Postdoctoral Researcher- Cognitive Neuroscience

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Competitive Salary with Benefits
May 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Postdoctoral Researcher- Cognitive Neuroscience

This position involves developing, running and analyzing data on projects, and presenting the findings in peer-reviewed manuscripts and at conferences. The research combines behavior measures, eye tracking, EEG, and physiology with a multimodal MRI approach, FMRI and DTI, using univariate and multivariate approaches. Research projects will center on understanding spatial reasoning, motivation, attention, learning, and optimizing cognitive skills. There may be other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field (e.g, computer science) by the time of employment. Knowledge of cognitive neuroscience, which can be demonstrated by a track record of scholarship including peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience collecting fMRI, EEG, or eye tracking data.
  • Experience performing analysis on EEG, eye tracking (EyeLink preferred) fMRI and DTI data using standard neuroimaging software (e.g., FSL, AFNI preferred). Perform basic and advanced data analysis of behavioral, eye tracking and/or MRI data using excel, SPSS, and other software (e.g., Matlab, Python, R).
  • Experience writing peer reviewed publications.
  • Experience programming and administering computerized psychological experiments on E-prime or Psychtoolbox and with one or more scripting languages (e.g., Matlab, Python, Bash, R).

Special Instructions:

Please provide your cover letter, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

The postdoctoral researcher will engage in interdisciplinary research in Cognitive Neuroscience, interact with research groups from multiple disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary research activities. The postdoctoral researcher will work with faculty in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Clinical areas of the Psychology Department and with faculty in the Center for Computation and Technology. Research activities will align with research of Dr. Melissa Beck’s, Dr. Steven Greening’s and Dr. Alex Cohen’s research laboratories.

Additional Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.ed


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