Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience and Space Medicine. University of Calgary Canada

Investigating the neurological effects of microgravity on Astronauts following a spaceflight in the International Space Station

 

NeuroLab is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience and Space Medicine. Neurolab is a cognitive neuroscience laboratory located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary (neurolab.ca), and affiliated with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
The laboratory is dedicated to investigating the cognitive and neurological mechanisms underlying the human ability to orient and navigate in spatial surroundings, is fully equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software to perform behavioural and MRI studies, and has direct access to MRI scanners in Calgary and Houston (TX, USA).

The successful candidate for this position will be involved in a project funded by the Canadian Space Agency as part of the NASA International Life Science Research Announcement 2014 (ILSRA-2014) (asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/wayfinding.asp). While being involved in this project, the candidate will have the additional opportunity to work on other spatial cognition projects and/or develop new research studies (with funding provided for MRI data collection).

The ideal candidate for this position will have (a) PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field, (b) expertise in structural and functional MRI data collection and analysis, and (c) at least two first-author published (or in press) journal articles; research experience in the field of spatial cognition and/or aging would be an asset. The position is for a duration of up to two years, renewed yearly, with a compensation of $50,000 per year (including benefits). While holding the current position, the successful candidate will be required to apply for personal fellowships.

The application package for this position will include a statement of interest, CV, and the names of two referees, to be emailed to the Director of NeuroLab, Dr. Giuseppe Iaria (iaria@neurolab.ca). The position will remain open until filled.


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