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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience - Binghamton University (SUNY) / Cornell University

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to assist with a two-site (Binghamton University and Cornell University) study examining the interplay of emotion and attention. The research team includes Drs. Brandon Gibb, Gregory Strauss, and Vladimir Miskovic (Binghamton University) and Dr. Adam Anderson (Cornell University). The project focuses on a multi-method, multiple-levels-of-analysis approach including functional, structural and optical imaging (fMRI, DTI, and fNIR), EEG/ERP, eye-tracking (gaze patterns and pupil dilation), and genetics. This will be a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014, though this is negotiable.

Responsibilities: The fellow will help to coordinate activities and assessments across the two sites. The fellow will also have numerous opportunities to assist in the preparation of manuscripts as well as opportunities for independent research.

Eligibility Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or equivalent. Experience analyzing and interpreting results of fMRI data are required. Additional experience with eye tracking, EEG/ERPs and/or proficiency in MATLAB programming are highly desirable. Because one of our primary goals is to implement studies utilizing concurrent fMRI/EEG assessments, applicants with experience with this type of approach are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Interested candidates meeting the eligibility requirement should send a cover letter, C.V., and 3 letters of recommendation via email to Drs. Brandon Gibb (bgibb@binghamton.edu) and Adam Anderson (aka47@cornell.edu). Please make sure that the cover letter addresses the specific reasons for your interest in this fellowship opportunity and a brief overview of your previous research experience. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. In the subject heading of the email, please use the format: "fMRI/EEG Post-Doc Application-YOUR LAST NAME".

Posted: April 23, 2014


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Multimodal Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the U.S. Department of Defense Medical School.

The fellow will contribute to clinical research funded by the Department of Defense to develop and validate novel technologies for the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research will include eye tracking, EEG, ERP, fMRI and DTI with active duty, veteran, and civilian participants. Work will take place within a multidisciplinary academic/medical setting, including opportunities for collaboration with other scientists in the D.C. metro area and nationwide. Individualized and group training activities and didactics will be provided consistent with the candidate's goals and interests. Opportunities for clinical training and supervision may be available as an adjunct to primary research activities.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, biomedical engineering, or equivalent. Previous experience analyzing and interpreting results of eye tracking, EEG, ERP, or fMRI is required. Software programming and cognitive task design skills are desirable.

Inquiries and Applications: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to send inquiries or applications electronically to Dr. Mark Ettenhofer at fusion@usuhs.edu. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Letters of recommendation will also be requested prior to interview.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. USUHS is a federally-funded medical and graduate university in Bethesda, MD that trains both military and civilian scientists and health care practitioners.

University: www.usuhs.mil

Laboratory: www.usuhs.mil/faculty/markettenhofer-mps.html

Posted: April 9, 2014


Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship - University of Florida

A Post-doctoral Fellowship is available at the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida. Training is provided in the context of a new NIMH-funded RDoC research project studying potential brain imaging and psychophysiological bio-markers that may better discriminate symptom patterns among anxiety/mood patients and potentially, more closely relate to genetic and co-morbidity analyses of anxiety spectrum patients.

The position provides extensive experience with the full range of fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders, along with advanced training in both basic and translational research methods and technology. Training includes mentored individual research and collaborative studies with the CSEA faculty, assessing central neural processes (fMRI, EEG) in emotional imagery, perception and memory, and associated behavioral reactivity and somatic/autonomic patterns of response.

Prepared applicants should have their Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, ideally from a clinical science program, and an internship experience. The position is currently available and could be renewed annually for up to 3 years.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV, a brief statement of research and clinical interests/goals, and any relevant reprints and preprints to: mnagri22@ufl.edu. Also, please have 3 letters of reference sent to:

Peter Lang/Margaret Bradley
CSEA Post-doctoral Training Program
Box 112766
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Posted: April 3, 2014


Master's Program: Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow, Russia

The 2-year Master's Program "Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition" invites highly-motivated students to apply. The master's program is designed for students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience and computer science. The earliest applications have the higher chances to get the total tuition fee exemption. Scholarships are also available.

Program's Website: http://psy.hse.ru/cogito

Application period for non-residents: March 1, 2014 - July 15, 2014. Early applications (before April 20) are encouraged.

Location: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

Posted: April 2, 2014


VA MIRECC Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Health Research and Treatment

Overview: The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) of the New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network is recruiting psychologists (or other allied health professionals) for a 2-year fellowship program. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to train psychologists to become leading clinical recovery-oriented, clinician-scientists with a focus on serious mental illness and personality disorders in Veterans. MIRECC researchers investigate the domains of reality testing, cognitive function and aggression/impulse regulation in the categorical serious mental illness diagnoses of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Our mission is to pursue a discovery-to-recovery approach for serious mental illness by determining causes, identifying predictors, and developing treatments that overcome barriers and enable recovery.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train clinicians to become outstanding clinical researchers in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Training in professional skills includes manuscript preparation; grant writing, project management, and the responsible conduct of research. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic, and research efforts. Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care (although this is flexible). In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

Training is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic, and research efforts. The basic requirements of the fellowship includes two first-author papers of original research, a research program that is to be developed with their mentor, and the preparation of a career development award toward the end of the fellowship. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

The opportunities for training will reside in the research, clinical, and educational programs at the JJPVA of the MIRECC and the affiliate hospital, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, typically within the Department of Psychiatry. Fellows' primary appointment will be at the JJPVA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. They will also receive an appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. The MIRECC research programs are internationally recognized in a broad range of research areas including cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychosocial interventions, cognitive remediation, psychiatric rehabilitation, clinical psychopharmacology, health services, and implementation science. The Director and the MIRECC faculty have a strong commitment to translational research that links basic science to clinical research and clinical research to services research.

Eligibility: Eligible psychologists (or associated clinicians) must be U.S. citizens. They must have graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology (or an equivalent program in another discipline). Completion of an APA accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology is also required.

Faculty: Fellowship faculty members (and their research interests) include:

Larry Siever, M.D. is the Chief of Psychiatry and Director of the MIRECC at the JJ Peters VAMC. Dr. Siever studies the etiology of the schizophrenia spectrum and affect and impulsive aggression regulation in serious mental illness.

