Post Doctoral Fellow - Computational Mechanisms of Psychopathology Lab

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Psychology
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References, Peer Reviewed Publication

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Computational Mechanisms of Psychopathology Lab (COMPLab; PI: Vanessa Brown, PhD) is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to join the lab. Research in the lab uses behavioral tasks (administered in-lab and remotely), functional and structural imaging, computational modeling, and mechanistic interventions (brief psychotherapy, neuromodulation) to investigate learning alterations in anxiety and related disorders.  This position is ideal for someone with a background in some combination of behavior/learning theory approaches to anxiety, computational modeling of behavior, and fMRI analysis; and who wishes to gain or deepen expertise in these areas. For more information about research in the lab, see https://www.vanessambrown.com/current-research.html.

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to design experiments, analyze data, present and publish findings, apply for external funding, and assist with training other lab members and with lab management. Mentorship and support are provided to assist the postdoctoral fellow to prepare for an independent research career.


Anticipated start date is Summer/Fall 2024 but can be flexible based on the candidate’s timeline.


Required skills/qualifications:

  • A PhD (by start of employment) in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related field
  • Expertise in advanced quantitative/statistical methods (e.g., generative computational modeling, multilevel and/or structural equation modeling, univariate and/or multivariate fMRI/EEG analysis)
  • Knowledge of R, Python, MatLab, shell scripts, or similar programming languages
  • Interest in mechanisms of psychopathology, particularly anxiety

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing fit for lab based on research interests and required skills/qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Representative publication (can be a preprint or in prep)






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