Jobs in Psychophysiology

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

The University of Pittsburgh announces the renewal of our research training program for both postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows. The program is funded through at least 2018 by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Training opportunities concern elucidation of psychosocial and behavioral factors leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Topics include: personality, stress, and social processes; role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and sleep; biological mechanisms underlying disease risk; genetic influences; and psychosocial interventions for health behaviors. Program is a mentor-based model with formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus, e.g., statistics, neuroimaging, cardiovascular and psychophysiological assessment, and cardiovascular disease.

Faculty who work collaboratively with fellows include: Karen Matthews (Director), Matthew Muldoon (Co-Director), Cynthia Conklin, Peter Gianaros, Martica Hall, John Jakicic, J. Richard Jennings, Thomas Kamarck, Michele Levine, Steven Manuck, Marsha Marcus, Anna Marsland, Kenneth Perkins, Steve Reis, Bruce Rollman, and Rebecca Thurston.

More information on the program and faculty can be found on our website.

Applicant must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status in accordance with NIH regulations for an NRSA fellowship award.

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

Posted: March 24, 2015


University of California, Riverside - Director of Human Brain Imaging Center

The University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a position as Director of the newly developed Human Brain Imaging Center, beginning July 1, 2015. We seek candidates who have a strong track record of research publications and funding in MR neuroimaging, administrative experience with an imaging center, and who have an extensive background in imaging sciences including but not limited to imaging applications, high field technology development including RF coils, gradient technology, pulse sequences, advanced spectroscopy and analytic techniques. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or M.D. and must have research experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Physics, Bioengineering or Medicine. The director will be tasked with building a highly competitive MRI imaging center focused on basic and theoretical research with the potential for translational applications. Primary duties include managing the finances and general operations of the center, serving as the interface between the imaging center and campus administration, and facilitating brain imaging research of faculty and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. The Director will also oversee a governing board of the center (consisting of current faculty with MRI research interests), develop and maintain the research agreement with the MRI vendor, and provide the interface between the center and the Research Office regarding the development of intellectual property.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Review of completed applications begins April 6, 2015and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing administrative experience, research and teaching interests, their curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided, all using the following link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00315. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor John Andersen, Chair, Brain Imaging Director Search Committee, at john.andersen@ucr.edu.

The Riverside campus of the University of California is growing rapidly with plans to hire 300 faculty and develop science infrastructure over the next several years. The campus is centrally located in Southern California, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles and less than an hour's drive from the area's mountains, deserts and beaches. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted: March 14, 2015


Two-Year Master's Program "Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition"

The English-speaking Master's Program is designed for students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience and computer science. Leading European and Russian scientists from the HSE research center of excellence teach cognitive science, neuroimaging and modeling.

Program's Web site http://www.hse.ru/ma/cogito

Application period for non-residents: January 1, 2015 - July 15, 2015. Early applications (before March 30) are encouraged. The earliest applications have the higher chances to get the total tuition fee exemption. Scholarships are also available.

Location: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Additional info: http://www.hse.ru/ma/cogito/announcement
Email: cogito@hse.ru

Posted: March 14, 2015


Postgraduate Research Associate Positions at Yale Child Study Center

We are seeking full-time Postgraduate Research Associates to work in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab (DEL) at Yale Child Study Center. Overseen by Dr. Linda Mayes, the DEL is a developmental laboratory, designed for, and experienced with, typical and atypical populations from infancy through later adulthood. The DEL is equipped to study brain electrical responses and peripheral psychophysiological indices of cognition, emotion and arousal. The DEL serves as a nexus of interdepartmental collaboration. These include studies with research groups at Yale Child Study Center as well as investigators from the Departments of Psychology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at Yale. We also collaborate outside of Yale, with projects from European and US-based research groups. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach: In addition to electrophysiology, our research group actively collaborates with labs using functional magnetic resonance imaging as well as behavioral and observational methodologies. We also assess cortisol and oxytocin in our participants and are currently implementing studies of intranasal oxytocin administration.

Our current program of research seeks to examine the neurocognitive mechanisms of parenting and (1) how these may be affected by psychopathology (including depression, anxiety and addiction); and (2) the functional significance of these neurocognitive mechanisms to observed parent-child interactions. We work with parents and nonparents, and women during pregnancy as well as postpartum. Postgraduate researchers in our lab will be involved with the collection of neural (EEG, fMRI), hormonal (oxytocin, cortisol) and behavioral (observational coding, decision making, accuracy and reaction times) measures within complex family systems. We also have a diverse portfolio of ongoing studies with our collaborators that include areas related to childhood anxiety, autism, adolescent risk-taking and affective touch. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to nurture the skills and experiences that will benefit the early stages of academic careers in psychology, neuroscience and medicine. The responsibilities of postgraduates include the implementation of research studies as well as being involved in data analysis and preparation of conference posters and manuscripts for publication. All postgraduates are invited to present papers and data to our weekly lab meetings. Postgraduates from our lab have typically gone onto Masters programs, Clinical and Research PhD programs, and Medical School.

We are looking for highly enthusiastic and motivated applicants with an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline, with a strong interest in social neuroscience, parenting / family systems, psychopathology and development. A two-year commitment to the position is preferred and experience with EEG/ERP and/or fMRI is highly desirable. Appointments will begin in the summer of 2015 and applications will be continually reviewed until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and contact details for two recommenders to: linda.mayes@yale.edu.

Posted: February 15, 2015


Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology and Institute for Mental Health Research to conduct research with Drs. Christopher Beevers and David Schnyer. This position is for two years with the possibility of extending the fellowship or transitioning to research faculty by mutual agreement based on job performance and funding availability. Duration and start time are negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH guidelines.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive neuroscience with strong expertise in eye tracking and EEG/ERP methods who is interested in translational research involving clinical populations. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to a program of research that examines the etiology and treatment of depression in adults across multiple levels of analyses (behavioral, genetic, neural, environmental). In addition to SR Research eye-tracking and Brain Products EEG equipment located in Dr. Beevers' laboratory, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to other cognitive neuroscience resources at the University of Texas at Austin, including fMRI, MR compatible EEG, TMS, and MEG.

