Postdoctoral Research Associate I

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

ID: 7062584
Posted: December 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in cognitive neuroscience, available immediately.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of two additional year(s) contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.. Successful applicants will have demonstrated research interests in the cognitive neuroscience of aging and cognition, strong experimental and statistical training, knowledge of MRI analysis methods, and a record of outstanding publications. Funding for the position is available immediately.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Dr. Lee Ryan, the postdoctoral fellow will assist with all aspects of a multi-site longitudinal project on risk factors for age-related cognitive impairment among Hispanic and non-Hispanic older adults. The study protocol includes neuropsychological and experimental cognitive testing, functional, structural, diffusion tensor, and perfusion MRI, genetic testing, and biomarker collection. The primary duties include coordination of patient recruitment, administering cognitive tests, collecting MRI data, analyzing imaging and behavioral data, and writing manuscripts. There will also be opportunities to pursue additional research projects related to memory, aging, and disorders of aging.cquisition and analysis including behavioral, brain imaging, and TMS data.

Research (scans and testing)
Writing manuscripts, grants, presentations
Analyzing data
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Psychology or a related discipline (must be completed prior to starting this position)

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong organizational skills and excellent people skills
• Bilingual Spanish effective communication skills, written and oral
• Proficiency in neuropsychological test administration
• Proficiency in data analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $47,659 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)


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