier, University of Geneva
Anne-Lise Giraud, University of Geneva
Didier Grandjean, University of Geneva
Dimitri Van de Ville, EPFL, Lausanne

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

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Tenure-Track position in Cognitive NeuroDevelopment

Cognitive NeuroDevelopment

Psychology & Neuroscience

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Cognitive Neurodevelopment. The position will begin July 1, 2020. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in developmental cognitive and/or neuroscientific research. Strong preference will be given to those applying this to the study of language and/or reading development in languages appropriate to the local context, doing so with empirical behavioural and/or neuroimaging methods, and complementing existing departmental expertise in this area. The successful applicant will have an excellent record of published research for their career level. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability or potential to build an independent, funded, internationally competitive laboratory, as well as to contribute to the training of graduate students, undergraduate and graduate teaching (including among our existing course offerings), and departmental and university service. Information about the research activities and courses offered in our department can be found at http://www.psychology.dal.ca.

The ideal applicant will have a PhD (i.e. dissertation defended) in Developmental Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience, or a related discipline completed by July 1, 2020.

The successful applicant will be well-positioned and -resourced. Faculty members in Psychology and Neuroscience have excellent connections with schools, childcare centres, and clinicians facilitating access to both typically and atypically developing individuals. Our department houses world-class research facilities and boasts a strong reputation for collaborative use of infrastructure. We house a developmental neuroimaging research lab with 3 EEG systems, well-equipped behavioural research labs, and excellent connections to the IWK-the only pediatric tertiary care hospital in the Maritime provinces of Canada-which provides access to clinical populations and expertise, as well as infrastructure such as child-friendly 3T MRI and MEG scanners. Our research-intensive department has talented undergraduate and graduate student researchers keen to pursue developmental research. The graduate program has an innovative shared funding structure, and close connections to relevant national training programs (such as Kids Brain Health Network and the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program). The department and university have a strong commitment to community engagement, outreach, and both basic and applied/translational research.

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca) is located in the vibrant ocean-side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which offers an excellent quality of life, including active local food, arts, and music scenes, easy access to outdoor activities, and high-quality health and education centres.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of at least three published or in-press papers, and statements of teaching and research interests. Please also arrange for three referees to send confidential letters of reference under separate cover to suzanne.king@dal.ca. All other application materials should be submitted directly by the applicant at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2233

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit http://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Contact Website: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2233
 
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Faculty Position

Position in Neuroscience of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Psychology

University of South Carolina

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina has a search for a new faculty member with expertise in the neuroscience of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. This position is open-rank and we encourage established researchers to apply. This position is part of a new emphasis in the university on neurodevelopmental disorders. This includes a new U of SC Autisim and Neurodevelopmental Disorders center, positions across the university, and interaction with emphasis across research institutions in developmental disorders (e.g., South Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Consortium https://artsandsciences.sc.edu/scand/).

Online applications are at http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/68868. U of SC is also searching for complementary positions in the Department of Biology (see https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/molecular-or-cellular-neurobiology-and-neurobiology-of-autism-neurodevelopmental-disorders-university-of-south-carolina-columbia-sc-706791, and https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67884)
 
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Faculty Position

Three Tenure-system Faculty Positions in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Psychology

The University of Texas at Dallas

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks to hire 3 tenure-system faculty members at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Applicants from all areas of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered.

Priority will be given to exceptional candidates with a research focus in the following areas: (1) social/affective neuroscience, using human neuroimaging techniques to advance understanding of human social or affective processes, especially in the area of prejudice and intergroup relations; (2) cognitive development and/ or developmental cognitive neuroscience, employing innovative methods in experimental psychology and/or human neuroscience to study children; (3) developmental psychopathology, using sophisticated research techniques to address issues relevant to mental health, particularly in adolescence. We are seeking excellent, innovative researchers whose research program would synergize with current faculty, who could successfully teach needed courses, and whose expertise would support innovation related to core goals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

The successful candidates will have a doctoral degree with evidence of scholarly contributions and the ability to compete for extramural support in the field of psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Earned PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Human Development, or a closely related academic discipline. Excellent, innovative researchers whose research program would synergize with current faculty, who could successfully teach needed coursework, and whose expertise would support innovation related to core goals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Review of applications will begin on November 1st. Applicants should upload a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; teaching evaluations; and the full contact information for at least three professional references to http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/13175 . 

UTD is a Tier One Institution and the fastest growing university in Texas. It houses a dynamic and collaborative research community in psychology, neurobiology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences. Faculty in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are based both on the main campus and at three research centers located in central Dallas near the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), with which there are strong collaborative relationships. Excellent laboratories and core facilities are present both on the main campus and at the research centers. Of particular relevance are our two affiliated human imaging centers. UTSW houses the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC), an inter-institutional facility that provides neuroimaging resources supporting the research of UTD faculty. The AIRC houses both 3T and 7T research MRI scanners, in addition to PET and MEG. The UTD Center for Brain Health, which houses a number of Behavioral and Brain Sciences faculty members, will open in Fall 2019 a new UTD Imaging Center, with two state-of-the-art research 3T MRI Scanners.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is an international hub with a strong economy, vibrant cultural atmosphere, world-class sports and entertainment, and nationally ranked public schools.

Contact Website: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/13175 

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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor Position

Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder (http://www.colorado.edu/psych-neuro/) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2020. All methods and areas of interest are welcome. The candidate's research will be relevant to the Department's interests in (but not limited to) executive functions, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, decision making and language, and ideally would be able to speak to issues of the neural and cognitive mechanisms supporting psychological flexibility and/or resilience.

For this position, successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement, potential for extramural funding, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related science is required. All applications received before November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=20969
 
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Faculty Position
 
Research Group Leader (W2 tenure) - Neuroscience at the speech and music intersection 

Neuroscience at the speech and music intersection

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

The Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, investigates the attentional, cognitive and affective mechanisms of aesthetic perception and evaluation.

The Institute would like to fill the following position
Research Group Leader m/f/d
W2 tenure
in the field of Neuroscience with a specialization on the intersection of Speech and Music.

We are looking for a person with an excellent publication record willing to actively contribute to the research pursued at the MPIEA by adding a comparative perspective on similarities and differences in the processing of speech and music.

Research topics should include prosody in language and music, music action and perception, and language and music communication. An expertise in both functional and structural imaging and electrophysiology methods is expected. Experience with a variety of participant groups (i.e. healthy participants, professional musicians, patients, different age groups, other ethnicities) is desired.

Given the broad interdisciplinary nature of the MPIEA, we would appreciate evidence for former interdisciplinary and international projects and publications.

The position will include leadership of a small team. Therefore, information regarding successful supervision of students and team leadership skills should be provided.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree in neuroscience or another closely related field and have a record of independent research at the Postdoc level. The position of a Research Group Leader is equivalent to an Assistant/Associate Professor position (German salary level W2) and includes an independent budget for personnel, running costs, and investments, office space, and use of the research infrastructure of the institute. The starting date is negotiable.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The MPG also strives for gender and diversity equality. Therefore, applicants of all genders are welcome.

We offer extensive support to help employees balance professional and home life, including assistance with childcare and support of the elderly, and flexibility in how employees arrange working hours. For details, see www.mpg.de/equal_opportunities

Please submit your application including a cover letter explaining why you would like to join the MPI for Empirical Aesthetics, a detailed CV, a list of publications, certificates of university degrees and doctoral promotion, copies of three relevant publications, a one-page summary of scientific achievements, two letters of recommendation, and a research plan by November 15, 2019 to: :

job@ae.mpg.de

Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik  
Personalstelle, Grüneburgweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt am Main

Contact Website: https://www.aesthetics.mpg.de/institut/jobs/research-group-leader-w2-tenure.html

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Faculty Position

Open Area/Open Rank Position - Focus on comp/quant skills

Open

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Texas A&M University

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (liberalarts.tamu.edu/psychology/) at Texas A&M University is recruiting for a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor for a full-time, nine-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2020. We are interested in a scholar conducting research in any area of psychology and whose research interests and strengths will build on and enhance the quantitative and computational strengths of the Department. The candidate will need to contribute to one or
more existing doctoral training programs (behavioral and cellular neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, industrial/organizational psychology, or social and personality psychology). We hope to recruit a scientist to complement a world-class core of researchers, many of whom participate in crosscutting research concentrations in affective science, diversity science, and personality processes. The Department is interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community, as well as the educational needs of the population of Texas and the global community. Review of applications will begin October 20.


Contact Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/68421
 
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Faculty Position

Adjunct for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience

Cognitive and Social Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience

Trinity College

We are hiring an adjunct to teach one section of Cognitive Social Neuroscience in the spring semester.

https://www.trincoll.edu/neuroscience/
 
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Faculty Position

Associate/Full Professor

Department of Psychology

Stony Brook University

The Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor position. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research focuses on the aging brain and who has a strong focus on human neuroimaging (structural and functional MRI). Such research might investigate, for example, the affective and cognitive neuroscience of normal and pathological aging. Opportunities for collaboration exist across campus with units including the Center for Aging Policy Research in the School of Social Welfare; the Geriatrics and Geriatric Psychiatry programs in the School of Medicine; the Biomedical Orthopedics Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and the Disability Studies Program in the School of Health Technology and Management. Successful candidates will be investigators who have a strong record of scholarship and a record of procuring extramural funding for their research as well as experience in teaching and mentoring. 

Candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to: Psychology_Search@stonybrook.edu. Files will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be sent to Appu Mohanty at Aprajita.Mohanty@stonybrook.edu.

The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University (SBU) encompasses doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health Psychology. We have a history of productive collaborations with numerous other departments on campus (e.g., Neurobiology & Behavior; Computer Science; Linguistics) and in the adjacent Schools of Medicine (including Neurology, Psychiatry, and the program in Public Health), Nursing, and Health Technology and Management, among others. SBU houses state-of-the-art imaging facilities including Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Center with a Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3 Tesla system scanner, PET and simultaneous PET/fMRI imaging, Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging (CUBIT), as well as Rat Conscious Animal Scanner (RatCAP) among others. Stony Brook University is a member of the AAU. We are located 60 miles from New York City on the north shore of Long Island. Information about the department can be found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
 
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Faculty Position

Two Faculty Positions at Johns Hopkins University

Social Cognition

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University seeks two full-time tenure-track or tenured professors with a focus on social cognition, to start July 2020. These are open rank positions and candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will conduct high quality, active, externally funded research programs in any area of social cognition broadly construed. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to) moral cognition, social decision-making, theory of mind, person perception, social development and social cognitive neuroscience. Successful candidates will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring in PBS. Cluster hires will be considered. The Department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field by the start of the position.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is located on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and maintains close ties and collaborative relationships with the Departments of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, the Mind/Brain Institute, and the newly established SNF Agora Institute.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, research and teaching statements, and three representative publications. These materials can be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/70257. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted for applications at assistant professor (pre-tenure) rank. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 2019.

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


Contact Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/70257
 
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Faculty Position

SNF Agora Open Rank Faculty - Two Positions

Social Cognition/Political Psychology

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute

Johns Hopkins University

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on social cognition or political psychology. We seek scholars from a range of disciplines examining the cognitive and psychological foundations of social and collective behavior, especially as it relates to questions about civic engagement and inclusive discourse across the globe or in the U.S.

This search is part of a broader initiative at Johns Hopkins University to expand expertise in social cognition within the Department of Psychological and Brian Sciences and in other departments. Faculty hired to the SNF Agora Institute, however, can sit in any department in the university.

The SNF Agora Institute is a new, $150M multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Housed in the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields-including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics. 

All SNF Agora faculty will be full members in a department at Johns Hopkins University and at the SNF Agora Institute. Successful candidates should be established scholars with a substantial record of research and publication, or may be rising scholars of exceptional quality. All candidates should demonstrate an interest in the mission of the SNF Agora Institute. 

Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter specifying an appropriate department for their appointment, a research statement, curriculum vitae, and two to three representative publications. Any nominations should be emailed to SNF Agora Institute, at snfagora@jhu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments will commence on July 1, 2020.

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the university's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


Contact Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/69846
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience - Northwestern University

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. MSS provides a scientific home for cognitive neuroscientists with research programs that utilize biomedical approaches and clinical populations to investigate mechanisms for cognition. The Department has a strong and diverse extramural research portfolio exceeding $40 million spanning assessment, clinical research, and technology implementation in the hospital setting. MSS is a basic sciences unit within the medical school comprised almost entirely of Ph.D. scientists conducting human-subjects research with an outreach mission to clinical departments. Ideal candidates would have research portfolios that capitalize on the biomedical research environment, including research that uses invasive neural recording and/or stimulation methods, research in clinical populations with cognitive disorders, and neuroimaging. We are seeking candidates with a strong collaborative orientation, an impressive publication record, and a history of extramural funding. There are no teaching requirements. Participation in departmental training activities and University service are expected and valued. Candidates would additionally have the opportunity to seek affiliation with Northwestern's many department-, school-, and campus-spanning institutes and centers, including the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Ph.D. program, the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences, the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease, the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, and others.

Contact Joel Voss for additional information (joel-voss@northwestern.edu).
Please use this link for full position details and to apply:
https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/Nzc2


Contact Website: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/Nzc2

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The George Washington University,

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. invites applications for a tenure track position focused on the brain basis of human communication at the assistant professor level to start as early as Fall 2020. Additional responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and participating in departmental and university service.

Basic Qualifications: Applicant must have a PhD in communication sciences and disorders, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience or closely related area by date of appointment and have demonstrated commitment to scholarly research evidenced by publications in scholarly journals or scholarly works in progress, and teaching experience at the university level. Applicants must have interests or expertise in translational research with neurotypical individuals and/or populations with communication disorders. Applicants must demonstrate potential for future external funding and must be able to enhance the undergraduate, master's, and new doctoral program focused on communication sciences.

