Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation

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Post -Doctoral Position (Posted - August 2014)

A funded postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) under the direction of Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, a behavioral neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The central thrust of work in the LCNS is to use electrical and magnetic noninvasive brain stimulation to explore the characteristics and limits of functional plasticity in the intact and injured adult human brain. The laboratory focuses largely on recovery from aphasia and is seeking a postdoctoral trainee with a research background in the cognitive neuroscience of language, neural mechanisms of aphasia recovery, or neurorehabilitation of cognition after brain injury.

The ideal candidate must have experience in one or more of the following areas: behavioral studies in brain-injured patient populations, functional or anatomical imaging techniques, advanced statistics, or noninvasive brain stimulation techniques (transcranial magnetic stimulation or transcranial direct current stimulation). A track record of prior academic authorship is strongly encouraged. Moreover, an ideal candidate must be able to work independently and proactively propose and test new ideas that are relevant to his or her projects. Good oral and written communication skills are expected. The fellow will train with Dr. Hamilton as a primary mentor, but will also be expected to interact and collaborate with a network of outstanding peers and secondary mentors in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) and the Department of Neurology at Penn.

Eligible candidates must hold a PhD or comparable degree. While applicants with a wide range of training backgrounds will be considered, a doctoral degree in psychology or cognitive neuroscience will be considered a strong asset to the position. This is a 2-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hamilton (roy.hamilton AT


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