The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $3,957+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-03-23-01-0712
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

One year assignment which can be renewed on an annual basis up to a total of five years. Previous time in a postdoctoral fellow position (whether paid or unpaid) at the University or at any other university counts towards this time limitation (unless the area or discipline changes).

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.

Additional Information


This temporary training position will perform research in the lab and program of Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, including functional imaging of emotion, learning, and memory in healthy adults and adults with anxiety and mood disorders.

Essential Functions

Develop, conduct, and analyze research projects for the Department of Psychiatry as part of a team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate assistants. These projects utilize functional MRI and peripheral measures of psychophysiology, and incorporate aspects of Pavlovian conditioning, episodic memory, and decision-making. Publish manuscripts. Help with recruitment.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Received a PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience (or related fields) within the last three years. Proficiency in coding (i.e., Matlab). Significant experience with functional MRI design, acquisition, and analysis. Professional demeanor with tact and respect at all times. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal or urgent situations. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Demonstrated critical thinking skills and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work well with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, including the willingness and ability to train and oversee undergraduate graduate students. Final candidate will need to provide official PhD degree verification documents from the granting institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in behavioral assessments and clinical research.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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