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Assistant/Associate Professor – Psychology, Northeastern University

 

Requisition Number: FTFR001139

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Responsibilities:

The Psychology Department at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/cos/psychology/), College of Science, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in cognitive and brain health to start in the fall of 2019 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We welcome applications in the area of cognitive and brain health, with a focus on faculty who use multi-modal neuroimaging to assess intervention outcomes in the study and enhancement of cognitive and brain health from childhood through older adulthood in healthy individuals or patient populations. Potential topics of interest include physical activity, cognitive training, social interaction, and diet (among other lifestyle factors). The successful candidate will have office and lab space in the new Center for Cognitive and Brain Health (https://web.northeastern.edu/cbhlab/) in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University (https://www.northeastern.edu/isec/). Relevant facilities include a new 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI system and center, high density EEG systems, eye tracking, DEXA , VO2 max systems, behavioral testing rooms, and a biospecimen facility. The College of Science is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally-funded research program. Interdisciplinary collaboration is supported and encouraged.

Qualifications:

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

Additional Information:

All application materials must be submitted through the online recruitment system. With the online system, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and up to five representative publications. They should also be prepared to provide information, including an email address, for three references. The references will be contacted by the online recruitment system and asked to provide letters. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Charles Hillman (c.hillman@northeastern.edu), Search Committee Chair or to Professor Art Kramer (a.kramer@northeastern.edu), Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1277200

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posted: July 17, 2018

Clinical Postdoc

Two postdoctoral research associates are sought to supervise electrophysiological and clinical data collection in a collaborative multi-site study of major depressive disorder. Theoretical focus will be on the cognitive and affective mechanisms of MDD as reflected in electrophysiological measures (e.g., ERPs, EEG). One postdoc will direct research activities at the project’s New York City site, one postdoc will direct research activities at the project’s San Francisco site. The duration of this postdoctoral opportunity is 12 months with a preferred start date of 1 October 2018 and a possibility of extension. The research will be supervised by a multi-site team of faculty and industry partners. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Vladimir Miskovic (miskovic@binghamton.edu). Please send *only* a cover letter and CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

If selected, research associates will receive competitive salaries, and have the opportunity to build skills in collaborating across sites, ensuring replication of effects across sites, and managing very large data sets. Opportunities for advanced training in computational methods are available. Postdocs completing this assignment would be well-prepared for further work in academia or health care data science.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead electrophysiological and neuropsychological data collection at multiple clinical research sites.
  • Monitor clinical data for quality control
  • Perform data analysis and visualization of data collected at the clinical sites
  • Prepare presentations or manuscripts regarding the results of the clinical studies

Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD in Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field or PhD conferred by beginning of assignment
  • Completion of an accredited clinical internshipExpertise using, and troubleshooting, electrophysiological technology (EEG).
  • Understanding of the basic scientific and engineering principles of EEGExpertise using, and troubleshooting, electrophysiological technology (EEG).
  • Understanding of the basic scientific and engineering principles of EEG
  • Comfort with independently executing detailed research protocols
  • Publication record demonstrating strong research methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfort with additional data analytic tools, especially R, python, and tensorflow
  • Comfort with EEG data post-processing and analysis
  • Basic understanding of neural networks

 

Posted: July 11, 2018

Assistant Professor Position, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Academic/Administrative Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Department: Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Hire Date: 8/16/2019

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a beginning tenure-track position in the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program. This nine- month position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is August 16, 2019.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be required to have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program and be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCU is a premier urban, public research university that boasts a diverse student body and community-engaged and research-intensive designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Demonstrated experience working in and with a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

The successful candidate must also have an academic record likely to produce success in the Department of Psychology at a Carnegie Research-1 Institution. As a result, an established research agenda that is reflected in a developing content area within Clinical Psychology, a clear potential for accruing external funding and publishing in high-impact journals, and a potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department will be the primary criteria used to evaluate applicants. The preferred research focus is in the classification of mental disorders, diagnostic decision-making, and cross-cultural factors that play a role in mental health diagnosis. The ideal candidate would work effectively with other disciplines and medical clinics on the VCU medical campus and be willing to collaborate within the program and department, where a wide range or researchers are focused on health psychology research. In addition, the ideal candidate will have (1) evidence of an emerging active research program that includes a history of research grants or strong potential for future funding; (2) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; and (3) demonstrated commitment to human diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through community-engaged research, inclusive teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Teaching experience is highly desirable. Course assignments within the graduate and undergraduate curricula will vary based on candidate interest and expertise and needs of the program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the “Other Document” section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, commitment to diversity statement (including integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, diversity themes in curricula, attention to diversity in scholarship), and representative publications to the following website: https://www.vcujobs.com.

