Postdoctoral fellow study Subconcussive Neurodegeneration in the Department of Kinesiolo

Bloomington, Indiana
Up to $55,000 a year
March 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral fellow position to study Subconcussive Neurodegeneration in the Department of Kinesiology— Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

The Clinical Neurotrauma Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Kei Kawata, is seeking an ambitious and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join their team. This is a NIH-R01-funded position for a minimum of two years and is renewable for up to three additional years. The position includes benefits and compensation is congruent with NIH stipend levels. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but applications received by 12 April 2021 will be given full consideration and the search will remain open until suitable candidate is found. The earliest anticipated start date is 1 May 2021.

The focus of the NIH-funded project is to determine the long-term effects of subconcussive head impacts on neural integrity and function in adolescents and to identify the dose and intensity of SHI that induce chronic, progressive neurodegeneration, as assessed by blood/saliva biomarkers, neuro-ophthalmologic function, and neuroimaging.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to lead studies and generate new knowledge that is congruent with the overall goal of the funded project. This includes generating peer-reviewed publications and pursue postdoctoral fellowship grants (e.g., F32, K99) from the NIH and CTSI. Resources are available for travel to scientific meetings and formal training is available with regards to grant writing, research ethics, rigor and reproducibility, and clinical trial management. There will also be opportunities to develop your own independent research interests and to gain expertise in various state-of-art neurologic assessments.

Qualifications: Applications are invited from any relevant discipline including neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, kinesiology, etc. Experience/expertise in neuroimaging (DTI/fMRI) is desired. Candidates must have received a doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution by the start of appointment. Experience with human subject research is required, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Candidates should possess strong scientific writing skills and sufficient programming skills.

Application Procedure: Provide CV, cover letter summarizing research interests and fit for position, writing sample, and a list of three references. Interested candidates should submit applications at:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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