Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music

     

Postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience and Music – Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study the neural basis of individual and social benefits of group music performance. We are particularly interested in how brain-to-brain coordination during group music performance contributes to health and wellbeing benefits. The position will be supervised by Dr. Janeen Loehr, in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Nicol, registered doctoral psychologist and accredited music therapist, in the Brain in Action and Interaction Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan.

The successful applicant will assume leadership of the research process, with opportunities to drive the research questions and research designs. The project will take advantage of the lab’s mobile EEG hyperscanning systems, capable of recording brain activity from up to 4 participants simultaneously. The project also provides opportunities to collaborate with members of Saskatoon’s professional music community. The successful applicant must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with a musical background and prior experience with EEG experimental design and analysis. Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, EEGlab, PsychoPy) is also desirable. The target start date is September 1, 2018, although this is negotiable. The position is for a term of one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year. The salary is $37000 CDN.  

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research background and fit for the position, and a sample of previously published work, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Janeen Loehr at janeen.loehr <at> usask.ca. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. Located in the heart of Saskatoon and overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is home to the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron and features a robust research community. Signature areas of strength include human and animal health; synchrotron sciences; engagement and scholarship with Indigenous peoples; agriculture, food and bioproducts; energy and mineral resources; and water security. The University offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of more than 20,000. World-class research facilities, renowned faculty and award-winning students make the U of S a leader in post-secondary education.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intelligence Analysis

 

I am seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with me on a research program that applies decision science to improving the practice of intelligence analysis. The post would range from 1-3 years and focus on topics such as forecasting, methods for improving the elicitation and integration of judgments, methods for recalibrating and aggregating judgments, methods for effectively assessing and communicating probabilities, analytic confidence, as well as facets of information uncertainty (e.g., source reliability, information credibility).

The ideal candidate would have very strong data analytic and programming skills (R, Python), be well versed in at least one relevant area of decision/cognitive science, and would be able to adapt well to new challenges. The post would be held in Toronto, Ontario at DRDC, Toronto Research Centre [see map], which is on a direct subway line from downtown Toronto.

Prospective candidates should apply through the following site:

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/careers/17880

However, candidates wishing to learn more or discuss the post are encouraged to email me in advance of applying. Please note that although the NRCAN program is open to non-Canadians, the specific requirements of the current post necessitate Canadian citizenship.

David R. Mandel, Ph.D. 
Defence Scientist
Intelligence Group 
Intelligence, Influence and Collaboration Section 
Toronto Research Centre 
Defence Research and Development Canada
Government of Canada
David.Mandel@drdc-rddc.gc.ca / Tel: 416-635-2000 ext. 3146

Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Alberta

Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications are solicited for up to two, one-year postdoctoral fellowships, with the potential for renewal, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta, supervised by Christina Gagné and Thomas Spalding. This project is supported by SSHRC and NSERC funding to the supervisors.

The supervisory team is looking for postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated expertise in psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, or cognitive psychology. Experience in and knowledge of the literature on compound processing is particularly sought. Experience with databases, corpora, and programming in various languages is a benefit.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to contribute to the following:

1) Design, programming, and analysis of psycholinguistic experiments.

2) Preparation of publications and presentations.

3) Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and general lab management.

4) Management and programming for a large-scale database.

Candidates should begin with an introductory email to Drs. Gagné (cgagne@ualberta.ca) and Spalding (spalding@ualberta.ca). Formal applications will include a CV, publication list, brief statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Applications will be assessed as they arrive. Position open until filled, however, a start date no later than August 30, 2018 is expected.

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