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New on the CNS Blog: The Centrality of Character to Storytelling in the Brain
 
While binge watching a new show, I sometimes wonder what's keeping me watching even when the plot, well, falls apart. Usually, it has to do with the characters; watching them show after show makes it hard to separate from them even when the plot is no longer engaging. A new study about narrative storytelling might help support that: Researchers found that whether communicated via speech, gestures, or drawing, storytelling tunes people's brains into characters - their thoughts, feelings, and intentions.

P ublished online in the  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , the study compares different forms of narrative storytelling. "Previous cross-modal studies of narrative have looked mainly at perception alone, for example comparing the acoustic perception of speech with the visual perception of gestures," says Steven Brown of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. "There have also been narrative-production studies, but they have looked at one modality at a time - speech, gesture, or drawing on their own." Read the full story

Also new on the CNS blog this past month:
Taking Control of Your Brain Activity: New Neurofeedback Results,  A Q&A with David Mehler (Cardiff University)

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S4SN 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

We are pleased to announce that the Society for Social Neuroscience (S4SN) will be holding its 9th Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Diego
Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA, Friday, NOVEMBER 2, 2018. The meeting
will consist of a Special Keynote Address by LARRY YOUNG on "The
Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Social Loss and Empathy: Implications
for Autism" [ 1](  http://www.s4sn.org/keynote-address/), two poster
sessions, symposium sessions where symposium will discuss topics of
social neuroscience from both the human and animal model perspectives,
Emerging Topics Symposiums and two Early Career Award Symposiums.

For a full schedule overview visit:
REGISTRATION: Registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting is open to anybody who wishes to attend. Important Dates to Remember: Early Registration
Rates End - AUGUST 31, 2018, rates will increase. Standard Registration
Rates End - OCTOBER 12, 2018 and Onsite Registration Rates Starts After
- October 13, 2018. For details on how to register visit:
*Current S4SN Members are eligible for a special reduced member
registration rate. To join or renew your membership visit
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event
 
Brain Imaging Workshops at the Martinos Center in 2018, 2019
 
fMRI; Connectivity; Multi-Modal Imaging; Software Training on the CONN Toolbox
 
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
 
Massachusetts General Hospital
 
UPDATE: The two remaining 2018 programs (fMRI October 14-19, and Connectivity Ocotber 22-26) are more than 1/2 full.   Please register soon if interested.
 
All of these Martinos Center workshops can be seen at http://www.martinos.org/training/courses
 
BACKGROUND: The Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, Massachusetts conducts many workshops during the year. Four of those workshops will be listed here. All of the workshops can be seen on the Martinos Center training page, at: http://www.martinos.org/training/courses
NOTE: The first three programs are NOT primarily software training programs. The fourth program is.
 
Admission to all programs is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a tuition fee.
Several of these programs (especially the Connectivity Course in late October) have been full in recent years, so early registration is recommended.
 
FUNCTIONAL MRI     2018: OCTOBER 15-19     2019: MARCH 25-29 | OCTOBER 21-25
The 5-day Visiting Fellowship Program in Functional MRI has been held more than 50 times since its inception in October of 1994. It is a world-renown introduction to the basics of Functional MRI, presented in an intense workshop that emphasizes experimental design in the context of a thorough grounding in image acquisition, task design, data analysis and a collection of cautionary tales to give the participant a good feel for the pitfalls of fMRI-based research, as well as its power.
Each workshop runs from Monday - Friday.
For details and registration, see: http://www.martinos.org/training/fmri
 
MULTI-MODALITY IMAGING (Tentative for 2019 March 31 - April 6)
The Multi-Modal Imaging course introduces a host of functional brain imaging technologies by leading experts in those technologies, including: MRI, fMRI, MRS, PET, TMS, EEG, MEG, NIRS, and others. Discussions include the basic physics, data acquisition, data analysis, experimental design, and applications in research and clinical use. This is a slightly condenced version of a two week program previously held once a year during 2007-2016, and in its new form in 2017.
Please note that, unlike the other programs, this one runs a full week, from Sunday - Saturday.
For details and registration, see:   http://www.martinos.org/training/multimodality
NOTE: This program will be held only if a minimum number of registrants (15) is achieved.
 
