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  • 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.

  • February 04, 2018 7:01 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    The Brain, Behavior, and Learning Lab (http://www.bbl-lab.com) at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Lyon, France, is seeking applicants for a 3-year fully funded PhD position in Educational Neuroscience.

    The successful applicant will work with Jérôme Prado (CNRS) and Marie-Line Gardes (University of Lyon) on a project investigating the neural correlates of fraction processing in typically developing children and children with math learning disability, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral measurements. The project will also assess the neural and behavioral effects of an intervention based on a newly developed video game to improve fraction knowledge in children (http://mathmathews.com/fractions-fr/). The position is a great way to develop research skills in developmental cognitive neuroscience and mathematical cognition. The Institute of Cognitive Science in Lyon provides a stimulating research environment with many opportunities for interaction with other labs investigating the development of cognitive and social skills (http://l2c2.isc.cnrs.fr/drupal7/en/). The lab has extensive experience with recruiting and testing children from the Lyon area and has access to a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner.

    To qualify for the position, candidates must have (or soon obtain) a master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive neuroscience, Educational sciences or in a related area. Candidates should also have a strong interest in mathematical cognition and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Experience with testing children and statistical skills are desirable. Expertise in fMRI is not required but is considered a plus. Finally, because the position involves testing and interacting with French-speaking children, candidates should have at least an intermediate knowledge of French.  The salary will be in accordance with the University guidelines for PhD students. The starting date will be around October 1st 2018.

    Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter to both Dr. Jérôme Prado (jprado@isc.cnrs.fr) and Dr. Marie-Line Gardes (marie-line.gardes@univ-lyon1.fr). More information about the position (in French) can be found there: http://www.bbl-lab.com/Media/DYSCOG.pdf. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue through March 31 or until the position is filled.

  • 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.


     

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