Please see below the details for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

Dr. Kraeutner (Neuroplasticity, Imagery, and Motor Behaviour Laboratory) and Dr. Boyd (Brain Behavior Laboratory) seek a joint Postdoctoral Fellow for a project related to characterizing changes in the motor network after stroke.

Expected start date: February 1, 2023 or negotiable

Salary: $50 000 CAD + benefits/year

Term: 2 years

FTE: 100%

Application instructions:

Please send your application to Drs. Kraeutner and Boyd ([email protected] and [email protected]) as a single PDF file. Application materials must include: a) a cover letter; b) your CV; c) a reprint of one or two publications that best represent your expertise; and d) the names and contact information of three academic references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Sarah Kraeutner.

Closing date: Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Description of duties

Drs. Sarah Kraeutner and Lara Boyd invite applications for a 2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of neuroimaging and stroke-related neuroscience. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation related to determining biomarkers of stroke recovery and personalizing brain stimulation after stroke, based at the The Neuroplasticity, Imagery, and Motor Behaviour Laboratory, University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

This work involves structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after non-invasive brain stimulation (continuous theta burst stimulation; cTBS) after stroke. Baseline neurophysiological measures (via non-invasive brain stimulation) will also be used to determine biomarkers of response to cTBS. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible and involved in all aspects of the research, with particular focus on the development and application of the neuroimaging analysis pipelines. The project will provide opportunities to hone expertise in functional neuroimaging analysis, as well as garner expertise in the use of non-invasive brain stimulation protocols applied after stroke, and analysis of neurophysiological data. The successful candidate may also conduct independent research, and is expected to write and lead manuscripts, present at national/international conferences, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

This is a highly collaborative project between the Neuroplasticity, Imagery, and Motor Behaviour Laboratory and Brain Behaviour Laboratory; the successful candidate will have opportunity to visit the Vancouver site (i.e., the Brain Behaviour Laboratory, including the UBC MRI Centre) for training and additional research/collaborations.

Lab and Research Environment

Dr. Sarah Kraeutner leads The Neuroplasticity, Imagery, and Motor Behaviour Laboratory (NIMBL) in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The NIMBL is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is dedicated to research in the areas of motor learning through non-physical forms of practice, with the overarching goal to improve motor learning and relearning.

More information on the lab can be found here: thenimbl.com

Dr. Lara Boyd leads the Brain Behavior Laboratory (BBL) in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. The BBL is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is dedicated to research in the areas of motor learning and stroke-related neuroscience.

More information on the lab can be found here: brain.rehab.med.ubc.ca

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. The University of British Columbia is strongly committed to diversity within the UBC community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. For more information pertaining to employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia please see: https://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/postdocs/ (specific to the Okanagan Campus) and https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/ (UBC general).