The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing EEG/ERP and/or eye tracking experiments, helping to support other ongoing EEG/ERP studies within the laboratory, preparing manuscripts, contributing to grant writing, and conducting analyses following data collection. Opportunities to write manuscripts from extant datasets are plentiful. Some staff supervision will also be expected. The fellow will have advisors with expertise in psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, and grant writing. Individuals with a PhD in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology or related fields of study are encouraged to apply for this position. Qualifications include a 1) doctoral degree, 2) demonstrated expertise with EEG/ERP and/or eye tracking methods, 3) strong programming skills, and 4) an interest in clinical populations. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Candidates should apply for this position at the following link:
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140425010712

Application materials (curriculum vita, cover letter describing research interests and experience, three letters of recommendation) can be sent electronically to beevers@utexas.edu. Please contact Christopher Beevers (beevers@utexas.edu) or David Schnyer (schnyer@utexas.edu) with inquires about this position.

Posted: February 15, 2015


Associate Program Director - National Science Foundation

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

NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the agency's overall mission to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation's technical strength, security, and welfare. Fulfilling this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture as well as the interactions between human and natural systems. BCS programs consider proposals that fall squarely within disciplines, but they also encourage and support interdisciplinary projects. These are evaluated either through joint review among programs in BCS, joint review with programs in other Divisions, or by NSF-wide multi-disciplinary panels. All programs in BCS consider proposals for research projects, conferences, and workshops.

More information about the position can be found here:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391277500?org=BCS.

Posted: January 27, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Palo Alto WRIISC Fellowship Program (PhD or MD track) with Research Interests in Rehabilitation

The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now accepting applications for a two-year VA funded program for researchers (MD or PhD) with an optional third year of funding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The Fellowship site is located within the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) which is affiliated with Stanford University. Accordingly, the Fellow is a member of both institutions. The Fellow will focus on rehabilitation research involving yoga and meditation as treatments for conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. Candidates should have an interest in the mechanisms of action of such treatments and how they relate to both mental and physiological functioning including; (1) memory consolidation, (2) autonomic nervous system activity, and (3) neuropsychological test performance. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in analyzing and interpreting cognitive or physiological data related to disorders of the nervous system. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a background in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or physiological psychology. Fellows will conduct studies that will create the foundation for future treatments, and will participate in the development of innovative tools and measures for novel approaches to healthcare.

A start date of Spring/Summer 2015 is preferred. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Peter Bayley, PhD at peter.bayley@va.gov.

Posted: January 27, 2015


Postdoctoral Position - Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, Univerisity of Florida

The Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory is recruiting a 2-year postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida. The candidate will participate in studies of cognitive aging, broadly defined, using multimodal neuroimaging (e.g., BOLD, MRS, HARDI, ASL, etc.), neurophysiology (e.g., EEG, ERP), and neuromodulation (TMS, tDCS). Areas of research focus may include healthy aging, HIV, substance abuse, and comorbid conditions influencing the cognitive aging process. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or related fields. Candidates should have an interest in understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging and/or development of novel intervention strategies.

Experience with either human1) neuroimaging or 2) EEG/ERP data collection and analysis is required. Experience with TMS or tDCS is preferred, but not required. Candidates with a neuroimaging background should have a solid grasp of the principles of structural/functional MRI and experience in clinical/translational MRI research and development. They will also have programming skills needed for functional task design (e.g., Matlab, EPrime) and experience with neuroimaging analyses software (e.g., SPM, FSL). Candidates with a neurophysiology background should have a solid grasp of the principles of electrophysiology, skills in at least one programming language needed for task design, and experience with electrophysiology analyses software. The Fellow will be supervised by Drs. Adam Woods and Ronald Cohen and will be responsible for data acquisition, processing, and analysis on ongoing projects, self-initiation of new projects, and contribution to the preparation of manuscripts.

This Fellowship offers an outstanding training environment, in which the successful candidate will be contributing to state-of-the-art multimodal clinical translational research in the field of cognitive aging. Position start date is flexible, but should be no later than September 2015. A 2-year commitment is requested. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Adam Woods (ajwoods@ufl.edu).

Posted: January 27, 2015


Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding applicants for an endowed, full-time tenured position at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have a strong international reputation in the area of self-management, self-regulation and/or behavior change along with the ability to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The target starting date is August 16, 2015. 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. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and contact information for three professional references. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by February 15, 2015. 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, contact Jane Jukes, j-jukes@illinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Posted: January 7, 2015


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology - Montana State University

The Department of Psychology at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Psychological Science. Faculty in the department of Psychology typically teach 2 courses per semester. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of hire, will develop and maintain an active research program with the potential for external funding, and will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We encourage candidates who will contribute to the collaborative environment in the department and who can work in interdisciplinary teams, for example contributing to the Office of Rural Health, the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery, and/or the Center for Health and Safety culture. Collaborations with faculty in other departments such as Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Engineering, Education, and Health and Human Development are encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of research complements existing faculty strengths (e.g., diversity, health and health disparities, biopsychology, social, developmental, cognitive), but all candidates with expertise within the broad field of Psychological Science will be considered. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Review of applications will begin 1/15/15 and will continue until an adequate pool is established.

Apply Here: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/1203

Posted: December 23, 2014


Postdoctoral Position Neuroimaging Section/Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain at the NIH

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Lauren Atlas's laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of affective neuroscience and pain. Dr. Atlas's lab is part of NCCAM's new intramural program, and research is conducted in Bethesda, Maryland, at the NIH Clinical Center, the largest research hospital in the world.

Our research focuses on the mechanisms by which expectations, learning, and other cognitive and affective factors influence pain, emotion, and clinical outcomes. We combine approaches from experimental psychology, neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and computational modeling to investigate pain and emotional experience in healthy individuals as well as individuals with chronic pain and/or affective disorders. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to develop their own projects, with guidance, and to collaborate with other researchers in the lab.

The candidate should have a strong background in psychology and neuroscience and must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. Candidates with successful publications in the fields of pain, emotion, and/or computational modeling are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral positions require experience with 1) design of behavioral and fMRI experiments and 2) analysis of fMRI data using statistical parametric mapping packages (SPM, AFNI, etc.). Programming skills in MATLAB, C, and/or Python are highly desirable. These requirements will be flexible for candidates with clinical experience in pain populations. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments (www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp).

