Boston College, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging: Postdoctoral Position

April 27, 2021

Postdoctoral Position in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging
Mentors: Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D. and Jaclyn Ford, Ph.D.
Location: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Brief Description: You will be responsible for the implementation, analysis and write-up of studies that utilize resting-state and task-based fMRI to understand various facets of age-related differences in memory retrieval. The research takes a lifespan perspective of aging, enrolling participants ages 18-90. You will work closely with your mentors, Drs. Kensinger and Ford, as well as with a full-time research assistant. We will tailor the postdoctoral training plan to ensure that you are gaining the relevant skills and experiences to launch your independent research career. You are welcome to reach out to current or alumni lab members to hear about their experiences in the lab. For more about the lab, and for a listing of our current and alumni members, please visit our website:<>
Start Date: flexible, with preferred start-date by Jan 1, 2022. A 2-year commitment is desired, although should your “dream job” become available sooner, we would support you in applying for it!
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience. Strong quantitative skills and prior experience analyzing fMRI data are essential, as are strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with older adults is desired.
Other: Due to the funding sources for this position, you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Hiring will be predicated on a successful background search conducted by Boston College, and starting salary will be consistent with federal guidelines for a postdoctoral fellowship. Boston College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Postdoctoral fellows receive full benefits. In addition to receiving mentorship within the lab, the Psychology and Neuroscience department provides additional professional development and mentorship opportunities, as does the Boston College Postdoctoral Association.
Contact: To apply for the position, please send (1) a curriculum vitae, including 3-4 individuals who could serve as references and (2) a 1-2 pg. statement explaining your research interests and why this fellowship is of interest to you. Please also arrange to have (2) two letters of reference sent to: Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D., by email:<> Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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