PostDoc in concurrent EEG/fMRI functional/anatomical connectivity of attention control

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Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
commensurate with experience and NIH postdoc rates
Posted
Nov 08, 2020
Closes
Dec 08, 2020
Research Area
Cognition
Position Type
Full Time

We would like to announce a concurrent EEG-fMRI, post-doctoral researcher opening at Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at University of California Los Angeles, with focus on functional and anatomical connectivity of attention control. The position is part of a broader multimodal neuroimaging project on attention and working memory deficits in ADHD conducted at UCLA’s world-class Staglin One Mind Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

 

Duties & Responsibilities
    •    Perform MRI analyses of activity & functional connectivity in task-related and resting state data, as well as of structural connectivity in DTI data
    •    Independently acquire concurrent EEG-fMRI data
    •    Develop manuscripts and presentations for the dissemination of research

Qualifications
    •    Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical/electrical engineering or a related field
    •    Strong analytical skillset and proficiency with one or more major neuroimaging software tools (FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, AFNI etc.). Comfort with Matlab, R, Python or other programming languages is a plus.
    •    Familiarity with Unix/Linux environment and comfort working in diverse computing environments including high-performance computing clusters

Excellent communication skills, initiative, problem solving, and attention to detail are imperative. The position offers a vibrant working environment, as well as ample opportunity to participate in collaborative and independent research.

For inquiries please contact Agatha Lenartowicz (alenarto at g dot ucla dot edu).

 

 

 

 

 

A world-class university, UCLA consistently ranks in the top in terms of academics, research and medical services (http://www.ucla.edu/about/rankings). The Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior, including the genetic, biological, behavioral and sociocultural underpinnings of normal behavior, and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders. It includes the Translational Research Center for Neuropsychiatry, purpose-built for phenotypic and application of quantitative methodologies (diagnostic assessment, EEG, sleep, medical procedures) as well as the Staglin One Mind Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which houses a 3T Prisma Fit scanner, as well as 128 and 256 channel high density MR-compatible EEG systems. The Hoffman2 is UCLA’s high-performance computing cluster and includes 1200+ 64-bit computing nodes and >20,000 computing cores, with an aggregate of >50TB memory.

 

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