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Requisition # 3563

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Advertising Started on:Monday, June 14th, 2021
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Psychological and Brain Sciences


Salary:$53,760.00 - $53,760.00

Position Details

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

The Kliemann Lab for Social Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Iowa, led by Dr. Dorit Kliemann, is looking to hire one postdoctoral scholar on a fully funded position at the earliest time point, with flexible starting dates available throughout 2021.

The post-doctoral scholar would perform research on the topic Functional Connectivity of the Social Brain, under the direct supervision of Dr. Kliemann. Specific topics will be organized in accordance with the applicant’s interests and expertise, but will be broadly related to the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition. Specific topics include e.g., functional connectivity of the amygdala, atypical functional connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorders, compensation and reorganization in the social brain following brain lesions.

Dr. Kliemann’s lab is situated in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. The lab has space in the newly constructed Psychological and Brain Sciences Building (est. January 2020). It is equipped with behavioral testing suites, an eye-tracking system, as well as with access to the University of Iowa’s cutting-edge imaging facility, which includes research-dedicated human 3T and 7T fMRI scanners. Moreover, Dr. Kliemann’s lab maintains active collaborations with the Autism Center, Center for Disabilities and Development, the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, the Neurosurgical Department, as well as with the Neuropsychology Group in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa. 

More info on Dr. Kliemann’s lab can be found at

The position is funded for one year initially, with further funding available contingent on satisfactory performance.

The wider University of Iowa provides an active research environment in human cognitive neuroscience, with over a dozen research groups spanning both the University of Iowa’s Department of Psychological and Brain Science as well as the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Education Requirement:

  • PhD or MD/PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Existing track record of peer-reviewed scientific journal publications in the domain of (social) cognitive neuroscience.

  • Expert knowledge of a scientific programming language (preferably MATLAB and/or Python).

  • Experienced in analyzing and interpreting data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Able to work and learn independently and motivated to contribute to the wider research mission of the lab.

  • Well-organized and able to coordinate an interact with a team of other post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, research assistants, undergraduates, and intra- and extramural collaborators.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  2

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Contact Information

Contact:Vance Morris -
Clas-Clas Administration
Van Allen Hall
30 North Dubuque Street
212 VAN
Iowa City, IA 52242
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