Research Assistant Professor

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory within the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences program at Drexel’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is seeking a motivated and dedicated Research Assistant Professor who will conduct neuroimaging analyses (fMRI, MRI, EEG) and administer neuromodulation paradigms (tDCS, tACS) in healthy and clinical populations. The primary role of the Research Assistant Professor is to serve as a second faculty member in the lab, whose duties include writing research manuscripts, contributing to proposals for extramural funding, and writing individual proposals for extramural funding. The successful candidate will be situated to develop their own line of work as a professional scientist in the context of the lab’s lines of research inquiry.

Our laboratory participates in NSF- and NIH-funded protocols and collaborates with several researchers to conduct studies on complex dynamic cognitive processing, semantic and episodic memory, and mood and anxiety disorders. We currently collaborate with investigators at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Our research team’s core focus is to leverage cognitive neuroscience methodologies, especially functional neuroimaging and noninvasive electric brain stimulation, to uncover the neural mechanisms of complex cognition. We are particularly interested in naturalistic functional magnetic resonance imaging approaches in the context of real-world cognition, and related data analyses techniques. Lab members focus on executive functions, memory processes, design neurocognition, and cognitive flexibility. As a laboratory with a translational neuroscience mission, this position is ideal for an individual interested in research-intensive career opportunities in an academic and/or medical or industry setting.

Essential Functions
  • The primary technical roles will be to conduct analyses on naturalistic neuroimaging (functional MRI, EEG) and behavioral data and execute brain stimulation protocols as pertinent to funded experiments in healthy and clinical samples.
  • Authoring and co-authoring high-impact journal submissions commensurate with contributions to research projects and manuscripts is assumed.
  • Working with the PI and lab members to communicate with the IRB, department, research participants, and personnel as necessary for ongoing studies.
  • Participating in co-written grants with the PI and writing grants to support the Research Assistant Professor’s independent line of research.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD or Doctorate in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience with neuroimaging
  • Strong organizational ability and excellent communication skills
  • Experience with at least one applied programming language (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, Linux-based cluster interfaces)
  • Needs to demonstrate consistent professional conduct
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Training in more than one area within psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or network science with a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral or similar experience conducting academic research
  • Additional experience with noninvasive neuromodulation
  • Candidates with prior knowledge of behavioral and neuroimaging research designs, programming of adaptive algorithms, and a strong publication track record are especially desired
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking

University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload in a single PDF file the following; (a) a cover letter; (b) your CV/resume and (c) the names of 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Chrysikou

Advertised:Apr 4 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Jul 15 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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