Post-doctoral fellow: Cognitive neuroscience of attention and cognitive control
University of Michigan
September 30, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fellowship - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Lustig and Sarter lab collaboration at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a unique position combining systems and cognitive neuroscience approaches to understanding the brain systems underlying attention and cognitive control. We take a true “RDoC” and multimodal approach with close communication between rodent models and human behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI, PET, EEG/ERP) studies using young adults, genetic populations, and neurological patients.
This position will focus on human behavioral and fMRI studies using healthy young adults, individuals with a genetic polymorphism affecting cholinergic function, and patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and cholinergic degeneration. The latter two populations allow a “natural experiment” approach; a major goal of the post-doc period will be to build on previous converging findings from these groups (e.g., Berry et al., 2014, NeuroImage; Kim et al., 2017,NeuroImage) and investigate potential similarities and differences in activation and network function underlying cognitive control. The primary qualification is a strong background in fMRI data collection and analysis. A demonstrated ability to lead a team working with community participants will be a strong asset.
This position offers an excellent opportunity for a new PhD to build on and expand their productivity and skills to becomea leader in neuroimaging and interdisciplinary research. In addition to the PIs, the post-doctoral fellow will interact with multidisciplinary researchers as part of the Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research as well as our rich neuroimaging community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with a cover letter, CV, and any questions.
Primary requirements: PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, with a strong background in fMRI data collection and analysis. A demonstrated ability to lead a team working with community participants will be a strong asset.
Internal Number: 10-2018
About University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is ranked #1 research volume among U.S. public universities by the National Science Foundation. There are two research-dedicated fMRI scanners available for use, supported by full-time staff for both hardware and study design and analysis issues. A Methods Core provides template analysis scripts and pipelines for common analyses and works with individual investigators on study-specific issues. We have also recently hired a full-time neuroimaging analyst (Andy Jahn, https://www.andysbrainblog.com/ ) consultant. These services are available free of charge to our users, as are other benefits available through the Michigan Neuroimaging Initiative. (http://umich.edu/~nii/) 40 of its degree programs are consistently ranked in the top 10, and 21 of these (including Psychology) in the top 5, nationwide. Targeted grant programs (e.g., M-Cubed) encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. The University also provides specifically post-doc targeted opportunities for community and career development. Ann Arbor is a top-ranked city for livability (https://livability.com/mi/ann-arbor/real-estate/why-ann-arbor-mi-is-the-1-best-place-to-live-in-america)
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