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Research Assistant Professor

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Assistant Professor
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Working Title:

Research Assistant Professor


Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior-7301

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Description of Work:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) is seeking applicants with expertise in fMRI research design and data analysis to engage in co- investigation and consultation with faculty and student researchers conducting fMRI research. CB3 is an interdisciplinary, research-dedicated center that engages a broad spectrum of investigators across disciplines including basic and applied scientists, clinicians, and engineers, and is actively involved in a unique research collaboration with University Athletics.

  • Collaborate with experienced fMRI researchers on project development, experimental design, and data analysis.
  • Provide guidance and consultation to faculty and student researchers involved in fMRI research.
  • Contribute to grant co-investigation and co-authorship activities for dissemination.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within the vibrant CB3 research environment.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in fMRI research, including education years.
  • Proficiency in fMRI research design, including programming fMRI stimulus delivery paradigms.
  • Expertise in fMRI data processing and analysis software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM).
  • Co-authorship of scholarly work involving fMRI.
  • Excellent communication skills and a track record of contributing to productive fMRI research groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in fMRI research, including education and postdoctoral involvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate fMRI research design and analysis with complementary methodologies (e.g., structural MRI/DTI, EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology).
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming skills (e.g., R).
  • Evidence of independent contributions to fMRI research, including grant writing and publication.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

Criminal History Background Check Required:


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, click “Apply for this Job”, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Becky Carter, Organizational Development Specialist, 402 472-3136

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

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In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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