The candidate will be supported with the excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH. NIH has exceptional multidisciplinary research facilities including structural and functional MRI, MEG, PET, and TMS. Our lab is fully funded with dedicated weekly scan time, a full-time data analyst, and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world's foremost fMRI experts. Training in advanced imaging and other techniques is available, as are courses in grant writing and career development. This is an exciting and collaborative environment for those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. For more information about the NIH intramural program, see www.training.nih.gov/programs.

To apply: Applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to Dr. Lauren Atlas (Investigator/Chief, Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain, NCCAM, NIH) at lauren.atlas@nih.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

HHS/NIH/NCCAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: December 16, 2014


International PhD Programme at the University of Salzburg - Connectivity and Higher Cognitive Function

We are inviting applications for 9 fully funded PhD studentships in the following interdisciplinary areas: biology, cognitive neurology, cognitive science, and psychology. Faculty and research projects:

Florian Hutzler: i) Reverse inference in functional connectivity studies
ii) Connectivity during natural reading in ecologically valid settings (fixation-related BOLD)

Eva Jonas: i) Experiencing threat: Social-cognitive, neural, affective, and motivational perspectives
ii) Managing threat: Social-cognitive, neural, affective, and motivational perspectives

Wolfgang Klimesch: i)Temporal attention, alpha phase and slow oscillations
ii) Memory capacity and the inhibition of distracting information

Martin Kronbichler: i) Examining brain connectivity abnormalities in mental disorders
ii) Brain connectvity and individual differences in cognitive abilities

Josef Perner: i) Brain imaging counterfactual thinking and emotions
ii) Tracking brain processes underlying identity statements and theory of mind

Belinda Pletzer: i) Sex hormone influences on brain connectivity and higher cognitive functions
ii) Sex hormone influences on inter-hemispheric connectivity and global-local processing

Manuel Schabus: i) Consolidation of motor skills during sleep
ii) Sleep and residual cognitive processing in disorders of consciousness

Eugen Trinka: i) Emotion recognition and social cognition in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
ii) Memory in lesional drug resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Frank Wilhelm: i) Neural processes underlying intrusive memory formation in PTSD
ii) Dieting, thought control, and fronto-limbic connectivity: New hope for obesity?

The program will admit students for the upcoming semester (1st March 2015) or winter semester (1st Octo-ber 2015) and offers numerous benefits to its students: salary for a period of 3 to 4 years (including health and social insurance), equipped work space, cover of research consumables, specific technological training courses (e.g. fMRI, EEG), presentation, writing and teaching skill training, full funding of congress participa-tion, workshops and international courses, including stays in foreign partner laboratories.

Candidates must hold a master's degree or equivalent with a relevant specialization in one of the above listed academic areas of the programme at the time of entry. Prior application is possible. The language of the graduate programme (teaching) is English; hence English proficiency is indispensable. The programme strives for equal representation of female PhD students so women are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 6th January 2015

For detailed information about application, selection, admission procedure, and about the scientific pro-gram and faculty visit: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/phdim/application

Posted: December 10, 2014


Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, School of Psychology - University of Plymouth

www.jobs.ac.uk
Ref: A2731
Research Technician
Salary: £17,827 to £19,411 pa pro rata- Grade 3

The School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth wishes to recruit a Research Technician to work on projects in cognitive and social neuroscience funded by a European Union FP7 Marie Curie grant. The post will be based in research labs at the Centre for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour (http://psychology.plymouth.ac.uk/)

The primary duties involve collecting data for human neuroscience research (e.g., electroencephalography [EEG] and/or cognitive psychology experiments) under the supervision of Dr Haline Schendan and Dr Giorgio Ganis. Dr Schendan is an Associate Professor conducting cognitive neuroscience research on the brain basis of human semantic memory (i.e., meaning and conceptual understanding). Dr Ganis is an Associate Professor conducting cognitive and social neuroscience research on the brain basis of human deception (known popularly as lie detection). The tasks will require both practical skills and computer literacy to run the equipment, software, and maintain records. Under the direction and supervision of the line manager(s) the post holder(s) will utilise and extend their current techniques and have an opportunity to develop skills in cognitive neuroscience, especially recording of EEG and event-related potentials (ERPs).

You will have a good degree qualification ( at least a 2:1) in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Psychology or related field, or at least 2 A-levels in Psychology, Biology or other relevant subjects, or equivalent vocational qualification, or 1 year or more of research in EEG or relevant laboratory based experience. You will be competent in the scientific study of human cognition or neurophysiology, computer programming, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or EEG.

You will have experience with at least one of the following: (a) conducting experimental research in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology or a related field, (b) computer programming, (c) EEG. Experience conducting EEG experiments in cognitive neuroscience would be an advantage.

You will have the following skills or abilities: Excellent computer skills (Windows OS or linux, matlab, MS Office), excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work to agreed deadlines and as part of a team, good time management skill, excellent attention to detail, excellent reading and spelling abilities, conscientiousness, meticulousness, and excellent manual dexterity to handle delicate and sensitive EEG equipment safely and without breakage.

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week, however part time hours and job share will be considered. The post is fixed term until 30 September 2016.

Closing Date: 12 midnight, Friday 19 December 2014

Posted: December 5, 2014


Visiting Assistant Professor - Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program invite applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2015 in the area of behavioral neuroscience. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses, including Introductory Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and two courses in the candidate's area of specialization: a laboratory course and an advanced seminar. A renewal of the position for a second year is possible. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, an active engagement in research, and a readiness to involve undergraduates in his or her research. Ph.D. required.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu/ to submit a cover letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/.

Posted: December 5, 2014


Affective Neuroscience Post-Doctoral Position - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Affective Neuroscience Research Group of the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has an open position for a post-doctoral researcher. This researcher will investigate reward processes in smokers and obese individuals using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERPs). Successful candidates should have experience in fMRI and ERP methodologies, as well as experience in addiction research or obesity research in adults or adolescents.

The Department of Behavioral Science provides an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for behavioral research. The psychophysiology laboratory is located in the Behavioral Research and Treatment Center and it is equipped with four 129-channel EEG chambers. The Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging houses a 3.0T GE MR scanner. The MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within Houston's Texas Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the world. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, with dynamic cultural and recreational resources and an affordable cost of living.

