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Interested candidates should submit one document including a cover letter describing their research background and interests, a CV, and the names of three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, directed by Dr. Thad Polk, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on NIH-funded projects investigating the effects of age on neural representations, using functional MRI (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and behavioral methods.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field
  • Experience in fMRI or MRS (training in the other technique will be provided during fellowship)
  • Strong technical skills (e.g. data analysis and/or programming)
  • Background or strong interest in the cognitive neuroscience of aging

Desired Qualifications*

Experience analyzing data from the Human Connectome Project is desirable but not required.

Additional Information

  • This position is available starting October 2021, and is expected to be renewed annually for at least two years, with the possibility of extension.  Compensation will be based on standard NIH rates.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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