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Post Doctoral Fellowship in Functional Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

10/30/2014

Contact Sarah Loffredo
Posted
08/07/2014

Job Description

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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