Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_MARSHLAB [#16280]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Social Psychology
Appl Deadline:2020/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/04/22, finished 2021/02/06, listed until 2020/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Marsh Lab at Duke University seeks a motivated postdoctoral scholar for a position that is partially funded through a grant from the Office of Naval Research to explore transfer of learning in new contexts. The postdoctoral fellow will build on ongoing research examining categorization in novel environments that change the perceptual characteristics and/or base rates of to-be-classified exemplars. The work will bridge research on learning and memory with the fields of categorization and object recognition. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or Cognitive Science, and a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

The ideal candidate will be able to successfully juggle multiple projects, make connections across research areas, and to teach skills to graduate students and undergraduates. Expected skills include: programming, MTurk data collection, data analysis. Machine learning knowledge is desirable but not required. 

Responsibilities will include collaborating on the development of research questions, stimuli creation, programming experiments, data collection and analysis, manuscript and grant preparation, IRB submissions, and the supervision of students and research assistants. 

This position will provide the opportunity to interact with scientists across Duke, including a rich community of memory researchers, a large cognitive neuroscience community, and machine learning experts. This position has full benefits and salary will be determined based on current NIH scales. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal based on continuation of grant support and success in the position.  

Review of candidates will begin seven days after the job posts to Academic Jobs Online, until the position is filled. The start date is August 1 2020, with some flexibility in the exact date. 

Applicants should upload the following to Academic Jobs Online: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, three selected reprints/preprints, and contact information for three references.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
(919) 660-5640
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086

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