To apply: Please complete the online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/ 70697 and upload (i) a brief cover letter along with (ii) teaching and research statements, (iii) a curriculum vita (CV), and (iv) copies of no more than three representative scholarly publications. Please have three (3) letters of professional reference emailed to Dr. Adrienne Hancock at SLHSapplication@gwu.edu with the subject heading including the first and last name of the applicant. Only completed applications will be considered. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The University and the Department seek to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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Faculty Position

Tenure-track position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Ryerson University, Toronto

Tenure-Track Position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020 

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. Modern and innovative, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Department of Psychology is home to dynamic scholars, award-winning teachers, and some of the university's top students.

The Department of Psychology consists of 33 tenure-stream faculty members and offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/ PhD) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca).
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. Duties will include contributing to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA/PhD) programs through teaching and student supervision; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, and externally-funded research program; and engaging in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

Qualifications
Candidates will hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely allied field. They will hold a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates evidence of impact through peer-reviewed publications and other contributions, as well as an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must show evidence of high-quality teaching and student training and demonstrate a capacity and commitment to collegial service. The ideal candidate will support a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in Ryerson's academic plan, and will assist us in expanding our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.  

Research focus within the field of auditory cognitive neuroscience is open. A background in neuroscience methods and an interest in aging, hearing, and perception of speech and music are considered assets.

About Ryerson University
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto's Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU, @RyersonHRand @RyersonECIand our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Equity at Ryerson University
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada's leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

How to apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on "Start Application Process" to begin) by January 15, 2020. The application must be in a single file, in PDF or Word format and contain the following:
* letter of application; 
* curriculum vitae;
* research statement;
* teaching statement or dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness;
* up to three (3) reprints or preprints of recent research publications; and
* the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for references. 
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. 

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Michelle Dionne, at mdionne@psych.ryerson.ca. Only those candidates selected for interviews for the short-list of consideration will be contacted. 
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon, HR Advisor at renee.gordon@ryerson.ca. 
Ryerson University is fully committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise the Human Resources representative when you are contacted. All requests for accommodation will be treated with confidentiality.


Contact Website: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=528308

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Language and Spatial Development Postdoctoral Position at FIU

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Florida International University

The Project on Language and Spatial Development (https://plsd.fiu.edu, PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (https://bbdl.fiu.edu, PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University's Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Department of Psychology are seeking to hire one (1) talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 9th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities. 

The current project involves evaluating individual differences in the development of neural changes related to typically-developing children's spatial abilities between the ages of 4 to 6 years. The position involves the collection and analysis of spatial navigation, eyeblink conditioning, and structural MRI data, managing data collection, and preparing manuscripts. This project will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at FIU's Center for Imaging Science (https://cismri.fiu.edu), where a new 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI scanner is housed. Candidates with experience in working with child populations and having experience with, and/or interest in learning, MRI data collection and analysis are especially encouraged to apply.  

The candidate will be mentored in leading independent research projects including grant applications and publishing with a highly productive research team. The close partnership and collaboration with experts in Developmental Science (Dr. Shannon Pruden, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Dr. Anthony Dick), Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, Dr. Anthony Dick, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) and Quantitative Psychology (Dr. Timothy Hayes) allows for unique opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training. The breadth of training experiences will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Desired Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the start of their appointment.  

The position is currently open and the initial position duration is for at least 2 years with possibility of renewal (based upon performance). Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial deadline for applications by November 30, 2019 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter with a targeted start date in January/February 2020 (start date is negotiable). Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale. Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative published research articles, and contact information for three references, with postdoc application in subject line, to Dr. Shannon Pruden, sdick@fiu.edu 
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Interdisciplinary post-doc - mental workload and spatial cognition in simulated extreme environments

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Texas A&M University

An interdisciplinary team at Texas A&M University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a new NSF-funded grant. The project will investigate how spatial abilities and attentional resources are impacted by unfamiliar, desolate or altered gravitational environments. The goal of this research is to inform design principles for scenario-based simulations and games to train the future workforce to adapt to, and work in, altered environments. The successful applicant will be involved in data collection, processing/analysis, and manuscript preparation. Further, they will have the opportunity to work with a team of researchers in Psychology, Construction Science, Visualization, and Aerospace Engineering. The successful candidate will have a background in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, human factors psychology/ engineering, or other related fields and have experience with the collection and analysis of one or more of the following methodologies: EEG, spatial cognition, eye tracking, or Virtual Reality environments. Salary range is $38,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience, and the position is open for up to three years, contingent upon an annual review of progress. The research team is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, and seeks applications from all qualified individuals from all demographics and backgrounds. Inquiries from prospective applicants may be directed to Dr. Manish Dixit (mdixit@arch.tamu.edu), Dr. Joseph Orr (joseph.orr@tamu.edu), or Dr. Jyotsna Vaid (jvaid@tamu.edu). Applicants should complete the online application and send their CV, writing samples and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Dixit or Dr. Orr. Position open immediately, and will remain open until filled.
 
