Posted: May 4, 2020

The Dynamic Cognition Laboratory in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has two positions available:

Research Assistant

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Assistant

Seeking a motivated associate to assist with behavioral and functional MRI experiments, starting summer or fall 2020. An ideal candidate would be a newly-graduated undergraduate who has a strong curiosity about cognitive and computational neuroscience, and has relevant coursework and laboratory experience in this area. Duties will include interacting with human participants, data collection and analysis, and also managerial functions such as scheduling facilities and coordinating with other research team members.

Required qualification:

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Programming skills
  • Research experience with human subjects
  • Experience with functional MRI
  • Experience with film production

This full-time, federally funded position provides a great opportunity to gain experience before going on to an advanced degree. St. Louis is a vibrant, affordable city, and Washington University has a rich community of cognitive scientists and neuroscientists. Two-year commitment required. Health benefits provided.

To apply, download and complete the PDF application. Full submission instructions are included in the document.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a NIH-funded project examining comprehension and memory of complex, naturalistic events. This effort will involve behavioral experiments and functional MRI with healthy adults and people with early Alzheimer’s disease. The position is funded for up to five years. Ideally, candidates will be available to start in Fall 2020.

Required qualification:

  • PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience

Desirable qualifications:

  • Previous experience with neuroimaging, especially MVPA
  • An interest in event cognition and memory
  • An interest in cognitive aging and dementia
  • Programming skills
  • A promising publication record

To apply, please send a statement of research interests and CV, and have two letters of evaluation sent by faculty familiar with your work. Email submission is fine; please send application materials or questions about the position to jzacks@wustl.edu. If you prefer paper mail the address is:

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Washington University

Saint Louis, MO 63130