A research scientist position is available in the laboratory of William Tyler at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia. The position responsibilities will include conducting non-invasive neuromodulation studies, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in human participants to examine the effects of these modulation modes on cognitive performance. The position responsibilities will also include conducting high-density EEG recordings and fMRI BOLD imaging on human participants undergoing various cognitive tasks. Experience with EEG and fMRI are mandatory. Other aspects of the position include playing a major role in ongoing studies examining the effects of peripherally administered ultrasound on somatosensory brain activity. The research scientists will be expected to not only help in the design of the above studies and preparation of IRB protocols, but will be expected to routinely conduct experiments, compile and analyze data, interpret results, and prepare manuscripts and grant applications based upon their observations. Funding is available for one year and thereafter the research scientist is expected to have secured independent sources of funding.
The successful candidate is expected to have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience and have already completed postdoctoral training in academia or have equivalent experience in industry. A high degree of independence, organization skills, and team mentality are required for the candidate to succeed in this position.
Experience with TMS and tDCS is not necessary, but preferred.