Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Carolyn Parkinson in the Department of Psychology at UCLA (start date is flexible). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to research projects that integrate neuroimaging, social network analysis, machine learning, and behavioral experimentation to investigate how the human brain represents and navigates the social world. He or she will also be encouraged to pursue independent research projects in social neuroscience and psychology. For more information on the lab's research, please visit our website (

The position is designed for a productive researcher with a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science or a related field. Candidates with previous experience designing and analyzing fMRI experiments, and who have strong backgrounds in statistics and programming, are preferred. Candidates who have prior experience with machine learning, network analysis or computational modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email your application to Applications should include a cover letter summarizing research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Please include “postdoctoral fellowship” in the subject line of any correspondence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that the candidate must have completed all requirements for their doctoral diploma at the time of hire.

The position is fully funded at NIH salary levels and also includes dedicated funds for functional neuroimaging and other research expenses. Initial appointment is for one year with potential for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (