Postdoc position in the Penn Communication Neuroscience Lab

(PI: Emily Falk)

Are you interested in examining neural predictors of health-relevant behaviors and information sharing in teens and young adults? Are you curious about how social environments (like the structure and composition of people’s social networks) are related to how they use their brains? Do you have a background in fMRI analysis? If so, come work with us!

With generous support from Hopelab, this post-doctoral fellowship is perfect for someone who has strong data analysis and writing skills and has expertise in one of these research areas, but wants to learn more about a new area (e.g., social neuroscience, behavior change, social network analysis, adolescent and young adult development). The post-doctoral fellow will begin with secondary analysis of a number of large scale datasets that involve fMRI, structural data, social network data, and behavior change outcomes. The position allows for substantial independence and creativity in conducting new research as well.

Please send an email with the subject line “Interdisciplinary post-doc application”, including a research statement/ letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We believe that our science is better with a diverse team. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are.


Human spatial cognition lab seeking postdoctoral fellows and research specialist

Postdoctoral Fellowship in The Human Spatial Cognition Lab

The Human Spatial Cognition Lab at The University of Arizona Psychology Department is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with the PI, Arne Ekstrom, to develop research projects involving virtual reality and memory. Projects include NIH, NSF, and departmentally sponsored research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, testing of patients with focal brain lesions, and/or healthy aging individuals. Postdocs with a background in memory, navigation, aging, neuroimaging, and/or EEG recording are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, or possibly bioengineering, with relevant past experience in a research lab.

The Human Spatial Cognition Lab works at the forefront of research on memory and navigation and has a 1800 square foot lab space available for testing and staff. This includes a VR-navigation room, two omnidirectional treadmills, a separate room for behavioral testing, and staff office space. Qualified applicants should email PI Dr. Arne Ekstrom, and direct any questions about the position to him as well.

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Research Specialist in the Human Spatial Cognition Lab

The Human Spatial Cognition Lab at The University of Arizona Psychology Department is seeking a research specialist to assist with coordinating and conducting human subjects testing the lab. The Human Spatial Cognition Lab works at the forefront of testing in virtual reality and is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

60% The primary responsibility of the specialist will be working with graduate students/staff to develop experiments involving virtual reality and memory, and to develop her/his own experimental paradigm involving the set-up in conjunction with students and staff in the lab. The successful candidate will also be expected to analyze the data using matlab and then write-up any results that are obtained for publication, in conjunction with the PI. Testing will involve scalp EEG, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and possible testing with patients. The specialist will also be asked to present the results, along with a graduate student and the PI, at scientific meetings such as the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Society for Neuroscience.

30% Administrative duties for the Human Spatial Cognition Lab, which will include coordinating IRBs (human testing protocols) and all human subjects testing. This may also include helping to coordinate and oversee lab-related purchases.

10% Assistance with grant reading and grant submission, in conjunction with the PI.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred qualifications: Knowledge and experience with MatLab. Experience with fMRI and EEG testing on human subjects.
Some programming experience

This is a full time position with benefits. To apply, please go to:

For further question, please do not hesitate to contact the PI, Dr. Arne Ekstrom,

Assistant Professor Position – Auburn University

Auburn University

Department of Psychology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience

Position: The Department of Psychology at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall semester, August 16, 2019.

Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program, with potential for extramural funding. Candidates will also contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Requirements/Qualifications: Candidates should have an independent research program in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience, broadly defined, with preference for programs that complement existing strengths in the Department of Psychology (e.g., autism, clinical neuroscience, cognitive and affective neuroscience, comparative cognition, developmental disabilities, environmental health, language processing, learning and conditioning, and psychopharmacology). Auburn University has state-of-the-art resources for human and nonhuman model neuroscience research including 7T neuroimaging and strong research ties with local military organizations. A strong record that includes publications and potential for external funding is required. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have their Ph.D. by the start date.

Application: Include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests as well as a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activities and/or service; representative reprints; transcripts; and contact information for 3 professional references. Applications should be submitting electronically through the online portal at:

Review of applications will begin September 17, 2018 and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Please visit our webpage to learn more about the Department of Psychology: Questions regarding this position should be addressed to search chair, Dr. Jeff Katz at

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

Child and Family Associates of Greater Washington–Employment Opportunity

CFA is hiring at least 2 licensed clinicians (PhD, PsyD, E.D.D, etc.) to join our team in Falls Church, Virginia. We are also looking to build a team in Reston, Virginia. CFA is truly a collaborative practice that has established a strong reputation through working as a team and with other professionals to help families build the skills for success. We meet weekly to share resources and ideas, and have rewarding and meaningful connections with our referral sources and others in the community. Most importantly, we enjoy working with each other and value the ‘professional family’ that we’ve developed. Many of our clients comment on the feel of CFA as a warm, inviting practice.

This is an employment opportunity, which offers benefits that independent contracting positions cannot. CFA fringe benefits include quarterly bonus, matching retirement plan, CEU and licensing fee reimbursement. We offer a flexible schedule and excellent hourly compensation: part-time associates can earn $60,000+ and full time staff can earn $100,000+ depending on available hours. Moreover, there is administrative support and all supplies and materials are covered by the practice.

We are seeking clinicians who are skill-building and strengths-based, and who also value teamwork and establishing rewarding connections with clients. Clinicians who are independently licensed; have couples and family therapy experience; have demonstrated psychological evaluation skills, and who have Cognitive Behavioral/Integrative therapy skills are highly preferred. Residents and Post-Doc’s in psychology who are license eligible in Virginia will also be considered.

Candidates who are motivated, have excellent people skills, and are interested in part-time or full-time work in a fun and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. We receive many referrals and currently maintain a waiting list so we are confident that skilled clinicians will be able to reach their desired caseload quickly.

Please ask interested candidates to email a 1) a letter of interest indicating interest in working with children, teens and families; and providing an example of where the candidate went “the extra mile” for a client and/or an employer; and 2) a Curriculum Vitae, to Mr. Garrett Claybrooks, Practice Administrator at

National Defense University Research Internship Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

We are currently accepting applications for an internship opportunity with at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, DC for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Interviews will be conducted in July.

Internship applications of highly motivated undergraduate (considering graduate school with 3.5+ GPA) and interested graduate psychology students are currently being accepted for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. If accepted, students will be members of the Leadership Fitness Lab and work with COL (Ret.) Stephen Bowles on various topics including:

  • Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Well-being, and Performance in Military Recruiters
  • Military (injured & non-injured service member) Couples Resilience, PTSD, and Relationship Quality
  • Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Well-being
  • Yoga, Resilience, Sleep, and Dreams
  • Non-Research Areas of Internship: Psychological Healthy Workplace Development, Community Professional Education, Conference/Symposium Assistant & Mindfulness Course TA

Responsibilities include:

  • Literature reviews, power point presentations, preparation of classroom materials, poster presentations, manuscript editing and writing
  • Preparing publication submissions
  • Coordination of articles with co-authors and organization of community events
  • Organizing of literature review, manuscripts and other relevant research material
  • Data base entry/management/data analysis

Hours preferred:

  • 12-16 hours per week during school year for local students in school (with an option for course credit)
  • 36+ hours per week during summer and academic year (with an option for semester credit)

This can be flexible depending on class and work schedules. We are looking for someone with an interest in research, particularly in military-related psychology, but not necessarily exclusive to that topic. If interested, please review the Application Process below and submit the needed documents to Dr. Stephen Bowles at

Application Process: Submit CV, Unofficial Transcript, Submit Writing Sample (5-10 pages) & Interview

Full-Time Lab Coordinator Position at the University of Virginia

The Lab for Social and Moral Development and the Lab for Early Social and Brain Development at the University of Virginia are seeking a Lab Coordinator. Research in these labs focuses on the development of social, emotional, and moral development in infancy and early childhood. The Lab Coordinator will help set up a new collaborative project between two established labs, and will manage and oversee the day-to-day activities of the lab. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruiting and interviewing new research assistants, supervising and training research assistants, overseeing subject recruitment and data collection, managing human subjects protocols, assisting with manuscript preparation, and assisting with expense management. The position also involves administrative duties such as purchasing lab supplies, coordinating lab events and meetings, and serving as the lab’s liaison with department administrators, collaborators, and the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

This full-time position will be shared between the two labs.

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field is required by the start date. The Lab Coordinator will have at least one year of research experience, time as a student may be considered. The incumbent will have the ability to work accurately and carefully, and work independently and in collaboration with others. The Lab Coordinator must have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, the ability to write and communicate effectively in English, and be comfortable interacting with children and parents. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and with online research tools and searching databases is required. Preference will be given for experience with experimental design and development and with programming, eye-tracking, and/or use of neuroscience methods (EEG or NIRS). Prior experience in an infant and/or a child lab is preferred. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SPSS) is preferred.

For more information regarding our research, please visit:

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply candidates must submit a Staff Application through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0623081, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin May 26, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jessica Connelly at Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Rhiannon O’Coin at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Research Associate in Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire

Our lab is hiring a research associate (BA/MA-level). Please share the information below with anyone who might be interested in joining our team!

Dr. Edwards’ Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire is hiring. We are seeking a research associate to work alongside researchers and curriculum development specialists on several federally-funded projects focusing on domestic and sexual violence, including prevention and intervention efforts for these public health problems. We are seeking a full time research associate to assist the PI and other research staff (e.g., postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, practitioners) with a variety of research tasks ranging from study preparation tasks to dissemination of study findings, although some assistance with programming may be part of assigned duties as well (depending on skill level and need). This is an adjunct hourly position with the possibility of becoming a full-time benefits eligible position. To learn more and apply, please visit: