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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Computational Memory and Perception Lab  ( in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. We use fMRI, computational modeling and behavioral studies to examine face and object processing and the contribution of medial temporal lobe structures to declarative memory.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, statistics/mathematics, or computer science. Candidates with a solid grounding in fMRI research who wish to learn computational approaches — including the use and development of cutting-edge fMRI data analysis techniques and/or the development of computational models of cognition — are particularly encouraged to apply. Programming experience and excellent quantitative skills are required. Responsibilities will include research design and implementation, data analysis, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and presentation of results at international conferences.

The Computational Memory and Perception Lab, run by Dr. Rosie Cowell, works closely with the laboratory of Dr. David Huber. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with both PIs, whose combined expertise includes a range of theoretical approaches (formal quantitative models) and experimental techniques (both behavioral and brain-based, including fMRI, MEG and EEG), applied to the study of memory, visual perception and perceptual dynamics.

Initial appointment is for 2 years, renewable for 1 more year contingent upon excellent performance. Post-doctoral research associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience.

Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, CV, research statement, up to three sample publications, and the contact details of three referees. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Rosie Cowell by email (

 The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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