Postdoctoral position: Neurobiology of reading

Haskins Laboratories / University of Connecticut
Location: 
New Haven, CT
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The LandiLab (PI: Nicole Landi, PhD https://landi.lab.uconn.edu/) at Haskins Laboratories and the University of Connecticut is seeking to hire a full-time postdoctoral research fellow. Haskins Laboratories https://haskinslabs.org/ is located in New Haven, CT and is closely affiliated with Yale University and the University of Connecticut.

This postdoc will join a project investigating the neurobiological basis (brain structure, genetics) of reading. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting and interpreting analyses of neuroimaging data (primarily gray matter structure and diffusion imaging). This position is part of a multi-site project (Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Florida Center for Reading Research) that is analyzing neuroimaging and genotyping data from 9000+ individuals to explore gene-brain-behavior relationships.

Required qualifications:

· PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or related field

· Experience analyzing neuroimaging data

· Experience with one or more imaging analysis packages (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI, FreeSurfer)

· Programming skills, including knowledge of at least one language and Unix commands

· Proficiency with writing academic manuscripts

· Demonstrable interest in the neurobiology of language and/or reading

· Leadership, communication, and organizational skills

Preferred qualifications:

· Experience analyzing diffusion weighted imaging data

· Experience with advanced neuroimaging analysis techniques, e.g., independent components analysis, functional and context-dependent connectivity, VBM, machine learning, graph theory

· Familiarity with genetic or imaging genetic analyses

This postdoctoral scholar will work with an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of PIs and affiliated scientists from the LandiLab (PI: Nicole Landi, University of Connecticut, Haskins Laboratories, Yale Child Study Center) and the GENESIS lab (PI: Elena Grigorenko) at the University of Houston & Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. With additional links to the Florida Center for Reading Reseach, The GAAB lab and the X lab (Fumiko). This position is based at Haskins Laboratories (New Haven, CT), but will coordinate with research partners at multiple locations.

Interested candidates should send 1) a CV; 2) the names and contact information of three references; and, 3) a cover letter to Dr. Nicole Landi at Nicole.Landi@UConn.edu or Nicole.Landi@Yale.edu. This position will remain open until filled; desired start date is Spring 2019. Salary will be commensurate with NIH postdoctoral funding levels.