Postdoctoral Research Scientist
La Jolla, California, United States
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Postdoctoral position available
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Ursula Bellugi, Director and Principal Investigator
WILLIAMS SYNDROME, A MODEL FOR LINKING SOCIAL PHENOTYPE, NEURAL SYSTEMS AND MOLECULAR GENETICS
We are now accepting applications for exceptional Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as part of a new NICHD funded Program Project. This researcher will have a lead role in characterizing the social-affective behavior of Williams Syndrome (WS), a genetically-based disorder with an unusual social phenotype. We are seeking an innovative individual with a background in cognitive or social neuroscience and expertise in EEG, ERP, Psychophysiology, imaging, experimental design and analysis. This position also involves supervising research assistants and collaborating with a group of investigators across multiple scientific disciplines.
Doctoral degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, or other neuroscience-based fields is required. You must have mastery of EEG, ERP, imaging and psychophysiology systems, and be able to demonstrate competence in data analysis, statistical analysis, and experimental design. Four or more years of research experience and peer-reviewed publications are required. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with clinical populations or other neuroscience perspectives is considered a plus.
Please send your letter of interest, a current CV, names of three references for immediate review, and significant publications to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salk Institute offers excellent benefits. Salary based on background and research experience. For full consideration, qualified candidates should apply by submitting a Letter of Research Interest, a current CV, names of three references and most significant publications. Refer to Salk Careers Website, here: http://www.salk.edu/careers/postdoctoral_positions.html
For a further understanding of our research please follow the links to our publications:
• Defining the social phenotype in Williams syndrome: A model for linking gene, the brain, and behavior. Järvinen-Pasley, A. et al. (2008)
• Oxytocin and Vasopressin Are Dysregulated in Williams Syndrome, a Genetic Disorder Affecting Social Behavior. Dai, L. et al. (2012)
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