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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670020240 Psychological Sciences
Job no: 503373
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Psychology / Behavioral Sciences, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

The Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (C-NAP) center is seeking two strong candidates for post-doctoral training fellowships for their new post-doctoral training program to provide a rich collaborative research environment focused on understanding cognitive and neural plasticity in humans and animal models.

The post-doctoral fellows will have access to multiple laboratories for an immersive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary training experience. The program includes concentrated research training, grant and fellowship application development, and professional development to prepare the fellows for transition to faculty positions. Opportunities for training in our Teaching Apprenticeship Program are available for interested applicants.

The post-doctoral fellows will participate in primary project research in the areas of Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and/or Human Factors.

The four high-quality, high-impact primary projects include:

  1. Plasticity in Aging and Memory for Everyday Activities
    lead by Dr. Heather Bailey
  2. Rearing-Induced Plasticity and Incentive Motivation for Ethanol
    lead by Dr. Mary Cain
  3. Plasticity in Flexible Goal-Directed Action
    lead by Dr. Charles Pickens
  4. Neural Plasticity of Older Adults: Perceptual Learning in Driving-Related Visual Functions
    lead by Dr. Rui Ni

Why Join Us:

Department of Psychological Sciences:

Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (C-NAP):

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong publication record
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Prior experience in conducting experimental techniques in the relevant project area
  • Formal training in statistical analysis
  • Research interests that align with one or more of the CNAP primary projects

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Statement of research interests
  3. CV

NOTE: Applicants should indicate which of the four project leads (see in “About This Role”) they would like to work with in their cover letter and/or research statement.

Screening of Applications Begins:

March 16, 2018

Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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