William Byne, M.D., Ph.D. employs a variety of postmortem histological and in vivo neuroimaging techniques to examine brain structure and function in serious mental illness and has recently initiated a pharmacological trial in schizophrenia.

Lisa Dixon, M.D., MPH conducts health services research that focuses on improving the quality of care for persons with SMI including increasing metabolic monitoring, reducing smoking, increasing consumer-driven family involvement in care, and reducing disability among persons who are early in the course of a psychotic illness.

Stella Dracheva (Plevan), Ph.D. investigates the role of mRNA editing and epigenetic regulation (DNA methylation and histone modifications) in suicide and other psychiatric conditions using postmortem human brain specimens and/or animal models as well as state of the art methodologies (e.g., RNA-Seq, CHIP-Seq, Infinium 450K Methylation array).

Deborah Perlick, Ph.D. develops and evaluates behavioral interventions for Veterans and their family members both for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness and for Veterans from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan who are emotionally dysregulated and have comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders. Her recent work has focused on couples.

Marianne Goodman, M.D. directs the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy clinical and research program and suicide prevention treatment program.

Vahram Haroutunian, Ph.D. uses postmortem human brain and genetically modified mouse model systems we study the neurobiology of serious mental illness with a strong, albeit not exclusive, emphasis on schizophrenia and molecular biological and genetic techniques.

Erin Hazlett, Ph.D. uses neuroimaging and psychophysiological approaches to examine the neurobiology of attention and emotion processing abnormalities in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Bruce Levine, M.D. focuses on the implementation of the full spectrum of evidence based, recovery oriented practice: assessment and diagnosis, treatment partnership, psychotherapies and psychosocial interventions, and psychopharmacological treatments.

Antonia New, M.D.'s research foci are on suicide in Veterans, emotion dysregulation resulting in symptoms such as impulsive aggression and borderline personality disorder as well as the individual differences in response to stress and trauma, focusing on how this relates to emotion regulation.

Application Due Date: April 15, 2014. How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation via email to the psychology fellowship Director, Effie M. Mitsis, Ph.D. (effie.mitsis@mssm.edu). The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. Our fellowship is an equal opportunity training program. The postdoctoral fellowship position begins September 2014. The VA funds each PhD Fellow's stipend, which is approximately $47,626 per year, with yearly increases.

Posted: April 1, 2014


Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

We are seeking candidates for a 2-year, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience lab at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Our lab uses a range of research tools (behavioural methods/EEG/ERP/TMS/tDCS/eyetracking) to study interactions between cognition and emotion.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related discipline; expertise in the study of attention, emotion, and/or executive function; and experience with some (if not all) of our research tools. PhD students who are nearing completion are also invited to apply. Primary responsibilities involve overseeing our research project on executive control of emotional distraction, and helping to supervise student research assistants. There will also be opportunities to pursue independent research related to the project.

The School of Psychology was the top-ranked department for research in New Zealand's recent research evaluation exercise. Victoria University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. To see the official role description and apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=6928. Applications close 14 April 2014. Enquiries about this position to Gina.Grimshaw@vuw.ac.nz.

Posted: March 28, 2014


Doctoral Student - Exercise Psychophysiology Lab, Rutgers University

The Exercise Psychophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Exercise Science at Rutgers University (Dr. Brandon Alderman, Director) seeks applications for a Doctoral Student for two primary research projects: (1) an exercise training intervention for individuals suffering with depression and (2) neurophysiological severity and symptom recovery following concussions (mTBIs) in Division I athletes. These multi-disciplinary projects include collaborations with faculty from Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Center for Alcohol Studies. The laboratory features state-of-the-art performance and metabolic testing equipment, including a high-speed treadmill and cycle ergometer, a ParvoMedics metabolic system for the assessment of aerobic fitness, 3 MindWare Technology ambulatory impedance cardiographs, a continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure sensor, an Electrical Geodesics 64-channel EEG system, and various software programs for stimulus presentation and analysis of psychophysiological signals (e.g. EEG, heart rate variability, biofeedback).

Qualifications

  • BS or equivalent in kinesiology, psychology, or related discipline (MS preferred)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Reliability and personal integrity

Preferred Requirements

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory
  • Knowledge of psychophysiological experimentation and ambulatory assessment including processing psychophysiological data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), SPSS, Eprime, and MATLAB
  • Experience with structured clinical interviews, e.g. SCID, MINI

Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts and the names and contact information of three references by e-mail to: Dr. Brandon Alderman, alderman@rutgers.edu. Please feel free to email for more information about the position and visit our website at aldermanlab.com.

Posted: March 27, 2014


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 some 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.

Posted: March 25, 2014


The John and Charlene Madison Cassidy Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience - McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Two post-doctoral positions are available within the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. The laboratory is part of the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), a new research center that embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to improve our understanding of the psychological, environmental, and neurobiological factors associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders across the lifespan (http://cdasr.mclean.harvard.edu/).

Currently ongoing studies in Dr. Pizzagalli's laboratory focus on reward processing, stress responsivity, and executive functioning in a range of populations including individuals with major depression, mood spectrum disorders, as well as at-risk samples (e.g., offspring of parents with MDD; individuals with past MDD). These studies employ a variety of approaches, including high-density EEG, fMRI, PET, MRS, molecular genetics, and assays of hormonal/inflammatory markers. Opportunities will be available to pursue independent research and interdisciplinary collaborations across Harvard Medical School. Depending on research focus, candidates will have access to research-dedicated human (3 T, 4 T) and animal (9.4 T) MRI scanners, as well as 128-channel EEG systems. Experience with EEG/ERP and/or fMRI techniques as well as clinical training is preferred, but candidates with a strong background in only one of these domains will also be considered. To apply, send a CV, three letters of reference, and a letter describing your research interests to David Crowley (djcrowley@mclean.harvard.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.

McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status. McLean particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Posted: March 25, 2014


Postdoctoral Positions in Clincal Cognitive Neuroscience - University of Pittsburgh

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience in the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Position available with Dean F. Salisbury, PhD to study neurophysiology in psychosis, including auditory processing (N1/P2, P3, mismatch negativity, gamma), visual working memory (N2pc, SPCN/CDA), and language (N400) in psychiatrically-well and psychiatrically-ill samples, with a focus in psychotic disorders like schizophrenia (hallucinations, WM impairments, thought disorder), especially during the early course of the disorder (prodrome, first episode).

Techniques include EEG/ERP, MEG, & MRI. Familiarity with neurophysiology of MMN would be especially appropriate. EEG/ERP/ERO or MEG training is essential, and familiarity with and skills in decomposition (e.g., PCA/ICA/CSD), source localization, or other analytic methods such as merging with MRI-based or genetic datasets, would be great. Training in psychopathology, including clinical interviews and instruments (e.g., DSM, SCID, SANS, SAPS, PANSS, etc), is preferable, but not an absolute requirement.

The postdoctoral position appointment is for two years with a potential for renewal pending funding and satisfactory performance. If interested, please contact Prof. Salisbury via e-mail (attach your CV): salisburyd@upmc.edu

Lab website: www.cnrl.pitt.edu

Posted: March 25, 2014


Research Assistant Professor - Psychiatry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking an experienced researcher with strong skills in psychophysiology, developmental psychology, and statistics to contribute to a research program investigating biobehavioral features associated with autism, trauma, and atypical development through the lifespan.

The candidate is expect to have skills and experience in monitoring, processing, quantifying, analyzing, and interpreting autonomic, behavioral, and acoustic data in infants, children, adults, and the aged. The candidate is expected to be skilled in coordinating researchers, clinicians, and educators in off-campus sites and collaborations. Travel will be necessary to sites in Australia and potential sites in California and Florida.

The position is full time, fixed-term at the Research Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to have several years of experience and a PhD in a Behavioral Neuroscience or a related discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program focused on monitoring the neurobiology of social behavior and stress in clinical, educational, and laboratory settings. In addition, the candidate will be expected collaborate with existing faculty to develop, evaluate, and implement new assessment tools based on the collection, quantification, and interpretation of physiological, acoustic, and behavioral signals from humans across the lifespan.

The Department is especially interested candidates with experience in collaborating with clinicians to measure children and adults with psychiatric diagnoses. The successful candidate will function as a core resource to train colleagues interested in measuring autonomic function in clinical settings and in applying technologies that could be applied in the home (e.g., ambulatory monitoring). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in statistics and experience in the behavioral and psychophysiological testing of typical and atypical infants, children, and adults.

Responsibilities will include providing conceptual leadership in developing and synergizing collaborations with colleagues at UNC to enhance the capabilities of the Department to study neural mechanisms that may be useful in improving diagnosis and treatment outcome for several psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, this position will contribute to the education of residents, medical students, and graduate students interested in pursuing research careers. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39579 to submit an application and attach a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and two reference letters.

Posted: March 25, 2014


Electrophysiology & Autism : Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle Washington

The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is recruiting for an electrophysiological postdoctoral fellow for a NIH funded project (2014-2019) titled: Phenotypic Characterization of Gene Disrupting Mutations in ASD. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous disorder. The project aims to investigate the behavioral and neural (EEG) phenotype in pre-identified individuals with ASD with identified gene mutations. This project addresses the critical need to understand the pathogenesis of ASD by elucidating the relationship between ASD risk genes, brain function and behavior and the need to address the wide heterogeneity in ASD by careful subtype identification.

The lab of Drs. S.J. Webb and R. Bernier utilizes psychophysiological and behavioral measures for research into autism, focusing on the domains of early development, neural processes, and (endo)phenotypes. For more information about the lab please see our website http://depts.washington.edu/pbslab/

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field with a background in psychophysiology. Additional beneficial experience includes working with children or individuals with disabilities. Although duties vary, the fellow are expected to contribute to EEG study design (using the EGI EEG system, NetStation, EPrime, & Matlab), data collection, data analysis, training and supervision of research assistants, co-authoring or leading publications, and the dissemination of findings.

Contact Info: Enquiries should be directed to: Dr. Sara Jane Webb sjwebb@u.washington.edu . Please provide cover letter, CV & contact information for 3 references.

Posted: February 14, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellow in Oscillatory Brain Dynamics, Neural Dynamics Laboratory

The Neural Dynamics Laboratory (NDL; http://ndl.hms.harvard.edu) of the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The NDL studies oscillatory brain dynamics in healthy individuals and in persons with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury, and has a major collaborative effort with industry to develop translational biomarkers in humans and rodents. The fellow will work on projects involving high-density EEG recordings in conjunction with TMS, structural MRI/DTI, and functional MRI. Strong experience with at least one neuroscientific methodology (EEG, TMS, s/f MRI/DTI) as well as programming skills is required. The position is for 2+ years with a competitive salary.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of research interests, and the contact information of 3 recommenders to Dr. Kevin Spencer, NDL Director, at kevin_spencer@hms.harvard.edu.

Posted: February 10, 2014


Health Scientist Administrator Positions, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

The National Institutes of Health invites you to apply for a professional career currently available in one of the 24 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation's premier medical research agency, where we are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.

  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will stimulate, plan, direct, and evaluate activities for a portfolio of research projects, research program and other grant/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies.
  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will be responsible for the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants through interaction with established scientists in a variety of fields.  You will assure the fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process and provide guidance on peer review policies and procedures to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff.

The Health Scientist Administrator positions will be accepting applications from February 14 - February 23, 2014 for Montgomery County, MD.

For scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at http:///jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment. For Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Corey Pickeral at 301-594-2307 or pickeralc@mail.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted: February 7, 2014


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies

The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is hiring a post-doctoral fellow for a newly-funded 3-year grant focusing on novel statistical strategies for characterizing risk and recovery from sports-related concussions. This is a multi-disciplinary grant that draws on the fields of clinical medicine, addiction, psychophysiology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and statistics. Knowledge of all fields is not required, but the following skill set is preferred:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiology, with an emphasis on ANS-CNS functioning.
  • A background in advanced statistical methods (e.g., latent modeling, trajectory analysis, structural equation modeling) and software programs (e.g., SAS, MPlus, R).
  • A track record of first author publications and familiarity with translational science research and writing.
  • Time management skills and the ability to work concurrently on multiple projects.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and CV to Jennifer Buckman, PhD at jbuckman@rutgers.edu. A start date prior to July 1, 2014 is preferred.

