Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Psychology

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00181
Position Title Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Psychology
Department Psychology Department-1019
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

A two-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University. We seek an outstanding researcher with a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, interested in collaborating in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Kyungmi Kim and Dr. Charles Sanislow on research projects that investigate memory, perception, and other cognitive/affective processes relevant to self related processing. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to research the mechanisms associated with these processes and also interested in clarifying disruptions in these mechanisms pertinentto clinical problems. This position is well suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate committed to working at the intersection of cognitive and clinical science. Methods could include behavioral and cognitive neuroscience approaches (e.g., memory test paradigms, cognitive/perceptual tasks, EEG/ERP). The fellow will be involved in all aspects of research including study development, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of research findings, will teach an undergraduate seminar one semester each year in their area of interest, and have the opportunity to mentor exceptional undergraduates involved in research. This fellowship is designed to prepare the fellow to compete successfully for a tenure-track position in cognitive psychology and/or experimental psychopathology, and includes training and supervision to develop an independent research program and to mentor and teach undergraduates. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty actively engaged in innovative research.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Competitive candidates will have a demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications, experience in behavioral experimental research, and proficiency with programming and statistical analysis software (e.g., Matlab, Psyscope, Presentation, Brain Vision Analyzer, R, SPSS).

Organizational skills, Project management, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management, Oral/written communication skills, Respects diversity, Commitment to sustainability

Management Competencies
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up to date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but applications received after March 31st may not be considered.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents