Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin


We (Ed Hubbard and Percival Matthews) are looking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow with an anticipated start date of July 1, for an NIH R01-funded longitudinal behavioral and fMRI study of fractions processing (project summary below) in our labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This study will test this hypothesis by following two cohorts of children for four time points: 2nd graders until 5th grade, and 5th graders until 8th grade, to examine the development of the ratio processing system, symbolic fraction understanding and eventually the role of fractions understanding as a foundation for algebra. This project will include a battery of brain imaging, cognitive measures and standardized assessments.
The ideal candidate would have a background in neuroimaging of numerical cognition, and especially working with imaging in developmental populations. The post-doc will be jointly supervised/mentored by Ed Hubbard and Percival Matthews. The ideal candidate will have expertise in fMRI data acquisition and analysis, strong skills in statistical and experimental methods, and experience conducting research in cognitive neuroscience. Experience with neuroimaging analysis programs (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM, or other relevant programs), stimulus presentation programs (E-prime, Presentation, Superlab, Cogent/Psychtoolbox [MATLAB]), and statistical analysis (MATLAB, R, SPSS) are also required. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently and with minimal supervision, but should also demonstrate interpersonal skills and an interesting in working collaboratively.
Applications should consist of: a cover letter describing research interests and how those are a match for the lab, a CV, contact info for references.
Salary is commensurate with NIH-rates. Full University of Wisconsin benefits are provided. The position is for around 3 years.
Contact: Ed Hubbard