Posted: February 7, 2014


Post-Doctoral Research Associate to Work on RDoC Study - University of Illinois-Chicago

Dr. Stewart Shankman is looking to hire a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate with special expertise in human neuroimaging or electrophysiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Shankman directs the Chicago Laboratory of Emotion and Physiology, a multidisciplinary research laboratory housed in the Department of Psychology.

Job Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Post-Doctoral Research Specialist will work on an NIMH R01 study funded under the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative that is examining risk for internalizing psychopathologies (e.g., depression and anxiety). The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work on a multi-method (e.g., psychophysiology, neuroimaging, genetics, behavior) project, while gaining knowledge of psychopathology and mental health research. The postdoctoral associate will help analyze neuroimaging and/or psychophysiological data, prepare grants, and write manuscripts from the RDoC as well as other existing datasets. Strong organizational, oral communication, and written communication is required. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, public health or a related field with a concentration in cognitive or affective neuroscience is required. Experience working with and analyzing fMRI and/or ERP/EEG data is also required. Expertise in MATLAB is a plus. Additionally, it is essential that the candidate has the ability to manage multiple tasks, has strong interpersonal skills, and carries him/herself in a professional manner.

Start date for this position is May 2014.

Applicants must electronically submit an on line application at https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a cover letter detailing your research experience, CV, representative publications, and email addresses of three references within the on-line application. Job closing date is March 31st , 2014.

Posted: 22 January, 2014


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

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) anticipates openings for up to THREE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH. Faculty preceptors include: Bruce Bartholow (alcohol and social cognition, alcohol and cognitive control, individual differences in alcohol sensitivity, social neuroscience, psychophysiology), Tim Trull (ambulatory assessment, physiological monitoring, EMA, craving, personality disorder comorbidity), Lynne Cooper (drinking motives, alcohol and sexual behavior, adolescent risk-taking, personality, diary and longitudinal methodologies), Ian Gizer (molecular genetics of drug and alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, relations between personality and addictive behavior), Tom Piasecki (tobacco dependence and withdrawal, hangover, ecological momentary assessment), Ken Sher (etiological processes in alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, alcohol and adult development, college student drinking), Wendy Slutske (behavioral genetics and epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and other addictive disorders, including disordered gambling), Phil Wood (alcohol use and cognitive development, alcohol use and schooling, quantitative methodology), Denis McCarthy (drinking and driving, behavioral pharmacogenetics of alcohol, alcohol expectancies), Doug Steinley (application of statistical methods to improve diagnosis, understand the use of substances in social networks, and subtyping addictive behaviors), and Matt Martens (addictive behaviors, personal feedback-based interventions, protective behavioral strategies, health and sports psychology). Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. These three positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant and only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree relevant to the study of the psychology of addiction. These positions are for up to two years and start date is negotiable within the range noted below.

We will begin reviewing applicants after March 15, 2014 and those applications received by that date will get full consideration. Send vita, up to 5 representative reprints, a cover letter describing your research interests and training goals, and 3 letters of reference to:

Addiction Research Training
c/o Gail Raskin
Dept. of Psychological Sciences
200 S. 7th Street, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
rasking@missouri.edu
573-882-1682.

Inquiries can be made to Ken Sher, 573-882-4279, Email: SherK@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Faculty of Science - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology - Brandon University

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education to a diverse population of over 3,000 full and part-time students in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, professional and pre-professional programs in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. The University also offers innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a tenure stream position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications:A doctorate degree in Psychology with specialization in experimental psychology. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Perception, and will be expected to supervise undergraduate research theses. While the position focuses on experimental psychology, the successful candidate must be willing and able to teach courses across Psychology's other sub-disciplines as needed. Research responsibilities will include successful development of a research program in an area of experimental psychology.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2014 or until position is filled
Start Date: August 1, 2014
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca. Applicants should send an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, transcripts, summary of teaching experience, indication of citizenship status, and the names and contact information of three referees to the Dean of Science. All applications should be sent in a single file of a reasonable size using PDF format.

Dr. Andrew Egan
Dean of Science
Brandon University
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
science@brandonu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview. Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology of Depression and Anxiety - Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Collaborate on an NIMH-funded longitudinal study of early risk factors, intermediate phenotypes, moderators, and mediators of the development of depressive and anxiety disorders in a large community sample of adolescents who have been followed since pre-school. The project examines multiple domains and levels of analysis, including parental psychopathology; parenting; genes; temperament; behavioral, EEG/ERP, and fMRI measures of reward and threat processing; HPA axis dysregulation; pubertal hormones; family and peer functioning; life stress; and semi-structured interview and rating scale measures of youth psychopathology. Investigators are Dan Klein (PI), Greg Hajcak Proudfit, Gabrielle Carlson, and Joanne Davila (Co-Is).

Responsibilities will include analyzing data; writing papers and grants; supervising research staff; assisting in managing the study; and helping to design future waves of assessments. Requirements include research on internalizing or developmental psychopathology and at least one first-authored publication. Experience in diagnostic interviewing is highly desirable. Knowledge of neuroimaging, advanced statistical techniques, and pubertal development are also relevant. The start-date is May, 2014 although this is somewhat negotiable. Duration is open.

Stony Brook offers many exciting opportunities to collaborate on ongoing funded studies on depression and anxiety in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, and obtain training and mentoring in grant-writing. The fellow will also participate in Stony Brook's newly funded interdisciplinary Center for the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Depression and Anxiety.

Send CV and two letters of reference to Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500, email: daniel.klein@stonybrook.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received by 4/1/14.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans or Vietnam veterans are especially welcome.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Research Assistant Professor - Psychiatry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking two researchers with strong skills in biobehavioral engineering to contribute to a research program investigating the biobehavioral features of mental health and stress. The researchers are expected to be skilled in monitoring and processing of autonomic, behavioral, and acoustic signals. The positions are full time, fixed-term at the Research Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in a Bioengineering or a related discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program focused on improving methods and developing innovative devices to monitor the neurobiology of social behavior and stress, and to work with existing faculty to develop and improve methods and devices to facilitate the collection, quantification, and interpretation of physiological, acoustic, and behavioral signals from human and other mammalian specifies.

