Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Postdoctoral position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Dr. Tracy Riggins in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park (USA) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to assist with a research project examining the role of sleep and brain development on memory during early childhood.

This project is in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Spencer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The project will provide the fellow with training in multiple neuroimaging techniques and opportunities to present at conferences and publish findings. The fellow will also benefit from career counseling and other resources offered by the UMD Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

The position will involve participation in all levels of the research investigation. Responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing behavioral, polysomnography (PSG), and neuroimaging data (MRI/fMRI) and assisting with writing manuscripts for publication.

Required qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience) and 2) previous experience conducting research with children, PSG and/or MRI. Experience writing scientific manuscripts and/or grant applications is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is Spring 2018, contingent on availability of external funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names of 3 references and contact information in a single pdf file to:

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.