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Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist investigates the neuroscience efficacy of music therapy (broadly defined) in the Cognition and Neurocognitive Disorders Research lab (http://sandrylab.com/) in collaboration with the Cognitive Neuroimaging lab (https://www.cognitiveneuroimaginglab.com/). Research topics may cover understanding the basic perceptual, cognitive and/or neural mechanisms that may be sensitive to music therapy interventions.
The Postdoctoral Research Scientist is encouraged to develop and pursue their own line of experimental research to better understand the efficacy of music therapy interventions in healthy individuals and/or neurological diseases. Patient populations may include traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and/or other clinical groups. Neuroscience and psychophysiological approaches might include behavioral experimentation, structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalogram (EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), eye tracking, computational modeling, and/or multimodal/simultaneous approaches.
Resources are available to cover research expenses and professional development including contributing to and leading publications and development of future grant applications. This is a three-year postdoctoral fellowship position.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Independently and collaboratively develop, design and lead research investigations into the neuroscience of music therapy.
- Contribute to ongoing clinical and basic research projects in the Principal Investigators lab.
- Oversee and contribute to participant recruitment, data collection and analyses.
- Disseminate research findings to professional conferences and journals.
- Develop and submit new grant applications as lead and co-investigator.
- Supervise and co-mentor research assistants, including undergraduate and graduate students
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
- A PhD in basic or health sciences. MD also acceptable.
- Research experience in psychology, human neuroscience or related disciplines.
- PhD in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, cognitive science, clinical/health psychology, rehabilitation sciences or related fields.
- Experience and interest in advanced analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data.
- Experience with analysis software, for example, R, FSL, Freesurfer, Matlab, Python.
- Past research experience and/or interest in the cognitive neuroscience of music.