Postdoctoral Position: Examining differences in neural profiles in males & females with EEG+fMRI – University of Ottawa

The Lab

Clinical EEG & Cognitive Research Laboratory, Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada).

Our laboratory uses clinical electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging techniques (e.g. functional magnetic resonance imaging), coupled with various clinical and cognitive assessment tools, to better understand mental illness. We also assess the effects of various interventions (e.g. exercise, stimulation therapies, drugs) on neural, clinical and cognitive features. Importantly, we attempt to characterize neural profiles that may be predictive of treatment response. Much of our laboratory’s work has focused on depression. However, we also examine brain features in individuals with schizophrenia, ADHD, dysfunctional anger as well as non-psychiatric populations.

The Position

The postdoctoral fellow will be tasked to conduct an NSERC-funded research study examining gender differences in neural profiles between males/females using simultaneous EEG+fMRI. Neural features will be examined in relation to biological measures (estrogen, testosterone and cortisol).

The selected postdoctoral fellow will also have an opportunity to assist in the acquisition/data analyses on one of two projects in clinical samples (depressed, schizophrenia). Within this role, he/she will be expected to assist Dr. Jaworska in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, in manuscript preparation and in grant writing.

Academic qualifications and requirements

  • PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical science or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in human research and/or cognitive or computational neuroscience.

Required: Neuroimaging analyses (preferred: SPM, CONN) or EEG analyses. Some computational neuroscience experience preferred.
Optimal: Experience in simultaneous EEG+fMRI acquisition & analyses.

Timeline and application process

Application deadline: open until the position is filled
Fellowship start date: Late fall 2019

Submission process: Documents should be emailed to Dr. Natalia Jaworska (

Application checklist:

  1. A one (1) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  2. Current academic CV demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain.
  3. Contact information for two references from academic supervisors /current employers.


The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a stipend valued at a starting salary of $40,000 per year, commensurate on experience and availability of funds. Duration: 1 year (extension will be contingent upon both funds availability and performance).
Contact information Documents and/or questions should be emailed to Dr. Natalia Jaworska (