Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

October 1, 2019
Full-time

The ALBA Language Neurobiology Laboratory at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has an open postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience.

Directed by Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, the ALBA lab conducts cutting-edge research on the cognitive and neural correlates of language and related cognitive functions across the life span. In particular, neurodegenerative as well as neurodevelopmental disorders, including frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and dyslexia, are used as clinical models. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s area of investigation. Working closely with the current members of the team, he/she will contribute to our empirical efforts to further our understanding of the neurobiology of language.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in either cognitive neuroscience or neuroimaging (in particular understanding of, and experience with, fMRI data analysis). Excellent English (oral and written) and good communication skills are necessary. Strong computational and programming skills are preferred. Appropriate areas of doctoral training include, but are not limited to, cognitive neuroscience, psychology and computer science.

The successful candidate would join the multidisciplinary team of world-class neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, engineers and cognitive scientists working at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the largest cognitive and behavioral neurology center in the United States. Cognitive neuroscience research will integrate our rich, multidisciplinary datasets to study the cognitive, clinical, anatomical and neuropathological correlates of disease.

Informal inquiries welcome. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV and three names of potential references to [email protected].