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Post-Doctoral Associate - Human Brain Lab

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353958
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9546
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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About the Job

Alexander Herman, MD, PhD and David Darrow, MD are the co-PIs of this unique interdisciplinary lab focused on neurophysiological and neuromodulation studies of decision making, with applications to addiction, chronic pain and mood disorders. Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities (Please include percentages of time spent on each):
*Independent analysis and interpretation of complex, multi-dimensional data - 45%
*Computer programming of tasks and analysis methods - 15%
*Computational modelling of behavior and electrophysiology - 15%
*Complex technical communication in the English language - 2%
*Professional interactions with a diverse body of colleagues and research participants - 2%
*Acquisition and maintenance of all necessary requirements (e.g., background checks, immunizations, institutional trainings) for work with human subjects - 1%
*Training and teaching of adult learners from a variety of technical and personal backgrounds 20%
*Transportation of bulky or heavy objects on carts
*Standing or sitting for extended periods


Required Qualifications:

-Postdoctoral fellow to conduct and analyze the effects of mood disorders and traumatic brain injury on human decision-making.
-A doctoral degree in a relevant field (neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science) with publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
* Strong programming and/or data analysis skills. MATLAB or Python is essential. C/C++ (and derivatives), LabVIEW, and scripting languages could be useful. Prior experience with data acquisition hardware including behavioral as well as EEG would be helpful.
* Experience with neurophysiology (human or animal), psychophysics and/or brain stimulation is ideal.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with specific documentation of those skills through published work and oral scientific presentations.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, to supervise others, and to independently overcome complex technical and/or interpersonal challenges.
* Interpersonal skills appropriate for collaboration in a very multidisciplinary and highly diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Previous experience with psychiatric patient populations, the biological mechanisms of mental illness, or medical device development.
* Signal processing and/or computer science background.
* Previous experience with human functional imaging or electrophysiology.
About the Department

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences consists of an outstanding team of researchers, clinicians, and educators who provide world-class expertise in psychiatric illness, treatment, scholarship, and scientific discovery.Alexander Herman, MD, PhD and David Darrow, MD are the co-PIs of this unique interdisciplinary lab focused on neurophysiological and neuromodulation studies of decision making, with applications to addiction, chronic pain and mood disorders. For more information, please visit www.hermandarrowlab.com.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given 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.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    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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