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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Occupational Therapy - 49191 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Program of Occupational Therapy. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Laboratory (NRL), under the direction of Benjamin Philip (https://www.ot.wustl.edu/about/our-people/benjamin-philip-73), has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with interests in human rehabilitation and its neural mechanisms. This position will take a lead role in multiple studies, with primary focus on a five-year NINDS funded project using behavioral and neuroimaging approaches to determining how brain lateralization and interhemispheric connectivity support long-term forced use of the non-dominant hand.

The NRL is uniquely situated at the intersection between neuroscience and rehabilitation science. Housed in the Program for Occupational Therapy, the NRL seeks to connect neuroscientific knowledge to patient life. Our goal is to identify how the brain responds and compensates after changes in the body, and how to capitalize on those changes to help patients live the lives they want to lead. The laboratory's primary techniques include, but are not limited to: sensory and motor assessments of the upper limb, measurement of hand choices, and task-based neuroimaging.

The successful candidate will join the growing laboratory, and work directly with Dr. Philip to gain relevant technical and scientific expertise, as well as professional development mentorship. The postdoctoral fellow will be able to interact directly with collaborators across Washington University, including in surgery, radiology, neuroscience, and psychology.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Leads the execution of studies associated with the primary project described above.
  2. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  3. Assists in preparation of manuscripts and grants.
  4. Conducts quantitative analyses of behavioral and neuroimaging datasets.
  5. Develops original research ideas under the aegis of funded NRL research.
  6. Provides guidance and mentorship to more junior lab members.
  7. Disseminates NRL research through presentations at conferences, symposia, etc.
  8. Serves as a liaison to other research groups to facilitate collaborations within and beyond Washington University.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g. neuroscience or movement science).
  • Interest in applying the tools of neuroscience to improve patient life and rehabilitation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: research with human participants, movement assessment and instrumentation, neuroimaging (task-based, resting, and/or structural), neuromodulation, data analysis and programming in Matlab or R, and rehabilitation science.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including scientific writing and interpersonal.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of interest, and contact information of three referees to Benjamin Philip, Ph.D., bphilip@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Occupational Therapy - 49191

Job ID: 49191

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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