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Assistant Professor - Human Neuroimaging

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 11, 2019

Job Description

We seek a motivated individual to be part of a next generation effort in human neuroscience organized around next generation neuroimaging, neuromodeling, and human neuroscience. We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in applying their approaches or developing new ones in the area of Computational Psychiatry. In this area, we seek applications for a tenure track assistant professor faculty position from candidates who use quantitative approaches to understanding mental disease and we also encourage applications in the area of invasive computational psychiatry. While there are no restrictions on the training trajectory of the successful applicant, it is paramount that they demonstrate through their publication history a capacity for transdisciplinary work. The successful applicant will be expected to interact with the existing group of investigators already in place in the Center for Human Neuroscience Research and the Computational Psychiatry Unit ( The Center for Human Neuroscience Research is an extremely wellequipped unit of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion ( The Center has three stateoftheart 3T fMRI machines dedicated to research, a large server farm dedicated to neuroscience research, a stateofthe art magnetically shielded room for use with roomtemperature magnetometry approaches to brain imagining, and close relationship with centers focused on health behaviors and the decisionmaking that underlies health behaviors.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have an earned doctorate, postdoctoral training and a demonstrated record of research excellence in development and application of novel recording methods for use in human neuroimaging. They should also demonstrate strong potential for developing an innovative research program that already has or is likely to attract sustained extramural funding and should be able to collaborate with other faculty members at the research institute as well as others across the Virginia Tech campus. In addition to a primary mission of high quality research, it is expected that the successful candidate will also contribute to the educational/training mission by participating in graduate teaching and mentoring of undergraduates and medical students in their research projects. A tenuretrack appointment in an appropriate academic department will be provided for the successful candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated track record in graduate teaching and mentoring of undergraduates and medical students in their research projects.

Review Date

October 4, 2019

Additional Information

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

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