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Research Associate

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Charlottesville
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Posting Summary:
The Department of Psychology at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of computational cognitive neuroscience. The position will involve working on a project focusing on the development of new model-based methods of assessing cognitive state, such as attention, memory, decision-making, in real-world and virtual environments. The goal of the research project is to quantify fluctuations in cognitive performance with mathematical models of behavior combined within a Bayesian joint modeling framework with neural and other sensor data. The position will entail helping to design, collect, and analyze behavioral and neural (both fMRI and EEG) data, as well as, helping to develop the entire modeling and analysis ecosystem, parts of which we will release as open source software for the scientific community to use. The position will include preparation of manuscripts for leading peer-reviewed journals, as well as assistance writing grants to secure ongoing funding for the lab. Finally, the position will entail some supervision and collaboration with graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate students in the lab. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any field closely related to neuroscience, psychology, or computer science by the position start date and demonstrate a strong research background with excellent data analysis skills in at least one of the following fields: virtual reality, computational models of cognition (especially memory) and/or machine learning applied to neural data. Preference will be given to individuals who have prior experience with computer programming.
This is a one-year appointment. However, appointments may be renewed for one or two years (one-year increments), contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is consistently ranked as a top public institution. Situated within iconic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia, with convenient airport and interstate access, we are located within one hour of Richmond and two hours of Washington D.C. Charlottesville is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in America. The postdoctoral affairs website at the following URL provides more information on resources for postdocs at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.: http://postdoc.virginia.edu/.
To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa (****and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0623403.
Review of applications will begin June 18, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is July 2018.
Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to Rachel Browning at ****.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment Conditions for Faculty
U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
EO/AA Statement:
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Rank:
Research Associate
Required Applicant Documents:
CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
Department:
Department of Psychology
Academic Year for Position? (e.g. 2015):
2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
FLSA Exemption Status:
Exempt
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:
No
Posting Date:
06-08-2018
Location:
Charlottesville
Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule?:
Yes
Employment Posting Category:
Professional Research Staff
E-mail a Friend:
jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=84747
Appointment Type:
Professional Research Staff
Posting Number:
0623403
Number of Months/Year:
12
Drug Testing Required?(Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):
No
Position Type:
Professional Research Staff
Posting for UVA Employees Only:
No Response
Area of Interest:
No Response
Employment Conditions:
Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryInternational SearchDegree Validation
Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):
Candidate Profile
Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:
No Response
Organization (Position Organization):
31885 AS-Psychology
Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx.xxxx):
40
Working Title:
Research Associate
Is this position eligible for Telecommuting?:
Yes
Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one.:
No Response
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