Postdoctoral Associate in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

Employer
Research Foundation for SUNY
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Associate in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience (R21-06)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The Visual Cognition Lab (https://visualcognitionlab.com/) is hiring a postdoc (2-3 years) with strong quantitative skills to work with Dr. Heather Sheridan at the University at Albany, SUNY, on an NIMH-funded project in collaboration with Columbia University (1R01 MH121449-01A1: Neural Mechanisms of Reading Dysfunction in Schizophrenia). The successful candidate will use computational modeling to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying reading fluency impairments in Schizophrenia, as well as the link between literacy skills and functional outcomes. The candidate will also have the opportunity to combine their modeling work with empirical projects that integrate eye tracking methodology with both neurophysiological (EEG/ERPs) and fMRI-based studies of individual differences during reading.  The start date of the position is flexible and could be anytime during the summer or fall of 2021. The position is open until filled (for full consideration, apply by June 1, 2021).

The candidate will join a vibrant and collaborative research group within the Cognitive Area of the Psychology Department (https://www.albany.edu/psychology) at the University at Albany, State University of New York (https://www.albany.edu/), and the candidate will also interact with project collaborators at nearby institutions, including the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, the New York University Grossman School of Medicine and the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. The candidate will receive funding to present at conference and to attend workshops, as well as opportunities to prepare manuscripts for publication and to develop grant writing skills.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD degree received within the past three years from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in a relevant field, including (but not limited to) Psychology, Cognitive Science, or Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Strong quantitative skills, curiosity, creativity, and a desire to learn
  • Prior experience with computer programming (in any language)
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Interdisciplinary research interests related to computational cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and individual differences
  • Strong communication skills, and works effectively both independently and collaboratively

Additional Information:
Salary Range:  Depending on Experience
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As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY  will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Please email Heather Sheridan (hsheridan@albany.edu) for more information about the position.

Please apply online at http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129117

To apply for the position, please submit the following materials though the Interview exchange website: 1) A copy of your CV, 2) a cover letter that includes a description of your research interests, and 3) The contact information for three references. The position is open until filled (for full consideration, apply by June 1, 2021).

URL: www.albany.edu/psychology