Cognitive Neuroscience Society Newsletter
May 2021
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JOB POSITIONS
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Scientists

University of Nebraska - Omaha; University of New Orleans

We are seeking two postdoctoral scientist positions for the Baby's First Years study. BFY is a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of poverty reduction on early childhood development and family life. In 2018, the study began recruiting 1,000 low-income mothers of newborns. Upon enrolling in the study, mothers were randomized to receive either $333/month or $20/month for the first several years of their infants' lives. All mothers were over the age of 18; most were women of color, with the sample comprised of about 40% Black and 40% Latinx mothers; just under half were in coresidential partnerships; and approximately one quarter were first-time mothers. The mothers in the study are free to spend the money however they like, and the study is assessing the impact of this differential poverty reduction on children's cognitive, emotional, and brain development.

We are now seeking two 2-year postdoctoral scientist positions to begin Fall 2021 – one based in Omaha, Nebraska, and the other based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The postdoctoral scientists will work closely with local lab supervisors (Dr. Tim Nelson and Dr. Jen Nelson in Omaha; Dr. Sarah Black in New Orleans), and will have regular remote meetings with PIs (Dr. Kimberly Noble and Dr. Nathan Fox, as well as other study leadership based in NYC).

Responsibilities will include:

- Supervising a team of 2-3 research assistants in collecting data in the university lab setting, as the children in the study reach 3 to 4 years of age
- Overseeing scheduling and tracking of participants
- Overseeing quality control of local data collection
- Overseeing data management and data transfer

Must have research experience with administering standardized cognitive assessments to young children in the lab setting. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have good leadership skills, be detail-oriented, and will be proficient at interacting with young children and families.

Experience with administering EEG and/or collecting biological samples from young children is a strong plus. Familiarity with the Omaha and/or New Orleans community is a strong plus. Previous experience working with diverse and low-income communities of color is highly desirable. Bilingualism in Spanish is a strong plus for the Omaha position.

If desired, candidates may work with the principal investigator team in data analysis and scientific dissemination. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to info@babysfirstyears.com

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

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Postdoctoral Position

ECoG and fMRI Models of Perception/Cognition

Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering

University of Michigan

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher to study computational and neuroscientific models of perception and cognition. The researcher will be jointly supervised by Dr. David Brang (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/brang-lab/) and Zhongming Liu (https://libi.engin.umich.edu). The goal of this collaboration is to build computational models using data combined from electrocorticography (ECoG) and fMRI. 

The successful applicant will also have freedom to conduct additional research based on their interests, using a variety of methods -- ECoG, fMRI, DTI, lesion mapping, and EEG. The ideal start date is from spring to fall 2021 and the position is expected to last for at least two years, with the possibility of extension for subsequent years. 

Required Qualifications
• A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, BME, CS, or a related field
• Experience analyzing neurophysiological signals (EEG, ECoG, MEG, or neurophysiological recordings in animals)
• Computational skills (e.g., machine learning or other advanced oscillatory analyses)
• Demonstrated programming skills 
• Publication record, written communication abilities, and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications
• Experience processing resting state or task fMRI data
• Prior research in characterizing brain networks
• Ability to help create fMRI and ECoG visualization tools

Contact Website 
https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/196021/research_fellow

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Postdoctoral Position

Auditory Perception and Emotion

Auditory emotion perception

Psychology

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.

Contact Website 
https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNLV-External/job/UNLV1-M

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral scholarship at UC Berkeley

Cognitive Neuroscience

Dept of Psychology & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

University of California at Berkeley

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar. This NIH-funded position involves a collaboration with a functional neuroanatomist (PI Kevin Weiner) and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist (PI Silvia Bunge), and leverages one or more longitudinal multimodal brain imaging datasets.

This individual will work on a project exploring the functional significance of tertiary sulci in association cortices. Despite major advances in our understanding of human brain development, we still know very little about whether and how the emergence of sulci influences the maturation of brain function and behavior. In this project, we focus on sulci in lateral prefrontal and parietal cortices that have been overlooked for over a century, and use modern behavioral and brain imaging techniques to elucidate their role in the emergence of higher cognitive functions. The postdoctoral scholar, in collaboration with a graduate student, will explore longitudinal relations between sulcal anatomy, white matter tracts, task-based brain activation, functional connectivity, and/or cognitive performance.

For more details on this position and the application process, please e-mail Silvia Bunge (sbunge@berkeley.edu) and Kevin Weiner (kweiner@berkeley.edu).

