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Postdoc Research Associate - Psychology & Neuroscience

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Position Information

Job Title Postdoc Research Associate - Psychology & Neuroscience
Position Type Professional
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798

Baylor University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Scullin’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition (SNaC) Laboratory ( This position will assist on an NIH clinical trial that uses smartphone technology and cognitive strategies to improve prospective memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s disease. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with an energetic group of researchers on projects that focus on basic mechanisms of memory and cognition, how sleep patterns and sleep physiology affect those cognitive mechanisms, and how to restore or compensate for cognitive deficits in advancing age and in Alzheimer’s disease.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Track record of working with older adults, patient groups, or technological devices is beneficial but not required

Job Duties

Inquiries about this position can be directed to Dr. Michael Scullin at

Required Education Doctoral
Field of Study
Required Experience Less than 1 year of relevant work
Other Required Qualifications
Preferred Education Doctoral
Preferred Field of Study
Preferred Experience 2 years of relevant work
Other Preferred Qualifications
Part time/Full time Full Time
Avg Hours per Week 40
Work Hours Business hours; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday
Physical Demands

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About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
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-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
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-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Pay Rate Commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy Number S036962
Open Date 09/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a minimum of a Doctoral degree. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you do not have a Doctoral degree but are enrolled and nearing completion, what is your anticipated graduation date?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents