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Colorado State University Postdoc - Thomas lab in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Postdoc - Thomas lab

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000953AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 51500

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/15/2021

Description of Work Unit

Teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 1000 undergraduates, and to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialties of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Position Summary

The Neurocognitive Measurement Laboratory (NML; PI Michael Thomas) within the CSU Department of Psychology seeks to hire a 2- to 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a NIMH-funded project (R01MH121546; An Adaptive Testing Platform for Optimizing RDoC Experimental Cognitive Measures). The Postdoctoral Fellow will help with all aspects of daily research operations including, but not limited to, recruitment, scheduling, running research participants through study protocols, analyzing data, and preparing research documents and manuscripts. Travel (when permitted) to research conferences and trainings will also be supported. The position will require regular (e.g., 1-2 times per week) travel to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver (approximately 1 hour south of Fort Collins by car). This position will have a tentative start date in the summer or fall of 2021.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical or Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Neuropsychology, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience administering structured clinical interviews or neuropsychological tests.
  • Record of scientific publishing and presentation.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Advanced coding skills (Matlab, Python, or R).
  • Demonstrated experience in running task-based fMRI experiments.
  • Advanced training in statistics and measurement.
  • History of engaging in professional outreach, equity, and inclusion activities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with cognitively and/or psychiatrically impaired individuals
  • Record of first-author publications and/or grant applications.

Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Recruitment and scheduling

Duty/Responsibility

Work with study investigators and full-time research assistants to ensure that recruitment quotas are met.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category Running research participants through study protocols

Duty/Responsibility

Participate in research appointments at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (1-2 times per week). This includes taking the lead role in administrating interviews, surveys, and tests (with the assistance of full-time research assistants). Work ethically and compassionately with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and healthy comparison participants.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Data management

Duty/Responsibility

Advise and monitor both full-time and volunteer research assistants who are performing data entry, data cleaning (quality assurance), and MRI data preprocessing.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category MRI and cognitive task data analysis

Duty/Responsibility

Analyze MRI and cognitive task data to ensure high quality data collection and to prepare findings for dissemination.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Preparing research documents and authoring manuscripts

Duty/Responsibility

Assist in the preparation of IRB and grant reports. Take a lead authorship role on multiple manuscripts per year. Participate as a co-author on multiple manuscripts per year.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Neurocognitive Measurement Laboratory (NML; PI Michael Thomas) within the CSU Department of Psychology seeks to hire a 2- to 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a NIMH-funded project (R01MH121546; An Adaptive Testing Platform for Optimizing RDoC Experimental Cognitive Measures). The Postdoctoral Fellow will help with all aspects of daily research operations including, but not limited to, recruitment, scheduling, running research participants through study protocols, analyzing data, and preparing research documents and manuscripts. Travel (when permitted) to research conferences and trainings will also be supported. The position will require regular (e.g., 1-2 times per week) travel to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver (approximately 1 hour south of Fort Collins by car).

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume or CV, and list of professional references to the following site: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/81661

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Ginger Lacy-Gill ginger.lacy-gill@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 0

Maximum Requested 0

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • List of Professional References

Optional Documents

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