A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wynn Legon in the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. The Legon lab researches non-invasive neuromodulation techniques in humans and animal preparations with a focus on transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science, psychology or a field related to neuroscience. Experience with the collection and analysis of fMRI, EEG or TMS data is required. Experience programming with MatLab and/or LabView is required.
Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, literature and manuscript review, presentations at meetings, attending and presenting at seminars, mentoring of junior lab members and preparation of grants.
The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, possess an ability to troubleshoot, work well independently and with others and also to mentor junior lab members. The candidate is expected to perform duties towards the research directives of the lab but will be allowed to pursue their own research interests so long as they fall under the broad purposes of the lab. The Legon lab uses and has access to 3T MRI, 64-channel EEG, TMS, tFUS as well as an acoustic test tank. The position is initially for one year but funding is available for up to three years based upon performance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should send a brief statement of research experience including interests and future objectives as well as a curriculum vitae, a reprint (pdf) of an exemplar paper where they were an author (if available) and the contact information for three professional references to Dr. Wynn Legon (email@example.com).
Applicants must also complete the online application.
Informal inquiries are welcome.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
About University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Virginia Health System’s Department of Neurosurgery combines innovative technology, world-renowned physicians and a team-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system. We are Virginia’s foremost research center for disorders affecting the nervous system, with three significant wet labs within the department, translational collaborations with... our excellent departments of Neurology and Neurosciences, and a Neurosurgery clinical trial group that supports 30+ clinical trials at any one time.