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Postdoctoral Associate

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0130017
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/). Projects in the lab use fMRI to examine the neural computations underlying decision-making, with methods adapted from experimental economics, game theory, as well as social and computational neuroscience. We also have a strong interest in using these approaches to examine the developmental trajectory of neural mechanisms of decision-making, and how individual differences in these contribute to the development of substance use and health risk behaviors.

The lab is located in the newly established Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. The VTCRI provides full access to outstanding infrastructure, including three research-dedicated Siemens 3T Trio scanners and a high-throughput computing cluster. The successful candidate will play a lead role a highly collaborative multidisciplinary scientific efforts among the VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Carilion Healthcare System, and departments across Virginia Tech.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the positions are filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Virginia Tech Carilion is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) a PhD in cognitive or computational neuroscience, engineering, psychology, experimental economics, or a related field; 2) facility with signal processing or computational/quantitative methods; and 3) demonstrated potential for excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting #SR0130017. Please include a statement of research interest, CV, and have 3 letters of recommendation submitted. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2013.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: renewable
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: VT Carilion Research Institute
Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, VA
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Work Schedule: 8-5 and as needed
Job Posting Date: 01/22/2014
Review Begin Date: 03/01/2014
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/38365

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3
  4. List of References