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Assistant Research Professor - Biomedical Engineering

The Center for Neurotechnology in Mental Health Research at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) invites applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant Research Professor (non-tenure track). This position will play a key role in applying neural engineering technology (e.g., fMRI) to translational research in mental health at PSU.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Physics or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in fMRI methods and applications. The successful applicant needs to have excellent interpersonal communication skill and must be able to work with multiple labs across colleges on a wide array of research areas in mental health.

The position will be in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department and affiliated with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( The Penn State BME Department and Huck Institutes provide a rich environment in which faculty, postdocs and graduate/undergraduate students regularly interact and conduct collaborative studies. Affiliated faculty, staff and students have access to the Institutes’ state-of-the-art core facilities.

Interested candidates should apply online and submit a single PDF file including: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and addresses of three references. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

For additional information please contact Dr. Nanyin Zhang at

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