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Post-Doctoral Associate - Neursocience
University of Minnesota in the Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date Posted 09/09/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


  • PhD in Neuroscience or related field


  • Prior research experience in electrophysiology and/or MRI
  • Advanced data analysis skills
  • Animal behavior experience

This is a funded postdoctoral training position working across multiple laboratories (Chafee, Zimmermann, Hayden, Heilbronner) conducting nonhuman animal research. Broadly speaking, we are interested in translational studies of cognitive control and decision-making systems, and the disruption of these systems in neuropsychiatric disease. The experiments involve state-of-the-art, ultra-high-field nonhuman primate neuroimaging (resting state fMRI and diffusion-weighted MRI) as well as large scale electrode array neural recording in distributed brain networks. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to assume primary responsibility for conducting a subset of these experiments, analyzing the data, and writing manuscripts. Prior experience with neuroimaging or electrophysiology is strongly preferred, but we do not expect that candidates will have both. There will also be some animal behavior and husbandry involved, as well as general laboratory duties. Because the successful candidate will be responsible for these procedures across multiple collaborating laboratories, someone highly organized and able to work effectively with teams will perform well.

45% Data collection of neuroimaging, behavior, and/or neurophysiology data

45% Data analysis and writing of manuscripts

10% General lab duties (animal training, surgeries, etc.


  • Conduct outstanding neuroscience research.
  • Be an educational resource to the Medical School and the University by providing neuroscience education to undergraduate, medical, dental, graduate, and post-graduate students.
  • Provide leadership and be a focal point for the strengthening of neuroscience across the University by enhancing research, educational, and funding opportunities.
  • Provide a bridge for the transfer of advances in basic neuroscience into clinical practice with the goal of improving the health of the people of Minnesota.
  • Enhance the understanding and appreciation of neuroscience by the people of Minnesota.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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