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Post-doc researcher position opening at L.L.ANN

posted Jun 19, 2014, 1:30 PM by Lark Lim   [ updated Aug 13, 2014, 4:32 PM ]

Job Description

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship in NIH-funded functional neuroimaging studies. Our research uses a combination of fMRI, EEG/ERP, psychophysiology, eye-tracking, and behavioral methods to investigate the computational and neural bases of decision-making and self-regulation in smoking behavior.

Minimum Qualifications

Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to cognitive neuroscience, and a strong research background in functional neuroimaging methods including in-depth experience with fMRI data analysis (e.g., AFNI, SPM) and programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python). The individual will conduct postdoctoral-level research in all aspects of research including data collection, analysis, grant writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol submissions, preparing and publishing scientific manuscripts, and other research duties as assigned.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time, 12 month appointment 



Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately; the position will be open until filled.  The starting date is negotiable. 

Application Instructions

To apply, use the electronic submission system at Please include a CV, representative manuscripts, a statement of interest and future goals, and a list of three references. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Please arrange 3 letters of recommendation to be directly sent to Dr. Lim (

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.


Primary mentorship will be provided by Seung-Lark Lim, Ph.D. (PI: with strong collaboration with Delwyn Catley, Ph.D., and Laura Martin, Ph.D. (Co-Is). The mentorship team is committed to providing a nurturing and rewarding educational experience that will facilitate the development of the candidate’s independent research career. The Department of Psychology at UMKC offers a rich setting for collaborative research with the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC: at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.