The position is immediately available. The initial appointment is for 1 year with a possibility of extension. To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and professional reference list to Francesco Versace, fversace@mdanderson.org.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Posted: December 1, 2014


PhD Scholarship in Emotional Expression Processing (Ottmar Lipp, Curtin University, Australia)

One PhD scholarship is available for research on topics related to an ARC funded project entitled 'The emotional face: Effects on orienting, visual search, and categorization'. Using a range of converging methodologies drawn from neuroscience, social, and cognitive psychology, the project will advance our understanding of the processing of the expressions of two central social emotions, happiness and anger, by delineating the conditions that support or limit emotional expression processing in the general population. This research will provide an invaluable knowledge base for subsequent applied research into deficits of emotional expression processing such as occur in autism, anxiety, or old age.

The successful applicants will be based in the Emotion, Learning, and Psychophysiology Laboratory led by Professor Ottmar Lipp and located in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. The laboratory facilities enable research using psychophysiological (EEG, EMG, autonomic nervous system) and behavioural (eye movements, response time) methodologies. Applicants with experience using these methodologies are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will receive a stipend of AUS$25,849 per annum which will be indexed for the duration of the award. This scholarship will be for three years with a possible maximum extension of up to six months. If the successful candidate is an international student, the scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the duration of the award. The successful candidate is expected to commence in early 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential:

  • First class honours (or equivalent) in Psychology;
  • Experience in experimental and quantitative methodology;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • High level of motivation and ability to work in teams.

Desirable:

  • Experience with psychophysiological methodologies (EEG, ERP, facial EMG) or eye tracking
  • Experience in experimental programming

Submit expressions of interest with a statement addressing the eligibility criteria, a full CV, and contact details of two referees to:

Professor Ottmar Lipp
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University
Email: ottmar.lipp@curtin.edu.au

For more information on research conducted in the Emotion, Learning, and Psychophysiology Laboratory see: http://healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/teaching/psych_people.cfm/Ottmar.Lipp

Posted: November 21, 2014


Open Position, Reference Number: 177/2014 - The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg offers an open position for a: PhD Student

The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg offers an open position for a: PhD student at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Psychology II, Dept. of Neuropsychology salary group: 13 TV-L start of position: 01.01.2015 duration until: 31.12.2017 time: 65%

Requirements:

  • excellent graduation from university; major disciplines psychology, medicine, neuro-science, neurobiology or related subjects
  • experience with fMRI, EEG, and/or computational modeling of cognitive processes and behavior is advantageous
  • interest in/experience with research on performance monitoring, cognitive control, decision making, learning in humans or nonhuman primates

Goal:

The candidate shall contribute substantially to the German-Japanese cooperation project "Testing computational models of learning from social, real, and fictive feedback in human and nonhuman primates", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Markus Ullsperger (OvGU Magdeburg) and Prof. Dr. Masaki Isoda (Kansai Medical University, Osaka). The collaboration of both research groups shall be fostered by research visits in the partner labs.

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.

Content-related questions should be directed to: Prof. Dr. Markus Ullsperger, phone: +49 (0)391/67-18475, e-mail: markus.ullsperger@ovgu.de.

Applications by women are especially welcome. Applicants with a severe disability will receive preferential treatment if their qualifications and experience are equal to those of the other candidates. Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) quoting reference number 177/2014 by November 25th, 2014 (date of receipt of application) to the address below: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Dezernat Personalwesen Postfach 4120, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany dezernat.personalwesen@ovgu.de

Posted: November 4, 2014


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

An 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 and a C.V. to Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D. (email: 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, 2015, applicants are expected to also send a 2-3 page summary of a research project that has been discussed with proposed mentors, copies of any reprints or preprints, and arrange at least two letters of recommendation. NIMH fellowships offer $42K to $55K per year, depending on number of years since the Ph.D. or M.D. Fellowships are typically for two years. NIMH fellowships require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Posted: October 31, 2014


Associate or Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

As part of its expansion, the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/) seeks applications to fill positions in the following categories:

  • Up to 3 Associate or Assistant Professors, and
  • Up to 2 Lecturers or Senior Lecturers

in developmental, industrial/organizational, health or personality psychology

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology. Remuneration is competitive and includes medical and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available for all positions except the lecturer/senior lecturer positions.

Applicants should send a full CV along with statements of research and teaching interests and administrative experience. Applicants should also arrange for letters of reference from three referees as well as provide names and contact details of at least three more.

All application materials (softcopy preferred) should be sent to:

Ms. Loo Bee Bee, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Block AS4, Level 2, Singapore 117570, Fax: (65) 6773 1843, E-mail: psylbb@nus.edu.sg

Applicants should indicate clearly the position(s) they are applying for. Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sim Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at psyhead@nus.edu.sg.

Posted: October 30, 2014


Search for Full Professor

As part of its expansion, the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/) invites applications to fill the following position:

Full Professor (in any area of psychology)

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology, an internationally recognised research programme, and be dedicated to academic excellence and collegiality. Such candidates should also possess excellent communication and administrative skills to assume leadership positions in the department.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available and continuing research support can be obtained from various research funding agencies in Singapore and abroad.

Applicants should send a full CV along with statements of research and teaching interests and administrative experience. Names and contact details of at least six referees should also be included.

All application materials (softcopy preferred) should be sent to:

Ms Harlizah Bte Abdul Hamid, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Block AS4, Level 2, Singapore 117570, Fax: (65) 6773 1843, E-mail: psyhah@nus.edu.sg

Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sim Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at psyhead@nus.edu.sg. Applications close 31 December 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Posted: October 30, 2014


Search for Director of Clinical Psychology Programmes

The Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/) invites applications to fill the position of Director for our clinical psychology training programmes.

We seek a senior clinician-academic with strong clinical qualifications as well as excellent communication and leadership skills. The candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or other terminal doctoral qualification in psychology and be dedicated to academic/professional excellence and collegiality. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical and other benefits. Applicants should send full CV, statements of teaching and research interests as well as leadership experience (especially in clinical training), and the names and contact details of at least three academic referees.