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Postdoctoral Position

PhD Students positions - BCBL

Institution/Company 

BCBL

The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has published the call for PhD Students 2019. The application period is from 17/10/19 to 07/11/19 at 14:00h.

The call offers:

1 PHD STUDENT POSITION (4-YEAR CONTRACT) TO JOIN PROJECT PGC2018-093408-B-I0- THALANG - FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE HUMAN THALAMUS TO LANGUAGE SYSTEMS ACROSS DEVELOPMENT TO BE SUPERVISED BY PEDRO M. PAZ-ALONSO
Key words: Thalamus, Language Systems, Reading, Vision, Functional Connectivity, Structural Connectivity, Lateral Geniculate Nucleus, Medial Geniculate Nucleus, Pulvinar
Summary of the project:
Since the early 1960s, evidence from spontaneous and surgical lesions has pointed to the involvement of the human thalamic nuclei in language function. Several proposals have been put forward regarding a thalamic role in cognitive function in general and language function in particular. However, to date, our understanding of the role of the thalamus in language function remains limited. The thalamus is a diencephalic structure with massive white matter fiber projections to almost the entire cerebral cortex. It is involved in the flow of sensory signals to the cortex and continues to contribute to the processing of information within cortical hierarchies. Among other functions, the thalamus is involved in the regulation of consciousness, sleep and alert states, the motor system, language, memory and attention, as well as in clinical conditions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimers disease and dyslexia. Recently, we developed the first probabilistic atlas of the human thalamic nuclei combining high-resolution ex vivo magnetic reasonance imaging (MRI) and histology, and have implemented a companion segmentation toolbox in the neuroimaging package FreeSurfer to support in vivo study of the thalamus and its subnuclei in MRI research. The proposed research project will capitalize on this tool, the well-known neuroanatomy of thalamocortical connections and the use of multimodal MRI techniques to investigate: 1) the developmental trajectories of the thalamic nuclei gray-matter volume and white matter connections across the life span and their relation to individual differences in language-related variables; 2) the functional and structural involvement of specific thalamic nuclei and their thalamocortical interactions in language production, speech comprehension and reading in a large sample of young adults; 3) the functional and structural contributions of thalamocortical circuits to reading in typically and atypically-developing samples with reference to some of the most important theories of reading and dyslexia. Thus, this research project aims to conduct a comprehensive multimodal investigation of thalamic contributions and thalamocortical interactions in language function within a neurocognitive, neuroanatomical and psycholinguistic framework. A key focus will be a better understanding how reading disabilities may occur as a consequence of breakdowns in thalamocortical circuits. In this regard, this project stands at the cutting edge of national and international research precisely tracking the role of the thalamus in language function, and will further allow the development of a mechanistic model of the contribution of the thalamic subnuclei and their interactions with cortical regions to central language systems.
Individuals interested in the PhD position should have:
* A strong theoretical and methodological background in cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering or experimental psychology.
* A strong level of written and spoken English.
* Strong computational skills (Matlab, Python,...)
Research experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI, M/EEG) will be an asset. Possession of a Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Experimental Psychology or any other related area is highly recommended and will be positively valued.
For more information:
* BCBL website: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/
* MICIUN website: http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=14d767e8fd8cd610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD
* Contact Ana Fernández a.fernandez@bcbl.eu Project Manager BCBL


1 PHD STUDENT POSITION (4-YEAR CONTRACT) TO JOIN PROJECT RTI2018-096311-B-I00- TRAINSYNCHRO- WHY DOES MUSICAL TRAINING ENHANCES SPEECH PROCESSING? A CORTICAL ENTRAINMENT PERSPECTIVE BY NICOLA MOLINARO
Key words: Music training, Speech processing, Auditory cortical entrainment, Audiovisual synchronization, Predictive timing, Magnetoencephalography, Naturalistic stimulation
Summary of the project:
Recent studies have shown that musicians outperform nonmusicians on a variety of tasks related to speech processing, suggesting that musical training may boost our ability to process auditory language. Yet, we know very little about the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying such musician advantage. On one hand, a several studies suggest that musical training enhances the sensitivity of the auditory pathways to sound in general. This would improve human acoustic skills that may in turn transfer to language acquisition and processing.
On the other hand, it has been hypothesized that musical training might refine the interaction between motor and auditory regions. This in turn would boost the ability to develop regular and precise temporal predictions, utilizing more fine-tuned motor production plans of the spoken sounds. Understanding which is the driving force underlying the improved language performance in musicians is a topic of central interest in cognitive neuroscience, with inevitable implications for the development of intervention strategies for language acquisition and associated developmental disorders. This project aims at informing such applied research by uncovering the neural mechanisms underlying the musician advantage. To this purpose we will study auditory cortical entrainment in musicians and nonmusicians. Cortical entrainment refers to the ability of the brain to naturally synchronize its internal oscillatory activity with the rhythm of the external auditory signals. This phenomenon has been shown to play a pivotal role in the extrapolation of linguistic tokens from acoustic signals and in the construction of coherent auditory representations. Crucially, different components of this phenomenon have been linked to both passive auditory sensitivity (involving auditory regions) and active predictive timing (involving premotor regions). Comparing rhythmic auditory processing and cortical entrainment to speech and music in musician vs nonmusicians will provide us with a unique model to (1) evaluate the specific aspects of language processing that are enhanced by music training; (2) unveil the specific neurocognitive mechanisms underlying such improved performance; and (3) use the fundamental knowledge of (1) and (2) to define better treatment for intervention in language disorders.
Requirements:
Research experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI, M/EEG) will be an asset. Possession of a Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering Experimental Psychology or any other related area is highly recommended and will be positively valued.
For more information:
* BCBL website: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/
* MICIUN website: http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=14d767e8fd8cd610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD
* Contact Ana Fernández a.fernandez@bcbl.eu Project Manager BCBL


