January 25, 2016


Become a Member

Help our community grow by joining the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group! If you manage a research lab, we’ll feature your lab on the Member Labs Page.

  • New/Renewing ICA Members: Follow the prompts when joining or renewing your membership at http://www.icahdq.org/ Be sure to select the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group!
  • Current ICA Members: To add the Interest Group, please email Kristine Rosa krosa@icahdq.org and indicate that you wish to add the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group to your membership.

ICA19 Call For Papers

For ICA19, the Communication Science and Biology Interest Group welcomes the submission of full papers, abstracts, extended abstracts, posters, elevator sessions, problem solving sessions and other innovative presentation formats on a broad range of topics crossing the traditional boundaries of interpersonal, organizational, technological, mediated and mass communication and their sub-areas. Although the interest group is focused on work grounded in biological perspectives (theoretically or empirically), submissions may or may not include biological data. The most important criteria is that submissions provide a rationale, data, and follow a rigorous scientific approach as outlined in the interest group’s mission statement. Exclusively theoretical or methodical contributions are also invited, but can only be submitted as full papers.

Read the full call here.

Deadline: All submissions must be completed online no later than 16:00 UTC, 1 November 2018. To avoid technical problems, early submission is strongly encouraged. The conference submission website will go online around 1 September 2018. To reach the conference website, go to the ICA homepage at http://www.icahdq.org and follow the link for 2019 Conference Submission.

Job Calls

Research Coordinator Position in the Communication Neuroscience Laboratory at The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

The research coordinator to supports interdisciplinary research on neuroscience, social networks, and health. The research coordinator will have the opportunity to work on a program of research examining how affective responses to health-relevant alcohol cues, and the ability to regulate those responses, relates to patterns of neural activity and connectivity, real-world situations and experience, and an individual’s place in a social group. The project will employ multiple methods, including neuroimaging, social network analysis, ecological momentary assessment, psychophysiology, and survey and other self-report measures.

Read the full call here.

Post-Doc Position in the Communication Neuroscience Laboratory at The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Are you interested in examining neural predictors of health-relevant behaviors and information sharing in teens and young adults? Are you curious about how social environments (like the structure and composition of people’s social networks) are related to how they use their brains? Do you have a background in fMRI analysis? If so, come work with us!

With generous support from Hopelab, this post-doctoral fellowship is perfect for someone who has strong data analysis and writing skills and has expertise in one of these research areas, but wants to learn more about a new area (e.g., social neuroscience, behavior change, social network analysis, adolescent and young adult development). The post-doctoral fellow will begin with secondary analysis of a number of large scale datasets that involve fMRI, structural data, social network data, and behavior change outcomes. The position allows for substantial independence and creativity in conducting new research as well.

Please send an email with the subject line “Interdisciplinary post-doc application”, including a research statement/ letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to emily.falk@asc.upenn.edu.



NB: To post your department’s job call, please contact the Digital Media Coordinator, Richard Huskey.