Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions – Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

 

Drs. Ryan Stevenson, Blake Butler, and Bobby Stojanoski of Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute are actively recruiting two postdoctoral associates. Our labs are in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute, and are part of highly-productive and interdisciplinary group of researchers spanning a wide breadth of topics in cognitive neuroscience. We strongly value the principles of open science, and collaboration across labs and departments is highly encouraged; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with established collaborators, and to form new partnerships. Successful candidates for both positions will have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, computer science, or a related discipline, with a strong record of publication and evidence of the ability to conduct independent research. Quantitative and programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar are expected. Successful candidates will also be expected to apply to the BrainsCAN PDF program, though there is the possibility of funding if the BrainsCAN application is not successful.

 

Position 1) The Sensory Perception Research Lab (sensorylab.ca) and the Neuroplasticity in Sensory Systems Lab (NiSSL.ca) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of multisensory integration, specifically audiovisual integration, using fMRI techniques. The successful applicant must have significant experience and demonstrated track record with fMRI procedures and analyses, and individuals with advanced fMRI analysis techniques will be given preference. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work, including the possibility to work with developmental populations, as well as clinical populations.

 

Position 2) The Sensory Perception Research Lab (sensorylab.ca) and the Development and Disorders of Cognition and Consciousness group (DDoCC) are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral associate interested in the study of structural changes to the brain in late childhood and adolescence in typically developing and clinical populations (ASD, ADHD, anxiety, etc.) with links to clinical metrics, and behavioural and cognitive development. Applicants must be highly-proficient in structural MRI analysis and pipelines, have the ability to work efficiently with large data sets, and preferably have some experience with fMRI. They will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that build upon the laboratories’ ongoing work.

 

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Details pertaining to the BrainsCAN PD Fellowship competition, including timelines, eligibility, application materials, and compensation are available here. Salary outside of BrainsCAN is $50,000 per year plus benefits, and is available for two years, with contract renewal for the second year dependent upon satisfactory performance. Renewal beyond year two is possible, but is contingent upon funding.

 

Applications will be accepted until January 15th or until the position is filled. Interested parties should contact Dr. Ryan Stevenson () and provide the following:

 

1. A cover letter describing your current research, and interest in our labs

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information for 3 references