Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Neurology Salary/Grade: RES/
Kahnt Lab Postdoc Position
The Kahnt Lab at Northwestern University (labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/kahnt/) is looking to fill an open postdoc position. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, self-driven, and brings a unique perspective and background to the lab.
We study the neural systems that support learning, decision making, and olfaction in humans. Experimental techniques include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion MRI (dMRI), olfactory psychophysics, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We utilize advanced data analysis techniques including multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) and encoding models, and we link behavioral and neural data using computational modeling. Our research also aims to better understand the neural basis of behavioral deficits in neuropsychiatric conditions, including substance use disorder and dementia.
The Kahnt Lab is a multidisciplinary team working on a variety of questions using cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience techniques. We value curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness. We also seek to provide opportunities for professional growth and support individual career development.
Conceptualization and design of research projects in healthy adults and clinical populations
Project execution and data collection involving fMRI, dMRI and TMS
Analysis of behavioral and imaging data
Communication of research results in the form of manuscripts, abstracts, and conference presentations
Co-mentoring undergraduate or rotation students
PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or related field
Strong motivation to study learning, decision making and olfaction in humans
Extensive experience with at least one of the following methods: fMRI, dMRI, TMS
Extensive experience with statistical data analysis
At least intermediate skills in one of the following languages: Matlab, Python, R
Demonstrated skills in scientific publishing and presentation
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39006
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.