Postdoctoral Opportunity


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the joint mentorship of Dr. Carolyn Parkinson (Dept. of Psychology) and Dr. Mason Porter (Dept. of Mathematics) to begin Spring or Summer 2019 (the start date is somewhat flexible).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to federally-funded research that integrates analysis of fMRI, behavioral, and social network data to investigate relationships between how individuals process the world around them and their positions in real-world social networks. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to work advancing approaches for analyzing multilayer networks, particularly social and brain networks. They may also contribute to additional research projects in social neuroscience. (For more information on relevant ongoing research, please visit

The position is designed for a productive researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field. Candidates with previous experience designing and analyzing fMRI experiments, and who have strong backgrounds in data analysis and programming, are preferred. Candidates who have prior experience with network analysis are particularly encouraged to apply, although prior experience with network analysis is not a requirement.

To apply, please e-mail your application to Applications should include a cover letter summarizing research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae. At least 2 letters of reference should also be solicited and sent directly to the same e-mail address. Interested applicants should apply (including all reference letters) by 15 Feb. 2019 to ensure full consideration, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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 (