Jobs in Psychophysiology

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Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Psychology - University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary psychology broadly defined, beginning July 1, 2016. Candidates from all areas of the psychological, behavioral, and brain sciences who take an adaptationist approach to their topic are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research program. Responsibilities include supervising students in research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise and, more generally, in psychological and brain sciences.

Please visit to apply.

Review of applicant credentials will commence on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

Posted: August 31, 2015

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

The Department of Psychology at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in health (mental or physical) or health disparities. Faculty 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, externally funded research program, will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and will contribute to an interdisciplinary, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment. The Carnegie Foundation classifies MSU as a "very high research activity" University. MSU has many opportunities for collaborative work both within and outside the department, including the Office of Rural Health, the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery and/or the Center for Health and Safety culture. MSU strongly encourages women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Posted: August 24, 2015

Research Assistant Position Available in the Luck Lab at UC Davis

We are seeking a recent college graduate for a research assistant position in the laboratory of Steve Luck at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain with a duration of 1-2 years. Our laboratory focuses broadly on cognition and emotion in healthy young adults and disruptions of these processes in anxiety and schizophrenia. We use a combination of psychophysical measures, eye tracking, EEG/ERPs, and brain stimulation (see

The position involves a mix of research and lab management. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and substantial research experience using at least one of our laboratory's main methods. Experience or coursework in computer programming, including crunching numbers in Excel, data analysis in Matlab, and/or stimulus presentation in Matlab, E-Prime, or Presentation is desirable.

This is an excellent position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before going to graduate school. Davis is a very pleasant college town located 15 minutes from Sacramento, 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area, 45 minutes from Napa Valley, and 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.

To apply, send a cover letter, a resume, and a letter of recommendation to Jaclyn Farrens ( The position will remain open until filled, and the likely start date will be in October, 2015. Starting salary is $ 36,984/year. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted: August 13, 2015

Post-Doctoral Position in Signal Processing-EEG Methods at the Child Development Lab University of Maryland

We are searching for a candidate for a post-doctoral position to work on development of EEG methods for the analysis of large data sets of infant, child, and adult EEG. This person should have a strong understanding of contemporary source-localization methods, analytical approaches to human EEG as well as expertise in MATLAB or other scripting languages such as Python or R. A PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience with strong quantitative and/or signal processing skills is preferred. Interested candidates should send a brief note about their background and a CV to both Nathan Fox ( The position can begin as early as fall 2015.

Posted: August 12, 2015

Behavioral Science (Assistant Professor Position)

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Preference will be given to candidates with a coherent and externally fundable research program reflecting expertise in any area of Behavioral Science, including developmental psychology, cognitive science, motivation science, neuroscience, and social psychology as well as statistics and research methodology. Responsibilities will include maintaining a vigorous research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate student research, and serving on departmental committees.

For complete qualifications, additional information and to apply please visit:

Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed. Inquiries can be made to Amanda Thomas, Administrative Assistant, by phone (940-565-2639) or email

UNT is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Institution

Posted: July 28, 2015

Research Council Officer - Human Factors (141-14-0920)

Ottawa - Ontario
RCO, English
This is a 3 year term position.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premiere research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Council Officer - Human Factors to support our Aerospace Portfolio. The Research Council Officer - Human Factors would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The National Research Council's Aerospace Portfolio has undertaken a program that supports the development of improvements to passenger comfort and safety, as well as optimizing aircrew performance in a challenging environment. NRC's Working and Travelling on Aircraft (WTA) program supports our clients in the design, fabrication and testing of innovative new aerospace products that improve passenger comfort and safety.

The WTA program is in need of support in the area of Human Factors Research, to work in the dynamic environment of the Flight Research Laboratory. The Flight Research Laboratory operates a small fleet of highly specialized research aircraft and ground facilities to meet the research needs of partners and clients in the aerospace sector.

