[FieldTrip] Postdoctoral Scholar positions in neuroimaging

Roeland Hancock rhancock at email.arizona.edu
Wed May 30 00:51:22 CEST 2018

NIDL and brainLENS-east labs (Neurobiology of Individual Differences in
Language Lab http://nidl-lab.org, PI: Roeland Hancock PhD; and Laboratory
for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems http://brainlens.org, PI:
Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at University of Connecticut’s Brain Imaging Research
Center (UCONN’s BIRC) are seeking: (1) two full-time neuroimaging
postdoctoral fellows, and (2) two full-time Research Coordinators. BIRC is
also seeking one full-time IT staff.


We are seeking two postdoctoral scholars. The postdocs will manage and
execute a large-scale neuroimaging project investigating the
neurobiological mechanisms underlying: (1) language, literacy and cognition
in generally healthy young adults using multimodal neuroimaging techniques
such as MRI, MRS and TMS (“Perturbation Postdoc”); or (2) intergenerational
transmission of language and literacy in parent-offspring dyads using MRI
techniques (“Intergenerational Postdoc”). In addition, the successful
candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and
non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience
in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management,
outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of
archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and

*Required qualifications:*

·       PhD or equivalent in cognitive and systems neurosciences, computer
science, engineering, psychology or a closely related field

·       Computational skills, including knowledge of at least one
programming language and Unix commands

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills

·       Leadership and organizational skills

*Preferred qualifications:*

·       Exceptional skills in collecting and analyzing MRI, MRS, and/or TMS

·       Experience in M/EEG

·       Documented history of productivity and leadership

·       Advanced knowledge and expertise in statistics, e.g. multivariate
statistics, behavioral genetics, Bayesian and Monte Carlo methods

The position will be formally advertised at a later date. In the meantime,
interested candidates should email *info at nidl-lab.org <info at nidl-lab.org>*
with *"[Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)]" in the subject line*. In the email
they should include (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter
describing qualifications, interest, career goals and which postdoc position
they are interested in (refer to as *“Perturbation Postdoc/Project” *or
*“Intergenerational Postdoc/Project”)*, and (c) a list of 3 potential
referees with their contact information. The position can begin immediately.

*Postdoctoral scholars from the lab have gone onto a range of research
faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Stanford,
Caltech, Boston College, and University of Texas.*

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