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  • January 09, 2018 5:15 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a half-time research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include outreach to students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

    The preferred start date is July 2018.

    For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

    To apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two people who can comment on the applicant’s skills relevant to this position to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

    Please send any questions to the lab manager, Nhi Dinh, at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

    Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources.

  • January 09, 2018 4:50 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grant-funded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is mid-June 2018. For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data
    • Recruitment of study participants
    • Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects
    • Organization professional and informal lab activities
    • Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects
    • Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

    Required Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences

    • Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities

    • Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills

    • Strong computer skills

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
    • Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data
    • One or more years of leadership experience
    • Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)
    To apply for this position:

    Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

    Please address any questions to Nhi Dinh at nd501@georgetown.edu.

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources.

    Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.


  • November 02, 2017 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (cosyne.stanford.edu) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, brain network development, and computational models of learning. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, computational neuroscience, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in brain imaging data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and names of three referees to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com. 

  • November 02, 2017 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The position is listed here: https://www.landmark.edu/about/employment/senior-academic-researcher-lcirt

    See below for details:   

    Landmark College has an immediate opening for a Senior Academic Researcher (SAR), reporting to the Director of the Landmark College Institute of Research and Training (LCIRT). LCIRT's mission is to pioneer LD research, discover innovative strategies and practices, and improve teaching and learning outcomes for students and educators. LCIRT’s expertise lies in a range of topics related to learning disabilities, such as Universal Design, executive function, dyslexia, dyscalculia, student advocacy, and disability documentation.

    The SAR is a research scientist responsible for defining, proposing, and leading research in the learning sciences, and for creating and delivering evidence-based professional development offerings to educators and other stake-holders, both nationally and globally. Specifically, the position requires the ability to:

    · Conduct research projects and interventions to improve learning, especially for students with LD, ADHD, and ASD.
    · Seek extramural funding by identifying and writing grant proposals to funding agencies.
    · Develop and deliver professional development that translates research into practice.
    · Teach traditional and online/blended courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    · Supervise and mentor undergraduate research assistants and nurture opportunities to increase the number of students with LD, ADHD, and ASD who pursue research.

    Qualifications:
    This position requires a Master’s degree, with Ph.D. strongly preferred, in a field related to the learning sciences including educational research, Computer Science, Data Science, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, or a closely related field, with at least 3-5 years of experience. Candidate must have a portfolio that demonstrates capacity to pursue grant funding, manage projects, and handle simultaneous competing priorities. Candidate must be able to communicate information to a range of professional audiences effectively. Must be willing to travel and exhibit flexibility in scheduling beyond standard work hours and days. Prior extramural funding is strongly preferred. Expertise in collecting and analyzing EEG, fNIRS, and eye tracking data is highly desired. Experience with data mining, machine learning, or advanced statistical methodologies is a major plus. Direct experience in teaching and client consulting preferred. Experience working with students with LD, ADHD, and/or ASD is a plus.

    Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, Landmark is a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

    The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that Landmark College is an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support and value all members of our community.

    Landmark College recognizes the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College's mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of Landmark College faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated, and remain competitive and fair.

    How to Apply

    Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls, please.

    Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with Landmark College’s mission. We value diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.


     

  • October 16, 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Alabama invites applications for its unique interdisciplinary educational neuroscience Ph.D. concentration.  As part of the Educational Psychology Ph.D. program, the concentration emphasizes the cognitive, affective, and neural mechanisms of learning as well as exploration of educational implications in one or more domains (e.g., math learning and numerical cognition, science education, reading and literacy, second language learning and bilingualism, morality education, learning disorders). Faculty in the educational neuroscience concentration use behavioral methods (eyetracking) and neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, fNIRS) to examine the neural bases of learning in populations varying in age, expertise, and diagnosis.  The educational neuroscience concentration is highly collaborative; faculty and students routinely work together to conduct innovative research spanning their content and methodological expertise, resulting in an intellectually stimulating and collegial environment.

    Additional information concerning the UA’s educational neuroscience Ph.D. concentration can be found at the following website: http://edneuro.ua.edu/

    Faculty (*actively recruiting for 2018-2019):

     

    *Dr. Laura Morett (lmorett@ua.edu): Neurobiology of language, embodied cognition, second language acquisition, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive neuroscience. Lab website: http://nerdlab.ua.edu  

    *Dr. Audrey Michal (almichal@ua.edu): Visuospatial processing, STEM learning, data visualizations, diagrams, cognitive neuroscience, scientific reasoning. Lab website: http://steplab.ua.edu

    *Dr. Hyemin Han (hyemin.han@ua.edu)Educational neuroscience, social neuroscience, social development, positive psychology, computational simulation, educational intervention. Lab website: http://seed.ua.edu

    Dr. Lisa Hsin (lisa.b.hsin@ua.edu): Cognitive/sociocognitive development, bilingualism, adolescent literacy, language acquisition, psycholinguistics. Lab website: http://ecs.ua.edu

    Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu): Educational neuroscience, numerical cognition, STEM learning, embodied cognition, learning design. Lab website: http://elden.ua.edu

    Dr. Steve Thoma (sthoma@ua.edu): Moral judgement development, personality and social development, neuropsychology of moral reasoning and decision making. Lab website: http://ethicaldevelopment.ua.edu

    Prospective students are encouraged to visit the websites of faculty members listed above to learn more about their research and to contact them via email with questions.  For general questions about the Educational Psychology Ph.D. program and admission requirements, prospective students may contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Steve Thoma (sthoma@ua.edu).

    The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 residents in western Alabama. Aside from hosting the winningest football team in the Southeastern Conference (Roll Tide!), Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and Southern hospitality and charm complemented by a vibrant downtown with a variety of restaurants and family-owned shops, a farmer’s market, an outdoor amphitheater, and a folk art center and festival.  Proximity to several state parks and forests and the Gulf Shore provide numerous possibilities for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, trail running, spelunking, fishing, and camping.  Nearby cities include Birmingham (< 1 hr.), Atlanta (2.5 hrs.), Chattanooga (3 hrs.), Nashville (3.5 hrs.), Memphis (4 hrs.), and Knoxville (4 hrs.).

     

    Review of applications for fall 2018 admission will begin on January 15 and will continue until April 15.  For best consideration for fellowships and graduate assistantships, please apply by January 21. Applications are accepted online via the following website: http://graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application.

     

  • October 10, 2017 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, and brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in fMRI data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

  • 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.

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