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2 Postdoctoral Fellows in Affective Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute on Aging
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The MIDUS Affective Neuroscience Project team led by Dr. Stacey M. Schaefer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute on Aging & seeking 2 postdoc scholars to analyze and publish on data from the national longitudinal Midlife in the US study. MIDUS is an NIA-supported study on aging explicitly focused on all the adult years (25-100+) with multiple longitudinal timepoints over the past +20 years. This is an opportunity to become part of a scientific community that is actively engaged with MIDUS & play a key role in analyzing neuroimaging data in relation to affective, psychophysiological, sociodemographic, behavioral, cognitive, biomarker, & environmental data with an emphasis on understanding the factors that are important for emotional wellbeing, brain health, & brain aging.
This fully supported appointment provides a broad, interdisciplinary experience preparing postdocs to generate new discoveries of what happens to people, their emotional processes, & their brains as they age & to determine what contributes to health & well-being vs. vulnerability to psychopathology & cognitive decline. Training & support include the ability to attend relevant seminars & courses, training & mentorship in grant writing, introduction & exposure to an extensive collaborative network, & the opportunity to mentor undergraduate researchers’ independent projects and participate in community outreach.
Expected position duration is two years with potential for renewal based on funding and performance. Past & current MIDUS Neuroscience postdocs have been highly successful in obtaining NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships to extend their training experience. Visit neuroscience-project/ to learn more & to learn more about MIDUS in general.
To apply please send cover letter and CV to: Stacey M. Schaefer,
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Southern California- Department of Psychology
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Position at University of Southern California

The Neural Vitality Lab at USC seeks a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with strong prior training and experience in fMRI methods and an interest in studying emotion regulation and aging. Fellows would participate in studies utilizing interdisciplinary methods from affective neuroscience (fMRI, EEG, cognitive assessments, self-report/ecological momentary assessment) to better understand mechanisms supporting resilience in later life.

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to ongoing dyadic emotion regulation studies, lifespan music-based emotion regulation interventions in collaboration with the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, and an fMRI emotion regulation and memory study, depending on the fellow’s research interests. Fellows will have opportunity to develop original projects, engage in grant writing, and receive interdisciplinary training in mixed-method statistical analyses. We have an extensive network of community engagement in the greater Los Angeles area through which we recruit healthy older adults and caregivers into both descriptive and interventional research.

For additional details, see our lab web site at

* A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, or related field.
* Rigorous training and experience in statistics, data analysis, and human experimental research methods.
* Prior experience writing and submitting English-language academic papers and research grants.
* An interest in promoting older adult mental health

Special Instructions
Applicants should submit a complete CV, a cover letter addressing the degree to which they fit the desiderata noted above, a summary of their relevant skills, background, future career goals, prior experience, and why they think they are a good fit to our research and lab. Please also include a PDF sample of a published (or in press) first-authored paper.
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Full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant position at USC
University of Southern California
The Social Connection Lab (PI: Elisa Baek) and Social Learning & Choice Lab (PI: Leor Hackel) at USC are accepting applications for a full-time lab manager/research assistant to begin August, 2023.

The Social Connection Lab ( studies social connection and information sharing using social network approaches, neuroimaging, and behavioral experiments. The Social Learning & Choice Lab ( studies social learning and decision-making using behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, and computational modeling. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

About the position:
This position is for a minimum of one year and can be extended to two; a two-year commitment is preferred. The position is ideal for individuals hoping to gain research experience prior to applying to graduate programs in psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. The lab manager will split their time between the two labs, working closely with Dr. Baek and Dr. Hackel on research projects and gaining experience in all aspects of research. Responsibilities include managing day-to-day lab activities and assisting with behavioral, social network, and neuroimaging research.

Preferred qualifications include: bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related field; research experience in psychology or neuroscience; undergraduate coursework in statistical analysis and experience with statistical analysis software; strong organizational skills; the ability to work well with others; and experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., Matlab, Python, JavaScript, etc). Experience with fMRI is helpful but not required.

How to apply:
Please follow the link below to apply. Dr. Baek will be present at SAS, so interested applicants are also encouraged to reach out to her for a meeting during the conference.

Assistant Teaching Professor (one-year limited-term contract)
Thompson Rivers University
Assistant Teaching Professor (area: social Psychology), one-year limited term contract, in beautiful British Columbia. Courses to teach include introductory psychology, as well as upper level courses in Social Psychology, including Emotion. A great way to build up your teaching portfolio!
Post-bacc RA
University of North Carolina
We are looking for a post-bacc project coordinator with fluency in Spanish to assist with recruiting, screening and data collection from teens and their parents in a longitudinal neuroimaging study. See more info in the link.
Postdoctoral fellowship
Washington University in St. Louis
We are seeking two full-time postdoctoral fellow (2-3 years) to work on an NIH-funded project with Drs. Renee Thompson ( and Tammy English (MPIs) at the Deparment of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The project (R01AG070139) examines the role of motivation and depressive psychopathology in age-related changes in emotion and emotion regulation across adulthood. The multi-method project utilizes diagnostic interviews, experience sampling, behavioral measures, peripheral psychophysiology assessment, and neuroimaging. This position will expose the individual to a wide array of theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology and neuroscience, providing a unique opportunity to develop research skills and engage in professional development with a large, collaborative team. We are looking for postdoctoral fellows who focus on affective science and/or adult internalizing psychopathology and who have strong quantitative skills. Applicants do not need to have experience in all areas of the project.

To apply for this position, please email your CV to Drs. Renee Thompson ( and Tammy English ( Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and until the position is filled. Start date: summer or fall 2023. Questions about the position can be sent to Renee and Tammy.
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