The Diedrichsen Lab is looking to recruit a new postdoctoral associate with interest in studying the human cerebellum. Candidates must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Engineering, or related area, and a strong academic track record as witnessed by peer-reviewed publications. Experience with behavioral work in humans, magnetic resonance imaging, and/or computational modeling are desired.
The successful candidate will join an inter-disciplinary research group that uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and neurophysiological approaches to investigate the role of the cerebellum in motor control, cognition and language . The main approach of the lab is to gain insight about the functional organization of the cerebellum from big data and machine learning methods, which then forms the basis for targeted experiments. This enthusiastic and supportive environment will enable the candidate to develop their own research program.
The lab is located in the Western Institute of Neuroscience in London, Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Sensorymotor Superlab and the Computational Brain Sciences group at Western. Systems and cognitive neuroscience is a key area of research strength at Western University, with more than 70 Principal Investigators and 200 trainees. High-resolution imaging at 9.5T, 7T, and 3T is available in-house. The position is funded by an project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Raynor Cerebellar Initiatives, initially for 2 years, with possibility for renewal. The exact start date is negotiable and the annual salary $55,000 at minimum.
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file entited Lastname_Firstname.pdf directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The file should include:
- a CV, including a list of publications,
- a statement of research interest outlining current experience and plans for future research, not exceeding 2 pages,
- names and contact information for three academic referees.