Postdoctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantics. A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rutvik Desai at the University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology. The lab focuses on cognitive neuroscience of language, semantic memory, and embodiment of concepts using fMRI, TMS, patient studies, lesion-symptom mapping, and computational modeling. Excellent facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, eye tracking, and EEG are available. The Fellow will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and self-directed projects at the Institute for Mind and Brain (http://mindandbrain.sc.edu/).
Candidates with a PhD in any of the cognitive sciences (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science) are welcome to apply. A research background in cognitive neuroscience/cognitive science, relevant to semantics or language, is required. Expertise with fMRI is highly desirable. Experience in one or more of TMS, tDCS, lesion-symptom mapping, behavioral testing or imaging of patient populations, connectionist modeling, or machine learning, MVPA is also a positive, along with skills in relevant software packages and programming/scripting. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a CV, brief statement of research interests, relevant publications, and names of three referees (who will be asked for a reference letter if necessary; actual letters are not required initially). Starting date around October 1 is desirable, but is somewhat flexible. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be assessed as they arrive.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.