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Post Doctoral Fellowship - Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

10/30/2014

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08/07/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in

Functional Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience

Northwestern University

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Duration: 2 years (option to renew for additional years)

Start date: Summer/Fall 2014 (start date is negotiable)

Salary: Depends on experience, in accordance with NIH Guidelines

For further information, applicants should contact:

Jordan Grafman, Ph.D.

Director, Brain Injury Research Program

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

e-mail: jgrafman@northwestern.edu

Overview:

The focus of research in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is identifying the forms of

knowledge represented in the prefrontal cortex and related brain structures (including

reward processing, action planning, social cognition, etc.), and studying functional

neuroplasticity during recovery of function after brain injury. The operating framework to

study these processes and their disorders is based on cognitive science theory, and we

combine this approach with state-of-the-art clinical neuroscience techniques such as

structural and functional MRI, genetics, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), as

well as single-pulse and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The laboratory

studies healthy volunteers as well as a variety of patients with focal and diffuse brain

damage. The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is located in the Rehabilitation Institute of

Chicago (RIC) on the Northwestern University Medical Center campus in downtown

Chicago. The laboratory provides ample opportunity for the development of innovative,

focused research and a broad collaborative cognitive neuroscience experience.

Structure of the Fellowship:

The fellowship is designed as a 2-year experience that includes laboratory presentations,

journal article discussions, and training in the necessary skills to conduct original cognitive

neuroscience research. The fellowship also offers a highly collaborative environment, and

applicants should be prepared to work collaboratively both within the laboratory and with the academic and clinical community at RIC and Northwestern University.

Required Qualifications:

Position qualifications include a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. The

successful applicant will have expertise in fMRI data acquisition and analysis, strong skills in

statistical and experimental methods, and experience in conducting human cognitive

neuroscience research. Experience with neuroimaging analysis programs (AFNI, FSL, SPM,

or other relevant programs), stimulus presentation programs (E-prime, Presentation,

Superlab, Cogent/Psychtoolbox [MATLAB]), and statistical analysis programs (MATLAB, R,

SPSS) are also required. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are

highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently and with minimal

supervision, but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work

collaboratively. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates should submit a CV,

statement of interest, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jordan Grafman at the

above address.

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