Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroimaging, University of Saskatchewan

 Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Fellow, jointly supported by Dr. Ron Borowsky’s Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab (Dept. of Psychology, College of Arts and Science), and the Department of Medical Imaging (College of Medicine), effective July 1, 2012 or Sept 1, 2012, for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year pending successful review and budget. The salary is $40000-$50000 CDN, depending on expertise.  Applicants should have a PhD in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, and demonstrated experience in advanced neuroimaging techniques including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI).  The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof. Borowsky (Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab), and will spend approximately 25%-time doing clinical fMRI, and 75%-time doing research fMRI, at Royal University Hospital along with faculty in the Department of Medical Imaging.  Some teaching to Medical Imaging staff and trainees is expected.  For every hour of clinical fMRI magnet time, an hour of research fMRI magnet time will be accrued for collaborative research with the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab.  The candidate should be proficient with Brain Voyager and/or related fMRI analysis software, as well as EPrime experimental programming software.  Proficiency in Diffusion Tensor Imaging is also an asset.  Applying to tri-council agencies (eg., NSERC, CIHR) for post-doctoral funding for any years after the first year is expected.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, statement of research background and interests, cv, copies of relevant publications, and 3 letters of reference should be sent electronically and by mail to:
Prof. Ron Borowsky (
Psychology Department
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 5A5
Review of applications will begin April 30th, 2012 until the position is filled.
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