Please note, references are automatically sent recommendation letter requests and instructions as soon as an application is submitted. For more information about our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at psychology.vcu.edu.

Application review will begin August 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For Additional Information:

For more information on our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at www.psychology.vcu.edu.

For direct questions, please contact Bruce Rybarczyk, PhD, ABPP, Professor and director of the search committee bdrybarczyk@vcu.edu.

Posted: July 5, 2018

Assistant Professor Position, Clinical Health Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Academic/Administrative Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Department: Psychology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Hire Date: 8/16/2019

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a beginning tenure-track position in the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program. This nine- month position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected appointment date is August 16, 2019.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be required to have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program and be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Demonstrated experience working in and with a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

The successful candidate must also have an academic record likely to produce success in the Department of Psychology at a Carnegie Research-1 Institution. As a result, an established research agenda that is reflected in a developing content area within Clinical Health Psychology, a clear potential for accruing external funding and publishing in high-impact journals, and a potential for scholarship to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department will be the primary criteria used to evaluate applicants. The ideal candidate will have a developing coherent research program within Clinical Health Psychology. Current faculty have research programs that focuses on primary care psychology, sleep across the lifespan, and substance use. Research that focuses on the following are particularly welcomed: pain, oncology, cardiovascular functioning, immune functioning, endocrinology, and women’s health. Research focused on health disparities and/or culturally-relevant interventions in these areas is highly desirable. The ideal candidate would work effectively with other disciplines and medical clinics on the VCU medical campus and be willing to collaborate within the program and department, where a wide range or researchers are focused on health psychology research. In addition, the ideal candidate will have (1) evidence of an emerging active research program that includes a history of research grants or strong potential for future funding; (2) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; (3) demonstrated commitment to human diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through community-engaged research, inclusive teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. Teaching experience is highly desirable. Course assignments within the graduate and undergraduate curricula will vary based on candidate interest and expertise and needs of the program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the “Other Document” section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, commitment to diversity statement (including integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, diversity themes in curricula, attention to diversity in scholarship) and representative publications to the following website: https://www.vcujobs.com.

Please note, references are automatically sent recommendation letter requests and instructions as soon as an application is submitted. For more information about our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at psychology.vcu.edu.

Application review will begin August 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For Additional Information:

For more information on our department and the Clinical Psychology program, please visit our website at www.psychology.vcu.edu.

For direct questions, please contact Bruce Rybarczyk, PhD, ABPP, Professor and director of the search committee bdrybarczyk@vcu.edu.

Posted: July 5, 2018

Ph.D. Programme in Neuroscience of the University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy

Please see the call for the Ph.D. Programme in Neuroscience of the University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy.
The deadline for applications is July 11, 2018.

Posted: June 22, 2018

Research Assistant Position, Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research, Kennedy Krieger Institute

This is a full time position in a well-established clinical research center focused on the study of neural mechanisms underlying developmental disorders such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome. In this role RAs process and analyze psychophysiology (skin conductance, heart rate), neuroimaging (including structural, DTI and fMRI data) and behavioral data (including the development of processing pipelines), and work directly with participants in the collection of data. Additionally, RAs have the opportunity to present at scientific conferences as well as contribute to and lead author manuscripts.

Responsibilities for this position may include:

