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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: 0121655
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:

Applications are invited for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Pearl Chiu (http://people.vtc.vt.edu/~chiup/) at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/). Projects in the lab use fMRI to examine the neurobiology of motivated behavior and social influences on decision-making with methods adapted from experimental economics, behavioral & computational neuroscience, genetics, and psychology. We also have a strong interest in developing quantitative data-driven methods for assessment and diagnosis. For candidates interested in psychiatric neuroscience, the lab provides plentiful opportunities to examine how neural anomalies may be quantified and rehabilitated in conditions including depression, substance dependence, and PTSD.

Postdoctoral Associates contribute to the goals of the lab through designing and conducting research projects, preparing data for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and representing the results at conferences.

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 in 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. Please forward a statement of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.

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

To apply for this position please visit: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=195180 and complete the application process.

Please send inquiries and CV to:

Pearl Chiu, PhD
pearlchiu@vt.edu
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Department of Psychology

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 2 years from hire
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: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, Virginia
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Work Schedule: M-F 8:00-5:00 and as needed
Job Posting Date: 01/22/2014
Review Begin Date: 03/01/2014
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
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:
Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/23801

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening
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