Employment in MBE

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  • 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.


  • 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.

  • March 21, 2017 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position coordinating a multi-year research project in the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green. This project will be conducted in collaboration with laboratories at Dartmouth, James Madison, and Northwestern. The project will investigate cognitive and neural changes/plasticity associated with classroom learning of spatial STEM concepts and relational reasoning strategies in high school students, applying behavioral and advanced MRI measures. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral scientist will be working with high school administrators, teachers, and students in the Washington, D.C. region of northern Virginia to coordinate and conduct testing, both in the high schools (behavioral) and at Georgetown (MRI). The postdoc will also directly oversee project-dedicated research assistants and graduate students who will support behavioral and MRI data collection. There will be ample opportunity to engage with advanced MRI data analysis.

    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or anticipate a Ph.D. by spring of 2017) in an area related to education and/or cognitive neuroscience, and will ideally begin work on this project in early fall or late summer of 2017. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience or substantial interest in K-12 educational settings, advanced statistical data analysis, and human neuroimaging, and to those with a record of productivity and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Any informal inquiries can be sent to Adam Green (aeg58@Georgetown.edu). 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. Review of applications will begin in April 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

  • January 28, 2017 7:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory at UC Berkeley seeks a postdoctoral scholar to analyze an existing longitudinal dataset to characterize the influences of demographic variables on developmental changes in brain connectivity (structural and functional) and cognitivefunctioning in a sample of over 500 participants between ages 6 and 22. Dependent measures of particular interest for this proposal are socioeconomic status, early life stress, sex, and pubertal status (as well as pubertal hormone data from a subset of participants). Independent measures are reasoning and episodic memory, and their underlying brain networks. Experience with neuroimaging data analysis, particularly of functional or structural connectivity, is essential. Statistical modeling of longitudinal data (or aptitude and desire to learn) will be equally important. The incumbent will work in the Building Blocks of Cognition laboratory of Professor Silvia Bunge at UC Berkeley, and will collaborate with Research Scientists Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, as well as with Professors Simona Ghetti, Emilio Ferrer, and Laurie Cutting. 

    The term of this appointment is one year, beginning as soon as the spring of 2017. This term may be extended, pending funding and level of productivity.      

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The postdoctoral scholar will manage a large longitudinal dataset, conduct brain imaging data analyses, coordinate with several co-investigators, take the lead on writing and revising manuscripts, and present results locally and at conferences.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Statistics, or a closely related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic required qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required by start date): Experience with at least one of the following is required: neuroimaging data analysis and longitudinal data analysis. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; be self-motivated; have critical thinking abilities; demonstrated written/oral communication skills; and have a proven publication record.

    SALARY and BENEFITS: The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $48,216.00 - $52,140.00. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. (http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm

    This position is open until filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Professor Silvia Bunge at sbunge@berkeley.edu. Applications can be submitted at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01244

    Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for one (1) to two (2) references.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

  • January 27, 2017 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    We are seeking an Associate Director for the Northwestern University Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci). This newly-formed University-wide Institute builds on a vibrant established DevSci community that connects scholars and students from numerous disciplines from across the University. In particular, the mission of the DevSci Institute is to motivate and lead transformative research to engender a “healthier, earlier” population-beginning even before birth-and continuing throughout the lifespan. The Institute catalyzes developmental sciences research and training innovation at the intersection of biomedical and social sciences, promoting discovery of early life, modifiable mechanisms, and their rapid translation to real world applications to improve children’s long-term health and wellbeing across diverse contexts. 

    The Associate Director is a research scientist faculty position. It is based in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and reports to the Institute Director, Laurie Wakschlag, PhD.We are seeking an energetic and highly collaborative developmental scientist to help shape and guide the Institute during this formative phase of its development. In so doing, the Associate Director will play a prominent role in advancing the Institute’s broader objective of Northwestern as a center of excellence and international leader in transdisciplinary developmental sciences. S/he will work closely with other Institute faculty leaders across a range of developmental science disciplines including pediatrics, psychology, neuroscience, economics, epidemiology, and prevention science.


    The Associate Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for Institute operations, strategic implementation, and communications. Operationally, s/he will work closely with the director and leadership to ensure smooth and effective functioning of the Institute. Responsibilities will include oversight of the Institute’s administrative core including fiscal and organizational oversight, staff supervision, serving as liaison to University offices, and creating and obtaining resources to ensure success and growth and sustainability of the Institute.   Strategically, the Associate Director will collaborate with leadership of the Institute’s scientific and training centers to provide a thriving collaborative platform, expand the University’s developmental sciences research portfolio and its leadership in large scale federal initiatives, and supporting a wide range of training opportunities.  An important aspect of this role will be facilitating cross-center communication and integration, and nurturing strong ongoing alliances with supporting partners throughout the University. The Associate Director’s public facing communications role will center on promoting the Institute, its knowledge generation and activities. This will be achieved via innovative dissemination modalities across the University, to national and international scholars, the public at large, service providers, educators and national constituencies determining resource allocation for developmental programs and research. 

    The optimal candidate will have a doctoral degree in developmental psychology or a related developmental science field, with emphasis on early childhood research, and expertise in developmental methodology.   Individuals from a range of developmental science disciplines are welcome, and capacity to work across social and biomedical sciences is essential. Applicants at all levels are encouraged to apply, but demonstrated leadership and/or experience in program development and administration will be an important consideration.  This may include program development and administration roles both within and outside of academic contexts.  Within the University setting, experience within University research centers, knowledge of extramural funding mechanisms, and experience in University- level interactions are valued.  Strong organizational, problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills, and capability to manage day-to-day tasks and competing priorities independently are requisite.  A strong collaborative orientation is also essential to this role.

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full time continuing position. Start date is ASAP.  Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to Laurie Wakschlag lauriew@northwestern.edu

  • January 27, 2017 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    Company: Johns Hopkins University

    Location: Homewood Campus

    Description: The Sr. Education Research Consultant will lead the CER’s scholarship of teaching and program assessment initiatives. This will include consulting with CER staff, faculty, and senior leaders (e.g., Vice Provosts, Vice Deans) on grant proposals. The research consultant will be responsible for designing research methods and assessment plans, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing on the results. This may include coordinating with staff or supervising graduate students assisting on the project. The research consultant will also participate as a facilitator in the CER’s training programs by leading workshops on evaluation best practices and teaching-as-research methods. The CER manages the University’s Teaching Academy – a professional development program for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who aspire to academic positions with instructional responsibilities. The research consultant will support this initiative by consulting with and mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows completing teaching-as-research projects.

    For Additional Information and to Apply: 


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