-Research Position Openings

Current Research positions open at UVA DOPS: 

Open Rank Professor of Psychiatry (tenure eligible), for a position in the Ray Westphal Neuroimaging Laboratory

The person filling this position would be considered a potential successor for its current co-director, cognitive neuroscientist Edward F. Kelly. The central long-term research interest of this laboratory lies in intensive functional neuroimaging studies (especially EEG, fNIRS, and fMRI studies) of anomalous or “psi” processes and psi-conducive altered states of consciousness in exceptional human subjects.

Click here for a General Description of the Ray Westphal Neuroimaging Lab

This is to be a full-time research position in the lab, with no external clinical, teaching or administrative duties. Its responsibilities will include scientific direction and oversight of the research program as a whole, initially in cooperation with Dr. Kelly and his electrical engineering co-director Dr. Ross Dunseath, in addition to implementation and development of the holder’s own thematically congruent research. The individual holding this position will be expected to seek and obtain extramural funding for ongoing research.


  • Doctoral degree in a Psychology/Neuroscience or related field
  • Extensive working knowledge of neuroimaging science and technology including high-level skills in experimental design and statistics, digital signal processing, and application of widely used neuroimaging data-analysis software such as EEGLAB, BRAINSTORM, SPM and MATLAB
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication resulting in presentations at regional and national conferences, as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and project management skills required for productive collaborations in a laboratory team environment
  • Applicant must be willing to make a serious commitment to the long-term research objectives of the lab

This position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please visit UVA job board: Open Rank Faculty in Psychiatry (myworkdayjobs.comand search for job number R0043442