Current Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric MSK Pain Neuroimaging



The Centre for Multimodal Sensorimotor and Pain Research (University of Toronto) and the iOUCH lab (SickKids) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric pain evaluation and neuroimaging to join our group. The project encompasses psychophysical testing, psychological assessments and experimental studies. Methods involve questionnaire, biomarker, psychophysiological, and brain imaging data. The appointment is for two years. We are seeking a highly motivated investigator who will be devoted to our pain neuroimaging program, with a particular focus on pediatric populations. The successful candidate should have ample experience in performing fMRI experiments and analyzing functional as well morphological data. Roles include experimental design, study visit implementation, data analysis pipeline development and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.


Description of duties: 

The selected candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, including experimental design, study visit implementation, patient recruitment, data collection (including questionnaire, biomarker, psychophysics, and brain imaging), data curation, data preprocessing and analysis pipeline implementation and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.

Salary: 55,000-60,000 CAD per year, commensurate to experience

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail. 


Required qualifications:

1) An advanced degree (PhD, MD, or related);

2) Experience with vulnerable populations and/or pediatric cohorts;

3) Experience coding in various languages (C++, BASH, etc);

4) Experience with neuroimaging acquisition (clinical and/or healthy individuals);

5) Extensive experience with neuroimaging analysis software (FSL, SPM, AFNI, etc)

6) Prior publication in neuroimaging (minimum in press);

7) Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Application instructions: 

Interested applicants should send the following information to Dr. Massieh Moayedi (

1) Cover letter describing research interests and experience; 

2) Updated CV; 

3) Three letters of reference; 

4) Two representative publications by the closing dates.

***Informal enquiries are encouraged.***

Closing date: May 20, 2021


Supervisor: Dr. Massieh Moayedi

Expected start date: Negotiable -- Ideally August 2021

Term: 2-year term, renewable

FTE: 100%         


The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. 


Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.


This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.