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Two 3-year postdoctoral positions

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year postdoctoral position starting in Fall, 2018. The following faculty all desire candidates with expertise in structural and/or functional neuroimaging, and an interest in affective neuroscience utilizing human and/or nonhuman primate models:

Dr. Joshua Cisler: Dr. Cisler’s research focuses on defining the neurocircuitry mechanisms associated with trauma and PTSD, with a particular emphasis on computational modeling of learning and large-scale network analyses. Current projects include 1) a clinical trial and imaging study testing pharmacological modulation of fear extinction learning in PTSD, 2) cross-sectional imaging study investigating social decision-making and risk for re-victimization among adolescent girls exposed to interpersonal violence, and 3) a real-time fMRI neurofeedback study of implicit emotion regulation in PTSD. Link to lab website for more information: http://cislerlab.psychiatry.wisc.edu/

Dr. Richard Davidson: Dr. Davidson’s Center for Healthy Minds, is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to work with Dr. Melissa Rosenkranz. Melissa’s research investigates the neural processes that underlie the relationship betwen emotion and inflammation in both healthy individuals and those with chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma. She also studies the mechanisms through which behavioral interventions, like mindfulness-based stress reduction can buffer the effects of stress and emotion on immune system function. Melissa’s research employs both fMRI and PET imaging modalities, as well as a diverse set of peripheral physiological, immune and endocrine measures.

Dr. Hill Goldsmith (with potential for co-mentorship with Dr. Davidson): Dr. Hill Goldsmith (with potential for co-mentorship with Dr. Davidson): Drs. Richard Davidson and Hill Goldsmith are recruiting post-docs to contribute to large-scale pediatric neuroimaging studies that include extensive longitudinal behavioral phenotyping with both twins and singletons focused on the neural bases of affective style. Goldsmith is also recruiting for postdocs whose interests lie in developmental approaches to affective development, including themes with RDoC relevance.

Dr. Ryan Herringa: Dr. Ryan Herringa: The BRAVE Youth Lab, directed by Dr. Herringa, is studying neurodevelopmental trajectories of emotion regulation in youth with trauma exposure and affective disorders. Our lab uses a wide array of methodologies including neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and genetics, which will be leveraged in clinical trials employing psychotherapeutic and neuromodulatory approaches.

Dr. James Li: The Social and Behavioral Development Lab investigates genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors that contribute to the development of child externalizing disorders (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder). Research in our lab utilizes advanced molecular genetic approaches (e.g., genome-wide association scans, gene-pathway analysis) to advance understanding about the genetic architecture underlying complex developmental phenomena.

Dr. Seth Pollak: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/childemotion/ The Child Emotion Research Laboratory will consider those interested in the effects of early life stress and/or family poverty on children’s health, emotional development, and well-being. Our laboratory provides a rich variety of resources, access of many at-risk populations of children, and integration of diverse methods. There are ample opportunities for post-docs to initiate independent lines of research. Please contact Dr. Pollak directly prior to submitting an application.

**Applicants**

Please send the following items by Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 to The Training Program in Emotion Research Administrator at EmotionT32Grant@bi.wisc.edu. For more information, please visit www.emotion.wisc.edu.

  1. Cover Letter: Identify the program faculty member(s) with whom you wish to train
  2. CV
  3. Research Statement
  4. Three letters of reference (These can be submitted separately by the letter writers themselves)

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: October 5, 2017

Postdoctoral Position in affective/relationship/developmental science

The Northwestern University Life-Span Development Lab (PI: Claudia Haase) and the Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program (PI: Vijay Mittal) are seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIMH-funded study on “Emotion in Interaction: High-Risk Psychosis Youth and Caregivers”.

  • We are looking for someone with background in affective science; relationship science; or clinical, developmental, social, as well as personality psychology with interest and ideally experience in dyadic interaction; multimodal emotion assessments (experience, behavior, physiology); adolescent and/or adult development (including caregiving); and healthy and/or pathological development (including clinical high-risk states and/or early psychosis).

Currently our two labs are running a number of studies with (1) emotion and cognition in diverse samples of individuals and couples using multimodal emotion assessments (PI Haase) and (2) typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarkers, treatment, and scale development (PI Mittal). Join our teams and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies. Please see our websites for more details: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu/ and http://www.adaptprogram.com.

The successful applicant will join Claudia Haase, Vijay Mittal and their active research teams and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.) This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job.

For questions or to submit an application, please contact Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu) and Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu). Applicants should send a C.V. (including the names of two references), a brief letter describing interests and prior research experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate). Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Posted: October 5, 2017

Tenure-Track Position

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The areas of the Department include Clinical, Cognitive/Neuroscience, Developmental, Social/Personality, and Quantitative Psychology. Candidates that conduct research in any of these areas will be considered.

We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the department’s training areas who demonstrates a commitment to increasing diversity in education. The ideal candidate will participate in the department’s mission to increasingly incorporate an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism into our teaching and mentoring, to increase access to higher education for underrepresented groups, and to provide high-quality mentoring to a diverse group of students.

We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S.  We are committed to cultural, gender, gender-identity, political, racial, socio-economic, and sexual orientation diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Department of Psychological Sciences and College of Arts and Science are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students.  We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.  The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Screening of applicants will begin November 3, 2017. Please apply on line at:  http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic.  Use the online application and be prepared to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and 3-5 representative publications. A diversity statement that describes the candidate’s commitment and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in research, teaching, and mentoring is also required.  Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Co-Chair of the search committee, Amanda Rose (RoseA@missouri.edu; McAlester Hall, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 65201).

Applicants may contact the Co-chairs of the Search Committee (Ann Bettencourt: BettencourtA@missouri.edu; Amanda Rose: RoseA@missouri.edu) with any questions about the position.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Posted: October 4, 2017

NSF Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

The Director of the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences provides leadership and direction to the Division, which is responsible for funding research that develops and advances scientific knowledge about the brain, human cognition, language, social behavior, and culture including research on the interactions between human societies and their environments. BCS programs consider both disciplinary and interdisciplinary proposals. The Division Director is expected to assess the needs and trends involving the scientific areas within the domains of the Division. The incumbent implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents SBE to internal working groups and NSF to relevant external groups. The BCS Division Director fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community. The Division Director also oversees performance management of the scientific and administrative staff. Additional information about the position can be found in this Dear Colleague Letter.

Appointment will be considered for one of the following tracks: Permanent Career Senior Executive Service, Limited Term Senior Executive Service, and Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

Announcement #BCS-2017-0010, with position requirements and application procedures, is posted on the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJobs website at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477388200.

Applications must be received by October 29, 2017.

Posted: October 3, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow in Affective, Cognitive, and Aging Neuroscience

Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Psychology
Experience in neuroimaging research in emotion, cognition, and/or aging preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in neuroimaging.
  • Experience with multi-modal imaging including functional, resting state, diffusion weighted, and structural preferred.
  • Statistical acumen in analyzing neuroimaging data and programming expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in scientific communication including speaking and publishing.
  • Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
  • Adaptable; self-motivated.
  • Team player who possesses a passion for CHM mission/core values.

Preferred:

  • Some prior post-doctoral experience.
  • Experience with psychophysiological data including heart rate variability, skin conductance, pupilometry, and/or eye tracking.

Principal duties:
The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) was founded and is led by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. CHM’s mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in rigorous, interdisciplinary basic and translational research aimed at understanding the mind and how to nurture well-being in ourselves and others. CHM communicates these findings to the world, inspires scientists to conduct further research, and influences a shift in culture to embrace well-being.

The successful candidate will play a key role analyzing both extant and new neuroimaging data in relation to sociodemographic, behavioral, cognitive, and biomarker data from the Midlife in the US (MIDUS; http://midus.wisc.edu/) national longitudinal study.

Additional information: Expected position duration is two years with potential for renewal based on funding and performance.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To apply please send cover letter and CV to: Mike Kelly, mkelly1@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1115

Posted: September 29, 2017

Tenure-Track Position for the field of Neuropsychology with clinical-cognitive focus

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research open to application and research-led teaching, as well as to career development of young researchers and to the dialogue with economy and society. That way, the University of Vienna contributes to the education of future generations and to the society’s ability to innovate.
The appointment of researchers with high potential to the announced positions is an important
strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna the position of a

Tenure-Track Position for the field of
Neuropsychology with clinical-cognitive focus
(full-time position, by March 1, 2018) is to be filled.

The tenure-track position is expected to focus (in research and teaching) on a combination of neuropsychological, clinical and cognitive approaches. This should amongst others be reflected in an integrative and multi-disciplinary research approach when addressing clinical-cognitive research questions, and entail the use of neuro-cognitive research methods to pursue research questions relevant to the domain of clinical psychology. Moreover, contributions in the domain of Neuropsychopharmacology are expected. With regard to research topics, an emphasis on clinical- neuropsychological aspects of human social behaviour is required.
The work and research profile of candidates is expected to be based on an empirical approach and should be compatible, in terms of both thematic and methodological fit, with the thematic research areas at the Faculty of Psychology (https://psychologie.univie.ac.at/forschung). The appointee should show the potential and the willingness to establish a sustainable bridge between research activities at the Faculty in the domains of “Clinical and Health Psychology” and “Cognitive and Neuropsychology”. In addition, strong initiative in raising third-party funds as well as the establishment of an independent research group are expected. The appointee is required to contribute to teaching in the domain of the position, in the Faculty of Psychology’s Bachelor and Master Program as well as in the Doctoral Program (in case of an already existing habilitation).

