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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

A post-doctoral position is available in network neuroscience at the University of Michigan working with Chandra Sripada in Psychiatry, Liza Levina in Statistics, and Scott Peltier in Biomedical Engineering. This is a 2-year position that has a possibility of being extended to a third. Start date is flexible, but September 2019 is preferred.

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.


The successful candidate will work on funded research projects that: 1) develop new methods for quantifying individual differences and longitudinal change in brain networks (functional and structural imaging modalities); 2) implement these methods in large datasets covering childhood (ABCD) and late adulthood (UK Biobank), with a focus on characterizing changes in neurocognition (executive functions, attention, learning and memory).

Required Qualifications*

A PhD in cognitive or computational neuroscience coupled with very strong quantitative skills; or a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, biomedical engineering, or another methodological discipline coupled with ability to work with brain and behavioral data.

Desired Qualifications*

Strong programming skills are required; Matlab, R, and/or Python preferred. A strong background in the analysis and interpretation of neuroimaging data is a plus.

Work Schedule

Typically, M-F 8-5.

Additional Information

This is a 2-year position that has a possibility of being extended to a third. Start date is flexible, but September 2019 is preferred.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

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


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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