SNPLab is always looking for passionate junior colleagues with great ideas and a passion for science. Please include a brief summary of your background, your goals for your postdoctoral training, your website address, your CV, a representative publication, and at least 2 references we can contact.
Competitive applicants will have:
- A strong background in neuroscience and experimental psychology
- A strong computational / analytical background
- Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R)
- Demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications.
- Excellent communication skills.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; openings vary with current funding level.
2015 Application Cycle: Professor Buckholtz will be taking students in 2015. SNPlab admits students through the Department of Psychology (Clinical Science and Common Curriculum tracks) and the interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience. Please refer to the websites of the respective programs for detailed information on requirements and deadlines. Basic Qualifications: B.A., B.S. or equivalent with background in experimental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, engineering or related field. Post-baccalaureate research experience is highly desirable. Professor Buckholtz welcomes brief emails with attached CVs. Please note though that, given the volume of correspondence from prospective graduate students, it is unlikely that Professor Buckholtz will have the opportunity to reply. If he did, SNPLab would never get any science done (and no one wants that)! However, all emails will be read carefully.
What are we looking for?
All candidates (post-docs and graduate students) should possess strong technical abilities, including programming experience (e.g., MATLAB, Python, Perl or other scripting languages), comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g., Unix environments, Bash scripting), and familiarity with statistical analysis and analytic software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS). Experience with computational modeling approaches, brain connectivity techniques, and multivariate statistics will confer an advantage.
But mostly, we are looking for people who are kept awake at night with questions about mind, brain, and behavior, and who are constitutionally incapable of doing anything in life other than doggedly pursuing the answers. If that's you, give a shout.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.