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Research Fellow

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff, Salary (Exempt)

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Who We Are:

The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College is a vibrant and diverse academic department with a strong emphasis on providing students with hands-on experience in collaborative cutting-edge research. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members using state-of-the-art facilities. We have recently transitioned to a new building. The shared imaging facilities in our department include a set of 3 EEG/ERP rigs that support cognitive and social neuroscience projects.

The opportunity:

The department seeks a postdoctoral fellow to administer and maintain the ERP lab in support of collaborative research with faculty and students. This includes training students (and faculty) in the use of the facilities, as well as participating in the design, development and analysis of faculty-sponsored research using ERP equipment – sometimes in conjunction with eye-tracking or virtual reality. This support may include technical consulting and programming as well as presenting research at domestic and international conferences and helping to prepare research for publication. The position is for 2 years, beginning as early as July 1, 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Who you are:

We seek an individual with (1) Strong organizational skills, eager to handle multiple tasks concurrently and able to prioritize workload. (2) Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to train and interact with students in the laboratory setting. (3) Effective coding skills - ideally with MATLAB, R, SPSS, and/or Python.

What you bring:

You must be a recent PhD in Psychology or a related field with 2-3 years of experience in an academic laboratory setting who is qualified to support and eager to participate in an active research program in cognitive neuroscience or a related field.

What You Will Get:

You’ll work at one of the world's most renowned liberal arts Colleges, with terrific benefits, a stunning 420-acre campus and collaborative work environment. Join a community of passionate, creative people for the next step in your career.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you!

Please contact Frank Durgin ( with any questions about the position.

Review the Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook, we offer benefit plans starting at zero cost! Upon benefit eligibility, the College contributes 10% of an employee’s salary to their retirement account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date participation begins.

Paid Time Off (Staff) 

Holiday Schedule

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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