The position provides an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary research environment studying the cognitive and neurobiological correlates of academic achievement and development, including typical/atypical reading development and reading comprehension, using functional and structural MRI. Opportunities include design and execution of neuroimaging experiments, analysis of MRI and behavioral data, development of analytic tools, preparation of manuscripts, presentation at conferences, and leading training sessions. Former post-doctoral fellows have been highly successful, including attaining tenure-track positions at R1 universities and attaining independent NIH funding.
The laboratory is located in the highly-ranked Peabody College of Education, and imaging is conducted at Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Sciences (www.vuiis.vanderbilt.edu). The research is conducted under multiple NIH grants, with a current focus on longitudinal studies of reading in children and adolescents. This fulltime position is appointed in one-year intervals, with re-appointments anticipated in years 2 and 3 (contingent upon satisfactory performance). Compensation is in line with NIH postdoc salary guidelines.
• PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Neuropsychology or related discipline.
• Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, R)
• Demonstrated record of innovative scientific research in neuroimaging
• Strong skills in the usage of one or more common neuroimaging packages (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer); experience with XNAT is a plus, but not required
• Strong communication skills in spoken and written English
• Ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team, providing training to students and researchers
• Authorized to work in the United States