All application materials (softcopy preferred) should be sent to:

Ms. Harlizah Bte Abdul Hamid, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Block AS4 Level 2, 9 Arts Link, Singapore 117570, Fax: (65) 6773 1843, E-mail: psyhah@nus.edu.sg.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sim Tick Ngee, Head of Department, at psyhead@nus.edu.sg. Applications close 31 December 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Posted: October 30, 2014


Faculty Position - Developmental Psychology - NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to fill one or more tenured or tenure-track, open-rank positions in the field of Developmental Psychology to begin in the Fall Semester of 2015 or 2016. We welcome candidates conducting work that contributes to building and testing psychological theories through rigorous empirical research and that addresses real world problems in health, education and/or human development. Candidates with a strong interest in culture, in prevention and intervention science and/or interdisciplinary links to other natural and social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Research areas of interest may include (but are not limited to): cross-national and cultural perspectives in child, youth and adult development; prevention science; the impact of early child development and basic education interventions on children's learning and development; intervention, program and policy evaluation; and contexts of human development, such as families, schools, peers and communities. We are interested in candidates with experience conducting research in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in the Middle East/North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In addition, candidates should show a commitment to research and teaching in an interdisciplinary, collaborative context. NYU Abu Dhabi is developing active interdisciplinary faculty groups working with NYU faculty in New York, Shanghai, and other NYU Global Studies sites. The faculty member(s) occupying this position will play a key role in the growth of these work groups. All candidates should have an active research program. More senior candidates should have a distinguished record of research and a demonstrated record of leadership in collaborative work.

Successful candidates will find a vibrant research and teaching environment that includes supportive and highly motivated colleagues, access to significant resources, a competitive startup package, and broad opportunities for interdisciplinary research across the different science and engineering areas being developed at NYU Abu Dhabi as well as across campuses of the NYU system.

The terms of employment are highly competitive and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Appointments can begin as soon as September 1, 2015, but candidates may elect to start as late as September 1, 2016.

Application review will begin on December 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to three representative publications, all in PDF format. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.science@nyu.edu.

About NYUAD:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. Its students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi's highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

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Posted: October 23, 2014


Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Postdoctoral Research Scholar using multimodal functional neuroimaging and neuromodulation in the assessment of anxiety and trauma and the prediction of treatment response.

Position: A new research lab at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) is aimed at using neuroimaging and neuromodulation to inform and advance the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. We are looking for an innovative postdoctoral candidate with a strong computational background who will play a critical role in the development and application of advanced functional neuroimaging methods including real-time fMRI with neurofeedback, simultaneous fMRI & EEG, functional connectivity, volumetric MRI, and psychophysiology. The position offers excellent training opportunities in a dynamic, interactive, and multidisciplinary environment. Mentorship will be provided by Dr. Robin Aupperle, as well as a diverse team of researchers that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and physicists.

Institute: Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA), LIBR is a privately funded non-profit clinical neuroscience research institute with the mission of reducing the suffering of psychiatric patients by leveraging leading talent and technology to discover novel therapies. The institute is attached to a major psychiatric hospital (Laureate Psychiatric Clinic & Hospital) and the candidate should be prepared to test and interact with a number of different clinical populations including patients with anxiety, depression, addiction, anorexia, and rare forms of brain damage. The institute houses a state-of-the-art neuroimaging environment devoted only to research. The equipment consists of two 3-Tesla MRI scanners (GE Discover MR750) equipped with a custom-developed real-time fMRI system, a wide selection of receive-only coil arrays for imaging the human brain and spinal cord, as well as the latest high-density 128-channel Brain Products MRI-compatible EEG system.

Qualifications/Requirements: Ph.D. in clinical psychology, neuroscience, or other related field, or an M.D. is required. A successful applicant will be expected to help develop research protocols, conduct fMRI experiments, analyze large datasets with potentially hundreds of subjects, write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present findings at scientific meetings. Applicants would preferably have a solid foundation in EEG and/or fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, in addition to familiarity with UNIX/Linux environments, Matlab, and stimulus presentation software.

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position that has received up to 3 years worth of funding. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full benefits package is available. International students are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates should email a CV, a brief statement of long-term career goals, and contact information for 3 references to raupperle@laureateinstitute.org

Posted: October 16, 2014


Position in the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health - UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - UCLA Division of Social Sciences

UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of psychological or physical health and human functioning at the individual or population level. Specific area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who consider the role of psychosocial, biological, or cultural factors, or take a developmental or lifespan perspective in their work.

Candidates must possess an established record of publication and demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching and mentoring skills are required.

We welcome applications from scholars from fields in the social sciences such as, but not limited to, anthropology and sociology. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to her or his research. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three potential references at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00288.

For further information please contact Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D., at afuligni@ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and the final deadline for application submission is November 1, 2014. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posted: October 9, 2014


Senior Faculty Position in Neuroscience - Virginia Tech Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech (http://www.psyc.vt.edu) seeks a senior neuroscientist to complement recent growth in neuroscience in the department, college, and throughout the university. Exceptional advanced and senior 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 Professor level, with tenure. Preference will be given to senior neuroscientists who complement and expand our existing strengths in neuroscience and biological psychology, developmental science, clinical science, and industrial/organizational psychology. 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 high-quality journals.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a leader for our neuroscience group within the department, maintain a vigorous research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, continue development of scholarly activities and professional capabilities, and participate in department, college, and university governance.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Martha Ann Bell, Chair of Neuroscience Search, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-2546, Email: mabell@vt.edu. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu (reference posting #TR0140117) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Science's Academy of Integrated Science is also seeking senior leadership for the Division of Neuroscience (http://www.science.vt.edu/ais), a multi-department initiative to develop and support new interdisciplinary directions in scientific research and education. Candidates for both positions will benefit from an established group of neuroscience faculty at the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu).

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.

Posted: October 8, 2014


Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology - University of Arkansas

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in CLINICAL psychology. Appointment is set to begin August 2015. We are open to all research areas, but especially encourage scholars whose focus addresses issues of diversity (e.g., race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, social class) OR clinical neuroscience to apply. Ideal applicants are those whose research can link with other faculty or occurs at multiple levels of analysis, including assessment of genetic or psychophysiological factors (e.g., EEG/ERP, NIRS, TMS, tDCS). A competitive startup package is available. Successful applicants must have (1) a PhD from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program and be license-eligible in the state of Arkansas; (2) a record of scholarship and professional development that will advance diversity in teaching, research, or service, consistent with the campus strategic plan (http://diversity.uark.edu/8.php); (3) an outstanding record of research achievement and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding; and (4) a strong commitment to both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction. (5) Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality. For the complete announcement, visit the University of Arkansas Human Resources website: http://hr.uark.edu/594.aspx

The University of Arkansas is the land-grant research institution in the state, serving a student population of over 26,000. The Department of Psychological Science is home to a major private endowment that supports its research mission, and education at the University of Arkansas is supported by the $300 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation. Fayetteville and its surrounding two-county area has a growing population of nearly 500,000 (http://www.accessfayetteville.org/), including tremendous growth and significant representation of our Hispanic/Latino population (http://www.nwacouncil.org/pages/demographics/) and the largest Marshallese population outside of the Marshall Islands (http://www.aetn.org/programs/anewisland).

