Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State

February 15, 2023

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Social and Cultural Neuroscience Lab, directed by Elizabeth Losin, in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State (relocating from the University of Miami).

Our interdisciplinary research lab combines theory and methods from cultural anthropology, psychology, and human social, cultural, and affective neuroscience (functional MRI and

psychophysiology) with advanced analytic methods (e.g. machine learning and structural equation modeling).

The postdoctoral associate will be working on funded projects centered on understanding the sociocultural and neurobiological mechanisms underlying disparities in pain and pain treatment affecting women and minoritized ethnic and racial groups.

Candidates should have been awarded their Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field by the start of the position (Summer 2023).

The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data, strong programming and statistical skills, and a well-developed publication record.

The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin in the Summer of 2023.

Those interested should send a cover letter, CV, and the names of at least 3 individuals who could provide recommendations to .

Our lab is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts at Penn State and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply.

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