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  • October 09, 2018 3:02 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Learning and Cognition / Educational Psychology Track of the Psychological Foundations Program. We seek an individual with a focus on any area of cognition and learning relevant to education. Ideally, his or her research program will include an educational technology component, such as the development of new learning technologies or the utilization of emerging technologies to better support student learning. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, or a related field. Candidates must be committed to building a strong publication record, establishing an externally supported program of research, and teaching and advising primarily at the graduate level. The search committee will begin its review of applications on November 15, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To see the full position description and application process, please visit https://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition Number: 326838.

  • October 09, 2018 2:53 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Bilingual Literacy Project at the University of Michigan, Director Prof. Ioulia Koveman, is looking for prospective graduate students to participate in research on bilingual language and literacy acquisition. Our primary focus is on reading acquisition in Chinese-English and Spanish-English speaking children grades k-4, longitudinally, investigating phonological awareness, morphological awareness, cross-linguistic transfer, brain development, and bilingual dyslexia. The studies employ fNIRS and other types of neuroimaging.

    Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, linguistics, neuroscience, and related disciplines are welcome.

    Depending on the candidate's specific interests, graduate students may be admitted through one of the following programs:

    CPEP and Developmental Psychology programs at the University of Michigan rank among top 5 graduate programs in the US and offer outstanding training in developmental psychology, education, and cognitive neuroscience

    For more information about our research group visit https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/kovelman-lab/.

    Prof. Kovelman can be reached at Kovelman@umich.edu

  • September 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Educational Psychology Program at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to expand its Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration. We seek a junior scientist with an interdisciplinary background whose research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms of learning and cognition, and educational implications of neuroscience research in one or more relevant domains (e.g., math learning & numerical cognition, science education, reading & literacy, motivation & affect, human development, learning technologies, cognitive and behavioral disorders). The ideal candidate can integrate developmental, neural, evolutionary and cognitive approaches to construct multi-level theories of learning and cognition, and can conduct experimental and learning design studies to validate these theories.

    The educational neuroscience initiative at the University of Alabama involves an Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration (http://edneuro.ua.edu), under the Educational Psychology Program. Currently, we have several active labs engaged in educational neuroscience research (e.g., numerical cognition, moral decision making, autism, language processing and bilingualism, and counseling practice). These labs bring together researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Our labs are equipped with state of the art traditional and mobile EEG, fNIRS, tDCS, eye-tracking and virtual reality systems. We also have access to a nearby fMRI facility. The University of Alabama has an active community of researchers conducting a wide array of brain, learning and cognition research. The university supports and encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration both within the campus and across other institutions.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, education, psychology, human development, cognitive science, learning sciences, computer science)
    • Evidence of expertise in one or more neuroimaging techniques (e.g., EEG/ERP, fMRI, fNIRS, MEG)
    • Interest in educational applications broadly defined
    • Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Commitment to working with diverse populations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated general knowledge and experience in teaching Educational Neuroscience and Educational Psychology
    • Evidence of participation in national professional organizations

    Responsibilities:

    • Establish an independent research program leading to publication
    • Teach courses in educational psychology/educational neuroscience
    • Seek significant external funding
    • Participate in program initiatives, faculty decisions, and advising
    • Provide consultation to students and faculty
    • Serve on dissertation committees

    Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu and through contacting the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu) or Dr. Steve Thoma, (sthoma@ua.edu).

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Start Date: August 16, 2019

    Benefits:

    • Health and Life Insurance
    • TIAA-CREF Available
    • Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
    • Summer employment available on an as needed basis

    Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

    Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

    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, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

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  • September 18, 2018 3:00 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Dr. Gavin Price invites applications for one to two open PhD positions in the Numerical Brain Lab at Vanderbilt University, to begin Fall 2019. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

    Our research is focuses on neural and cognitive mechanisms of numerical cognition and projects will include a longitudinal neuroimaging study investigating the development of symbolic and nonsymbolic brain networks in children with developmental dyscalculia. More details about our ongoing research programs can be found at www.numericalbrainlab.com, or by emailing Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

    Depending on candidate specific interests, graduate students may be admitted through one of the following programs:

    Top candidates should have:

    • A bachelor’s (or master’s) degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
    • Excellent academic standing and excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Relevant research experience
    • Excellent computer skills

    Deadline:

    • Graduate application deadlines are December 1 for both Neuroscience and Psychological Sciences programs.

    Contact Information:


  • September 18, 2018 12:30 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology – Educational Neuroscience (Tenure Track)

    The Educational Psychology Program at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to expand its Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration. We seek a junior scientist with an interdisciplinary background whose research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms of learning and cognition, and educational implications of neuroscience research in one or more relevant domains (e.g., math learning & numerical cognition, science education, reading & literacy, motivation & affect, human development, learning technologies, cognitive and behavioral disorders). The ideal candidate can integrate developmental, neural, evolutionary and cognitive approaches to construct multi-level theories of learning and cognition, and can conduct experimental and learning design studies to validate these theories.

