Open Postdoctoral Research Positions in Neuroimaging Pain Research


Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral research fellows and/or research associates to advance research on cognitive neuroscience and chronic pain using multi-modal brain neuroimaging. While the primary candidates will work on NIH funded positions to support neuroimaging aspects of characterizing chronic pain in older individuals, the candidates will be directly interacting with a large group of interdisciplinary UF researchers involved with multiple studies involving acute and chronic pain including multi-modal MRI acquisition, neuroimaging-based pain biomarkers, and inter-individual differences in pain.


Applicants should have (or anticipate having) a Ph.D. and research background in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology, or related fields. Individuals with backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or similar fields and a strong interest/background in Psychology and human neuroimaging are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be experienced at designing and implementing cognitive neuroscience experiments. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with conducting neuroimaging studies, working with MRI scanners, processing MRI and fMRI datasets, and running neuroimaging data analysis using software packages such as Matlab, SPM, FSL, E-Prime, and AFNI. Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work independently and in groups.

Application Process

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Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  To apply, potential candidates should submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement describing research interests and goals
  • Three references

Address applications or inquiries to:

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida MSPH, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Director, Pain Research & Intervention Center Of Excellence
Phone: (352) 294-5845