The Department is especially interested candidates with experience in measuring autonomic function via noncontact methods such as digital video, thermography, and ultrasonic and audible audio recordings. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in statistics, experience developing software with LabVIEW and MATLAB, and experience in monitoring autonomic activity via traditional contact technologies. In addition, the candidates are expected to have experience processing autonomic and acoustic data from both animal models and human populations.

Responsibilities will include providing conceptual leadership in developing and synergizing collaborations with colleagues at UNC to enhance the capabilities of the Department to study neural mechanisms that may be useful in improving diagnosis and treatment outcome for several psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, this position will contribute to the education of residents, medical students, and graduate students interested in pursuing research careers. Interested applicants should visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37958 to submit an application. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Postdoc Position

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence plans to hire a postdoctoral associate with expertise in social psychophysiological methods. The project seeks to examine the extent to which individuals can develop their emotional intelligence skills through virtual interactions, as well as how those interactions impact trust and reliance on computer systems (PIs: Susan Rivers and Charlene Stokes). Ideal start date is May 2014 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. This is a one-year appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Interested applicants should submit via email a cover letter and CV, one or more writing samples, and a minimum of two letters of reference to: Marissa McCoy at marissa.mccoy@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. Please make "2014 Postdoctoral Application: Trust Project" the subject line of your email. Details and requirements of the position follow.

The Trust Project seeks to understand and improve human trust and reliance on computer systems by creating a deeper social psychological experience for users. This research incorporates multimodal assessment (e.g., facial analysis, EEG, EDA, eye-tracking, self-report, and speech) and a validated emotional skills dialog paradigm (RULER) to explore the risks and benefits associated with virtual interactions. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for implementing and evaluating the effects of a virtual tool developed for this project, and reporting the findings in research publications and scholarly presentations.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences (social psychophysiology preferred), as well as training and experience in psychophysiological research (ANS – EDA, pupil dilation and CNS – EEG experience desired). Strong quantitative, data analysis and modeling skills using statistical packages (SPSS) is required. In addition to quantitative skills, scientific writing and publishing experience and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team are essential. Knowledge and interest in emotion and trust, and experience conducting laboratory experiments desired.

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (formerly the Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory) is dedicated to developing the social and emotional skills of children and adults. For over 25 years, Center researchers have developed and tested theories showing that the skills individuals have for recognizing, understanding and managing their emotions and behavior matter across the domains of their lives. Through our core activities of research and dissemination, program development, and educator training, we provide social and emotional skills that enhance self- and social awareness, build empathy, and improve decision-making abilities in ways consistent with creating mutually supportive and compassionate relationships. For more information on the Center, please visit ei.yale.edu.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


PhD Studentship - Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia

A 3-year PhD studentship is available in affective neuroscience at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. The research project will utilize the new whole-head MEG facilities at Swinburne to study classical conditioning and cortical plasticity in healthy subject populations. Opportunities to gain experience in other modalities (fMRI, TMS) will also be available to the motivated student. Candidates with practical and theoretical knowledge of classical (Pavlovian) conditioning are preferred. Previous experience with M/EEG signal processing is highly desirable, as well as working knowledge of Matlab and/or Python programming languages. Applicants will be considered until a suitable candidate is identified. Preferred start date is March 2014. For details of the scholarship, visit http://www.research.swinburne.edu.au/research-students/documents/SUPRA_scholarship_guide_2014.pdf. To inquire, please send a short statement of your interests and your CV/resume to Brian Cornwell, bcornwell@swin.edu.au.

Posted: 23 December, 2013


2 Assistant Professors in Clinical Psychology - University of South Florida

The Department of Psychology at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA invites applications for two tenure-track positions in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level, with service to begin August 7, 2014. A review of the applications will begin February 1, 2014. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by this date. Applications received after February 1, 2014 may be reviewed and advanced, in cases of compelling merit, up to the conclusion of the search process. Please click here for the online application http://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60246.

We are particularly interested in scholars who would build on our strengths in PSYCHOPATHOLOGY and HEALTH-related behaviors. Ideally, the successful candidates will in some way explore the biological bases of behavior, by means of basic research (including but not limited to clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, biobehavioral health, immunology, and self-regulation) or applied research (including but not limited to descriptive psychopathology, treatment outcome research, and health disparities research).

Strong preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, including an APA/CPA accredited predoctoral internship. Florida licensure (or eligibility) is also desirable.

Strong preference will be given to applicants who have an active programmatic line of research, a record of securing external research funding, beliefs consistent with a clinical science model, a record of supervising doctoral students, and evidence of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Clinical Area is accredited by APA and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program currently has 9 faculty with a new Director of Clinical Training beginning in August of 2014, and approximately 55 graduate students. It houses the USF Psychological Services Center, which is an outpatient training clinic.

The University of South Florida is a metropolitan, Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive university enrolling more than 47,000 undergraduate students and is ranked in the top 50 US universities in extramural funding for research. The Psychology Department has 38 full time faculty members (see our website at http://psychology.usf.edu/). The Department offers opportunities for research and a collegial atmosphere. Current research and clinical training sites include numerous departments at USF (e.g., USF Health, Aging Studies, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Mental Health Law and Policy, School Psychology) as well as numerous sites within the community (e.g., Moffitt Cancer Center, Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, James A. Haley VA, Bay Pines VA, and multiple school systems). The Tampa area is culturally diverse and is an international tourist destination.

Applicants should upload a cover letter describing their research, teaching, and clinical experience and a CV to the following link: http://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60246. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Jon Rottenberg (rottenberg@usf.edu), Chair of the Clinical Search Committee, University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, PCD 4118G, Tampa, FL 33620. The University of South Florida encourages applications from women and members of minority groups. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Carrie Jewett (813-974-2438; jewett2@usf.edu) at least five working days prior to need.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Posted: 23 December, 2013


12 Doctoral Research Positions at Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) Adaptive Minds: Neural and Environmental Constraints on Learning and Memory (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Axel Mecklinger) awards 12 Doctoral Research Positions (salary according to 60% TV-L E13 during the 1st year, 65% TV-L E13 during the 2nd and 3rd year) starting between 1 April and 1 August 2014 to candidates from the fields of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.

