Research Associate in Psychology/Social Science

Michigan State University College of Social Science

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Brascamp Lab for Visual Neuroscience at Michigan State University is seeking a Research Associate (postdoc) to begin in the Spring of 2021. The Research Associate will be researching the neural basis of conscious vision, on a project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and performed at Michigan State University in collaboration with researchers at NYU, UC Irvine, and Boston University. The work involves visual psychophysics and functional neuroimaging. The Brascamp Lab is located within the Department of Psychology and is a part of the Department's Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience group, which provides an excellent research and training environment with faculty expertise covering a broad range of topics in perception and cognitive psychology. There is a possibility that the project will require the Research Associate to spend limited time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for part of the data acquisition.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Vision science, Cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or a related field

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Ph.D. in vision science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or a related field by position start date
  • Strong publication record
  • Experience with psychophysics and human neuroimaging
  • Strong programming skills (Python or related language(s)
  • Strong statistical training

Required Application Materials

1.     Cover letter explaining professional developmental goals and research focus

2.     CV or Resume

3.     Names and email addresses of three references

Special Instructions

Questions about the application process should be directed to the Search Coordinator, Erin Laudenslager, at Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jan Brascamp at

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Department Statement

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advancing psychological science through multidisciplinary research and providing a world-class education for our undergraduate and graduate students. As part of the College of Social Science at a land grant university, our department's broader mission is to conduct research that transforms lives and inspires leaders on our campus, in Michigan communities, and across the world.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 18, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 18, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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