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New on the CNS Blog: Sharpening Understanding of How the Deaf Brian Sees
 
We often see it in superhero movies: When people are deprived of one sense, they develop superhuman powers in another sense. While those depictions may be exaggerated, the underlying premise has a real scientific basis. When the brain is deprived of input from one sense, such as hearing, it often compensates with above-normal performance in another sensory system, such as vision. Over the past decade, various neuroimaging, physiological, and other neuroscience studies have converged to create a more complete picture of the brains of the deaf, and, in particular, how visual abilities are enhanced.
 
In a new review paper  published in the  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , a team of scientists led by Caroline Alencar and senior author Stephen Lomber at the University of Western Ontario sought to synthesize what researchers know from both human and animal studies on the deaf. Read the full guest post.  
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Special Issue: Music & Eye-Tracking

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

In summer 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics hosted, for the first time, a conference on the topic of what eye-movements, pupil dilation and blinking activity might tell us about musical processing (MET 17; http://ae.mpg.de/met17). More than 60 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines followed the invitation (psychology, neuroscience, all fields of music research including music ethnology and systematic musicology). As a result of the scientific exchange this Special Issue on Music & Eye-Tracking (https://bop.unibe.ch/JEMR/issue/view/793) emerged and is now finalized, freely available, and covers topics such as music reading, music during visual tasks, mobile eye-tracking during live performance, and pupillary responses to music. Due to the broad interest and success of the first conference, the second conference on "Music and Eye-Tracking" (MET 20) will take place on July 16th & 17th 2020 at the MPIEA in Frankfurt. As soon as more information on MET 20 is available, you will find it here (http://ae.mpg.de/met).

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://bop.unibe.ch/JEMR/issue/view/793

Contact Name: Lauren Fink

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities 2019-1065

Neuroscience Research Team

The Mind Research Network

Overview 

The Mind Research Network (MRN) is a non-profit neuroscience research organization dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the preventions, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, brain injuries and other brain disorders.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

We are currently seeking Faculty members at the Assistant, Associate or Full-Professor level to join MRN and be a part of our collaborative neuroscience research team. MRN provides state of the art research space along with opportunities for funding and administrative support.

Qualifications 

The faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. and an outstanding record of publications and research accomplishments relevant to the candidate's focus area(s) of neuroscience research. Chosen candidates are expected to establish well-supported, rigorous and competitive research programs to support MRN's overall research program. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate a history of success in obtaining support for sponsored/funded research.

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a cover letter, a short summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, and letters of support from 3-4 academic referees. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF file through the Institute's website, www.mrn.org/careers.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the starting date is negotiable for Faculty opportunities. The Mind Research Network offers competitive salaries, generous retirement contributions, and a comprehensive benefits package, and relocation will be provided to candidates moving to the Albuquerque area.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

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Faculty Position

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities - Bridging Pre-clinical and Clinical Gaps

Neuroscience Research Team

The Mind Research Network

Neuroscience Faculty Opportunities - Bridging Pre-clinical and Clinical Gaps

Job ID 2019-1118

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Lovelace Family of Research Companies consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists and researchers located at universities, national laboratories and research centers that are committed to fundamental research in support of the Institute's overall mission of improving human health.

We are currently seeking Faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Institute and be a part of a new program emphasizing collaborative neuroscience research across all Lovelace Institutes. 

Working collaboratively with researchers from both the Mind Research Network (MRN)-the Institute's neuroscience research organization dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, brain injuries and other brain disorders-and Lovelace Biomedical-the Institute's contract research organization in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-our Faculty members work to bring together the extensive facilities of both MRN and Lovelace Biomedical to conduct cutting edge preclinical research and translational research.

Specifically for these Faculty positions, a focus will be placed on truly translational research that involves bench, preclinical and clinical studies, and is ideal for scientists with an interest in researching novel neuroscience approaches across these spectrums. 

Qualifications 

The Faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. and an outstanding record of publications and research accomplishments relevant to either the areas of 1) traumatic brain injury/polytrauma or 2) addiction research.

Chosen candidates are expected to develop and establish well-supported, rigorous and competitive research programs to support our growing interest in providing bench-to-bedside translational research in these two areas.

Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate a history of success in obtaining support for sponsored/funded research.

