Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for Translational Neuroscience -
Faculty - Other
Center for Translational
Review of Applications Begins
Immediately; applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please submit a cover letter, CV, and
names and contact information for three professional
The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a center within
the Department of Psychology whose mission is to translate
knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve
well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early
adverse experiences. The CTN employs successive iterations of
neuroscience research, theory building, and practice to drive the
scientific knowledge base forward and promote evidence-based
The Psychology department, located within the College of Arts and
Sciences, is one of the largest departments supporting significant
instructional and research activities in a wide range of fields
within the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 students
per term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors,
and 80 doctoral students, and includes approximately 35 teaching
faculty, emeriti faculty, research staff, graduate students and
professional/administrative staff. For more information on the
Department, visit https://psychology.uoregon.edu/
For more information on the CTN, visit http://ctn.uoregon.edu/
The University of Oregon and the Center for Translational
Neuroscience are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse
institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to
contribute positively to its diverse community.
The Center for Translational Neuroscience within the Department of
Psychology at the University of Oregon invites applications for
potential postdoctoral scholar positions. Positions are available
on an ongoing basis to conduct research within different research
Postdoctoral Scholar positions are funding contingent and temporary
in nature, with appointments potentially renewable for up to a
total of five years based on programmatic need, funding, and
Postdoctoral Scholar appointees will work under the direction of a
faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research
Opportunities frequently arise in the CTN, including:
- Opportunities for direct service in providing technical
assistance to community-based organizations on early childhood
program development, implementation, and evaluation;
- Opportunities for positions focused on data analysis and
- Opportunities for positions focused on data collection and
For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed
to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will
have a formal mentor plan.
- PhD in related discipline by start of position, including
Psychology, Neuroscience, Data Science, Education, Human
Development, or related.
- Experience in the field of research.
- Evidence of scholarship.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication
skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team
member and team leader as well as the ability to interpret and
present information to a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, requiring
participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among
- Interest in supporting community-based research, including
adapting research protocols for use in community settings and with
diverse populations involving working closely to co-create
intervention and evaluation protocol with community
- Interest in fast cycle and shared learning with a large and
diverse research and development community.
- Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (SPSS,
Qualtrics, Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar
- Previous experience working with young children, adolescents,
and families and/or previous experience working in community-based
- Topical expertise in early adversity and preventive
intervention including fast cycle learning.
- Strong record of publications (including first-author
manuscripts) in peer-reviewed journals.
- Experience in the planning, implementation, and tracking of a
research project comprising multiple assessments.
- Experience with neuroimaging.
- Bilingual fluency.
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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528937/postdoctoral-scholar-center-for-translational-neuroscience-open-pool