Employment in MBE

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  • September 12, 2017 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY with a start date of August 2018. The successful candidate will have their Ph.D. by the start date and have a strong research program and potential to attract extramural funding. Area within Developmental is open, although we are looking for someone to build upon strengths in cognitive development, applied development, developmental methodology, and/or individual differences.  Our department has a vibrant collaborative faculty, outstanding resources, favorable teaching load, and a collegial atmosphere. Our department ranks second in the country for total research and development expenditures in psychology, and faculty work closely with the Florida Center for Reading Research, the Florida Center for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, the School of Communication Science & Disorders, and the brand new FSU Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are very much encouraged to apply. This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

    Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sara Hart, search chair (hart@psy.fsu.edu). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation could be solicited. Applicants should apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 42332).   


  • September 08, 2017 5:57 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position focusing primarily on a 3-year NSF-funded research project in the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green. The project will investigate learning in real world high school classrooms using longitudinal neuroimaging and behavioral measurement to assess learning-related changes in brain and cognition. This work will focus on the development of spatial STEM concepts and relational reasoning strategies. The postdoc will directly oversee project-dedicated research assistants and graduate students who will support data collection both in the high schools (behavioral) and at Georgetown (MRI). There will be ample opportunity, dependent on the post-doc’s level of interest, to engage with advanced multivariate MRI data analysis. The project will be conducted in collaboration with laboratories at Dartmouth, James Madison, and Northwestern.

    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or anticipate a Ph.D. no later than spring of 2018) in an area related to education and/or cognitive neuroscience. Candidates with a background in education research who are interested in neuroimaging, or candidates with a neuroimaging background who are interested in education would be well-suited to this position. This research will contribute to bridging the gap between the real world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience lab; the ideal candidate will be comfortable in both settings. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a record of productivity and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Nhi Dinh (Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu), and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation. The start date is likely to be in late spring/early summer 2018, but we aim to make a hiring decision well ahead of that time and review of applications will begin in fall 2017.

  • September 04, 2017 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate with an excellent research record and who uses multiple approaches (e.g., behavioral, physiological, and/or computational) or a single approach to study development, plasticity, or learning in human infants and/or children, with content areas including but not limited to perception, attention, memory, concepts, decision making, or language. 

    Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to the time of application. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

    Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9598. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation could be solicited. Applications received prior to November 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Lisa Wilkosz (wilkosz.1@osu.edu).

    The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

    The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

  • July 13, 2017 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Numerical Brain Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Gavin Price and a research team on an NSF funded project, using fMRI to investigate the development of symbolic number processing brain mechanisms longitudinally from kindergarten through 2nd grade. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the project, with responsibilities including participant recruitment, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

    Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience and experience with fMRI data collection and analysis. Existing expertise in the field of numerical/mathematical cognition is an advantage.

    Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience conducting fMRI research with young children.

    Start date is flexible, and applications and inquiries from students graduating in spring 2018 are most welcome.

    For additional details or informal inquiries email your current CV to Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu.

  • June 13, 2017 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    The McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Hospital at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

    The successful candidate will possess extensive knowledge of autism and related conditions, with a strong track record in clinical, neuropsychological, neurophysiological and/or brain imaging research in the area of early brain and behavioral development.

    McGill University is a leading international research environment in neuroscience that has recently been awarded a major federal grant for a broad program in understanding brain function in health and disease. The Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University has embarked on a journey to set a global precedent as the first academic institute to fully embrace the principles of Open Science. In that context, the Institute highly encourages its researchers to work under these principles.

    The MNI is an integral part of McGill University, located in downtown Montreal. The neuroscience community at McGill and in greater Montreal is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. Montreal is one of the most multicultural and lively cities in North America that offers an extremely high quality of life. For more info. click here.

    Closes July 9, 2017.

  • June 02, 2017 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    The UCSF Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS; brainlens.org) is recruiting for position opportunities within our lab as well as for two of our growing programs: the UCSF Learning Success Program (brainlens.org/learning) and the UC Multicampus – Stanford Precision Learning Center (PrecL; precL.org). 

