Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job ID: 2018422
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Optimal Outcomes project at the University of Connecticut is recruiting applicants for an anticipated Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The successful applicant will play a key role on this NIH-funded research project (PIs: Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D., and Deborah Fein, Ph.D.) investigating individuals who were diagnosed with autism at an early age, but who no longer present with any symptoms. This group is described as having an optimal outcome (OO). We will identify early predictors and patterns of neuroplasticity that support reorganization, and compare OO to high-functioning autism in. Our approach combines neuroimaging and assessments of behavioral function. The successful candidate will join the intellectually rich Brain and Cognitive Science community and will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians to build an independent research program.


  1. Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
  2. A record of research productivity is required.

  1. Strong expertise in autism, psychological assessment, or in human fMRI, as evidenced by Ph.D. thesis and/or publications
  2. Experience in psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and/or cognitive neuropsychology.


This will be a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible. For additional information regarding benefits visit: . For additional information about the University visit:


Please apply online at, Staff Positions. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and the contact information for three references. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Professor Inge-Marie Eigsti via email at [email protected]. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018422)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 28, 2018.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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