Computational Neuroscience Faculty Positions

The University of Minnesota seeks 3 scientists with documented backgrounds and interests in using brain imaging and computational neuroscience to understand brain function in health and disease. Candidates will have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or similar degree in neuroscience, biophysics, psychology, biomedical engineering or a related discipline. Background and training should include research experience in a combination of the following domains: cognitive neurosciences, computational neuroscience, and brain imaging technology, in particular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, transdisciplinary and interactive environment is a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to complement and exploit the unique capabilities that exist in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR, in high field MRI.

The University of Minnesota seeks to fill three newly-created positions at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and/or Professor. For each position, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. The research emphasis can be basic, translational or disease- focused neuroscience using innovative modeling and data analysis techniques. Appropriate tenure home departments would depend on the expertise, background and interest and could include: Neuroscience, Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Computer Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Irrespective of tenure home department, the successful candidate will be housed at the CMRR, which is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research laboratory that provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, expertise, and infrastructure for high field MRI research. CMRR plays a key role in the NIH’s Human Connectome Project and is equipped with magnets ranging in field strength from 3 to 10.5 Tesla for human imaging and up to 16.4 T for small animal model studies.

To apply for these positions go to and go to search postings and enter the requisition #195655. Please upload a cover letter, a CV, and a one page career goal statement. Your application will not be considered until all components of the application are complete. Review of applications is ongoing, and the positions will remain open until the posting is removed.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator & employer.

Posted 12/05/2014.