[visionlist] Postdoc position: Motivational value and attention, University of South Florida St. Petersburg (Jen O’Brien)

A Minority Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jen O’Brien at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. We are investigating the role of value learning on attention bias and how this interacts with the dopamine system in the brain using both behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG) methods.

Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in visual cognition, reward processing, and ERPs and with a doctorate in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will show evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and national or international conference proceedings, have excellent quantitative skills, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Experience with EEG/ERP analysis programs (e.g., Neuroscan, Netstation, EEG/ERPLAB), stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-prime, PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox), and statistical analysis (e.g., MATLAB, R, SPSS) is required, and proficiency in MATLAB is highly desired.

In addition to research responsibilities, the post doc will be required to teach as the faculty of record one existing upper level or graduate class per year based on his/her background and interests and will be expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Additionally, the post doc will contribute to the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Issues of Diversity and Inclusive Community (CADIC) over the two-year period and work with the University’s Chief Diversity Officer who has experience working with minority populations. Therefore, prior experience working or volunteering with underrepresented minority populations is expected. Preference will be given to US citizens or legal aliens representing historically underrepresented populations. Also, in an effort to strengthen ties between land-grant institutions, preference also will be given to individuals with graduate degrees from 1890 or 1994 land-grant institutions.

The position is a two-year fellowship beginning in August 2017. Interested persons should submit their CV and a letter of intent to jenobrien@usf.edu. The full application can be found at http://ift.tt/2eQXrMr   JOB ID 11454

USFSP is a Master’s granting, regionally accredited institution within the USF System and seeks to have 10,000 students by 2020. The Department of Psychology has approximately 400 undergraduate majors and a Master’s degree program in experimental psychology with a track in risk, resilience, and prevention.

Research Program Information: Visit Dr. O’Brien’s faculty page (http://ift.tt/2dWmq3A) and lab page (http://ift.tt/2eQVQXe) for more information.


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