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a cover letter, a short summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, and letters of support from 3-4 academic referees. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF file through the Institute's website, www.mrn.org/careers or www.lrri.org/careers.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Website: https://www.mrn.org/careers

Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Faculty Position

Postdoctoral Fellow in Big Neuroscience Data of Forensic Populations - Kiehl Lab

Kiehl Lab

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow in Big Neuroscience Data of Forensic Populations - Kiehl Lab

Job ID 2019-1063

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in data sciences in Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory are currently available at The Mind Research Network. The position is located in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

Duties include working with a diverse research team on several grant funded studies examining the cognitive and neural systems underlying psychopathy, substance abuse, and related illnesses. We are also actively contributing to the emerging field of neuroprediction of future behavior. Candidates with a broad range of skills, including programming in Matlab, Python, and R are encouraged to apply. Machine learning/deep learning training is also useful but additional training will be available.     
The position includes access to the world's largest forensic neuroscience data set - over 4000 offenders from a wide variety of security levels ranging from minimum security all the way to super-max. The postdoctoral fellow will have ample opportunities to write manuscripts from this data set and incorporate new ideas.  
 
Applicants with publications in graduate school will be most competitive.

Qualifications 

Requires a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained. Those with experience and interest in genetics, and/or substance abuse are strongly encouraged to apply.

Must have Matlab and programming experience. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.   
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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

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Contact Website: https://MRN.org   
 
Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor 
   
The Department of Psychology
 
Wesleyan University
 
Cognitive Neuroscience Position Advertisement
 
Cognitive Neuroscience. The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University seeks to appoint, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, a broadly trained cognitive neuroscientist, for an appointment beginning July 1, 2020. Research focus on any area in cognitive neuroscience, including motor control, object recognition, language, memory, attention and cognitive control, and emotion is welcome. The ideal candidate will have a high quality research program that incorporates undergraduates and will be prepared to teach four courses per year: an introductory course in cognitive neuroscience, two specialized courses in an area of expertise, and one course in statistics or research methods. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. The Department has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, psychopathology, development, culture, and social psychology. Members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Science and Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program. Located in Middletown CT, Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that highly values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.  Wesleyan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. To apply, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, up to 3 reprints (in a single pdf), a statement of research plans, a teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available). As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at  http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6904. At the time of application, candidates will also be asked to provide email addresses for at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 so, to be fully considered, candidates should submit the application early enough to provide their recommenders with time to submit their letters by October 1.
 
Contact Information

Contact Website:  http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6904
 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc opening in Toronto

Memory and Decision Processes Lab

Department of Psychology

Ryerson University

The Memory and Decision Processes Lab (PI: Dr. Julia Spaniol, https://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/spaniol/) at Ryerson University in Toronto is seeking a full-time postdoc to start as early as September 1, 2019.

The successful applicant will conduct research on motivation-cognition interactions in younger and older adults using a combination of approaches (e.g., behavior, eye-tracking, electrophysiology, fMRI, computational modeling). The postdoc will work closely with the PI and other lab members, and will have access to rich opportunities for external collaboration. Emphasis will be placed on professional development via conference presentations, manuscript preparation, grant writing, and access to mentorship opportunities. Salary (incl. benefits) will be commensurate with experience.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For additional details, please visit https://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/content/uploads/sites/8/2019/06/SpaniolPostdocAd.pdf. Informal inquiries and application materials should be sent to Dr. Julia Spaniol (jspaniol@psych.ryerson.ca).

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/spaniol/   
 
Contact Name: Julia Spaniol

Contact Email: jspaniol@psych.ryerson.ca
 
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Postdoctoral Position

GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL

BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language

GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders in three main broad areas or research:

(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.

(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.

(3)- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise.

The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2011.
Only researchers with a solid research track and international research experience will be considered.
Demonstrated intellectual independence and scientific madurity are also required.
Applications from women are especially welcomed. 

An acceptance letter from the Scientific Director of the host institution is mandatory.

To submit your application please follow this link: www.ikerbasque.net

Deadline: September the 17th 2019 at 13:00, CET.

For further information, please contact the Scientific Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu)

Contact Information

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

Contact Name: Manuel Carreiras

Contact Email: info@bcbl.eu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Technology Integration Research Fellow

Maguire Memory Lab

Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

University College London

The Maguire Memory Lab at University College London, UK, is seeking a highly motivated individual to help exploit the potential of OP-MEG, a ground-breaking wearable brain scanner that permits whole brain millisecond measurements of neural activity even while a person is mobile. A specific focus will be on developing means to integrate immersive, interactive, virtual reality, and other hardware, with OP-MEG to facilitate potentially transformative cognitive neuroscience projects including those involving patients with amnesia.  

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Physics/Engineering/Computer Science/Neuroscience or a related discipline, or an equivalent level of industrial/commercial experience. Very strong practical and theoretical problem solving abilities are essential. Advanced programming skills (e.g., in Matlab, python or related languages) are also required. MEG/EEG experience is desirable.  

The post is available from September 2019 for two years in the first instance, with salary in the range £35,328 - £42,701 pa.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041460&ownertype=fair&jcode=1811615&vt_template=965&adminview=1

Contact Name: Eleanor Maguire

Contact Email: e.maguire@ucl.ac.uk
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position, Yale University

Crockett Lab

Psychology

Yale University

The Crockett Lab at Yale has a postdoctoral position available to begin Fall 2019 or Spring/Summer 2020 (start date flexible). The position is for one year initially and renewable for up to three. 

We are embarking on a new line of research on the cognitive neuroscience of narratives that will benefit from diverse topical perspectives - so even if your past work is not directly related to our lab's core research on morality, you might be a great fit. 

We are looking for scholars with experience in computational modeling and/or neuroimaging. Interested applicants should send an email to molly.crockett@yale.edu (subject line "POSTDOC APPLICATION") and include a CV, contact information for 2-3 references, and a statement of interest describing your research and how your experience might be relevant for studying narratives, broadly construed (maximum 1 page). Review of applications will begin on July 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Further information: http://www.crockettlab.org/postdoc-2019
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.crockettlab.org/postdoc-2019

Contact Name: Molly Crockett

Contact Email: molly.crockett@yale.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position in human intracranial physiology and human memory

Zaghloul Lab

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institutes of Health

Position Description
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is seeking a full-time post-doctoral position focused on understanding the neural correlates of human memory. This position involves studies focused on analyzing and manipulating human intracranial electrophysiological signals, including single-unit activity, local field potentials, and intracranial EEG (iEEG), captured from participants with drug resistant epilepsy and from participants receiving deep brain stimulation surgery. Post-doctoral fellows will join a laboratory aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie human episodic memory formation and decision making and at developing novel and innovative techniques to directly communicate with those circuits.

We are seeking candidates that are highly creative, motivated, and independent with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Candidates must have a strong research background, with a record of relevant publications. Candidates will be encouraged and expected to participate in independent laboratory research, and will be expected to write scholarly manuscripts. Candidates must be able to lead and work well in a team. Candidates should have strong computational, quantitative, and/or engineering skills, with proficiency in developing custom code (Matlab, Python, etc.) for data analysis preferred. Past medical research is not required, but candidates must be willing to perform experiments in a clinical setting. Candidates will interact with clinical staff, graduate students, research fellows, and must have excellent spoken and written English skills.  

Applicants should submit a brief statement of research activities and interests, a current CV, and names and contact information of at least three references. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Applicants who will be attending the Society for Neuroscience (Chicago, IL) conference can arrange for a meeting with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Kareem Zaghloul. To arrange a meeting with the PI and to send materials required for consideration for this appointment please contact Dr. Zaghloul at: zaghloulka@mail.nih.gov.  

Employer Name
Kareem A. Zaghloul, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Position Location
Bethesda, MD

Disclaimer
NIH, an agency of DHHS, is an equal opportunity employer. All employees are subject to background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/zaghloul/

Contact Name: Kareem Zaghloul

Contact Email: kareem.zaghloul@nih.gov
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow - Claus Lab

Neuroscience Research Team

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow - Claus Lab

Job ID 2019-1114

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at The Mind Research Network in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Claus. The candidate will work on a project that is examining neural mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol use disorders using longitudinal neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI, MEG).  

Primary responsibilities of this position include implementation of longitudinal analyses, machine learning for outcome prediction, and integration of multimodal neuroimaging data. Candidates will be expected to contribute to ongoing data analyses and will have opportunities to lead manuscripts and grant applications. Because of the collaborative nature of this project, the candidate will also have opportunities to work with other investigators at MRN and the University of New Mexico (including Drs. Katie Witkiewitz, Jon Houck, and Barbara McCrady). 

Qualifications

Requires a PhD in a related discipline (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, computer science) and experience conducting neuroimaging analyses.  

The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications 

Experience using R/python and major neuroimaging packages (FSL, SPM, AFNI) is preferred. Prior experience with longitudinal modeling is preferred, but not required.


