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Requisition # 2806

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Psychological and Brain Sciences


Salary:$47,484.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

The Cognitive Neurology Laboratory at the University of Iowa, directed by Dr. Jan R. Wessel, Ph.D., is looking for a post-doctoral researcher effective immediately. The lab studies cognitive control in humans, and is especially interested in the processing of errors / unexpected events and their effects on behavior and cognition.

The lab uses all methods of human cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on intra- and extracranial electrophysiology (EEG, ECoG, and LFP recordings), as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. The lab is equipped with two TMS/fMRI compatible EEG systems, an rTMS system, and a dual-pulse TMS system for motor system probes (SICI, LICI, MEP). Furthermore, the we collaborate with the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Iowa on intrasurgical recordings, and have scanning time in the on-site 3T/7T human fMRI facility.


More information on the lab can be found at


The position is funded for two years, with a potential for renewal after that period. The post-doctoral scholar is expected to perform research related to the lab’s broad mission, and to establish their own research projects within that framework.

Please arrange for three letters of references to be sent to or



Education Requirement:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline, as well as an established publication record in the field of cognitive control and / or human cognitive neuroscience.

Required Qualifications:

Proficiency with MATLAB and at least one human imaging method (EEG, fMRI, TMS) is a prerequisite for the position.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Letters of Interest

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Contact Information

Contact:Christine L Stevens -
Clas-Clas Administration
210 VAN
Phone: 319-335-1690
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