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Two post-doctoral positions in educational neuroscience/reasoning at Georgetown

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions coordinating multi-year NSF-funded research projects in the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green. This work will be conducted in collaboration with laboratories at Dartmouth, James Madison, and Northwestern. The projects will investigate learning in real-world high school classrooms using longitudinal measurement to assess changes in behavioral and brain-based outcomes, focusing on spatial STEM concepts and relational reasoning strategies. A primary responsibility of at least one of the postdoctoral scientists will be working with high schools and students in northern Virginia to coordinate and conduct testing, both in the high schools (behavioral) and at Georgetown (MRI). The postdocs will directly oversee project-dedicated research assistants and graduate students who will support behavioral and MRI data collection. There will be ample opportunity (dependent on the post-doc’s level of interest) to engage with advanced MRI data analysis.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or anticipate a Ph.D. in spring of 2017 or 2018) in an area related to education and/or cognitive neuroscience. Candidates with a background in education research who are interested in neuroimaging, or candidates with a neuroimaging background who are interested in education would be well-suited to these positions. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a record of productivity and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Any informal inquiries can be sent to Adam Green ( Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Nhi Dinh (, and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation.

Updated on 4/13/2017