Cognitive Neuroscience Society Newsletter
March, 2021
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Technical Assistance / Funding Opportunities

Online Workshop - Bilingual Language Development in Canada

University of Toronto

The Bilingualism & Multilingualism Development (BAM!TO) Lab at the University of Toronto is offering a FREE online workshop on Friday, March 26th (11-3pm EST) that will focus on bilingual language development in Canada. 

The speaker lineup features Dr. Johanne Paradis, Professor at University of Alberta who will be speaking about the bilingual development of Syrian refugee children arriving in Canada; as well as Dr. Stefka Marinova-Todd, Associate Professor at UBC who will discuss bilingualism and autism; and early career researcher Dr. AJ Orena whose work focuses on caregiver speech in French-English homes. 

Please register for the event here: 

All are welcome to attend online. Link details will be provided following registration. 

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Faculty Positions
Faculty Position

Assistant Professor Position at Washington University

big data/data science/quantitative approaches

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University in Saint Louis

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to identify an outstanding individual who is using data science or quantitative approaches to address questions central to Psychological Science. All areas of Psychological Science will be considered, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research programs connect to areas of current strength or emerging focus at Washington University, including healthy aging and age-related disorders, cognition, cognitive/affective neuroscience, or diversity science. The individual in this position will conduct research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, advise students, teach psychology or related courses, and participate in department governance and university service. The primary qualifications for this position are demonstrated excellence in empirical research and teaching; a PhD is required in psychology or another directly relevant field. We especially and strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Send curriculum vitae, reprints, a short statement of research interests and teaching experience, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, professional activity, and/or service to Interfolio job posting Also, arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through our Interfolio site. The Search Committee will begin the formal review process as early as April 15th, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the search is concluded. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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Postdoctoral Positions
Postdoctoral Position


BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in seven main broad areas of research:
- Language development across the life span
- Speech perception, productions and disorders
- Reading and dyslexia
- Multilingualism
- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and rehabilitation
- Language and other cognitive systems
- Advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience

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.

These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position.

The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2010 and 31/12/2018.
Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.

Support letter from the host group is mandatory.

To submit your application please follow this link:

Deadline: 10th March 2021

For further information about the fellowships, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (

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Postdoctoral Position

Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

Center for Vital Longevity | Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Kristen Kennedy (KNAC lab); Dr. Karen Rodrigue (Healthy Aging Lab)
Center for Vital Longevity | School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Applications are invited for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work as part of Dr. Kristen Kennedy and Dr. Karen Rodrigue's research team at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Brain and Behavioral Science's Center for Vital Longevity. The postdoc will contribute to collaborative research projects that explore the association between normal aging of the brain and cognition and individual differences therein. Cognitive areas studied span those especially relevant for aging: cognitive control/executive function, fluid and crystallized intelligence, episodic memory. Research utilizes functional MRI, structural imaging (cortical thinning, DTI), vascular imaging (ASL, SWI) and PET imaging of beta-amyloid in a lifespan sample of adults (20-94 years old). The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate in analyzing neuroimaging data for presentation and publication within the scope of this sample and data collected.
The Center for Vital Longevity is located blocks away from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and the UTD Imaging Center where our collaborative MRI equipment is housed. Research resources include multiple 3T MRI scanners including three Siemens Prismas (32- and 64-channel head coils), as well as a 7T Philips human scanner. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with a large network of collaborators, both at UT Dallas as well as at UTSW. The lab is located in the heart of Dallas, a fun, dynamic, and affordable city.
Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) by start date in psychology or neuroscience; an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience of aging is desirable. Previous familiarity with neuroimaging data analysis and/or collection is highly preferred (especially with advanced fMRI data analysis, experience with longitudinal data analysis as well as programming familiarity). Strong writing skills are expected. Salary and benefits package for the position(s) is (are) competitive and based on experience.

To apply, submit your application ( and upload: (1) a CV that includes a detailed description of previous neuroimaging and/or programming experience; (2) a brief statement regarding specific interests and fit with the project, (3) names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation. Please send inquiries to either/both: Dr. Kennedy ( ); Dr. Rodrigue ( ).


Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PhD or MD track)

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System 

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now accepting applications for a two-year VA funded program for researchers (MD or PhD) with an optional third year of funding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The Fellowship site is part of the VA Palo Alto War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) and is affiliated with Stanford University. If the applicant meets requirements, an opportunity for postdoctoral status in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University exists. The WRIISC interdisciplinary program aims to provide M.D.'s or Ph.D.'s in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience or other applicable disciplines with clinical experience and research training to become outstanding researchers in high-priority areas of healthcare. The Fellow will have access to data from multiple clinical trials exploring integrative therapies such as yoga and meditation to treat a range neurological and psychiatric conditions. The Fellow will also serve in the capacity of a study therapist in a multi-site randomized clinical trial, implementing individual psychotherapy with a population of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Fellow will work as part of the research team, receiving training, supervision, and applying treatment in accordance with evidence-based practices. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for hands-on training in clinical trial best practices, with the aim of transitioning to become an independent researcher who can design, initiate, and lead innovative studies into integrative health.
Qualifications: PhD in clinical or counseling psychology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, physiological psychology or similar fields of study. 
The Fellowship can begin any time, and a 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Peter Bayley, PhD at

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Palo Alto WRIISC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 
in Advanced Neuroimaging 

The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is now accepting applications for a two-year (with an optional third year extension) Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at VA Palo Alto in advanced neuroimaging with an emphasis in at least one of the following research areas: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep, and pain. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The Fellowship site is part of the VA Palo Alto War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) and is affiliated with Stanford University. If the applicant meets requirements, an opportunity for postdoctoral status in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University exists. The Fellowship can commence immediately. The Palo Alto WRIISC specializes in integrating anatomical/functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to improve the diagnostic/prognostic value of neuroimaging in the clinical setting. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to (a) receive training in Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and (b) relate neuroimaging findings to clinical cases in consensus conferences with our team of neurologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists & psychologists. We are interested in the relationship between neurological/psychological trauma and a variety of outcomes including sleep and pain. Some of our investigators are also part of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and there are additional opportunities to explore projects in psychiatry/psychology and dementia with WRIISC and Stanford faculty. In collaboration with their mentors, fellows will develop and conduct a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technologies for research (5 MRI scanners including a brand-new PET-MR unit). 

Applicants must be US citizens. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, psychology, or a related discipline. Prior experience in neuroimaging is essential. Experience with Linux, MATLAB, SPM12, FreeSurfer v6 & 7 & FSL v5 & 6, resting-state analysis toolboxes (e.g. CONN) is highly desirable and programming skills would be a big plus. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the fellowship director Ansgar Furst, PhD at


Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position in Education & Cognitive Neuroscience

child development, language, reading, fNIRS

Applied Psychology and Human Development

University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Position in Education and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Postdoctoral position in behavioral and neuroimaging research of language, literacy, and cognitive development. 
Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab
Applied Psychology and Human Development
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Area of Research: The BOLD Lab at the University of Toronto has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child development. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a tech-based literacy intervention program including a neuroimaging study of brain development and reading outcomes, and (2), large-scale RCT aimed at supporting children's developmental and academic outcomes by reducing poverty and improving quality of education, both in Ivory Coast. Both projects involve collaboration with Dr. Amy Ogan at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Sharon Wolf at the School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Description of duties: Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data about language and cognitive development and learning outcomes in the context of educational interventions in school-aged children growing up in rural Ivory Coast. The position is based at the University of Toronto, and the postdoc will have opportunities to go to Ivory Coast over the duration of the position. 
Required qualifications: Successful applicants will have a background in several of the following areas: child development, language and literacy acquisition, impact evaluation, recording and analysis of fNIRS or fMRI data, design and analysis of complex behavioral experiments/tasks, longitudinal data analysis, global development (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa). High degree of fluency using R and/or Matlab is required. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education, Linguistics, or Neuroscience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be familiar with working in international contexts (preferably sub-Saharan Africa) and proficient in French.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Kaja Jasinska ( 

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PI Website: 
Lab Website:
Contact Name: Kaja Jasinska
Contact Email:
Position start date: May 1, 2021 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until filled.
Term: The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-2 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding.