CONNECTIVITY COURSE     2018: OCTOBER 22-26     2019: OCTOBER 28- NOVEMBER 1
Issues associated with connectivity in the human brain are of increasing importance. MRI has proven to be a valuable tool for examining connectivity both in terms of the coordinated activities of neural networks (using BOLD-based fMRI data collected during rest and during tasks) and also in terms of the structural anatomy of white matter pathways of the brain (using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI), and tractography programs. Participants will learn about the technical challenges in acquisition, data processing and visualization of brain networks. Primary topics will include both correlational analysis and ICA analysis of resting state fMRI data; analysis and limitations of diffusion data; use of databases; dynamic functional connectivity, and selected clinical applications.
Each workshop runs from Monday - Friday.  
For details and registration, see: http://www.martinos.org/training/connectivity
 
NOTE: The above three programs are NOT primarily software training programs. Issues in data analysis will be discussed in depth, and various software approaches will be described and sometimes demonstrated. But these are not software training workshops. In contrast, the last program (below) is.
 
LEARNING THE CONN TOOLBOX: 2019: APRIL 29 - MAY 3
Resting state functional connectivity has taken the brain imaging community by storm. Five to twenty minutes of MRI data collection from almost any subject or patient reveals organized systems of activity in the brain that can be used in a wide variety of ways for basic and clinical research, and even to guide non-invasive brain stimulation. The primary tool for analyzing such data has been correlation based analysis of the connections between seed regions in the brain; and a premier software package for such analysis is the CONN Toolbox, created by Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli and Alfonso Nieto Castañòn, who are the primary faculty for this workshop.
The program consists of five intensive days of training in the use of this software. Participants will bring their own laptop computers; classroom presentations will be followed by substantial time using the packages with expert guidance available. Registration is limited; Exercises will be conducted on participant laptops; There will be homework during the week!
The workshop runs from Monday - Friday.
For details and registration, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/Learning_The_CONN_Toolbox
 
FACULTY: The core faculty is drawn from the staff of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center (of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and affiliated faculty from Harvard University, McLean Hospital and other local institutions. Guest lecturers in past programs have included faculty from the Child Mind Institute of New York, NIH, Stanford University, The Donders Institute, the University of Cambridge, UK, The Mind Research Network of the University of New Mexico, UCLA and others.
 
For administrative questions regarding the first three programs (fMRIVFP; MultiModality; ConnectivityCourse), contact Stacey Ladieu via e-mail: fmrivfp@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
 
For administrative questions regarding the last program (2018Apr30 Learning The CONN Toolbox) contact e-mail directly to Robert Savoy: savoy@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
 
For technical and content questions for any of the programs, contact Robert Savoy.
 
Contact Name: Robert L. Savoy

Contact Email: fmrivfp@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu

Contact Phone: Stacey's office phone: +1.617.724.7507

Contact Website: http://martinos.org/training/courses
 
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Conference: SARMAC 2019
 
The 2019 SARMAC (Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition) meeting will be held June 6-9 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Themes this year include technology and cognition, misinformation and fake news, cognitive aging, and replication and reproduciblity, but all applied cognition submissions are welcome. The submission portal is now open, with symposium submissions due Nov 1 and individual talks and posters due Dec 1.
 
Details are available at this link:
http://www.sarmac.org/sarmac-xiii-cape-cod-ma/
 
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Announcing the 6TH BIENNIAL DALLAS AGING & COGNITION CONFERENCE (DACC)

Sponsored by the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas. The conference brings together scientists from far and wide who are focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging to share their latest findings and insights. The conference begins Saturday evening with a kickoff barbecue, January 26, at 6:30 p.m. and concludes
Monday, January 28, at 4 p.m. It will be held at the Dallas Marriott City Center Hotel in the vibrant Arts District of Dallas. Please visit the full conference website, which includes easy-to-use abstract submission and registration portals, at www.dallasacc.org. Please visit the site and register as soon as possible. For those wishing to present, registration is not required to submit an abstract beforehand. As we did for the last DACC, we are accepting submissions for talks rather than having a fully invited program. 

