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Post Doc in Neural Bases- Reading, Math and Executive Function

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder has a two-year position, starting immediately for a post-doctoral fellow on a project that is part of an NICHD-funded center examining the neurobiological and genetic bases of reading and math disability.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado is home to world class researchers and facilities in Cognitive Neuroscience, with strengths in executive function, learning, memory, language, and social cognition. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience includes programs in Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral, Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology.  ICS spans and connects researchers from nine departments – Psychology & Neuroscience; Computer Science; Education; Information Science; Integrative Physiology; Linguistics; Philosophy; Architecture and Planning; and Speech, Language and Hearing – and offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. as well as certificate program in Cognitive Science.  

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The post-doctoral fellow on this project will be mainly responsible for overseeing the analysis of both resting-state and task-based functional neuroimaging data drawn from a cohort of children/young adolescents whom have undergone a large battery of neuropsychological tests as well as reading and math-related assessments.

What You Should Know

The project is housed within the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, the university’s neuroimaging center It consists of a Siemens Prisma scanner with multi-band capability, special shielding for high-quality data acquisition, dedicated operations and technical staff, and a myriad of interface devices for providing stimuli and recording responses. Importantly, it also involves a high-performance computational cluster and data archiving facility to support data collection, storage and analysis. 

What We Can Offer

Salary range $50,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or allied field.

What You Will Need

Experience in functional neuroimaging, with a record of publication.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in either (or both) resting-state or task-based neuroimaging samples, 
  • A high degree of fluency in computer programming (Unix, Linux, MATLAB, Python, etc.), 
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 References
Later in the application process, Dr. Banich will reach out to your references to collect letters from them. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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