1 PhD Student position (4-year contract) to join RTI2018-093547-B-I00: Is the brain connectome a good predictor for the language network functional malleability? LangConn to be supervised by Prof. Carreiras and Dr. Quiñones.
Key words: Language network, connectome, individual variabilities, neuroplasticity, graph-theory, second language learners, pre-surgical patients, low-grade glioma
Summary of the project:
The current project introduces a novel multivariate network-based approach where the combination of functional and structural measures will allow us to characterize the language connectivity fingerprints (i.e., connectome) taking also into account its intrinsic individual variability. Using this pioneering approach, we will characterize the connectome underlying the decoding and integration of linguistic signals and determine whether this connectome could be used to predict individual differences in language performance. For the first time, structural and language-related functional measures will be collected on the same participants across different language-specific tasks (i.e., comprehension and production) in two different languages (i.e., Spanish-L1 and Basque-L2). After the definition and characterization of the language connectome, it will be possible to investigate the capacity of this system to react when a salient language-related event occurs. The location of Donostia-San Sebastian, where the BCBL is situated, and the work relationship established between our institution and the Hospital Universitario Cruces in Bilbao, offers a unique opportunity to address this question. The Basque Country holds a Spanish-Basque bilingual population where it is possible to test people with different linguistic profiles. Thus, here at the BCBL, we have access to two different populations where neural plasticity seems to be a remarkable feature in terms of neural adaptability: (1) adults second language learners and (2) pre-surgical patients with low-grade gliomas affecting perisylvian areas involved in the processing of linguistic signals. While the first group allows us to investigate neural plasticity associated with the acquisition of new language-specific knowledge in a healthy and functionally typical brain, the second group of participants enables us to study the neural capacity to negotiate L1 and L2 language information after the removal of a critical language-related area. In summary, our primary goal is to determine to what extent the language connectome could be used to predict plastic changes associated with language-related salient events. Thus, in order to test the predictability power of the language connectome, we propose a longitudinal approach where both adults L2 learners and pre-surgical patients will be recorded before and after the occurrence of the critical event. Specifically, L2 learners will be recorded before and after they learn to read/speak in a second language, and the pre-surgical patients will be tested before and six months after brain surgery. By longitudinally tracking individual profiles at both behavioral and neural levels, with a special focus on changes in the network topology and dynamics, it is possible to bridge the gap between language functions, bilingualism and brain plasticity.
Individuals interested in the PhD position should have:
* MSc in Psychology (preferable biological or experimental psychology), Biomedical Engineering, or any other related area. Good experimental and statistical skills and excellent written and spoken English.
* Previous experience with neuroimaging methods and programming are a plus.
For more information:
* BCBL website: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/
* MICIUN website: http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=14d767e8fd8cd610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD
Contact Ana Fernández a.fernandez@bcbl.eu Project Manager BCBL

