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Research Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 498127
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory of Dr. Chrysikou ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to our funded projects on learning, memory, and problem solving. Our projects are highly collaborative and involve scholars from various disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, engineering, architecture, and computer science. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for the implementation, analysis, and write-up of resting-state and task-based fMRI studies of learning, memory, and problem solving. They will work closely with their mentor, as well as with a full-time research assistant and other members of the laboratory team. The postdoctoral training will be tailored to ensure that the Postdoctoral Research Fellow is gaining the relevant skills and experiences to launch an independent research career.

Our lab focuses on basic and translational research on the neural bases of cognitive flexibility, higher-order thought, and goal-oriented action. We are part of the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program ( within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University ( ). We are a highly interdisciplinary group using cognitive neuroscience methods such as functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological studies, and noninvasive brain stimulation to investigate cognitive and affective regulation in health and disease.

Essential Functions

  • The primary technical roles will be to conduct analyses on naturalistic neuroimaging (functional MRI, EEG) and behavioral data and execute brain stimulation protocols as pertinent to funded experiments in healthy and clinical samples.
  • Authoring and co-authoring high-impact journal submissions commensurate with contributions to research projects and manuscripts is assumed.
  • Working with the PI and lab members to communicate with the IRB, department, research participants, and personnel as necessary for ongoing studies.
  • Participating in co-written grants with the PI and writing grants to support the Research Assistant Professor’s independent line of research.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience with neuroimaging
  • Strong organizational ability and excellent communication skills
  • Experience with at least one applied programming language (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, Linux-based cluster interfaces)
  • Needs to demonstrate consistent professional conduct
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training in more than one area within psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or network science with a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral or similar experience conducting academic research
  • Additional experience with noninvasive neuromodulation
  • Candidates with prior knowledge of behavioral and neuroimaging research designs, programming of adaptive algorithms, and a strong publication track record are especially desired

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload in a single PDF file the following; (a) a cover letter; (b) your CV/resume and (c) the names of 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Chrysikou

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