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Neuroscience Clinical Research Associate

Stanford University invites applications for the post of a Neuroscience Clinical Trials Research Assistant/Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a cutting edge research environment with world renown researchers in a variety of disciplines including Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Memory Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurosurgery, and others.

PROGRAM:

The successful candidate may participate in all aspects of clinical trials research including: assembling and administering neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis. A minimum commitment of two years is expected. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. 

ELIGIBILITY:

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, public health, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential.

Past research experience within neurology/neurosurgery/psychiatry/psychology is desirable, as is prior experience administering neuropyschological assessments. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: consenting for research and recruiting difficult patient populations, medical terminology, and experience with industry sponsored clinical trials.

The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with neurologically affected populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

There are 3 positions open with start dates in Spring 2021.Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals in PDF format titled with YourName_CV.pdf to Maria Coburn at mcoburn@stanford.edu.Please include your preferred start date.

POSTED 04/06/2021

2021 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad.

PROGRAM:

Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before November 1st, 2021 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and theme of importance to Black Studies
  • Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one pdf:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu/funding/index.html#2021-2022-Black-Studies-Project
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 23, 2021. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Information about the grants and the Travel Grant cover sheet can be found at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu.

POSTED 04/06/2021

Jobs

Post Doctoral Fellow Opportunity at the University of Maryland, Child Development Lab

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ongoing research related to EEG, including methods development and the application of EEG measures to infant and child cognition and the development of psychopathology. The position is open immediately and is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

Qualifications

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field; experience with EGI high density systems for ERP and EEG acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with software programs (MATLAB, EEGLAB or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, R) is highly desired.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for analyzing EEG and ERP data from high density EGI systems, working on the development of new methods for pre-processing and analysis of EEG data, writing scientific papers and participating in the intellectual life of the lab. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Interested?

Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu). 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

POSTED 05/01/2021

Postdoctoral Associate Position at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

The Departments of Neuroscience (Dr. Elyse Sussman) and Radiology (Dr. Mark Wagshul) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate to work on an NIH-funded project exploring the neural bases of chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits (chemobrain) in survivors of childhood leukemia.

The project employs both EEG-based and fMRI-based methods to understand chemo-related cognitive dysfunction in children ages 5-12 years. The position is available starting May-June 2021; the position is for two years with the possibility for renewal on a year-by-year basis.

How to Apply!

Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief statement of their research interests and career goals, and the names and phone numbers of three references to Mark Wagshul (mark.wagshul@einsteinmed.org<mailto:mark.wagshul@einsteinmed.org>) or Elyse Sussman (elyse.sussman@einsteinmed.org<mailto:elyse.sussman@einsteinmed.org>). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

POSTED 04/22/2021

PostDoc Position in the Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

We’re a group researching in the areas of humanoid, cognitive developmental, neuro-, and collaborative robotics. Robots with artificial electronic skins are one of our specialties.

In our research, we employ the so-called synthetic methodology, or “understanding by building”, with two main goals:

  1. Understanding cognition and its development. In particular, we’re interested in the “body in the brain“: how do babies learn to represent their bodies and the space around it (peripersonal space) and what are the mechanisms in the brain. We build embodied computational models on humanoid robots to uncover how these representations operate.
  2. Robots safe and natural around humans. Taking inspiration from humans, we make robots exploit multimodal information (mostly vision and touch) to share space with humans. We’re interested in physical and social human-robot interaction.

Qualifications

In the context of a 5-year project entitled “Whole-body awareness for safe and natural interaction: from brains to collaborative robots” for excellence in fundamental research from the Czech Science Foundation (see https://cyber.felk.cvut.cz/news/new-gacr-expro-project for more information), we seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in some of the following areas:

  • Neural network models of multisensory integration, body schema, and reaching development
  • Employing humanoid robots with artificial skin to construct embodied computational models of body and peripersonal space representations 

The postdoc will independently conduct research and will also be involved in shaping the research of the group and supervising students.

We seek applicants with a background in computational modeling, artificial neural networks or machine learning, with interest in neuroscience. Background in robotics is not required.

How to Apply:

  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)
  • CV (including 2 reference persons)
  • 1 Letter of recommendation (can be from 1 of the reference persons above)

Please send the application or inquiries to matej.hoffmann@fel.cvut.cz with (“postdoc application” in the subject). The position is open until filled.

POSTED 04/22/2021

Grad Writing Consultant

The Writing Hub is hiring for the 2021-2022 academic year! We’re looking for next year’s cohort of new Grad Consultants. If you’ve ever been interested in joining our team at Writing Hub, here’s your opportunity!
We are looking for graduate students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to join our Grad Consultant team. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse team of writing consultants who: value working meaningfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds; actively promote equity and inclusion within the Writing Hub through our programs and services; and are dedicated to continuous learning.
  • Work closely with graduate student peers
  • Work with scholars from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Become a stronger writer and reader
  • Join a supportive professional community commeted to institutional equity
  • Develop maketable skills and strengths. 
  • Flexible positions available (5-20 hours/week)
  • Pay title: Associate
Apply!
More information about what grad consultants do and details for how to apply can be found on our website: https://writinghub.ucsd.edu/who-we-are/employment.html#Graduate-Writing-Consultant---P

The Grad Consultant application deadline is 11:59pm on May 2, 2020.

