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THE CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE LAB

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab at The Ohio State University aims to train the next generation of clinical scientists devoted to the study of evidence-based lifestyle interventions, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging. In our lab, we conduct research studies with clinical populations, engage in scientific discourse/activities with members of the lab, present our findings to the scientific community and to the public, and work with undergraduates as members of our teams.

 

In all spheres of our lab, we strongly value our commitment to diversity and inclusion. These include, but are not limited to, valuing individual differences in race, ethnicity, country of origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental abilities, immigration status, religion, and socioeconomic status.

 

We constantly strive to increase diversity in our research studies by attempting to seek representation across these dimensions. We aim to increase diversity in our lab’s team as we fully appreciate the richness of thought and discourse that comes with that. We acknowledge that discussions of diversity, and progress toward it, are ongoing goals that we must continue to be intentional about. We believe valuing diversity and inclusion is instrumental work in itself but is also imperative for creating a lab culture where all members of the team feel valued, motivated, and engaged in our scientific pursuits.

OPEN POSITIONS

Our lab is currently looking for a Research Assistant Professor and a Post-Doctoral Associate. 

Please see below for more information. 

 

Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology: The CNL is looking for a Co-Director to join the team! The candidate will be  involved in all activities of the lab—including the design and dissemination of research studies, personnel management, including the supervision/training of graduate students and post-doctoral associates, and outreach efforts led by the lab. The candidate will also be involved in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to major funding agencies. The candidate will also have protected time to design and conduct independent research studies. This is a two-year term position, renewable contingent upon the continuing need for the position, the availability of funding, and a positive formal evaluation.  Apply online at: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/ under job listing "R21656" and submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references. Please see here for more information on eligibility, salary, and materials needed for the job application.

Post-Doctoral Associate at the Clinical Neuroscience Lab:  We are looking for a post-doctoral associate to join the CNL team! Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience and have strong research skills to collaborate on a five-year, NIH-funded randomized controlled trial on mindfulness meditation. Experience with fMRI and/or EEG, with strong programming skills is necessary. Additionally, the successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication skills through peer-reviewed publications and national presentations. Commitment to graduate and undergraduate training plus an interest in pursuing grants from federal agencies and private foundations is expected. Position available for one year with additional years dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Apply online at: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/ under job listing "R9956" and submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references. Please see here for more information. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures

The OSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab cares about the health and well-being of our research participants and  staff members. To mitigate risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19, the following procedures have been put into place and will be followed for all in-person assessments:

Before In-Person Assessment Sessions:

Staff are required to monitor their health symptoms and will not report to work if any symptoms arise. 24 hours prior to each assessment session, participants are asked the following COVID-19 health questions:

  1. Did you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (shortness or breath, fatigue, cough, etc.) in the last 24 hours?

  2. Have you had any exposure to someone with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours? 

Before participants arrive, all equipment is sanitized. Upon arrival to the Psychology Building, all staff members and participants are temperature checked and are asked the same COVID-19 health questions. Face masks are required at all times. Both the participant and lab staff will sanitize their hands prior to beginning the assessment session.

 

During In-Person Assessment Sessions:

Six-foot distancing between the participant and experimenter is maintained whenever possible. Further, no more than two people are allowed in the experiment room at a time. Both staff and participants are required to wear face masks at all times. In the experiment room, participants will sit at the computer. There will be a desk and plexiglass barrier between the participant and the staff member. If the plexiglass cannot be used due to the nature of a particular task, face shields will be used by the staff member. Before and after any documents or equipment is passed back and forth, both the staff member and participant will sanitize their hands. When necessary, the experimenter will control the mouse separately and will have a separate keyboard to enter information. 

 

After In-Person Assessment Sessions:

All surfaces are wiped down again, including the keyboard, mouse, and table surface. A minimum of 1 hour will be left between assessments in a single room.

If you have any questions or concerns about our health and safety procedures, please call the Cinical Neuroscience Lab at 614-292-9568 or email us at ra_cnl@osu.edu.