Postdoctoral Position in the new Motor Control Group at Western University

The Motor Control Group at Western University is recruiting 1-2 new full-time postdoctoral fellows. The laboratory investigates motor skill learning and motor coordination in the human brain. We use a combination of experimental and computational methods, ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging (with focus on multivariate analysis techniques), behavioral experiments, neuro-stimulation, and computational modelling. Applicants with an interest in either basic neuroscience research of motor control, method development for functional imaging, and research in clinical applications of motor control are encouraged to apply. For more information about the lab the lab webpage .

The laboratory is currently in the process of moving from University College London to the Brain and Mind Institute Western University (www.uwo.ca/bmi ), where we will collaborate tightly with the research groups of Dr. Andrew Pruszynski and Prof. Paul Gribble. Our facilities at Western include a full range of high and ultra-high field, research-only, MRI scanners (3T, 7T, and 9.4T), a range of robotic and recording devices for the study of arm and hand function, and access to a large neurological patient population in affiliated teaching hospitals. Cognitive Neuroscience is a key area of research strength at Western University with more than 25 Principal Investigators and nearly 200 trainees in the Brain and Mind Institute.

A Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, engineering, kinesiology, or related fields is required. Annual salary will be $42,000 - $46,000 CND, depending on the level of experience. Initial appointments will be for a period of 2 years, with a possibility for renewal. Further inquiries and applications including a CV and a statement of research interest should be sent by email to: j.diedrichsen@ucl.ac.uk. The review of applications will begin on July 15st and continue until the positions are filled.