The RCO activities in support of the WTA program and Flight Research Laboratory may include but not limited to:

  • Conduct, report and/or publish results from developmental activities/experiments in support of human factors flight trials, simulator trials, and human physiological data collection at the NRC Flight Research Laboratory;
  • Oversee and carry out data production, management, processing, quality control, analysis, monitoring of progress, identification and resolution of problems, and preparation of final reports;
  • Recruit and screen human volunteers, administer consent and medical forms and research questionnaires and ensure the volunteers health and well-being during the test programs;
  • Draft and develop ethics protocols for the NRC-Research Ethics Board for studies involving human volunteers and ensuring that they are followed;
  • Develop new, or update existing, standard operating procedures or work instructions for developing human-subjects flight tests, simulator runs, or lab-based experimentation;
  • Make meaningful contributions, including active participation in NRC Committees and national or international organizations such as, but not limited to, ISO, TTCP and NATO;
  • Designing new or improving existing facilities; or
  • Developing new or improving existing experimental methodologies.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.


A Master's Degree or higher in the field of human physiological or cognitive sciences (Physiology, Cognitive Psychology, Biopsychology, Kinesiology, Neuroscience), or a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical, Systems Design, Human Factors, or Software Engineering in combination with significant professional experience in human factors or human physiological monitoring research.


  • Significant experience working in a research setting involving human participant testing, including experimental design, data collection, data analysis and archiving, ensuring data quality, and preparing reports.
  • Basic experience in software development for human-subjects experimentation (e.g. MatLab, EPrime, Python, Lua, C++, Java, Labview).
  • Basic experience in project management.
  • Experience with aircraft/airlines and their operations is considered an asset.
  • Experience conducting human anthropometric measurements, psychophysiological testing, and ergonomic accommodation evaluations is considered an asset.
  • Experience using software developed for project management (e.g. MS Project) is considered an asset.
  • For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.


Candidates who possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in a field of study relevant to the position in combination with significant professional experience in human factors or human physiological monitoring research may be considered.

Language Requirements


Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of the use and application of equipment used in human volunteer-based experiments, including the use of human physiological sensors and related metrics;
  • Knowledge of data production, data management (software/scripting tools), data analysis (statistics and statistical software), monitoring progress, identifying and resolving problems, archiving data, and preparing final reports;
  • Knowledge of human factors or aerospace standards and guidelines (e.g. FAA, Transport Canada, ISO and U.S. DoD Mil Stds.);
  • Knowledge of the field of human factors and human physiological monitoring.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Teamwork (level 2)
  • Results Orientation (Level 2)
  • Networking (Level 1)
  • Communication (Level1)
  • Client Focus (Level 1)

For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s):
Technology Extension
View all competency profiles.

Salary Range

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $49,670 to $140,418 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.

Condition of Employment

Level II (Secret)
A Secret clearance must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an Airport Restricted Area Pass (ARAP) from the Ottawa Airport Pass Control Office.
Ability to fly as a member of FRL aircraft crew.


Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.


An eligibility list may be established for similar positions.
A flexible schedule and overtime may be required.
In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples.
Travel: Some travelling is required.
Physical requirements: The incumbent will be able to travel on deployments. He/she must be able to fly as aircrew on-board experimental aircraft and be able to access system locations (i.e., confined and/or high places) on aircraft.
This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
Responses: We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Closing Date

Posted until filled.

Posted: July 23, 2015

Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials

The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) involves a network of leading scientists at five sites (Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard University in Boston MA; University of Washington/Seattle Children's Research Institute in Seattle WA; Yale Child Study Center in New Haven CT; UCLA in Los Angeles CA; and Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Duke University, Durham, NC). The goal of this consortium is to generate a set of reliable behavioral and psychophysiological tools for use in clinical trials with children with ASD. Specifically, we will be working to integrate clinical, behavioral, EEG, and eye-tracking methods to create biomarkers for use in clinical trials. Across these sites, we plan to hire Research Coordinators, Clinicians, Postdoctoral and Research Scientists, and Research Assistants. We will seek individuals with experience in diagnostic and clinical assessment, behavioral testing, EEG and ET data collection, and data signal processing in developmental or clinical populations. Duties will vary based on open position so please inquire with the site principal investigator.

