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The Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions (RP-CNBI) at the University of Michigan ( announces an opening for a full-time research post-doctoral position. The program’s mission is to implement novel and effective non-pharmacological treatments for individuals with cognitive impairments due to neurologic injury and/or disease. RP-CNBI integrates neuropsychological theory with multi-modal neuroimaging techniques and non-pharmacological treatments. 

The research fellow will be jointly supervised by Drs. Alex Iordan and Benjamin Hampstead and perform advanced analyses  of multi-modal neuroimaging data from ongoing projects/clinical trials supported by 11 grants totaling over 13 million in NIH/DOD  funding.  

The fellow will have access to a variety of research techniques, including:

• Multi-modal imaging: functional MRI, functional near-infrared spectroscopy, MR spectroscopy, functional MRS, positron emission tomography, arterial spin labeling, diffusion MRI

• Neuromodulation: transcranial electric stimulation (tDCS, tACS), transcranial magnetic stimulation

• Cognitive rehabilitation using computerized tasks and virtual reality

RP-CNBI is directed by Dr. Benjamin Hampstead and includes a research program manager, two assistant professors, two clinical postdoctoral fellows, two research supervisors, and 13 full time research technicians, as well several undergraduate volunteers. The program provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including dedicated space for offices and research (six testing/research rooms), 14 high-definition tDCS devices, two fNIRS devices, TMS lab, and access to two research-dedicated 3.0T MRI scanners and a PET scanner. 

The successful candidate will have outstanding opportunities for networking and career development within the U-M Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, as well as via multiple inter-departmental collaborations and the U-M Postdoctoral Association (e.g., grant writing, intra-/extramural funding, statistics). The fellow will also have opportunities to pursue additional research based on their interests in an active, inter-disciplinary, and highly collaborative environment. 

RP-CNBI is located in the vibrant city of Ann Arbor, voted the best place to live for families in the US ( The ideal start date is winter-spring 2023 and the position is expected to last for two years, with the possibility of extension.


Works with various study teams to ensure proper acquisition, storage, quality control, analysis, and visualization of neuroimaging data. 

• Uses MRI data to create individualized models of brain stimulation using available software (e.g., ROAST, SimNIBS). Leads region of interest-based collection of data from these models.

• Assists with the creation of posters, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific meetings and/or grant submissions.

• Performs neuromodulation sessions per study protocol.

• Provides other support to the program as directed.

Required Qualifications*

We welcome applications from individuals holding doctorate degrees in a relevant field from a US University. 

• Knowledge of brain anatomy and dementia.

• Demonstrable expertise with fMRI analyses. Working knowledge of other neuroimaging methods (e.g., fNIRS, PET) is a plus. 

• Experience with TMS, EEG, and eye tracking data acquisition and analysis are also welcome.

• Strong statistical and computer programming skills, including scripting (i.e., MATLAB, SPM, Freesurfer, R, Python, Shell, & Git).   

• Productive publication record.

Work Schedule

M-F, evening and weekend hours as needed

Work Locations

This position is in-person and  located at 4251 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Additional Information

The Department of Psychiatry at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment what is welcoming to all.  We value the unique contributions of individuals and support a culture of inclusivity and inquiry among our employees and learners.

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.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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