NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Position, The Translational Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (T-SCAN) Lab at Rice University

January 17, 2023

The Translational Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (T-SCAN) Lab at Rice University (PI: Bryan Denny, PhD) invites applications for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position to begin in summer 2023 (exact start date flexible). *Still accepting applications until February 1, 2023*

The T-SCAN lab’s objective is to study the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying emotion and emotion regulation processes in healthy and stressed populations, including whether and how emotion regulation abilities can be improved through novel interventions, and how changes in emotion regulation impact mental and physical health. More information about the lab’s research can be found here:

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in every phase of the research process in the T-SCAN lab, from study design, to study implementation, to statistical analysis, to writing research reports, to publication and dissemination of research results, as well as grant writing. In particular, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in an NIH-funded study on investigating biobehavioral mechanisms of smartphone-based cognitive emotion regulation training in unpaid primary caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow must possess excellent communication, time management, leadership, and teamwork skills as well as excellent technical and data analysis skills. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also have opportunities to write their own grants and present research results at relevant conferences and meetings.

The T-SCAN lab is housed within the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative, an innovative research space bridging Rice University and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical center. In addition to the ability to recruit a variety of clinical populations through collaborations with the TMC, the T-SCAN lab has access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities and resources at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Translational Imaging Center, located across the street from lab office space. Houston is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, and diverse city of about 7 million people (recently named the most diverse metropolitan area in the United States). Rice University is adjacent to both Hermann Park and the Museum District in addition to the Texas Medical Center.

Compensation will be competitive and include full benefits. Initial commitment is for one year with extension possible.

To apply, please visit:

Please feel free to contact the PI at  with any questions. All applications received by February 1, 2023 will receive equal consideration. Applicants are invited to express their interest via email to the PI in advance of this date.

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Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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