Contact Website 
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/analyst/approvals/8890

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Postdoctoral Position
 
2 postdoc positions at the Perception, Neuroimaging, and Mo
 
Psychology
 
Georgia Institute of Technology
 
The Perception, Neuroimaging, and Modeling lab (PI: Dr. Doby Rahnev, rahnevlab.gatech.edu) has two postdoctoral fellow openings to work on funded projects. The exact topic of research is flexible and could include investigating the neural and/or computational bases of perception, memory, metacognition, attention, expectation, learning, cognitive control, working memory, etc. The Rahnev lab uses a wide range of methods such as fMRI, TMS, psychophysics, computational modeling and concurrent TMS-fMRI. The position is initially for 2 years with a possibility for extension. Candidates will be given the opportunity to conduct studies building on current lab research or developing their own projects ideas. Review begins April 15, 2021 and will continue until both positions are filled.

The Rahnev lab, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, has access to exceptional research facilities. The lab space is conveniently located just steps away from a 3T Prisma MRI scanner at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI, cabiatl.com). The lab also houses its own TMS equipment and is pioneering the use of concurrent TMS-fMRI that allows TMS to be delivered inside the MRI scanner. Working in the Rahnev lab presents opportunities for collaborations across several Atlanta-based universities including Georgia Tech, Emory and Georgia State. Georgia Tech is located at the heart of Atlanta, a vibrant, multicultural city that offers many opportunities for engaging in cultural, culinary, sports, and entertainment activities.

Our lab aims to create a supportive, fun and productive environment. We are especially interested in maintaining our already diverse team and therefore seek applications from qualified individuals from all demographics and backgrounds. For more information, visit our website at http://rahnevlab.gatech.edu/getinvolved.html. To apply, email (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of what types of research questions you may want to pursue if you join us, and (3) a list of three references (names and email addresses will suffice at this point) to Dr. Rahnev (rahnev@psych.gatech.edu). Review begins on April 15, 2021 and will continue until both positions are filled.

Contact Website 
rahnevlab.gatech.edu

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Postdoctoral Position

Neurobiological mechanisms of gesture's role in learning

Department of Psychology

University of Chicago

The Goldin-Meadow Laboratory and the Environmental Neuroscience Lab (PI: Marc Berman) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago are seeking a postdoctoral researcher beginning in the Fall of 2021 (start date is flexible). The postdoctoral researcher will join a team investigating how action and gesture instruction differentially affect children's ability to learn, generalize, and retain information related to a math lesson using different neuroimaging modalities, i.e., fMRI and fNIRS. The postdoctoral researcher will be applying cutting edge analysis and modeling techniques to the data, which involve multivariate analysis, network analysis, non-linear dynamics measures and classification techniques that the ENL applies to their data regularly. The postdoctoral researcher will also have the opportunity to be involved in other projects in the labs, including behavioral analyses of gesture and working with large datasets such as the ABCD adolescent neuroimaging dataset.
The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, and implementation for this NSF funded project. In addition to overseeing design, data collection, coding and analysis for behavioral and fMRI and fNIRS studies with children. They will maintain data storage systems in the laboratory, and liaise with other projects and collaborators for data sharing as needed. They will oversee the work of research assistants, early-career graduate students, and prepare manuscripts for publication and present research findings at scientific conferences.
A doctoral degree is required in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, physics, or other related fields. Experience with neuroimaging data and neuroimaging analysis packages (e.g., BrainVoyager, SPM, AFNI, FSL, Nipype) is desirable.
Proficiency in the following programming languages: MATLAB, Python, R, Java, C/C++ or JavaScript is also required. Experience conducting studies with children, supervising and coordinating the work of others and strong project management skills are preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and two letters of recommendation.
Please email these materials to:
Markie Theophile (mtheophile@uchicago.edu)
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. Individuals requiring accommodation call 773-834-7573.

Contact Website 
https://voices.uchicago.edu/goldinmeadowlab/job-postings/

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Human Sleep Neuroscience

Intramural Research Program

National Institutes of Health

The Advanced MRI Section (AMRI) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for its all-night EEG-fMRI sleep study. As part of the NIH Intramural Research Program, AMRI has access to unique imaging and computational resources, including access to 3T and 7T MRI scanners, EEG and MEG systems, and a large (currently 107,000-core) computational cluster. In addition, it has expertise in state-of-the-art MRI techniques and data analysis tools and a dedicated group of researchers including MRI physicists and sleep neuroscientists.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) A relevant doctoral degree by the time the appointment begins
2) Strong quantitative data analysis skills in advanced statistics, signal processing, and scientific computer programming
3) Experience in analyzing fMRI data
4) Ability to propose novel fMRI research avenues and/or methods

The start date is flexible. Applicants are requested to send their curriculum vitae. It is encouraged to include contact information for three references from mentors and/or colleagues.

