[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position and lab/manager position available in the Zacks lab

Jeff Zacks jzacks at wustl.edu
Thu Jun 8 21:41:50 CEST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We have two positions available in the lab; one for a postdoctoral fellow, one for a lab manager/research assistant. Please pass these along to any graduating seniors or nearly-done PhD students you think would be appropriate. Thanks!

Jeff Zacks

Jeffrey M. Zacks, Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Professor of Radiology
Washington University in Saint Louis
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
314-935-7588 (fax)
jzacks at wustl.edu <mailto:jzacks at wustl.edu>

1) Postdoctoral position in the computational cognitive neuroscience of event cognition

Dynamic Cognition Lab, Washington University

The Dynamic Cognition Lab, headed by Jeff Zacks, seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on an ONR-funded project examining comprehension and memory of complex, naturalistic events. This effort will involve computational modeling, behavioral experiments, and pattern-based fMRI. It will engage collaborators at Wash U, and also at UC Davis, Princeton, Harvard, and NYU. The position is funded for three years with potential for extended funding. Ideally, candidates will be available to start in Fall 2017.

Potential applicants may want to have a look at the lab web site (dcl.wustl.edu <http://dcl.wustl.edu/>) for information on current related research. (See also psychweb.wustl.edu, and neuroscience.wustl.edu for information on related resources.) 

A PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience is required for this position. Desirable additional qualifications include:
* Previous experience with neuroimaging, especially MVPA
* An interest in event cognition and memory
* A promising publication record

To apply, please send a statement of research interests and CV, and have two letters of evaluation sent by faculty familiar with your work. Email submission is fine; please send application materials or questions about the position to jzacks at wustl.edu. If you prefer paper mail the address is:
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Washington University
Saint Louis, MO 63130

2) Lab manager/research assistant

Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology Department

Seeking a motivated associate to assist with behavioral and functional MRI experiments, starting summer 2017. An ideal candidate would be a newly-graduated undergraduate who has a strong curiosity about cognitive and computational neuroscience, and has relevant coursework and laboratory experience in this area. Duties will include interacting with human participants, data collection and analysis, and also managerial functions such as scheduling facilities and coordinating with other research team members.

Required qualification:
* Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.

Desirable qualifications:
* Programming skills
* Research experience with human subjects
* Experience with functional MRI
* Experience with film production

This full-time, federally funded position provides a great opportunity to gain experience before going on to an advanced degree. St. Louis is a vibrant, affordable city, and Washington University has a rich community of cognitive scientists and neuroscientists. Two-year commitment required. Health benefits provided.

To apply, see the PDF application at the Dynamic Cognition Laboratory website, http://dcl.wustl.edu.

Jeffrey M. Zacks, Ph.D.
Washington University
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 1125
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
jzacks at wustl.edu

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