Contact Website: http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc position at Green Lab at Stanford University 

gene-brain-behavior relationships

School of Medicine 

Stanford University 

The Green Lab at Stanford University (http://med.stanford.edu/greenlab.html) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral position available immediately. We offer exciting opportunities to work with children and adolescents with genetic conditions (such as Noonan syndrome and RASopathies as well as sex chromosome aneuploidies) that serve as human models to map gene-brain-behavior relationships. We use several neuroimaging modalities including high-resolution structural MRI and structural/functional connectivity. We also use comprehensive neurocognitive assessments to map the behavioral effects of genetic aberrations in our population of children with genetic conditions. We are also interested in computational methods to analysis the organization and coupling of large-scale structural brain networks (specifically about ADHD and social cognition).
Candidates will be expected to contribute to ongoing data analyses of already collected data and will have opportunities to lead manuscripts and grant applications. The Green Lab is imbedded within the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences, DIBS (https://cibsr.stanford.edu/). DIBS is a dynamic and vibrant research group that comprises deep expertise in multi-modal neuroimaging, including structural and functional MRI as well as functional NIRS, behavioral neurogenetics, experimental psychology, and computational neuroscience. The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to leverage on these capabilities and develop her/his research program within the mission of the laboratory.
Candidates with a broad range of skills, including neurocognitive assessments as well as programming in Matlab, Python, and R are encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Science, is preferred. All citizenships are welcome to apply.
The Green Lab (http://med.stanford.edu/greenlab.html) is located in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Interested candidates should send via email their CV, 2-3 representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to tgreen2@stanford.edu.
The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 2-3 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding. The position is open immediately, and applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.


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

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Postdoctoral Position

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROREHABILITATION

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. 
Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, or human neuroscience, who wish to learn to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to candidates who identify themselves as members of historically under-represented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation, or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. This may be indicated in the cover letter.
Mentors Include:
Laurel Buxbaum (MRRI)
Anjan Chatterjee (PENN)
Branch Coslett (PENN)
John Detre (PENN)
Dylan Edwards (MRRI)
Murray Grossman (PENN)
Roy Hamilton (PENN)
Shailesh Kantak (MRRI)
Erica Middleton (MRRI)
Amanda Rabinowitz (MRRI)
John Whyte (MRRI)

Applications should be submitted to Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator,
(whelihak@einstein.edu ) and must include:
- current CV
- letter describing research interests and career goals
-Given the translational focus of the training program, applicants should indicate a preferred primary mentor and, if possible, a secondary mentor. The mentors should offer a good fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate's interests.
- 2-3 letters of reference

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019

Contact Website: www.mrri.org
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at Texas A&M

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Texas A&M University

The Lifespan Cognitive and Motor Neuroimaging (LCMN) Laboratory at Texas A&M
University directed by Dr. Jessica Bernard (she/her/hers) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to
work on a new federally-funded project supported by the National Institute on Aging. The
study will investigate age-related changes in cerebellar structure and networks in the context
of motor and cognitive behavior and menopause. The successful applicant will be involved
in data collection, processing/analysis, and manuscript preparation. Further, they will have
the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team of graduate students from across the
psychology and neuroscience programs at Texas A&M. The successful candidate will have
a background in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, or in a related field, with
interests in aging and/or cerebellar function. Experience with analysis of brain imaging data
is required. Salary starts at $45,000 and the position is open for up to five years, contingent
upon an annual review of progress. Dr. Bernard and the LCMN are committed to fostering
an inclusive and diverse environment, and seek applications from all qualified individuals
from all demographics and backgrounds. Please send a copy of your CV, statement of interest providing an overview of your background and skillset, and two samples of your writing to Dr. Bernard directly (Jessica.bernard@tamu.edu). In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Bernard. Position open immediately with an ideal start date of January 2020. The position will be open until filled, and all applications received before November 20 will receive full consideration.
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position at the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition 

Cognitive, Neuroscience

Psychology

Georgetown University

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition anticipates hiring 1 to 2 postdoctoral researchers for NSF-funded projects applying cognitive neuroscience methods at the intersection of education and creativity. These projects are focused on 1) application of neuromodulation with the goal of enhancing both domain-general and scientific creative thinking; and 2) application of neuroimaging with the goal of identifying neural biomarkers of classroom education-based learning that may add value to traditional academic measurement in predicting scientific achievement. In collaboration with laboratories at Johns Hopkins and Penn State, this work will also involve the development a new classroom-based assessment of scientific creative thinking, and application of network neuroscience to predict creative cognitive performance.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or anticipate a Ph.D. by spring of 2020. The projected start date for the position(s) is early fall or late summer of 2020. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a strong record of productivity and with experience or substantial interest in the following areas: creativity, education, neuroimaging and/or electrical recording methods, neuromodulation, and advanced statistical data analysis.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Griffin Colaizzi (gc815@georgetown.edu), and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation upon request. Any informal inquiries can be sent to the principal investigator, Adam Green (aeg58@Georgetown.edu). Review of applications will begin in the late fall - early winter and continue until the position is filled.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

Contact Website: http://cng.georgetown.edu/home

Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Laboratory Manager Position for the Georgetown Lab for Relational Cognition

Washington, DC

Psychology

Georgetown University 

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grant-funded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is early-June 2020. For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
- Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data 
- Recruitment of study participants
- Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects
- Organization of professional and informal lab activities 
- Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects
- Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data 
Required Skills and Qualifications: 
- Bachelor's degree 
- One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences 
- Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities 
- Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
- Strong computer skills 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications: 
- Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data
- One or more years of leadership experience
- Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python) 
To apply for this position: 
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant's qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu.
Please address any questions to Griffin Colaizzi at gc815@georgetown.edu. 

