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Postdoctoral Position -- Williams Syndrome, Social Neuroscience

La Jolla, California, USA

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Exciting Position In Social Neuroscience: Williams Syndrome, A Model For Linking Social Phenotype, Neural Systems And Molecular Genetics

Accepting applications for a talented Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as part of a newly funded NIH funded Program Project. 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 in cognitive or social neuroscience with expertise in Psychophysiology or ANS, eye tracking, other brain imaging and experience in experimental design and analysis of on-line measures of processing. Position also involves collaborating with a group of investigators and supervising research assistants. For more information on the lab research, see our website at (Position available immediately).

Position Requirements

Doctoral degree in Cognitive Psychology , Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology , or other

neuroscience- related fields and strengths in statistical analysis are required. You must have working knowledge of the following software tools: Matlab, SPSS, SAS, Psyscope and BioPac Systems. Four or more years of research experience and peer-reviewed publications are required. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with developmentally delayed populations and a clinical background is considered a plus.

Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience

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 publications to: The Salk Institute, Attn: Patricia Fillet - 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 or by email:


Patricia Fillet

10010 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA 92037


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