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (a) a CV, (b) representative publication reprints, and (c) statements of research plans and teaching interests. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Materials should be submitted online via the secure Interfolio site at apply.interfolio.com/26786 or by mail to Lindsay Ham, Chair, Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Psychological Science, 216 Memorial Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Questions regarding this position can be sent to lham@uark.edu. Visit our website, http://psyc.uark.edu, for more information.

Posted: October 8, 2014


Position Announcement: Cognitive Neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

The Department of Psychology at Tufts University is seeking applicants at the assistant professor level for a tenure-track position in Cognitive Neuroscience, broadly defined, to begin September 2015. The successful candidate will have a doctorate and evidence of an active research program capable of supporting extramural funding. Area of specialization is open. In this regard the successful candidate should have research interests that bridge to those of other members of the program. Research interest in language, memory, cognitive aging, attention, vision, emotion/affect, and spatial cognition are examples of those that directly align with research interests in the program. However, other areas will also be considered. Applicants should be willing and able to teach introductory and advanced courses in their interest area, contribute to quantitatively-oriented laboratory courses, and participate in our Ph.D. program. Teaching load will be four courses per year.

Applicants should submit a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and copies of up to three representative scholarly works to https://apply.interfolio.com/25384?.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted: October 8, 2014


Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology - Louisiana State University

The Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Affective or Cognitive Neuroscience beginning Fall 2015. Duties will include graduate and undergraduate teaching in neuroscience; developing a strong, systemic line of research; publishing in top tier journals in related area of research and supervising student research.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience and a research program that uses neuroscience approaches to study human emotion and/or cognition. ABD candidates who will finish by the time of the appointment will be considered. Must have a sufficient research record to demonstrate the potential to develop a nationally recognized program and attract research funding.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with strengths in computational modeling/methods are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin on November 1, 2014 and remain open until a candidate is selected. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sean Lane, Search Committee Chair, slane@lsu.edu.

Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #000166

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58235

Posted: October 8, 2014


Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Human Psychophysiology - Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human psychophysiology or related field as part of a university strategic commitment to strengthen cross-disciplinary collaboration in health sciences. A Ph.D. in Psychology, Kinesiology, Human Factors or related discipline is required, although the area of the Ph.D. is not as important as finding a great colleague who has a scholarly focus within applied human health (broadly defined) and can contribute to both the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (www.mtu.edu/cls) and the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (www.mtu.edu/kip) through a joint appointment. Ability to teach undergraduate psychophysiology is required, along with the ability to contribute to one or more of the following degree programs: B.S., psychology; B.S., exercise science; M.S., Kinesiology; M.S./Ph.D., Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors. Applicants should have a record of/potential for excellence with an applied emphasis, a willingness to pursue research collaborations with Michigan Tech faculty in psychology/human factors or kinesiology, and a commitment to attracting external funding. Supportive colleagues, new state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facilities, internal grant workshops and faculty mentoring, and other support will be available for the new faculty member. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 20, 2014, although applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Please view the full advertisement and submit applications on-line at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1858.

Posted: September 29, 2014


Cognitive Neuroscience Professor at University of Alabama

Requisition Number: 0809195
Number of Open Positions: 1
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Other Title Information: Cognitive Neuroscience
Position Type: Faculty
Organization: 204711 - PSYCHOLOGY

Position Summary:

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding and publications, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations.

The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor position in neuroscience in the Cognitive concentration, which is part of the Experimental Psychology Program. The position is scheduled to begin August 16, 2015. At present, the research interests of the faculty include cognitive aging, visual-spatial cognition, creativity, and judgment and decision-making. Candidates should have a program of research which contributes to the area of cognitive psychology as well as a specialization in cognitive neuroscience complementing the interests of current faculty. The Cognitive concentration has a working relationship with the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies at Mississippi State University, which has radiological imaging technologies (fMRI, CT, etc.). Candidates are expected to seek external funding to facilitate their research. Candidates should have the following credentials: (1) Ph.D. prior to August 2015; and (2) be a graduate of psychology or related program. Candidates should be interested in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and be invested in the mentorship model of research. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of a three campus system and has nearly 36,000 students from across the country. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. Applicants should submit a letter outlining their qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and their potential fit with the department as a whole and with the cognitive concentration. Applications should include a current vita, selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to Thomas Ward, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. For more information about our department, please visit us on the web at http://psychology.ua.edu, or contact the search chair at 205-348-3178 or via e-mail at tward@ua.edu.

UA EEO Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Apply Here: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36056

Posted: September 26, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowship in fMRI/DTI in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD - University of Arizona

Position: The Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry under the direction of William "Scott" Killgore, PhD, has a postdoctoral research associate position open in functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Killgore's lab is currently funded to conduct a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study of the effects of morning bright light treatment on sleep patterns and recovery from mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The postdoctoral fellow will play an integral role in all aspects of this research project, including supervising research assistants, writing protocols, conducting neuropsychological assessments, processing and analysis of fMRI/DTI and behavioral data, and publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals. Additional opportunities to work on neuroimaging studies of emotional functioning, sleep deprivation, and social cognition are also available.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, and/or related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in computational methods (e.g., Matlab, UNIX, LINUX, C/C++, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer, FSL, TrackVis, CONN). Experience with DTI is particularly desirable. Exceptional skills in experimental design, quantitative methods, and statistical analysis, and the ability to carry out independent data entry and sophisticated statistical analyses using standard software packages (e.g., SPSS, BMDP, JMP, SAS) are preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate solid mastery of written English, preferably with some evidence of peer-reviewed publications.

Application: Please create your candidate profile at
https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1411662392880
and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and one writing sample.

