POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH OF FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY IN PAIN AND FATIGUE
Georgetown University is currently recruiting for a junior postdoctoral fellow to study structural, functional and effective connectivity in Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). We have shown differences in white matter (increased axial diffusivity; Rayhan et al. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58493. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058493.), brain stem atrophy (voxel based morphometry), and brain blood flow during cognitive tasks (BOLD) for GWI versus control subjects. (Rayhan et al. PLoS One. 2013 14;8(6):e63903. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063903.) These and other magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities are anticipated to discover objective outcomes for diagnosis and to define pathophysiological mechanisms. Candidates with a strong background in MRI analysis, brain connectivity, R and MatLab, and a curiosity to use new mathematical concepts in this quest are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time position with the possibility of renewal annually based on performance and availability of funds.
Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field. Individuals with biomedical engineering, informatics, and other backgrounds with outstanding computing skills may also be considered for this interdisciplinary position.
Interested individuals should submit a single pdf file with all of the following to James N. Baraniuk, M.D. (email@example.com):
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Statement of research experience (1 page maximum)
3. Statement of research goals (1 page maximum)
4. Contact information for 3 or more reference persons
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.