Kamis, 31 Juli 2014

Position available - 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). Ongoing studies include dual process models of reward and punishment processing, genetic etiology of cognitive vulnerability to depression, and real-time neurofeedback attention training in depressed adults. In addition to SR Research eye-tracking and Brain Vision 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 and eye tracking experiments, 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, 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, and 3) an interest in clinical populations. Experience with Matlab (i.e., EEGLab, Psychtoolbox) and statistical analysis programs (R, Stata) is also required. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.

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

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

David Schnyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, SEA 5.246
University of Texas, Austin
tel: (512) 475-8499, fax: (512) 471-5935

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