Postdoc in Neuroimaging

Postdoctoral Position in Neurobiology of Language

 

NIDL and brainLENS-east labs (Neurobiology of Individual Differences in Language Lab http://nidl-lab.org, PI: Roeland Hancock PhD; and Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems http://brainlens.org, PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at University of Connecticut’s Brain Imaging Research Center are seeking a postdoctoral scholar. The postdoc will manage and execute a large-scale NIH funded project using a family-based design to investigate genetic and environmental contributions to brain-behavior correlations in the domains of language, reading, and math using multimodal neuroimaging data and detailed behavioral assessments. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in cognitive and systems neurosciences, psychology or a closely related field
  • Computational skills, including knowledge of basic programming/scripting and Unix commands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational skills

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Exceptional skills in collecting and analyzing MRI data
  • Prior experience with pediatric populations
  • Documented history of productivity and leadership
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in statistics, e.g. multivariate statistics, behavioral genetics, Bayesian and Monte Carlo methods

Interested candidates should email info@nidl-lab.orgwith “[Trio Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)]” in the subject line. In the email they should include (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, career goals, and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is January 1, 2019.

Postdoctoral scholars from the lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, Boston College, and University of Texas.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

NEURAL DYNAMICS POSTDOC POSITION @ UCONN

 

The brainLENS-east lab (Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems http://brainlens.org, PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at University of Connecticut’s Brain Imaging Research Center (UCONN’s BIRC) is seeking a full-time neuroimaging postdoctoral fellow.

 

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to be involved in a federally-funded large-scale multimodal neuroimaging project (NIH R01HD096261 9/1/’18-8/31/’23). The project’s goal is to examine individual differences in MRI-based neural networks involved in reading, language and cognition by probing dynamic changes in the networks using theta-burst TMS and GABA/Glu-based neurochemistry in key nodes of the networks. The translational goal is to examine compensatory mechanisms of dyslexia. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to publish papers using a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy, develop their own research projects, and write grants. He/she will also have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the lab and collaborating labs as well as outreach, and learn how to manage large-scale projects.

 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in cognitive and systems neurosciences, computer science, engineering, psychology or a closely related field
  • Computational skills, including knowledge of at least one programming language and Unix commands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational skills

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Exceptional skills in collecting and analyzing MRI, MRS, and/or TMS data
  • Documented history of productivity and leadership
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in statistics, e.g. multivariate statistics, dynamic networks

 

Interested candidates should email info@nidl-lab.orgwith “[Neural Dynamics Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)]” in the subject line. In the email they should include (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, career goals, and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information. The position can begin immediately.

Postdoctoral scholars from the lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, Boston College, and University of Texas.

 

BACKGROUND

 

PI Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is currently Professor of Psychiatry & Weill Institute of Neurosciences at UCSF, Deputy Director of UCSF Dyslexia Center, and Executive Director of a seven university UC-Stanford Precision Learning Center. She will start at UCONN as Director of BIRC and Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of brainLENS-east lab (Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems http://brainlens.org)in August 2018 while continuing to run projects at UCSF (brainLENS-west lab). UCONN has outstanding resources for cognitive and systems neuroscience research, including a new state-of-the-art neuroimaging center BIRC. The laboratories have extensive local, national and international collaborations with other research groups such as UCSF, Haskins Labs, Yale, BCBL, U of Michigan, Stanford, U of British Columbia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Georgia State University. UCONN is centrally located in the New England area with easy access to nearby cultural centers such as New York, Boston, Providence and New Haven.

 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The lab is not currently accepting additional undergraduate students. Please check back for Spring 2019 positions!

Graduate Research Opportunities

The lab is not currently admitting graduate students, but hourly or partial RA positions are available for current graduate students interested in neuroimaging or psychoeducational/neuropsychological assessment.

 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.