[visionlist] Job Opening: Postdoctoral Scholar - Sprague Laboratory, UCSB Psychological & Brain Sciences

Tommy Sprague tsprague at ucsb.edu
Mon Mar 4 13:44:06 -04 2019

The Sprague Laboratory within the Department of Psychological and Brain
Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites
applications for an open, full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position, with an
anticipated start date of June 1, 2019. The laboratory is looking for
exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Vision
Science and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. Under the direction of
Dr. Thomas Sprague, the Perception, Cognition, and Action Laboratory (
https://spraguelab.psych.ucsb.edu) seeks to understand the neural
mechanisms underlying behaviors related to visual spatial cognition,
including visual attention, working memory, and the guidance of eye
movements, using techniques including computational neuroimaging, EEG, and
eye tracking.

Responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Scholar will include engaging in all
aspects of research projects under the mentorship of Dr. Sprague. Specific
duties will involve working closely with Dr. Sprague to develop project
ideas, perform literature reviews, conduct necessary experiments (fMRI,
EEG, eye tracking, psychophysics), analyze results, present findings in
peer-reviewed publications and at academic conferences, and develop
professional skills (presentation skills, writing, scholarship, leadership,
etc.) in pursuit of career goals.

*Basic Qualifications*
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent)
degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field including, computer
science, applied mathematics, biology, etc., except the dissertation at the
time of application.

A demonstrated record of academic and research excellence as evidenced by
one or more of the following: lead-author peer-reviewed publication,
major/national conference presentation (e.g., Society for Neuroscience) as
presenting author, or lead-author pre-print manuscript posted on a public
preprint server (bioRxiv, arXiv, PsyArXiv).

*Additional Qualifications*
A minimum of one year performing extensive research in neuroscience is
required. In addition, the Ph.D must be conferred by the start of the
appointment, which is expected to be June 1, 2019.

*Preferred Qualifications*
Strong programming skills (e.g., MATLAB/Python) are essential. Preferred
candidates will also have substantial experience with human neuroimaging
(fMRI, EEG), behavioral testing (visual psychophysics, eye tracking),
univariate and/or multivariate model-based analyses, and familiarity with
neuroimaging analysis software (AFNI, Freesurfer), and be comfortable
working with source control software and using a UNIX environment.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Curriculum Vitae, including list of peer-reviewed publications and
conference presentations
• Cover Letter, including a brief description of past and future research
• At least one sample of a peer-reviewed publication OR a preprint posted
on a public preprint server (bioRxiv, arXiv, or PsyArXiv) representative of
past research
• Names and contact information for 3 References

Applications received by MARCH 31, 2019, will be given priority
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply
please visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01472

Questions can be directed to the Principal Investigator and Search Chair,
Dr. Thomas Sprague, via email at: tsprague at ucsb.edu

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.
Santa Barbara, CA
More information about this recruitment: https://www.psych.ucsb.edu/
*Document requirements*


   Curriculum Vitae - Please include list of peer-reviewed publications and
   conference presentations

   Cover Letter - Please include a brief description of past and future
   research interests

   Writing Sample - Peer-reviewed publication OR a preprint posted on a
   public preprint server (bioRxiv, arXiv, or PsyArXiv) representative of past

*Reference requirements*

   - 3 required (contact information only)

Visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01472

   1. Create an ApplicantID
   2. Provide required information and documents
   3. If any, provide required reference information
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