Applications being accepted for the CCC-UCSF Neuroscience of Creativity Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

UCSF and the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) are awarding a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to an individual with exceptional creativity in studying the neuroscience of how high-level affective/motivational processing and learning interact, with an emphasis on outreach and community engagement.

The candidate must have a demonstrated history of productivity, and be interested in theory-driven research, as well as outreach at museums, non-profit organizations and schools. The candidate must also have excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and writing skills. A strong methodological background in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, imaging genetics, neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, M/EEG, MRS, HARDI) or related fields and/or excellent programming skills is a plus. MDs, PhDs, or equivalent are encouraged to apply. In exceptional cases, those without an advanced degree will be considered for the fellowship. The position can begin any time.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter with a statement describing how you will advance research and outreach efforts that align with the mission of UCSF’s brainLENS and the CCC, and CV to [email protected]. Please add “[UCSF job]” and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

The deadline for applications for the first round of competition is August 15, 2014.

The position is made available in part by generous funding from Elizabeth R. Patterson. The remainder of this fellowship is funded by UCSF developmental cognitive neuroscience laboratories run by Professors Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD and Kaja LeWinn, DSc.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity pioneers new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children—extending its impact beyond the Museum to a national audience.

The UCSF School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutions. It received the most NIH funding of any school in the nation in 2013, and is the only institution to be within the top 5 for both research and primary care.