A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroimaging and Stimulation (CNS) directed by Travis E. Baker, PhD. Using a combination of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), human electrophysiology (EEG and ERPs), computational modeling, and robotic-TMS, the goal of the CNS Lab is to develop new brain-based interventions aimed to correct the aberrant reward and decision making processes that sustain substance use disorders. We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong interest and background in addiction neuroscience, neuroimaging, and brain stimulation to contribute to these studies, which are funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse. Specific duties of this position include data acquisition and analysis (functional and structural MRI, signal processing of EEG data, image-guided robotic-TMS), and oversee overall study coordination including subject recruitment, research assistant training, and manuscript preparation.

Duties

  • The candidate will perform TMS studies on reward processing and decision making based on a combination of electrophysiology (EEG) and imaged-guided robotic-TMS in human volunteers.
  • Process and analyze fMRI, resting state connectivity, DWI, and EEG data.
  • Conduct statistical analysis of behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging data.
  • Oversee overall study coordination including subject recruitment, research technician training, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
  • Administer, score, and interpret psychophysiological assessments.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, addiction neuroscience, neuroimaging and/or related field, with a prior background in at least one of the following areas: MRI, human electrophysiology, and computational modeling.
  • Experience with brain stimulation approaches (TMS) is desired, but training available
  • Experience with image analysis or modeling tools (i.e. EEGlab, Brainvision Analyzer, SimNibs, FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM, DTI studio, fMRIPrep, etc.)
  • Command of programming tools such as Matlab, R, Linux, and Python. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills *peer-reviewed publication record in the areas of human neuroimaging. 
  • Demonstrated experience and exceptional skill in experimental design, human-subjects research, quantitative methods, and statistical analysis using standard software packages (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA). 

Salary & Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and will be guided by NIH fellowship salary bands.  Rutgers University offers a full benefits package.  

Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/ job posting 184418, https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/184418 .  Required Documents:  Cover LetterCurriculum VitaeList of Professional References (contact Info), and Research Statement.