Contact Website 
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

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Postdoctoral Position

Center for Mind and Brain (CMB)

University of California, Davis 

Dr. Amanda Guyer and Dr. Paul Hastings at the Center for Mind and Brain seek a full-time postdoctoral scientist to work on a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The position is for up to 3 years (annual renewal contingent on progress review and funding) with an anticipated start date of July 1st 2021. The successful candidate will join our research team, in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Prado and other faculty in Nutrition at UC Davis and the University of Ghana. The study is designed to examine the effects of early nutritional supplementation in infancy on the neurobiological and psychological functioning of young adolescents in Ghana using methods to assess neurophysiology in both the central and autonomic nervous systems, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging and functional connectivity, as well as electrocardiography and impedance cardiography.

We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral scientist with experience analyzing neuroimaging data. Responsibilities will include processing and analyzing MRI data collected for the study, remote training and supervision of colleagues and staff in Ghana on neuroimaging data collection and analysis, training and supervising research teams UC Davis, and assisting with and/or leading the writing of manuscripts for publications. Travel to Ghana to work directly with the research team may occur, depending on global health conditions. There also will be opportunities to work on other studies and datasets, contingent on the pace of the research in Ghana. The position will be located in Davis, CA.

Position qualifications: PhD in psychology, neuroscience or a related field; experience collecting and/or working with MRI data (particularly DTI, fMRI, and/or structural MRI); strong quantitative skills and experience with neuroimaging (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM) and statistical analysis packages (SPSS, SAS, R, Python); ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share expertise through training others. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Interested individuals should send a CV, letter of interest, representative publications, statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references to aeguyer@ucdavis.edu. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021, with a final deadline of May 15, 2021.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. 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. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position in Cognition & Attention Health
 
Xavier University Neuroimaging Lab

Xavier University of Louisiana

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work with Dr. Jeremy D. Cohen in the Xavier Neuroimaging Lab at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study factors of cognitive and attentional brain health. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: 1) resting state and task-based fMRI phenotyping of cognitive health in college students post-COVID, and 2) functional decoding of meditative states in the brains of experienced meditators and development of real-time fMRI neurofeedback paradigms. Both projects involve collaboration with Dr. Jeffery Rouse in the Department of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Description of Duties: Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and both resting state and attention related task-based neuroimaging data. Data analysis will focus on dynamic connectivity measures (primarily using the GIFT toolbox) and well as functional connectome organization. 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, as well as assisting other undergraduate researchers in the lab. The position is based at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. 

Brain imaging will take place on a research dedicated 3T Siemens Skyra MRI at the Tulane University School of Medicine in downtown New Orleans, located less than two miles from Xavier's campus. Research space will be provided both at Xavier and Tulane for the purposes of the on-going projects.

Required Qualifications: Successful applicants will have experience with both resting state and task-based fMRI data collection and analyses, with particular experience with dynamic connectivity analyses (previous experience with the GIFT toolbox is a plus). A strong background in coding in Matlab and or python is preferred. A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering is preferred. Compensation will be based upon years of experience beyond Ph.D.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Jeremy D. Cohen (jcohen@xula.edu).

Position start date: May 15, 2021 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until filled.
Term: The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-3 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.

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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position available in Cognitive Neuroscience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE AT ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NY

The Departments of Neuroscience (Dr. Elyse Sussman) and Radiology (Dr. Mark Wagshul) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate to work on an NIH-funded project exploring the neural bases of chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits (chemobrain) in survivors of childhood leukemia. The project employs both EEG-based and fMRI-based methods to understand chemo-related cognitive dysfunction in children ages 5-12 years. The position is available starting May-June 2021; the position is for two years with the possibility for renewal on a year-by-year basis.

Successful candidates for the position will have a PhD in physics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience or a related discipline, a strong background in either cognitive neuroscience or MRI physics, expertise in image and EEG data processing, as well as data and statistical analysis. Programming experience should include the commonly used packages for image and EEG processing, such as C++, Matlab, and FSL. The candidate should have significant experience in event-related potential (ERP) data collection and analysis methods and/or imaging in a clinical setting and a strong background in the development and/or application of novel methods for human brain imaging, such as DTI / fMRI / structural MRI data analyses. Candidates with experience only in EEG-based or fMRI-based methods will be considered. The candidate will allocate equal amounts of time to the EEG and MRI labs. Prior experience with auditory-based ERP/fMRI is not necessary, but candidates with such experience will be given preference. A strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to work independently is expected. Previous experience working with child populations is a plus. The candidate will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the project, including EEG, image and data analysis, statistical analysis, as well as interfacing with the clinical team. Competitive salary and benefits will be offered based on qualifications. 

