[Eeglablist] Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health

David M Schnyer schnyer at utexas.edu
Thu Nov 20 14:57:06 PST 2014

*Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health*

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the University of Texas
at Austin, Department of Psychology and Institute for Mental Health
Research to conduct research with Drs. Christopher Beevers and David
Schnyer. This position is for two years with the possibility of extending
the fellowship or transitioning to research faculty by mutual agreement
based on job performance and funding availability. Duration and start time
are negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and consistent with
NIH guidelines.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive neuroscience with strong
expertise in eye tracking and EEG/ERP methods who is interested in
translational research involving clinical populations. The postdoctoral
fellow will contribute to a program of research that examines the etiology
and treatment of depression in adults across multiple levels of analyses
(behavioral, genetic, neural, environmental). Ongoing studies include dual
process models of reward and punishment processing, genetic etiology of
cognitive vulnerability to depression, and real-time neurofeedback
attention training in depressed adults. In addition to SR Research
eye-tracking and Brain Vision EEG equipment located in Dr. Beevers’
laboratory, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to other cognitive
neuroscience resources at the University of Texas at Austin, including
fMRI, MR compatible EEG, TMS, and MEG.

The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be responsible for designing and
implementing EEG and eye tracking experiments, preparing manuscripts,
contributing to grant writing, and conducting analyses following data
collection. Opportunities to write manuscripts from extant datasets are
plentiful. Some staff supervision will also be expected. The fellow will
have advisors with expertise in psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience,
and grant writing. Individuals with a PhD in cognitive psychology,
cognitive neuroscience, or related fields of study are encouraged to apply
for this position. Qualifications include a 1) doctoral degree, 2)
demonstrated expertise with EEG/ERP and/or eye tracking methods, and 3) an
interest in clinical populations. Experience with Matlab (i.e., EEGLab,
Psychtoolbox) and statistical analysis programs (R, Stata) is also
required. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication
records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently
but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work
in a highly collaborative environment.

Application materials (curriculum vita, cover letter describing research
interests and experience, three letters of recommendation) can be sent
electronically to beevers at utexas.edu. Please contact Christopher Beevers (
beevers at utexas.edu) or David Schnyer (schnyer at utexas.edu) with inquires
about this position.


David Schnyer, Ph.D.
Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience
Department Liaison for Medical Affairs

Department of Psychology, SEA 5.246
University of Texas, Austin
tel: (512) 475-8499, fax: (512) 471-5935

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