Monday, March 3, 2014

Post-Doc and Research Assistant Positions Available –CoNi Lab, Arizona State University

A Post-Doc and a fullt-me research assistant position are available in the Communication Neuroimaging and Neuroscience Laboratory (CoNi Lab) at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Corianne Rogalsky. Our research is devoted to the cognitive neuroscience of language and music in the healthy and damaged brain, using techniques including fMRI, DTI, neuropsychological testing, and high-resolution lesion mapping.

Post-Doc: Responsibilities will include designing and implementing fMRI and structural imaging studies aimed at understanding the neural computations contributing to speech comprehension in everyday communication, particularly focusing on the contributions of meta-linguistic processes such as working memory, cognitive control, and attention, broadly defined. All scanning is conducted at the Barrow Neurological Institute in downtown Phoenix, and there is access to stroke and aphasic populations through the ASU Speech & Hearing Clinic and numerous stroke facilities throughout the Phoenix area. Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English, a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants who have evidence of successfully conducting fMRI experiments in the realm of cognition. Proficiency with the linux computing environment, E-prime, Matlab, AFNI, and/or FSL is preferred.

Research Assistant: Responsibilities will include behavioral and fMRI data collection, programming of experiments, contacting and scheduling research participants, and data scoring and analysis. These tasks require an applicant to have a strong initiative to problem solve, be self-sufficient, and efficiently multitask. Requirements 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, or a related field, and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively recruit and work with participants (including special populations), and other members of the lab are essential. Preference will be given to applicants who also are proficient with the linux computing environment, are familiar with E-prime and/or Matlab, and/or have experience with neuroimaging analysis software such as AFNI or FSL.

The CoNi Lab is situated in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at ASU.  ASU is located in Tempe, Arizona, in the metropolitan Phoenix area, which has a thriving neuroscience and neuroimaging community including the Mayo Clinic and Barrow Neurological Institute. Tempe features 330 days of sunshine a year.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The preferred start date for both positions is July 1st, but slightly later start dates will also be considered. Both positions are funded for two years, with possible extensions pending funding. If interested, please email a brief cover letter (including a description of research interests, qualifications, future goals, and available start date), CV, reprints or preprints (for post-doc position), and contact information for two references to Arizona State University is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit for more information about the CoNi lab.

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