The Gruss MRRC is located on the main campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. The Center has a multinuclear 3.0 Tesla Whole Body Philips Elition human system and a 9.4 T Direct Drive Varian animal system. Image processing facilities including a computing cluster, multiple Linux workstations and PCs with imaging and general software installed. Please visit our website for more details (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/gruss-magnetic-resonance-research/).

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a leading academic institution, with over $170M in NIH funding. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging (MRI, EEG) and computing facilities. Einstein is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research, and clinical investigation. It is home to some 2,000 faculty members, 750 M.D. students, 350 Ph.D. students attending the Sue Golding Graduate Division — including 125 in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program — and 325 postdoctoral investigators training at our Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. More than 7,000 Einstein alumni are among the nation's foremost clinicians, biomedical scientists, and medical educators.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of their research interests and career goals, and the names and phone numbers of three references to Mark Wagshul (mark.wagshul@einsteinmed.org) or Elyse Sussman (elyse.sussman@einsteinmed.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Neuroimaging research assistant

Brandeis University
 
The Berry laboratory in the Psychology Department at Brandeis University is looking for a research assistant to work on human brain imaging studies investigating relationships between dopamine/norepinephrine function, brain network activity, and high-level cognition in young and older adults. This position will offer opportunities to train in multiple neuroimaging methods including PET, fMRI and EEG. The research assistant will take part in the recruitment of research participants, behavioral and imaging data collection, and data analysis. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a career in research. 

Applicants should have 1) an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field 2) prior research experience 3) attention to detail and strong communication skills. Ideally, candidates will have prior experience with PET, fMRI, EEG or behavioral testing in humans, experience analyzing imaging data, a background in computer programing (unix, matlab, or python), and interest in working with older adult participants. 

Expected commitment for this position is 2 years, but the position may be extended. The position will begin in the summer of 2021, though the start date is flexible. 

To apply, please upload your CV and a cover letter 
https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis---Waltham-Campus/Research-Assistant_R0003878-1
and via e-mail to Dr. Anne Berry (anneberry@brandeis.edu).

Contact Website 
https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brande

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Research Assistant Position

Postbaccalaureate position – cognitive neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience
 
University of Iowa

The Hwang Lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics at The University of Iowa is seeking a full-time, postbaccalaureate research intern to assist our human cognitive neuroscience research projects. Our lab focuses on brain network mechanisms, cognitive control, and developmental processes with a strong emphasis on the human thalamocortical system and neural oscillations. We employed a wide variety of neuroimaging methods, including EEG, TMS, MRI, and lesion studies to address our research questions.

The research intern is expected to carry out the following tasks:
- Execute research protocols under the direction of the lab director and senior lab members.
- Perform EEG and behavioral experiments, assist MRI data collection.
- Assist neuroimaging data analyses.
- Recruit and schedule research participants.
- Lab management, participate in other research related tasks.

This position is ideal for someone ultimately interested in a career in research, for more details see https://research.uiowa.edu/students/post-baccalaureate-research-internship.

Training and mentoring will be provided. The lab is a member of the newly formed Cognitive Control Collective, affiliated with the DeLTA Center and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. We offer a collaborative research environment with easy access to research dedicated 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, EEG, neurosurgery patients, and a large lesion patient registry.

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related discipline.
- At least two years of research experience in a research environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail is absolutely required.

Desired Qualifications:
- Prior research experience in neuroimaging, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, or cognitive science.
- Experience in programming languages (Python or Matlab).

In order to be considered for this position please email a CV and cover letter to kai-hwang@uiowa.edu.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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

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Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Position in Cognition & Attention Health

Xavier University Neuroimaging Lab
 
Xavier University of Louisiana

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Coordinator position to work with Dr. Jeremy D. Cohen in the Xavier Neuroimaging Lab at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study factors of cognitive and attentional brain health. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: 1) resting state and task-based fMRI phenotyping of cognitive health in college students post-COVID, and 2) functional decoding of meditative states in the brains of experienced meditators and development of real-time fMRI neurofeedback paradigms. Both projects involve collaboration with Dr. Jeffery Rouse in the Department of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Description of Duties: Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and both resting state and attention related task-based neuroimaging data. Facilitation of Institutional data collection for the funded project will also be a key responsibility. Data analysis will focus on dynamic connectivity measures (primarily using the GIFT toolbox) and well as functional connectome organization. The Research assistant will be expected to participate in analyzing neuroimaging data for presentation and publication within the scope of this sample and data collected, as well as assisting other undergraduate researchers in the lab. The position is based at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. 

