The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes cognition and brain development in humans. We compare cognition in adults and children with different development experiences using techniques such as fMRI, TMS and behavioral measures. A key research direction involves working with individuals who are congenitally and late blind. We investigate visual cortex function in blindness as a window into mechanisms of brain development and plasticity in humans. We also study how sensory and linguistic experience contributes to concepts. For more information about our research go to http://bednylab.com/ The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to develop her/his own research program within the mission of the laboratory. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the intellectually rich cognitive science and neuroscience community of Johns Hopkins University.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is required. Qualified applicants will have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, development and neuroplasticity. Expertise in fMRI is preferred but candidates with proficiency in other relevant domains/techniques will also be considered (e.g. TMS/EEG/DTI). Excellent computational skills are strongly preferred.
How to Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV and contact information for three references by emailing the lab director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of interest should be no more than a single page long and should include a statement of what research the applicant wishes to pursue during their post-doctoral training. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible and available candidates could begin work immediately.
Internal Number: 0001
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