The Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (RNL) at the University of Missouri is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral fellow. This individual will join a well-equipped cognitive neuroscience lab with access to patient populations and clinical collaborators. A major focus is on understanding the functional (sensory, motor, and cognitive) consequences of central neuroplasticity associated with injuries and surgical repairs to the peripheral nerves
Humans are capable of a remarkably diverse set of manual actions, ranging from the fine machinations of a or violinist to the seemingly mundane acts of drinking a glass of wine or shaving one’s face. Loss of these abilities due to brain or bodily injury can be devastating. Dr. Frey directs the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory (RNL), the purposes of which are twofold: 1) to understand the cognitive, sensory and motor mechanisms that make such uniquely human behaviors possible, and 2) to use this knowledge to develop more effective, neurally-motivated, evidence-based rehabilitation strategies that will improve people’s lives.
A major focus of our current work is on determining how mechanisms in the central nervous system (CNS) are affected by damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS), and conversely the role of CNS plasticity in recovery of function. Dr. Frey's approach is to seek convergence in data gathered through a variety of different techniques including: functional and structural MRI, transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation, detailed behavioral studies of healthy, brain- or bodily-injured populations and comparative investigations. The RNL strives to maintain ecological validity in their work while not sacrificing experimental precision.
Dr. Frey and his team believe in the absolute value of basic scientific research while endeavoring to make connections between the laboratory, the clinic and how people function in daily life.
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Please visit the MU website at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ and submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. For additional information about the position, please contact Scott H. Frey, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
Requirements: Include a relevant PhD and/or MD degree(s) and a high level of intrinsic motivation. The successful individual will possess solid statistics and computing skills and have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Prior experience with one or more of the following techniques is highly desirable: MRI/fMRI, TMS/tDCS, EEG/ERP, psychophysics, movement kinematics.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on NIH guidelines; the position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty and Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/.
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