Main research area: Psychology / 5010

Specialization: Clinical Psychology / 501010, Cognitive Psychology / 501011, and Neuropsychology / 501014

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation, in the domain of the position
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • High interest and engagement in teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibilities on the administrative level of the Faculty of Psychology and the University, if necessary.

Job description:
The announced position is an academic tenure-track position. Within two years’ time, the University will offer a qualification agreement if the academic performance suggests that the required high qualification can be reached. Upon completion of the qualification agreement, the employee will be allocated to the group of “Assistant Professors”. If the qualification is achieved according to the agreement, employment, which originally has a six-year duration, will be continued for an indefinite period as an “Associate Professor”. Via a further competitive procedure as stipulated in the University’s Statutes, associate professors can be directly promoted to full professor. If the qualification goals are not achieved, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract term.

We offer:

  • the opportunity for a long-term career track (initial classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 48, job group B1, lit. b)
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application documents:

  • Letter of application, including a brief description of (max. 3 pages):
    • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future, in the domain of the position and with respect to the job requirements listed
    • current and prospective foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae, including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees, or other indicators of academic leadership)
  • List of publications, including:
    • specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track position
    • provision of a download link or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
    • information about citations and impact factors, depending on the standards used in the research domain of the position
  • List of talks given, including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funding list of acquired third-party funded projects, as well as a list of third-party funded projects which the candidate was a member of (subject, duration, origin, volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and/or teaching concepts as well as supervised theses
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates relevant for the position

Please send your application — preferably in English and in electronic form — to the Job Center of the University of Vienna (jobcenter@univie.ac.at).

Reference no.: 7984

The application deadline is 15 October 2017.

Posted: September 26, 2017

Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant

Department: Clinical Psychology
Reports to: Stacie L. Warren, Ph.D. and Tilman Schulte, Ph.D.

JOB SUMMARY

A Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant position is currently available at Palo Alto University to support the Clinical Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Programs directed by Stacie L. Warren, PhD and Tilman Schulte, PhD. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a range of cognitive and affective studies that focus on executive function, emotion regulation, stress responsivity, reward processing, and aging on neural circuitry. Populations of interest include healthy adults, adults with or at risk for developing psychopathology, and neurological disorders. Opportunities to develop and apply novel data analysis techniques, to co-author research publications, and to assist with similar studies in children through a partnership with Stanford University are also available.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Essential Functions

  • Developing software/scripts to implement algorithms for data quality control, preprocessing, analysis, and management.
  • Developing and implementing statistical/mathematical modeling (e.g., machine learning algorithms) to characterize high-dimensional datasets.
  • Assisting with analyzing neuroimaging research data using neuroimaging-specific programs and/or software (e.g., FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, AFNI).

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a relevant field by the time of appointment
  • Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, java) and shell scripting
  • Proficiency with Linux OS and file system.
  • Experience with any of the following: signal and image processing, machine learning, statistical/mathematical modeling.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects.
  • Experience in neuroimaging data analysis is desired.
  • A two-year commitment is required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits. To apply, send a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to swarren@paloaltou.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Posted: September 25, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow Opening in Clinical Psychophysiology

The Clinical Psychophysiology Lab (cpl.psy.msu.edu) in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a research associate (i.e., postdoctoral fellow) in clinical psychophysiology focused on multi-method approaches – including behavior, EEG/ERP, fMRI, and peripheral physiology (e.g., startle eyeblink, heart rate, skin conductance) – to cognitive and affective mechanisms in anxiety and related psychopathology. The position will center on two NIH-funded studies that examine associations between anxiety-related problems and cognitive-control, reward, and threat processing across the menstrual cycle and development. Research associates are also encouraged to participate in and develop related projects in line with these themes.

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have substantive interests in anxiety research, and a goal of developing expertise in EEG/ERP and psychophysiology. Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, EEG/ERP neuroimaging approaches, and related data analysis platforms are desirable. Strong computer programming skills are also desirable (e.g. EPrime, Matlab, etc.). The position offers excellent training in EEG/ERP neuroimaging methods, including advanced signal processing techniques such as phase-synchrony and bivariate and multivariate functional connectivity approaches. The trainee will be supervised by Dr. Jason Moser (MSU Department of Psychology; Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroscience programs).

Qualified individuals must have completed a Ph.D. in clinical or cognitive psychology or neuroscience and must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must complete an online application at www.careers.msu.edu (enter posting #465742 in the search box), which includes:

  1. Cover letter explaining professional developmental goals and research focus
  2. CV
  3. Names and email addresses of three references

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Posted: September 22, 2017

Associate Professor / Professor & Endowed Chair

The Mina Jo Powell Endowed Chair in Neurological Sciences
Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Department
The College of Medicine at Florida State University has embarked on a strategic effort to increase basic and translational research in human neuroscience. In an effort to extend our impact in neural health, we are seeking applications for the College of Medicine’s Mina Jo Powell Chair in Neurological Sciences.

The mission of the College of Medicine is to prepare compassionate physicians who discover and advance knowledge and deliver the highest quality patient-centered medicine to communities with the greatest need. The Research and Discovery mission of the College is facilitated by more than 150,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art laboratory space and core labs in proteomics, genomics, advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, animal care, and cell culture. Research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering a rich, diverse, and collegial environment. The department has had an intensive recruiting effort designed to hire faculty that further strengthened the Department’s six priority research areas or nodes including: (1) Neuroscience, (2) Genetics and genomics, (3) Molecular structure and function, (4) Cardiovascular and infectious diseases, (5) Cell biology and development and (6) Stem cell and cancer biology.

Our faculty’s research expertise in Neuroscience span basic molecular processes through animal models and the study of human brain network processing. The faculty are exploring the complex biological mechanisms at multiple levels of the gene to the neuronal circuit that contribute to the potential to perform complex behaviors, the influence of the environment and how defects in these biological processes cause human health disorders. The Department hosts a Graduate program (http://med.fsu.edu/?page=phdAdmissions.home), and many faculty participate in the FSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience (http://neuro.fsu.edu/). Other resources available include structural and functional MR imaging facilities at the FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (http://magnet.fsu.edu/), exceptional animal imaging facilities and expertise at FSU, and a statewide, collaborative Clinical Research Network (http://med.fsu.edu/research/crn/).

Qualifications
A senior basic- or clinician-scientist (PhD or MD) at the Associate or Full Professor level with a proven track record of excellence in creative approaches to neuroscience, generating peer-reviewed funding, and leading interdisciplinary groups. Must possess the leadership capabilities for directing their own research cluster.

Responsibilities
The Mina Jo Powell Chair is open to an outstanding individual who specializes in using functional
magnetic resonance imaging as a core component of their research program, and will have full access to a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma in the MRI facility housed at the College of Medicine. See mri.fsu.edu.

The neuroscience community at FSU is broad and located in multiple Colleges with extensive research interactions. The Mina Jo Powell Chair is expected to build upon existing strengths in neuroimaging, neurobiology of sex differences in anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, sex differences in development and behavior, synaptic physiology underlying cortical function and epilepsy, psychopharmacology and developmental basis of mental health disorders, plasticity of neuronal circuits and their pathology in neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegeneration and neuropharmacology of CNS dopamine systems related to neuromuscular disorders.

The emphasis for the position is on the ability to develop and drive a successful research cluster that draws in other members of the College and neuroscience community. The candidate will be expected to participate in medical and graduate education. Opportunities to continue clinical practice may be available for qualified and eligible applicants. The successful candidate will bring a fresh dimension to the study of neural health, will work with existing scientists and support staff faculty who specialize in MRI research and will provide scientific leadership and direction within the College and across the university.
The specific area of research is open (e.g., aging, memory, neuropsychiatric disease), but should address health and illness from the perspective of neuroscience.

