We are seeking candidates with a strong background in human sensory-related ERP research and an abiding interest in autism for an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship to study auditory processing in typically developing young children and those on the Autism Spectrum as part of a large NIH-funded Autism Center for Excellence at the UC Health MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis.
Specifically, this project will examine how disproportionate megalencephaly (brain size disproportionate to height) effects the loudness dependency of auditory event related potentials derived from dense-channel array EEG in relation to a broad array of neuropsychological markers.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Post-Doctoral Scholar will join a collaborative workgroup and : 1) supervise and contribute to data collection and EEG processing including using second-order blind source identification to remove non-neural signal sources; 2) conduct spatiotemporal, global field power, and clustering analyses of ERPs, including data from the initial APP dataset; 3) supervise undergraduate and full-time RAs in data processing; 4) statistically analyze results; 5) prepare results for publication; 6) write manuscripts and abstracts for conference presentations; and 7) contribute to future grants or funding requests as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience, or a closely related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic required qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required by the start date): Published research experience with unisensory or multisensory processing using dense channel ERP measures is required. Research experience with autism is strongly preferred. MatLab and R expertise a strong plus.
This position is open until filled. The Post-doctoral Scholar will work primarily in Davis at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. Questions regarding this position and applications can be directed to Dr. Susan Rivera at email@example.com. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY and BENEFITS: The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon funding. The salary range for this position is $50,760 - 61,308. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. (https://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/
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About University of California at Davis UC Health MIND Institute
The UC Davis MIND Institute (https://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/) is a collaborative international research center with 59 core faculty, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
The UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain (https://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/) is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the human mind and its links to the brain. Our 19 core faculty members come from a range of departments, including Psychology, Neurology, Linguistics, Human Ecology and Neurobiology.