New postdoctoral positions in Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

Anticipated Research Positions for Research Projects into Social Communication in Toddlers with Autism

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab (https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/) anticipates multiple openings in spring/summer 2020 for projects into social engagement and social communication in young children with and without ASD. Studies use a variety of behavioral and social neuroscience methods. If you have interest in any of these areas, please send your CV to Dr. Miriam Lense (Miriam.Lense@vanderbilt.edu).

Research Fellow: Develop and carryout federally-funded research involving eye-tracking, acoustic, and/or movement coordination metrics for assessing rhythm of social interaction. Candidates should be interested in social or language development and have strong data analysis and organizational skills. Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to psychology, speech sciences, or neuroscience; experience with programming preferred.

Based on interest and experience, candidates may express interest in working across both clinical and research categories or only one category. Additional activities (depending on interest/experience) may include: supervising and working with research staff and students, study coordination, behavior coding, and opportunities to develop or contribute to data/manuscripts through the use of extant and related data.

See more information under sub-heading Rhythm, Music, and Social Engagement at: https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/overview-research

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab is an interdisciplinary team including clinical psychologists, speech-language pathologists, neuroscientists, and speech scientists. The candidate will work with Research Analysts, graduate, and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. Our collaborate relationships on campus include partnerships with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorder; Vanderbilt Brain Institute; and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt. We are a diverse lab and welcome applications from all individuals, including those from underrepresented groups in science. Vanderbilt University Medical Center in an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

New Postdoctoral position: Rhythm and Reading with EEG + Genetic methods

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab announces a new postdoctoral fellow position to develop and carry out grant-funded (NSF and NIH) studies using behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods to study the relationship between prosody, rhythm, and reading skills. The Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment that engages trainees from a wide range of Vanderbilt degree programs and maintains collaborations with a network of researchers across Vanderbilt units and with other national and international sites. You can read more about our related genetics-focused projects in the lab here: https://www.vumc.org/music-cognition-lab/new-genetics-projects. The NSF project in particular takes place in collaboration with Middle Tennessee State University. Training opportunities will be individualized to the fellow’s career goals, drawing from an array of methodologies from music cognition, EEG, language development, computational approaches, communication disorders, literacy studies, and human genetics/genomics. This position requires prior experience working with high-dimensional data, and excellent organizational skills. Compensation will be in accordance NIH scale; initial appointments will be made for one year, with potential to renew for up to 3 years. 

Our collaborative relationships on campus include partnerships with the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. Vanderbilt offers exemplary career development for young scientists through the BRET office and other institutional resources, as well as within the lab. Nashville (Music City, USA) is a vibrant cultural and intellectual hub. We are a diverse lab and especially welcome applications from all individuals, including those from underrepresented groups in science; VUMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, references, and publication reprints to Dr. Reyna Gordon reyna.gordon@vanderbilt.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority to applications received by December 19, 2019.