Post Doctoral Research Associate

Maryland Neuroimaging Center
College Park, Maryland
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022
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Candidates are being considered for a postdoctoral research associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Luiz Pessoa (emotioncognition dot org) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Work in the lab focuses on the interactions between cognitive and emotional/motivational systems using functional MRI and behavioral techniques, which are interrogated with increasingly computational and mathematical techniques. Research will focus on dynamic/naturalistic experimental paradigms, including development of new analysis strategies.


Requirements include a PhD in neuroscience or related area. Experience in cognitive neuroscience and strong knowledge of functional MRI analysis is important. Strong computational skills (experience with Python, R, Stan), as well as strengths in mathematics and statistics, are highly desirable. The position offers excellent training in advanced aspects of neuroimaging data analysis, including machine learning, neural networks, and graph-theoretic/network techniques.


The University of Maryland, College Park, offers excellent resources for neuroimaging and houses a 3T Siemens system. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons from underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. Start date: As soon as possible. Please email a CV and request that letters of recommendation be sent to Luiz Pessoa (pessoa at umd dot edu).


Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction
or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding
communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM)
recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses, including UMD, are
required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be
required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required
before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or
new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement
at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure
to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in
the offer of employment being rescinded.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not
discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state, or local law.


The Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) is the home for neuroimaging research at the University of Maryland. Housed in a spacious new facility in the Gudelsky Building, adjacent to the main College Park campus, the center has been designed to foster collaboration among neuroscientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, engineers, and physicists. A special focus of the center is on understanding mechanisms of brain development and neural plasticity in typical and atypical populations, and in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying expert abilities that serve critical national priorities.
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