Brain imaging will take place on a research dedicated 3T Siemens Skyra MRI at the Tulane University School of Medicine in downtown New Orleans, located less than two miles from Xavier's campus. Research space will be provided both at Xavier and Tulane for the purposes of the on-going projects.

Required Qualifications: Successful applicants will at least a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering. Previous experience with both resting state and task-based fMRI data collection and analyses, with particular experience with dynamic connectivity analyses (previous experience with the GIFT toolbox is a plus) and a background in coding in Matlab and or python is preferred. Compensation will be commensurate with previous experience.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send via email their CV, up to two representative papers (if you have publications), the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Jeremy D. Cohen (jcohen@xula.edu).

Position start date: May 15, 2021 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until filled.
Term: The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-3 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.

Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Position

PhD Student position at the BCBL

BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language

A predoctoral position to work on a translational research project is available in the Neurobiology of Language group, headed by Dr. Manuel Carreiras, at Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL). The appointment is for four years. Starting date is flexible. The project is aimed at investigating to what extent the human brain connectome could be used to identify biomarkers of postsurgical cognitive recovery using presurgical neuro-anatomical and functional information in patients with diffuse low-grade glioma (DLGG).

Project summary: DLGG is a primary brain tumor affecting young individuals in full possession of his/her cognitive faculties. The slow growth of this type of lesion allows the brain to reorganize its structure and functions hampering the onset of the cognitive symptoms. However, DLGG unavoidably evolves to become a more invasive type of tumor, at the expense of both survival and cognitive functional prognosis. This translational project lies at the nexus of neurosergery, neuroscience, biomedical imaging, computer science and statistics. Its long-term goal is to build an accurate and reliable model capable of predicting patient's postsurgical cognitive recovery. This is a primary need, for both clinicians and patients, promoting better outcomes for surgeries, longer life expectancy and better quality of life for patients. The tools we are planning to develop will allow surgical teams to tailor interventions on a patient-by-patient basis, both before and after the surgery. By applying machine learning algorithms using a compendium of clinical, behavioral, structural, and connectomic features from a large sample of individuals with DLGG and healthy controls we will be able to investigate how the appearance of a brain lesion impacts brain network dynamics, and whether this network malleability represents an adaptive advantage for post-surgery brain recovery processes.

Job description: The selected candidate will participate in several studies that combine clinical parameters, behavioral and neuroimaging data. His/her work will be focused (though not exclusively) on the acquisition, processing and analysis of functional and diffusion images (DTI) of pathological and healthy participants. The candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in a translational research project where clinical research groups, neuroimaging and basic research collaborate and will be able to develop the doctoral thesis project in the field of neuroimaging and neuroplasticity. In addition, the selected candidate will have access to cutting edge research facilities, including MEG, EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking and psychophysics laboratories.

PI and research group: Dr. Manuel Carreiras - Neurobiology of Language group.

Contact Website: https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/job-offers/phd-student-position-2

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Graduate Student Position
 
13 PhD fellowships in Neuroscience at the Padova Neuroscienc

Padova Neuroscience Center
 
University of Padova

The Padova Neuroscience Center is delighted to announce its call for about 13 fully funded PhD fellowships in Neuroscience at the University of Padova (deadline for the application: 12 May 2021, 1 pm). Our multidisciplinary PhD program includes research lines and methods from Multimodal Imaging, Molecular-Cellular, Cognitive-Affective-Behavioral, Clinical-Translational and Computational Neuroscience. The details for the current entrance exam call can be found here: http://pnc.unipd.it/admission/. Interested candidates can also contact us at pnc.generalinfo@gmail.com for further information. Please forward this message to potentially interested prospective PhD students. The starting date will be the 1st of October 2021.

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Padova University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe - established in 1222 (almost 800 years ago!). The University of Padova invests significantly in research activities and projects. Padova is a small and beautiful town, shaped around the University. Affordable living costs, great food and social life, and you can bike everywhere!

Contact Website 
https://pnc.unipd.it/admission/

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