Anticipated Salary Range
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will include protected academic time, with dedicated research funding to support the successful candidate, and access to exceptional platforms in neuroscience and imaging

How to Apply
To apply, please go to: www.jobs.fsu.edu and search by job ID 42346.
In addition to an online application, please upload with the application as well as send the following in a single PDF file: a detailed curriculum vitae page overview of current and future research plans, and a list of at least three professional references to:
Dr. Jeffrey N Joyce, Chair of the Search Committee, Jeffrey.Joyce@med.fsu.edu
Natasha Coen, Sr. Administrative Specialist, Natasha.Coen@med.fsu.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Posted: September 22, 2017

Clinical Psychology: Diversity Science

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking a clinical scientist with expertise in Multicultural Psychology/Diversity Science for a tenure system appointment in Clinical Psychology at the rank of assistant professor effective August 16, 2018. We have a particular interest in individuals whose research is interdisciplinary and has applications for clinical psychology broadly defined. Candidates should conduct research that addresses or incorporates issues relevant to diverse groups and demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding, as well as be a productive scholar, an effective teacher and mentor for our undergraduate and graduate programs, and progress toward being eligible for licensure as a PhD-level clinical psychologist. MSU offers competitive faculty salaries and benefits and Psychology professors have a 2-1 teaching load per year. The Psychology Department has an in-house training clinic and Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, and a variety of campus-wide initiatives exist related to diversity, such as Project 60/50, the Diversity Research Network, and Creating Inclusive Excellence Grants through the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives (OIII).
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts. The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/

Candidates must complete an online application at www.careers.msu.edu (enter posting
#457366 in the search box), which includes a CV, as well as statements regarding research and teaching interests, and a statement about contributions and approaches to diversity. Please separately arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Mindy McLouth at: mclouth@msu.edu (Attn: Clinical Science Search). Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: September 21, 2017

Assistant Professor – University of Regensburg

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Vacancy at the University of Regensburg | Job Number 17.181

With more than 20,000 students, the University of Regensburg is an innovative and interdisciplinary campus university with a wide range of research activities and a wide range of courses for young students from Germany and abroad. The focus of the research activities of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is the investigation of anxiety and anxiety disorders, the evaluation of innovative therapeutic methods and the investigation of therapeutic processes. At the chair of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, a position as

Akademischer Rat /Akademische Rätin a. Z. (Assistant Professor – non tenure)

In full-time (40 hours per week) for a period of three years in temporary employment. An extension of a further three years is possible. The payment is according to salary scale A13.

Your tasks
Your tasks include the implementation of research projects, the acquisition of third-party funds, publication activities, teaching activities (5 weekly hours per semester), possibly assistance in management and in therapy at our clinic and the supervision of student qualifications.
We expect you to continue your qualification e.g., within the framework of a habilitation. Your disorder-specific research interests should preferably be in the area of ​​anxiety, stress, or addiction disorders as well as their bio-psychological foundations. Interest in virtual reality and biopsychological methods is expected.

Your qualification
• MA in Psychology (or equivalent)
• Very good doctorate in the field of clinical or biological psychology
• Preferably finished or about to finish training as Psychotherapist (behavioral therapy)
• Good English and methodological skills
• Preferably relevant scientific publication activity
• Systematic, commitment, and good at teamwork
• Knowledge about or interest in psychophysiological methods and virtual reality

If the requirements for employment as a civil servant are met, a transfer into the civil service relationship is foreseen on a temporary basis. Otherwise a temporary employment status is possible.

We offer a constructive working atmosphere in a friendly and open-minded team, regular scientific exchange, an excellent lab infrastructure for recording physiology (including EEG) and behavior (including eye movement tracking), several virtual reality labs, a very good technical support and well established collaborations with access to a new 3T fMRI scanner and interdisciplinary contacts to medical facilities as well as biology and media informatics.

The University of Regensburg is committed to employment equity and aims at increasing the number of women in research positions. Therefore, women will be preferentially employed if their qualifications are equal to those of male candidates. The University of Regensburg is particularly committed to the reconciliation of family and work (more information at http://www.uni-regensburg.de/chancengleichheit). Persons with disabilities will, with equal qualifications and appropriate aptitudes, be employed preferentially. Please indicate a possible severe disability already in the application. Please note that we will not be able to cover your possible arising costs for a personal interview. For further information on our research methods, facilities and team, please visit www.uni-regensburg.de/psy8. If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Mühlberger (E-Mail: Andreas.Muehlberger@ur.de, Phone: +49 941 943-6040).
We are looking forward to your application (please include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, publication list, name of two reference persons, earliest possible begin of work). Please send your application until the 23th September 2017 by e-mail (in one PDF- File) to the chair-secretariat Hannelore.Diermeier@ur.de or by post to the following address: University of Regensburg, Keyword: KliPsy & Psychotherapy, 93040 Regensburg

Posted: September 13, 2017

Post-doctoral Position in human intracranial recordings in patients with schizophrenia

Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doctoral position in human intracranial recordings in patients with schizophrenia.

The Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience in Madrid, in collaboration with the Neurosurgery and Psychiatry departments of the Clinico San Carlos, is pioneering the use of deep-brain stimulation in the management of medication-resistant schizophrenia. As part of this treatment, we will perform electrophysiological recordings in patients to study the firing pattern of ventral midbrain (putatively dopaminergic) neurons. Secondly, we test patients in behavioural tasks such as working memory, in order to determine the cognitive effects of DBS treatment.

The successful candidate will be involved in acquiring and analysing neurophysiological recordings from these patients: intra-operative single-unit recordings and post-operative intracranial local field potentials and scalp EEG. Funding is through the Behavior and Brain Research Foundation https://www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/meet-our-2017-narsad-independent-investigator-grantees

A PhD in neuroscience (or related discipline) is required. The ideal candidate will be highly competent in the analysis of electrophysiological recordings, particularly single-unit data. Knowledge of ventral tegmental single unit activity in animal models of schizophrenia is desirable.

The start date will be in autumn/winter 2017.

Fluent English is mandatory, Spanish is not required.

Application:
Send CV, motivation letter, and contact details of two academic referees to
Prof. Bryan Strange bryan.strange@upm.es

Deadline extended: 15 September 2017

Posted: September 8, 2017

Tenure-Track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor at Baylor University

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level effective fall 2018. The area of research specialization is open, although we are particularly interested in an individual who can complement existing faculty strengths and bridge across several existing areas of faculty research. Please see our departmental faculty page (http://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/index.php?id=68656) for descriptions of extant areas of faculty research.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. The area of research specialization is open, including but not limited to health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. A commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to attract external funding are essential. For full job advertisement please see: http://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/index.php?id=84235

Posted: September 6, 2017

Assistant Professor, Faculty Position in Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Psychology invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Brain and Cognitive Science at the rank of assistant professor. We seek brain or cognitive scientists with experience using computational approaches (broadly defined). Special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in language/psycholinguistics and/or developmental science. Additional experience working with human brain data would be considered a strength. The successful candidate will show potential to publish in the top disciplinary journals and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or a related field required. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2018; the starting salary is competitive. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 7, 2017; letters of reference must be received no later than October 14, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before October 7, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures or to submit nominations, you may contact Jane Jukes at j-jukes@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Posted: August 30, 2017

Post-doctoral Fellow in Infant Attention – University of South Carolina

John Richards in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina is seeking a qualified PhD for a postdoctoral position. The position involves research on the development of infant attention. The laboratory uses psychophysiological methods (heart rate, EEG, ERP) and MRI (structural) to examine the brain bases of the development of infant attention and recognition memory (http://jerlab.psych.sc.edu). Ideal candidates would have background in infant cognition, perception, or attention, and experience in cognitive neuroscience methods. The position would involve current ongoing projects, data analysis and write up of existing data, and collaborative development of new work. Writing experience and a publication record is required; and extensive writing and publication will be expected. At the candidate’s interest, teaching experiences are available.

The position is initially funded for one year, and subsequent years will be available depending on funding. The position is available now and candidates could start immediately. The salary is set at NIH standards accounting for years of postdoctoral experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 1-2 writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references to richards-john@sc.edu, John E. Richards, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29028. You can find further information and submit your materials electronically at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17416

Posted: August 28, 2017

Program Director in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)

We are looking to fill the position of Program Director in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) in Arlington, VA.

(SBE) has supported SciSIP; a broad-based research program responsive to the needs, in both public and private sectors, for better scientific understanding of the relationships between science policies and innovation. Understanding the complex linkages between research and development (R&D) investments and the fundamental underpinnings that lead to innovation and social changes is important to identifying, implementing and evaluating policy choices. SciSIP activities develop the foundations of an evidence-based platform from which policymakers and researchers may assess the impacts on the nation’s scientific & engineering enterprise, improve their understanding of its dynamics, and predict outcomes.

There are three components to SciSIP activities: research, data collection, and community development and outreach. Investigator related research develops usable knowledge and theories of creative processes & their transformation into social and economic outcomes. SciSIP works closely with SBE’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics on improving and expanding science metrics, datasets and analytical tools, yielding changes in the bi-annual science and engineering indicators and other data collections. SciSIP outreach & community development activities include developing a community of practice across the Federal government, industry & universities.

For more information regarding the (SciSIP) program, please visit SciSIP.

Duties
The responsibilities of the NSF program officer are constantly evolving. The program officer is guided by the goals of NSF’s Strategic Plan: (1) enable the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in all aspects of science, mathematics, and engineering, (2) promote the discovery, integration, dissemination, and employment of new knowledge in service to society, and (3) achieve excellence in U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels.

The core strategies NSF staff employ include developing intellectual capital, strengthening the physical infrastructure integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.

The responsibilities of the NSF Program officer include, for example, long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the program or program cluster, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, the preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported, and coordination and liaison with other programs in NSF, other Federal agencies and organizations. Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Represents the National Science Foundation, as required, on national and international committees, boards, panels, etc. Interprets NSF policies for groups and acts as liaison between these and the Foundation.
  • Determines the need for workshops and special studies and works with the directorate’s scientific staff in the development of such activities, including defining their purpose and identifying areas of emphasis.
  • Establishes administrative procedures for special meetings of oversight review panels to evaluate the operations of the program.
  • Provides advice and assistance in the development and revision of suitable internal program structures, the arrangement of program and project goals and levels of effort, and the continuing review, evaluation, and coordination of all program activities.

