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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

The Psychophysiology Laboratory at New York State Psychiatric Institute (http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu/) and the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University (Area: Epidemiology and Population Science) is seeking a full-time, enthusiastic, post-doctoral research scientist. The laboratory conducts research on cognitive and neurophysiological function in schizophrenia and depressive disorders and will become part of a newly-created EEG core at NYSPI. Funding is guaranteed for two years; extension is conditional upon acquiring additional funding. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is identified.

BACKGROUND: This position will be linked to several ongoing research projects, including two 2-yr NIMH-funded studies. An ongoing project, EEG/ERP Measures of Attention and Cognitive Control During New Auditory WM Tasks, employs behavioral measures in combination with event-related potentials (ERPs) and oscillations (EROs) to dissociate perceptual, attentional and cognitive control processes and investigate how impairments in these functions affect cognitive processing in schizophrenia. A new project, MDD Treatment Response and Functional Connectivity of Brain Regions via Reference-free EEG: Further Development and Integration of Biomarkers Using Multisite EMBARC, seeks to delineate the relationship of posterior alpha current source density (CSD) and rostral anterior cingulate cortex theta current density (LORETA). Additional engagement in two other ongoing projects that investigate EEG biomarkers in a longitudinal study of families at high risk for major depressive disorder is expected. The candidate will have multiple opportunities to be part of ongoing basic and clinical research projects.

This position is for an individual with extensive experience in electrophysiologic methods, particularly EEG oscillations and time-frequency analysis. The candidate will be interested in applying these methods to develop new analytic strategies for EEG/ERP studies in psychiatric patients (depression and schizophrenia) and healthy adults. Duties include development and/or modification of Matlab scripts (EEGLAB), analyses of existing EEG/ERP data, scholarly dissemination of findings, and creatively contributing to a team of experienced electrophysiologists and researchers.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline, and experience conducting cognitive and/or electrophysiologic research. Expertise in time-frequency analysis using EEGLAB and/or Matlab is essential.

Working knowledge of reference-free analytic approaches (inverse modeling, scalp current source density) and multivariate data decomposition (PCA, ICA) is desirable, and familiarity with other programming languages (Pascal, C++, Python) and/or statistical packages (SPSS, R, mPlus, BMDP) is an additional asset. Preference will be given to individuals interested in pursuing a research career in Psychopathology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and/or Psychophysiology who are eager and determined to acquire research funding.

Work Location:
New York Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive 3508
New York, NY 10032

If you would like to apply for this job, please go to https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/708867.html. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

Posted: January 18, 2018

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH ANTICIPATED 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; genetic influences; 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, Esa Davis, Kirk Erickson, Daniel Forman, Peter Gianaros, Martica Hall, John Jakicic, J. Richard Jennings, Thomas Kamarck, Jordan Karp, Michele Levine, Stephen Manuck, Marsha Marcus, Anna Marsland, Kathleen McTigue, Kenneth Perkins, Bruce Rollman, Rebecca Thurston, Elizabeth Venditti, and 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: January 9, 2018

Two 3-year postdoctoral positions

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year postdoctoral positions starting in Fall, 2018. For more information, please visit www.emotion.wisc.edu.

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 between 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. 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 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: January 5, 2018

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: January 5, 2018

Fully-Funded PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences – Boston, MA

We are seeking applicants for a unique position that combines employment on an NSF funded research project with enrollment in an interdisciplinary PhD program in rehabilitation sciences with a specialization in developmental language disorders. The research position, in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group (https://www.mghihp.edu/research-research-labs/cognitive-neuroscience-group) at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, involves working on projects focused on typical and atypical learning with an emphasis on elucidating the impaired learning mechanism in children with developmental language disorders. Research methods include Event Related Potentials (ERPs) and Eye-tracking.

The interdisciplinary PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences (https://www.mghihp.edu/overview/phd-rehabilitation-sciences-program), located at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, is primarily designed to train individuals who are already clinically certified in a rehabilitation-related field (including speech-language pathology) to conduct independent clinical research. The core-cohort of students is fully funded through a combination of tuition remission and stipends associated with research, clinical, or teaching-related assistantships/fellowships. Qualifications for this position include completion of a Master’s Degree in speech language pathology, ASHA clinical certification in speech-language pathology, clinical experience with developmental language disorders, acceptance to the MGH Institute of Health Professions PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, and a commitment to doing research in developmental language disorders.

