Monday, October 22, 2012

[Comp-neuro] MR Physicist/Scientist - Research Assistant Professor - Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior UNL

Dear All,

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln is seeking to hire a MR Physicist/Scientist at the Research Assistant professor level to oversee a new state-of-the-art fMRI facility that includes a new Skyra 3T Siemens fMRI scanner within the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  This interdisciplinary Center engages a broad spectrum of investigators and occupies a new 26,000 sq. ft. building. In addition to the Skyra scanner, Center facilities include 12 high-density EEG/ERP and NIRS systems, genetics and endocrine labs, as well as 256-electrode high density EEG/ERP and eye tracker systems integrated with the fMRI that enable simultaneous recordings within test sessions.  The Center is adjacent to the University's Holland Computing Center with supercomputer resources and support. The position will include responsibility for ensuring smooth day-to-day operation of the scanner as well as development of new pulse sequences and hardware to support neuroimaging research conducted on the scanner.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field, with at least five years of experience in pulse sequence development, MRI hardware, image reconstruction neuroimaging, or a combination of these fields. Previous experience on Siemens scanners is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop his or her own successful research and grant-funded programs in neuroimaging, pulse sequence development, image reconstruction, or related academic domains. There will also be opportunities to mentor graduate students and teach courses on MR Physics and other topics of interest to the candidate.  In support of these goals, collaboration with Siemens and other research groups/institutions will be encouraged. Compensation is dependent on experience. The successful candidate will be affiliated with an academic department based on a match between candidate background, preferences and departmental interest.  Review of applications will begin December 2, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is July 1, 2013. To be considered for the position, please go to, requisition #120842 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form. Interested applicants should then submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, pdfs of completed research papers, and letters of recommendation sent directly from three referees to Dr. Dennis L. Molfese, Director, The Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, 238 Burnett Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. 68588-0308. Lincoln, Nebraska is a vibrant college town of approximately 260,000 that combines the cultural richness of a large university with the affordability of a Midwestern city. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, worklife balance, and dual careers.  Inquiries should be sent to Nicole Earnest <>.




Srinivas Kota, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Psychology

University of Nebraska Lincoln

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