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Postdoc - Thomas lab
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
Date Posted 04/21/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Working Title Postdoc - Thomas lab
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100347AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000-$51,500
Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf .

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/10/2021
Description of Work Unit

Teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 1000 undergraduates, and to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialties of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Position Summary

The Neurocognitive Measurement Laboratory (NML; PI Michael Thomas) within the CSU Department of Psychology seeks to hire a 2- to 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a NIMH-funded project (R01MH121546; An Adaptive Testing Platform for Optimizing RDoC Experimental Cognitive Measures). The Postdoctoral Fellow will help with all aspects of daily research operations including, but not limited to, recruitment, scheduling, running research participants through study protocols, analyzing data, and preparing research documents and manuscripts. Travel (when permitted) to research conferences and trainings will also be supported. The position will require regular (e.g., 1-2 times per week) travel to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver (approximately 1 hour south of Fort Collins by car). The start date of the position is flexible. Ideally, the candidate would begin during the summer or fall of 2021. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical or Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Neuropsychology, or a related field.
  • Record of scientific publishing and presentation.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience administering structured clinical interviews or neuropsychological tests.
  • Programming experience (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in running task-based fMRI experiments.
  • Training in statistics and measurement.
  • History of engaging in professional outreach, equity, and inclusion activities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with psychiatrically or cognitively impaired individuals.
  • Record of first-author publications and/or grant applications.
Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Recruitment and scheduling

Work with study investigators and full-time research assistants to ensure that recruitment quotas are met.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Running research participants through study protocols

Participate in research appointments at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (1-2 times per week). This includes taking the lead role in administrating interviews, surveys, and tests (with the assistance of full-time research assistants). Work ethically and compassionately with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and healthy comparison participants.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Data management

Advise and monitor both full-time and volunteer research assistants who are performing data entry, data cleaning (quality assurance), and MRI data preprocessing.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category MRI and cognitive task data analysis

Analyze MRI and cognitive task data to ensure high quality data collection and to prepare findings for dissemination.

Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Preparing research documents and authoring manuscripts

Assist in the preparation of IRB and grant reports. Take a lead authorship role on multiple manuscripts per year. Participate as a co-author on multiple manuscripts per year.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing research interests, training/experience, and career goals. The cover letter should also specifically address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please also upload a recent curriculum vitae and a list of professional references.

Additionally, you will be asked to identify one reference who can submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Please enter the reference’s contact information into the Reference page of your job application. A reference letter will be solicited for finalists.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Ginger Lacy-Gill ginger.lacy-gill@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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