[visionlist] Hiring – Post doctoral Scholar – developmental fMRI & face processing w/Suzy Scherf

State University, Department of Psychology: Post-Doctoral Scholar


of Developmental Neuroscience


postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Psychology at
Penn State University in the lab of Dr. Suzy Scherf (http://ift.tt/2rp2hbq).
This position is supported by an NIMH-funded grant investigating the influence
of pubertal development on face processing and functional brain
development. We employ functional
(fMRI) and structural (sMRI) magnetic resonance, together with detailed
behavioral paradigms in typically
developing children,
adolescents, and emerging adults. We use univariate, pattern analytic, and
effective connectivity strategies in addressing questions about functional
changes in the organization of neural network organization.


ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in developmental or cognitive neuroscience,
or related field, previous experience with fMRI research, strong programming
(e.g., Matlab) and quantitative skills, and a promising publication record. Experience
with child and adolescent participants is a plus, but not required.


is an excellent position for qualified candidates to gain expertise in developmental
neuroscience and work in a supportive lab environment that prioritizes
professional development, including publications and grant-writing experience (see http://ift.tt/2qFXc16).


position is open immediately but start dates as late as Fall 2017 will also be
considered. This is a one-year position renewable up to 5 years, contingent on
performance and funding. A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.


Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research
experiences and goals, and contact details for three references to Suzy Scherf
at suzyscherf@psu.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis until the position is filled.



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