The IRTG is hosted by the Departments of Psychology and Neuroradiology at Saarland University and the Institute of Psychology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. It aims at enhancing our understanding of learning and memory processes and their neural basis by examining how environmental constraints within and across cultures shape these processes and their underlying neural organization. See www.adaptiveminds.de for further information.

The doctoral researchers will work on specific research projects under the supervision of the IRTG's principal investigators (see the "Projects" website for a description of the new individual doctoral projects). A multidisciplinary study program, including courses on the theoretical background of the research projects and practical training in behavioral and neuroscientific research tools, will complement the realization of the doctoral projects. Separate funding in addition to the salary will offer the unique opportunity of participating in a stimulating foreign cultural and scientific context via research visits of up to several months at the Chinese partner institute.

Candidates are asked to send applications including cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas or certificates and a statement about the preferred doctoral project(s) until 19 January 2014 to the Coordinator of the IRTG: Dr. Theo Jäger, Saarland University, IRTG "Adaptive Minds", Campus A2 4, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany (t.jaeger@mx.uni-saarland.de).

Posted: 19 December, 2013


Lecturer in Experimental Psychology - The University of Queensland

Job No.: 495390
Area: Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE): Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type: Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most successful schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

There is a strong tradition of experimental psychology at The University of Queensland, spanning the discipline from basic neuroscience to higher-level cognition.

The role

The School of Psychology is currently seeking a full-time lecturer in the field of Experimental Psychology. The successful applicant will carry out an independent program of research, contribute to undergraduate teaching in the areas of cognition and learning, engage in Honours and higher degree research supervision. Course coordination and administrative service within the School will also be required.

The person

Applicants will hold, or be demonstrably close to completing, a PhD in an area relevant to Experimental Psychology, have a competitive research track record, experience and ability in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate programs in experimental psychology, and capacity to supervise honours and postgraduate students.

Remuneration

The appointment will be made on a full-time, continuing basis at Academic level B or C (depending on experience and qualifications).

The remuneration package of an Academic Level B appointment will be in the range of $81,857 - $97,205 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $95,774 - $113,731 p.a.).

The remuneration package of an Academic Level C appointment will be in the range of $100,275 - $115,623 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $117,322 - $135,279 p.a.).

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Paul E. Dux on +61 7 3365 6885 or p.dux@psy.uq.edu.au.

Further information may also be obtained from the Head of School, Professor Virginia Slaughter, on +61 7 3365 6220 or hos@psy.uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Position description:

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Application closing date:
2 Feb 2014 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

Posted: 10 December, 2013


Postdoctoral Scholar Position - The Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory

The Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position, beginning as early as March 2014. This position is designed to provide advanced training in cognitive neuroscience research focused on health factors such as physical activity, fitness, and adiposity on cognition and brain function. The focus of translational research in the Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory is to identify brain and behavioral markers of cognitive control, learning, and memory, and to study their roles in health and effective functioning among children and adults. The operating framework to study these processes and their disorders is based on an integrative approach that combines neural, biological, and health data in an effort to develop predictive models of higher cognitive function. The goal is to turn cognitive neuroscience research results into usable assessment and intervention techniques for children and adults across scholastic, vocation, and during facets of everyday life. The Laboratory provides ample opportunity for the development of innovative, focused research and a broad collaborative cognitive neuroscience experience through affiliations with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory, the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, Department of Psychology, Division of Nutritional Science, and the Neuroscience Program. This postdoctoral position is designed as a two-to-three-year experience that includes multiple speaker series, journal article discussions, laboratory presentations and discussions, and the teaching of skills necessary to conduct original cognitive and neuroimaging research in cognitive neuroscience and health psychology. Those with an earned doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, or a related area with a strong background in the analysis of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. For further information, contact Charles Hillman, Ph.D., Director, Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory, at chhillma@illinois.edu and see http://kch.illinois.edu/Research/Labs/neurocognitive-kinesiology/. To apply, send CV and three recommendations to chhillma@illinois.edu by January 15, 2014.

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, cooperative work environment. Women, members of under-represented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Charles H. Hillman, Ph.D.

Posted: 3 December, 2013


Postdoc Position (Full Time) in Psychobiological Stress Research at the University of Trier

Applications are invited for a Postdoc scientist participating in the interdisciplinary Research Focus "Psychobiology of Stress" of the University of Trier. The applicant should have a doctoral degree (or be close to submitting a doctoral thesis) in a field related to psychology, neuroscience, or medicine. Preference will be given to researchers with international publications and an own research agenda. Good German and English language skills are expected. She/he should be highly motivated, independent, interactive, and career-oriented.

The Research Focus offers a vivid intellectual environment and access to a superb research infrastructure, providing a wide range of stress and emotion elicitation methods and various measurements: central and peripheral psychophysiology (EEG, ANS, startle), endocrinology (saliva, blood), fMRI (in cooperation with a local hospital), cognitive/behavior, genetic and molecular methods.

Proven superior knowledge and research ability in two or more of the following areas are desirable: Psychobiological Stress Research; Experimental & Cognitive Psychology; Psychoneuroendocrinology; Psychophysiological Methods; Brain Imaging (fMRI); Genetics & Molecular Biology. Technical skills for using the labs' infrastructure and experience in programming for stimulus presentation (e.g. Eprime), data analyses (e.g. Matlab) and statistics (e.g. SPSS) are expected.

The position is available starting March 2014 and ending December 2016, contingent on continued availability of funding by the "Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz". Please send a CV, and a statement of interest (which should include a research plan) to Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schächinger at schaechi@uni-trier.de. Enquiries can be made to the same e-mail address. Application deadline is December 15, 2013.

