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Postdoctoral Position in the Neuroscience of Decision Making and Memory

Ithaca, New York, USA

Cornell University


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Dr. Valerie Reyna at Cornell University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist. This person will collaborate with and assist Dr. Reyna in research spanning neuroscience, judgment and decision-making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning, risk taking (e.g., in adolescence), medical decision making, false memory, and neurocognitive impairment. Responsibilities include training and supervising research assistants and students, running experiments, neuroimaging, data analysis, fMRI pre-processing, post-processing and statistical analysis, and grant and manuscript preparation.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, judgment and decision-making, or related field; strength in research methods; promise as a research scholar; strong quantitative skills; excellent organizational skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through; and an interest in behavioral neuroscience. Experience in fMRI analysis, including familiarity with relevant programs for statistical analysis, is preferred. Candidates should be hard workers and eager to learn, with a positive attitude. The appointment is for one year, with potential for reappointment.

Please send a CV; a cover letter describing: your research interests and how they are related to Dr. Reyna’s research, career goals, research skills and experience (e.g., neuroimaging, fMRI data processing and statistical analysis, EEG recording and analysis, statistics, survey and experimental design, programming, on-line administration of tasks/questionnaires, examples of your organizational and project coordination skills and how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related problem, and any other areas relevant to a productive laboratory); names of 3 references and contact information; and copies of key scientific publications to Karene Booker, Applications will be reviewed as received.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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