    The educational neuroscience initiative at the University of Alabama involves an Educational Neuroscience PhD Concentration (http://edneuro.ua.edu), under the Educational Psychology Program. Currently we have several active labs engaged in educational neuroscience research (e.g., numerical cognition, moral decision making, autism, language processing and bilingualism, and counseling practice). These labs bring together researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Our labs are equipped with state of the art traditional and mobile EEG, fNIRS, tDCS, eye-tracking and virtual reality systems. We also have access to a nearby fMRI facility. The University of Alabama has an active community of researchers conducting a wide array of brain, learning and cognition research. The university supports and encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration both within the campus and across other institutions.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, education, psychology, human development, cognitive science, learning sciences, computer science)
    • Evidence of expertise in one or more neuroimaging techniques (e.g., EEG/ERP, fMRI, fNIRS, MEG)
    • Interest in educational applications broadly defined
    • Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Commitment to working with diverse populations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated general knowledge and experience in teaching Educational Neuroscience and Educational Psychology
    • Evidence of participation in national professional organizations

    Responsibilities:

    • Establish an independent research program leading to publication
    • Teach courses in educational psychology/educational neuroscience
    • Seek significant external funding
    • Participate in program initiatives, faculty decisions, and advising
    • Provide consultation to students and faculty
    • Serve on dissertation committees

    Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu and through contacting the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu) or Dr. Steve Thoma, (sthoma@ua.edu).

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Start Date: August 16, 2019

    Benefits:

    • Health and Life Insurance
    • TIAA-CREF Available
    • Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
    • Summer employment available on an as needed basis

    Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/43888 A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.


  • May 23, 2018 6:45 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Stanford University has an opening for a talented individual  with strong computational and programming skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team (http://scsnl.stanford.edu) on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, data organization, and management.   We are seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates with a strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Scientific Data Analyst and Programmer responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    1. Program and optimize pipelines for data quality control, imaging data preprocessing, and statistical and computational analyses pipelines for large-scale multimodal brain imaging data, including but not limited to resting‐state and task-based fMRI, diffusion MRI, and volumetric data, behaviora data, and biological (e.g. hormonal, genetic data.
    2. Maintain detailed logs of work flow, generated codes and scripts, and documentation of processes
    3. Create and manage best practices for data organization and workflow procedures
    4. Implement publicly available processing and analyses pipelines such as the Human Connectome Project.
    5. Implement data visualization programs on neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data
    6. Process and analyze neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data working closely with other lab members
    7. Work closely with lab members on data requests and system upgrades.
    8. Assist in the creation and maintenance of lab databases, query tools for data mining, coordination of data integration from multiple ongoing studies, and documentation of these tools.
    9. Train other lab members on quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data.
    10. Communicate and document all issues and concerns as they arise to PIs and other relevant research staff
    Required Qualifications:
    • B.A., B.S. required. Masters or PhD preferred with background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subject. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and education.
    • Extremely proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, AFNI, GIFT, TrackVis, CONN, etc.). 
    • Strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. Matlab, Python, UNIX/BASH languages).
    • Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python).
    • Experience with data visualization
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail are absolutely required.
    • High degree of motivation, organization, and self‐sufficiency, although some training and supervision will be provided.
    Additional Qualifications:
    • Experience with databases (neuroimaging, biological, and behavioral) is an advantage.
    • Experience with network analyses, machine learning and modeling confer a significant advantage.
    • Familiarity with the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an advantage


  • May 06, 2018 10:50 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We are seeking two postdoctoral scholars. The postdocs will manage and execute large-scale neuroimaging projects investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying: (1) language, literacy and cognition in generally healthy young adults using multimodal neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, MRS and TMS (“Perturbation Postdoc”); and (2) intergenerational transmission of language and literacy in parent-offspring dyads using MRI techniques (“Intergenerational Postdoc”). In addition, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

    Required qualifications:

    • PhD or equivalent in cognitive and systems neurosciences, computer science, engineering, psychology or a closely related field
    • Computational skills, including knowledge of at least one programming language and Unix commands
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Leadership and organizational skills
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Exceptional skills in collecting and analyzing MRI, MRS, and/or TMS data
    • Experience in M/EEG
    • Documented history of productivity and leadership
    • Advanced knowledge and expertise in statistics, e.g. multivariate statistics, behavioral genetics, Bayesian and Monte Carlo methods
    Interested candidates should email info@nidl-lab.org with "[Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)]" in the subject line. In the email they should include (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, career goals and which postdoc position they are interested in (refer to as “Perturbation Postdoc/Project” or “Intergenerational Postdoc/Project”), and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information. The position can begin immediately.

