Postdoctoral  Research  Fellow  Position  at  Penn  State  University-University  Park


The newly-forming Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar, seeks a post-doctoral research fellow. Start date is

flexible, although early January, 2012, is highly desirable.

This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on an exciting NIMH-funded project examining the impact of an attention intervention on the behavioral and neural correlates

of anxiety among young children at temperamental risk for psychopathology. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, electrophysiology, genotyping, behavioral

responses, and questionnaires. This work will take advantage of the University's broad resources, including the Child Study Center ( and the SLEIC

Center (

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing imaging and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties

will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills;

ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one's expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software

programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent

scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please apply for this position at Once there you should upload a letter of research interests, a CV and contact information for three references.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send to Koraly Perez-Edgar ( Please note your last name and "Post-Doctoral Fellow" in the subject line.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


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