For more information about the position, applications may contact:

William D. "Scott" Killgore, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Medical Imaging
Director, SCAN Lab
Department of Psychiatry
University of Arizona
PO Box 245002
Suite 7303B
Tucson, AZ 85724-5002
Phone: (520) 621-0605
email: killgore@psychiatry.arizona.edu

The College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA College of Medicine values individuals who are able to work with diverse students, trainees, colleagues, and subjects. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans, and more.

Posted: September 25, 2014


Assistant Professor - Child and Family Health and Wellness - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: The College of Applied Health Sciences (http://ahs.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor position in child and family health and wellness with an emphasis on health behaviors. The position offers opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the health and wellness of children and families in areas related to biological, behavioral, and the social sciences. Candidates with research interests in a broad range of areas related to child and family health and wellness are sought.

The College of Applied Health Sciences has nationally recognized units in health and wellness related research and service. The College is home to three academic units: Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science. Research, education, and outreach activities in the College are focused on the promotion of health and wellness across the lifespan, from cellular to societal levels. The College enrolls approximately 2000 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. External grant and contract support includes a wide range of federal agencies, state agencies, and foundations. These units housed within the College of Applied Health Sciences have strong teaching and research missions that address prevention and health promotion, with an emphasis on at risk populations (e.g., those who are physically inactive, obese; have chronic conditions; have mental, communication, and/or physical disabilities) and families that are facing health challenges.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to child and family health and wellness or a related field. Applicants must also have a strong record of research accomplishments, and qualify for appointment at the rank of assistant professor in one of the departments of the College. Joint appointments in more than one academic unit are possible, based on research interest. The start date for this positions will be August 16, 2015.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: For full consideration an application must be received by October 25, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application procedure: Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application that includes a statement of your research interest, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

For more information about the position, applicants may contact:

Charles Hillman, PhD
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
317 Louise Freer Hall, MC-052
906 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA
e-mail: chhillma@illinois.edu
work +1 (217) 244 2663
fax +1 (217) 244 7322

Further information about the College may be found at http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Posted: September 24, 2014


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Neural Basis of Psychopathology - Rutgers University

The Program in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University ��� New Brunswick, NJ, invites applications for an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on the neural basis of psychopathology. Individuals whose scientific programs include state of the art methodology (including but not limited to molecular, genetic, or electrophysiological approaches) in human subjects and/or animal models are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by September 1, 2015 in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field, with a strong record of research and publication and potential for extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program and also to teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is located in central New Jersey between New York City, Princeton, NJ, and Philadelphia. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to recruit4@rci.rutgers.edu. Applicants should submit a CV, personal statement of research aims and teaching philosophy, representative reprints and 3 letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/26288. Review of applications will begin on Oct 14 and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

Posted: September 24, 2014


Assistant Professor of Psychology - Arizona State University

Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is recruiting an assistant professor in psychology to begin Fall 2015. Required: Ph.D. in psychology or related field, evidence of an ongoing research program, potential for securing extramural funding, publication record consistent with experience. Desired: Expertise in clinical or developmental psychology, especially child/family, forensics, or both. Faculty are expected to teach both core and specialty courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Deadline: November 15, 2014; if not filled, applications reviewed every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Send letter of application, statements describing your research program and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and two sample publications to Ms. Jamie Howell at: jamie.howell@asu.edu. Three letters of reference, to be added to your application file, should be emailed directly to Ms. Howell. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX For complete qualification/application information, see http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/

Posted: September 23, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Training Program in Emotion Research at University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship positions starting in Fall 2015.

Our program is focused on four areas of current emotion research: Personality, temperament and individual differences (lifespan developmental, genetic, cognitive and biological approaches); Affective neuroscience; Emotions and health; and Emotion and psychopathology.

We are looking for diverse candidates with strong potential for future academic success, whose research interests are well aligned with those of the program and with the participating faculty members. Faculty members desire candidates with expertise in structural and/or functional neuroimaging, and an interest in affective neuroscience utilizing human and/or nonhuman primate models.

For more information, including how to apply by January 5, 2015, see:

http://emotion.wisc.edu/

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

Posted: September 18, 2014


Postdoctoral Associate position in rt-fMRI at Yale

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to work on real-time fMRI neurofeedback studies.The primary project will be a study of real-time fMRI neurofeedback in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, funded by a five-year NIH grant that becomes active this summer. The methods used will be similar to those previously described (Hampson et al., JoVE, 2012; Scheinost et al., Translational Psychiatry, 2013), but will be in a patient population rather than in healthy subjects. The successful candidate will have the option to participate in a wide range of other functional neuroimaging projects, and to analyze existing data sets, including real-time fMRI neurofeedback data from patients with Tourette Syndrome. The position provides a great opportunity for training in both resting state functional connectivity analyses and real-time fMRI, as well as some of the more conventional functional imaging approaches. Familiarity with functional neuroimaging data analysis, a programming background, and experience with Linux are all assets, but not required. Critically, the candidate must have strong analytical/computational skills and be interested in human functional brain imaging. A Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct complex analyses of functional neuroimaging data, to prepare manuscripts for publication, and to present the results at scientific meetings. Applicants should forward a CV, contact information for 3 references, and a statement of research interests to Michelle Hampson (michelle.hampson@yale.edu). The ideal start date is November 1, 2014, but there is some flexibility. Salary will be based on the standard NIH pay scale.Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

Posted: September 9, 2014


Health Scientist Administrator Positions - National Institutes of Health

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 September 19 ��� September 29, 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 Keyonna Butler at 301-594-4570 or butlerke@mail.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted: September 9, 2014


Postdoctoral Position in Multimodal Imaging of Network Connectivity in Autism

The Brain Development Imaging Laboratory (BDIL) at the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State University, is offering 1-2 NIH-funded postdoctoral positions in functional connectivity MRI and related techniques. Current research at BDIL applies fMRI, functional connectivity MRI, diffusion-tensor and restriction spectrum imaging, MR spectroscopy, and volumetric MRI, as well as behavioral and neuropsychological measures to investigate biomarkers in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). BDIL (www.sci.sdsu.edu/bdil) collaborates with MR physics, EEG, MEG, and other groups at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and has full access to the UCSD Center for Functional MRI (http://fmri.ucsd.edu/), which houses two research-dedicated 3T human scanners. Work will include two newly funded NIH projects using combined MEG, fcMRI, and DTI as well as simultaneous EEG/fMRI acquisition for dynamic functional connectivity studies of ASD.