Posted: 20 November, 2013


Chair of Molecular Psychology - Department of Psychology and Education of Ulm University (Germany)

The Department of Psychology and Education of Ulm University (Germany) invites applications for the Chair of Molecular Psychology effective Spring 2014 (fixed-term position for a five-year period; subsequent permanent position contingent on positive evaluation).

The Chair will be established based on a grant proposal submitted to the German Research Association (DFG) in the Heisenberg Program. Accordingly, the position will be available only after a successful grant application to the DFG.

The Chair will lead a teaching and research program focused on molecular psychology and contribute to the research profile of the department as reflected in the current quantitative empirical research initiatives.

The position involves teaching the field of personality psychology and biological psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Chair is expected to conduct research in the field of molecular genetics and neuroscience with a special focus on the molecular biology of personality structures.

Ideal candidates can document an excellent research expertise as reflected in a strong record of publications in the leading international journals of the field and successful grant applications. Engagement in the ongoing development of the department including administrative duties and responsibilities is indispensable.

Conditions for employment are a completed course of studies at a university, pedagogical aptitude, doctorate, and additional academic achievements (§ 47 LHG).

Ulm University is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply.

Applications should be submitted in hard copy and electronic format (PDF). Application deadline: December 13, 2013. Applications should be sent to: Dekanat der Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik, Universität Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany (E-Mail: in.dekanat@uni-ulm.de). Please indicate on the envelope the index number 97.

Physically disabled applicants receive favorable consideration when equally qualified.

Posted: 20 November, 2013


UCLA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cognitive and Affective Dysfunctions in the Psychoses

A new NIMH-supported postdoctoral research training program at UCLA is focusing on developing researchers who translate paradigms from cognitive and affective science and neuroscience into clinical research on psychotic disorders. NIMH fellowships for psychologists and psychiatrists are available. Opportunities for clinical research include work with patients with schizophrenia or affective disorders. Fellowships are available for individuals with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, or affective neuroscience or an M.D. with psychiatric residency.

Integration of basic and clinical research is encouraged through co-mentoring by clinical researchers and scientists focusing on basic research on cognitive and affective processes. Clinical research mentors include: Robert Asarnow, Ph.D., Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Michael Green, Ph.D., Connie Hammen, Ph.D., William Horan, Ph.D., Robert Kern, Ph.D., Stephen Marder, M.D., Gregory Miller, Ph.D., Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D., and Cindy Yee-Bradbury, Ph.D. Basic scientist mentors include: Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D., Alan Castel, Ph.D., Mark Cohen, Ph.D., Naomi Eisenberger, Ph.D., Barbara Knowlton, Ph.D., Matt Lieberman, Ph.D., Harold Pashler, Ph.D., and Catherine Sugar, Ph.D.

For further information, contact Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D., Training Director, at keithn@ucla.edu or 310-825-0036. Potential applicants should also arrange through Dr. Nuechterlein to speak to possible mentors about their research interests and plans. Applicants should initially send a cover letter indicating research interests and career directions, C.V., at least two letters of recommendation, and copies of any reprints or preprints to Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D., by email to keithn@ucla.edu, or by mail to UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2251, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6968. By Feb. 1, applicants are expected to also send a 2-3 page summary of a research project that has been discussed with proposed mentors. NIMH fellowships offer $39K to $54K per year, depending on number of years since the Ph.D. or M.D. Fellowships are typically for two years.

Posted: 14 November, 2013


Research Studentships (PhD): 12 positions | Cognition Institute | Plymouth University

Fixed term 36 months, starting 1 April 2014

Twelve University-funded PhD positions are available on the CogNovo project.

CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary research training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.

Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on specific topics, as well as training workshops covering experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. CogNovo also offers secondment possibilities to academic and commercial partners across the world.

Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.

For further details of CogNovo and the research projects available, please see: www.cognovo.eu. Application forms are available for download from the website.

Eligibility: An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages. More information on individual projects can be found on the CogNovo Projects Page.

These positions are open to all UK and EU citizens with appropriate qualifications. Applicants who are normally required to pay overseas fees may also apply, but will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £9,790 per annum). For more details on university studentships, please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate.

University studentships include full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £13, 726 per annum.

Submitting an application: Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail catherine.johnson@plymouth.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by March 2014 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Posted: 11 November, 2013


Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellowships (PhD): 14 positions | Cognition Institute | Plymouth University

Fixed term 36 months, starting 1 April 2014

The CogNovo project is offering fourteen early career research fellowships. CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary research training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.

Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on specific topics, as well as training workshops covering experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. CogNovo also offers secondment opportunities to academic and commercial partners across the world.

Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.

For further details of CogNovo and the research projects available, please see: www.cognovo.eu. Application forms are available for download from the website.

Eligibility: Marie Curie funding is intended to promote mobility of early career researchers within the research community; candidates are only eligible for these posts if they have not been resident within the UK for more than 12 months within the 3 years prior to 1 April 2104.

An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages. More information on individual projects can be found on the CogNovo Projects Page.

Salary: from £35,000, including living and mobility allowance.

Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail catherine.johnson@plymouth.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by March 2014 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Posted: 11 November, 2013


University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology - Two Postdoctoral Research Associates

GRADE 7: Salary £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.

Vacancies exist for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on a project funded by the European Research Council exploring the nature of emotional vulnerability (to depression, anxiety & addictions) and resilience from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The post-holders will work in the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN), which is directed by Professor Elaine Fox and based in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

Both posts are full time for 3-years and we are looking for enthusiastic people who are interested in working in a multidisciplinary team exploring the cognitive, neural and genetic aspects of emotional vulnerability and resilience.

Applicants should have experience in carrying out research at a postgraduate level and be able to program experiments. Other criteria are: sound knowledge of experimental design and statistical methods, good scientific writing skills and experience with functional brain imaging (desirable) and genotyping research (desirable). Candidates should be able to work independently as well as co-operate with other members of the research team. A theoretical and practical knowledge of cognitive bias and CBM research would also be an advantage. Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 8th November 2013 and the start date is January 2014 or as soon as possible after that.

For further details on the lab and the research please see the link below:
http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/research/ocean

All applications for these vacancies are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Feel free to contact Prof Elaine Fox if you have any further questions via email on Elaine.fox@psy.ox.ac.uk.

