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Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Barnard Vision Lab

Barnard College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Barnard Vision Lab

Job Description Summary
The Barnard Vision Lab (led by Dr. Alex White) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a background in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or neurolinguistics. The successful candidate will work on an NIH -funded project about vision, reading, and the "visual word form area."

We are most interested in a postdoc who will take the lead on fMRI studies. The project also involves psychophysics, eye-tracking, and computational modeling. The research questions include: how much written information can the brain process in parallel? What are the key brain areas that communicate between the visual system and the language system? How are those brain areas modulated by attention? See the lab website for more information:

Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College, a premier liberal arts college in Manhattan affiliated with Columbia University. Neuroimaging facilities are available at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, just a few blocks uptown.

This is a full-time position. Support is available for 1 year, with the possibility of extension. The start date is flexible. We encourage applicants who identify with demographic groups that are underrepresented in science and academia.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your research and career goals, and how those build off of your previous training. Please also include the names and contact information for three professional references.

Type of Position


Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary
Responsibilities include:
- design of experiments
- collection and analysis of psychophysical, eye-tracking and MRI data
- dissemination of results at conferences and peer-reviewed journals
- supervision of undergraduate research assistants

Required Qualification Summary
Required qualifications
- PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
- Strong computer programming skills and training in statistics
- Familiarity with functional MRI data analysis
- Ability to organize complex data sets and write clearly
- Excellent publication record

Preferred Qualification Summary
Preferred qualifications
- Expertise (or at least a keen interest) in visual perception and/or the scientific study of reading
- Interest in pedagogy and motivation to mentor undergraduate students

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date

Open Until Filled

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  2. Writing Sample


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