Full-time postbac position starting Summer/Fall 2020

We are hiring a full-time postbac research assistant to start Summer/Fall 2020. For more, see http://solwaylab.org. This position requires:

- Completion of a BA/BS degree.
- Experience running participants in fMRI experiments (preferred but not strictly required if you have other research experience).
- Some programming experience (at least an introductory undergraduate course, or the equivalent experience programming on your own). The precise language is unimportant, as you will have the opportunity to learn several here. We use R, JavaScript, Matlab, Python, and C++.
- An interest in learning more about experimental and computational approaches to cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry.

There are also several additional characteristics that we look for, but are by no means required – we’re in an interdisciplinary field, and no one knows everything. However, you should have an interest in filling in gaps in your knowledge as the need arises.

- Some experience with FSL, SPM or another neuroimaging analysis package.
- Some experience with data analysis in R, formatting manuscripts in LaTeX, and version control with Git or similar.
- Some exposure to experimental and/or mathematical/computational approaches to psychology/cognitive neuroscience/psychiatry.

The ideal candidate is someone with some exposure to advanced research methods in cognitive psychology/neuroscience and who is interested in learning more about neuroimaging and computational approaches before applying to graduate school. Primary responsibilities include running behavioral, fMRI, and EEG experiments and programming new tasks. Administrative tasks include helping prepare grant applications and publications for submission, as well as performing whatever other activities are necessary to keep the lab running smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to be more directly involved in a research project and data analysis, and learn how to ask and answer questions in our field.

The University of Maryland, College Park is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia.

To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, and a list of references to asolway[at]umd.edu. Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. In particular, describe any programming classes you have taken and what programming experience you have outside of class. Also describe your long term goals and how you think this position will help you achieve them.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.