Feb 06, 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Clinical Neuroscience/Neuropsychology

  • Ohio State University
  • Department of Psychology, Columbus, OH, USA
Full time Aging Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral

Job Description

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab, in the Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field.  The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

 The Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash and the laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in research examining the effects of various lifestyle interventions, like mindfulness meditation and exercise training, on cognitive and affective regulation. Using theoretically motivated behavioral and neural measures, our goal is to rigorously examine the effect of engaging in such interventions for attentional control, emotion regulation, and everyday cognition in older adults, examining the effects of various lifestyle interventions, like mindfulness meditation and exercise training, on cognitive and affective regulation.

 Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience (preferably clinical psychology, with an emphasis on neuropsychology or health psychology) and have strong clinical skills to collaborate on a five-year, NIH-funded randomized controlled trial on mindfulness meditation. Experience with fMRI and/or EEG is desirable but not necessary. Additionally, the successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication skills through peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Commitment to graduate and undergraduate training plus an interest in pursuing grants from federal agencies and private foundations is expected.  Position available for one year with additional years dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

 Apply online at: https://www.jobsatosu.com, under job listing #435091 and submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references.

 If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Ruchika Prakash at prakash.30@osu.edu

 Lab Website: http://freud.psy.ohio-state.edu/lab/CNL/The_Lab.html


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