Posting Summary: A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wynn Legon in the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. The Legon lab researches non-invasive neuromodulation techniques in humans and animal preparations including transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Qualified candidates must have a PhD, MD, or Equivalent in neuroscience, biomedical sciences or engineering, computer science, or a field related to neuroscience. Experience with the collection and analysis of fMRI, EEG or TMS data is required. Experience programming with MatLab and/or LabView is an asset. Experience or familiarity with Matlab toolboxes SPM or EEGLAB is also an asset.
Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, literature and manuscript review, presentations at meetings, attending and presenting at seminars, mentoring of junior lab members and preparation of grants.
The incumbent is expected to be highly motivated, possess an ability to troubleshoot, work well independently and with others, and also have the ability to mentor junior lab members. The incumbent is expected to perform duties towards the research directives of the lab but will be allowed to pursue their own research interests so long as they fall under the broad purposes of the lab. The Legon lab uses and has access to 3T MRI, 64-channel EEG, TMS, and tFUS. The position is initially for one year but funding is available for up to three years based upon performance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621464. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a current CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, contact information for three professional references, as well as a reprint (pdf) of an exemplar paper where you were an author (if available). The position will remain open until filled.
For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Wynn Legon (WL8T@virginia.edu). Informal inquiries are welcome.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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