Current Opportunities at Vanderbilt

The Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab ( directed by Laurie E. Cutting, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in developmental and educational neuroscience.

Department Special Education
Full Description

The position provides an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary research environment studying the neuroscience of child development, from birth through adolescents. Ongoing research includes the Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development (HBCD) study, a national study recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives; studies of typical and atypical reading and math development; and studies of other developmental disorders. Individuals will have the opportunity to work on large ongoing NIH-funded projects, including longitudinal neuroimaging studies focused on academic, cognitive, behavioral outcomes in early childhood development (starting at perinatal period) through adolescence. Research opportunities will include analysis and writing manuscripts using already collected multimodal MRI datasets, travel and conference presentations, and support for writing mentored grant proposals. Former post-doctoral fellows have been highly successful, including attaining tenure-track positions at R1 universities and getting independent NIH funding. 

Ideal candidates should be highly motivated to publish first-author papers and present at conferences, and should possess a background in advanced statistics, strong experimental and scientific writing skills, ability to work in a team environment, and be self-motivated. Experience working with children in a research setting is also desired. Additional desired strengths include competence in MRI and/or EEG data acquisition/analysis and/or assessment training, including programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, and/or Python) and experience with multimodal neuroimaging (DWI, fMRI, and/or EEG) analysis. 

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. 

Basic Requirements:
• 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) 
• 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

Application Details

If you are interested in the position, please email Laurie Cutting (Laurie.Cutting@Vanderbilt.Edu) a recent CV, a brief statement of research interests (1 page), and the contact information for 2 references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position(s) are filled. Salary is highly competitive and reimbursement for moving expenses will be considered.

Contact Laurie Cutting
Posted 2023-01-19 21:19:27

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