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Postdoctoral Fellow

We’re looking for an expert computational modeler to start Summer/Fall 2019

The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab is hiring a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in computational modeling of behavior to start in Summer/Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have at minimum:

  • Received a Ph.D. prior to the start date, completing their defense and all other degree requirements.
  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Established expertise in computational modeling of behavior and experimental design.
  • Experience with at least one neuroimaging modality (EEG, fMRI, invasive recordings in patients).
  • A strong publication record in cognitive/computational neuroscience and/or psychology.
  • Experience or an interest in using computational approaches to ask questions related to information processing differences in psychiatric disorders.

The department where you will receive your Ph.D. does not matter so long as you have worked on projects and published papers related to the type of work we do. This position requires you to take a leadership role from day one, helping to manage junior trainees and set the direction of the lab. We are a new lab, about to enter our second year, making it a perfect time to join our team. While a lot of the small details of setting up are taken care of, and we’ve recruited a great set of junior trainees, there is still a lot of room for a new postdoc to have significant input on the overall direction of our work and how we manage things.

The University of Maryland, College Park, is located five miles from Washington, D.C. and is metro accessible, with access to world class museums, restaurants, and entertainment. We are close to three large international airports, have access to other destinations on the eastern seaboard and beyond via Amtrak, and are a short drive away from beautiful landscapes and mountains in rural Maryland and Virginia.

To apply, e-mail your CV, a cover letter, any pre-prints (to be handled in confidence), and a list of references to asolway[at] Be sure these documents address how your experience and skill set meet the above requirements. Also, briefly describe your long term goals and how you think a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab will help you achieve them.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.