Furthers equal opportunity through fair treatment of women, minority group members, and persons with disabilities, and sensitivity to the issues involving these groups in the workplace and in advice rendered. Participates in NSF efforts to broaden participation in the STEM workforce through its policies and programs.

Qualifications
The incumbent must have a Ph.D. in a social science field, as it relates to the SciSIP Program; plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. In addition the ability to participate in the leadership of a research organization; a record of accomplishment in their field of study; detailed understanding of the resource needs of social and economic scientists and appropriate modes of support; ability to recognize current and emerging science trends and recommend new directions. Experience and expertise in basic science research areas relevant to the goals of SBE would be beneficial.

The position will be filled on a Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment (IPA) Act assignment basis: Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides the negotiated funding toward the assignee’s salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement.

Announcement #SBE-2017-0003, with position requirements and application procedures is posted on OPM’s USAJobs website at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476742500

NSF’s Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) is assisting me in this outreach. Ngoc Dung Phan (ndphan@nsf.gov) is the point of contact in the HRM Division. The application deadline is September 11, 2017.

For additional information on NSF’s rotational programs, please see “Programs for Scientists, Engineers, and Educators” on the NSF website at: https://www.nsf.gov/careers/rotator/index.jsp

Posted: August 28, 2017

Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, SBE

NSF is relocating! In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, Virginia to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station on the Yellow Line, and has ample parking and amenities (hotels, restaurants, and shops) nearby.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay.

Competitive status is not required, veteran’s preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee’s background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.

This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF’s negotiated share of the costs.

Duties
Serves as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of behavioral and cognitive sciences for the Foundation. Provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and education activities, both nationally and internationally, to develop and advance scientific knowledge and methods focusing on human cognition and behavior (including perception, thought processes, language, learning, and social behavior across neural, individual, family, and group levels), and on human variation at the scales of society, culture, and biology, and how these variations and related patterns develop and change across time and space. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Assesses needs and trends involving the behavioral and cognitive sciences, implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.

To read more about this job and to apply, please click here.

Posted: August 28, 2017

Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore

The Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/) seeks applications for five Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Lecturer (Educator-Track) or Senior Lecturer (Educator-Track) positions.

The Department at this time specifically aims to strengthen teaching and research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and in Clinical Psychology, and thus we are likely to target two hires in I/O and one in clinical. The other two positions can be from applicants with backgrounds in any area of psychology, preferably with (but not limited to) expertise in language and cognition, and/or emotion. Successful applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in psychology (and/or a D.Clin.Psy. for the Clinical Psychology position) by the time of appointment (target July 2018). Remuneration is competitive and includes medical and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available for the Tenure-Track position.

Applicants should indicate clearly the position(s) they are applying for and submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9534:

  • NUS Personal Particulars Form (downloadable from http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/about.html#job-opportunities)
  • NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (downloadable from http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/about.html#job-opportunities)
  • Full CV, including education, professional background, teaching & supervision, and research output achievements.
  • Name and contact details of PhD advisor/supervisor
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and methodology
  • Teaching evaluations and peer review reports, if available. Other evidence of teaching excellence is welcome.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] A research statement stating major accomplishments in research, citing up to three significant publications, creative works or other scholarly contributions, and explaining their significance.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] Sample copies of research publications, if available.
  • [For tenure-track applications only] Please indicate total number of publications to date, citation analysis (excluding self-citations) and impact factors of journals you have published in.

Applicants should also arrange for THREE letters of reference (from persons other than the PhD advisor/supervisor) to be submitted directly by the reference writers at the above website.

The application process closes on 30th September 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor SIM Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at psyhead@nus.edu.sg.

Posted: August 24, 2017

Division Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, SBE

NSF is relocating! In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, Virginia to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station on the Yellow Line, and has ample parking and amenities (hotels, restaurants, and shops) nearby.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay.

Competitive status is not required, veteran’s preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee’s background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.

This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF’s negotiated share of the costs.

Duties
Serves as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of behavioral and cognitive sciences for the Foundation. Provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and education activities, both nationally and internationally, to develop and advance scientific knowledge and methods focusing on human cognition and behavior (including perception, thought processes, language, learning, and social behavior across neural, individual, family, and group levels), and on human variation at the scales of society, culture, and biology, and how these variations and related patterns develop and change across time and space. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Assesses needs and trends involving the behavioral and cognitive sciences, implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.

To read more about this job and to apply, please click here.

Posted: August 22, 2017

Assistant-level, tenure-line Faculty position in Psychology

We seek candidates who can contribute to our department focus on affective science by investigating social groups or culture. Examples of relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, effects of groups or culture on emotion perception, experience, communication, or regulation; or the role of emotion in stereotyping, prejudice, stigma, attitude formation/learning, information transmission, or social cognition. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in mechanism, such as using computational approaches, experimental methods, or biological measures. All candidates’ research statements should clearly indicate how their research contributes to a program in affective science.

Our research-oriented department values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science to fosterers intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (with over 500 psychology majors), 5900 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement. All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Applications will include a letter of interest, research & teaching statements, an inclusive-excellence statement, a vita, and reprints/preprints. The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to AHSS.PsychRec@du.edu. We will give priority to applications received by October 1, 2017, but will consider applications until the positions are filled.

The department and university are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA employer.

Posted: August 15, 2017

SciSIP Program Director

The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) in Arlington, VA.

(SBE) has supported the Science and Innovation Policy Program (SciSIP); a broad-based research program responsive to the needs, in both public and private sectors, for better scientific understanding of the relationships between science policies and innovation. Understanding the complex linkages between research and development (R&D) investments and the fundamental underpinnings that lead to innovation and social changes is important to identifying, implementing and evaluating policy choices. SciSIP activities develop the foundations of an evidence-based platform from which policymakers and researchers may assess the impacts on the nation’s scientific & engineering enterprise, improve their understanding of its dynamics, and predict outcomes.

There are three components to (SciSIP) activities: research, data collection, and community development and outreach. Investigator related research develops usable knowledge and theories of creative processes & their transformation into social and economic outcomes. SciSIP works closely with SBE’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics on improving and expanding science metrics, datasets and analytical tools, yielding changes in the bi-annual science and engineering indicators and other data collections. SciSIP outreach & community development activities include developing a community of practice across the Federal government, industry & universities.

For more information regarding the (SciSIP) program, please visit SciSIP.

NSF is relocating to Alexandria, Virginia. In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, VA to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to a Metro station (Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line) and there is ample parking in the area. There are several amenities nearby, such as restaurants, hotels, and shops.

Duties
The responsibilities of the NSF program officer are constantly evolving. The program officer is guided by the goals of NSF’s Strategic Plan: (1) enable the United States to uphold a position of world leadership in all aspects of science, mathematics, and engineering, (2) promote the discovery, integration, dissemination, and employment of new knowledge in service to society, and (3) achieve excellence in U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels. The core strategies NSF staff employ include developing intellectual capital, strengthening the physical infrastructure integrating research and education, and promoting partnerships.

The responsibilities of the NSF Program officer include, for example, long-range planning and budget development for the areas of science represented by the program or program cluster, the administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, the preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported, and coordination and liaison with other programs in NSF, other Federal agencies and organizations. Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Represents the National Science Foundation, as required, on national and international committees, boards, panels, etc. Interprets NSF policies for groups and acts as liaison between these and the Foundation.
  • Determines the need for workshops and special studies and works with the directorate’s scientific staff in the development of such activities, including defining their purpose and identifying areas of emphasis.
  • Establishes administrative procedures for special meetings of oversight review panels to evaluate the operations of the program.
  • Provides advice and assistance in the development and revision of suitable internal program structures, the arrangement of program and project goals and levels of effort, and the continuing review, evaluation, and coordination of all program activities.
  • Furthers equal opportunity through fair treatment of women, minority group members, and persons with disabilities, and sensitivity to the issues involving these groups in the workplace and in advice rendered. Participates in NSF efforts to broaden participation in the STEM workforce through its policies and programs.

To read more about this job please click here.

Posted: August 15, 2017

Psychophysiology Researcher – Austin, TX

A Psychophysiology Researcher is being sought for a private neuromarketing and media research company headquartered in Austin, Texas. MediaScience® conducts research for major television and media companies such as ESPN, Facebook, NBC, A&E, and Hulu, as well as national advertisers. We apply the rigor of experimental research to the evaluation of various media and advertising platforms using a variety of research tools and methods including psychophysiology, eye tracking, facial coding, response latency testing, and survey. We are always exploring additional new methods that might complement our toolbox.

MediaScience® is looking for a researcher with experience in psychophysiology and biometric measurement and data analysis. Experience with electroencephalographical (EEG) measurement (such as event-related potentials), electrodermal activity/galvanic skin response (EDA/GSR), and heart rate (HR) is highly desired. A focus on quantitative research, and academic English skills in written and oral communication are also preferred. Applicants must have hands-on lab experience with human participants and psychophysiological measurement equipment. A Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, (or related field) is preferred.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with psychophysiology research
  • EEG equipment, data collection, data processing, and data analysis
  • EDA/GSR equipment, data collection, processing, & analyses
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with and solid understanding of SPSS software
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Ability to work with large data sets
  • An understanding of the value of all types of data collected
  • A solid understanding of experimental procedures
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor
  • Positive attitude
  • High level of teamwork
  • Ability to be thorough with even small tasks
  • Willingness to learn

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be strongly considered for the position (but this experience is not required):

  • Social Science (esp. Psychology) research experience
  • Biometric equipment (such as Psychlab, ADInstruments, etc.)
  • Matlab experience
  • Lab experience
  • Experimental research

 

Pay and Hours

The Psychophysiology Researcher is a full-time position and will work 40 hours per week. Pay is commensurate with experience. The lab is open 7 days per week, from 8:30AM to 9:00PM, so shift flexibility can be discussed.

Applicants are currently being considered to fill one full-time position. If you are interested, please send an email to jobs@themediapanel.com with “Psychophysiology Researcher” in the job description:

  • Why you are interested in this position
  • Your resume or C.V.
  • Start date

Job Type: Full-time
Link for posting: https://employers.indeed.com/j#jobs/view?id=a2acd1151e21

Posted: August 11, 2017

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in clinical psychology. Candidates in all areas of clinical psychology will be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of first-rate research, evidence of or potential for funding, and will be able to teach and mentor students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervising graduate students in clinical practica at the department’s training clinic. We will also consider how applicants’ work complements existing strengths in the clinical program and other areas of the department.

Candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to: Psychology_Search@stonybrook.edu . To ensure that an application is given full consideration, files should be received no later than October 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Joanne Davila, joanne.davila@stonybrook.edu.

The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University encompasses doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social and Health Psychology. Faculty members in the area and department are highly collaborative, and we have a history of productive collaborations with numerous other departments on campus. The research facilities and resources at Stony Brook are excellent.

Stony Brook University is a member of the AAU. We are located 60 miles from New York City on the north shore of Long Island. Information about the department can be found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The clinical program places a strong emphasis on diversity, defined broadly, and we welcome applications from individuals who can contribute to that mission.

Posted: July 31, 2017

Post-doctoral Position: TReAD Lab, Emory University

A new post-doctoral positions in computational psychiatry and functional neuroimaging of mood and anxiety disorders are available in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (TReADLab) in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. Located in the heart of Atlanta, GA, the Department of Psychology at Emory provides an outstanding environment in which to pursue post-doctoral training in clinical neuroscience. Full salary and benefits are guaranteed for two years.

Responsibilities: Desirable candidates will develop and pursue novel research questions within the lab’s general area. Responsibilities will include designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data, presenting data at national and international meetings, and preparing manuscripts for publication. Candidates will be strongly encouraged to apply for extramural funding during the post-doctoral period, and will be supported in these efforts.

Necessary skills/qualifications: A doctoral degree and promising publication record in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, or related field. Strong functional neuroimaging background and/or computer programming skills (e.g. MATLAB and/or Python) are required. Should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Research experience in affective, clinical or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or MRI studies), will all be viewed positively, but are not required.

Interested parties should email a CV, names of relevant professional references, and a brief statement of interest to Brittany DeVries brittany.devries@emory.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning 9/1/2017 until the position is filled. Start date is flexible depending on candidate availability.

For details on the TReADLab go to:  http://psychology.emory.edu/clinical/treadway/lab/Home.html

For details on the neuroimaging facilities in the Emory Department of Psychology please go to: http://fern.emory.edu/home/index.html

Posted: July 27, 2017

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory – based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive function data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

Contact: Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu)
Find out more about our lab here.
Find the complete job advertisement and apply here.

Posted: July 10, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alcohol and Addiction Research, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) has openings for at least TWO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH.

Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. The positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant and only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered. The training period typically lasts three years, and postdocs participate in many of the same specialized activities as predocs.  Doctoral candidates and recent PhDs interested in research opportunities offered by the training grant faculty (and described in the faculty pages of this website) are encouraged to contact us for more information.  Information on postdoctoral traineeship stipends and requirements, including service payback, is available here and here.

The training faculty have diverse interests in a number of sub-disciplines of psychological science. Trainees can work in the areas of psychophysiology (Bruce Bartholow, Tim Trull, Ken Sher), behavioral pharmacology (Denis McCarthy, Bruce Bartholow, Ken Sher), behavioi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.

Posted: June 19, 2017

Part Time (70%) Research Assistant

The Psychophysiology Laboratory in the Division of Epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University (http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu/) is seeking a part-time (70%) research assistant with a possibility of turning into a full-time position later on, pending funding. The laboratory is doing research on cognitive and neurophysiological function in schizophrenia and depressive disorders. Duties include: recruitment and scheduling of patients and healthy control participants, administration of screening interviews of participants, administering cognitive and electrophysiological (EEG) tests, assisting in processing and analysis of the cognitive and electrophysiological data, and computer entry of data.

EDUCATION: B.A. preferred with a major in Psychology.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Prior experience doing cognitive testing in psychiatric patients is preferred for the position. Preference will also be given to applicants who have training and experience doing EEG recordings and computer processing of these data. Familiarity with use of SPSS and Matlab scripts to analyze data is also an asset.

Applicants can apply online at https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/585079.html.

Posted: June 9, 2017

Visiting Neuroimaging Data Analyst

University of Illinois at Chicago – Department of Psychiatry
Deadline: 06/09/2017

Job Description:
This position will work jointly in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Program and the Empathy and Social Connection Lab at University of Illinois at Chicago The Neuroimaging Data Analyst will analyze several neuroimaging data sets related to social cognitive affective neuroscience (e.g., empathy, social networks, reward learning, decision-making, emotional processing and regulation, fear learning and extinction) in healthy and psychiatric populations (e.g., anxiety and depression), as well as pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy treatment response.

Job Duties:

  1. Leads the implementation of the latest approaches developing in the field of imaging neuroscience including but not limited to pattern classification, prospective prediction, machine learning, effective connectivity, connectomics/graph theory, computational modeling.
  2. Analyzes complex data across multiple modalities including self-report, behavior, psychophysiology (SCR, startle), EEG/ERP, DTI, structural MRI and functional MRI at single-unit and integrated levels.
  3. Develops and leads training in Neuroimaging data analysis (faculty, post docs, graduate students) on conventional and new analysis techniques.
  4. Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  1. Masters Degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or mathematics required; PhD preferred.
  2. A record of extensive experience (minimum of 3 years) in analyzing structural and functional MRI data.
  3. Fluent in SPM (or AFNI / BrainVoyager), statistical packages (e.g., Matlab and R), and programming languages (e.g., Unix).
  4. Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills required.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Interested applicants should apply online to the link below (Job ID #79256):

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=79256&job=visiting-neuroimaging-data-analyst-psychiatry

Posted: May 23, 2017

Research Group Leader/Coordinator for the project – Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Health

The position is supposed to be offered for a period of up to 5 years for the duration of the Junior Research Group Leading.
In addition to the position of the head of the group, the research group consists of one post-doc position and one position for a PhD-candidate (0,5) to be filled by the head of the group.

Cognitive control processes enable humans to behave in a goal-oriented manner. Such processes encom-pass the shielding of information processing against currently task-irrelevant information, the monitoring of cognitive and behavioral conflicts and the regulation of emotional processes. Such control operations are particularly required when humans engage in multiple tasks either simultaneously or in rapid alterations (multitasking), in ambivalent or conflict-laden situations, or situations in which human coping resources are exceeded. Such situations often go along with responses that are denoted as stress. The coping of stress, in turn, is an essential factor of mental and physical health.

The Junior Research Group is supposed to study the relationship between cognitive control, loss of control, emergence of stress and the role of cognitive control for the maintenance of health. We expect an experimental research program which investigates these relationships from a basic and/or applied perspective. References to existing research foci and/or networks at the department of psychology are expected.

A key task of the group leader is third-party fundraising. We expect the group leader to submit at least one research proposal at national or international funding agencies within the first two years. With regard to teaching, a contribution of the research group to the Bachelor- and Master-Programs in Psychology is demanded.

Applicants are assumed to hold an excellent PhD and a Diploma or Master’s degree in Psychology (or a re-lated field). In the course of the assessment of applications the selection will be based on the criteria for Emmy-Noether-Research programs (DFG). The research program of the applicants must target the re-search topic above. Applicants should have an outstanding record of (inter)national publications. Moreover, experience in raising or conducting third-party research projects should exist.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Severely handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration when equally qualified.

Please submit your application, including the filled-in online application form as a word document, CV, certificates and teaching evaluations by e-mail until 31st May 2017 to the head of the Faculty of Humanities, Wittelsbacherplatz 1, D 97074 Würzburg, Prof. Dr. Andreas Dörpinghaus. Please note the details of tendering procedure on our homepage https://go.uniwue.de/hw-ng or contact Prof. P. Pauli (pauli@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de).

Posted: May 2, 2017

Ph.D. Research Associate Position, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. researcher to support and contribute to research as a Research Associate in the areas of functional neuroimaging and developmental psychopathology. The applicant will work primarily on an NIMH funded research project (Girls Brain Study; R01 MH103241;Silk/Ladouceur) being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh. The Girls Brain Study is a prospective high-risk longitudinal neuroimaging study that examines how neural processing of social threats and rewards contributes to risk for social anxiety and depression in adolescent girls. The study is based in the Families, Emotions, Neuroscience and Development Lab (http://www.fendlab.pitt.edu/) in the Department of Psychology (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/), under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Silk, and the Cognitive- Affective Neuroscience & Development (CAN-D) laboratory (http://www.candlab.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/) under the direction of Dr. Cecile Ladouceur. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world renowned researchers.

We seek an exceptional Ph.D. researcher with a degree in psychology, neuroscience or related fields and with prior experience in functional neuroimaging methodology, data management, and advanced statistical analysis. Advanced skills in neuroimaging data analysis and familiarity with cutting edge techniques are a priority. Experience with Matlab programming, neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM, AFNI, FSL, etc), and data management is preferred. Additional knowledge in developmental or clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or functional neuroanatomy would be an asset, as are the following characteristics: strength in research methods; excellent organizational and writing skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and students; and an interest in developmental, cognitive or affective neuroscience.

The Research Associate position is a senior staff-level full-time appointment in support of research and scholarship. The appointment is renewable and is not viewed as preparation for another position. Specific duties for this position will be to provide neuroimaging data processing and analysis, to assist in experimental tasks design, and to provide consultation on functional neuroimaging data analytic techniques to post-docs and students in the lab. There will be opportunities to remain active in publishing and co-authoring manuscripts and to present research at national and international meetings.

The start date is June 15, 2017. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment. Interested applicants can send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact information of three referees to Jennifer S. Silk (jss4@pitt.edu). Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Posted: April 19, 2017

PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITION IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AT NSF

Application deadline May 11, 2017

Do you want to help identify areas of potentially transformative research? Serve as the liaison to our research community? Build new national or international collaborations? Experience how the merit review process operates?

The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences is pleased to announce an opening for a Program Director in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Specifics and application procedures can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466845000/ for a two-to-three year position and at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466841200/ for a permanent position. The close date for applications is 5/11/2017. You will need to have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or in a related field with relevant expertise.

NSF offers the rare opportunity for scientists to join as temporary program officers for up to three years before returning to their institution. Information about our rotator program can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/microsite/.

For additional queries, contact Uri Hasson (uhasson@nsf.gov)

Posted: April 4, 2017

Postdoctoral opportunity at the University of Toronto with Michael Inzlicht and Cendri Hutcherson

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto to support the work of Professors Michael Inzlicht and Cendri Hutcherson. The successful applicant will work jointly with Drs. Inzlicht and Hutcherson, but will collaborate closely with members of both the Toronto Laboratory for Social Neuroscience (www.michaelinzlicht.com) and the Toronto Decision Neuroscience Lab (www.decisionneurolab.com) on a number of research projects, including projects on the psychological, neural, and computational bases of self-control and decision-making, the phenomenology of effort, and underpinnings of empathy. The target start date for the position is August 1, 2017, or as early as possible thereafter. This extramurally funded appointment will be for a term of two years.

Applicants must have a relevant PhD in Social Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, or a closely related field. A demonstrated interest within the domains of decision-making, cognitive control, moral psychology, and emotion, as well as knowledge of research methods and techniques to work within these established research programmes will be considered an asset. Experience with measures of neurophysiology (e.g., EEG/ERP), neuroimaging (fMRI), and peripheral psychophysiology (e.g., eye-tracking, pupil dilation, EMG, etc.) will be valued. Salary will be in the CAD $35,000-$45,000 range, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Toronto is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world. It is a highly multi-cultural environment both inside and outside the University community, and offers opportunities to enjoy the music, food, and arts of the world. The city also boasts an extensive network of public parks and trails, including many along the edge of Lake Ontario, as well as an extensive public transportation network and world class public services.

Beginning April 1, 2017, all qualified candidates are invited to submit the following application materials to inzlicht@gmail.com:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. A one-page research statement stating the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and interests
  3. A sample of previously published work
  4. Names of at least two references

 

An initial review of applications will occur on April 16, 2017; candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. 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.

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.

Posted: March 29, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE IN PRODROME/EARLY PSYCHOSIS: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S ADAPT PROGRAM

The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow. We are looking for someone with background in cognitive/affective neuroscience or clinical psychology, with interests and experience in electrophysiological assessment and/or neuroimaging. Currently we are running a number of NIMH/Foundation/University funded multimodal protocols (structural/diffusion-tensor/functional imaging, ERP, brain stimulation, eye tracking, instrumental motor assessment) with prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on: brain, immune, and endocrine changes in response to aerobic exercise; neurobiology of motor dysfunction; timing of affective processing dysfunction (in new collaboration with Tim Curran); utilizing fMRI to determine the effects of brain stimulation on working memory in first-episode psychosis. Please see our website for more details: http://www.adaptprogram.com. The ideal candidate will be a person who is interested in applying a cognitive/affective neuroscience background (e.g., Cognition /Cog-Neuro or related Ph.D.) to investigate early psychosis and the psychosis prodrome. Clinical Psychology Ph.D.’s with related interests and training experiences are also highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of good productivity, as well as strong computer programming skills (e.g., MATLAB/Python). We also strongly encourage diversity, and will give preference to applicants from populations underrepresented in STEM.

The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing/running experiments, analyzing and processing data, and disseminating findings. In addition, the applicant will work on collaborative studies with Vijay Mittal and Robin Nusslock, examining shared and distinct pathophysiology, underlying reward-processing abnormalities in psychosis and affective disorders. There will also be ample opportunities to take courses (Northwestern has a number of in-depth advanced training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborate (benefit from a number of active ADAPT collaborations as well as the vibrant Northwestern research community), help to mentor/train graduate students, and develop and follow Independent research questions. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.) – this is ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure track position.

For questions or to submit an application, please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu). Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate). Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit). There is a flexible start date (Spring, Summer or Fall 2017), and review of applications will begin April 1st 2017.

Posted: March 28, 2017

Assistant Professor/Psychology (Non-Tenure Track)

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for two full-time, term (non-tenure track) positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 16, 2017. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD in psychology from an accredited university (expected by August 16, 2017), and a record of successful teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated excellence in mentoring student research is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, providing support to the program’s core curriculum, and general education requirements. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with courses including but not limited to: Physiological Psychology, Perception, Learning, Cognition, and Statistics. The faculty member will be expected to teach each semester and participate in service equivalent to one-quarter time.

Applicants must use our eJobs portal (www.vcujobs.com) to submit a complete application package that consists of a curriculum vita, statements of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness (combined as one document), and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: March 21, 2017

Faculty position in fMRI

The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences seeks applications for an Assistant in Research faculty position in human neuroimaging. The applicant will function as part of the FSU MRI facility, which houses a new Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner; the facility also has MRcompatible EEG and TMS equipment.

The successful candidate will have sophisticated technical skills and work closely with members of the MRI community at FSU to help facilitate and foster research programs in human neuroimaging and provide hands on support with evolving analytic approaches for both structural (i.e., DSI/DTI) and functional neuroimaging data.

Applicants must hold a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The primary qualification for this position is expertise in human MRI research design and analyses. Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info
Greg Hajcak, PhD
Scientific Director, Designee
Department of Biomedical Sciences
hajcak@gmail.com

Anticipated Salary Range
Anticipate hiring between $65,000 and $85,000, commensurate upon education, skills, and experience.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

This is a Faculty position.

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.
Browse Job Openings > Keyword 41318

Open until filled; application review will begin 4/1/2017

Posted: March 11, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Training opportunities concern elucidation of psychosocial and behavioral factors leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Topics include: childhood origins of cardiovascular risk; personality, stress, and social processes; role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and sleep; biological mechanisms underlying disease risk; and psychosocial interventions. Program is a mentor-based model with formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus, e.g., statistics, neuroimaging, cardiovascular and psychophysiological assessment, and cardiovascular disease, as well as practical training in grantsmanship, research ethics, and career development.

Training faculty include: Karen Matthews (Director), Matthew Muldoon (Co-Director), Emma Barinas-Mitchell, Cynthia Conklin, Kirk Erickson, Peter Gianaros, Martica Hall, John Jakicic, J. Richard Jennings, Thomas Kamarck, Michele Levine, Stephen Manuck, Anna Marsland, Marsha Marcus, Kathleen McTigue, Kenneth Perkins, Bruce Rollman, and Rebecca Thurston, Elizabeth Venditti, Aidan Wright. More information on the program and faculty can be found at http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/behavioralmedicine. Applicant must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status in accordance with NIH regulations for an NRSA fellowship award.

Please include statement of research interests and proposed goals for the fellowship; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Send applications to Dr. Karen Matthews, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Email questions to bandymb@upmc.edu. EEO

Posted: February 7, 2017

Psychophysiology Researcher – Austin, TX

A Psychophysiology Researcher is being sought for a private neuromarketing and media research company headquartered in Austin, Texas. MediaScience® conducts research for major television and media companies such as ESPN, Facebook, NBC, A&E, and Hulu, as well as national advertisers. We apply the rigor of experimental research to the evaluation of various media and advertising platforms using a variety of research tools and methods including psychophysiology, eye tracking, facial coding, response latency testing, and survey. We are always exploring additional new methods that might complement our toolbox.

