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Postdoctoral Researcher - Translational Neuroscience

Company: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: September 8, 2020

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Position InformationWorking TitlePostdoctoral Researcher - Translational NeuroscienceDepartmentPsychology-1094Requisition NumberF_190179Posting Open Date10/07/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)11/08/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of WorkThe NeuroCognitive Translation lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PI: N.A. Hubbard, Ph.D. (https://psychology.unl.edu/nct-lab) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher in Translational Neuroscience. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to oversee data collection (-20% time), analyze brain imaging and behavior data (-30% time), and author manuscripts and grants (-50% time) based on ongoing projects pertaining to the prediction of psychiatric and behavioral health outcomes. Funding is available for up to two years, with availability for a third year dependent upon progress.The NeuroCognitive Translation Lab applies expertise from behavioral, brain imaging (e.g., fMRI, DTI, fNIRS), and computational (e.g., machine learning, network analysis, pattern analyses) techniques to answer two research questions: (1) What can our neural and psychological signatures tell us about our mental abilities, and (2) How can we better measure and interpret these signatures for predicting human health outcomes?The lab is housed in the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (http://cb3.unl.edu/), which has a state-of-the-art Brain Imaging Center and a 3T MRI scanner dedicated for research. Beyond having access to the scanner, the postdoctoral researcher will also have access to EEG/ERP, virtual reality, mobile psychophysiology, eye-tracking (many of which can be measured both in and out of the MRI scanner), as well as several other cutting-edge techniquesMinimum Required Qualifications1. Ph.D. and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience or related fields (e.g., computer science, engineering and physics).2. Excellent written skills, including evidence of successful manuscript writing (first-author publications) and publication productivity.3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.Preferred Qualifications1. Expertise in neuroimaging software (e.g., FSL, AFNI, FreeSurfer).2. Strong mathematical and programming skills using Linux, Matlab, R, Python, etc. A strong background in machine-learning is highly desirable.Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredNoPosted SalaryHow to ApplyClick "Apply to this job" and complete the Faculty/Administrative Form. Attach curriculum vitae, research statements (attach as "Other Document"), and contact information for three references.The Department of Psychology has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.For questions or accommodations related to this position contactDanielle Clark, dclark16@unl.edu, 402-472-0172Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob TypeFull-TimePosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?YesIf Temporary, indicate end datePlanned Hire DateAppointment End DateSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum VitaeList of ReferencesOther DocumentOptional Documents

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