Include: (1) Excellent interpersonal skills; (2) degree as appropriate for position (BA/BS for Research Assistants and Coordinators, MS or PhD for Postdoctoral or Research Scientists and Clinicians); (3) Experience working on research projects; (4) Interest and/or experience working clinically with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

To learn more about upcoming openings at each site, please contact:

Posted: July 6, 2015

Jerusalem Brain Community Grants: Call for JBC Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2015-2016

The JBC sees great importance in enabling foreign postdoctoral researchers to be part of its ourishing research environment and community. JBC post-doctoral Fellowships are intended to enable Fellows to devote themselves exclusively to their research with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence.

Grant Amount: $22,000 per year and will only be granted if a matching sum will be provided by the fellow's supervisor. (Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive stipend for a period of one year, with a possibility of a one year extension).


  1. The candidate must be (or has been) a student in an accredited institution of higher education and whose PhD training and post-doctoral projects are in the eld of Brain Sciences. The post-doctoral research will be conducted under the supervision of a JBC member.
  2. The candidate has been granted a PhD no more than 3 years before applying for the Fellowship or has already submitted his doctoral thesis when applying. (The candidate will have received approval of the PhD, during the rst academic year of post-doctoral studies).

For further information, please e-mail or call Cheryl at the Jerusalem Brain Community: or 02-549-4204

Guidelines for applying can be found on the JBC website:

Closing date for applications: August 2, 2015

Posted: July 6, 2015

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (Behavioral Medicine) at VCU

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the behavioral medicine concentration of the American Psychological Association-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program to begin August 2016. The position's responsibilities are three-fold in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Research responsibilities include the maintenance and growth of a high quality research program that includes evidence of success in publications and funding for area(s) of scholarly expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in her/his area of research specialization, providing support to the program's core curriculum and general education requirements, and advising graduate students in their research and training. The position will also involve providing service to the department, College, and University. The ideal candidate would work effectively across disciplines in diverse medical settings, like the VCU Medical Center, as well as collaborate with psychologists in the program and department.

Requirements for the position include:

  1. A Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program;
  2. Licensure or license-eligible status as a clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  3. An established and coherent research agenda in clinical health psychology;
  4. Demonstrated potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department;
  5. Evidence of publication success in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals;
  6. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring;
  7. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU, with the ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

Preferred qualifications include experience or interest in the area of primary care psychology (an area of strength and growth in the program), experience with interdisciplinary collaboration, and grant writing success at the pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral levels. However, strong candidates with interests in behavioral medicine broadly defined are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the "Other Document" section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, and representative publications to the following website: For more information about our department and the clinical psychology program, please visit our website at For direct questions, please contact Bruce Rybarczyk, PhD, ABPP, professor and search committee chair, at Application review will begin October 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

Posted: June 29, 2015

Full-Time Research Assistant in Social Neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Social Neuroscience Lab directed by Chris Loersch and Tiffany Ito is looking for a full-time research assistant for a project studying the neural and social factors underlying alcohol use and abuse. The research assistant's duties will consist of recruiting and testing human subjects in research protocols using behavioral and electrophysiological (ERP) measures, data management and analysis, scheduling and screening participants, preparing research materials, and coordination of lab activities.

For more information on the position and to apply, see

Posted: June 29, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship at McLean Hospital - Harvard Medical School

The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory at McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School is accepting applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning in August or September 2015. Funding for the project will examine psychosocial, behavioral, and neurobiological models of depression and suicide in adolescents. A postdoctoral fellow will participate in all phases of research including design, recruitment, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Postdoctoral fellows also will have the opportunity to initiate an independent line of research within larger studies. An ideal applicant will have a doctoral degree in clinical or experimental psychology and a strong background with EEG and/or fMRI research. Applicants should provide: (a) CV, (b) research statement, (c) writing sample (i.e., a published manuscript), and (d) three reference letters. Stipend levels are in line with NIMH. Please direct applications to Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D., ABPP by

Posted: June 12, 2015

Postdoctoral Clinical Neuroimaging Position – Yale Stress Center

The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine seeks postdoctoral candidates with expertise in neuroimaging data collection and analysis and an interest in stress and motivated behaviors including food intake and addictive behaviors. The positions is a joint effort between the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center and the Division of Substance Abuse and the Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program. Research involves investigating neural mechanisms of emotion, stress, and addiction using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and other neuroimaging techniques.

