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Postdoctoral Fellow - Alabama Life Research Institute - 521970

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Four-Year Institution

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $48,600 - Midpoint: $60,800 (Salaried E7)

Department/Organization: 750801 - Alabama Life Research Institute

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm; some nights/weekends

Job Summary: The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the PhD or other doctoral degree under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee.

Additional Department Summary: The Alabama Life Research Institute at The University of Alabama seeks applications for a postdoctoral position to support MRI brain imaging research.

The postdoctoral researcher will be working in a multidisciplinary team environment to support cognitive neuroimaging research. There are several on-going projects in the institute including those studying cognitive aging, second language learning, stroke, and psychosis. UA is also a member of the Healthy Brain Child Development (HBCD) consortium which is an NIH funded study of brain development. UA has a new MRI research facility with a Siemens Prisma scanner, an EEG system, biospecimen collection space, a fullscale mock scanner and behavioral testing rooms.

Successful candidates will hold terminal degrees and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in cognitive neuroimaging. The department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, computer science, or closely related field is required.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to include names of three references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Skills and Knowledge: Candidates will have strong abilities with one or more of the following: MRI data collection and analysis including fMRI, diffusion MRI or spectroscopy; experience programming in python and/or matlab; strong computational skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates will have a high level of interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with academics, scientists, students and the surrounding community. Further, candidates will demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and excellent communication skills.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


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