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MindCORE Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars

MindCORE, University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number ad2020
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date July 2020 or later
Job description

MindCORE (Mind Center for Outreach, Research, and Education) seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Post-doctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.

Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a PhD degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is a springboard for young researchers as they establish their own research program.  Fellows are also encouraged to pursue collaborative research with faculty working across disciplines at Penn.

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and health insurance plus a modest research budget. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers, and will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one year terms renewable for up to three years

Eligibility & Application

  • Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment. Candidates must submit 1-2 page research statement that identifies at least two MindCORE faculty at Penn (https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty-and-associates/) with whom the applicant would be interested in collaborating, along with a CV and contact information for two referees. Email complete application packets to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2020, continuing until positions are filled.

Selection

All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee and are judged on the following criteria:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Scientific match and interdisciplinarity
  • Career potential

MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2020. Questions? Contact pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu


Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Candidates must submit 1-2 page research statement that identifies at least two MindCORE faculty at Penn (https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty-and-associates/) with whom the applicant would be interested in collaborating, along with a CV and contact information for two referees. Email complete application packets to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 3, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/post-doctoral-resea...
Contact name Heather Calvert
Contact email
Contact phone 215-573-1111
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Time created October 15, 2019, 11:55am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 3, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 15, 2019, 11:55am EST
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