    Postdoctoral scholars from the lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, Boston College, and University of Texas.

  • May 06, 2018 10:50 AM | Web Master (Administrator)
    The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks two highly independent and motivated full-time Research Coordinators (Research Assistant I, AAUP) to support a variety of research projects using neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study language, literacy, and cognition across the lifespan. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy. This is a full-time, end-date position starting in July 2018, with a high likelihood of renewal contingent upon funding availability.


    Description: 

    We are seeking full-time research assistants to run laboratory operations and manage research projects. The position would be situated at the UConn Storrs campus within the Department of Psychological Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about learning new research skills, being involved in rapidly growing laboratories, and those considering going to graduate school. 

    • Lab/Project management including hiring, IRBs, grants, meetings, and outreach events.
    • Data collection and management 
    • Managing participant recruitment, outreach, advertising, and scheduling 
    • Independently analyzing data and writing up findings or publication and/or dissemination 
    • Other related duties as requested
    Required Qualifications: 
    • BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related field 
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills 
    • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as collaboratively with local and remote collaborators
    • Technical skills such as programming, neuroimaging data collection and analyses
    • Flexibility with work hours and responsibilities
    • Ability to travel within the New England area for outreach and data collection
    • Prior research experience
    If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interests and future goals to info@nidl-lab.org with "[RA Job (Your Full Name)]" in the subject line. Candidates will be directed to formally apply online as next steps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


    Research assistants from our lab have gone onto a range of graduate schools and programs at institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and University of California Berkeley.


  • May 06, 2018 10:50 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    UCONN invites applications for the position of Technical Support Consultant (Computer Technical Support Consultant 2, UCP VII) at Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position with a yearly contract. UConn recently opened the 3,200 square foot neuroimaging center, dedicated to cognitive neuroscience research. The IT staff will support the computing infrastructure needs of BIRC’s day-to-day operations, by providing computing and information technology support services internally and to the BIRC community.

    The IT staff will:

    • Maintain and instantiate Linux-based virtual machines on a Windows server

    • Deploy, secure, and administer web servers, databases, and other services in a Linux environment

    • Liaise with the UCONN Information Technology office, design IT infrastructure within UCONN guidelines to address project needs, implement security and patch policies, configure network interfaces and software firewalls, and ensure compliance with policies

    • Maintain data storage and backup systems (Linux, RAID)

    • Maintain desktop computing systems (MacOS and Windows)

    • Install software with complex dependency structures and maintain co-existing software versions

    • Oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of peripheral computing devices and electronics (response boxes, A/D converters, physiological recording equipment, eye tracker, etc.). Ensure computers and electronics are in proper working order; troubleshoot problems with equipment, coordinating with vendors for repairs/maintenance as necessary

    • Provide end user support (training, consultation, and troubleshooting) on BIRC’s computing equipment.

    • Maintain careful records of all work performed.

    • Write user documentation

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science or related field, and three years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/training

    • Significant Linux sysadmin experience and/or certification

    • Knowledge of Windows server administration

    • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, MacOS

    • Knowledge of SQL, PHP, Python, bash, tcsh, and/or similar languages

    • Strong IT skills relevant to the processing, storage, and sharing of large datasets

    • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and trouble-shoot under stressful conditions

    • Ability to work with people, handle technical problems, and develop complex plans

    • Ability to install and maintain hardware and software

    • Ability to quickly learn new software, systems

    • Ability to tolerate dust exposure

    • Ability to lift 50 pounds

    Other Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

    • Experience with computer hardware repair

    • Experience with version control (e.g. Git) and/or software reproducibility systems (e.g. Docker)

    • Ability to help develop and/or customize scientific and high-performance computing pipelines

    • Experience with Matlab, R, or other scientific computing packages.

    Appointment Terms:

    The appointment start-date is flexible with a preference for an earlier start-date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    The position will be formally advertised at a later date. In the meantime, if interested in the above position, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and any supporting material to info@nidl-lab.org with "[IT Job (Your Full Name)]" in the subject line. Candidates may be asked to come in for interviews and provide up to three letters of recommendation as next steps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


  • February 06, 2018 9:40 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. The ideal candidate for this endowed professorship will have established expertise, an international reputation, and demonstrated leadership in their field of research, as well as a willingness to work collaboratively both within the department and across disciplines. The candidate should have a scholarly record appropriate to an endowed chair, and should be able to bring vision, leadership and enthusiasm to the department and contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community through research, teaching/service. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, perception, social and affective neuroscience, learning and memory, language, reasoning and decision neuroscience, machine learning and computational models cognition, approached through advanced methods, such as, for example, neuroimaging analyses focused on connectivity and representation. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

    Please follow this link for more information about this position, and to submit an application: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/keck-chair-in-cognitive-neuroscience/1209/6751116

    For questions related to the search, please contact Antonio Damasio (damasio@usc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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