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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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The Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital, directed by Dr. Tony Wilson, is revolutionizing human brain research. We have an open postdoctoral fellowship position within the Institutes Dynamic Imaging of Cognition & Neuromodulation (DICoN) Laboratory, led by Dr. Wilson. The position is up to three years in duration. Area of research focus is flexible, but demonstrated expertise in neuroimaging, statistical modeling, and/or cognitive neuroscience is essential. Applicants with previous experience in developmental psychology and/or aging neuroscience will be given preference, but we are primarily seeking the best candidates to join our Institute. Postdoctoral research fellows work under the same general guidelines and receive the same compensation as NIH-funded postdoctoral trainees.

Major research-dedicated tools in the Institute for Human Neuroscience include a new 3T Siemens Prisma MRI system, two next-generation MEG Neo systems, an optically-pumped magnetometry (OPM) system, a mock MRI scanner, high-definition transcranial direct- and alternating-current stimulation (HD-tDCS/tACS) equipment, high-performance computing space, advanced biomechanical equipment, and extensive support staff for neuropsychological testing and participant recruitment. In 2022, the Institute will be the only site in North America to also have a high-density optically-pumped magnetometry (OPM) system.

Successful candidates will have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related field, with an excellent publication record for their career stage. They will join a vibrant and rapidly growing group of cognitive neuroscientists in Omaha using state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and resources, with significant opportunities within the Institute for career development and promotion to faculty.
The Institute for Human Neuroscience is setting the pace for neuroscience research in the region. Having the Institute directly on the historic Boys Town campus means research findings can be used to improve treatments and help change the way America cares for children and families, everywhere.


  • Works closely with the research program coordinator to fulfill the requirements of the research program.

  • Participates in the design, implementation, and completion of individual studies within the research program.

  • Publishes and presents research results and other material relevant to the research program in appropriate forums, including refereed journals and national meetings.

  • Collaborates with other members of the research and clinical staff on research problems of mutual interest that further the general goals of the research program.

  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Apply additional training and experience, to become an independent researcher.

  • Apply knowledge of the relevant literature and research procedures.

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and computer applications appropriate for the field of interest.

  • Communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Work well with other professional personnel and with support staff.

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate research assistants and technicians.

  • Travel as necessary to attend meetings.


  • Must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline and strong research potential, as indicated by completion of a research-oriented training program

    active participation in research leading to publications in refereed journals and/or presentations at national meetings.

  • If employed in the Cognitive Neuroscience department, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of transfer or hire required.

  • If employed in the Cognitive Neuroscience department, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) certification within 30 days of transfer or hire required.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted June 29, 2024
Date Closes July 29, 2024
Requisition REQ-2023-2212
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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