UVA’s Educational Neuroscience Lab, located in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, is seeking to identify a Postdoctoral Fellow. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on an NIH-funded project using fMRI to characterize the involvement of memory systems in math learning. The successful candidate will develop a rigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The position will report directly to the PI, Tanya Evans, and will be expected to work in tandem with the other researchers in the lab while collaborating on research projects. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The Educational Neuroscience Lab is a multidisciplinary, developmental cognitive neuroscience lab dedicated to understanding the cognitive, emotional and neural processes that shape school readiness skills. In our lab, we study how the Mind/Brain engages in math, reading and social cognition. We use concepts and tools from psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience to understand how children acquire school readiness skills. Our work covers a wide range of topics, but there are a few cross-cutting themes.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.
  • Psychology, Neuroscience background.
  • Coding: R, Matlab or Python experience.
  • Suitable writing skills.
  • Neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis skills.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2020, but this position will remain open until filled.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘‘Post Doctoral Research Associate, UVA’s Educational Neuroscience Lab, CASTL”. Complete an application online and attach the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of research interest
  • Contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number)

Attach all documents into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

For questions about the position, please contact Tanya Evans, Research Assistant Professor, and for questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

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