Interested individuals should send a resume and statement of interest to Dr. Yael Arbel (yarbel@mghihp.edu), the Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Posted: January 2, 2018

Psychophysiology/EEG Researcher, Austin, TX

A Psychophysiology Researcher is being sought for a private neuromarketing and media research company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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
  • Strong proficiency with Matlab
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task and work against strict deadlines

 

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

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

  1. Why you are interested in this position
  2. Your resume or C.V.
  3. First available start date
  4. Any U.S. work authorizations or permits required

About MediaScience®
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® offers a variety of benefits including health insurance, retirement, and more.

Posted: December 19, 2017

Research Project Manager, Austin, TX

A Research Project Manager is being sought for a private neuromarketing and media research company headquartered in Austin, Texas (www.mediasciencelabs.com). MediaScience® conducts research for major television and media companies such as ESPN, ABC, Facebook, 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, reaction time, and survey.

MediaScience® is looking for a Research Project Manager who is responsible for managing media research studies from start to finish. A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology (or related field) is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and lead study planning meetings
  • Monitor study preparation to ensure deadlines are met
  • Design surveys
  • Direct lead scientists in data analytic strategiesIdentify trends in research findings
  • Compile research findings into industry-friendly final reports to be delivered to clients
  • Provide deadlines for various teams related to each stage of the project
  • Help design online survey instruments

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience conducting experimental research
  • Project management experience
  • Experience analyzing data and interpreting results
  • Strong PowerPoint skills; data visualization skills a plus
  • Survey design experience
  • Strong communication skills and ability to multi-task
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A professional demeanor and positive attitude
  • Applicants with experience in psychophysiology, eye tracking, facial coding, and/or reaction time measures will be strongly considered for the position (but this experience is not required)

Pay and Hours
The Research Project Manager is a full-time position and will be scheduled for 40 hours per week. Pay is commensurate with experience. A variety of benefits are available and include medical, dental, vision, 401k, gym membership, and more.

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

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

Posted: December 19, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCIES IN ADULT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Michigan Medicine/VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (MICHMED/VAAAHS) Clinical Psychology Consortium is accepting applications for residencies in our APA-accredited training program. The program follows the scientist-practitioner model and emphasizes the training and development of psychologists in a rich interdisciplinary environment who will be able to assume leadership roles in research, teaching, and clinical service. Postdoctoral residents participate in a core curriculum, evidence-based clinical training, and focused mentored research in a range of areas including mood disorders; women’s mental health; sleep disorders and health psychology; anxiety and related disorders (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder); substance use disorders; psychotic disorders; primary care mental health integrations; and mental health recovery. For the 2017-2018 training year, we anticipate acceptance of four fellows into the consortium: 1 MICHMED adult resident, 2 VAAAHS adult residents, and 1 VAAAHS adult women’s mental health resident. For the MICHMED position, we have particular interest this year in applicants with research interests in schizophrenia and neuroimaging skills (fMRI and/or EEG/ERP), but will consider applicants with any of the above research focuses. Residencies are APA-accredited for one year, but opportunities for a second year of training are available in the MICHMED part of the Consortium. Applicants must have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and APA-accredited predoctoral internship by August 2018 to be considered.

Stipends range from $46,028 to $48,925 for 1st and 2nd year residents, respectively. Benefits include vacations, sick leave and options for health insurance. We especially invite and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Michigan Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs are non-discriminatory/affirmative action employers. For up-to-date information and application materials, see the Consortium Web Page (http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/ education/psychology/clinical-adult/). Deadline for applications is December 15, 2017. For further information about opportunities in the consortium, contact J. Todd Arnedt, Ph.D., MICHMED Training Program Director (tarnedt@med.umich.edu) or Beau Nelson, Ph.D. VAAAHS Training Program Director (Clayton.Nelson2@va.gov). For candidates interested in more information on the research program in psychotic disorders, please contact Ivy Tso, Ph.D. (ivytso@med.umich.edu).

