Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging for Acquired Brain Injury

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 10 Oct 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging for Acquired Brain Injury
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202201214AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,760-$55,373
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date 01/17/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/17/2024
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/10/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Occupational Therapy is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Occupational Therapy is ranked 7th in the nation and is focused on a three-part mission of graduate teaching, research and scholarly work and outreach/engagement/service. We are committed to our goal of producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that are focused on helping people improve occupational performance and participation, thereby improving their health and quality of life throughout the lifespan.
The Department has 150 doctoral students (OTD) or masters OT students (transitioning to the OTD), ~12 Ph.D. students, and ~20 faculty and staff members. Faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy have a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and advising and conduct innovative research with an emphasis on translational, and clinical work to improve occupational outcomes and disability. The Department of Occupational Therapy has a strong focus on community engagement and the development of occupational therapists.
Position Summary
Researchers in the Department of Occupational Therapy at CSU are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow in with skills in neuroimaging. fMRI and fNIRS technology will be used in this study. A background in occupational therapy and/or rehabilitation sciences will be helpful. This post-doctoral fellow will support a randomized clinical trial of yoga vs. a control group for people with brain injury. Brain imaging will be completed before and after the intervention. The trials take place at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as with community partners throughout Colorado. The postdoctoral fellow’s position will involve, but is not limited to: conducting neuroimaging data collection via fMRI and fNIRS technology, conducting a randomized controlled trial, a yoga intervention, administering assessments to adults with brain injury, data analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of results (via conference abstracts and manuscripts). Responsibilities also include overseeing undergraduate and graduate research assistants and working closely with research coordinators in the recruitment of study participants and data collection. Opportunities for this position include: (i) training in a funded randomized controlled trial for adults with brain injury; (ii) mentorship from expert multi-disciplinary collaborators in the fields of occupational therapy, yoga, and brain imaging at CSU ; (iii) opportunities to be involved in community and healthcare research; (iv) encouragement and mentorship in development of an independent research program, including support for grant-writing (e.g., NIH F32); and (v) clinical contact with individuals with acquired brain injury (i.e. stroke, traumatic brain injury).
Required Job Qualifications
  • PhD in Occupational Therapy, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field.
  • Interest/Background in Clinical Populations.
  • Publication Record.
  • Experience with SPSS or comparable statistical program.

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Neuroimaging Experience (e.g. EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS).
  • Computer Programming Experience (e.g. Matlab, FSL, etc.).
  • Intervention Study Experience.
  • Grant Writing Experience – Submissions and/or Funded Proposals.

Diversity Statement
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.


Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Research Fellow
Duty/Responsibility
  • Neuroimaging data collection.
  • Neuroimaging data analysis and interpretation.

Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Grant and Manuscript Writing
Duty/Responsibility
  • Draft and edit manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist with grant writing. 

Percentage Of Time 40

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit a cover letter (no more than two pages single spaced) addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications directly to this posting, along with a CV, PhD Transcript, 1-3 Example Publication(s), and 3 named references (one reference must be from the applicant’s PhD mentor). Emailed applications will not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Jaclyn Stephens
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