To apply for these posts and for details of the job description and selection criteria, please see the link below: http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/about-us/job-opportunites

On the main Oxford University "vacancies" page (http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/index.html) you can find details of how to apply for these posts by searching for Vacancy ID 110346 and Vacancy ID 110347.

Posted: 28 October, 2013


The Kanfer Endowed Professor - Clinical Psychology, Psychology Department - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding applicants for an endowed, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have a strong international reputation in the broad areas of self-management, self-regulation and/or intervention along with the ability to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The target starting date is August 16, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position offers excellent laboratory facilities, relocation start-up funds, and the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues and graduate students. To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, and contact information for three professional references. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by January 15, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made prior to the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Terry Davis, tld@illinois.edu. Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Posted: 22 October, 2013


Faculty: Clinical/Community Program - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Psychology Department

The University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department is searching for a full-time faculty member to join the CLINICAL/COMMUNITY program. Although we expect to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional Associate Professors are encouraged to apply. We wish to hire someone who will contribute to the training of clinical scientists and whose interests will intersect with those of other faculty in our doctoral training program and department. The primary criterion for appointment will be excellence in research and teaching. Target start date is August 16, 2014. A PhD is required at time of appointment. Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a strong research record, or a promising research agenda, and a strong record of teaching. Applicants at the associate professor level must have an outstanding research record and excellence in teaching; strong professional leadership is preferred.

To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2013. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made prior to the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Terry Davis, tld@illinois.edu.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Posted: 22 October, 2013


Senior-Level Neuroscientist, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a senior-level faculty position in Neuroscience at our Blacksburg campus. Exceptional candidates with an emphasis in cognitive, affective, social, or developmental neuroscience; biological psychology; or computational neuroscience, all with a focus on human systems, are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be made at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. Preference will be given to senior neuroscientists who complement and expand our existing research efforts. Current departmental strengths include neuroscience and biological psychology, developmental science, clinical science, and industrial/organizational psychology. University resources include three research-dedicated 3.0 Tesla Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanners. Access to major medical/research centers, as well as clinical and developmental research populations is well established. This position complements the focus on hiring in neuroscience taking place in the College of Science and at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI; http://www.vtc.vt.edu/research/index.html). Questions about the search should be directed to Prof. Martha Ann Bell (mabell@vt.edu), Department of Psychology, Chair of the Search Committee.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a leader for our departmental neuroscience group, establish and maintain a vigorous research program at Virginia Tech, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department, college, and university governance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related field, and have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program with publications in the highest-quality journals.

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu (reference posting #TR0130109) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Contact information for references will be requested by the search committee at a later time. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mrs. Susan Armstrong, Department of Psychology, sjenkins@vt.edu, (540) 231-9627, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120, by the application deadline.

Posted: 15 October, 2013


Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor for Fall 2014 - Stony Brook University

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor for Fall, 2014 in developmental cognitive/affective neuroscience, Stony Brook University. We are particularly interested in applicants who study core neural systems relevant to anxiety and depression (e.g., threat and/or reward) from a developmental perspective using neuroimaging methods, but we will also consider strong candidates with other relevant interests and methods. This hire is part of a campus-wide initiative on the clinical affective neuroscience of anxiety and depression; the successful candidate will work with future hires and existing faculty in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Behavior on translational research in anxiety and depression.

Stony Brook University has excellent and rapidly expanding neuroimaging facilities and access to exceptional facilities for the development of innovative research equipment for animal and human studies. The departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Behavior have significant strengths in clinical, neuroimaging, and translational research on depression and anxiety, and a strong record of collaboration. Stony Brook University is a member of the AAU, and is located 60 miles from New York City.

The deadline for applications is November 25, 2013, or until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications as soon as they are received. A vita, research and teaching statements, selected reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation should be emailed to: DCN_search@stonybrook.edu. Information about the Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Behavior departments can be found at http:www.psychology.sunysb.edu, http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/neurobiology, and http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/psychiatry, respectively.

Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please contact search chair, Greg Hajcak Proudfit, greg.hajcak@stonybrook.edu with questions.

Posted: 14 October, 2013


Chair of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy - Department of Psychology and Education of Ulm University (Germany)

The Department of Psychology and Education of Ulm University (Germany) invites applications for the Chair of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy effective Spring 2014.

The Chair will lead a teaching and research program focused on clinical psychology and psychotherapy with a focus on adults and/or children and adolescents as relevant target groups of clinical diagnostics and treatment. The ideal candidate will contribute to the research profile of the department as reflected in the current quantitative empirical research initiatives.

The position involves teaching the field of clinical psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level with an emphasis on practical courses. The Chair will be member of the management team directing the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic at the department and is expected to contribute to the further development of vocational trainings for psychological psychotherapists. A license to practice psychotherapy (Approbation) is a crucial condition of employment.

Ideal candidates can document an excellent research expertise as reflected in a strong record of publications in the leading international journals of the field and successful grant applications. Engagement in the ongoing development of the department including administrative duties and responsibilities is indispensable.

Conditions for appointment are a completed course of studies at the university level, pedagogical aptitude, Ph.D. degree, and additional academic achievements (§47 LHG).

Ulm University is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply.

Applications should be submitted in hard copy and electronic format (PDF). Application deadline: November 15, 2013. Applications should be sent to: Dekanat der Fakultaet fuer Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik, Universitaet Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany (E-Mail: in.dekanat@uni-ulm.de). Please indicate on the envelope the index number 86. Physdically disabled applicants receive favorable consideration when equally qualified.

Posted: 10 October, 2013


Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology - Centre College

Centre College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology, beginning fall 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and be able to teach Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, an upper level Behavioral Neuroscience course, and a senior seminar course. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent teaching in a liberal arts setting. Evidence of research and scholarly productivity, including developing a student-oriented research program in candidate's area of interest also is expected.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,370 students, has one of the nation's premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

To apply, please submit electronically a letter of application, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness and scholarly promise, statement of teaching philosophy, three confidential letters of recommendation, CV, and unofficial transcripts via http://apply.interfolio.com/JobNumber. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2014. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 3 October, 2013