A Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sephira Ryman at the Mind Research Network and we are looking for motivated and dedicated researchers looking to better the lives of our patients through scientific discovery.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on projects that use multimodal neuroimaging techniques (e.g. MRI/fMRI, EEG, DWI) to study neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s disease and dementia syndromes) and/or psychotic spectrum disorders. The lab aims to 1) understand how neuronal structure and function is altered in neurological and psychiatric conditions 2) identify meaningful biomarkers to diagnose and track disease progression and 3) develop treatments to improve cognitive function.
Will conduct independent research, remain abreast of developments in the specific field of research and develop novel research methods as needed. Will also work directly with research teams in the Institute as well as with outside collaborators, develop proposals for research funding, present and publish research data, analyze and interpret a variety of data, and perform all other related research duties as required or assigned.
Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. in a directly related field, a minimum of 2 years of related research duties, and a proven record of peer-reviewed publications including demonstrated first-authorship success in applicable research areas. Individuals with interests in the cognitive and behavioral aspects of neurological and psychiatric conditions are encouraged to apply.
Experience with neuroimaging software (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, etc.) or programming with R or Python is preferred. Experience with genetic analyses is preferred. Most of the projects involve analyses of multi-modal data, i.e. studying the relationship between functional/structural MRI images and clinical or neuropsychological variables from individuals with neurological and psychiatric conditions. Basic skills needed for the projects are programming, multivariate association statistics, and scientific manuscript writing.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.
In addition to submitting your on-line resume/CV, a cover letter describing your prior experience conducting neuroimaging analyses or related research is required which should outline why you think this position would be a good fit for your interests and career goals. Please submit your resume/CV and cover letter as one PDF.
Salary is commensurate with experience.