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Middlebury Psychology 1-Year Position, Open Specialty, starting September, 2020


Candidates will be expected to teach four courses, including Introduction to Psychology, a core course in the candidate’s specialty sub-field (e.g., Social, Personality, Developmental, etc.), an elective, and an advanced seminar for Junior and Senior majors. Area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in Social and/or Personality Psychology. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor (ABD). Candidates should provide evidence of their commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts institution.Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or need further information. Further details available here: https://apply.interfolio.com/77769

Diversity in Cognitive Functioning Faculty position, Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin 


The Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Aging. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on brain correlates of cognitive function in aging populations. Special emphasis will be placed on work including diverse populations (e.g., variability by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity, language or culture). Priority will be given to scholars with a background in Clinical Neuropsychology. The position will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.

More details: Advertisement for Diversity in Cognitive Functioning

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at The Pennsylvania State University




The Neurobiology Investigation of Learning and Addiction Laboratory (NILA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join Dr. Thomas Gould and his research team at The Pennsylvania State University. The NILA lab is located within the Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health and conducts NIH-funded behavioral neuroscience research investigating the effects of nicotine on behavioral learning and its underlying neurobiological and genetic substrates. A current focus of the lab is the impact of developmental nicotine exposure-associated changes to the epigenome on brain and behavior. Our laboratory utilizes cutting-edge technologies and employs innovative integrative techniques in the study of learning, memory, and addiction. Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to develop independent research goals and will have continuous opportunity to publish and present their work. 

Candidate responsibilities will depend on candidate skills and interests as well as laboratory needs. Postdoctoral Fellow responsibilities generally include data collection and analysis, grant and manuscript preparation, and conference attendance and presentation. Qualified applicants will have earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biology, Psychology, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in mouse genetics, rodent behavior models, and neurobiological techniques and a proven track record of publications.

Candidate should submit a current CV and a list of three references.

Postdoctoral Position OHSU

OHSU scientists, Drs. Tamara Phillips (aka, Tamara Richards) and Robert Hitzemann, are actively seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct ongoing research requiring gene network and multimodal single cell analysis from transcriptome data. The successful applicant will develop and apply statistical/computational methods to analyze whole genome sequencing data to elucidate the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms underlying addiction-related traits. Single cell and/or single nuclei analysis will be used to improve gene module annotation for these analyses. These data are being collected in genetic mouse models to improve our understanding of the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying simple and complex traits related to risk for addiction. We are especially interested in residual phenotypic variation after strong directional selection for drug and alcohol intake. Identification of modifiers of genetic risk could lead to more effective therapeutics. 

Activities under this fellowship may include, but will not be limited to (1) development of bioinformatics pipelines for gene network and single cell expression data analysis, (2) pipeline application to datasets generated from our laboratory experiments, and (3) direct involvement in data collection. This Postdoctoral Fellow appointment is intended to provide full-time, mentored training toward further career development.  

We maintain local and distant collaborations to enhance the scope of our research; thus, the Scholar will have the opportunity to interact and pursue training with researchers with multiple levels of expertise. In addition, we work with cores, including the Gene Profiling Shared Resource, which includes the Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR); and the Bioinformatics and Biotstatistics Core at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. State-of-the-art analytical tools are used e.g. the Illumina NovaSeq 6000. There will also be the opportunity to gain expertise in classical genetics, behavioral analysis, pharmacology and molecular biology.

The position may be funded by a NIH T32 training grant related to alcohol (NIAAA) or drug (NIDA) addiction research. Training grant details can be found at https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/behavioral-neuroscience/nih-training-grants  However, grant resources are also available from grants supporting Drs. Phillips’ and Hitzemann’s research. For information about their labs, please visit   https://www.ohsu.edu/people/tamara-j-phillips  and  


For the job listing, please visit https://careersat-ohsu.icims.com/ and search for position 2020-4600, then scroll down and click on Postdoctoral Scholar.

If interested in the position, please send a cover letter, a CV, a statement of training and career goals, and the names of 3 references to: Dr. Tamara Phillips at phillipt@ohsu.edu

Start date is open; however, to fill an existing T32 slot, we would prefer to fill the position by June 30, 2020. Fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents. Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Research Funding


The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (www.nas.edu/arl). This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have already tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Eligibility criteria

  • By October 1, 2020, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering. Applicants who intend to defend their dissertation after October 1, 2020, are not eligible.
  • As of the application deadline (May 29, 2020), applicants may not be more than five years beyond the award date of their Ph.D. or Sc.D.
  • There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must pass a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation. Foreign nationals must get further DoD approval, requiring a background investigation. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.
  • Candidates are expected to have conducted research on a major scientific or engineering problem during their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Fellowship terms and benefits

  • Full-time commitment to a one-year in-residence appointment at ARL, renewable for up to three years based on performance
  • Annual stipend of $100,000
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
  • Paid relocation and professional travel allowance

Postdoctoral Fellowship in School-Based Studies for Anxiety


Applications are being accepted for a clinical-research postdoctoral position focused on testing interventions in school settings for anxiety. Preferred applicants have a doctorate in a relevant area of study, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conducting clinical research and data analysisexperience in school settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in numerous schools. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the study including (but not limited to): recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of study staff, data management and analysis, and manuscript and grant preparation/publications. Opportunities for transitioning to faculty are also possible 

