We are seeking an intellectually curious, highly skilled, and motivated intern to join the Jiang lab and contribute to our research into the neurocognitive mechanisms of adaptive behavior. The lab provides a highly supportive and collaborative environment. This position provides opportunities to perform neuroimaging and behavioral experiments in humans and acquire new skills in programming, data analysis and science communication. It is particularly well-suited to individuals who are seeking research experiences in preparation for graduate or medical school.
We are looking for someone who can contribute to one or more of the following projects:
Investigating neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the learning and memory of task information in healthy adults.
Examining how such mechanisms alter in mental disorders (e.g., ADHD) and aging.
Computational modeling of adaptive behavior.
The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer or Fall 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary of $35,568 in the first year;
Optional health insurance package and dental plan;
Retirement plan participation;
Covered by University Workers Compensation;
Fifteen days paid time off per year plus paid University holidays.
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing vigorous growth and enhancement, including construction of a new building. The University is also making substantial investments in neuroscience--already a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments--including the recent founding of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the creation of a new undergraduate major in neuroscience. The DeLTA Center brings together a vibrant campus-wide community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.