Posted: December 8, 2017

Biological Psychologist Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander- Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

Position Summary:
The Department of Psychology in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Biological Psychology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in biological psychology as well as in their area of specialization.

Overview:
The Department of Psychology – serving approximately 1400 students – offers rigorous training in all major areas of psychological science at both the undergraduate and master’s levels. The faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers who place great emphasis on engaging students in research and community service.

Required Education:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Psychology or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2017).

Required Experience:
1) Evidence of potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) Evidence of success in scholarly research, and; 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level; 2) Publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with level of experience; 3) Evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding for research; 4) Experience with or interest in community-involved research. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the area of electrophysiological recording and with interests in cognitive/affective or clinical psychology.

Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an online application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three letters of recommendation dated within the last 12 months; 2) official transcripts; 3) a statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy; and, 4) a statement of research interests. For inquires, contact: Dr. Lorin Lachs, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Psychology; 2576 E. San Ramon Avenue, M/S ST11; Fresno, CA 93740-8039; Phone: 559.278.2851; E-mail: llachs@csufresno.edu

Other Requirements:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Posted: November 30, 2017

Postdoctoral research fellowships in traumatic brain injury, trauma, & mental illness

The VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans is accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in our VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)-funded advanced training program in mental illness research and treatment, specifically addressing war Veterans with co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, TBI, depression and substance use disorders. Training will commence between July and October 2018.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program aims to train psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists to become outstanding clinical research leaders in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training are combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery.

Positions are available for both clinical psychologist trainees and cognitive neuroscience trainees. For those in clinical psychology, our training model provides that fellows devote 75% of their time to research and 25% to clinical work. In collaboration with their mentors, fellows develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing and submit a grant, and utilize advanced technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

ABOUT THE CENTER
The VISN 17 Center of Excellence (CoE) is a unified scientific and administrative center featuring clinical space, observation rooms, wet labs, and a 3T MRI for structural and functional neuroimaging. The CoE is located within one of the largest integrated health care systems in the United States, which serves a Veteran population of more than 252,000, and is located near Fort Hood with approximately 35,000 active duty forces. The CoE also has active partnerships with Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and Baylor University, in addition to collaborations with other academic institutions and VA systems.

NEUROIMAGING CORE
The Neuroimaging Core conducts research using a variety of techniques, including structural and functional MRI using our research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner, EEG neurofeedback, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to cognitive neuroscience. Experience with any of the techniques we employ will be considered desirable, but the ideal candidate should have strong expertise in human fMRI, as evidence by a Ph.D. thesis and/or publications.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS
The Fellowship Program currently offers a full-time first year stipend of $42,239 per annum ($44,522 in year 2). Thirteen days of vacation, up to 13 days of sick leave, authorized leave for conferences, health insurance and other benefits are offered. Fellows receive a $1,000 annual conference travel allowance, and research start-up funds may be available.

TO APPLY
Please contact Dr. Richard Seim at 254-297-5109 or at richard.seim@va.gov with questions or to submit your application. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, transcripts, and three letters of reference. The initial deadline for applications is January 26, 2018.

Posted: November 15, 2017

Multiple positions (PhD, Postdoc) available at the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroimaging and Stimulation

