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Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for Translational Neuroscience - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Other-Site
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Neuroscience

Department: Center for Translational Neuroscience
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references via UO Careers site.

Department Summary
The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a center within the Department of Psychology whose mission is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences. The CTN employs successive iterations of neuroscience research, theory building, and practice to drive the scientific knowledge base forward and promote evidence-based policy.

The Psychology department, located within the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the largest departments supporting significant instructional and research activities in a wide range of fields within the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 students per term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors and 80 doctoral students, and includes approximately 35 teaching faculty, emeriti faculty, research staff, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. For more information on the Department, visit For more information on the CTN, visit

The University of Oregon and the Center for Translational Neuroscience are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Position Summary
The Center for Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon invites applications for potential postdoctoral scholar positions. Positions are available on an ongoing basis to conduct research within different research groups.

Postdoctoral Scholar positions are funding contingent and temporary in nature, with appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of two years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond two years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.

Postdoctoral Scholar appointees will work under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training.

Opportunities frequently arise in the CTN, including:

• Opportunities for direct service in providing technical assistance to community-based organizations on early childhood program development, implementation, and evaluation;
• Opportunities for positions focused on data analysis and publication;
• Opportunities for positions focused on data collection and oversight.

For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in related discipline by start of position, including Psychology, Neuroscience, Data Science, Education, Human Development, or related.
• Experience in the field of research.
• Evidence of scholarship.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader as well as the ability to interpret and present information to a variety of audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
• Interest in supporting community-based research, including adapting research protocols for use in community settings and with diverse populations involving working closely to co-create intervention and evaluation protocol with community partners.
• Interest in fast cycle and shared learning with a large and diverse research and development community.
• Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (SPSS, Qualtrics, Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience working with young children, adolescents, and families and/or previous experience working in community-based organizations.
• Topical expertise in early adversity and preventive intervention including fast cycle learning.
• Strong record of publications (including first-author manuscripts) in peer-reviewed journals.
• Experience in the planning, implementation, and tracking of a research project comprising multiple assessments.
• Experience with neuroimaging.
• Bilingual fluency.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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