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Please submit one document with your CV, contact information for three references, and a brief research statement summarizing your interests and long-term goals.

Job Summary

The Cognition, Control, and Action (CoCoA) lab, directed by Dr. Taraz Lee in the Department of Psychology is inviting applications for a two-year, fully funded postdoctoral research position in cognitive neuroscience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within the scope of the lab's interests.

The goal of the research in the lab is to understand how the brain implements cognitive control processes such as attention and motivation and how these processes affect learning, memory, and performance in a variety of contexts.  More recently we have begun several investigations into how cognitive control and motivation interact with skilled action.  To achieve this goal, we design and conduct experiments with young adults using multiple methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), non-invasive brain stimulation, and a battery of cognitive and motor tasks. More information about the CoCoA Lab can be found here.

Competitive candidates should have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and will have significant experience with fMRI, TMS, or both.  They should also be comfortable with research design, acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging/behavioral data, manuscript preparation, and assisting in the training of graduate students and research assistants.  The successful candidate will have a strong sense of the research projects and questions he/she would like to pursue. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field
  • A track record of first author publications
  • Experience with neuroimaging analysis (AFNI, FSL, etc.) and/or non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis (SPSS, R, etc.)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Proficiency with at least one programming language (Python, R, Matlab, etc)
  • Research interests in cognitive control, motor learning/control, or motivation 

Additional Information

  • Two year term-limited position with a possibility of extension
  • Start date is negotiable, but Spring or Fall 2019 is preferred

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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