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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 & Neuroscience PDF”. 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
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7