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Postdoc position at the Brain and Mind Institute, Western University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow opening at The Brain and Mind Institute at
Western University, Canada.
The post is based in the Neuroscience and Music lab (headed by Dr.
Jessica Grahn), which explores the links between music, rhythm, and
movement using neuroscientific methods. Why do we move to music? How are
rhythmic sequences processed in human and animal brains? Can rhythm have
therapeutic benefits for patients with movement disorders?
The post-holder will play a key role in neuroimaging investigations of
musical rhythm perception, involving fMRI (at 3T and 7T) and testing of
patients with motor disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease). A background
in cognitive neuroscience or experimental psychology and expertise in
fMRI or patient testing is preferred. No musical background is
necessary. The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of an
interdisciplinary team and be able to mentor members of the lab.
For further details on Dr. Grahn’s research, see www.jessicagrahn.com.
To learn more about The Brain and Mind Institute, please visit
http://www.uwo.ca/its/brain/. In addition to MRI infrastructure, the
Institute has TMS, EEG/EMG, motion capture, and gait-monitoring facilities.
To apply, please send a detailed CV and cover letter explaining why Dr.
Grahn’s research interests you and how your skills and abilities are
suitable to Dr. Grahn (jgrahn@xxxxxx) with the subject line “Music &
The position will initially be for up to two years and at the time of
appointment candidates will have obtained (or will be about to obtain) a
PhD in a relevant discipline. Salary will be in the region of $40,000
per year. Please feel free to contact Dr. Grahn if you have any
enquiries. The selection process will begin on August 1st, 2012, and the
post will begin in Autumn 2012 at the earliest.
Dr Jessica Grahn
Brain and Mind Institute
Department of Psychology
Room 229, Natural Sciences Building
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7