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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neurosciencee
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:55

Applications are invited for an NIH BRAIN Initiative postdoctoral position in the Department of
Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, under the
supervision of Dr. Rosie Cowell ( and Dr. David
Huber ( The funded research will develop and validate a
novel technique for mathematically inferring the operations of neural subpopulations that
contribute to the voxel response in fMRI experiments. This research will use a combination of neurocomputational modeling, fMRI experiments, and psychophysical experiments in the domains
of vision, attention, and perceptual learning.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, cognitive
neuroscience, neuroscience, or statistical/mathematical modeling of behavioral or biological data.
Programming experience and excellent quantitative and statistical skills are required. Initial
appointment is for 2 years, renewable for up to two more years, contingent upon excellent
performance. Post-doctoral research associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized
and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience.

Please apply online at:;jsessionid=CB230BAB4118A8B1D593E284A90EF357?JOBID=90594

by submitting a cover letter, CV, research statement, up to three sample publications, and the
contact details of three referees. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages
applications from these and other protected group members.