Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Penn State University—University Park

PSU Job # 57667

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Penn State University—University Park

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory ( at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, seeks a post-doctoral research fellow.  Start date is flexible, although mid-summer 2015 is highly desirable.

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on an exciting NIMH-funded project examining the impact of an attention intervention on the behavioral and neural correlates of anxiety among young children at temperamental risk for psychopathology. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, electrophysiology, eye-tracking, genotyping, behavioral responses, clinical interviews, and questionnaires.  This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center ( and the SLEIC Center (

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing imaging and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) and general computing (MATLAB, Unix, Python) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

The grant provides two years of support, with the possibility of an extension depending on funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, upload a letter of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  


Koraly Perez-Edgar
McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Child Study Center
270 Moore Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802