MediaScience® is looking for a researcher with experience in psychophysiology and biometric measurement and data analysis. Experience with electroencephalographical (EEG) measurement (such as event-related potentials), a focus on quantitative research, and academic English skills in written and oral communication are preferred. Applicants must have hands-on lab experience with human participants and psychophysiological measurement equipment. A Ph.D. in neuroscience (or related field) is preferred.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with psychophysiology research
  • EEG equipment, data collection, data processing, and data analysis
  • Experience with and solid understanding of SPSS software
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Ability to work with large data sets
  • An understanding of the value of all types of data collected
  • A solid understanding of experimental procedures
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor
  • Positive attitude
  • High level of teamwork
  • Ability to be thorough with even small tasks
  • Willingness to learn

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be strongly considered for the position (but this experience is not required):

  • Social Science (esp. Psychology) research experience
  • Lab experience
  • Experimental research

Pay and Hours
The Psychophysiology Researcher is a full-time position and will work 40 hours per week. Pay is commensurate with experience. The lab is open 7 days per week, from 8:30AM to 9:00PM, so shift flexibility can be discussed.

Applicants are currently being considered to fill one full-time position. If you are interested, please email the following to careers@mediasciencelabs.com with “Psychophysiology Researcher” in the job description:

  1. Why you are interested in this position
  2. Your resume or C.V.
  3. Start date

Posted: February 2, 2017

NIMH-Funded Postdoctoral Position in Affective and Translational Neuroscience (UMD)

Candidates are being considered for a NIMH-funded postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park (http://shackmanlab.org/). The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of a recently awarded R01 (MH107444), the major focus of this position will be on understanding the neural circuitry underlying fear and anxiety and its role in the development of anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse in young adults. A secondary focus will be on linking variation in the function of that circuitry to thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the real-world, indexed using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) techniques. Eye-tracking measures of attention and peripheral physiological measures of arousal will also be incorporated. There will be opportunities to become involved in other projects and to develop new analytic strategies. We are particularly excited about candidates with a strong background in fMRI methods, programming, digital signal processing, quantitative methods, or related areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field; strong publication record; expertise in human cognitive, affective, or clinical/translational neuroscience; and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Basic proficiency in Matlab and Linux bash coding is required. This is an excellent opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship in affective/translational neuroscience in a highly productive environment. This is a 1 year position that is renewable for a total of 3 years, contingent on performance and funding. Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Shackman (shackman@umd.edu). Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Read more about the position at http://shackmanlab.org/nimh-funded-postdoctoral-position-in-affective-and-translational-neuroscience-2/.

Posted: February 1, 2017

NIH-Funded Study Coordinator Position for fMRI Studies of Fear and Anxiety, DC Metro Area (UMD)

Candidates are being considered for a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate (study coordinator) position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park (http://shackmanlab.org/). The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of several recent NIH awards, the focus of this position will be to support on-going projects aimed at understanding the neurobiology of fear and anxiety and its role in the development and maintenance of adult anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with neuroimaging (fMRI), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), eye-tracking, psychophysiological, and clinical interviewing techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship and establishing a competitive research record in preparation for graduate school. This is a 1 year position that is renewable for a total of 2 years, contingent on performance and funding. Duties may include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment, data acquisition using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, study management, database management, data processing/analysis, and lab management. We are particularly excited about candidates with a background in imaging methods, programming, digital signal processing, quantitative methods, statistics, or related areas. Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Dr. Shackman (shackman@umd.edu). Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Read more about the position at http://shackmanlab.org/nih-funded-study-coordinator-position-for-fmri-studies-of-fear-and-anxiety-dc-metro-area/.

Posted: February 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Position at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University seeks a full-time postdoctoral fellow to conduct research with Drs. Roman Kotov (Psychiatry and Psychology), Aprajita Mohanty (Psychology), and a team of senior investigators in neuroscience, clinical psychology, and statistics. Duration and start time are negotiable.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on Suffolk County Mental Health Project, a seminal epidemiologic study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychoses, which produced over 90 publications so far. The study began in 1989 by recruiting a county-wide, first-admission cohort (N=628). At follow-up year 20, we added healthy controls and unaffected siblings. We are now launching 2 follow-ups, which will make this the longest multi-wave study of a representative first-episode cohort to date. We are designing these follow-ups currently, and new measures can be added. Extensive longitudinal data are already available on psychiatric symptoms, neuropsychological performance, neural functioning (ERP and fMRI), molecular genetic vulnerabilities, physical health, and real-world functioning.

The fellow will primarily be responsible for conducting analyses, supervising staff, preparing manuscripts, and writing grants. The fellow will receive ongoing training in statistical methods, grantsmanship, and substantive questions related to psychotic disorders, aging, and neuroscience. Clinical opportunities (e.g., conducting diagnostic interviews) are also available, as well as supervision meeting licensure requirements.

Qualifications include a 1) doctoral degree, 2) demonstrated expertise in advanced multivariate statistics and in psychopathology, as well as 3) a minimum of two first-authored publication.

For questions, please contact Roman Kotov (roman.kotov@stonybrook.edu).
Applications can be completed online:
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1602417&lang=en

Posted: January 31, 2017

Postdoctoral position in neuroimaging and psychophysiology – Washington University in St. Louis

Anokhin Lab in the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis is seeking a postdoc with strong computational skills and experience in fMRI data analysis and interest in adolescent brain development, behavioral and neuro-genetics, and cognitive neuroscience of addiction and comorbid psychiatric symptoms. A successful candidate will work with fMRI data from a recently started longitudinal adolescent twin study, as well as a study of test-retest reliability of task-related fMRI. Requirements: Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology , computer science, mathematics, or related fields; excellent computational skills, proficiency in MRI data analysis software (e.g. SPM, FSL, specialized toolboxes) and MATLAB programming, a good command of general statistical analysis methods and software, familiarity with UNIX operating system. Experience and interest in EEG/ERP data analysis is desirable but not critical for this position. The lab maintains a database of psychophysiological data from large, extensively characterized longitudinal samples of twins, with vast opportunities for analysis and publication. This position is funded by a NIH training grant and requires US citizenship or permanent residence. Please contact Andrey Anokhin, Ph.D. at andrey@wustl.edu.

Posted: January 20, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN HUMAN BRAIN PLASTICITY, CENTER FOR COGNITIVE AND BRAIN HEALTH, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, BOSTON

Applications are invited for multi-year positions in human brain plasticity at the Northeastern University in Boston. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to play an important role in the interdisciplinary study of human brain and cognitive plasticity in a multi-site trial on the effects of physical fitness training on brain and cognitive health of older adults. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on additional projects focused on cognitive and brain plasticity as well as a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging datasets that have previously been collected.

Essential skills include a thorough knowledge of fMRI and structural MRI techniques, strong organizational abilities, as well as the ability to work well within a team setting. While this position requires technical sophistication, it is more suited for someone who is scientifically interested in neuroplasticity and the relation to cognition, than someone with a strict methods orientation. The successful applicant will hold a PhD; however applications are also welcomed from current PhD students who will have completed all requirements of their doctoral program by May 2017.

Salary will be in the range $45,000 to $55,000, depending on knowledge and experience, and will come with a full benefits package from Northeastern University.

Please send applications (via e-mail) including cover letter, CV, the names and addresses of three referees, in one pdf file, to the Principal Investigators, Dr. Art Kramer (a.kramer@northeastern.edu) and Dr. Charles Hillman (c.hillman@northeastern.edu). Please feel free to call us at 1-617-373-2129 or email with questions or for additional information. The position will be in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health in the new Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (see: http://www.northeastern.edu/isec/) at Northeastern University.

Posted: January 2, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow Position at the Addiction Research Center(ARC)

The Psychology Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full time Postdoctoral Fellow position to support and contribute to research within the Addiction Research Center (ARC), which is led by John Curtin, Ph.D.

The ARC is currently funded by NIAAA and NIDA to pursue two broad aims:

• The first aim focuses on the role of stress circuits in the brain in the etiology and treatment of addiction. We have developed sensitive, translational (animal-to-human) psychophysiological assays to index activity in these stress circuits. We are using pharmacological manipulations to document adaptations in stress reactivity and to probe the neural mechanisms responsible for these adaptions following acute or chronic AOD use. We are using these same methods to examine the potential to repurpose existing pharmacotherapies to treat AOD use disorders.

• The second aim focuses on the use of emerging mobile technologies to monitor and support alcohol or drug dependent patients following treatment. We are actively collaborating with colleagues in engineering and computer science to use machine learning approaches to develop dynamic, real-time relapse risk prediction models to optimize patients’ alcohol or drug abstinence efforts.

More information about our program of research, grants, and papers is available on our laboratory’s website.

We are looking to add talent to our laboratory relevant to one or both of the above research aims depending on the applicant’s interests and skills. A strong background in data analysis and the ability to lead manuscript preparation are essential. Experience managing multiple research projects and working successfully with interdisciplinary teams is preferred. Competitive applicants may also have strengths in domains that include psychophysiology, mHealth technology, machine learning, programming (e.g. Matlab, R), diagnostic interviewing (e.g. SCID), and brief interventions (e.g., motivational interviewing).

