Research Fellow - Department of Psychiatry Child Services
University of Michigan Department Psychiatry Child Services
United States

Research Fellow



Job Summary


The University of Michigan Department Of Psychiatry is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research fellow position in a brain imaging laboratory that studies the neural bases of stuttering and other related speech-language and developmental disorders.



Design, implement, and run behavioral, brain stimulation and neuroimaging experiments (e.g., fMRI, DTI, fNIRS, ERP, tDCS, etc.)


Statistical analyses of multimodal and longitudinal neuroimaging data


Train research assistants, students, and other research staff in research methods and analyses


Assist in medical/scientific literature searches, manuscript preparation and presentation of data collected

Required Qualifications*


Good familiarity with the published literature on the neural bases of stuttering, brain development, and speech motor control. In addition, strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with acquiring and analyzing structural and functional MRI data. Applicants for this position should have a track record of published research commensurate with their experience in an area that closely relates to the project aims. Attention to detail, accuracy, safety, and ethical standards will be required and expected. A Ph.D. degree is required for this position; relevant areas for the Ph.D. are Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience and/or Cognitive Science. Proficiency with MATLAB and UNIX/Linux programming is preferred. Strong background in statistics (including all standard univariate statistical methods such as multiple regression, ANOVA) is required. Applicants with clinical certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred in this position.

Desired Qualifications*


Evidence of independent work experience with behavioral/brain imaging, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electrophysiology, and/or electrical brain stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS, tACS). Proficiency with various neuroimaging software (AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, etc.) is also highly desired. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are needed, as the position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Work Schedule


Full Time

Background Screening


Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Background Screening


Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


Psychiatry Child Services

Posting Begin/End Date

5/02/2019 – 6/02/2019

Career Interest

Research Fellows

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