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Postdoctoral research associate in pain neurophysiology / neuroimaging at University of Virginia

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, Virginia
Salary
NIH scale for FY 2022
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022
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DESCRIPTION

 

Funded by NIH, UVA Brain Institute and Neurosurgery, the Human Brain Function Lab at the University of Virginia Neurosurgery is recruiting 1-2 postdoctoral fellow(s) with interests in supraspinal neurophysiology, neuroimaging, and/or neuromodulation to join our lab, our goal is to understand the brain mechanism of pain and to develop neurophysiology and neuroimaging biomarkers for chronic pain.

 

 Applicants must hold a PhD or MD and appropriate pain and/or somatosensory research experience.  The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of research success, bringing a specific focus in pain-related research or research in any fundamentally important area of pain neurophysiology.  This is a tremendous opportunity to join a well-resourced lab with growing strength in research into fundamental brain mechanisms of pain.  Several unique neurophysiology and neuroimaging studies of pain involving the use of intracranial LFPs, Scalp EEG, MRI, fMRI, and/or simultaneous EEG-fMRI in human and animal models are ongoing in the lab. 

 

The ideal candidate is a motivated problem solver and innovator who has a neuroscience and/or pain science research background, enjoys challenging the paradigms of contemporary research and experimentation, is proficient with computer-aided analysis, and is enthusiastic and passionate about neurophysiology and neuroimaging data acquisitions.

 

RESEARCH AREA

 

  • Neurophysiology, neuroimaging and behavioral data from healthy controls and patients with chronic pain disorders. Big data analysis. Statistical analysis for predictive biomarker.

QUALIFICATION

 

Applicants must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, an MD/PhD, MD or PhD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Experience in neurophysiology and/or neuroimaging analysis is a must. Additional experience in any of these is a plus:

 

  1. Acute pain, chronic pain, and somatosensory research experience Cognitive / Learning and Memory Neuroscience Computational modeling / Machine Learning / Neural Networks MATLAB / Python / R / Linux / SPM / AFNI / FSL /

Submit (1) CV (2) 2-3 manuscripts (3) 3-5 reference letters to Jeff.C.LIU@virginia.edu.

 

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