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Job #: A007
Posted Date: January 9, 2012
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Postdoctoral Position- Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
The Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) is dedicated to the study of the neural and genetic underpinnings of language and cognition. Our approach brings together experts in diverse fields to study these complex issues. The LCN organizes its resources into two research foci: Linking Gene, Brain, and Cognition, and Language, Modality and the Brain.
Position Description:


The Salk Institute is now accepting applications for a talented Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as part of a new, NIH-funded Program Project. Researcher will have a lead role in characterizing the social-affective behavior of Williams Syndrome (WS), a genetically-based disorder with an unusual social phenotype. We are seeking an innovative individual in cognitive or social neuroscience with expertise in ERP, Psychophysiology, eye tracking, and other brain imaging, as well as experience in experimental design and analysis of on-line measures of processing. Position also involves collaborating with a group of investigators and supervising research assistants. (Position is available immediately)

Education: Doctoral degree in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, or other neuroscience-related fields and strengths in statistical analysis are required.
Experience: Four or more years of research experience and peer-reviewed publications are required. Knowledge of Matlab, Netstation, E- Prime, Acknowledge, SPSS, SAS, Psyscope are preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, experience working with developmentally delayed populations, and a clinical background are considered a plus.
Application Instructions: The Salk Institute offers excellent benefits. Salary based on background and research experience. For full consideration, qualified candidates should apply by submitting a Letter of Research Interest, a current CV, names of three references, and publications to:

Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Attn: Patricia Fillet
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

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