Postdoctoral Research Associate

May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Requisition Number: STFR003629

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Health Technology Lab ( at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, is looking to hire one postdoctoral research fellow with strong interest and competency in psychological, physiological, and behavioral data collection for health intervention, with a special emphasis on cognitive neuroscience methods such as reaction time, eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

The Lab provides an intellectually vibrant scientific environment for researchers and scientists who study the persuasive mechanism of media and communication technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications. The staff will have access to the facilities within and beyond the Lab, including the new Bioimaging Research Center in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (, which will host a new Siemens 3T Magneton Prisma scanner.

The primary objective of the position is to conduct research in health communication and intervention using neuropsychological and behavioral methods. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers (including communication and behavioral scientists, medical doctors, kinesiologists, psychologists, computer scientists, and biostatisticians) and be involved in all aspects of the research process. Opportunities include having access to data sets for publications, developing and writing research proposals and publications, participation in providing academic mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and research staff, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area. Under the right circumstances, opportunities also exist for the fellow to coordinate one or more of the lab's ongoing research projects and initiate independent research projects.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or ABD) in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, communication, behavioral science, public health, human-computer interaction, or a related field, excellent communication and writing skills, as well as training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis. Experience in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), interacting with children in a research setting, and project management would be pluses. Minority applicants are encouraged.

Initial appointments are for a one-year period, with the possibility for renewal, contingent on performance.

Additional Information:
Please submit CV, cover letter, a one-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of future research interest, and names and contact information of three references through the website. References will only be sought for finalists.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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