Postdoctoral Fellow The Preston Memory Lab Center for Learning and Memory Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience The University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Preston Memory Lab
Center for Learning and Memory
Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience
The University of Texas at Austin

The Preston Lab (http://clm.utexas.edu/preston/) has an opening for a full time postdoctoral fellow. The lab’s research explores how we form new memories, how we remember past events, and how our memory for the past influences what we learn in the present. We are particularly interested in how our ability to effectively remember and reason about experience develops from the time we are children, and how this development relates to brain maturation.  The position will be supported by an NICHD-funded projectexamining how maturation of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex supports the development of memory and reasoning abilities in childhood and adolescence. The project will involve integration of behavioral, brain imaging, and computational modeling techniques.

We are seeking motivated individuals with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field, previous experience with fMRI research, strong programming and quantitative skills, and a promising publication record. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for additional years contingent upon performance. While the start date is negotiable, the ideal candidate will begin in Spring 2017.

To apply, please send a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to apreston@utexas.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.