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Wager Lab PostDoctoral Associate_Placebo Genetics Study

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

Post Doctoral position open in the Wager CANLAB for Placebo Genetics study. Conducting behavioral and functional brain imaging experiments (fMRI) on the impact of psychological and brain processes via Placebo Genetics, to include analyses and publication of resulting study data.

Who We Are

Wager CANLAB (Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab) at the Institute of Cognitive Science within the University of Colorado Boulder investigates the brain pathways that underlie the generation and regulation of pain and emotion. The common thread linking these lines of research is the study of relationships between brain processes, affective responses, and physiology using interventions and outcomes relevant to overall health. Our lab is also engaged in collaborative, translational research incorporating brain systems-level analyses into the study of clinical disorders, including PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, and chronic pain.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Plan and conduct behavioral and functional brain imaging experiments (fMRI), and data pre-processing. 
  • Analyze behavioral, fMRI, and electro-physiological data, presenting results at local meetings and international conferences, as well as preparation and submission of scientific publications.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting salary is $48,432.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with fMRI studies, data collection and analysis. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Degree: The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree. 
  4. You will need to submit contact information for 2 references for this position. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Jean Bowen

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer