[visionlist] Postdoctoral Researcher Cognitive Neuroscience

Melissa Beck mbeck at lsu.edu
Tue Mar 12 11:01:05 -04 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Cognitive Neuroscience

External applicant link:

The postdoctoral researcher will engage in interdisciplinary research in
Cognitive Neuroscience, interact with research groups from multiple
disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary research activities. The
postdoctoral researcher will work with faculty in the Cognitive and Brain
Sciences and Clinical areas of the Psychology Department and with faculty
in the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University.
Research activities will align with research of Dr. Melissa Beck’s, Dr.
Steven Greening’s and Dr. Alex Cohen’s research laboratories.

This position involves developing, running and analyzing data on projects,
and presenting the findings in peer-reviewed manuscripts and at
conferences. The research combines behavior measures, eye tracking, EEG,
and physiology with a multimodal MRI approach, FMRI and DTI, using
univariate and multivariate approaches. Research projects will center on
understanding spatial reasoning, motivation, attention, learning, and
optimizing cognitive skills.

*Minimum qualifications:*

A Ph.D. in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a
related field (e.g, computer science) by the time of employment. Knowledge
of cognitive neuroscience, which can be demonstrated by a track record of
scholarship including peer-reviewed publications and conference

*Preferred Qualifications:*

·      Experience collecting fMRI, EEG, or eye tracking data.

·      Experience performing analysis on EEG, eye tracking (EyeLink
preferred), or fMRI and DTI data using standard neuroimaging software
(e.g., FSL, AFNI preferred). Perform basic and advanced data analysis of
behavioral, eye tracking and/or MRI data using excel, SPSS, and other
software (e.g., Matlab, Python, R).

·      Experience writing peer reviewed publications.

·      Experience programming and administering computerized psychological
experiments on E-prime or Psychtoolbox and with one or more scripting
languages (e.g., Matlab, Python, Bash, R).

Melissa R. Beck, PhD
Cognitive and Brain Sciences Area Head
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Psychology Department
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
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