The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.mrn.org/careers

Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow - Mayer Lab

Mayer Lab

The Mind Research Network

Postdoctoral Fellow - Mayer Lab

Job ID 2019-1061

Category Scientific Research
Location : Location US-NM-Albuquerque Type Full-time Company/Division The Mind Research Network (MRN)  

Overview 

A post-doctoral research position is currently available in Dr. Andrew Mayer's laboratory at The Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico location in the area of cognitive neuroscience. The candidate will work on several projects that use multimodal neuroimaging to study traumatic brain injury and psychosis spectrum disorders.

The primary responsibilities of this postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) will be to perform independent research in the area of image processing and algorithm development with application to brain imaging and genetics data. The position will also involve interacting with patients from various clinical populations and healthy controls. The postdoc will be responsible for the development or selection of proper statistic tests, algorithms and methods, as well as developing new ideas that promote current research. The postdoc will be expected to publish the findings in peer-review journals and over time to compete for extramural funding.

Specifically this person will:

1. Conduct independent research, which requires decisions as to methodology employed.

2. Perform fundamental scientific tasks on own, exercising judgement in selecting the methodology.

3. Analyze, tests, and investigates specific phases of research.

4. Assist with the resolution of problems and documents/reports results.

5. Analyze, interpret, and report data in manuscripts. 

6. Write and review grant protocols. 

7. May develop and tests tools to be used to answer specific scientific questions.

8. Collaborate with other scientists and investigators in same or other labs as necessary providing advice and assistance with research and in areas of expertise.

9. Report results of research in the form of open literature publications and presentations at scientific meetings.

10. Develop scientific network through societies. May participate in special committees as appropriate.

11. Performs other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.

Qualifications 

Requires a PhD in a related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of research work performing related duties.

Experience with R/Python programming is required and experience with neuroimaging software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, etc.) is preferred. Most of the projects involve analyses of multi-modal data in a multi-disciplinary setting, i.e. studying the relationship between functional and structural MRI images, from populations of healthy individuals and individuals with clinical disorders. Basic skills needed for the projects are programming, multivariate association statistics, and scientific manuscript writing.

Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Relocation may be offered for this position

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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Equal Opportunity Employer 

The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here. 

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.mrn.org/careers

Contact Name: Sandy Lehocky

Contact Email: slehocky@lrri.org
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Scholar

Cognitive neuroscience & linguistics

Linguistics Program/Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke University

The Neuroscience of Language Lab at Duke University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar. Our lab is affiliated with the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (BIAC) and the Linguistics Program, which includes a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of language researchers with expertise in cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, multilingualism, language acquisition, language and aging, sociolinguistics, inter/intraspecies communication, and cognitive neuroscience. State-of-the-art scanning and data analysis facilities are available and located at BIAC in the Duke Medical Center. Research focuses on cognitive neurolinguistics, fMRI studies of language(s), the role of multilingualism and musicianship in building cognitive reserve, approaches to delaying the onset of symptoms of dementia. Methodology includes sociolinguistic research methods and ethnographic methods.

The ideal candidate would have a background in linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. Experience with fMRI data analysis (including FSL) and/or programming would be beneficial. For additional information about the position, please contact the lab director, Edna Andrews, Ph.D., at eda@duke.edu. The appointment will be for two years, with a start date as early as July 30, 2019. Applicants should upload a CV, article reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. Additionally, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Edna Andrews at eda@duke.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Michael Newcity

Contact Email: mnewcity@duke.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral fellow in aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease

Memory and Aging Program

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study behavioral and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer's disease in the Memory and Aging Program (MAP) in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. 

The successful candidate will join a cognitive neuroscience lab (Director: Dr. Hwamee Oh) in the MAP to study behavioral and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer's disease and work closely with a team of experts in aging and Alzheimer's disease on integrating fMRI, MRI, PET, cognitive, genetic, and biofluid measures. 

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with human neuroimaging, a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and experimental design, and familiarity with programming in relevant languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB) are desirable. 

The expected start date is late Summer 2019 or negotiable. A full description of the fellowship position can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IjslyE. 

Prior to official application submission (for details: https://bit.ly/2X1Kcyb), interested applicants are encouraged to email a brief description of research background and career goals, and CV with a list of references to Dr. Hwamee Oh at hwameeoh@gmail.com.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Hwamee Oh

Contact Email: hwameeoh@gmail.com
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Two Postdoc Positions

Navigation, Learning, and Memory

Neurobiology & Behavior

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil, PI of the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking two postdoctoral researchers for the coming year. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality and neuroscience brain imaging using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (structural MRI, fMRI, diffusion imaging, resting state) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

1. One postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the basic neuroscience of navigation, learning, and memory, as well as clinical and translational applications. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab and institutional resources include a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, an active Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a newly established sleep center. In addition to working on new projects, there are also abundant opportunities to work with existing data across multiple research programs. Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, strong background in MRI data analysis including multivariate methods (multivariate pattern analysis/representational similarity analysis), and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first-author publication record and a demonstrable interest in learning and memory. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the lab is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes. 

