Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Department of Psychology/Brain and Mind, Western University, Canada

The post is based in the Music and Neuroscience lab (headed by Jessica Grahn). The lab explores the links between music, rhythm, and movement using neuroscientific methods and various populations (e.g., healthy adults, neurological patient populations, non-human animals). The lab is committed to best practices in Equity and Diversity.

The post-holder will play a key role in neuroimaging and possibly neuropsychological patient investigations of rhythm, timing, and music. A background in cognitive neuroscience or experimental psychology and expertise in fMRI, EEG, TMS/tDCS/tACS, or neuropsychological patient testing is preferred, but not required. Comfort with computer programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, R) would be helpful. No musical background is necessary. The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary team and be able to mentor members of the lab.

For further details on Dr. Grahn’s research, see To learn more about Brain and Mind, please visit In addition to excellent MRI infrastructure, the Institute has TMS, tDCS, tACS, EEG/EMG, motion capture, audiodome, sleep-monitoring facilities, and gait-monitoring facilities.

To apply, please send a detailed CV and cover letter explaining why the lab’s research interests you and how your skills and abilities are suitable to with the subject line “Music & Neuroscience PDF”. The position will initially be for one year with an option to renew for a further one or two years. At the time of appointment candidates will have obtained (or will be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant discipline. Western University limits postdoctoral applicants to no more than 5 years of experience post-PhD (with allowances given for leaves). Salary will be in the region of $45,000 CDN per year. Benefits include Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, a health-care spending account (to cover eye and dental care, prescriptions, etc.), and Western’s mentorship and professional development program for postdoctoral scholars, Competitive Edge.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Grahn if you have any enquiries. The selection process will begin on June 30th, 2024 and continue until the position is filled (late applications therefore may be considered).

The post will begin in 2024 or 2025.

Information is all available at this link: Postdoctoral Position