Candidates with a PhD and expertise in the following research areas involving human subjects are encouraged to apply: psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, neuroimaging (or other fields with relevant experience). Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of research achievement and neuroimaging skills.

Postdoctoral scholars may be supported by an NIH institutional training grant (T32). Eligibility: U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

The anticipated start date is flexible within the next academic year.

For further information, or if interested, please send a statement of purpose and curriculum vitae to or

Posted: June 12, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow – The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neurology

General Description: The post-doc will be directly responsible for helping implement the use of mobile autonomic measuring devices for the study of individuals with autism, especially low-functioning, under the direction of Joseph Dien (PhD) and the Division Director Barry Gordon (MD, PhD). The aim of these studies is to apply psychophysiological measures to low-functioning individuals with autism to better detect the determinants of non-preferred behaviors and to improve learning and performance.

The post-doc will have the opportunity to learn high-density (256-channel) EEG and possibly eye-tracking, fMRI, and high-density tDCS methodologies, which will be used in conjunction with the autonomic measures. The post-doc will collaborate on projects with other division members as well as designing his/her own projects.

Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related field required. Must have training in the use of autonomic measures such as electrodermal activity, electrocardiography (including heart rate variability), optical plethysmography, pupilometry, thermography, salivary and hair cortisol, and electromyography.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with EEG and fMRI a plus but not necessary. Publication record including first authorships. Willingness to draft NIH post-doctoral fellowship proposal prior to moving to Baltimore (although funding is not contingent on successful application). Previous experience with clinical populations, especially individuals with autism. Previous experience with mobile psychophysiology instruments. Advanced experience with relevant statistical techniques such as time series analysis. Facility with software programming using E-Prime, Matlab, and R (or equivalents).

For more information, e-mail cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Joseph Dien at: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Posted: June 5, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Hunter College of the City University of New York Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York in Manhattan offers an NIH-funded, two-year full-time postdoctoral research scholar position focused on biobehavioral mechanism underlying attention bias modification for anxiety and the translation of basic findings towards the development of mobile mental health and eHealth interventions beginning in Summer/Fall 2015. The project integrates multiple methods including electrophysiology, eye-tracking, neuroendocrine measures of stress reactivity, genotyping, behavioral assays, and clinical interviews, with an emphasis on EEG/ERP methods. More information about the lab can be found at

Primary responsibilities include collecting and processing EEG, psychophysiological, biological, behavioral, and clinical data; interfacing with investigators and participating in interdisciplinary team meetings; analyzing data; preparing conference presentations and scientific publications and grant proposals. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students. Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the neuroscience, clinical, behavioral or health sciences, experience and skill with EEG/ERP data collection, processing, and analysis methods, and an interest in the application of neurophysiological and multimodal data to translational, clinical research (e.g., alternative neuroscience-based treatment approaches for anxiety, stress-related and mood disorders).

Experience with software programs for EEG/ERP processing (e.g., Brain Vision Analyzer), task programming (E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) and general computing (e.g., MATLAB) is highly desired. Demonstrated productivity (published journal articles and scientific conference presentations) and excellent written and oral English communication skills are required. Competitive salary and benefits are provided, and will be based on training and experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program, and must have completed an APA-accredited internship, if applicable. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals, at least two sample publications, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing research interests and career goals to: Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, (212) 650-3878. Email: Hunter College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women candidates and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: June 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2016. VCU is a premier urban, public research university that boasts a diverse student body and community-engaged and research-intensive designations. The position's responsibilities are three-fold in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Research responsibilities include the maintenance of a high quality research program that includes evidence of success in publications and funding for area(s) of scholarly expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in her/his area of research specialization, providing support to the program's core curriculum and general education requirements, and advising graduate students in their research and training. The position will also involve providing service to the department, College, and University.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field; an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department; demonstrated experience and commitment working in and fostering diversity, especially with underrepresented ethnic minorities (e.g., African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, etc).; and a research program that will align with one of the department's core strengths (health; community-based research; or work with youth and families) and could be located in any one of the department's four doctoral programs: clinical (behavioral medicine or child/adolescent concentrations), counseling, health, or general experimental psychology (with concentrations in developmental and social psychology). Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration is desirable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the "Other Document" section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, and representative publications to the following website: Additional information about the department and the program can be found at Application review will begin October 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

Posted: May 11, 2015

PhD Studentship Position Open in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Brainlab – Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group [] invites applications for a 3-year PhD studentship commencing the fall 2015.

