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The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant Professional Researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of adolescents and adults with autism, with an emphasis on the study of cognitive control, learning, memory, and affective disorders using neuroscientific methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging.
The Professional Researcher develops and oversees their own independent, creative, and high qualityresearch program equivalent to that required for the Professor series. The Professional Researchertakes major responsibility and leadership for theirprogram(s). Generally, the appointee is expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator, but may be funded as a co-PI within a large center or collaborative program grant on which many independent investigators are working, as long as it is clear that the activities led by the professional researcher within the larger project constitute his/her own independent research program. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities.
This position will require the applicant to contribute to research on the development of cognitive control, learning, memory, affective disorder symptoms and behavior in these individuals with autism. Experience in the general assessment of this population as well as experience implementing neuroimaging and other neuroscience testing protocols (i.e. EEG) with them is required. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to research on how to test and develop strategies to improve functional outcomes in autistic adolescents and adults. The candidate should have some experience in, and understanding of, biomarkers in these populations as well. The candidate will contribute to the leadership of ongoing studies, as well as assisting in securing its future funding, including preparing competitive grant applications. They will also be expected to develop towards funding their own independent research lines. The candidate will be expected to publish manuscripts in related areas and present scientific data at conferences. The candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in conducting assessments within the context of research studies and in helping to recruit and train other lab personnel in these assessments.
This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
For the full position description and to apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05315.
- Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology or neuroscience or a related discipline
- Awarded the Ph.D. and have a minimum of 8 years of experience beyond the Ph.D
- Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications
- Background in clinical cognitive neuroscience focused on the study of autism in a research setting -Experience with analysis of multi-modal data sets.
- Knowledge of, and experience working with adolescents and adults with autism.
- Demonstrated strong organizational skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- An outstanding record or leadership or potential for outstanding record of leadership in research and creative activity of high quality and significance, independence, and productivity
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain extramurally funded research programs
- Evidence of academic accomplishment such as refereed journal papers and conference presentations
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Statement of Research
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