We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in enhancing real world memory. In collaboration with the Barense Lab at the University of Toronto, our team is developing a memory prosthetic device which enhances memory for everyday events. This postdoctoral researcher would lead investigations into how memory can be optimized by grouping, timing and framing of replay events. The ideal candidate would be conversant in both neuropsychological theory of memory as well as the computational analysis of real-world audiovisual data.
Johns Hopkins is home to a large and vibrant community of neuroscience researchers, and features strong connections between psychology, systems and cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering and computer science. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to a top-notch neuroimaging center, including 3T and 7T scanners; new TMS and EEG facilities are housed in the PBS department; human intracranial experiments are possible via clinical collaborators.
The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Timing: The ideal start date is before December 2017. Funding is available for at least three years. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the opportunity for renewal.
Qualifications : Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, computer science) and a record of published work related to the areas of interest in the Honey Lab. Programming skills in Matlab, Python or an equivalent are required.
Application Instructions: Email email@example.com with a compact summary of your area of interest, previous accomplishments, and future plans. Please also include a current CV, an example publication or repository, and contact information for three references.
Admission to the graduate program is administered through the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Applications are accepted annually with a deadline in December and recruitment decisions are typically made by March. Interested candidates are welcome to notify us of their intention to apply.
Undergraduates interested in gaining research experience may apply at any time for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions. Roles in the lab depend on skills and experience, but may include: participant recruitment, running behavioural and neuroimaging experiments, performing literature searches, presenting in lab meetings, and analyzing data. If you are interested, please send us:
- your CV, emphasizing research experience and technical skills
- a brief statement of why you are interested
- your academic transcript (a screenshot is fine)
- your weekly availability
In general, undergraduate RAs are expected to contribute at least 6 hours per week to the lab, and preference will be given to applicants who intend to develop research skills over a longer period.