Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Jacqueline Snow’s Laboratory (Snow Lab) in the Department of Psychology at The University of Nevada, Reno (https://snowlab.blogs.unr.edu/).
This NIH-funded research project investigates the cognitive and neural basis of object perception. The projects use a combination of fMRI, TMS, neuropsychological, psychophysical and kinematic measures. The Snow Lab is equipped with facilities for eye tracking, 3D visualization including stereoscopic and augmented reality displays, optotrak for recording movement kinematics, TMS, as well as custom-designed equipment for presenting real-world objects under controlled viewing conditions. The position has a flexible start date, but can be as soon as February 1, 2018. Applications will be assessed as they arrive; position posting will remain open until filled. Salary will be based on NIH post-doctoral rates and commensurate with experience. The position is a non-tenure-track full-time ‘A’ contract appointment for 12 months with potential for renewal for additional years.
The Snow Lab is part of the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program (http://groups.unr.edu/unr_psych_cbs/CBS_grad_program/) and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (https://www.unr.edu/neuroscience/center) at UNR, that together form a strong vision and multidisciplinary neuroscience group. Access to a wide variety of additional resources and research opportunities is available through the NIH COBRE for Integrative Neuroscience, including a 3T fMRI facility, AR/VR facility, and 256-channel HD-EEG systems. Reno sits at the base of the Eastern Sierras, minutes from Lake Tahoe, major ski resorts, and unlimited outdoor recreation.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. Experience in human fMRI design and data analysis is necessary (Brain Voyager, CoSMoMVPA, and Matlab preferred) with particular emphasis on multivoxel pattern analysis (MVPA) and multidimensional scaling (MDS) of fMRI data. Strong computer programming skills (Matlab/Psychtoolbox).
UNR has a strong vision group and access to a wide variety of resources and research opportunities available through an NIH COBRE for Integrative Neuroscience, including a 256-channel EEG system and newly opened fMRI facility.
Reno sits at the base of the Eastern Sierras, minutes from Lake Tahoe, major ski resorts, and unlimited outdoor recreation.