To submit a talk, poster, or both, you will need to complete a 150-word abstract by October 15. We are also offering a limited number of travel awards for graduate students and post-docs in memory of Sallie P. Asche. Application information can be found on the conference web page.

Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in Human Cognition, Brown University

Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

Brown University

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Cognition beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants in all areas of cognition will be considered, including applicants whose research program can integrate methodologies that bridge to other social sciences.
Diversity and equity are important for a successful academic community. The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.

Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The CLPS department has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language, offering curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Sciences. The Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of three representative publications, statements of research interests and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion (not to exceed 2 pages each) should be submitted on-line as PDFs to apply.interfolio.com/51678 Three letters of reference should be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Applications received by October 15 are assured of full review.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/

Contact Name: David Sobel

Contact Email: Dave_Sobel@brown.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Open Rank Faculty Position in Psychology and Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

Furman University

The Psychology Department at Furman University announces an open-rank tenure track position to begin August 2019. We will give full consideration to new PhD's as well as experienced faculty.
Job Description:

We seek a psychologist with strong training in neuroscience who has an active program of research. Research areas could include human cognitive neuroscience or animal electrophysiology. The teaching load is 5 courses (or 4 lab courses) per year divided over 2 semesters. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an intermediate-level neuroscience course, such as sensation and perception or animal behavior. Candidates will also be expected to regularly teach research methods and statistics, and an upper-level seminar in an area of interest. A PhD is required, and teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates must be committed to exemplary teaching and maintaining a productive program of research. Candidates are also expected to become exceptional advisors and mentors to undergraduate students. The Psychology Department has outstanding teaching space and dedicated space for research with human participants or small colony animal research. There is excellent university support for teaching, undergraduate research, and faculty scholarship through substantial start-up funds, internal grants, and administrative support for obtaining extramural funding. The psychology department's research program supports approximately 24 research students each summer. 

The successful candidate will join the eight-member Psychology Department and will be expected to contribute to both the psychology and neuroscience majors. The neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program that is led by two psychologists and three biologists. 

To learn more about the Psychology Department and the neuroscience major, go to: www2.furman.edu/academics/psychology and www2.furman.edu/academics/neuroscience.

Application Deadline:
Fri, September 21, 2018

For more information and to apply, go to: https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Open-Rank-Professor-of-Psychology-and-Neuroscience_R000224

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Open-Rank-Professor-of-Psychology-and-Neuroscience_R000224

Contact Name: Erin J. Wamsley
 
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Two Tenure-track Position
 
Quantitative Methods Within an Open Content Area
 
Department of Psychology
 
Wake Forest University
 
The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Quantitative Methods Within an Open Content Area to begin July, 2019. We are seeking applicants with comparable expertise in both quantitative methods and a content area that connects to existing strengths of the Department.
The ideal candidates will publish and teach in their content area and quantitative methods. The successful candidates will supervise undergraduate research assistants and honors students as well as Masters students.
 
The Department is in the process of developing a focus in quantitative methods, and the successful candidates should have an interest in taking an active role in the development of quantitative academic programming and activities. We have a strong commitment to the development of a diverse and inclusive educational environment and seek applicants who share this value.
 
The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees. Additional information about the Department is available at http://college.wfu.edu/psychology
 
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Wake Forest
offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "pro humanitate." For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html
 
To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and (6) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mentorship, teaching and/or research, to psyjobs@wfu.edu. Additionally, at least three signed, confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to psyjobs@wfu.edu.
Please feel free to email psyjobs@wfu.edu with any questions. Applications will be processed from September 10th until the positions are filled.
 
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.
 
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.
 
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Assistant or Associate Professor
 
Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior
 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 
Assistant or Associate Professor Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in neuroimaging data processing/analysis to begin in August 2019. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must have expertise in data processing and analysis techniques specific to the large, complex data sets generated via neuroimaging methods and will be expected to lead in the advancement of cutting-edge techniques and algorithms used in neuroimaging data analysis. Expertise in techniques pertaining to functional MRI is a must, and those with expertise in the integration of data across modalities, including MRI (functional and structural), genetics, and fluid biomarkers, will be prioritized. In addition to maintaining an active research program that incorporates advancing neuroimaging data analysis and pursuit of external funding, responsibilities also include teaching graduate courses, collaborating as an active member of neuroscience research teams and offering consultation in data analysis techniques.
 
