Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Clinical Psychophysiology Lab (cpl.psy.msu.edu) in the Department ofPsychology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a research associate (postdoctoral fellow) in clinical psychophysiology focused on multi-method approaches – including behavior, EEG/ERP, fMRI, and peripheral physiology (e.g., startle eye blink, heart rate, skin conductance) – to cognitive and affective mechanisms in anxiety and related psychopathology. The position will center on two NIH-funded studies that examine associations between anxiety-related problems and cognitive-control, reward, and threat processing across the menstrual cycle and development. Research Associates are also encouraged to participate in and develop related projects in line with these themes.

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have substantive interests in anxiety research, and a goal of developing expertise in EEG/ERP and psychophysiology. Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, EEG/ERP neuroimaging approaches, and related data analysis platforms are desirable. Strong computer programming skills are also desirable (e.g. EPrime, Matlab,etc.). The position offers excellent training in EEG/ERP neuroimaging methods, including advanced signal processing techniques such as phase-synchrony and bivariate and multivariate functional connectivity approaches. The trainee will be supervised by Dr. Jason Moser (MSU Department of Psychology; ClinicalPsychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroscience programs).

Required Degree

Doctorate -Research/Scientific

Minimum Requirements

Must have completed a Ph.D. in clinical or cognitive psychology or neuroscience and must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have substantive interests in anxiety research, and a goal of developing expertisein EEG/ERP and psychophysiology. Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, EEG/ERP neuroimaging approaches, and related data analysis platforms are desirable. Strong computer programming skills are also desirable (e.g. EPrime, Matlab,etc.).

Required Application Materials
  1. Cover letter explaining professional developmental goals and research focus

  2. CV

  3. Names and email addresses of three references

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and continue until the position is filled.