University of Arizona
May 12, 2019
Tucson, Arizona
Job Type
Contact Person/Department
Emily Taylor


A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Laboratory at University of Arizona directed by William “Scott” Killgore, PhD.

The SCAN lab is largely funded by the Department of Defense and current research areas include PTSD, mild TBI, predictive models of stress, effects of sleep deprivation, cognition, resilience, emotional/social intelligence, online emotional training/therapy programs, and the use of light exposure on the cognitive-affective and sleep systems within the brain. The lab is currently funded to conduct several neuroimaging studies of mild TBIPTSD, emotional intelligence, and resilience using a variety of technologies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional connectivity (rsFC MRI), structural volumetrics, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and 1H proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work alongside Dr. Killgore to lead ongoing studies in the lab and assist with data analysis, write-up, and publication of findings. They will work collaboratively with the Research Technicians, other Postdoctoral Associates, the Lab Manager, and Principal Investigator to play an integral role in all aspects of research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct statistical analysis of behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging data.
  • Oversee overall study coordination including subject recruitment, research technician training and education.
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and other venues.
  • Write protocols, reports, publications, and grants.
  • Travel and assist with aspects of project that are conducted at remote sites, as necessary.
  • Overseeing aspects of one or more studies from recruitment to mentoring research technicians.
  • Designing study materials and creating computerized stimulus tasks.
  • Processing and analysis of anatomical, fMRI, and/or DTI data.
  • Administering, scoring, and interpreting emotional, social, personality, and psychophysiological assessments.
  • Presenting findings at professional conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in neuropsychology, psychology, cognitive/affective neuroscience, sleep and circadian rhythms, and/or related field is required.
  • History of human-subjects research on projects relating to mild TBIPTSD, stress, sleep deprivation, resilience, emotional intelligence, cognition, and/or behavioral neuroscience.

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