Friday, October 26, 2012

Research Assistant/Lab Manager position - Language Behavior and Brain Imaging Lab, Rutgers University

A research assistant/lab manager position is available in the newly formed Language Behavior and Brain Imaging Lab at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Much of the research in the lab is devoted to the cognitive neuroscience of reading, with potential application to reading disorders. Other aspects of brain and language studied in the lab include concept formation and speech production. Research is performed using a variety of techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), behavioral responses, gene-brain correlations, and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Responsibilities will include data collection from human research participants in both a purely behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.

Requirements for a successful applicant include spoken and written proficiency in English, a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field, and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the linux computing environment, have used experiment delivery and data acquisition software such as E-prime, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or python.

Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is undergoing a renaissance of its own and is only minutes from Manhattan by train. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of December 15th. Please email a resume or CV and contact information for 3 references to

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Two Open-Rank Tenure Track Jobs - Northeastern University

Two Open-Rank Tenure Track Openings in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Northeastern University announces two tenure-track open rank faculty positions. Areas of specialization are open. Particularly desirable areas include, but not limited to, speech and language development, speech and language neuroscience, disorders of articulation/phonology/language, adult neurogenics, speech science, auditory neuroscience, hearing impairment in children, aging, communication technologies, and neuroimaging. Applicants from all subfields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are strongly encouraged to apply.  Responsibilities include the ability to develop and maintain a program of independent and collaborative scholarly research and teaching, as well as college and university service.

A doctorate degree in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, or a related discipline relevant to human communication and its disorders and a record of publications in scholarly journals appropriate to the field of research and desired appointment level are required.  Junior candidates will demonstrate promise for building an externally-funded research program and teaching background.  Candidates at the Full and Associate Professor level will have national and internationally recognized scholarship programs, a demonstrated track record of external funding, and a history of exceptional teaching and service.

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, within the BouvĂ© College of Health Sciences, offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to an interdisciplinary certificate in Early Intervention, and houses the on-campus, state-of-the art Speech-Language and Hearing Center.  Our programs are described in greater detail at  The Department has a 50-year history of externally funded research through the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Education.  Northeastern University provides the opportunity for collaborative academic, clinical, and research program development through established links to other units within the University (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Psychology), as well as with other universities (e.g., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University), hospitals (e.g., Children’s Hospital), and schools (e.g., Boston Public Schools) in the Boston metropolitan area.   

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has a faculty of 189, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience.  It is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and experience and includes an outstanding benefits package.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, and list of three references.  Applicants should apply through the NEU online employment application system Recommendations letters should also be submitted through the application system. Position inquiries should be sent via email to Dr. Rupal Patel, Search Committee Chair at Applicant review will begin December 1, 2012, and proceed until exceptional candidates are selected.

Northeastern University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.