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A postdoctoral position is available in the Dilks Lab in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. This position is for an NIH-funded research projects concerned with understanding the neural mechanisms involved in our critical ability to recognize places, faces, and objects, from childhood to adulthood. The postdoc may be interested in development only, adult only, or both. The techniques that are currently used in the lab include psychophysics, eye tracking, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in typical children, adults, and individuals with developmental disorders (i.e., Williams syndrome), as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in typical adults. We are seeking highly qualified individuals with a recent Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Math) and shared interests in the core research area. Experience with fMRI is highly desirable, but not required; experience with other techniques such as TMS is also welcome. Proficiency in programming is necessary (e.g., Matlab or Python).
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The initial appointment is for one year with the opportunity of renewal for additional years. Please submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references are required.
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