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Post Doctoral Researcher

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Job Title:
Post Doctoral Researcher

Arts and Sciences | Psychology

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. Hosting 81 majors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. 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. The laboratory is funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to conduct mind-body interventions for healthy older adults and individuals with multiple sclerosis, respectively. The postdoctoral associate will be working on recently completed randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy of mindfulness meditation and exercise interventions for cognitive and brain functioning. Additionally, several new projects, including real-time neurofeedback training, development of web-based mindfulness interventions, and a pilot exercise training trial are underway. The postdoctoral associate will have flexibility in choosing their topic(s) of interest. The successful candidate will also be involved in dissemination of the lab’s work through peer-reviewed manuscripts, conference presentations, and outreach to the public.

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

Lab Website: https://www.clinicalneurolab.org

Additional Information:

Salary Range = $50,000-$50,000


Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience and have strong research skills to collaborate on a five-year, NIH-funded randomized controlled trial on mindfulness meditation. Experience with fMRI and/or EEG, in addition to strong programming skills, is desired. The successful candidate should also demonstrate strong communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Commitment to graduate and undergraduate training, and an interest in pursuing grants from federal agencies and private foundations, is expected. The position is available for two years with potential year-long extensions depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

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Psychology Building (0144)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

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