  1. Preprocessing and analysis of psychophysiological data including skin conductance, heart rate and electrogoniometer data
  2. Assists with research participant psychophysical testing, scoring, coding, and verifying research data.
  3. Works as part of a research team to carry out and analyze anatomical and diffusion tensor MRI data.
  4. Maintains research databases to keep track of data archiving and analysis.
  5. Performs single subject and group analysis of neuroimaging, behavioral and physiological data.
  6. Manages archives of ongoing brain scan study data. Archives unprocessed quantitative data, and generates and compiles statistical data.
  7. Assists with administering anatomical and/or functional MRI scans and mock scans.
  8. Assists with TMS administration, electrogoniometer finger sequencing and EEG sessions.
  9. Oversees the work of undergraduate students involved in behavior and anatomic MRI data coding and analysis.
  10. Attends weekly research meetings involving, but not limited to, grant preparation, manuscript preparation, quality control issues, and protocol development or revision.
  11. Enhances professional growth and development through case conferences, educational programs, in-service meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • A basic understanding of neuroscience, physiology and human subjects experimentation
  • Working knowledge and prior experience with processing and analysis of psychophysiology data particularly skin conductance, heart rate or other waveform data.
  • Proficiency with MATLAB scripting and/or AcqKnowledge suite scripting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and training skills
  • Ability to establish, maintain and communicate operational procedures
  • Supervisory skills and ability to monitor the performance of others (i.e. student interns) and provide feedback
  • The ability to work in a dynamic environment and problem solve in real-time using good judgment
  • Strong data collection, analysis and quality assurance skills
  • Ability to install and maintain hardware and software used for neuroimaging analysis and stimulus presentation and behavioral measures in neuroimaging experiments
  • The ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and research subjects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A working knowledge of MRI methods, especially those related to structural, diffusion, and functional brain imaging a plus, but not required

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a science related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or physics).

EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have at least one (1) year experience working in a research laboratory. This does not have to be paid (i.e., could be as part of undergraduate degree)

Interested applications should send a copy of a curriculum vitae or resume to Deana Crocetti at crocetti@kennedykrieger.org.

Posted: May 24, 2018

Project Coordinator – Austin, TX

A Project Coordinator is being sought for a private neuromarketing and media research company headquartered in Austin, Texas (www.mediasciencelabs.com). MediaScience® conducts research for major television and media companies such as ESPN, ABC, Facebook, and Hulu, as well as national advertisers. We apply the rigor of experimental research to the evaluation of various media and advertising platforms using a variety of research tools and methods including psychophysiology, eye tracking, facial coding, reaction time, and survey.

MediaScience® is looking for a Project Coordinator who is responsible for managing media research studies from start to finish. A Master’s degree in Psychology (or related field) is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Posted: May 2, 2018

PhD positions in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

The Brainlab-Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group invites applications for several 3-year PhD contracts (FI/FPU)

Project 1. This project is part of an ambitious research program addressing the encoding of speech sounds in the newborn’s brain, and will be carried out in collaboration with the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital. The goal of this program is to stablished the Frequency-Following Response (FFR) as a potential biomarker of language achievement, reading abilities and neurodevelopmental success in babies born at risk for neurocognitive impairment, with fetal growth restriction or prematurity.

Project 2. This project departs from our recent finding that the serotonin transporter-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) is involved in the accurate neuronal encoding of speech sounds. This project aims at characterizing the functional significance of genetic advantage in efficient speech encoding as well as the underlying neurocognitive mechanisms.
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in neuroscience, clinical linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, biology, biomedicine, engineering or related field

The successful candidates will join the PhD Program in Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona though a competitive and prestigious Spanish FPU or Catalan FI fellowships.

Requirements:

  1. EU citizenship
  2. 300 ECTS completed (at least 60 ECTS in a Master degree)
  3. the highest academic marks
  4. computer skills (e.g., Matlab, Phyton, Praat)

Applicants should send

  1. a letter of motivation
  2. CV
  3. an official transcript of grades (in ECTS format) by email to Dr. Carles Escera at cescera@ub.edu [subject: PhD – Escera]

Posted: April 25, 2018

Research Assistant (PhD Student)

The Department of Psychology, Differential and Personality Psychology lab (Prof. Dr. Erik Müller), of the University of Marburg (Germany) is now accepting applications for a
Research Assistant
(PhD student).

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, provided that no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is June 1st or later. The position is part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits corresponding to a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 50%). After 1,5 years, an increase in working hours to 65% is possible.

Duties include scientific services in research and teaching, particularly planning and executing (biopsychological) Personality Research, as well as publishing the results of this research. Further duties are the supervision of bachelor and master theses, support in administrative matters, technical and organizational work in and around the lab, participation in the acquisition of third-party funds, as well as teaching in the field of Differential Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics.

The position is limited to a period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree (typically 3 years). As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

A qualified, excellent degree in Psychology (Master, Diploma, or comparable) is required. We expect you to be highly interested in research questions on Biopsychological Personality, Fear- and/or Learning Research. We expect very good knowledge of Experimental Psychology and very good English language skills. Prior experience in the publication and presentation of research findings, programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Presentation, R), as well as methodological skills in the field of Psychophysiology (esp. EEG) are advantageous. We further expect your willingness to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate (e.g. in the field of Biopsychological Fear Research).

Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Dr. Erik Mueller at erik.mueller@staff.uni.marburg.de for more information.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by a possible integration in the Department of Psychology’s RTG 2271, the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Erik Müller, only as a single PDF file to erik.mueller@staff.uni-marburg.de, until May 4, 2018.

Posted: April 23, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine

We are seeking a research postdoctoral fellow with substantial EEG training to work on studies of suicidal middle-aged and older adults, and on studies on late-life depression and cognitive impairment funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging, under the supervision of Dr. Dimitris Kiosses. The position is for 1 year and may be extended up to 2 years.

Applicants must have experience with EEG acquisition, processing, and analysis and will be responsible for training research assistants and overseeing EEG procedures for the different studies. Experience with Brain Vision Analyzer and coding for Presentation and Matlab software is highly desired.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or other related disciplines and completed a pre-doctoral internship, both from APA-accredited programs. Candidates with a track record of research productivity are strongly preferred.

Position is to start as soon as possible. Interested applicants should email their CV and a statement of postdoctoral and career goals to Laurie Evans at: lad9011@med.cornell.edu. Please note that a writing sample and letters of reference may be requested at a later date.

Posted: April 19, 2018

PhD Student at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg offers an open position for a PhD student at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Dept. of Neuropsychology

salary group: 13 TV-L
start of position:  01.06.2018
duration: 3 years
time: 65%

Goal:

The candidate shall contribute substantially to the project “Genome-wide association study with electrophysiological correlates of human performance monitoring”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Markus Ullsperger and Dr. Tilmann Klein.

The project is embedded in Prof. Ullsperger’s lab’s general research line. The team is multidisciplinary and combines a broad variety of cognitive neuroscience methods. The Department of Neuropsychology and Magdeburg in general offer cognitive neuroscientists a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. Four MRI scanners (7T, 3T), several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, an MEG system, TMS and high-performance computational facilities are available.

The successful applicant will be given the possibility to obtain a doctoral degree in natural sciences.

Requirements:

  • an excellent Diploma/Master degree; major disciplines psychology, medicine, neuroscience, neurobiology or related subjects
  • experience with EEG, and/or analysis of behavioral data concerning cognitive processes is advantageous
  • interest in/experience with research on performance monitoring, cognitive control, decision making, learning in humans.

Content-related questions should be directed to: Prof. Dr. Markus Ullsperger, e-mail: markus.ullsperger@ovgu.de or Dr. Tilmann Klein, e-mail: Tilmann.klein@ovgu.de

Applications by women are especially welcome. Applicants with a severe disability will receive preferential consideration if their qualifications and experience are equal to those of Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The Otto von Guericke University aims to increase the proportion of women researchers within the university and specifically encourages women to apply.

Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) quoting reference number 96/2018 by May 2nd, 2018 (date of receipt of application) to the address below or via e-mail (all documents concatenated in one pdf):

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Dezernat Personalwesen
Postfach 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany
bewerbung@ovgu.de

Posted: April 12, 2018

Post-Doc at The Child Development Laboratory

The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) led by Dr. Nathan A. Fox is looking for a post-doc to work on developmental cognitive neuroscience research leveraging fNIRS and high-density EEG.

The focus of the CDL is on the development of typical and atypical cognitive and socio-emotional processing, with an emphasis on understanding neural systems supporting the human mirroring system, attention and cognitive control. The lab maintains close collaborations with researchers at the neighbouring National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) with Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Ph.D., Chief, Section on Analytical and Functional Biophotonics and Daniel Pine, MD, Chief Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience, NIMH.

Candidates with a strong background in EEG and/or fNIRS will be most suited for the job. Prior programming experience (e.g. Matlab or Python) is a requirement. Psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and other candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with developmental populations is not a requirement, but an interest in pursuing developmental research is expected.

Start date is flexible. Interested candidates should submit a CV, research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and the names and contact information for two references. Please email these materials to:

Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and George Buzzell gbuzzell@umd.edu

Posted: April 12, 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

The Psychophysiology Laboratory at New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University (Area: Epidemiology and Population Science) is seeking a full-time, enthusiastic, post-doctoral research scientist. The laboratory conducts research on cognitive and neurophysiological function in schizophrenia and depressive disorders and will become part of a newly-created EEG core at NYSPI. Employment is guaranteed for 1 year, with the intent to extend this position pending on funding availability. If you wish to apply, please apply through this link, in the box that says “Apply Now”: https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/708867.html. Only applications submitted through this link will be considered. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is identified.