2. The other postdoc position relates to projects that focus on the underlying representation of spatial knowledge and individual differences in navigational ability, primarily using virtual reality techniques but also in combination with neuroimaging. Numerous opportunities for exploration and the development of creative data science approaches are available. A very strong statistical background is highly desired. Lab resources include a large ambulatory virtual reality space with wireless tracking. There are abundant opportunities for collaborative work with other researchers across the university. Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in cognitive science or related field, strong background in data analysis methods, and demonstrable skill in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab or Python). Exceptionally strong statistical skills are highly desired. The successful applicant would have a strong first-author publication record and a demonstrable interest in navigation, learning, and memory. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. A desire to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the lab is also a plus. Beyond qualifications and skills, the successful applicant should be collaborative, resourceful, and productive and must be able to manage multiple research projects with ease and have an eye for common approaches and themes.

In addition to lab funding, candidates may also qualify for support through T32 institutional training grant mechanisms, postdoc NRSA, and collaborative projects. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is based on NIH pay scales and experience. Start date is in the fall of 2019 but is flexible. Initial appointment is for one year at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Qualified candidates should submit: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications, 2) Curriculum Vitae detailing your research experience, and 3) names and contact information for three references who can provide letters upon request. Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05438

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil at chrastil@uci.edu. For information on the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory, go to https://chrastil.geog.ucsb.edu

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information   
 
Website: https://chrastil.geog.ucsb.edu

Contact Name: Liz Chrastil

Contact Email: chrastil@uci.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate in EEG/tACS Studies of Episodic Memory

Nyhus Lab

Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Nyhus lab in the Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience. Our lab conducts research on the neural basis of executive function and episodic memory. For additional information on research in the lab, visit https://www.bowdoin.edu/profiles/faculty/enyhus/index.html. 

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct research for a two-year NIMH funded project on the role of theta oscillations in episodic memory. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assist with designing EEG/tACS experiments, implementation, analysis, presentation, and publication of the research. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline or must show evidence that a Ph.D. will be completed before the start of the position. Applicants are welcome from scientists with interests related to the study of executive function and/or episodic memory. Experience with behavioral, EEG, tACS, or other cognitive neuroscience methodologies is also a requirement for this position. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to research with undergraduate students.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/5767

Contact Name: Erika Nyhus

Contact Email: enyhus@bowdoin.edu
 
Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Navigation, Learning, and Memory

Neurobiology & Behavior

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil, PI of the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking a Junior or Assistant Specialist/Research Assistant. This person will enable research as part of a team and, depending on experience level, may also conduct some independent research projects. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality and neuroscience brain imaging using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing graduate work in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering as a way to gain experience and make scientific and scholarly contributions to neuroscience.  

Duties: Primary research responsibilities include recruiting participants for experiments, preparing stimulus presentation scripts, data collection for neuroimaging and immersive virtual reality experiments, computer programming and configuring testing computers for behavioral testing, writing and editing code to process, analyze and visualize experimental data, and assisting the research team in processing and analyzing data from these experiments. Lab Manager responsibilities include training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, tracking study progress, and some administrative duties (e.g. IRB protocol management and overseeing lab operations).  

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 
* Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, biomedical sciences, or a related field and previous research experience. 
* The ability to work independently, efficiently, and comfortably in a multidisciplinary team environment; exceptional organizational and problem solving skills; attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication; a strong work ethic.  
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
* Experience with any of the following is highly desirable: programming (particularly Matlab and python), neuroimaging analysis software (e.g. SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), statistical analysis software (e.g. R, SPSS), experimental software (e.g. EPrime, Unity). 

Initial appointment is for one year (beginning approximately September 1, 2019) at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on UCI's salary scales and dependent upon qualifications. 
Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests and career goals, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) contact information (including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for 3 references who can provide letters upon request. 
Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05440

For questions about the position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil at chrastil@uci.edu. For information on the Spatial Neuroscience Laboratory, go to https://chrastil.geog.ucsb.edu

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://chrastil.geog.ucsb.edu

Contact Name: Liz Chrastil

Contact Email: chrastil@uci.edu

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