The PhD thesis will be carried out within the BrainLab research line of predictive processes in motor-sensory interactions []

Principal Investigator: Dr. Iria SanMiguel

We are seeking talented graduates in any field related to the Neurosciences (Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Sciences, Medicine, Biology, Engineering, Physics)

1.- EU citizenship
2.- Have 300 ECTS completed (at least 60 ECTS in a Master degree) by July 31, 2015
3.- Have the highest academic marks, 4) computer skills (e.g., Matlab)

Candidates are expected to enter the PhD Program in Biomedicine (Area of Neurosciences of University of Barcelona [], and to be willing to work hard and travel across the world as part of their training.

The student will join the recently awarded project "TEMPLATES: Exploring sensory templates for predictive processing through motor-sensory associations".

In this project, we investigate the role of prediction in conscious perception. The research strategy is mostly based on the manipulation of motor-sensory associations to observe how predictions stemming from motor acts impact the perception of sensory stimuli, leading e.g. to perceptual biases or the perception of self-agency. We use all the tools available to the field of cognitive neuroscience (EEG, MEG, fMRI, TMS…) that can best answer the research questions at hand.

Applicants should send:
1.- letter of motivation
2.- CV
3.- Copy of the academic marks record (in ECTS format) to Ms. Marta Turró by email at

Applications will be processed until the position is filled
The studentship will provide a stipend of circa 15,000 EUR/year

Posted: May 7, 2015

PhD Scholarships - Nanyang Technological University

The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is inviting applications for PhD Scholarships for a project examining the relationship between psychological, social and health issues with the built environment.

Project Description: The aim of this exciting and innovative project is to examine the relationship between the environment (and, more specifically, underground environments) with (i) human psychology, (ii) health and (iii) social attitudes. This is a very well-funded, multidisciplinary project that includes faculties from engineering, medical and psychology / neuroscience backgrounds. Successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, excellent supervision and extensive support for research and conferences.

No. of awards: Three (3) scholarships are available.
Duration of awards: 3-4 years
Terms of awards: The scholarship covers full tuition fees, and offers a generous monthly stipend.

Eligibility: Highly talented and dedicated PhD students with strong backgrounds in sociology, psychology, engineering, architecture, neuroscience, medicine and health, or other related disciplines. Candidates should possess or will be graduating with a Master's or a good Honours degree, or equivalent. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as in a team, demonstrate excellent research abilities, and be proficient in English. The Interdisciplinary Graduate School also requires good GRE and TOEFL scores. There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidates.

Application details: If interested, please send a full CV to Professor Georgios Christopoulos with "PhD NTU Underground" in the subject line.

Closing date: The deadline for application is 30 June 2015 (for admission in January 2016, Semester 2).

Posted: May 7, 2015

Assistant Professor Positions in VCU Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking to hire two tenure-track assistant professors whose general areas of specialty are in social psychology, to complement current faculty, whose research includes mindfulness, social cognition, attitudes, and close relationships, much of which relates to the broader theme of well-being. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social psychology, or a closely related discipline; evidence of success in publishing their work; and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Teaching and research interests in social psychology are open, but applicants with strong quantitative and/or methodological skills or whose research program incorporates biological perspectives are particularly welcome to apply. The successful hires will be required to have an established research agenda and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.

