I have noticed (and I doubt I'm the only one) that there are many neuroscience job postings nowadays. Some of these postings are quite specific about the area of specialization — e.g., "looking for a cognitive neuroscientist who uses fMRI to study the neural substrates of memory" — whereas others are less specific — e.g., "looking for someone who does cognitive neuroscience".
My question concerns the "less specific" postings. Do you think it would be okay to apply for the job if you work in the general research area but you don't do neuroscience work? For example, a cognitive psychologist applying for a cognitive neuroscience position? Are search committees likely to give any consideration to such applications?
Thanks for your thoughts.