[visionlist] RA/Lab Manager and Postdoctoral positions

Andrew Leber andrew.leber at unh.edu
Tue Apr 24 21:34:24 GMT 2012


Dear colleagues,

Andy Leber's Cognitive Control Lab will be transitioning to The Ohio State University this summer and anticipates hiring multiple personnel to begin late Summer or early Fall 2012 (see below for jobs/descriptions).  The laboratory seeks to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms of attentional control, with a particular emphasis on understanding how we dynamically and flexibly implement strategies to avoid processing distracting information.  Our principal methods include human behavioral and fMRI techniques.  We will be situated among a world-class community of researchers specializing in cognitive neuroscience and visual cognition, with access to a new fMRI facility housing a Siemens 3T scanner.  For more information, please visit our lab website (http://pubpages.unh.edu/~abr36/), the Imaging Center website (http://ccbbi.osu.edu/), the Psychology Department (http://www.psy.ohio-state.edu/), and the Center for Cognitive Science (http://www.cog.ohio-state.edu/).

1. Research Assistant / Lab Manager

The lab seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and enthusiastic individual to manage daily lab operations and participate as an active research colleague.  Responsibilities will include assisting with all aspects of research (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing data), as well as supervising undergraduate assistants and overseeing daily lab operations.  This position is ideal for an individual who seeks to become a competitive applicant to Ph.D. programs in cognitive neuroscience.  Commitment of 2 years required.  Necessary qualifications:  BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering or related field; strong computer skills (Mac and PC) and some experience with computer programming; experience with basic statistics (ANOVA, t-test); strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  Desirable qualifications:  specific experience with programming psychological experiments (e.g., with MATLAB/Psychtoolbox or related platform); experience in fMRI scanning and/or data analysis; advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate techniques); web development skills.

2. Postdoctoral Associate 

The lab also seeks a postdoctoral research colleague to collaborate on projects relating to attentional control, using behavioral and fMRI techniques.  The successful applicant will have strong common interests in the research foci of the lab and will be expected to submit a postdoctoral fellowship application (e.g., NRSA) or help develop a grant proposal.  He/she will also have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering or related field (completed prior to start date).  Experience with a neuroimaging technique (EEG, fMRI) is desirable but not necessary.  The initial appointment term will be one year, with an additional 1-year reappointment contingent on successful performance; further extensions will depend on availability of funds.


Interested individuals should submit a CV, names of 2-3 references, and a brief statement of interest to Andy Leber (andrew.leber at unh.edu).
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Andrew B. Leber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of New Hampshire
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~abr36







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