Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience at Haskins Laboratories
Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at Haskins Laboratories. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field. The selected candidate will contribute to multiple funded NIH studies of speech perception, reading, word acquisition, and language processing. Prior experience in research using MRI/fMRI is required. Responsibilities will include assistance with design and execution of fMRI and behavioral experiments; fMRI data analysis; formulating and participating in writing of scientific papers as part of the research team; participating in grant writing towards the eventual goal of independent funding; and developing independent projects in the areas of speech, reading, and language.
Position requirements include:
- Experience with MRI/fMRI data acquisition and analysis
- Strong analytical and statistical skills
- Strong computer and data management skills
Additional desirable qualifications include:
- Experience with MRI/fMRI data analysis using AFNI, FSL, or FreeSurfer
- Experience with EEG/ERP analysis
- Experience with modeling, broadly construed
- Programming skills, e.g., Python, R, Matlab
The successful applicant will join Haskins Laboratories (www.haskins.yale.edu), a private, non-profit research institute located in downtown New Haven, CT. Founded in 1935, our primary focus is on speech, language, reading, and their biological bases. Haskins Laboratories has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. We are also actively engaged in research collaborations and partnerships with institutions, groups, and individuals around the world. We house facilities for conducting eye tracking, including 3 Eyelink 1000 eye-trackers, EEG/ERP (both Biosemi and EGI systems), ultrasound and NIRS technology, and a mock fMRI scanner, which replicates the 3T scanner used for fMRI research at Yale University.
Interested applicants should direct application materials to Dr. W. Einar Mencl, Director of Neuroimaging Research ([log in to unmask]) including cover letter, statement of research interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Please reference Job Posting #5001. This position is initially for a one-year duration, with potential of an additional 1-2 years contingent on performance and continued funding. Applications should be submitted by 15 May 2013; the application process will continue until the position is filled. International applicants are welcome. Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.