Postdoctoral Researcher, Memory for Events Lab

Psychology Science

Competition No.  -    A108044649
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Memory for Events (ME) Lab at the University of Alberta is hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher to lead behavioral and fMRI research on visual perspective in memories for events. The research will employ immersive/augmented virtual reality (i.e., using Oculus Rift & Nordic Neurolab for fMRI headsets) to present 3D-360-degree videos of real-world events to study the formation and retrieval of memories from multiple visual perspectives.

The ME Lab is funded by an NSERC Discovery Grant and our newly renovated lab space in the Department of Psychology includes 6 behavioral testing rooms, 2 virtual reality suites, and 1 fMRI analysis room. Neuroimaging is conducted at the nearby Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre using a research dedicated 3T Prisma Siemens scanner.


  • PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Experience using immersive virtual (Unity3D, Oculus Rift, 360-degree video technologies, etc.) and/or knowledge of advanced fMRI design and analysis (e.g., representational similarity analyses)
  • A strong quantitative background (e.g. advanced skills in statistical analyses such as R, and programming experience in Python/Matlab).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a team and independently are highly desired.

Expected start date is summer 2021, but is flexible. The initial position is one-year and renewal for up to two additional years.

To Apply:
Forward your statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references by email to:

Dr. Peggy St. Jacques

Department of Psychology

University of Alberta            

Closing date:

We will begin considering applications on March 1, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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