Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brain Stimulation and Electroencephalography at Duke University
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship position in the Brain Stimulation and
Neurophysiology Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center.
This position will be based out of the Human Performance Optimization Lab (OptiLab) and will
contribute to a multidisciplinary research team exploring dose-response functions for transcranial
magnetic stimulation based on multi-scale neural data in human and non-human primates.
We seek applicants with expert knowledge in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and
electroencephalography (EEG), and particularly the concurrent use of both approaches in human
subjects. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated scientific track record with past projects that
cohere with some aspects of the programs described above. Desired skills for this position include
knowledge in several of the following: psychometrics/psychophysics, TMS, EEG, source and electric-
field modeling, fMRI, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience. Individuals with a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, neurobiology, engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply.Responsibilities will include research protocol development, data collection and analysis of behavioral, EEG and TMS data, manuscript and grant preparation, assistance with IRB compliance, and the mentoring and supervision of students and research assistants. This project will provide an opportunity to interact with a diverse team of researchers in the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
This position comes with full benefits through the Duke University School of Medicine, and applicants
will gain on-the-job training and certification. Rank and salary will be determined based on
qualifications and experience. Postdoc pay will be based on current NIH scales
(https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/funding/general/nrsa-fund-guide). Initial appointments are for
one year and renewal is based on the availability of support. Review of candidates will start immediately,
and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available as soon as the search process
is completed. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Durham NC, or the surrounding area.
To apply for the position please send an email to Dr. Greg Appelbaum (greg[at]duke[dot]edu), with a current
CV, a letter of interest with the expected date of availability, and the names and contact information
for at least three references. Informal inquiry is welcome via email and more information can be found