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Post-Doctoral Researcher Fellowship
The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a 1-2-year post-doctoral research position. (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny) The Neuroplasticity lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function. The laboratory uses various cognitive neuroscience methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. A key research direction in the lab compares the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences: congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to develop her/his own research program within the themes of the laboratory. The fellow will be invited to take on a leadership role in the lab by assisting the PI in mentoring students. The Johns Hopkins University has an intellectually rich neuroscience and cognitive science community. The fellow will have the opportunity to attend talks and collaborate with other investigators at the university.
A Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is required. Qualified applicants will have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, development and neuroplasticity. Applicants will be evaluated in part based on a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent technical skills and expertise in fMRI and/or structural MRI are strongly preferred.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV and contact information for three references by emailing the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible but we would like to fill the position as soon as possible.
The Neuroplasticity and Development laboratory welcomes applications from students interested in plasticity, development, concepts and language. If you are interested in joining the lab, please email Dr. Marina Bedny.
The Neuroplasticity and Development laboratory welcomes applications for volunteer research assistants. Primary responsibilities will include: recruiting and scheduling study participants, testing participants (children and adults), and assisting with behavioral/MRI data analysis.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in cognitive or developmental psychology, be self-motivated, organized and able to work well independently and in groups. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential. Programming experience is a plus (especially in MATLAB, Python, or shell scripting). Previous research experience is not necessary.
Research Assistants register for 3 course credits per semester and are required to make a 2-semester commitment. Undergraduate research assistants work in the laboratory at least 10 hours per week and attend weekly lab meetings.