Postdoctoral position in the neuroscience of attention and cognitive control is available at the University of Michigan. 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 younger and older adults, genetic populations, and neurological patients.
This position will focus on human behavioral and fMRI studies using healthy young and older 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 regarding both bottom-up attention (Berry et al., 2014, NeuroImage; Kim et al., 2017,NeuroImage) and top-down control of distraction, (Berry et al., 2014, JOCN , and Kim et a., in press, NeuroImage). ). We will 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.
The University of Michigan fMRI Lab has 2 research scanners available, and has recently expanded its support to include a neuroimaging data consultant (Andy Jahn of ‘Andy’s Brain Blog’), neuroimaging-dedicatedstatistical and computing support, as well as a strong community offering collaboration and training. As part of the PD work, the fellow will interact with multidisciplinary investigators from the Udall Center of Excellence. In addition to direct mentorship from the PIs, the University offers post-doc specific professional development and support, and Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the top US cities in which to live. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a new PhD to build on and expand their productivity and skills to become a leader in neuroimaging and interdisciplinary research.
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November 18, 2018
A full-time postdoctoral position is available at NeuroSpin (CEA, DRF/Joliot, INSERM Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit) funded by the ANR WildTimes for up to 3 years.
The selected candidate will work directly with Virginie van Wassenhove and in collaboration with Simone Morgagni and Valérie Gyselinck. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development and transfer of knowledge activities within the collaborative project. The selected candidate will contribute to the consolidation, development, and validation of experimental protocols during train travels. S/he will setup EEG recordings in the wilds, help supervise master and PhD students and perform control MEG/EEG experiments in the lab.
There are also masters internship opportunities to work on the WildTimes project. To apply for the internship put WILDTIMES MASTER 1/2/3 in the email subject line and send your application package to Virginie.van.Wassenhove@gmail.com
November 18, 2018
Rich Ivry, University of California, Berkeley, US is hiring a postdoctoral researcher.
Work in the lab addresses many aspects of human performance including: sensorimotor learning, response selection and preparation, prediction and timing, cerebellar function. We employ a range of methods including psychophysics, neuropsychology, non-invasive brain stimulation, fMRI, MRS, and computational methods. Current funding covers most of the above so there is flexibility in terms of research interests and experience of candidates. Also, start date is flexible. If you are interested, send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 9, 2018