Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Fellow Position In Developmental Neuroimaging and Psychopathology at Washington University in St. Louis

The Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab (Dr. Deanna Barch co-PI) at Washington University in St. Louis is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to fill a position on an NIMH funded grant (collaborative with Dr. Leah Somerville at Harvard University) focused on developing a systematic account of age-and pubertal-linked pathways of brain development across multiple modalities of brain structure and function well, as well as coupling across modalities and how both within-modality and cross-modality coupling relate to the rise in internalizing symptoms seen across the emergence of puberty, using both the Human Connectome Project Development and Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development study. The Washington University site will take the lead on structural and resting state functional connectivity within modality analyses, as well as share responsibility for cross-modality coupling analyses, both in terms of normative development and in relation to risk for psychopathology.  The post-doc opportunity will involve learning and applying state of the art neuroimaging techniques to elucidate human brain development.  Ideal candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related field.

To apply, send a CV and a research statement to Deanna Barch (dbarch@wustl.edu) and provide contact information for three references. The starting date is flexible (but can be as soon as May 1st, 2022), and at least a two-year commitment is requested. Review of applications will begin immediately. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We especially and strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.

Research Technician I

Full-Time Research Technician Position Available

The Cognitive Control and Psychopathology (CCP) lab is seeking to hire a bright, highly motivated, and responsible research technician to work on a new EEG meditation study. This position would provide excellent preparation for individuals seeking further research experience and preparation prior to beginning graduate or medical school.  For motivated individuals, there are opportunities to take the lead on independent projects related to the study.

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We are looking for someone to start FULL-TIME by July 2022, but can hire immediately for the right candidate.  

If you are interested, please email Jeff (Yanli) Lin (lyanli@wustl.edu) with your CV/resume attached.  

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PURPOSE: This position is for a full-time research technician (with benefits) to work on a research project investigating the neural underpinnings and psychological influences of mindfulness meditation training. This position also provides opportunities for motivated individuals to take the lead on mentored research projects, including opportunities to present data at scientific conferences and prepare original manuscripts for publication.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administering electroencephalography (EEG) protocols to study participants.
  • Administering computerized behavioral tasks and online survey tools to study participants.
  • Assist with preprocessing and quality control of EEG and self-report/behavioral data, including data entry and management.
  • Manage recruitment and scheduling of study participants.
  • Assist with study task development and troubleshooting.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Equivalent of Bachelors Degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, PNP, or a related field.

CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams

Must have good problem-solving and decision-making skills in working with participants and task administration
Good computer skills preferred

Prior research experience preferred