A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Educational Psychology, or related field is required. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring. Preference will be given to applicants with evidence of independent and collaborative extramural funding. The position will have resident faculty status in the interdisciplinary CB3 with a departmental tenure home dependent on candidate interest and background. CB3 is housed within 30,000 square feet of dedicated space in Memorial Stadium, constructed in collaboration with Nebraska Athletics. CB3 is also in close proximity to the Holland Computing Center, home to the fastest supercomputing resources in the state. The facility's centerpiece is a Siemens 3 Tesla Skyra scanner equipped with an MR-compatible 256-electrode high-density EEG system and an eye tracker. The center also features a salivary bioscience core facility, as well as several specialized laboratories, including NIRS, high-density EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology, and genetics. There are currently 20 CB3 resident faculty and 35 additional CB3 affiliated faculty from across the UNL Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Omaha campuses. This faculty member will be a valuable contributor to research efforts at CB3, which include support from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and where topics of inquiry include sports concussion; athletic performance; other traumatic brain injury; pediatric health and development; health behavior; somatosensory and motor function; political attitudes and behavior; cognitive psychology/neuroscience of perception, attention, memory and decision-making; and the heritability and neurological basis of impulsivity and emotion regulation as applicable to health-risk behavior and mental health. Methodological collaborations with existing faculty would be welcomed, with techniques currently in use including structural and functional connectivity analyses, multivariate pattern analysis, deep learning, and others. There will also be opportunities to connect to other major centers, programs and initiatives (e.g., Minority Health Disparities Initiative; Nebraska Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium).
 
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_180120, and click on "Apply to this job". Candidates should attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for three letters of reference.
 
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice- nondiscrimination.
 
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Faculty Position

Tenure/Tenure Track: Cognition & Perception

Department of Psychology

New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi's Program in Psychology invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track OR associate/full professor with tenure, in the areas of cognition and perception. Current research emphasizes memory, language, visual cognition, and multisensory perception and action, but work in all areas of in cognition and perception will be considered. 

Faculty have access to state-of-the-art core technology platforms that include (1) a 3T Prisma magnetic resonance imaging facility (MRI); (2) a 224 channel KIT magnetoencephalography (MEG) facility equipped with a 32-electrode electroencephalography (EEG) setup allowing concurrent MEG-EEG recordings; (3) high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS; and (4) advanced DNA sequencing facilities. 

To be considered, applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and no more than three representative publications by October 15, 2018.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty.html

Registered Email: kartik.sreenivasan@nyu.edu
 
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Faculty Position

Tenure/Tenure Track: Social Psychology

Department of Psychology

New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi's Program in Psychology invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track OR associate/full professor with tenure in the area of social psychology. Current research emphasizes conflict, peace, social justice and intergroup relations, but work in all areas of social psychology will be considered. 

Faculty have access to state-of-the-art core technology platforms. To obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and related core facilities, visit the University's website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-research.html.

To be considered, applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and no more than three representative publications by October 15, 2018.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty.html
 
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Faculty Position

Open rank: Social Neuroscience

Division of Social Science

New York University Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at NYUAD is seeking to hire a faculty member in the area of Social Neuroscience. This tenure/tenure-track appointment is open rank. Although the specific area of research is open, the focus should be human research explicitly linked to social processes. Individuals from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply (e.g., biology, psychology, economics, political science or sociology). Preference will be given to applicants who use fMRI, EEG, or process tracing methods, whose research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of social science and who can forge linkages to other areas of study both within the Division (i.e., with economists, political scientists and sociologists) and outside the Division.

The facilities available include a state-of-the-art brain- imaging center housing a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI, MEG, EEG, eye tracking and behavioral testing facilities. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and three representative publications. Review of applications will begin October 1st.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty.html
 
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Faculty Position

Assistant or early Associate Professor with a specialty in Human Learning and Memory

Dept. of Psychology

UCLA

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in Human Learning and Memory. We are interested in applicants who are pursing innovative research using behavioral, computational, and/or neural methods to advance our understanding of human learning and memory. Applicants may have interests in translating their expertise in cognitive mechanisms of memory into potential real-world applications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study no later than one year after hire, and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive research. In addition to an outstanding record of research and strong potential for securing extramural support, the successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department and University. Individuals with a history of mentoring students underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to describe their experience in the statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled; candidates are urged to apply before October 15,
2018.

