Open Positions

Dyslexia Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience: Focus on Dyslexia

The ALBA Language Neurobiology laboratory or the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has an open postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience.

Directed by Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, the ALBA lab provides world-class clinical care while performing cutting-edge research on the cognitive and neural correlates of language and related cognitive functions across the life span. Neurodegenerative as well as neurodevelopmental disorders, including frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and dyslexia, are used as clinical models.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s areas of investigation. Working closely with the current members of the team, he/she will contribute to our empirical efforts to further our understanding of the neurobiology of language. The focus will be the collection and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data on neurotypical and atypical development of language and other high-level cognitive functions. Strong passion for and/or prior expertise in learning disabilities (in particular dyslexia) is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in either cognitive neuroscience or neuroimaging (in particular understanding of, and experience with, fMRI data analysis). Excellent English (oral and written) and good communication skills are necessary. Strong computational and programming skills are preferred. Appropriate areas of doctoral training include, but are not limited to, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and computer science.

The successful candidate would join the multidisciplinary team of world-class neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, engineers, and cognitive scientists working at the UCSF - Memory and Aging Center, the largest cognitive and behavioral neurology center in the United States. Moreover, he/she would be affiliated with the UCSF Dyslexia Center [to know more, please check out: https://dyslexia.ucsf.edu/], and actively collaborate with the newly launched UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/09/415346/dyslexia-other-learning-challenges-are-focus-new-20m-initiative

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and 3 names of potential references to [email protected].

Informal inquiries are most welcome.