The University of Iowa

Job Description

Requisition # 3931
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on:Monday, February 13th, 2023
Advertising Started on:Monday, January 30th, 2023
College:Carver College of Medicine

Salary:$54,840.00 to Commensurate

Position Details
Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

The Jiang Lab (PI: Jing Jiang, https://jingjiang.lab.uiowa.edu/ ) is looking for a two-year postdoctoral fellow (with a possibility of extension) to conduct social and affective neuroscience research. Research topics are flexible and could include: (1) determining causal neural circuits relevant to social and emotional deficits and treatment effects using brain lesion or brain stimulation methods (transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS], intracranial electrical stimulation [es]) in combination with neuroimaging methods (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI], intracranial electroencephalography [iEEG]) in neuropsychiatric/neurological populations, (2) identifying neuromarkers of social and emotional skills acquisition during typical and atypical development using functional near-infrared spectroscopy [fNIRS] in infants and children. We are an interdisciplinary team and welcome applicants from various research backgrounds!

Our lab is situated in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and maintains active collaborations with faculty and teams from the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. The lab has access to the University of Iowa’s cutting-edge imaging facility (https://medicine.uiowa.edu/mri/equipment-information ), the world-renowned Iowa Neurological Patient Registry including neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing data from over 3500 patients with focal brain lesions, as well as state-of-the-art portable fNIRS, concurrent TMS-fMRI, concurrent TMS-iEEG, and concurrent es-fMRI systems. 

The University of Iowa (UI) is an internationally recognized leader in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. The UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is consistently one of the nation’s top-ranked medical schools (#39 on research by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report). The UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is listed among the nation’s best in seven specialties in the 2022-23 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report (#38 in pediatrics neurology).

Iowa City ranks among the best places to live in America (e.g., #1 Best College Town by Reviews.org). Iowa City, Johnson County, and the state of Iowa all routinely appear on national “best of” lists for low cost of living, safety, access to world-class health care, and more . 

Responsibilities and what you will achieve

The goal of postdoctoral training in our lab is to help you become an independent researcher. To achieve this goal, you will work with Dr. Jiang to develop a plan (e.g., independent projects, mentorship experience, grant application, job hunts, networking) that meets your career development. You will receive theoretical and methodological training and resources through ongoing projects and independent projects, mentor students and research assistants, publish impactful papers, and apply for eligible research grants. You will be provided networking opportunities and guidance for job hunts.

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your research interests and (2) your CV to https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/3841 and you may email Dr. Jing Jiang (jing-jiang@uiowa.edu ) please attach (1) cover letter and (2) you CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Start date is flexible depending on candidate availability. 


Education Requirement:

  • PhD or MD/PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, electrical or biomedical engineering, or a related field

Required Qualifications:

  • A track record of peer-reviewed scientific journal publications in human neuroscience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with scripting/programming languages (preferable MATLAB and/or Python)

  • Experience with one or several of the following human neuroscience techniques: fNIRS, fMRI, iEEG, TMS, brain lesion, etc.

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, strong written and interpersonal communication skills

Online Application Required Documents
 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information
Contact:Bradley Phillips - pedsuichildrenshr@healthcare.uiowa.edu
General Hospital
220 Hawkins Drive
SW164-10A GH
Iowa City, IA 52242

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