Human Neuroscience and Visual Cognition & ASTECCA Laboratories, Department of Psychology, Wright State University
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to take a leading role in our research on the neurocognitive correlates of attentional control and lapses of attention in semi-structured ecological settings. The goal of this project is to rigorously characterize the relationship between laboratory measures of attentional control and failures of attention in realistic task contexts. We specifically aim to combine cognitive behavioral studies, ERP experiments, and computational modeling to test the extent to which laboratory measures can predict individual differences in susceptibility to attentional failures. We will investigate how these combined measures can be used to identify which individuals are most likely to benefit from a cognitive training paradigm aimed at enhancing attentional control. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for designing the studies, programming the experimental paradigms, recruiting participants, and collecting the data. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for data analysis and reporting the research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
The position is fully funded for three years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, or any other related discipline by the start date of the position. Experience in computer programming, especially with Matlab, and familiarity with fMRI or EEG research are required. Experience in computational cognitive modeling will be considered a strong advantage.
The Department of Psychology is housed in the College of Science and Mathematics, offers a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, and has 3 undergraduate concentration areas: (1) Cognition and Perception, (2) Industrial/ Organizational, and (3) Behavioral Neuroscience. Wright State University was recently ranked among the “Best in the Midwest” universities by The Princeton Review, listed among 260 Best National Universities in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked fourth nationally among universities with limited numbers of doctoral programs in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. Wright State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
For more information on this position contact Assaf Harel, Ph.D. at email@example.com
or Ion Juvina, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Applicants should visit the following link to upload CV and statement of research: <http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/9380
>. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent directly to Ion Juvina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, 313G Fawcett Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435.
Review of complete applications will begin August 8, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. All new hires must go through a criminal background check before they can be hired.