FTE: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee's research and training and the needs of the supervisor's research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee's duties and hours of work. 
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. 
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. 
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Researcher in Visual Perspective in Memory



University of Alberta

The Memory for Events (ME) Lab at the University of Alberta is hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher to lead behavioral and fMRI research on visual perspective in memories for events. The research will employ immersive/augmented virtual reality (i.e., using Oculus Rift & Nordic Neurolab for fMRI headsets) to present 3D-360-degree videos of real-world events to study the formation and retrieval of memories from multiple visual perspectives.

The ME Lab is funded by an NSERC Discovery Grant and our newly renovated lab space in the Department of Psychology includes 6 behavioral testing rooms, 2 virtual reality suites, and 1 fMRI analysis room. Neuroimaging is conducted at the nearby Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre using a research dedicated 3T Prisma Siemens scanner. Our website:


* PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
* Experience using immersive virtual (Unity3D, Oculus Rift, 360-degree video technologies, etc.) and/or knowledge of advanced fMRI design and analysis (e.g., representational similarity analyses)
* A strong quantitative background (e.g. advanced skills in statistical analyses such as R, and programming experience in Python/Matlab).
* Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a team and independently are highly desired.

Expected start date is summer 2021, but is flexible. The initial position is one-year and renewal for up to two additional years.

To Apply: Forward your statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references by email to: Dr. Peggy L. St. Jacques,

We will begin considering applications on March 1, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Neuroscience, Research, Mental Health, Counseling

Center for Healthy Minds

University of Wisconsin - Madison 
Seeking a postdoctoral research scholar with prior research and mental health training to work on a mobile health and depression study. The position will start in late Spring or Summer 2021 at the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Simon B. Goldberg, Heather C. Abercrombie and Richard J. Davidson are recruiting a motivated and creative postdoctoral scholar for a project evaluating a mobile health intervention for depression. The intervention is based in contemplative practices and designed to improve well-being and reduce depression. The study will evaluate intervention-related behavioral changes. In addition, affective computing methods will be used in the development of novel "passive" measures of the plasticity of well-being that can be derived from natural speech. Drs. Goldberg and Abercrombie are licensed psychologists and will provide clinical supervision for mental health assessments within the study. 

Please see the full job posting at

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Neurobiology of Language

School of Psychology and Counselling

Queensland University of Technology

The Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences (LCBS) laboratory at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an Australian Research Council funded project investigating how the brain produces speech using intracranial EEG recordings, invasive (direct electrical stimulation; DES) and non-invasive (transcranial magnetic stimulation; TMS) neuromodulation technology and functional neuroimaging.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will conduct research in the School of Psychology and Counselling, Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) and at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane, in collaboration with national and international researchers (USA and Netherlands).

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-term, full-time basis for three (3) years.

Interested applicants may apply via QUT Jobs online before April 5th 2021, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Greig de Zubicaray.

QUT welcomes applications from international candidates. QUT may meet some travel and relocation expenses involved in the interview and employment commencing process.

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Postdoctoral Position

Post-doctoral Associate Position in Neuroimaging

Neuroimaging genetics 


University of Vermont

Drs. Hugh Garavan and Scott Mackey are seeking a postdoctoral associate who will join a consortium of leading addiction researchers to work on an exceptionally large neuroimaging-genetics project. ENIGMA-Addiction performs secondary analyses on datasets contributed by labs from over the world. The uniquely large sample sizes with multi-modal neuroimaging data enable numerous in-depth investigations of the neurobiology of drug dependence. The successful applicant will join a vibrant lab with considerable experience working with large datasets. We host a T32 trainee grant that focuses on applying machine learning analytic techniques to large neuroimaging-genetic datasets, and we are a member of the ABCD and IMAGEN consortia. The successful applicant will be able to conduct novel and robust analyses encompassing genetics, neuroimaging and behavioral measures focused on understanding the neurobiology of drug use and dependence. 

Candidates must have completed doctoral training in psychology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, or a related discipline. Experience with neuroimaging genetics research desired. Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, R, etc.) will be highly valuable but is not a prerequisite. The candidate will be responsible for neuroimaging and/or genetic data analyses on projects designed by the candidate themselves. Duration of appointment is 1 year. Stipends will be approx. $53,760, depending on previous post-doctoral experience.

