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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Penn State University—University Park

State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Penn State University


Contact Koraly Perez-Edgar

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory ( at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, seeks a post-doctoral research fellow.

This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on an exciting NIMH-funded project examining the impact of an attention intervention on the behavioral and neural correlates of anxiety among young children at temperamental risk for psychopathology. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, electrophysiology, genotyping, behavioral responses, and questionnaires. This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center ( and the SLEIC Center (

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing imaging and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please apply for this position at Once there you should upload a letter of research interests, a CV and contact information for three references. If electronic submission is not possible, please send to Koraly Perez-Edgar ( Please note your last name and “Post-Doctoral Fellow” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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