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Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow- Department of Neurology Neuroimaging in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University

The Department of Neurology and the Brain, Stress, Hypertension, and Aging program (B-SHARP) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with a team of physicians and neuroscientists focused on neuroimaging. The position provides excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with MR physicists and neuroscientists. Accesses are available to two dedicated research MR 3T Siemens Tim-Trio scanners and a powerful computer-cluster. Close collaboration with the Emory University Hospital, which houses a clinical 3T Siemens Tim-Trio and five 1.5T MR scanners, allows easy translation of technical developments to clinical settings.

The qualifications of a successful candidate should include

  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or other related neuroscientific fields.

  • Strong background in signal processing, image processing and quantitative analysis. Excellent proficiency with Matlab and/or C/C++ programming language.

  • Demonstrated independent research capabilities and good organizational and inter-personal skills.

  • Previous experiences with medical image processing including free-surfer, FSL and SPM are required . This position will focus on BOLD and CVR analyses.

The candidate is expected to work semi-independent with supervision and training on performing image processing using existing tools and development of new methodologies. Potential research projects include but are not limited to: (1) analyzing CO2-vasoreactivity images; (2) analysis of resting state images and Flair-based White matter hyperintensities; (3) quantification and analysis methods for arterial spin labeling, dynamic susceptibility contrast imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. Plans to obtain independent funding is highly desirable after initial period.

This position is funded by NIH grants and will follow NIH guidelines for compensations.

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Job Number 21114

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Neurology: Cog Neurobehav

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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