Postdoctoral Fellow

Hospital Toronto Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care

Postdoctoral Fellow

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The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest has an opportunity for a





Full Time Two Years

70 Hours Bi-Weekly – Non-Union



The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier international centre for the study of human brain function. The primary research focus is on memory and the executive functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions that affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. This fellowship is supervised by Dr. Donna Rose Addis and will involve collaboration with other scientists and trainees at the Rotman Research Institute and/or international collaborators. The postdoctoral fellow will work on questions related to the cognitive neuroscience of autobiographical memory and future imagination in healthy young and older adults as well as individuals with depression and/or dementia. The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct behavioural and functional neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, TMS) studies to determine how factors such as age, depression, culture and whole brain network dynamics influence memory and imagination.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation;
  • Conducting functional neuroimaging and/or brain stimulation studies using fMRI, MEG and/or TMS;
  • Behavioural research using interviewing and/or neuropsychological/cognitive testing methods;
  • Data analysis using advanced statistical tools (e.g., multivariate and network-based approaches);
  • Dissemination of findings at scientific conferences and community outreach events.


 Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • D., M.D. or equivalent degree with an emphasis on psychology/cognitive neuroscience;
  • Previous research experience with behavioural/cognitive testing of participants/patients and using neuroimaging (MRI/MEG) and/or brain stimulation (TMS) techniques;
  • Strong computer/programming and statistical skills (including familiarity with Linux, MATLAB and major neuroimaging software packages; experience with advanced statistical tools);
  • A promising publication record


Internal applicants: It is preferred that you submit your application online via our intranet.  Please ensure that your updated resume is submitted with your application.  Failure to submit your resume, may affect your candidacy for this position.

External applicants: Please submit your application online by clicking the Apply button below. 

Internal Expiry Date: January 4, 2019

Posting # 18-0685










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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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