The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking applications for a NASA-funded postdoctoral position working with Dr. Bernard Rabin. We are looking for applicants with an interest in using animal models (rats) to study the effects of exposure to the types of radiation encountered in space on cognitive performance. The research involves testing rats on a variety of cognitive tasks, including novel object and novel spatial performance and operant responding, following exposure to the types of radiation astronauts will encounter on long-duration missions.
The successful applicant will join Bernard Rabin and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, participating in the exposure of rats at Brookhaven National Laboratory, collecting and analyzing data, publishing/presenting findings, and mentoring undergraduate students. There will also be opportunities for advanced training (UMBC and surrounding schools have a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), building mentorship experience and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks, conference attendance/participation, etc.)
For questions, please contact Bernard Rabin (email@example.com). Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate). Funding is available for two to three years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit). There is a flexible start date (Fall 2017, Winter/Spring 2018), and review of applications will begin 1 Nov 2017. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (Post-Doctoral Research Associate): https://apply.interfolio.com/45856. For questions on Interfolio, please contact Ms. Beverly McDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major medical schools, NIH, and other federal agencies that afford extensive opportunities for research collaboration. UMBC is a national model for inclusive excellence in higher education with longstanding dedication to training underrepresented scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/). The successful candidate will join a department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence (http://psychology.umbc.edu/commitment-to-diversity/). UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our faculty.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.