The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring department Psychology
Monthly salary $3,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-04-25-01-0712
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

A PostDoctoral Fellowship is available at UT Austin's Department of Psychology and Institute for Mental Health Research to conduct research with Drs. Christopher Beevers and David Schnyer. This position is for two years with the possibility of extending the fellowship or transitioning to research faculty by mutual agreement based on job performance and funding availability.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Letter describing research interests, experience. 3 Letters of Recommendation. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To conduct research in eye tracking and EEG/ERP methods, and examine the etiology and treatment of depression in adults across multiple levels of analyses (behavioral, genetic, neural, environmental).

Essential Functions

Responsible for the design and implementation of EEG and eye tracking experiments. Conduct data analysis following data collection. Prepare manuscripts for scientific publication. Write manuscripts from extant datasets. Help to conceptualize and write grant applications related to this area of research. Supervise the research of 4-5 graduate and undergraduate students and 1-2 non-student employees.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD within the last three years in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field. Demonstrated expertise with EEG/ERP and/or eye tracking methods. Interest in clinical populations. Experience with Matlab (i.e., EEGLab, Psychtoolbox) and statistical analysis programs (R, Stata).

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently, but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity May work around biohazards such as human saliva collected to assess DNA.

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