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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research fellow position in a brain imaging laboratory that studies the neural bases of stuttering and other related speech-language and developmental disorders.


Design, implement, and run behavioral, brain stimulation and neurimaging experiments (fMRI, DTI, fNIRS, ERP, tDCS, etc.). Statistical analyses of multimodal and longitudinal neuroimaging data. Train research assistants, students and other research staff in research methods and analyses. Assist in medical/scentific literature searches, manuscript preparation and presentation of data collected. Writing proposals and grants to be submitted to intramural and extramural funding agencies.

Required Qualifications*

Good familiarity with the published literature on the neural bases of stuttering, brain development, and speech motor control. In addition, strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with acquiring and analyzing structural and functional MRI data. Applicants for this position should have a track record of published research commensurate with the experience in an area that closely relates to the project aims. Attention to detail, accuracy, safety, and ethical standards will be required and expected. A PhD degree is required for his position; relevant areas of the PhD are Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience and/or Cognitive Science. Proficiency with MATLAB and UNIX/Linux programming is preferred. Strong background in statistics (including all standard univariate statistical methods such as multiple regression, ANOVA) is required.


Desired Qualifications*

Evidence of independent work experience with behavioral/brain imaging, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electrophysiology, and/or brain stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS). Proficiency with various neuroimaging software (AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, etc.) is also highly desired. Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills are needed, as the position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Work Schedule


Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.