Brain & Behavior Lab Positions Available


(1)  Doctoral Students beginning Fall 2022

Currently seeking

The Brain and Behavior Lab at Auburn University, led by Dr. Kristina Neely, is seeking motivated and enthusiastic students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology beginning in fall 2022. The lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to determine the relationship between movement, cognition, and mental health in adults.

Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team are critical. Preferred skills include experience in human subjects’ research, signal processing, and/or programs such as R and MATLAB.

To receive full consideration for fellowships and awards, candidates must have a record of publications and apply by November 1, 2021. Otherwise, Ph.D. positions are funded through teaching assistantships. Interested applicants should contact Kristina Neely, Ph.D. with an email expressing their research interests and previous experience, as well as an up-to-date unofficial transcript and resume/CV.

(2)  Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants

Currently seeking

The lab is always looking for hard-working and enthusiastic Research Assistants. These are initially volunteer positions and most students are required to enroll in at least one credit of independent study while working in the lab. We require a 2-semester commitment of at least 6 hours per week. Research Assistants who excel in the position may be offered paid positions and may apply for additional awards to fund their work in the lab. Interested students should contact Kristina Neely, Ph.D. and include an up-to-date unofficial transcript and resume.

(3) Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kristina Neely, Ph.D., Director of the Brain and Behavior Lab in the School of Kinesiology, is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled postdoctoral fellow to join her team at Auburn University. The fellow will explore, analyze, and publish findings from a rich multimodal dataset examining the role of the motor system in adults with ADHD. The dataset contains functional and structural MRI, force output, neuropsychological tasks, genetics, and clinical symptom ratings.

Applicants from a range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply and need not have expertise in every methodology listed above. The position requires excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills, and proficiency with AFNI, MATLAB, FSL, &/or other image analysis programs is desired. A collaborative spirit and ability to work both independently and in teams is critical.

Full details of the position can be found on the Auburn University Provost website.

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