The University of Minnesota seeks applications from candidates with documented expertise in computational neuroscience, and interest in using brain imaging to understand brain structure and function in health and/or disease. Candidates with an interest in developing and using novel connectomics methods (e.g. for resting state or, task fMRI), methods for integrating data across modalities and/or spatial and temporal scales, or data-driven computational approaches are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates will have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or similar degree in neuroscience, biophysics, psychology, biomedical engineering or a related discipline. Background and training should include research experience in the following domains: cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and brain imaging technology, in particular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, transdisciplinary and interactive environment is a requirement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program which complements and exploits the unique capabilities that exist in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR, www.cmrr.umn.edu) in high-field MRI.
The University of Minnesota seeks to fill one position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and/or Professor. For each position, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Appropriate tenure home departments would depend on the expertise, background and interest and could include: Neuroscience, Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Computer Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Irrespective of tenure home department, the successful candidate will be housed at the CMRR, which is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research laboratory that provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, expertise, and infrastructure for high- field MRI research. CMRR plays a key role in the NIH’s Human Connectome Project and is equipped with magnets ranging in field strength from 3 to 10.5 Tesla for human imaging and up to 16.4 T for small animal model studies.
The University of Minnesota is a large and diverse university and medical wschool with a large subspecialty practice plan of over 800 physicians, University of Minnesota Physicians. The Department of Radiology is home to a large number of imaging faculty as well as many basic science faculty involved in research and graduate education at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. The department a...lso has an ACGME approved residency program and three ACGME approved fellowships. More information about the department may be found at http://www.umn.edu/edu/radiology/