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience of memory

fMRI of memory representations and networks

Department of Psychology

Humboldt University - Berlin

Post-doctoral research fellow with expected full-time employment – E 13 TV-L (third-party funding, short term for 3 years; with the possibility of extension)

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (CNM) laboratory of Prof. Dr. Roberto Cabeza at the Department of Psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Research in the lab (in Berlin Mitte) focuses on investigating the neural mechanisms of memory using fMRI. The postdoc will work in a project examining memory representations (e. g., representational similarity analyses—RSA) and networks (e. g., graph theory analyses) in young and older adults.

Job description:
• Pilot and run fMRI experiments, and analyze their results
• Develop and apply new analytic approaches to the data
• Disseminate findings via scientific publications and scientific presentations
• Supervise PhD students, as well as of Bachelor and Master students
• preparation for further academic qualification (habilitation)

• A PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related field
• Good knowledge and skills in fMRI analyses, including representational and network analyses
• Strong statistical and programming skills (e. g. SPM, Matlab, Python, R)
• Strong publication record and enthusiasm for communicating scientific advances
• Fluent in English (written and spoken; German is not required)
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a scientific team
• High self-motivation and organizational skills

We are particularly excited about candidates with a strong background in fMRI methods who are eager to analyze data and love writing manuscripts.

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, list of publications, relevant certificates and contact details of three academic referees) as a pdf document, quoting the reference number DR/010/21 in the course of 6 weeks to or to the Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, Prof. Dr. Roberto Cabeza (office: Luisenstr. 50), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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Postdoctoral Position

Post Doctoral Fellow in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience


University of Nevada, Las Vegas
This is a 2-year postdoctoral position, starting in Summer or Fall 2021, to examine the relationship between misophonia sensitivity and high-level auditory processing of music and language in children and adults. The project uses both behavioral measures (surveys and perceptual tests) and electrophysiological measures (electroencephalography and facial electromyography). This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university in a related discipline (Psychology, Neuroscience, etc.) and 3-5 years' experience in the related discipline. Preferred skills 1-3 years' experience with supervising, mentoring and management of other. Excellent experimental and computer programming skills, a promising track record of publications in Psychology, Developmental Science, Speech and Hearing, Neuroscience, or another field related to the project. Specific experience with EEG, child testing, and/or advanced data analysis techniques is desirable but not required. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
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Postdoctoral Position

Neuroscience of learning and decision making 
Center for Mind and Brain 
UC Davis 

I am looking for a postdoc to come and join my Learning and Decision Making (LDM) Lab for two years (possibly more) at the Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) at the University of California, Davis. The CMB is a leading, interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the human mind and its links to the brain, located in sunny Davis, California. 

The postdoc will join the LDM Lab (PI: Dr. Erie Boorman) and lead research that combines computational modeling of the processes underlying learning and choice with fMRI and behavioral measures in humans. There is also the possibility of utilizing other methods, including intracranial electrophysiology and EEG, also in humans. The position will focus on investigating the computational and neural mechanisms that underpin learning, inference, and decision making. You can find out more about our research here: See job description below: 

Postdoctoral scientist in the neuroscience of learning and decision making 

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of publication and relevant research experience in some of the tools and topics listed above. I am looking for someone who is productive, numerate, and interested in the neural basis of learning, cognitive maps, and flexible decision making (or related psychological constructs). The candidate should be proficient in Matlab, Python, and/or R and have experience with fMRI analyses. Experience with intracranial recording and/or M/EEG data analysis approaches is not necessary but would be a plus. Experience with FSL or SPM (or similar) is desirable. 

Appointment is contingent upon completion of a PhD (although this can be forthcoming). Salary is commensurate with experience. This postdoc appointment will run for a period of two years to begin with, with the possibility of extending it to three years, depending on funding and the fit with the lab. The candidate would ideally start as soon as possible (with some flexibility). Applications are accepted beginning February 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a C.V., email outlining research interests, and 2-3 references to me at: 

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Research Assistant Positions
Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant, Cognition and Action Lab

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Einstein Healthcare Network

The Cognition and Action Lab at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), directed by Dr. Laurel Buxbaum, has an opening beginning late spring/early summer 2021 for a full-time Research Assistant. The position involves assisting on an NIH-funded study of tool use action as it relates to cognitive control, concept representation, and motor planning, and includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments and state-of-the art functional and structural neuroimaging. Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. See our laboratory website at Applicants must have a strong academic background (BA/BS or MA/MS) in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, coursework and experience in statistics and research methods, excellent organizational, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and facility in programming in EPrime or Matlab. Prior human behavioral research lab experience is essential. Applicants able to commit to the position for 2 years will be given strong priority. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing experience with the above and specific interest in the Cognition and Action Lab, CV including details of any technical and statistical skills, and the contact information for 2-3 professional references to Ms. Rachel Metzgar ( with the header "Research Assistant Cognition and Action Lab". Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from members of under-represented minorities in neuroscience.

