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UCSF Postdoc Position

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. Our lab investigates the neurobiological basis of emotions and affective symptoms across the lifespan. Our ongoing NIH-funded studies examine emotional functioning in neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., older adults with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease) and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., children with dyslexia).

We are housed within the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology ( and use a multimodal approach in our research. We integrate laboratory-based measures of emotional responding (i.e., autonomic nervous system activity, facial expression, and subjective experience) with structural and functional connectivity neuroimaging techniques to identify the neural correlates of emotional alterations across clinical disorders. Please see our website for more details:                                               

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in our active, innovative, interdisciplinary research environment that bridges the fields of affective science, neuroscience, and behavioral neurology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. We are looking for candidates with a background in affective science who have neuroimaging experience and strong statistical training and communication skills. Programming experience is also preferred but not required. The start date is flexible; review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should send a brief cover letter describing interests and relevant prior experience, CV, and contact information for three references to Virginia Sturm (

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