The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a 2-3 year NIH funded post-doctoral research position (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny).
The Neuroplasticity & Development lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.
The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to develop her/his own research program within the themes of the laboratory: plasticity and development of higher-cognitive systems. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the intellectually rich cognitive science and neuroscience community of Johns Hopkins University.
A Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology or related field is required. Qualified applicants will have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, development and neuroplasticity and higher-order cognition. Expertise in fMRI is preferred but candidates with proficiency in other relevant domains/techniques will also be considered (e.g. psycholinguistics, TMS/EEG/DTI).
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible and available candidates could begin work immediately. However, we would like to fill the position no later than September 2018.
Internal Number: A-46483-3
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