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Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity

Cognitive & Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity

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Kansas State University
Department of Psychological Sciences
492 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan,KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-6850

Open Positions

We currently are searching for two post-doctoral fellows for our CNAP post-doctoral training program. To apply,
please submit a CV, cover letter, and statement of research interests through our application portal: 

We will be screening candidates based on the match of their skills and interests to the four CNAP primary projects.

Links to the projects are provided below. You can also download a list of preferred skills for the projects.


The Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (C-NAP) center is seeking two strong candidates for post-doctoral training fellowships for their new post-doctoral training program to provide a rich collaborative research environment focused on understanding cognitive and neural plasticity in humans and animal models.

The post-doctoral fellows will have access to multiple laboratories for an immersive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary training experience. The program includes concentrated research training, grant and fellowship application development, and professional development to prepare the fellows for transition to faculty positions. Opportunities for training in our Teaching Apprenticeship Program are available for interested applicants.

The post-doctoral fellows will participate in primary project research in the areas of Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and/or Human Factors.

The four high-quality, high-impact primary projects include:

  1. Plasticity in Aging and Memory for Everyday Activities 
    lead by Dr. Heather Bailey
  2. Rearing-Induced Plasticity and Incentive Motivation for Ethanol 
    lead by Dr. Mary Cain
  3. Plasticity in Flexible Goal-Directed Action 
    lead by Dr. Charles Pickens
  4. Neural Plasticity of Older Adults: Perceptual Learning in Driving-Related Visual Functions 
    lead by Dr. Rui Ni