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We encourage you to submit advertisements for psychophysiology-related jobs (faculty, postdoc, research assistant, etc.) to jobs@sprweb.org. Once approved, advertisements will appear on this page for at least four months (although you may, at the end of four months, request that your advertisement remain longer). Members receive free listings, non-member listings can be purchased for a small fee. Please contact us when a position has been filled so that the advertisement may be removed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: April 19, 2017

PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITION IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AT NSF

Application deadline May 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted: April 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

An initial review of applications will occur on April 16, 2017; candidates should submit by this deadline to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Posted: March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted: March 28, 2017

Assistant Professor/Psychology (Non-Tenure Track)

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

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

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

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

Posted: March 21, 2017

Faculty position in fMRI

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a Faculty position.

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

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

Posted: March 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Posted: February 7, 2017

Psychophysiology Researcher – Austin, TX

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

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

Job Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: February 2, 2017

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

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

Posted: February 1, 2017

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

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

Posted: February 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Position at Stony Brook University

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: January 31, 2017

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

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

Posted: January 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: January 2, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow Position at the Addiction Research Center(ARC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: December 20, 2016

Manuscript Coordinator for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Dear Colleagues,

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

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

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

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

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

Angus MacDonald
Incoming Editor (2017)
Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Manuscript Coordinator Preferred Qualifications:

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

Additional Job Details:

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

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

Posted: December 8, 2016

Director/Professor Biomedical Imaging Center, Northeastern University, Boston

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: November 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: November 4, 2016

Full Professor, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: November 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Applicants**

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

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

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

Posted: November 1, 2016