Research Assistant

The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is hiring a full-time postbac research assistant to start Summer/Fall 2019. This position requires:

  • Completion of a BA/BS degree.
  • A strong programming background.
  • Some familiarity with or the ability to quickly learn the basics of Matlab and Python.
  • A strong interest in learning more about experimental and computational approaches to cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry.

There are also several additional characteristics that are preferred, but are by no means required — we’re in an interdisciplinary field, and no one knows everything. However, you should have a strong interest in filling in gaps in your knowledge as the need arises.

  • Some experience with R, LaTeX, and version control.
  • Some experience with FSL or another neuroimaging analysis package.
  • Some exposure to experimental and/or mathematical/computational approaches to psychology/cognitive neuroscience/psychiatry.

The ideal candidate is someone with some exposure to programming and/or computer science who is interested in learning more about computational approaches to psychology/cognitive neuroscience/psychiatry before applying to graduate school. Primary responsibilities include programming computer-based experiments and recruiting and running participants. Administrative tasks will include helping prepare grant applications and publications for submission, as well as performing whatever other activities are necessary to keep the lab running smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to be more directly involved in a research project and data analysis, and learn how to ask and answer questions in our field.

The University of Maryland, College Park is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia.

To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, and a list of references to asolway[at]umd.edu. Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. In particular, describe any programming classes you have taken and what programming experience you have outside of class. Also describe your long term goals and how you think this position will help you achieve them.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral Fellow

The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is hiring a postdoctoral fellow with experience and interest in computational modeling of behavior and neuroimaging to start in Summer/Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have at minimum:

  • Received a Ph.D. prior to the start date, completing their defense and all other degree requirements.
  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Established expertise in computational modeling of behavior and experimental design.
  • Experience with at least one neuroimaging modality (EEG, fMRI, invasive recordings in patients).
  • A strong publication record in cognitive/computational neuroscience and/or psychology.
  • Experience or an interest in using computational approaches to ask questions related to information processing differences in psychiatric disorders.

The department where you receive your Ph.D. does not matter so long as you have worked on projects and published papers related to the type of work we do. This position requires you to take a leadership role from day one, helping to manage junior trainees and set the direction of the lab.

The University of Maryland, College Park is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia.

To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, any pre-prints (to be handled in confidence), and a list of references to asolway[at]umd.edu. Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. Also, briefly describe your long term goals and how you think a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab will help you achieve them.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant Position @ University of Maryland

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