Memory for Events Lab
Post-Doctoral Positions

Post-Doctoral Positions

Funded Postdoctoral Position

We have a fully funded postdoctoral position to lead cognitive neuroscience research investigating memory for real-world events. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to design and run projects to understand how people form immersive memories for realistic events. Applicants excited about functional neuroimaging of memory for real-world events, the role of visual perspective in shaping mental models of events, and the use of state-of-the-art immersive virtual reality methodologies to study event memory are encouraged to apply.

Dr. St. Jacques is a Canada Research Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, and the ME Lab is funded by an NSERC Discovery Grant. Our newly renovated lab space in the Department of Psychology includes 6 behavioral testing rooms and 2 virtual reality suites. Neuroimaging is conducted within walking distance at the Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre using a research dedicated 3T Prisma Siemens scanner and data analysis is supported by infrastructure on Compute Canada.


  • PhD in psychology and/or neuroscience, preferably related to memory
  • A record of conducting fMRI research using advanced methods
  • A strong quantitative background and competency in programming environments such as Matlab, SPM, Python, R, and Psychtoolbox
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a team and independently
  • Familiarity with Unity

Expected start date is January 2022 but is flexible. The initial position is one-year and renewable for up to two additional years.

To Apply:

Forward your statement of research interests, CV, and three reference letters by email to: Dr. Peggy St. Jacques,  (please indicate “Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line)

Closing date:

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.