A funded postdoctoral position is available immediately (with start date in summer 2016) to work in Dr. Rachael Seidler’s laboratory at the University of Michigan studying brain and behavioral plasticity occurring with spaceflight and analog environments. As one of the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Michigan provides an exceptionally supportive environment for research. University support includes integrated and state of the art computer technology, exceptional students and staff, and a network of world-renowned scientists. The Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory (directed by Dr. Seidler) is an interdisciplinary, productive, and dynamic group of students and staff researching the neurocognitive control of movement.
The post-doctoral researcher will study cognitive, sensory, and motor behavioral plasticity and their neural correlates using functional MRI and resting state connectivity. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to collect and analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate at national and international level meetings. The candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally for data collection. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for two referees to Rachael D. Seidler, Ph.D. via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately.
Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology or related field and experience with MRI techniques including structural MRI, DTI, and / or functional MRI. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting. Experience with computer programming a plus (MATLAB, LabView, and / or E-Prime).
The position is initially available for one year and may be renewable. Questions regarding the position can be emailed to email@example.com.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.