Questions? Email us at writinghub@ucsd.edu.

POSTED 04/22/2021

Psychology: Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow - 000669

The University of Richmond has an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience starting in July 2021. The fellowship is designed to enhance candidate's scholarship and provide teaching experience for a career in academia. The candidate will work collaboratively with Dr. Cindy Bukach investigating how category specific effects (in particular face perception and other-race effects) emerge, generalize, and transform with changes in experience and context, using both behavioral and ERP techniques.  Applicants should hold a PhD in a related field (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience) and have extensive experience with EEG including experiment design, programming, data collection, and statistical analysis. Proven skills in scholarly writing will be an advantage, as will be a background in face/object recognition or social neuroscience and/or programming skills. Finally, the candidate is expected to have good social skills, the ability to work in a team, and commitment to mentoring undergraduates. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and independently on research with Dr. Cindy Bukach and her students, and will teach two units per academic year.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu using the Faculty (Adjunct/Visitor) link to Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow – 000669. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a research statement. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries to Cindy Bukach at cbukach@richmond.edu .   

POSTED 04/14/2021

Research Specialist Position at Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, University of Richmond, VA

The Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory of Dr. Cindy Bukach is seeking a highly organized and energetic person to serve as full-time research specialist.
The “Beyond Categories” lab conducts research on object and face recognition in cognitively intact and impaired individuals, using electrophysiology (EEG and ERP) and behavioral methods. Specifically, our lab studies the factors underlying how the brain becomes specialized for particular categories, and how this categorization influences behavior. For example, we are currently investigating how racial bias and other-race effects emerge and transform with changes in experience, task demands, and context. Bukach also directs PURSUE – a multi-institutional initiative to develop open-source electrophysiology training materials for undergraduates. This initiative includes online materials (www.pursueerp.com), a large EEG database, and faculty training workshops.
Responsibilities
  • Conducts Cognitive Neuroscience research on human subjects using both behavioral and ERP methods, including programming, recruiting, testing and statistical analysis
  • Under limited supervision, coordinates and supervises student research activities, ensuring adherence to safety and ethical regulations related to research with human subjects
  • Performs administrative duties such as database management, scheduling, hardware/software maintenance, website maintenance, equipment maintenance and general faculty support

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science or related field
  • 2 years of experience in a research lab (preferably in cognitive or cognitive neuroscience laboratory using Event-related potential method)
  • Highly desired: 
    • Prior research experience with Event-related potential method and data analysis
    • Advanced computer skills such as programming, familiarity with statistical and experimental software, managing online data collection, Matlab)

For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Cindy Bukach at cbukach@richmond.edu

POSTED 04/14/2021

Career Center - Graduate Peer Educator

Graduate Peer Educator Job Description:

·      Provide career services on location in specific graduate departments as determined by need

·      Advise graduate students on career and internship-related topics, such as resume/cover letter writing, internship & job search, and general career exploration questions

·      Create, design, lead/facilitate in-person and online events; recruit faculty, employer, and staff speakers; coordinate logistics and monitor event budgets

·      Participate in marketing activities to various student groups and units on campus; create marketing materials for events; develop content for graduate student newsletters

·      Participate in graduate student advisory functions for multiple committees

·      Assist students with the use and organization of resources in the Career Resource Library, Handshake, and online career resources

·      Create & distribute advising materials/handouts

·      Participate in Triton Career Fairs and other Center and Alumni related events as determined by need

·      Attend peer meetings, trainings and occasional off-campus training

·      Contribute materials to GPEP training manual

·      Obtain and assess data on graduate career development needs across campus; facilitate focus groups and report on results

·      Manage shared GradCareers email inbox & calendar

·      Serve as liaison to graduate student employees and leaders in departments and student organizations

·      In absence of a lead career advisor, assist with managing their ongoing projects

·      Complete additional career-related projects as directed 

General Qualifications:

·      Must be able to commit to working at least through Spring 2021. Being able to work through Summer 2021 / into academic year 2021-22 is highly desired.

·      Must pay UC San Diego Student Services Fees each quarter working (must have paid Spring 2021 student services fees or be a Fall 21-22 new or re-admit to work Summer 2021).

Job Location: this is currently a remote job opportunity; when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted this may convert to an in-person position.

Hours Per Week: 10 hours/week

How To Apply:
  • Submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake.
  • In the Cover Letter, please explain your interest in this role and why your skills/experience would make you a good fit for the position.

Posted On: 02/04/2021