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Postdoctoral Scholar/Senior Research Scientist

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

The Human Olfaction Lab, (, investigates the functional, anatomical and organizational principles of the human olfactory system. We use intracranial EEG, functional neuroimaging and novel recording techniques developed within our lab to achieve these goals. Additionally, we explore how breathing rhythms impact neural oscillations in olfactory areas and across the entire brain.


We are searching for a Senior Research Scientist or postdoc to join our team to lead exciting new studies to uncover the fundamental properties of olfaction. This research will involve working with human participants in both clinical and nonclinical environments. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in electrophysiology/intracranialEEG and computational analysis techniques. The candidate may play a role in shaping experimental designs, setting up and maintaining equipment, mentoring trainees, and helping write manuscripts.


Minimum Qualifications: 

PhD degree completed in neuroscience or related field. 


Minimum Competencies: 

  • Expert-level proficiency in MATLAB is essential.
  • Expertise in electrophysiology and/or functional neuroimaging
  • Expertise in quantitative and computational data analysis tools including those typically applied to electrophysiological and LFP data, and machine learning.

The applicants must have strong publication records with first-author papers in high-impact journals. Postdoctoral scholars are expected to be independent, highly motivated with strong drive to succeed, capable of leading their own research projects and be in charge of all aspects of their project from conception, data generation and analysis to grant submissions and preparation of scientific publications under the guidance of the PI, believe in team science and collaborative, and proficient in English communications. 


Please submit a letter of interest, your resume, reprints of relevant publications, and contact information of three references including the PhD mentor. Northwestern University provides NIH-standard annual salary for postdoctoral fellows (NOT-OD-23-076: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2023 ( and an excellent compensation and benefits package (


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Applications from women and minorities are especially sought. 

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