There is opportunity (and some expectation) to collaborate with colleagues in the Psychology Department and/or with other disciplines and schools at the university. The positions will involve teaching at both the undergraduate and doctoral levels and advising graduate students in their research and training. High quality teaching (at both graduate and undergraduate levels) and research are both needed to obtain tenure. The social psychology division is one division of two in the general experimental program (the other is developmental psychology). The other three programs are clinical, counseling, and health psychology. The Department has more than 40 fulltime faculty members, 120 graduate doctoral students, and more than 1600 undergraduate majors, and has a focus on community and health-related research. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, contact information for at least three references, and (uploaded as one document in the "Other Document" section) a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, and representative publications to the following website: Additional information about the Department and the program can be found at Application review will begin October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

Posted: April 30, 2015

Research Associate - University of Texas, San Antonio - Health Science Center - Department of Psychiatry

UTHSCSA-Department of Psychiatry is seeking a fulltime research assistant (RA) to help facilitate the department's neuroimaging and psychophysiology research studies. The position entails working closely with children with ADHD and related disorders and their families. The RA will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of participants; acquisition of behavioral, EEG/ERP, and MRI data; and will complete basic data analysis of EEG/ERP and MRI data under supervision. Additional duties include the facilitation of clinical activities, including the administration of evaluation measures, coordination of evaluation activities with Behavioral Care Managers, participant tracking & retention for follow-up measures, management of participant compensation payments, data entry and data management.

Job Duties:

  • Recruitment of participants and collection of EEG/ERP and MRI data. Management and processing of EEG and MRI data (w/ supervision).
    • 50% FTE
  • Facilitation of clinical activities and related program evaluation/research, including administration of evaluations and participant tracking and retention.
    • 30%
  • Manage participant compensation. Perform data entry and data management
    • 15%
  • Other duties as assigned
    • 5%

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in psychology or related with at least 1 year experience in EEG/ERP or MRI research laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years experience working in EEG/ERP or MRI research laboratory
  • Previous experience running EEG/ERP studies, in particular experience capping children or adults
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Previous experience preprocessing EEG/ERP data using Brain Vision Analyzer (BVA)
  • Previous experience collecting and analyzing EMG data

To Apply:

Please go to

Posted: April 22, 2015


BEHAVIORAL/COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENTIST/ NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST The Department of Psychology announces a three-year, non-tenuretrack position at the assistant professor level to begin September 2015. The individual will be responsible for teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in psychology and neuroscience (including behavioral neuroscience and cognitive or social neuroscience) and research methods. We seek an individual with a commitment to teaching as well as an active research program that can engage bright undergraduates. Among other resources, the department has a high density EEG lab (EGI) with technical support. Swarthmore is a small, highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Applicants should submit a letter describing their teaching and research interests, a current CV, reprints or preprints of recent work, and three letters of recommendation. Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds including those who have intercultural experience and those with demonstrable commitments to an inclusive society and world. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College, Email Applications may be submitted online at:

Posted: April 7, 2015


The Department of Psychology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year position as postdoctoral research fellow. The department seeks to hire an individual with experience in event-related potentials (ERP) research to maintain a high density ERP lab. The ideal candidate should have completed a Ph.D. with graduate work that includes training in behavioral experimental design and ERP and be interested in working on collaborative research with students and faculty in the department. Non-doctoral candidates with extensive ERP experience will also be considered for the position. Candidates with interest in working on ERP and EMG research in social psychology, psycholinguistics, or perception and attention are particularly encouraged to apply; candidates with interests in clinical, or other areas of psychology involving ERP research will also be actively considered. Salary is commensurate with NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines. Ideally, the candidate would be available to start in the summer of 2015.

Swarthmore College is a small highly selective liberal arts college in Southeastern Pennsylvania located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The Department of Psychology seeks to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to be involved in professional level collaborative research. It is anticipated that the research fellow position will provide opportunities for authorship on research publications.

Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Inquiries concerning the position may be addressed to the search committee via Professor Frank Durgin,

A cover letter, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference are required. Please submit applications online:

Posted: April 7, 2015


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 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: Questions about the position should be directed to Professor John Andersen, Chair, Brain Imaging Director Search Committee, at

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

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:

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:

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:

Application materials (curriculum vita, cover letter describing research interests and experience, three letters of recommendation) can be sent electronically to Please contact Christopher Beevers ( or David Schnyer ( 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:

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

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 (

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 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,

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. (

Posted: January 7, 2015