Two Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellowships
Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Two NIH-funded full-time postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory for Human Neuroscience at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Joel Voss (www.lhn.northwestern.edu). Research will focus on using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to modulate networks of the human hippocampus and their contributions to learning and memory. These experiments will involve healthy younger and older adults as well as neurological patients with circumscribed hippocampal lesions. The successful candidate would utilize the many excellent resources provided by the laboratory, including state-of-the-art equipment for TMS and eye-movement tracking studies of memory as well as a large research registry of individuals with circumscribed neurological injuries. Research will also utilize a neuroimaging facility maintained by the Department of Radiology, including two research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners (www.cti.northwestern.edu).
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows, coordinated by the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (www.nuin.northwestern.edu). Several institutional NIH training programs are available, and previous fellows in the sponsor’s laboratory have a strong record of obtaining positions in these programs as well as individual NRSA fellowships. The Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum is an organization of postdoctoral fellows that provides additional resources for career and personal development.
Positions require a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related field, broadly specified. Candidates with strong computational abilities are encouraged to apply, including those from engineering or related fields. The ideal candidate will have experience in the custom analysis of fMRI data using software such as AFNI and Matlab. The successful candidate will have a strong prior publication record, be able to function independently, supervise other research staff, and have excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
To apply, please send a cover letter, C.V. (or NIH-style biographical sketch), and the names of at least three individuals who could provide reference letters if required.
Contact name: Elise Gagnon
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Contact website: www.lhn.northwestern.edu