two postdoc positions in neuroimaging and neuromodulation of pain circuits

Nashville, Tennessee
NIH guideline
Sep 01, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Research Area
Sensory Systems
Position Type
Full Time


Two NIH-funded positions are available at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (, a leading interdisciplinary institute with a strong neuroimaging program. This position will support primate research on ultrasound neuromodulation, drug delivery, and translation of ultrasound neuromodulation devices to humans. The candidate will work closely with the research team comprised of Neuroscience, MRI and ultrasound neuromodulation experts. The research focuses on FUS neuromodulation of the primate pain circuit using a multimodal experimental approach. The candidate will be trained in combining ultrasonic stimulation, functional MRI, and electrophysiology. We are seeking a motivated individual with a Ph.D., or bachelor’s degree with prior experience in Neuroscience, BME, EE, or related research.  A neuroscience research background and experience in analyzing data in MATLAB is required. Experience in in vivo electrophysiology and neuroimaging are desirable. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Compensation will be based on the candidate’s research experience level under current NIH guidelines. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.

The VUIIS is situated in Nashville, a legendary music city that routinely ranks at the top of lists around the world for its diverse restaurant scene, bustling downtown, and vibrant neighborhoods. Join our team of passionate scientists and engineers to help develop the next generation of neuroimaging and neurostimulation technologies! Interested applicants should e-mail Dr. Li Min Chen ( or Dr. Charles Caskey ( For further information about the lab’s research, please visit