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The Legon Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech in association with the Department of Neuroscience has an immediate opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join a developing human neuromodulation group for the use of low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU). The research seeks to develop and optimize LIFU as a new human brain mapping tool and for translation to clinical therapies in addiction and pain. Knowledge in human neuroscience, non-invasive neuromodulation, human behavioral testing and data analysis of one or more of fMRI, EEG, EMG, behavioral data is required. Experience in biomedical engineering applications, MATLAB, computer modelling or other programming language is helpful but not mandatory. To accelerate established efforts, the lab requires the candidate to partner with on and off-site scientists with expertise in small animal applications and also human clinical applications. The Legon Lab was the first to apply LIFU to humans for non-invasive neuromodulation and seeks to extend our ground-breaking findings to clinical and therapeutic applications including addiction and pain.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, kinesiology or broadly related fields awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
- Highly motivated and creative.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Shelton at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 29, 2023
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