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience. 

Contact Website: http://cng.georgetown.edu/home

Other

General Announcement
 
Immersive mentored research experience for undergraduates at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and data science

UW Madison

Application Opens: November 1st, 2019

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2020

Admission Notification: Ongoing After Application deadline

Program Dates: The 10 week 2020 program dates for PREP have not been set

Application Link: https://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.com

*Note that applicants who are not accepted will receive notification once all admissions have been sent out. Please do not call the Psychology department or send separate admission inquiries. Please note that these dates are currently tentative and may be subject to change. All inquiries not addressed within the website and associated links can be sent to prep@psych.wisc.edu

PREP OVERVIEW
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations - those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students - who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology.

PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive "bootcamps" on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities.

See the link to "PREP Research Abstracts" on the right for examples from the Summer 2011-2019 programs; see "Program Highlights" under the "About PREP" link for more specifics about the program.

For more information about PREP, please contact: PREP@psych.wisc.edu

Information is only available by e-mail. Please do not call the Psychology Department.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Psychology
Attn: PREP Program
1202 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1611  


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant Number 1757785 with support from the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
 
Biological Sciences
 
Bridging senses: novel insights from synaesthesia
A discussion meeting issue organized and edited by Simon E Fisher and Amanda K Tilot
 
Published October 2019
 
About this issue
Synaesthesia is an intriguing phenomenon in which a perception with one sense (e.g. hearing music) causes an immediate additional sensation in another (e.g. seeing colour). With its array of types, and a tendency to run in families, synaesthesia offers a window into the brain systems underlying human experience; what factors shape them, and how they vary from one person to the next. At the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, the topic is best understood in an interdisciplinary framework.
This issue follows a 2018 Discussion Meeting of leading researchers approaching the science of synaesthesia from diverse angles. Research articles describe novel findings on how synaesthesia connects to mental imagery and to neuropsychiatric traits, and what it says about the interplay of genes and environment in learning. Reflecting the dynamic discussions of the meeting, thought- provoking reviews and perspectives distil the field's growth over the last two decades, while setting out blueprints for the future of synaesthesia research.
 
Introduction Bridging senses: novel insights from synaesthesia Simon E Fisher and Amanda K Tilot

Synaesthesia: a distinct entity that is an emergent feature of adaptive neurocognitive differences Jamie Ward
 
Stochastic resonance model of synaesthesia
Poortata Lalwani and David Brang
 
Neurophenomenology of induced and natural synaesthesia David J Schwartzman, Daniel Bor, Nicolas Rothen and Anil K Seth
 
Deepening understanding of language through synaesthesia: a call to reform and expand Jennifer L Mankin
 
Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading Rebecca Smees, James Hughes, Duncan A Carmichael and Julia Simner
 
Synaesthetic colour associations for Japanese Kanji characters: from the perspective of grapheme learning Michiko Asano, So-ichiro Takahashi, Takuya Tsushiro and Kazuhiko Yokosawa
 
Echoes from the past: synaesthetic colour associations reflect childhood gender stereotypes
Nicholas B Root, Karen Dobkins, Vilayanur S Ramachandran and Romke Rouw
Distinct colours in the 'synaesthetic colour palette'
Romke Rouw and Nicholas B Root
 
Do synaesthesia and mental imagery tap into similar cross-modal processes? Alan O'Dowd, Sarah M Cooney, David P McGovern and Fiona N Newell
 
Exploring the relationship between grapheme colour- picking consistency and mental imagery
Mary Jane Spiller, Lee Harkry, Fintan McCullagh, Volker Thoma and Clare Jonas
 
Autistic traits in synaesthesia: atypical sensory sensitivity and enhanced perception of details
Tessa M van Leeuwen, Eline van Petersen, Floor Burghoorn, Mark Dingemanse and Rob van Lier
 
Investigating genetic links between grapheme-colour synaesthesia and neuropsychiatric traits
Amanda K Tilot et al.
 
How non-veridical perception drives actions in healthy humans: evidence from synaesthesia
Marie Luise Schreiter, Witold X Chmielewski, Jamie Ward and Christian Beste
 
Atypical bodily self-awareness in vicarious pain responders
Natalie C Bowling, Vanessa Botan, Idalmis Santiesteban, Jamie Ward and Michael J Banissy
 
Enhanced self-reported affect and prosocial behaviour without differential physiological responses in mirror- sensory synaesthesia Kalliopi Ioumpa et al.

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