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Research Assistant Position

Research Specialist in Affective Neuroscience

Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PI: Maital Neta, invites applications for a full-time Research Specialist (start date negotiable, ideally summer 2021). The lab uses functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology, behavioral techniques, and network analyses to examine individual differences in emotion processing and emotion regulation.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in every stage of research, including (1) stimulus/task development and programming experiments, (2) recruitment and collection of human subject data, (3) analysis of data, and (4) assisting in the preparation of grants and manuscripts. In addition, in their managerial capacity they will perform administrative duties (e.g., IRB administration, purchasing) and help train and supervise lab personnel (e.g., undergraduate research assistants).

This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and/or neuroscience, as it will foster expertise in a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches in these fields.

Essential qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or related field - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Research experience in psychology or neuroscience
- Proficiency with a programming language such as R, Matlab or Python is preferred, and special consideration will be given to individuals with experience collecting and/or analyzing neuroimaging data.

To apply, please fill out the application form at You will need your CV and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed on a rolling basis. For full consideration, apply by March 1, 2021.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant position at U Penn

Cognitive Neuroscience


University of Pennsylvania

The Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a Research Specialist beginning Summer 2021.
The Research Specialist will have the opportunity to conduct independent and supervised research projects in service of the lab's funded research topics. For more information on the Thompson-Schill Lab, please visit the lab website: The duties of the position include: Assist the PI and members of the Lab in a variety of administrative tasks. Conduct independent and supervised research projects in service of the lab's funded research topics. Specifically, this involves designing psychology experiments, recruiting and running subjects, analyzing data, and presenting research. Methods for collecting and analyzing data include fMRI, TMS, eye-tracking, and tDCS. Research topics relate to learning, memory, cognitive control, and language. Position also requires successful candidate to draft, modify, and renew IRB documents; coordinate lab finances; register attendees for research conferences; purchase supplies and software licenses; and complete other administrative tasks as assigned. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree and 0-1 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Prior experience in laboratory setting is preferred. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Applicants can apply at

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Research Assistant Position

Research specialist, Norman lab

Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Princeton University

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available in the lab of Professor Ken Norman. The research specialist will be assisting with studies of how episodic memory interacts with other memory systems to support event understanding. Depending on qualifications/interest, the research specialist may also assist with developing computational models of learning and memory using neural networks. 

Responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including: designing, programming, and executing behavioral, EEG, ECoG, and fMRI experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment, and assisting with lab management

This position is subject to the University's background check policy

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

Candidates can apply here:

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Research Assistant Position

Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience

The University of Texas at Austin

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full time Lab Coordinator with a start date in summer 2021. The lab uses behavioral, computational, and brain imaging techniques to explore how children, adolescents, and adults acquire and use knowledge. The Lab Coordinator will play an important role in experiment development and implementation. The position is ideally suited for some who is looking to gain experience in advanced neuroimaging methods before applying to graduate school. 

The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in lifespan samples. Daily responsibilities include:

- Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
- Behavioral and brain imaging data collection
- Data processing and statistical analyses
- Training of undergraduate students
- General administration of lab finances and IRB protocols

Required qualifications:
- BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or a related field.
- Previous research experience, preferably with behavioral and/or fMRI techniques.
- Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Flexible availability for data collection and outreach events.

Preferred qualifications:
- At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with children and/or adolescents.
- Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python) or the ability/willingness to acquire these skills.

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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant/Lab Manager


Penn State 

The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging (CAN) Lab in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State is hiring a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager to assist in their investigation of the effects of aging on episodic memory using both behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods.