We encourage potential applicants to visit https://www.psych.ucla.edu/ to learn of our Biopsychosocial Science of Health, Depression, and Translational Psychological Science searches as other possible fits for an application. Requests for information should be sent to the search committee at SearchCommittee@psych.ucla.edu (include JPF03984 in the subject).

Applications should contain a cover letter, C.V., at least 3 letters of recommendation and separate statements of research goals, approach to teaching, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (no more than 3 pages each), and 3 representative/relevant publications. Applications may be submitted
to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03984

We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from under-represented groups. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction). UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit http://www.ucla.edu/faculty.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03984

Contact Name: Jesse Rissman

Contact Email: SearchCommittee@psych.ucla.edu
 
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Assistant Professor
 
Department of Psychology
 
Elon University
 
Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Human Neuroscience). Elon University seeks applicants for a continuing track position in Human Neuroscience at the assistant professor level beginning mid-August 2019. Applicants should have completed or expect to complete a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline by August 2019. Area of specialization is open; primary consideration will be given to candidates whose research focuses on human participants. Candidates must show evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level. The ability to maintain a sustained research agenda that actively incorporates undergraduates into one's program of research is essential. Elon employs a Teacher-Scholar model of faculty engagement and faculty typically teach six courses per year. Teaching will include behavioral neuroscience, introduction to psychology, research methods, special topics courses relating to one's area of expertise that serve the psychology department and neuroscience minor, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. Elon University has excellent teaching spaces, research facilities, and professional development resources such as course reassignments to support teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and service. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu. Review will begin immediately; complete applications must be received by October 1, 2018 to be assured full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair at the email set up for the search (neuropsy2018@elon.edu), including your name in the subject line. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
 
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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Music, Tenure-Track
 
New York University: NYU - Domestic: Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and
 
Human Development
 
Location: New York, NY
 
Open Date: Aug 13, 2018
 
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
 
Description
New York University College of Arts and Science Department of Psychology and Steinhardt Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2019. This a joint position between the two units. We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
We seek applicants that, through their scholarly activities, can contribute to both methods and foundational knowledge in neuroscience, while generating new insights into the listening, learning, practice and enjoyment of music. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: using music as a powerful window into basic functionalities of the mind and brain such as memory and attention, the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion, motor functions as linked to music performance and production, the differences in the brains of musicians and non-musicians, and the study of auditory cognitive neuroscience as it relates to music, such as the (dis)similarities in processing between music and speech/language. We welcome scholarship that leverages the entire gamut of techniques available ranging from psychophysics to computation to neuroimaging to neurophysiology. These areas bridge existing research strengths in MARL/Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt and Psychology at the College of Arts and Science. This position is the second of three joint lines between the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) in Steinhardt and core academic units for science and technology research across NYU and is part of a new joint initiative between NYU and the Max Planck Institute, focused on the study of language, music, and emotion.
 
Responsibilities
Conduct research; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; contribute to the teaching missions of both the Music Technology program and the Department of Psychology; participate in faculty meetings; serve on committees, bridge and complement the existing research strengths of the Music and Audio Research Laboratory and the Department of Psychology.
 
Qualifications
Doctoral degree and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching, with the potential for service to the Department, School, and University, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching.
 
Application Instructions
Please apply online with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching, mentoring and broader work), at least three representative publications, and names and contact information for three references, who will be automatically contacted by Interfolio on your behalf to upload confidential letters.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Additional information about the position can be obtained from the search committee co-chairs: Professor Juan Pablo Bello at jpbello@nyu.edu, and Professor David Poeppel at dp101@nyu.edu. Please cc Paulo Campos on all correspondence related to this search.
Visit the NYU Department of Psychology, the NYU Steinhardt Music and Audio Research Laboratory, and NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
 
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Faculty Position

Texas A&M University Department of Health and Kinesiology Division of Kinesiology Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Motor Neuroscience

