Postdoctoral position in human fMRI

Candidates are being considered for a postdoctoral research associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Luiz Pessoa (emotioncognition.org) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Work in the lab focuses on the interactions between cognitive and emotional/motivational systems using functional MRI and behavioral techniques, which are interrogated with increasingly computational and mathematical techniques. Research will focus on dynamic/naturalistic experimental paradigms, including development of new analysis strategies.

Requirements include a PhD in neuroscience or related area. Experience in cognitive neuroscience and strong knowledge of functional MRI analysis is important. Strong computational skills (experience with Python, R, Stan), as well as strengths in mathematics and statistics, are highly desirable. The position offers excellent training in advanced aspects of neuroimaging data analysis, including machine learning, neural networks, and graph-theoretic/network techniques.

The University of Maryland, College Park, offers excellent resources for neuroimaging and houses a 3T Siemens system. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons from underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Please email a CV and request that letters of recommendation be sent to Luiz Pessoa (pessoa AT umd DOT edu).
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.
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