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

EDUCATION: The applicant should have a PhD degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or a related discipline, and experience conducting cognitive and/or electrophysiologic research. Expertise in time-frequency analysis using EEGLAB and/or Matlab is essential, working knowledge of reference-free analytic approaches (inverse modeling, scalp current source density) and multivariate data decomposition (PCA, ICA) is desirable, and familiarity with other programming languages (Pascal, C++, Python) and/or statistical packages (SPSS, R, mPlus, BMDP) is an additional asset. Preference will be given to individuals interested in pursuing a research career in Psychopathology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and/or Psychophysiology who are eager and determined to acquire research funding.

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

LOCATION: New York Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room #3508, New York, NY 10032

http://psychophysiology.cpmc.columbia.edu (Psychophysiology Laboratory; Dr. Jürgen Kayser)

Posted: April 10, 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience

This position is associated with an NIH-funded project studying biomarkers of affect and motivation that act to protect memory. This project studies how affect and motivation influence memory and health using both basic and pathophysiological systems neuroscience approaches. You will work directly with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, as well as an array of co-investigators (Brad Dickerson, MD, Derek Isaacowitz, PhD, and Karen Quigley, PhD) whose expertise range across psychology, psychophysiology, neurology, and engineering. Mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering or a related field with a background in affective, cognitive, social, health or systems neuroscience.
  2. Established quantitative and statistical skills using neuroimaging analysis platforms.
  3. Excellent writing skills and a strong motivation to publish, along with a demonstrated capacity to produce first author publications.

Programming and comfort with diverse computing environments, as well as experience with graph theory, network analysis, and/or machine learning modeling confer a significant advantage.

This is a two to four year term position with opportunities for training in human systems neuroscience, translational/clinical applications and diverse integrated imaging and brain mapping methodologies. Applications including a cover letter, a CV, and names of three references must be sent by email to Drs. Barrett, Isaacowitz and Dickerson via Joseph Fridman, study coordinator (j.fridman@northeastern.edu), and also submitted to the Northeastern hiring portal at https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53155.

Expected start date: Summer 2018

Posted: April 9, 2018

TWO-YEAR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND INTERNALIZAING PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

The Clinical Psychophysiology and Risk (CPR) Lab invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in psychophysiology and internalizing psychopathology. The CPR Lab is directed by Greg Hajcak and located in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida.

We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow, and the primary responsibilities will be a combination of data analytics and manuscript preparation. The position includes a 1:0 teaching assignment (1 undergraduate or graduate course per academic year); the research portion involves analyzing EEG/ERP data from large and longitudinal projects, as well as manuscript preparation.

Successful candidates will have a PhD (by the start date) in Psychology or a related field, and a strong background in psychophysiology. Start date is August 2018, but may be earlier/later based on candidate availability/preference.

Review of applications begins immediately. Starting salary is $48,000. Applicants should provide CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three individuals for whom letters of recommendation could be solicited (with names and contact info to be submitted through the application site). Applicants should apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID # 43261).

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Greg Hajcak at hajcak@gmail.com.

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

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Posted: April 3, 2018

Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the field of Clinical Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PCHYCOLOGY at the University of Cyprus
One (1) position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the field of:
“Clinical Psychology”

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

For these academic ranks, an earned doctorate from a recognized University in the Specialty of Clinical Psychology is required. The candidate must be licensed or eligible to become licensed as a Specialist Psychologist in Clinical Psychology in the Registry of Licensed Psychologists in Cyprus. Research in any area of clinical psychology, with any age range, including research in psychotherapy, psychopathology, serious psychopathology and treatment, clinical neuropsychology, psychometric clinical assessment, design of empirically validated interventions, e-health etc.

For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required.

For details http://www.ucy.ac.cy/hr/documents/akdm_kenes_theseis/VARIOUS/sevenpositionsnewenglish.pdf

Posted: March 30, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury Scientists

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) researcher with an excellent clinical research record or exceptional promise for an independent research career.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation science, rehabilitation medicine, neuroscience, or an affiliated discipline, and a strong track record of specialization in TBI. Rank and specific interests are open, but preference will be given to mid-career scientists and to those with interest in moderate to severe TBI.

