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Post-doctoral position in Davis/USA

15 May 2019

Post-doctoral position in Davis/USA

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We are seeking candidates with a strong background in human sensory-related ERP research and an abiding interest in autism for an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship to study auditory processing in typically developing young children and those on the Autism Spectrum as part of a large NIH-funded Autism Center for Excellence at the UC Health MIND Institute at the University of
California at Davis.

Specifically, this project will examine how disproportionate megalencephaly (brain size disproportionate to height) effects the loudness dependency of auditory event related potentials
derived from dense-channel array EEG in relation to a broad array of neuropsychological markers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Post-Doctoral Scholar will join a collaborative workgroup and : 1) supervise and contribute to data collection and EEG processing including using second-order blind source identification to remove non-neural signal sources; 2) conduct spatiotemporal, global field power, and clustering analyses of ERPs, including data from the initial APP dataset; 3) supervise undergraduate and full-time RAs in data processing; 4) statistically analyze results; 5) prepare results for publication; 6) write manuscripts and abstracts for conference presentations; and 7) contribute to future grants or funding requests as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience, or a closely related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic required
qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required by the start date): Published research experience with unisensory or multisensory processing using dense channel ERP measures is required. Research experience with autism is strongly preferred. MatLab and R expertise a strong plus.

This position is open until filled. Apply to Dr. Susan Rivera (cover letter, CV, and 3 referee names)

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Closing date:
Contract length:
1 year, renewal contingent on funding
UC Davis and UC Health MIND Institute

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Micah Murray
SALARY and BENEFITS: The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon funding. The salary range for this position is $50,760 -61,30. Starting salary is
commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. (

This position is open until filled. The Post-doctoral Scholar will work primarily in Davis at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. Questions regarding this position and applications can be
directed to Dr. Susan Rivera at Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references.

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