Post-Doc position | Brain Imaging | University of Florida

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The Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience (, located in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance, at the University of Florida seeks a candidate for a NIH funded postdoctoral position focused on human diffusion MRI and functional MRI.

The Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience is led by Drs. Stephen Coombes and David Vaillancourt. The laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Our main focus is to develop a better understanding of sensorimotor system neuroscience. There is 3000 square foot of space within the laboratory supporting an EEG lab, motor unit studies, and dedicated systems for neuroimaging analyses.

In addition, there is office space dedicated to the personnel working with the group and space dedicated for computing and printing, software and hardware development, and scientific meetings amongst collaborators. The laboratory is less than 1 mile from the AMRIS facility which is located in the McKnight Brain Institute where the 3T, 4.7T, and 11.T research dedicated magnets are housed.

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida It is known to be a progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse community, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate. Summers are sunny skies, warm temperatures during the day and cool breezes at night. In 1977 Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year and in 2007, the National Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of the top cities in the U.S. to work and play. The campus includes a full range of academic disciplines with strong research programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, among others. It has an excellent public school system, with a number of high schools ranked highly in the Florida system. The International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School has been ranked as one of the top 5 in the country by Newsweek Magazine.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, physiology, computer science, motor control, or related field. Prior experience in structural and functional MRI, or other forms of neuroimaging is highly desirable. Experience in meeting project deadlines and working in a team environment will be important.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online at: and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and email address of three references. Please send inquiries to Dr. Stephen Coombes ( Application deadline date is June 15, 2021, and applications will be considered on a regular basis.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).