The postdoctoral fellow will be supported to transition to an independent research career through the acquisition of writing and presentation skills, advanced data analysis techniques, and deep expertise in experimental therapeutics and/or mHealth approaches in mental health. Our team includes a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Wisconsin who can potentially supervise post-doctoral clinical hours. There will also be opportunities to mentor doctoral students, undergraduates, and ARC staff.

Required qualifications and documents: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or related field (e.g., neuroscience, biomedical stats/engineering), except for the dissertation (and if applicable, clinical internship), prior to applying. To apply, send your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing your research interests and career goals as well as a discussion of the overlap between your current and future research interests and the ongoing projects within the ARC to Dr. Curtin (jjcurtin@wisc.edu). Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Curtin.

This appointment is anticipated to begin in summer 2017, but start date is negotiable. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment. Salary will meet or exceed the current NIH scale. Salary will be commensurate with experience; benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage are included in the compensation package.

Please contact John Curtin, Ph.D. at jjcurtin@wisc.edu with questions regarding application materials or the position more generally. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Posted: December 20, 2016

Manuscript Coordinator for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Dear Colleagues,

I am the incoming editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. I have arranged with APA to support a manuscript coordinator at the University of Minnesota who will coordinate submissions and communication amongst the editorial board and reviewers. The job description below describes the position. In short, this is the person that makes your life easy as either an author, reviewer or editor at the Journal so I need your help to find the right person.

This full time job would be a good fit for a BA or MA level person who was a psych major with a very strong GPA, has been working for at least a year post BA, who is good at detailed computer work, and has strong interpersonal skills.

I am looking for someone who could start soon and quickly get up to speed.

If you happen to know of a such a person, please direct them to email their resume angus@umn.edu . Then I can provide more information on the formal aspects of applying.

My apologies for any cross-postings, and thanks for your help in this,

Angus MacDonald
Incoming Editor (2017)
Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Manuscript Coordinator Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with and communicate effectively and professionally with editorial staff, authors and referees. In addition, the candidate needs very strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a willingness to work flexible hours. He or she must also be able to work effectively with minimal supervision, manage multiple competing responsibilities, make independent decisions utilizing critical thinking skills, and communicate decisions effectively. Finally, the candidate must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite. Evidence of experience with publication database management, social media and other web applications, as well as statistical software is desirable.

Additional Job Details:

This employee is responsible for facilitating the review of all scientific articles submitted to a well-known scientific journal. Duties include: reviewing manuscripts for adherence to APA style guidelines and publication policies; management of materials, such as contacting potential article reviewers and tracking receipt of reviews, maintaining an electronic database of manuscripts, reviews, and editorial correspondence, and maintaining editor and reviewer files. This employee is also responsible for managing the Journal office, including an annual budget and report for APA, managing copyright/publication forms, processing related paperwork, providing updates of journal operations to the editor and publisher, and assisting the editor with journal tasks as needed. The employee also troubleshoots issues related to author submissions, referee contributions and minor technical database problems, and clarifies policies as needed.

In addition, this employee will create mid- and end-of-year reports of journal operation statistics, including submission counts, rejection rate, lag time, etc., act as point of contact between APA and Emory University, use and manage various journal databases with information about submissions, authors, and referees, and act as a liaison between American Psychological Association personnel and editorial staff, authors and referees. In addition the employee will have the opportunity to assist with other tasks in an active research lab to obtain research experience and expertise.

Posted: December 8, 2016

Director/Professor Biomedical Imaging Center, Northeastern University, Boston

Northeastern University is expecting to soon invite applications from very productive neuroimaging researchers for a tenure track or tenured position at our new Bioimaging Research Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (see: http://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). The BI Center will be a core facility serving faculty, staff and students throughout Northeastern University and will contain a new Siemens 3T Magneton Prisma scanner.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. or M.D. and an internationally recognized, well-funded program of research. We seek a Director with expertise conducting fMRI research in one of the following disciplines: psychological science, cognitive science, neuroscience, medical physics, biological science, biomedical engineering, biomedical science, radiology, or health science. Of key importance is leadership in building a user-base of scientists engaged in functional, diffusion and structural MRI research. Experience in working with diverse interdisciplinary groups is strongly desired.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate university department and will have release time from teaching to develop the new center. The successful candidate will be expected to bring vision and energy to developing the new imaging center, coordinating and managing all aspects of the MRI imaging functions, and providing scientific training to MRI users regarding data acquisition, processing and analysis. Support staff will report directly to the Director. As a faculty member, she or he will be expected to pursue a funded program of research and contribute to their tenuring department’s academic mission.

The Director will have her/his office in the Biomedical Imaging Center as well as shared research space in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, which will open January 1, 2017. The 3T MR suite will be equipped with state-of-the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment, eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement hardware. Additionally, a selection of research coils and space for coil fabrication will be available in the suite.

For additional information about this expected position and the new Biomedical Imaging Center, please contact Art Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at a.kramer@northeastern.edu or 617-373-2129. A formal position announcement is expected to be released in early December 2016.

Posted: November 28, 2016

Assistant Professor in Cognitive, Social, or Affective Neuroscience, University of Louisville, KY

THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, LOUISVILLE, KY. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville invites applications for a full-time, tenure- track position with a specialization in cognitive, social, or affective neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2017.

We seek a colleague with expertise in cognitive, social, or affective neuroscience, whose research complements other research foci in the department, including perception, cognition, development, child/adult mental health, gerontology, or health psychology. The person hired should also strengthen and expand our neuroimaging capacity with respect to one or more of these areas. Preference will be given to applicants with an active research program who demonstrate the potential of attracting extramural funding. Those conducting research with both basic and applied or translational components are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have completed their Ph.D. by July 1, 2017, will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department, and will maintain an excellent record of research productivity. Application and vita must be submitted electronically at www.louisville.edu/jobs, using Job ID#33427. Additional supporting materials including CV, teaching and research statements, representative reprints and preprints, and 3 letters of reference should be e-mailed directly to: Search Committee, Ms. Amanda Cunningham, amanda.cunningham@louisville.edu. Please add Job ID#33427 in subject line. Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2016.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates including those from underrepresented groups.

Posted: November 4, 2016

Full Professor, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore

The Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in any area of psychology. The position is targeted for a start date in July 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in psychology, an internationally recognised research programme, and be dedicated to academic excellence and collegiality. They should also possess excellent communication and administrative skills to assume leadership positions in the department.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is also available.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at this website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8413

  • NUS Personal Particulars Form (downloadable from http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/about.html#job-opportunities)
  • NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (downloadable from http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/about.html#job-opportunities)
  • Full CV
  • A statement (maximum 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology.
  • Evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports. Evidence of other contributions to education e.g. curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, production of teaching material, should be provided where available.
  • A statement (maximum 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided) where possible.
  • Citation analysis (excluding self-citations and in the case of co-authored work, cross-citations) and impact analysis of research output, highlighting papers with the highest citation counts, and creative works with high impact.
  • A list of 6 external referees (names, contact details, applicant’s relationship to them)

Application closes 31 December 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sim Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at psyhead@nus.edu.sg.

Posted: November 1, 2016

Postdoc: T32 Training Program in Emotion Research, UW-Madison

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have one, 3-year postdoctoral position starting in Fall, 2017. The following faculty all desire candidates with expertise in structural and/or functional neuroimaging, and an interest in affective neuroscience utilizing human and/or nonhuman primate models:

Dr. Richard Davidson: Dr. Davidson’s Center for Healthy Minds, is recruiting for a post-doctoral fellow with functional and/or structural neuroimaging experience and expertise in affective or contemplative neuroscience to study the effects of meditation on the neural substrates of emotion and emotion regulation.

Dr. Hill Goldsmith (with potential for co-mentorship with Dr. Davidson): Drs. Richard Davidson and Hill Goldsmith are recruiting post-docs to contribute to large-scale pediatric neuroimaging studies that include extensive longitudinal behavioral phenotyping with both twins and singletons focused on the neural bases of affective style. Data collection will be approx. 75% complete for the fall 2017 start date. Many themes have RDoC relevance. Possibility of co-mentorship between the Davidson and Goldsmith labs.

Dr. Ryan Herringa: Dr. Herringa’s lab is studying neurodevelopmental trajectories of acute threat in youth with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms. These biomarkers are being leveraged in clinical psychotherapy trials as potential treatment targets for traumatized youth.

Dr. Ned Kalin: The Kalin lab works with human and animal models to understand the factors that contribute to the risk to develop stress-related psychopathology with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments. Our translational and reverse translational studies integrate across a number of modalities including multimodal neuroimaging, genetics, behavioral and physiological variables, and molecular measures.

Dr. Seth Pollak: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/childemotion/ The Child Emotion Research Laboratory will consider those interested in the effects of early life stress and/or family poverty on children’s health, emotional development, and well-being. Our laboratory provides a rich variety of resources, access of many at-risk populations of children, and integration of diverse methods. There are ample opportunities for post-docs to initiate independent lines of research. Please contact Dr. Pollak directly prior to submitting an application.

**Applicants**

Please send the following items by Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 to The Training Program in Emotion Research at EmotionT32Grant@bi.wisc.edu

  1. Cover Letter: Identify the program faculty member(s) with whom you wish to train
  2.  CV
  3. Research Statement
  4. Three letters of reference (These can be submitted separately by the letter writers themselves)

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: November 1, 2016