Multiple fully-funded research positions (PhD, Postdoc) are available in the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroimaging and Stimulation (www.neurostimlab.com) at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN), Rutgers University, http://cmbn.rutgers.edu. CMBN is located in Newark NJ, a short commute from New York City. The laboratory of Dr. Travis E Baker employs multimodal neuroimaging techniques, involving both typical and atypical populations, to characterize the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying goal-directed behavior and navigation. The clinical goal of the laboratory is to understand how these functions are disrupted in psychiatric populations (e.g. addictions, affective disorders, neurodegenerative disorders), and to identify image-based biomarkers (e.g. EEG/ERPs, fMRI) and neuromodulation procedures aimed to alleviate their cognitive and behavioral impairments.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research expertise in neuroimaging and neuromodulation. Dr. Baker’s laboratory houses an Adept Viper s850 robotic arm used for robot-assisted image-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (Ri-rTMS), two parallel systems for recording EEG/ERPs, an eyetracking system, a virtual reality system, and has the capabilities of recording and analyzing simultaneous EEG and fMRI, and simultaneous EEG and Ri-rTMS. CMBN benefits from on-site access to Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center (RUBIC), a research-dedicated facility equipped with a 3T fMRI scanner (Siemens TRIO) for imaging both humans and animals (http://rubic.rutgers.edu). For those with an interest in working with clinical populations, we have superb cooperation with our medical school faculty in neurology, psychiatry, and neurosurgery, as well as collaborations with several medical centers in nearby New York City.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Travis Baker at travis.e.baker@rutgers.edu no later than December 1st, 2017 and should include a cover letter summarizing research interests, a curriculum vita, and the names of two references who may be contacted. Further details about Dr. Baker’s research interests can be found at www.neurostimlab.com. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Posted: November 3, 2017

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Tenure-track positions –University of Texas at Tyler

The Department of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Texas at Tyler is seeking applicants for TWO tenure-track positions commencing August 2018. Focus area will be in Clinical Psychology.


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited degree program and APA internship with license-eligibility in Texas. Candidates should also provide evidence of strong research and interpersonal skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students. We especially seek candidates interested in joining in the likely development of a new doctoral program in Clinical Psychology with specialization in underserved populations. Candidates with experience and/or research emphasis in rural mental health, veteran’s mental health, geropsychology/neuropsychology are preferred. Interest in teaching biopsychology courses is highly desirable. A list of current faculty research can be found at http://www.uttyler.edu/psychology/faculty. Candidates for advanced rank must have substantial dissertation mentoring experience, existing and/or recent funded research program(s), and meet UT Tyler requirements for Associate Professor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to those with training and experience with evidence based assessment and treatments, a record of research and scholarship, including external funding, and graduate teaching experience.

RESPONSIBILTIES: Duties and responsibilities will include: (1) teach graduate clinical psychology content and applied courses in area of expertise, supervise practicum students, mentor student thesis and dissertation research, teach undergraduate psychology courses; (2) obtain external funding to support research, training, and service activities; (3) develop a strong record of scholarship through empirical studies, professional presentations, and refereed publications; (4) provide service to the field and profession at local, state, or national levels, and participate collaboratively in program, department, college, and university governance. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be eligible for significant University of Texas System Rising STARs startup funding.

SALARY: The salary range is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: Tenure-track position commencing August, 2018.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Candidates should electronically submit (1) a letter of teaching and research interests addressing strengths relative to the qualifications and responsibilities cited above, (2) curriculum vitae; (3) at least three original letters of recommendation, (4) copies of recent scholarship, and (5) copies of all academic transcripts Dr. Dennis Combs, CLP Search Chair, at ClinpsySearch@uttyler.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY and DEPARTMENT: UT Tyler is a component of The University of Texas System and is located in the beautiful wooded East Texas lake country on the I-20 corridor, about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. The University is a public Level 5 doctoral institution that enrolls over 10,000 students, including nearly 4000 (40%) ethnic minority students. The department has a vibrant undergraduate program offering both a B. S. and B. A. psychology degree. We also have three graduate masters degree programs in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling.  The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.  For more information about the Psychology and Counseling Department visit our website at http://www.uttyler.edu/psychology/ . The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants selected to fill the position must be able to present documentation of the right to work in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Posted: October 30, 2017

Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)

The National Science Foundation is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). We seek your assistance in the identification of visionary candidates to lead the Directorate in the coming years. Dr. Fay Lomax Cook has served in this position with distinction since September 2014. Through her efforts SBE sciences maintain a prominent role in the agency’s plans and programs, including a leadership role in the NSF Big Idea focused on Work at the Human-Technology Frontier.
The next Assistant Director will have similar opportunities to shape future research and education in the SBE sciences as well as ensure that SBE is a key participant in NSF’s expanding efforts to support convergence research. The next Assistant Director will also be central to the strategic visioning for SBE that has been recommended by a 2017 study of the National Academies of Science.

The Assistant Director, SBE, manages a Directorate with a budget of approximately $270.0M, and comprising the varied fields of the social, behavioral and economic sciences. These include the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA), and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the Directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Petersen, former NSF Deputy Director and Research Professor at the University of Michigan, has agreed to head the Search Advisory Committee. Both the Committee and I seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the social, behavioral, and economic science communities, especially in the areas of education and fundamental research; and expertise with the production, analysis and dissemination of public data and statistics. Candidates must also have the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF senior management team, working together with the NSF Director and other Assistant Directors on cross- directorate activities and interactions with executive and legislative branches of government. When opportunities arise, the candidate must be able to communicate effectively with leaders of business and industry as well as the philanthropic community. Recommendations of individuals from any sector — academic, industry, or government — are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to the AD/SBE Screening Committee via e-mail (sbesrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by November 10, 2017.

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Posted: October 25, 2017

Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (BIO)

The National Science Foundation is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (BIO). We seek your assistance in the identification of visionary candidates to lead the Directorate during the coming years. Dr. James Olds has served in this position with distinction since October 2014. He has worked with his colleagues on new initiatives in Understanding the Brain, the Rules of Life, from genome to phenome, and continental-scale ecology. The next Assistant Director will have similar opportunities to shape future research and education in the biological sciences as well as ensure that BIO is a key participant in NSF’s expanding efforts to support convergence research.

The Assistant Director, BIO, manages a budget of approximately $750.0M and a portfolio comprising the various fields of biology, including the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), and the Emerging Frontiers Office (EF). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the Directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Beachy, National Science Board member and Professor at Washington University in St. Louis will Chair the Search Advisory Committee. Both the Committee and I seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; and a grasp of the issues facing the biological sciences, especially in the areas of education and fundamental research. Candidates must also have the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF senior management team, teaming with the NSF Director and other Assistant Directors on cross-directorate activities and interactions with executive and legislative branches of government. When opportunities arise, the candidate must be able to communicate effectively with leaders of business and industry as well as the philanthropic community. Recommendations of individuals from any sector — academic, industry, or government — are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information which you might be able to provide, to the AD/BIO Screening Committee via e-mail (biosrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by November 10, 2017.

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Posted: October 25, 2017

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory, Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Lifespan Emotional Development Lab, Northeastern University; and The Dickerson Neuroimaging Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Background:

The Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab (IASLab) in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University and the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), the Lifespan Emotional Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University, and the Dickerson Neuroimaging Lab in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) are seeking one full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for an NIH-funded project studying imaging biomarkers of affect, cognition, and motivation that act to protect memory in normal aging and in those who are at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.

This project employs MRI and PET scans along with affective and motivational tasks, neuropsychological measures of cognitive function, and various experimental measures of memory and cognitive function, to investigate the structural, functional, and molecular circuit dynamics in cognitively normal older adults with or without brain imaging markers of Alzheimer’s disease. There will be opportunities to study how affective and motivational factors influence memory and health using both basic and pathophysiological systems neuroscience approaches.

The IASLab and the Dickerson Neuroimaging Laboratory are both affiliated with the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, located in the incredible scientific and translational environment of the MGH/HMS Charlestown Navy Yard campus. Along with the Lifespan Emotional Development Lab, we constitute a multidisciplinary team conducting basic, translational, and clinical research with healthy and neuropsychiatric human populations, using neuroimaging, behavioral and clinical methods.

