A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Steve Luck at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain. Approximately half of the research will involve basic science studies of visual cognition, using a combination of psychophysics, eye tracking, ERPs, and possibly fMRI. The other half of the research will be focused on translating the basic science paradigms for use in patients with schizophrenia. This will involve paradigm development and data analysis, but not testing of patients (the patients are tested by our collaborators at clinical research centers).
We are seeking an individual with an excellent background in the theories and methods of high-level vision science and cognitive psychology. Experience with eye tracking and ERPs is desirable but not required.
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Translational research is becoming increasingly important, and NIH funding of basic science research on cognition is becoming increasingly dependent on the ability of investigators to show direct clinical relevance. This position will provide a recent PhD with an excellent opportunity to develop as a basic scientist while simultaneously obtaining experience in translating basic science theories and paradigms into clinical research.
Salary will be set according to the NIH postdoc scale. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable.
Davis is a vibrant college town in Northern California, located approximately 20 minutes from Sacramento and approximately 90 minutes from the Bay Area. The Center for Mind & Brain is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, located in a beautiful new building with state-of-the-art laboratories (see http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/).
To apply, send (by post or email) a letter describing your background and interests, a CV, and at least two letters of recommendation to Steve Luck at the address given below.