Applicants should have experience in functional MRI and functional connectivity MRI (data acquisition, preprocessing, analysis). Experience in data-driven techniques (graph theory, ICA, machine learning), in other imaging modalities (DTI, MRS; EEG, MEG), and in multimodal integration will be relevant, but not indispensable. Applicants who have experience in the study of children (especially those with autism) may be preferred.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Ralph-Axel Müller at: rmueller@mail.sdsu.edu.

Posted: August 29, 2014


Position in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Illinois

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured assistant/associate professor position in Cognitive Neuroscience. Researchers in any subfield of cognitive neuroscience are invited to apply.

Successful candidates must conduct independent research, perform academic duties associated with our BS and PhD programs, and have the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Instructional responsibilities include participation in the teaching of the department courses in cognitive neuroscience. Ability to develop and teach graduate seminars is also expected.

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.

The target starting date is August 16, 2015. 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 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 October 15, 2014.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Jane Jukes, 217-333-0632 or (j-jukes@illinois.edu).

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Posted: August 28, 2014


Psychophysiology Researcher

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

MediaScience® is looking for a researcher with experience in psychophysiology and biometric measurement. Experience with psychophysiological measurement (esp. electrodermal activity and heart rate), a focus on quantitative research, and academic English skills in written and oral communication are preferred. Applicants must have lab experience with human participants and biometric measurement equipment such as Biopac and/or ADinstruments. A Master's degree or Ph.D. in psychology (or related field) is preferred.

Job Requirements:
Experience with psychophysiology research
Experience with and solid understanding of SPSS software
Ability to work with large data sets
An understanding of the value of all types of data collected
A solid understanding of experimental procedures
Meticulous attention to detail
Professional demeanor
Positive attitude
High level of teamwork
Ability to be thorough with even small tasks
Willingness to learn

Applicants with experience in the following areas will be strongly considered for the position (but this experience is not required):
Social Science (esp. Psychology) research experience
Lab experience
Experimental research
Biometric equipment (such as Biopac, ADinstruments, etc.)

Pay and Hours

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

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

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

Posted: August 21, 2014


Position in the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior UCLA Division of Social Sciences

UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of psychological or physical health and human functioning at the individual or population level. Specific area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who consider the role of psychosocial, biological, or cultural factors, or take a developmental or lifespan perspective in their work.

Candidates must possess an established record of publication and demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching and mentoring skills are required.

We welcome applications from scholars from fields in the social sciences such as, but not limited to, anthropology and sociology. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to her or his research. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three potential references at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00288.

For further information please contact Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D., at afuligni@ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and the final deadline for application submission is November 1, 2014. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posted: July 29, 2014


FACULTY POSITIONS IN AFFECTIVE SCIENCE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

As part of a multi-year initiative to enhance existing strengths and interests in affective science, the Department of Psychology (http://psychology.tamu.edu) at Texas A&M University invites applications for two Assistant-level tenure-track faculty positions with research interests in emotion regulation, broadly construed, to begin Fall 2015. These two positions are the first of several positions aimed at creating a world-class core of translational researchers focused on understanding the processes underlying emotion and its regulation. For the current positions, the specialty (e.g., Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I/O, Neuroscience, Social) is open. One position is for candidates with expertise in functional neuroimaging. The University has created a state of the art research facility consisting of both an fMRI and PET scanner to support recruitment for this hiring initiative. The second position is for candidates who include neuroscience or other psychophysiological techniques in human or animal models of affect (e.g., electroencephalography, functional genomics, functional neuroimaging, pharmaco- or optogenetic methods, transcranial stimulation) and/or to those candidates whose affective science research builds on departmental strengths in the study of individual differences. Applicants should be able to contribute to one or more existing graduate programs. For both positions, successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement and potential for extramural funding. All candidates should have an interest in collaborative interdisciplinary research, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in psychology or closely-related field is required. Applicants should send electronic copies of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement on research and teaching, sample research publications, and three letters of recommendation to Brandon Schmeichel (schmeichel@tamu.edu). The search committee will begin reviewing applications September 15, 2014 and will continue to review new applications until the positions are filled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Posted: July 29, 2014


Postdoc Position in Literacy, Language, and Adult Development - Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the area of literacy, language processing, and adult development to join our project on language comprehension processes among adult literacy learners. This project involves the use of standard neuropsychological assessments, eye-tracking, and electrophysiological methods.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology or related disciplines; extensive research experience in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of electrophysiological approaches to the study of language processing; familiarity with eye-tracking; excellent methodological and statistical skills; publication experience (in peer-reviewed journals); and a willingness and ability to work in a team and to collaborate on ongoing projects.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, your curriculum vitae, reprints, and the names of three references that we may contact to Liz Stine-Morrow at eals@illinois.edu or Kara Federmeier at kfederme@illinois.edu.

Posted: July 29, 2014


Postdoctoral Position, National Institute of Mental Health , Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety, seeks to fill one Post-Doctoral position. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interaction with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.

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

Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a 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.

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 wellbeing of all Americans.

To apply:

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, representative publications, and two letters of reference 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.The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Posted: July 10, 2014


Vacancy PhD Position Hasselt University (Belgium)

Hasselt University (Belgium) is looking for a student interested in working on a PhD project entitled Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The project involves behavioural and neurophysiological studies in the domain of clinical behavioural neuroscience. The project is part of an interdisciplinary research group investigating developmental and neural mechanisms underlying observational and motor learning in young children. It will be conducted in close collaboration with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), a supraregional inpatient clinic providing the highest level of care for premature born infants.

The successful candidate will investigate the predictive role and underlying mechanisms of sensory processing problems and motor abnormalities in high risk NICU-infants for ASD.

We are looking for a student who is motivated, interested in the topic, and has earned high grades in her/his masters year. Experience with EEG measurement and advanced programs for behavioural data-analyses is welcomed. The planned starting date of the scholarship is October 1, 2014. However, the exact starting date can be agreed upon. The project is conducted at Hasselt University (Belgium) under supervision of Marleen Vanvuchelen.

If you are interested, sent your CV and a letter of motivation, no later than 17 August 2014. You can apply on online http://www.uhasselt.be/vacancies (see: Vacancy number 134/32/240: PhD student in Pediatric Rehabilitation).

For more information contact:
Marleen Vanvuchelen at marleen.vanvuchelen@uhasselt.be

Posted: July 8, 2014