Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position under the supervision of Dr. Emily Myers in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The postdoc will work on projects relating to the cognitive neuroscience of speech perception, supported by an active NIH grant. The project will use functional neuroimaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and data from people with left and right brain injury to understand the division of labor in speech perception. The project also incorporates an adult lifespan approach to the neurobiology of language. 

The position has a flexible start date.


The position involves overseeing research related to this grant, supervising graduate students and a research assistant on the grant, creating plans for data collection and analysis, assisting with manuscript preparation, and helping to disseminate the results.


  • Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Expertise in neuroimaging data collection and analysis.
  • An established research background in speech perception and/or psycholinguistics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Experience with multivariate imaging analysis techniques and programming experience in R or MatLAB.
  • Strong computational skills.
  • Experience with clinical populations or using TMS.


The initial appointment is for one year and renewable annually for up to three years total, with reappointment contingent on adequate progress towards goals and funding. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications

The position includes opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training, as well as the opportunity to be part of the large and vibrant community of language researchers at the University of Connecticut.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497678 to upload a resume, cover letter, brief statement of research interests (1 page), and contact information for three (3) professional references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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