Research Associate-Fixed Term in Clinical Neuroscience Lab
Michigan State University, Psychology Social Science
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science

Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Michigan State University, directed by Dr. Katy Thakkar, is seeking a Research Associate (postdoc) to begin in 2019 (flexible start date). The lab uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to study the mechanisms of psychotic disorders. We are particularly interested in characterizing abnormal sensory and motor processes and understanding their relevance for clinical symptoms. Many of our current projects focus on visual perception and eye movements. The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing NIH-funded research and to develop independent studies within the broader aims of the lab.


Required Degree
Doctorate -See minimum qualifications


Minimum Requirements
Requirements include a Ph.D. in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.


Applicants should have a strong publication record, experience with human neuroimaging, eye tracking and/or visual psychophysics, strong statistical training, and programming skills (Matlab, Python, or related language(s)).


Desired Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and experience conducting research with clinical populations.


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

2. CV or Resume

3. Names and email addresses of three references


Review of Applications Begins On




MSU Statement
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Advertised: Feb 25, 2019 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Feb 25, 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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