    Position opportunities:

    1.      2 RESEARCH SCIENTISTS OR POSTDOCS - Experts in signal processing, neuroimaging and big data analytics (brainLENS, full–time): http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Fall2017_Postdocs.pdf

    2.      2-3 RESEARCH ASSISTANTS – Those interested in neuropsychological assessment in English, Spanish, Cantonese (precL, full-time): http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Fall2017PrecL_FullTime.pdf

    3.      BILINGUAL TESTERS – Spanish or Cantonese speakers interested in neuropsychological assessment on weekends (UCSF Learning Success, part-time): http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Fall2017LearningSuccess_PartTime.pdf

    4.      MRI ASSISTANTS – Those interested in learning more about brain scans and working with children and families on weekends (UCSF Learning Success, volunteer): http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Fall2017_MRIVolunteer.pdf

    Please follow the instructions in the linked ads to apply, and email brainLENS@ucsf.edu with any questions.

  • May 11, 2017 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Faculty of Education, Western University, invites applications for the following positions:

    ·        Tier 2 SSHRC Canada Research Chair in The Science of Learning

    ·        Tier 2 CIHR Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Learning Disorders

    The successful candidates will be appointed to a full-time tenure-track (probationary) faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    For more details, please review the attached advertisements or visit our website or Western website.  These will also appear in CAUT, University Affairs and other venues.

    Western University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  Kindly forward these advertisements to members of these designated groups and to those who might be helpful in terms of recruitment and/or personally interested in applying for these positions.

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Review of applications will begin after August 1, 2017.

  • May 08, 2017 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Psychology Department at UMass Lowell is looking for a new Chair. This new hire will come in as Full Professor with tenure. The UMass Lowell Psychology Department is a wonderful, eclectic department. The area is open, but we would love to hire a Science of Learning researcher so that we can continue expanding that area.

    https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55445

  • May 01, 2017 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Hoeft Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow for the ‘Intergenerational Neuroimaging of Language and Reading Networks’  project, which uses a ‘natural’ cross-fostering family design to partially dissociate the effects of genetics, prenatal, and postnatal environment on the human neural systems that underlie language processing. Related articles on this approach in different domains can be found here: Yamagata et al. J Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/vMK8iy), Ho et al. Trends in Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/SyXLcK), and Scientific American (http://goo.gl/YTiH6D). 

    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Linguistics or a closely related field, experience in neuroimaging, excellent foundational skills in computation, programming and mathematics/statistics, and exceptional organizational skills. Candidates with experience in neurolinguistics or behavioral genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. Compensation is in accordance with the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. Appointments are made for 1 year terms with the possibility of renewal. Postdoctoral fellows are represented by UC Postdoc Union and enjoy competitive benefit packages.

    The Hoeft Neuroscience Lab is an interdisciplinary research environment that applies cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, genetic analysis, and computational approaches to examine language development processes, the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and the impact of diverse linguistic environments (e.g. bilingual education) on development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in other research projects in the Laboratory, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy. 

    The position can begin immediately.

    Applications should be emailed to brainlens@ucsf.edu  with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant's full name in the subject of the email. Applications must include:

    1. A current CV

    2. A one page statement of research interests related to the proposed project

    3. A one page cover letter describing qualifications for the position with specific examples, career goals and why you feel you are a good fit for the lab. 

    4. The names of three references. Qualified candidates will be asked to have letters of reference forwarded. Do not submit reference letters with the application.

    The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. UCSF has outstanding resources for cognitive neuroscience research, including a research-dedicated Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner in addition to shared 3T and 7T GE scanners, MEG and TMS equipment. The laboratory enjoys close collaborations with other research groups in the Bay Area, and national and international collaborations. 

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a vibrant, multi-cultural city, ranked one of the most walkable cities in the US. In addition to the area’s outstanding cultural attractions and cuisine, the unique beauty of redwood forests, coastal cliffs, wine country and natural preserves is less than an hour from the city.

  • April 10, 2017 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    The Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of Universidad de Chile, located in Santiago, Chile, has opened a call for post docs in the area of Mathematics Cognition. Please check the attached document for details. Knowledge of the Spanish language is desirable, but not required. The deadline for submissions is June 30th.

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