Start date for fellowship is flexible (ideally summer 2020)Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, up to three published research papers, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and three letters of recommendations to Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry: gginsburg@uchc.edu  

Experimental Psych Grad Student Job opportunity


The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Psychologist to support research studies and analyses to determine the biomedical response of humans to stressors identified in the special warfare, surface, undersea, diving, and submarine environments at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT.  NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Identify Navy-relevant research topics in the areas of optimization of human/cognitive performance. Write research pre-proposals, research protocols, formal technical reports, and journal publications addressing the above topic.
  • Support execution of approved work units/research projects by determining requirements, obtaining/developing and fabricating laboratory equipment and materials, developing documentation and coordinating approval of related Institutional Review Board documents, and managing resources necessary to meet project goals.
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies, write standards of procedure to perform appropriate methodologies, and perform quality assurance checks to ensure that appropriate methodologies are followed consistently on approved studies and research projects.
  • Support NSMRL staff and other professional entities on current and future human subjects research projects.
  • Recruit and monitor experimental subjects, and arrange for necessary support staff and equipment to monitor experimental subjects.
  • Perform tests, surveys, investigations, and/or experiments. Obtain raw data and assemble analytic data sets, and gather test/survey/experiment results.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative research data.
  • Demonstrate expert working knowledge in the utilization of behavioral research methods tools (e.g., neurobehavioral batteries, eye-tracking, mouse-tracking, EEG).
  • Prepare summaries and publications for non-research technical and general audiences.
  • Report finding, outcomes, and recommendations to the fleet through formal meetings, presentations, briefings, and publications.
  • Coordinate approval of publication of technical information.
  • Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.
  • Some offsite travel (~10%) may be required for data collection efforts, presentations, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed a Doctoral (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) degree from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in experimental psychology, cognitive science, or a related field.
  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Candidates must demonstrate expert working knowledge in behavioral statistical software (e.g., LISREL, SPSS, MATLAB, R).
  • Candidates must display a willingness to be exposed to a broad research and management experience in the human performance domain.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to extend and apply the knowledge of behavioral research to the missions of the Navy
  • Demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports and membership in scientific societies
  • Knowledge of and experience writing and editing technical and scientific research information
  • Demonstrated ability to speak well and concisely and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
  • Knowledge of research examining human performance in a submarine environment is preferred.

Read more and apply here: https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/4756979-research-psychologist

They have a job posting for a full-time position; however, there is also the potential for contracting out smaller projects they need programming for. 

If you are a UCONN graduate student and interested please contact Dominica Hernandez (former Clinical Psychology graduate student) if you want to talk/connect with PIs on her team. Dominica.B.Hernandez@leidos.com

Postdoctoral Opportunity at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder


IBG is one of the world’s leading institutes for genetic research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockout-gene mice. Current research areas include aging, alcohol, behavioral development, brain structure and function, cognitive abilities and executive functions, drug abuse, evolution, neurodegenerative disease, nicotinic receptors, personality, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, and synaptic plasticity.

Post-doctoral training opportunities are available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics. Projects include large human genetics studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies aimed at uncovering and understanding genes related to substance use disorders.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity to supervise and interact with junior graduate and undergraduate students. More information about IBG and the training program is located at www.colorado.edu/ibg.  The position is restricted to US citizens or Green Card holders because of the funding source.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the faculty mentor with whom they would like to train, but should submit their complete application through CU Jobs at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24328&emailCampaignId=168. The appointment would begin on June 30, 2020.

Join us for the 22nd Annual Genes, Brain and Behavior Meeting
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA, USA. May 12th-17th, 2020

Boston Children Hospital-Developmental Medicine Center Director of Psychology


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DATA Scholar Program Announcement


The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges with the potential for substantial public health impact.

The one- to two-year positions will be based in NIH offices located in Bethesda and Rockville, MD, or Research Triangle Park, NC. DATA Scholars will:

  • Lead transformative NIH projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in high-impact areas of biomedical research.
  • Directly communicate technical and project-related information with NIH senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with other DATA Scholars and the NIH data science community across broad disciplinary boundaries.
  • Engage with policymakers, top researchers, and industry partners.

The NIMH Data Archive (NDA) is featured in the Cloud-Native High-Performance Computing for Bioinformatics with Complex Data project. To date, biomedical researchers have not broadly adopted the use of cloud computing resources. The DATA Scholar will work with neuroimaging researchers to design containerized tools that the researchers will want to use and can customize for future research needs. The Scholar will work with some of the NIMH Data Archive’s 1,800 active users, as well as with researchers at the NIH.

Applicants should possess technical skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data engineering, data science, database management, project management, software design, supercomputing, and/or bioinformatics. Industry experience is desired. Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and have advanced experience in data science or related fields.

Applications are due April 30, 2020.
For more information and details on how to apply, visit the full job announcement.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Simultaneous Spinal Cord/Brain fMRI


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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Patient-engaged Health and Psychological Intervention Research


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