Information for Prospective Students, postdoc, and visiting scholars

Our laboratory studies attention and memory in healthy subjects, and we also study psychiatric and neurological patients in collaboration with other laboratories.  We use a combination of traditional behavioral methods, cognitive modeling, eye tracking,  non-invasive brain stimulation, and neuroimaging (EEG/ERP & fMRI) methods.

Post-Doctoral  Position

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the University of California, Riverside to work with a research team led by Dr. Weiwei Zhang (http://memory.ucr.edu). The postdoc will work on a NIMH-funded project (1R01MH117132-01) on the neural mechanisms for mnemonic precision using psychophysics, cognitive modeling, eye tracking, ERP, non-invasive brain stimulation, and neuroimaging methods in healthy and clinical populations. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in fMRI and interests in attention and memory research. Good quantitative and programming skills are essential as well. Experience with eye tracking and ERPs is preferred, but not required.

The position is an annual assignment, renewable contingent upon performance and funding. Salary will depend on experience, with a minimum set by the University of California postdoc salary scale (which is higher than NIH scale). Both U.S. and international applicants are welcome to apply.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, sample publications, statement of research interests, and the names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses to: Weiwei Zhang (Weiwei.zhang@ucr.edu). Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ph.D. Students

Students interested in joining the lab must apply through UCR Graduate Admissions (Psychology or Neuroscience program).  Students should specifically indicate their interest in joining the Zhang Lab in the appropriate locations in their application and in their personal statement.

It is recommended that you send Professor Zhang an email stating your interest as early as possible.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants needed for the laboratory of Professor Weiwei Zhang in the Department of Psychology.  Duties will include scheduling subjects, running experimental sessions, preparing new experiments, conducting data analyses, etc. The position will involve 9 hours per week of laboratory work, including a 1-hour weekly lab meeting, and the student will receive 3 units of credit.

We are looking for enthusiastic, well-organized students with excellent interpersonal skills.  You must have an excellent academic record, including some psychology coursework and an overall UCR GPA of at least 3.2. Computer experience is a highly desirable, but previous research experience is not required.

This is a great opportunity for highly motivated and responsible students who are interested in applying to graduate school, medical school, optometry school, etc.

Interested students should complete the application form.