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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Health Care Professional, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Clinical Psychophysiology Lab (cpl.psy.msu.edu) in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a research associate (postdoctoral fellow) in clinical psychophysiology focused on multi-method approaches – including behavior, EEG/ERP, fMRI, and peripheral physiology (e.g., startle eye blink, heart rate, skin conductance) – to cognitive and affective mechanisms in anxiety and related psychopathology. The position will center on two NIH-funded studies that examine associations between anxiety-related problems and cognitive-control, reward, and threat processing across the menstrual cycle and development. Research Associates are also encouraged to participate in and develop related projects in line with these themes.

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have substantive interests in anxiety research, and a goal of developing expertise in EEG/ERP and psychophysiology. Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, EEG/ERP neuroimaging approaches, and related data analysis platforms are desirable. Strong computer programming skills are also desirable (e.g. EPrime, Matlab,etc.). The position offers excellent training in EEG/ERP neuroimaging methods, including advanced signal processing techniques such as phase-synchrony and bivariate and multivariate functional connectivity approaches. The trainee will be supervised by Dr. Jason Moser (MSU Department of Psychology; Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroscience programs).

Required Degree

Doctorate -Psychology

Minimum Requirements

Candidates with a Ph.D. in clinical, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience.  We will consider applicants that are 4 months from receiving their Ph.D. The hired candidate must have obtained their Ph.D. prior to the August 2018 start date of the position.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have substantive interests in anxiety research, and a goal of developing expertise in EEG/ERP and psychophysiology. Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, EEG/ERP neuroimaging approaches, and related data analysis platforms are desirable. Strong computer programming skills are also desirable (e.g. EPrime, Matlab,etc.).

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position along with professional developmental goals and research focus
  • C.V.
  • Names and email addresses of three references

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and continue until the position is filled.  We will consider applicants that are 4 months from receiving their Ph.D. The hired candidate must have obtained their Ph.D. prior to the August 2018 start date of the position. https://psychology.msu.edu/

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