Washington State University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pullman, Washington

Position Information

Summary of Duties

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assist in design of research, collection of data, analysis and publication of research findings, and grant writing. The associate will also help to manage lab personnel implementing studies of sleep deprivation and cognitive performance. There will also be the opportunity for the associate to develop original projects.

Additional Information

University Overview Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

The College The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.

The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.

The City Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit pullmanchamber.com

Benefits Package Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Required Qualifications

A PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience by the time of the appointment is required

Strong research design and analysis skills

Demonstrated skill in scientific writing and communication

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a publication history in cognitive control, working memory, or decision making as well as technical skills such as Eprime ® programming, statistical analysis in SPSS and R, skin conductance recording, and ERP measurement

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional (3) references.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: Faculty

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Number: 118271

College/Area: College of Arts and Sciences

Hiring Unit: The Affective & Cognitive Influences on Decisions and theSleep and Performance Research Center

Department Link: Department of Psychology Affective & Cognitive Influences of Decision (ACID) Lab Sleep and Performance Research Center

Work Location: Pullman

Zip Code: 99164

Anticipated Start Date: 01/15/2019

Tenure Track: No

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Appointment Status: Temporary

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Background Check: Yes

Type of Recruitment: Open Recruitment

Posting Open Date: 10/02/2018

Open Until Filled (overrides close field): Yes

Posting Number: 20152449F