Postdoctoral Scholar in Working Memory and Plasticity

University of California Irvine School of Education

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar for the Working Memory and Plasticity Lab

Job #JPF06306
  • School of Education - School of Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 23rd, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


One full-time postdoctoral scholar is needed at the University of California, Irvine to support the Working Memory and Plasticity Lab (Principal Investigator Susanne Jaeggi). This position is funded by the National Institute on Aging. The overall goal of the project is to investigate the efficacy of cognitive training in older adults, and to get at individual differences and underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms of training.

Main duties will include overseeing the day to day operations of the project with a particular focus on the implementation of transcranial direct current stimulation during cognitive training. Furthermore, structural and functional imaging will be administered before and after the intervention. Main duties include training and supervision of graduate students and undergraduate research assistants, recruiting and managing participants, data collection and preprocessing. Other responsibilities include running statistical analyses, analyzing imaging data, as well as disseminating research findings– presenting at conferences and writing peer-reviewed journal articles. Experience in managing research projects and data, brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques, and statistical methods is strongly preferred.

Position will begin in Summer 2020, with the exact start date contingent on funding and the availability of the applicant. Salary is commensurate with experience, plus health benefits.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience or related field, with a focus and interest on non-invasive electrical stimulation, neuroimaging, and/or cognitive aging. It is highly preferred that applicants have an emerging record of research in the areas of cognitive neuroscience. Also preferred is evidence of participation at all levels on externally funded research projects. Leadership experience is also preferred.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at
Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names of three references (please do not solicit letters). Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
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