Post-doctoral Opportunities

There are currently 2 postdoctoral positions available in our lab.

POSITION # 1

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION

Memory Development

Principal Investigator: Thanujeni (Jeni) Pathman

I invite highly motivated candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position in my lab at York University in Toronto, Canada (md.lab.yorku.ca).  The post-doctoral fellow will help lead research examining the development of memory across childhood. Research will involve behavioral measures and cognitive neuroscience tools (MRI, EEG/ERP, eyetracking). Participants will primarily be school-aged children and young adults, however studies in other lifespan periods are possible. The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to initiate studies, work with existing behavioural/neuroimaging data, and contribute to ongoing studies. Current lab focus is memory for time and space, the relation between episodic and semantic memory, memory for naturalistic events, and children’s memory accuracy in forensic contexts. There will also be opportunity to engage in collaborative studies with other York researchers (e.g., Dr. Ellen Bialystok) and affiliated research units, particularly the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research and VISTA.  There is a 3T MRI scanner on campus and access to other cognitive neuroscience tools (ERP system; eyetracker). The research is funded by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related field
  • Knowledge of relevant research areas (e.g., human memory or cognitive development)
  • Demonstrated research ability; advanced data analysis and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and with others
  • Asset, but not required: Programming experience
  • Asset, but not required: Previous experience with structural or functional MRI, EEG/ERP, or eye tracking

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to ongoing studies in the lab and initiate new studies
  • Disseminate research (i.e., conference presentations and journal article submissions)
  • Mentoring undergraduate research assistants and graduate student trainees
  • Opportunities available for teaching in the Psychology Department

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (highlighting relevant research experience and career goals), current CV, and contact information for three references to Jeni Pathman (tpathman at yorku.ca). Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file name (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Please mention the position title “Postdoc in Memory Development” in your email to differentiate this position from other postdoctoral positions available in the lab.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  The position is for one year, with opportunity for extension.

 

POSITION # 2

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 

Memory, Cognition and Bilingualism 

Principal Investigators: Ellen Bialystok & Thanujeni (Jeni) Pathman

We invite highly motivated candidates to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in our labs at York University in Toronto, Canada (lab websites: lcad.lab.yorku.ca & md.lab.yorku.ca). The post-doctoral fellow will contribute to collaborative studies between our labs using behavioral and EEG methods to investigate the effect of bilingualism on aspects of memory in terms of concepts of attention. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to initiate new studies and also help direct ongoing studies. The lab has a 64-channel BioSemi ERP system as well as eye-tracking equipment. There is a 3T MRI scanner on campus.

Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in psychology or a related field
  • Expertise in EEG/ERP study design and analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant research areas
  • Demonstrated research ability and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and with others
  • Programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical method

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and design new experiments
  • Oversee data collection and analysis for new and ongoing collaborative studies
  • Help to disseminate research findings
  • Supervise research assistants and graduate student trainees
  • Opportunities available for teaching in the Psychology Department

Interested applicants should send a current CV, statement of interest, and contact information for two letters of reference to Ellen Bialystok (ellenb at yorku.ca) and Jeni Pathman (tpathman at yorku.ca). Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file name (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position is for one year, with opportunity for extension.