You will work directly with lab directors (Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD and Karen Quigley, PhD, of the IASLab, Derek Isaacowitz, PhD, of the Lifespan Emotional Development Lab, and Brad Dickerson, MD, of the Dickerson Neuroimaging Lab) as well as with an array of collaborators and co-investigators whose expertise range across psychology, psychophysiology, neuroscience, and engineering. There are ample opportunities to lead high impact publications, as well as to learn cutting-edge simultaneous PET-fMRI methods and computational modeling involving dynamic systems modeling, machine learning and graph theory. Mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Post-Doctoral Fellow’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Coordinate a multimodal experiment involving methods from psychology, peripheral psychophysiology, and brain imaging (simultaneous PET-fMRI). Ensure the acquisition of high quality data working with a team of research assistants and study coordinators.
  2. Analyze multimodal MRI data (functional connectivity, task-based fMRI, diffusion tractography and volumetrics).
  3. Analyze PET data including FDG, amyloid, tau, and other tracers.
  4. Analyze behavioral and psychophysiological data.
  5. Prepare research reports for publication and dissemination at national and international scientific conferences.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering or a related field.
  2. Strong proficiency in various neuroimaging analysis platforms, multivariate modeling strategies and connectivity toolboxes.
  3. Established quantitative and statistical skills, including programming and comfort with diverse computing environments.
  4. Background in systems/cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy and psychological/psychophysiological constructs.
  5. A demonstrated capacity to produce first author publications.
  6. Excellent writing skills and a strong motivation to publish.

Additional Qualifications:

  1. Experience with graph theory, network analysis, and/or machine learning modeling confer a significant advantage.

Additional Information:
This is a 2 to 5 year term position with opportunities for training in human systems neuroscience, translational/clinical applications and diverse integrated imaging and brain mapping methodologies. Applications including a cover letter, a CV, and names of three references must be sent by email to Drs. Barrett, Isaacowitz and Dickerson via Joseph Fridman, study coordinator (j.fridman@northeastern.edu).

Expected start date: Winter/Spring 2018

Posted: October 24, 2017

Faculty Position, Director of Biomedical Imaging Center, Northeastern University

The Psychology Department at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/cos /psychology/), College of Science, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track Faculty/Director position for our new 3 Tesla (Siemens Prisma) Biomedical Imaging Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University (https://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). Applicants for this position must have an internationally recognized, well-funded program of research. We seek a Director with expertise conducting MRI/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. Expertise in working with diverse interdisciplinary groups is strongly desired.

The successful candidate can be appointed to the Department of Psychology as well as other appropriate departments (e.g. Bioengineering) based upon her/his research program. The new Director will also have release time from teaching to develop the new Biomedical Imaging Center. The successful candidate will be expected to bring vision and energy to developing the new 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, including a recently hired technical director, will report directly to the Director. 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. The 3T MR suite is 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 is available in the suite. The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Responsibilities will include serving as Director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, conducting an independent, externally-funded research program, and contributing to the academic mission of his/her department(s).
Interdisciplinary collaboration is supported and encouraged. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, physics, biomedical engineering, or a related field, or an M.D., and a record of research commensurate with rank. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to
demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

To apply, please go to the following link: http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/51088. All application materials must be submitted through this online recruitment system. With the online system, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Charles Hillman (c.hillman@northeastern.edu), Search Committee Chair and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health, or to Professor Art Kramer (a.kramer@northeastern.edu), Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education and member of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: October 24, 2017

Faculty Position in Department of Psychology, Northeastern University Area: Cognitive and Brain Health

The Psychology Department at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/cos/psychology/), College of Science, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in cognitive and brain health to start in the fall of 2018. Rank is open (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). We welcome applications in the general area of cognitive and brain health, although our preference is for faculty who take a multi-modal (e.g., behavioral, neuroimaging, computational) interventional approach to the study and enhancement of cognitive and brain health from childhood through older adulthood (and potentially including patient populations). Potential topics of interest include physical activity, cognitive training, social interaction, and diet (among other lifestyle factors).

The successful candidate will have office and lab space in the new Center for Cognitive and Brain Health (https://web.northeastern.edu/cbhlab/) in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University (https://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). Relevant facilities include a new 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI system and center, high density EEG systems, eye tracking, DEXA, VO2 max systems, behavioral testing rooms, and a biospecimen facility. The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally- funded research program. Interdisciplinary collaboration is supported and encouraged.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment and a record of research commensurate with rank. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

To apply, please go to the following link: http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/51086. All application materials must be submitted through this online recruitment system. With the online system, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Charles Hillman (c.hillman@northeastern.edu), Search Committee Chair and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health, or to Professor Art Kramer (a.kramer@northeastern.edu), Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education and member of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: October 24, 2017

Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor

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 24, 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.

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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