The Clinical Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Program directed by Stacie L. Warren, PhD, and Tilman Schulte, PhD, at Palo Alto University is seeking a neuroimaging postdoctoral scholar. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a range of cognitive and affective studies that focus on executive function, emotion regulation, stress responsivity, reward processing, and aging on neural circuitry. Populations of interest include healthy adults, adults with or at risk for developing psychopathology, and neurological disorders.
The postdoctoral fellow’s primary responsibility is to analyze neuroimaging data (resting-state and task-based fMRI) and to develop and apply novel data analysis techniques. Additionally, Drs. Warren and Schulte are committed to fostering the postdoctoral scholar’s research independence through first-authored manuscript writing and grant preparation.
The start date of the position is as soon as possible, but no later than August 1, 2018.
Essential Functions " Analyzing neuroimaging data " Developing and implementing statistical/mathematical modeling (e.g., machine learning algorithms) to characterize high-dimensional datasets " Improving software/scripts that implement algorithms for data quality control, preprocessing, analysis, and management " Manuscript development
Qualifications " PhD in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, or a related field by the time of appointment " Strong background in quantitative analysis " Proficiency with at least one neuroimaging analysis software package (e.g., FSL, SPM, Freesurfer, AFNI, etc.) " Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, java) and/or shell scripting " Proficiency with Linux OS and file system " Experience with any of the following: signal and image processing, machine learning, statistical/mathematical modeling " Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and spoken/written English communication skills are expected " A two-year commitment is required
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits. To apply, send your CV (including 3 academic references), and a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Internal Number: 03062018
About Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship