Postdoc positions in multimodal imaging (PET/MRI) at UCLA

Postdoctoral positions available at UCLA

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging (LMN) at theSemel Institute for
Neuroscience and Human Behavior
at UCLA is accepting applications for
qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows to conduct mentored research
in human neuroimaging of addiction, self-control, decision making.

LMN has a vibrant research program focusing on stimulant, nicotine, and
cannabis use disorders, applying multimodal neuroimaging using
molecular (PET), functional (BOLD fMRI, perfusion MRI), and structural
measures (sMRI, DTI). Postdoctoral fellows, based in LMN, will have the
opportunity to interact with a well-established group of investigators
within the laboratory and the rich neuroscience community across the UCLA
campus. LMN is especially interested in trainees with experience in brain
imaging (MRI or PET).

Two positions are currently available specifically for scientists to
investigate effects of exercise training on brain chemistry (i.e.,
dopamine receptor availability measured via PET), brain function (task-
and resting-state BOLD fMRI), and treatment outcomes for patients in an
inpatient program.


  • Technical experience in brain imaging (MRI or PET) data
    acquisition and analysis. Experience in both univariate and multivariate
    statistical approaches is preferred and in diverse neuroimaging software
    environments (e.g., FSL, SPM, Freesurfer, nilearn, NiPype). Proficiency
    in programming (i.e., Matlab, Python, Unix/Linux shell, and/or
    other languages) strongly preferred.

  • Doctoral degree (MD or PhD in cognitive or affective neuroscience,
    cognitive science, experimental psychology, or related discipline)

Salary will be commensurate with training level. UCLA is an
equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Earliest start date is August 1st, 2018.

Applications must include the following items in order to be considered:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Names and contact info for three references

Interested applicants should email Dr. Edythe London ( and/or Dr. Dara Ghahremani (