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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Full Time (FTE) with Benefits
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Laboratory directed by William “Scott” Killgore, PhD. The goal of the SCAN Lab is to contribute to the understanding of the neurobiology underlying emotional functioning, resilience, and human performance, and how these systems may be affected by various stresses (including sleep loss, psychological trauma, and mild traumatic brain injury) and the effectiveness of targeted treatments and interventions for restoring optimal functioning and performance. Our work explores the crossroads of several important brain systems involved in motivation, cognition, and emotion. Using such advanced techniques as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), structural neuroimaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS), cognitive neuropsychological assessment, and ambulatory monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythmicity, we are currently studying the neurocircuitry underlying cognitive and emotional intelligence, social cognition, decision-making, risk-taking, resilience, sleep and circadian rhythms, light exposure, and appetitive processes. Our lab studies these systems in healthy individuals under various conditions (e.g., stress, sleep loss, cognitive load) and in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mTBI. The lab currently seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong interest and background in neuroimaging analysis to contribute to these studies. The neuroimaging Postdoctoral Research Associate will work alongside Dr. Killgore to analyze and publish research findings.

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