Month: October 2017

NEW POSITION ADVERTISED: Scientific Director, BIRC

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time, tenure track/tenured faculty position and Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will include intellectual leadership and financial management of the Brain Imaging Research Center and active participation in cognitive neuroscience research. The candidate’s academic appointment will be in Psychological Sciences, Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences, or Education, and will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Scientific Director should be able to demonstrate leadership and collaboration across disciplines, and have a track record of grant-funded research. The Director should be able to articulate a vision statement and a strategic plan for the BIRC to be an intellectual hub, and will be instrumental in building an interdisciplinary MRI research program. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the continued development of a nationally prominent collaborative research effort by: 1) promoting funded research in human neuroscience and related fields; 2) the administration of imaging services to the UConn cognitive neuroscience community; 3) broadening the base of BIRC users by mentoring new users, organizing classes, workshops, and symposia on imaging methodology and advanced techniques, establishing partnerships with local and regional organizations, and ensuring that scientists have access to the technical and scientific expertise needed to advance their research; 4); recruiting outstanding investigators and 5) working with the UConn Foundation.

 

University of Connecticut has dynamic, highly-regarded research programs in cognition and cognitive neuroscience, language, speech, and reading, developmental psychopathology, health psychology, kinesiology, genetics/genome sciences, and others, including the Institutes for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBaCS) and for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). UConn’s ambitious program of growth in cognitive neuroscience is housed at a 3,200 square foot, research-dedicated neuroimaging center with a Siemens Prisma 3-Tesla scanner, with facilities for simultaneous and standalone EEG, TMS and tDCS.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D., M.D., or both, with specialization in cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Significant fMRI experience, with a strong track record of funded research and impactful publications, and expertise in techniques relevant to human neuroimaging. Possesses flexibility and expertise to (1) support research across a variety of content areas and (2) coordinate staff to keep BIRC at the cutting edge of neuroimaging. Previous laboratory management experience. Evidence of effective graduate and undergraduate teaching. Excellent communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective graduate or undergraduate teaching of MRI methods. Published research using diffusion imaging, volumetry, susceptibility-weighted imaging, MR spectroscopy, MR relaxometry, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal imaging, EEG, TMS, tDCS, or multi-modal imaging techniques.

 

To Apply: Interested applicants must apply electronically (hr.uconn.edu/jobs/) by submitting the following documents as a single PDF file: cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, etc.); and names of three references. For additional information, contact: Inge-Marie Eigsti, Chair of Search # 2018194; Psychological Sciences, U-1020, University of Connecticut; 406 Babbidge Road; Storrs, CT 06269-1020; inge-marie.eigsti@uconn.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin November 15. For more information regarding the BIRC, please visit our website at www.birc.uconn.edu.

 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

New England Research on Dyslexia Society Meeting October 21

The 3rd meeting of the New England Research on Dyslexia Society will be held in Storrs, CT on October 21, 2017. The meeting will take place on the University of Connecticut campus in Oak Hall.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Gabrieli, Ph.D, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

“Dyslexia: From Neurophysiology to Intervention”

The New England Research Group on Dyslexia is an interdisciplinary community of researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy experts, whose work aims at elucidating the biological, including psychological, and social underpinnings of Developmental Dyslexia and related disorders with the objective of improving prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and social support (including legal, political, and public health) associated with this learning disability.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ibacs.uconn.edu/nerdy/