An emphasis in the lab is placed on understanding the cognitive and neural processes underlying false memories and associative memories. With respect to cognitive aging, our research examines neural markers of age-related cognitive decline, as well as mechanisms supporting neural compensation. Regarding neuroimaging, we utilize univariate, multivariate (e.g., pattern classification, representational similarity analyses), functional connectivity, and structural analytical approaches in our investigation of encoding and retrieval processes underlying memory performance. Information about all of our research including ongoing projects can be found on our lab website, at

The lab manager will be responsible for day-to-day management tasks of lab activities including scheduling and recruiting participants, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, creating experimental and laboratory protocols and procedures, as well as data collection and analysis. Opportunity for authorship on projects is also available. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or related fields, as well as excellent interpersonal skills is preferred. Experience with programming skills (e.g., MATLAB; R; Python), and analysis of fMRI data is desirable.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an option for a second-year renewal. To apply for this job please upload a CV, cover letter, and the names/contact information of 3 professional references. All inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Nancy Dennis, Department of Psychology at Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Research Assistant Position

Lab Manager / RA Position, Kuhl Lab - University of Oregon

Cognitive Neuroscience, Human Memory


University of Oregon

A full-time research assistant position in the Kuhl Lab at the University of Oregon is available starting summer 2021 (start date flexible). The lab uses cutting-edge fMRI methods (multivariate pattern analysis, brain-based decoding and stimulus reconstruction) to study the cognitive neuroscience of memory in younger and older adults. For more information about the Kuhl lab, visit: For more information about the position (including responsibilities, qualifications, and the application link), visit 

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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistantship at UC Berkeley

Cognitive Neuroscience

Dept of Psychology & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

University of California at Berkeley

The Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, headed by Professor Silvia Bunge, studies the cognitive and neural processes that support reasoning, memory, and goal-directed behavior in humans. To investigate these phenomena, the lab leverages behavioral, brain imaging, and eyetracking methods. This job opening is for a full-time research assistant to work on an National Science Foundation-funded project titled "How does the brain represent abstract concepts?" This study involves multivariate fMRI in healthy young adults, individual differences analyses, and computational modeling. The project will be carried out in collaboration with David Kraemer at Dartmouth College, Keith Holyoak and Hongjing Lu, a postdoctoral fellow, and a graduate student. 

The Lab Assistant will be responsible for recruiting participants, collecting behavioral and brain imaging data, assisting with data analysis and data sharing, coordinating with trainees at the other sites, and carrying out general lab tasks. A strong background in STEM and extensive laboratory experience are required. Experience conducting MRI scans and managing the data is highly preferred; experience with fMRI data analysis would be ideal. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds present in our community.

For additional details, please see the full job description:
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Research Assistant Position

Lab manger position at Northwestern University

Learning and Decision Making 

Department of Neurology

Northwestern University
The Kahnt Lab ( at the Chicago campus of Northwestern University is looking for a lab manager. We use neuroimaging (MRI), brain stimulation (TMS), and computational techniques to study learning and decision making in humans. 

The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in human neuroscience research, and will be organized, motivated, and self-driven. 

Job Description
• Coordinating subject recruitment, screening, and scheduling
• Support collection of behavioral, MRI and TMS data
• Data management and quality control
• Maintaining IRB protocols and approval
• Administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory
• Opportunity to develop an independent project

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's or master's degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or related field
• Motivation to study learning and decision making in humans

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with fMRI and/or TMS 
• Programming skills (Matlab, Python, R, etc.)
• Experience with data analysis

Start date is as soon as possible, but no later than May 2021. 

Please send your application package (cover letter and CV) as a single PDF to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Research Assistant Position

Lab Manager and RA Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience Labs

Cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Duke University

Positions are available for new NIH-R01 grant in the laboratories of Roberto Cabeza ( and Simon Davis ( at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University ( MRI/fMRI scanning ( and TMS ( facilities are located within a few hundred yards. 

Research at the Cabeza Lab focuses on the neural mechanisms of memory and the effects of healthy and pathological aging using fMRI, functional connectivity, DTI, and TMS. Duties include recruitment and neuropsychological testing of young and older participants (healthy and with mild cognitive impairment), MRI scanning and analysis, supervision and training of undergraduate students, and general laboratory administration. 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 ( 

Qualifications: B.A. or equivalent with a background in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, 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 Roberto Cabeza (

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