Texas A&M University

Position: The Division of Kinesiology within the Department of Health & Kinesiology and College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking candidates who are well versed in motor neuroscience capable of conducting independent basic or translational research. Candidates will be emerging scholars capable of advancing a solid research agenda to progress the Division's strong and expanding research portfolio. The candidate will become an integral part of the Division of Kinesiology's faculty, with expectations to engage in research efforts including interdisciplinary collaborations, aggressively seek funding opportunities, provide research mentorship for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as teach graduate/undergraduate courses. Candidates will hold a doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related academic discipline relevant to motor neuroscience, have a strong record of research with demonstrated success publishing in high impact peer-review journals and potential to secure external funding. Post-doctoral experience highly encouraged. Previous scholarship must include behavioral work addressing human motor learning or control complemented by neural imaging (fMRI, fNIRS) and non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) tools.

Application Process: To apply, please send the following: (1) letter of application, (2) current, comprehensive vitae and (3) names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three references.  

External Applicants: If you are not a Texas A&M System employee visit our External Career site at:
https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External

Internal Applicants: If you are a Texas A&M System employee, visit our Internal Career Site at:
https://jobs.tamu.edu/internal-applicants/and 

Questions about this position should be submitted directly to the committee chair, David L. Wright, via email at davidwright@tamu.edu

Review: Review of candidates will begin August 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External

Contact Name: David Wright

Contact Email: davidwright@tamu.edu

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Faculty Position

Open Rank Professor in Artificial Intelligence

Psychology

University of Texas, San Antonio

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an open rank position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to begin in Fall 2019. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline in the social sciences. Applicants must have an outstanding track record of scholarship, publications and external research funding in the areas of artificial intelligence that may include one or more of the following areas: learning in complex data environments, resources-constrained AI processing, generalizable and predictable AI, operations with non-attribution, deep learning, natural language processing, human factors, cyber psychology, privacy issues and relationships with healthcare. Applicants must also demonstrate teaching excellence and willingness to provide service to UTSA. This position is part of UTSA cluster hires in AI that include applied engineering, computer science, biology, and neuroscience. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in other colleges, departments, and UT Health. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate's specialty area and home department. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (masters and doctoral); active research program that is funded by external grants and serving the University, profession and community. The UTSA Psychology department has a Masters in experimental psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology research. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.  

All information and application materials must be submitted electronically through https://jobs.utsa.edu/. Applicants should submit the following items electronically:

1. Letter of application that documents evidence of scholarly publications, funded research, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position; 
2. Current Curriculum vita;
3. Copy of all graduate transcripts;
4. Three samples of published scholarly work;
5. Teaching evaluations;
6. Names and contact information for three references who will provide a letter of recommendation;

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. You may contact James H. Bray, PhD, chair of the search committee at james.bray@utsa.edu, for further information.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ed Golob

Contact Email: edward.golob@utsa.edu

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellow in Big Neuroscience Data of Forensic Populations

The Mind Research Network

Summary

A joint post doc in data sciences in Dr. Vince Calhoun's laboratory with specific application to forensic neuroscience repository in Kent Kiehl's laboratory is currently available The Mind Research Network. The position is located in sunny Albuquerque, NM. Open until filled.  

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 post doc 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. 

Requirements

Requires a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field. Those with experience and interest in genetics, and/or substance abuse are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Email - Kent Kiehl kkiehl@mrn.org with CV, statement of interests/background and names of three references.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Contact Name: Kent Kiehl

Contact Email: kkiehl@unm.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc Fellow at the University of Delaware

language acquisition and cognitive neuroscience

Linguistics and Cognitive Science

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellowship within the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science in the area of language acquisition and neurolinguistics. The position has a starting date of February 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The position is 50% research and 50% teaching. The successful candidate will join the Language Acquisition and Brain Lab (PI: Dr. Zhenghan Qi: https://sites.udel.edu/q-lab/). The post-doctoral fellow will work with graduate and undergraduate students in the lab to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying language learning and language development. Teaching duties will be two courses per semester. In Spring 2019, the courses will be an upper-level undergraduate course on First Language Development and a graduate-level seminar in the candidate's research area. Courses in subsequent semesters will depend on the needs of the Department and the specific expertise of the candidate. Salary is competitive and is set by UD rules depending on level of training. Initial appointment is for two years, with possible renewal by mutual agreement between the postdoctoral fellow and the Department.

