Postdoctoral Researcher (Brain Networks)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Brain Networks)

The Rubinov lab at Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering ( analyzes and models brain networks across modalities, species and scales. Our research interests broadly include:

1) Integrative statistical models of big neuroscience networks.

2) Evolutionary principles of brain network organization.

3) Information transfer in neural systems.

4) Neuropsychiatric connectivity phenotypes.

We are recruiting a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our lab. The position will be based at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and will be supervised by Dr. Mika Rubinov. There will be opportunities to develop exciting research ideas at the intersection of systems neuroscience, evolutionary neuroscience, network science and data science, and to collaborate with leading investigators at Vanderbilt University and Janelia Research Campus (Howard Hughes Medical Institute).

The successful applicant should be passionate about neuroscience and understanding the brain, have good programming skills, and a strong background in a quantitative discipline, including but not limited to network science, computational neuroscience, computational biology, mathematics, physics, computer science, or electrical engineering. Preference will be given to applicants with a good publication record and with experience in analysis of complex datasets.

The applicant must have completed their PhD by the start of this position. The position will be initially for one year, with possibilities for yearly extensions subject to satisfactory annual reviews. The salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications. Vanderbilt is an elite research university ( located in Nashville, one of the hottest cities in the US today (

Applicants are welcome to email Mika Rubinov for more details and information.

Please submit the following application materials directly to

1) A cover statement of the applicant’s fit for this position.

2) Curriculum Vitae.

3) A list of 2-3 key publications.

4) Contact details for 2-3 referees.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.