[Comp-neuro] PhD position, Neurocognitive imaging lab Carleton U., Ottawa - deadline Feb 15

Amedeo D'Angiulli Amedeo_Dangiulli at carleton.ca
Fri Jan 29 21:38:47 CET 2010


Short-notice, fast-track turn around/response applications are invited for a
4-year funded ($30,000 CDN/yr) special PhD position in the Neurocognitive
Imaging lab at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
(http://www.carleton.ca/nci/Home.html) starting in September 2010. The
candidate is expected to contribute to a multi-method research program
focusing on converging EEG/ERP, behavioral and subjective judgment/decision
correlates of imagery-based spatial reasoning as applied to real-life
decision procedures (i.e., medical/health). A component of this research
includes building simple explanatory computational and/or simulation models;
thus, expertise in one or both of the latter research approaches is an

Eligibility requirements

Candidates for this PhD student position should have a Master’s degree in
cognitive science, computer science, engineering, experimental/cognitive
psychology, psycholinguistics, or any related cognitive neuroscience fields
(including MD or Epidemiology degrees). Candidates are expected to have an
undergraduate GPA equivalent to A or A+ and a graduate GPA equivalent to A+.
In addition, they are expected to have advanced research competencies in one
or more of the following areas: 1) strong computer and programming skills
(e.g., E-Prime; Matlab); 2) experience with EEG data collection and analysis
(past experience with Neuroscan systems is a plus); 3) strong, documented
(via courses or research products) applied mathematical skills; 4) able to
work in a team. Outstanding students already graduated with an undergraduate
honours degree may also be considered especially if “mature” students with
past relevant work experience in research institutions that may be deemed as
an “equivalent” to advanced research competencies as specified above,
however their admission is conditional on institutional and departmental
approval (if one such student was selected, will be required to take 2-3
integrative methods/stats advanced courses at MA or Msc level).



The candidate will be appointed as a PhD student (1.0 FTE) for a period of
four years. The candidate’s performance will be evaluated after 18 months.
By that time, students are expected to have applied for external funding to
major granting agencies. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be
extended by 2½ years. R.A. salary top-ups are planned pending other incoming
extramural funding to the lab or directly to the student.


Although the position is open to Canadian and international students of any
nationality, only individuals with demonstrated written and verbal
proficiency in English will be considered. (For details on the required
proficiency level please see Carleton’s PhD general requirements:


How to apply: Candidates should submit a detailed up to date CV, a list of
university courses and grades obtained (via official electronic
transcripts), as well as the names, full contact coordinates, and e-mail
addresses of two scientists who may be contacted for confidential
references. (International students must submit copies of English
proficiency exams or equivalent documentation). Submission of copies of GRE
scores (general and/or discipline, e.g., psychology) are very welcome but


Please send the above materials by February 15, 2010 to:
amedeo at connect.carleton.ca


Although all applications will be given serious consideration, only selected
individuals will be invited for a Skype interview by February 20, 2010



For additional information: Amedeo D'Angiulli, PhD, Carleton University,
Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies & Department of Psychology, 1125
Colonel BY Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Room 2202A Dunton Tower, (613)
520-2600, ext. 2954; Fax: (613) 520-3985; amedeo at connect.carleton.ca



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