The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University anticipates making a cluster of tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level over the coming years. We are interested in candidates with a strong grounding in psychological theory, cutting-edge methods, cross-cutting research programs, and high-quality teaching. Our interest is less in specific research areas or methods than in excellence, innovation, and a strong connection to theory-driven research that will facilitate developing a dynamic, successful, and diverse cluster of next-generation scientists. For the present hiring cycle we are particularly seeking applicants in the following broad areas:
(1) Social Psychology and Health. We seek applicants with a background in social and/or health psychology. We are open to areas of specialization within these fields. Ideally, applicants will have strong statistical training and quantitative skills.
(2) Cognitive Psychology / Developmental Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience. We seek applicants addressing issues relevant to human cognition, its development, and its neurobiological basis. We are open to areas of specialization within these fields.
Across all areas of interest, we place high value on programmatic, theory-driven research that contributes to the substantive advancement of the field. Moreover, applicants who have areas of interest that connect areas in our department - cognitive, cognitive neuroscience, developmental, education, and social/health psychology - are especially encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will join a growing and highly interactive cross-departmental research community invested in human behavior and its psychological and biological bases, as embodied by CMU’s BrainHub, a campus-wide initiative to expand brain research across disciplines, and Simon Initiative, fostering a continuous cycle in which learning science informs educational practice. The Department of Psychology has particularly strong ties to computer science, machine learning, engineering, modern languages, human-computer interaction, philosophy, social and decision sciences, and the Tepper School of Business. Our community is complemented by many collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh, including partnership through the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training center jointly administered across institutions.
Carnegie Mellon is a highly supportive environment for scientists seeking to span disciplines and employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters situated in a highly collaborative environment. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.
We especially encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Completed applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis.
For more information: https://apply.interfolio.com/44867
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
NYU School of Medicine is looking for candidates for two post-doctoral positions in Human Electrocortigoraphy (ECoG) research. Both positions will be under the supervision of Dr. Adeen Flinker, investigating speech processing and cortical network dynamics.
The research will be conducted at NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center working with a population of surgical patients undergoing treatment for refractory epilepsy. Research paradigms will be conducted in close collaboration with the clinical neurology team. The candidate will conduct neurophysiological research in patients implanted with intracranial electrodes (surface, depth, laminar, Utah arrays) and in intraoperative patients undergoing acute recording, stimulation or cooling.
The ideal applicant must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or a related field. Proficiency in oral and written English is mandatory. A solid background in programming, statistics and scientific writing is required. The candidate is expected to be autonomous and to have a track-record of peer-reviewed publication. Previous experience with human electrophysiology or machine learning will be an asset.
One postdoctoral position is funded by a MURI grant investigating event segmentation and episodic memory. The candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with collaborators in Princeton (Dr. Hasson, Dr. Norman), Harvard (Dr. Gershman), UC Davis (Dr. Ranganath) and Washington University (Dr. Zacks).
Interested individuals should send an email to , including a cover letter describing research experience and qualifications, academic CV, and contact information of referees.
Posted by David Poeppel at 9:13 AM
Friday, September 1, 2017
Post-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL; San Sebastián, Spain) offers a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience, with a possible renewal of 2 years. The research project will be on speech sound perception and reading acquisition. The post-doctoral fellow will have to implement phoneme perception behavioral tasks for young children and adults, and to perform mainly acoustic analyses. Applicants should have strong theoretical knowledge on phonetics and phonology and experience with acoustic measures. Additional expertise on language development and reading acquisition would be a plus.
The BCBL Center (recently awarded the label of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eye-tracker, two eye-tracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. The BCBL hosts excellent support staff and research personnel. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://ift.tt/21UUyx0. Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Clara Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until November 1st, 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
To submit your application, please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “Postdoc Speech&Reading 2017” and upload:
- A curriculum vitae
- A statement outlining research interests (4000 characters maximum)
- The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation
Funded PHD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to study the development of metacognition in connection with executive and language control processes in the human brain. Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, or Neuroscience and have a strong interest in the key areas of cognitive neuroscience that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational skills (e.g., Python, Matlab). Experience with state-of-the art neuroscientific techniques (e.g., MRI) is highly desirable as well as to demonstrate an ability to work with pediatric and adult samples. Both excellent communication skills and command of the Spanish language is a requirement. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. Despite the fact that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the elected candidate will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local funding agencies.
The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There are also excellent technical support team and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://ift.tt/21UUyx0.
Interested candidates should submit their application for “ PhD 2017 – Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition” by going to the following link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls and upload:
- Curriculum vitae
- A cover letter/statement describing research interests (4000 characters maximum)
- The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation
For more information, please contact Kepa Paz-Alonso, email@example.com and David Soto, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Sept 30th 2017