Apr 03, 2018

Post Doctoral Fellow (Social and Clinical Neuroscience Lab)

  • Southern Methodist University
  • Dallas, TX, USA
Postdoc Clinical Neuroscience Social

Job Description

The Social and Clinical Neuroscience Lab http://smu-scn.com/ (PI: Ben Tabak) in the department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to begin in the Summer of 2018 for a term of one year with the potential to add additional years depending on funding.

The post doctoral scholar's primary function will be to analyze data and write papers from existing datasets that integrate social and clinical psychology with neuroscientific methods such as fMRI, pharmacological administration, and genetics. 

Essential Functions:

Analyze existing fMRI and behavioral data from previous studies examining the effects of oxytocin and vasopressin administration on several social processes. 

Analyze existing self-report and behavioral data from a three-site study examining psychometric properties of different domains of social cognition, and associations of these social cognitive domains with outcomes including empathic accuracy.

Assist in developing new neuroimaging paradigms involving similar topics.

Assist in grant development for future studies.



Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, statistics or a related field.

Experience in fMRI and behavioral data analysis is required.

Proficiency using MATLAB, SPM, SPSS, and other similar programs is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Candidate must demonstrate strong quantitative skills using a variety of statistical techniques. 

Candidate must possess strong writing skills with a motivation to publish, and an interest in the neurobiology of social processes.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Please include curriculum vitae (CV) , one page statement of interest and contact information of two references for full consideration.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Stand
  • Push/pull
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Sit for long period of time.

Deadline to Apply: This position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.  



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