Aug 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Scientist

  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University, O Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Postdoc Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research

Job Description

The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for an NSF-funded position conducting brain-based research at the intersection of creativity and education. For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information about the position, please see the description below. 

Applications are invited for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position in the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, focused on brain-based research at the intersection of creativity and education. This multi-year position will involve neurostimulation, guided by and in combination with neuroimaging, to enhance both domain-general and scientific creative thinking. In collaboration with laboratories at Johns Hopkins and Penn State, this position will also involve the development of a new classroom-based assessment of scientific creative thinking, application of network neuroscience to predict scientific and domain-general creative thinking, and identification of neural biomarkers of learning that may add value to traditional academic measurement in predicting scientific achievement.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or anticipate a Ph.D. by spring of 2020. The anticipated start date for the position is early fall or late summer of 2020. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a strong record of productivity and with experience or substantial interest in the following areas: creativity, education, neurostimulation, neuroimaging and/or electrical recording methods, and advanced statistical data analysis.

Any informal inquiries can be sent to the Principal Investigator, Adam Green ( Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Griffin Colaizzi (, and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications will begin in the fall and continue until the position is filled.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.


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