Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available The Project on Language and Spatial Development (plsd.fiu.edu, PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (bbdl.fiu.edu, PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF)<ccf.fiu.edu/> andDepartment of Psychology<psychology.fiu.edu/> are seeking to hire one (1) talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development.Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 9th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities.
The current project involves evaluating individual differences in the development of neural changes related to typically-developing children’s spatial abilities between the ages of 4 to 6 years. The position involves the collection and analysis of spatial navigation, eyeblink conditioning, and structural MRI data, managing data collection, and preparing manuscripts. This project will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at FIU’s Center for Imaging Science (cismri.fiu.edu), where a new 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI scanner is housed. Candidates with experience in working with child populations and having experience with, and/or interest in learning, MRI data collection and analysis are especially encouraged to apply.
The candidate will be mentored in leading independent research projects including grant applications and publishing with a highly productive research team. The close partnership and collaboration with experts in Developmental Science (Dr. Shannon Pruden, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Dr. Anthony Dick), Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, Dr. Anthony Dick, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) and Quantitative Psychology (Dr. Timothy Hayes) allows for unique opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training. The breadth of training experiences will be useful for a variety of academic career paths.
Desired Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the start of their appointment. The position is currently open and the initial position duration is for at least 2 years with possibility of renewal (based upon performance). Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial deadline for applications by November 30, 2019 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter with a targeted start date in January/February 2020 (start date is negotiable). Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale.
Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative published research articles, and contact information for three references, with postdoc applicationin subject line, to Dr. Shannon Pruden, " ><>
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