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Postdoctoral positions

The Human Cortical Physiology and Neurorehabilitation Section (HCPS) of the NINDS is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with a strong computational neuroscience background. This position includes exposure to the extensive interactive opportunities within the Section and across the NIH community. Projects presently under way in the HCPS include the investigation of the causal role of neural replay in skill learning, M1 layer-specific contributions to motor memory using 7T MRI and the optimization of training protocols for successful transfer of skill. Overall, the lab is interested in the study of memory consolidation within the context of healthy brain function and during recovery following human stroke. HCPS has a very strong track-record of combining neuroimaging (i.e. – MEG, EEG or VASO layer-fMRI), closed-loop non-invasive brain stimulation (i.e. – TMS or TES) and behavioral neuroscience techniques (including use of online crowdsourcing platforms) to investigate this important area of research. 

Successful applicants will have: 

  1. a strong interest in the investigation of human skill learning and memory, and functional recovery following neurological injury or disease
  2. expertise in multivariate analytical techniques (e.g. – MVPA, HMM, Bayesian, or neural network modeling approaches) applicable to high temporal (e.g. – MEG, EEG) or spatial (e.g. –VASO layer-fMRI at 7T) resolution human brain imaging data (e.g. - MEG, EEG)
  3. previous experience with EEG or MEG
  4. some previous experience with non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g. –TMS or TES) techniques is preferred, but not required

Applicants should provide proof of scientific accomplishment in at least one of these areas. A demonstrated publication track-record (i.e. - at least one first authored peer-reviewed publication) would be important.

The NIH Intramural Research Program is an international, multicultural and stimulating scientific and social environment. The campus is conveniently located in Bethesda, MD, which is a cosmopolitan area adjacent to Washington DC. 

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full package of benefits is available. Additional information on the Human Cortical Physiology and Neurorehabilitation Section is available at:

To apply: Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Leonardo G Cohen, MD, Chief, HCPS at

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Predoctoral training

We do not have funded positions open at this time.  If you have secured your own funding and are interested in predoctoral training in our lab please contact us directly.


Clinical training in Neurorehabilitation

Opportunities for such training are open inside NIH and in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Hospital and Alex Dromerick.


Diversity fellowships