The Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital, directed by Dr. Tony Wilson, is revolutionizing human brain research. We have three open postdoctoral fellowship positions within the Institute’s Dynamic Imaging of Cognition & Neuromodulation (DICoN) Laboratory, led by Dr. Wilson. The position is up to three years in duration. The area of research focus is flexible, but demonstrated expertise in neuroimaging, statistical modeling, and/or cognitive neuroscience is essential. Applicants with previous experience in developmental psychology and/or aging neuroscience will be given preference, but we are primarily seeking the best candidates to join our Institute. Postdoctoral research fellows work under the same general guidelines and receive the same compensation as NIH-funded postdoctoral trainees.

Major research-dedicated tools in the Institute for Human Neuroscience include a new 3T Siemens Prisma MRI system, two next-generation MEG Neo systems, an optically-pumped magnetometry (OPM) system, a mock MRI scanner, high-definition transcranial direct- and alternating-current stimulation (HD-tDCS/tACS) equipment, high-performance computing space, advanced biomechanical equipment, and extensive support staff for neuropsychological testing and participant recruitment. In 2022, the Institute will be the only site in North America to also have a high-density optically-pumped magnetometry (OPM) system.

Successful candidates will have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related field, with an excellent publication record for their career stage. They will join a vibrant and rapidly growing group of cognitive neuroscientists in Omaha using state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and resources, with significant opportunities within the Institute for career development and promotion to faculty.

The Institute for Human Neuroscience is setting the pace for neuroscience research in the region. Having the Institute directly on the historic Boys Town campus means research findings can be used to improve treatments and help change the way America cares for children and families, everywhere.


  • Works closely with the research program coordinator to fulfill the requirements of the research program.
  • Participates in the design, implementation, and completion of individual studies within the research program.
  • Publishes and presents research results and other material relevant to the research program in appropriate forums, including refereed journals and national meetings.
  • Collaborates with other members of the research and clinical staff on research problems of mutual interest that further the general goals of the research program.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.

 Required Qualifications:

Must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline and strong research potential, as indicated by completion of a research-oriented training program

Active participation in research leading to publications in refereed journals and/or presentations at national meetings.

  • Ability, with additional training and experience, to become an independent researcher.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the relevant literature and research procedures and to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and computer applications appropriate for the field of interest.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate research assistants and technicians.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to attend meetings.

Interested applicants should submit a letter detailing current research interests and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Tony Wilson () and Ms. Melissa Welch-Lazoritz ()