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Postdoctoral Associate
Psychology and Neuroscience in Durham, North Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted 02/11/2021
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Position ID:Duke -P&N -POSTDOC_MARSH_EGNER [#18103]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Cognitive Psychology
Appl Deadline:2021/02/19 11:59PM (posted 2021/02/10, listed until 2021/02/19)
Position Description:  Apply    
The Marsh and Egner Labs at Duke University seek a motivated Postdoctoral Associate. Approximately 2/3 of the position will be devoted to a grant from the Office of Naval Research to explore transfer of learning in new contexts. The Postdoctoral Associate will build on ongoing research examining categorization in novel environments that change the perceptual characteristics and/or base rates of to-be-classified exemplars. The work will bridge research on learning and memory with the fields of categorization and object recognition. The remaining 1/3 of the position will involve conducting neuroimaging research on the interaction between memory and cognitive control processes, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. 
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or Cognitive Science, and a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully juggle multiple projects, make connections across research areas, and to teach skills to graduate students and undergraduates. Expected skills include: programming, MTurk data collection, data analysis, and some fMRI experience. The ideal candidate will have expertise in memory and cognitive control research. 
Responsibilities will include collaborating on the development of research questions, stimuli creation, programming experiments, data collection and analysis, manuscript and grant preparation, IRB submissions, and the supervision of students and research assistants. 
This position will provide the opportunity to interact with scientists across Duke, including a rich community of memory researchers, a large cognitive neuroscience community, and machine learning experts. This position has full benefits and salary will be determined based on current NIH scales. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal based on continuation of grant support and success in the position. 
Review of candidates will begin seven days after the job posts to academic jobs online, until the position is filled. The start date is June 1, 2020, with some flexibility in the exact date. 
Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references through Academic Jobs Online. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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