Candidates must have a PhD in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field. Candidates with expertise in child language development and/or bilingualism are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who use eye-tracking and cognitive neuroscience methods (EEG & fMRI).
Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, statement of research that indicates collaboration with their faculty mentor, CV, contact information of three references, sample publications, and graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted) through the University of Delaware Jobs website (https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/careers/). Job ID: 105755.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Zhenghan Qi

Contact Email: zqi@udel.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Post-doctoral or research scientist positions studying non-invasive neural stimulation using MRI and PET imaging

Singer Lab

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine

Description
Postdoctoral or research scientist positions are available in the Singer lab at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine studying how stimulating neural activity drives plasticity, pathology, and the immune system in health and disease. 

Major Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will examine how stimulating neural activity affects plasticity, immune responses, and pathology in health and disease in rodents and humans. This research uses a variety of advanced neuroscience techniques including a novel neurostimulation method, MRI, PET imaging, EEG, and innovative data analysis methods. Part of this research aims to develop new ways to treat Alzheimer's disease and will involve working closely with human patients and clinicians. This project includes collaboration with other labs at Georgia Tech and Emory and therefore a successful applicant must work well in a collaborative environment. To find out more about the Singer Lab, see our lab website http://singer.gatech.edu/ and our recent publications:
Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia
Hippocampal SWR Activity Predicts Correct Decisions during the Initial Learning of an Alternation Task
And some recent press: 
Beating Alzheimer's with Brain Waves
What's The Frequency?

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline and a record of leading scientific projects to completion. Previous experience with MRI, PET, or other imaging is required. Experience with learning and memory or neurodegenerative disease is desirable. Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills are essential. Experience managing research study logistics and collaborative projects is advantageous. Candidates with computational backgrounds including signal processing, electrical engineering, or programming are encouraged to apply. The Singer Lab is part of the dynamic, exciting, and collaborative neuroscience and neuroengineering communities at Georgia Tech and Emory University. The candidate is expected to become an active member of this flourishing research community.

How to Apply:
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, please provide your detailed CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and names and contact information for two references to Annabelle Singer: asinger@gatech.edu

Department Description

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled research opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated core facilities. As such, we offer the best of internationally renowned institutions. The partnerships have created outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, recognized as #1 and #2 in the nation, respectively.
Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://singer.gatech.edu

Contact Name: Annabelle Singer

Contact Email: asinger@gatech.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF AGING

CABEZALAB

CENTER FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

DUKE UNIVERSITY

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

Contact Information

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

Contact Name: Tory Worth

Contact Email: tory.worth@duke.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc: Multi-Modal Approaches to Cognitive Network Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

Beckman Institute for Advanced Sicence and Technology

The CONNECTlab is hiring a postdoc with experience in cognitive neuroscience research using fMRI and/or neurophysiological methods (EEG/MEG/ECoG) and interest in large-scale functional connectivity. The lab is located at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Beckman Institute offers a multi-disciplinary collaborative research environment, two Siemens PRISMA 3T scanners and cutting-edge multi-modal neuroimaging. The CONNECTlab focuses on the significance of large-scale neural communication and intrinsic brain activity for cognitive control and behavior. We use EEG, fMRI and concurrent EEG-fMRI combined with whole-brain connectivity and network neuroscience approaches. We study healthy participants as well as psychiatric (major depression) and neurological (stroke, systemic viral infections) populations. Funding is available for two years with possibility of extension.
The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in data analysis (MATLAB, Python or similar) and in research using cognitive neuroscience methods. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in connectivity approaches, or those with a multi-modal background. The position is open immediately and until filled. Please send your CV and a short statement of interests to Dr. Sepideh Sadaghiani.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://connectlab.beckman.illinois.edu

Contact Name: Sepideh Sadaghiani

Contact Email: sepideh@illinois.edu

Research Assistant Positions

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

Graduate Student Positions

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

Check us out at http://canlab.la.psu.edu/ &
https://www.facebook.com/CANLabPennState/


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