MRRI encourages both cognitive neuroscience and applied clinical research along the translational “pipeline” including neuroimaging, development of novel assessment techniques, and research on behavioral and pharmacologic treatments. MRRI faculty enjoy extensive collaborative networks, both locally (e.g., at University of Pennsylvania) and nationally in the TBI Model System program, to which MRRI has belonged since 1997. Commensurate with experience, the new TBI scientist may have opportunities to assume leadership roles in the Moss TBI Model System and in other government-funded projects.

MRRI is internationally known for its theory driven program of basic and applied neurorehabilitation research, and its strong tradition of collaborative multidisciplinary research. Large and well known clinical programs in neurorehabilitation at MossRehab provide a large participant population and rich opportunities for clinical/research integration. MRRI maintains a registry of 2,000 individuals who are interested in participating in neurorehabilitation research, and the Moss TBI Model System database includes over 1,000 well characterized participants who have agreed to be contacted for future projects.

MRRI’s convenient location in the Philadelphia area is a short trip to New York City, Baltimore, and Washington. Extremely affordable for a northeastern city of its size, Philadelphia is rich in cultural opportunities and home to numerous colleges and academic medical centers, providing MRRI scientists with extensive opportunities for mentoring and scientific collaboration.

Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees outstanding career opportunities, including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter describing current research programs and proposed future directions in the MRRI environment, along with CV to: Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator; MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park, 50 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 or whelihak@einstein.edu .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We also welcome informal approaches by email or phone that begin a conversation that may eventually lead to an application; such inquiries can be directed to John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of MRRI (jwhyte@einstein.edu), or other MRRI faculty.

Posted: March 27, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Intramural Research Program
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Position Description:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Programs (IRP), in the Section on The Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety (SNFA), headed by Dr. Christian Grillon.

The mission of the SNFA within the NIMH, Division of Intramural Programs (NIMH DIRP), is to increase scientific knowledge about the nature, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders. SFNA investigates cognitive, behavioral, and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety. Information gained from this research will lead to a better understanding of brain dysfunction in anxiety disorders, and to the development and evaluation of new therapeutic strategies.

Qualification:
A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in brain and behavior relationships. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interactions with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.

Applicant must have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, ideally in Cognitive Neuroscience or Computational Neuroscience or related discipline. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of fMRI techniques. A focus on research in the areas of affective neuroscience, fear, anxiety, emotion, and fear conditioning in human is preferred, and experience with computational modeling is desirable.

Screening for the post-Doctoral position will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled, with an initial 2 years appointment (renewable up to 5 years).

NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well being of all Americans. Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement or research interests, representative publications, and two letters of references to Christian Grillon, NIMH/MAP, 15K North Drive, Bldg 15K, MSC 2670, Bethesda MD 20892-2670 or email to christian.grillon@nih.gov.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

NIH and DHHS are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Posted: March 26, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Affective, Cognitive and Aging Neuroscience

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

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: March 22, 2018

Project Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri is seeking applications for a Bachelor’s degree-level Research Specialist I, to work with Drs. Bruce Bartholow and Thomas Piasecki.

We are seeking a motivated, highly organized, post-Bachelor’s degree individual to work as a project coordinator for a NIH-funded research project (R01) aimed at clarifying psychological mechanisms associated with risk for heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder among emerging adults (ages 18-22). The project will involve recruitment and assessment of 420 participants, each of whom will complete multiple laboratory sessions (psychophysiological and behavioral assessments) and daily reports of alcohol use and related behaviors (ecological momentary assessments) over the course of several years. The primary goal of the project is to understand the extent to which reactivity to alcohol-related cues in the laboratory predicts responses to alcohol and drinking behaviors in participants’ natural environments. The project will last five years; applicants must be willing to commit to at least two years for this position.

Primary job duties for this position will include: monitoring participant recruitment efforts; scheduling participants for lab sessions; creating databases of participant information; managing undergraduate research assistants; helping to run laboratory sessions (will include learning experimental procedures and psychophysiological recording and data processing); organizing and keeping track of all project-related information, including data back-ups and participant tracking and re-contact; ordering lab supplies; keeping track of project expenditures; and general assistance with day-to-day lab operations.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience; one year of prior experience working in a research lab; proficiency with spreadsheets; ability to interact well with others, including both lab members and participants; and a high level of organizational ability. We ask that applications be limited to only individuals willing to commit to this position for at least two years.

Starting salary is $15.29 per hour ($30,213 per year); this position is benefits-eligible.

To apply, please email a CV/resume, a cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications, and two to three references to BartholowB@missouri.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: March 22, 2018