Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_CABEZADAVIS [#27619]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cognitive Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2024/06/07 11:59PMhelp popup**
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate 
Cabeza Lab / Dr. Roberto Cabeza 
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience / Center for Cognitive Neuroscience 

The Cabeza Lab at Duke University uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms of episodic memory and how they change in healthy and pathological aging. Our lab investigates cognitive and neural mechanisms of memory for personally-experienced past events, or episodic memory (EM), using a combination of behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) methods. 

Traditional fMRI studies focused on identifying the brain regions associated with different cognitive processes but more recent studies seek to understand the nature of the information stored in various brain regions, or representations, and how multiple brain regions interact with each other, or networks. At present, we are pursuing three main lines of research: EM representations, EM networks, and the effects of healthy and pathological aging on EM representations and networks. Recently, we started a new line of research on creativity and memory. 

Essential Duties: 
Research topics include episodic memory representations and networks, and the interactions between episodic memory and attention/control processes. Some studies include healthy older adults and individuals with mild cognitive impairment. The studies employ behavioral and fMRI methods, and the analyses include cutting-edge representational similarity analyses and graph theory. 

• Candidates with a Ph.D. in any area of cognitive neuroscience broadly defined (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related field) are welcome to apply. 

• Ideal candidates have 
o Experience in fMRI research 
o Strong computer skills 
o Promising publication record 

This is a full time, grant funded position, eligible for all Duke benefits (https://hr.duke.edu/benefits) with an initial appointment of one year with the possibility of renewal, dependent on funding and performance. 

Applicants should upload a statement of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references through Academic Jobs Online. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi, HR Specialist, at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually.

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Further Info:
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086