Two Postdoctoral Fellowships, Institute for Mind and Brain, University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolia, USA
University of South Carolina
Open until filled
Postdoctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rutvik Desai at the University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology. The lab focuses on cognitive neuroscience of language, semantic memory, and embodiment using fMRI, TMS, patient studies, and computational modeling.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Cognition. A post-doctoral research position is available in John Henderson’s Visual Cognition Lab. The lab focuses on eye movements, attention, and visual cognition in scene perception and reading using co-registration of eye movements with fMRI, EEG, TMS, tDCS, along with computational modeling.
The Fellows will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and self-directed projects at one of the premier cognitive neuroscience centers in the country, the new Institute for Mind and Brain (http://mindandbrain.sc.edu/). Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with a large and vibrant cognitive neuroimaging community of faculty, post-docs, and students. In addition to excellent fMRI, TMS, tDCS, and EEG facilities, three state of the art eyetrackers are available. One is interfaced with the 3T Siemens Trio scanner, one with high-density EEG, and the third is stand-alone.
Candidates with a PhD in any of the cognitive sciences broadly defined (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related field) are welcome to apply. A research background in cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience of language (for the language position) or vision and attention (for the visual cognition position) is required. Experience with one or more of fMRI, eyetracking, lesion-symptom mapping, behavioral testing or imaging of patient populations or children, TMS, computational modeling, or machine learning is highly desirable. Salary will be at NIH post-doctoral rates and commensurate with experience. Initial appointments will be for two years with opportunity for extension to three years.
For the language position, applications should be sent to SCDeLab at gmail dot com. For the visual cognition position, applications should be sent to john dot henderson at sc dot edu. Applications should include CV, brief statement of research interests, relevant publications, and names of three referees (who will be asked for a reference letter if necessary). The starting date is flexible, but earlier is better. Applications will be assessed as they arrive.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
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