Post-doctoral fellow in human brain imaging

Employer
Brandeis University, Psychology department
Location
Waltham, Massachusetts
Salary
Commensurate upon experience
Posted
Mar 29, 2021
Closes
Jun 27, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Mid Level

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work in the Neurochemistry and Cognition Laboratory of Dr. Anne Berry at Brandeis University. We are located 20 minutes outside of Boston and offer opportunities to analyze existing data and lead new projects. This post-doctoral fellow will work on NIH-funded projects examining relationships between dopamine/norepinephrine function, fMRI, and cognition in youth and aging. The lab combines MR, PET, and behavioral approaches to examine fundamental relationships among functional network activity, neuromodulator systems, and cognition (memory/executive function).

The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in new combined PET/MR data collection at Massachusetts General Hospital/Martinos Center. Additionally, the post-doctoral fellow will have access to existing MR and PET datasets in older adults that include MR structural and resting state data and PET scans for dopamine/norepinephrine synthesis, tau, and beta-amyloid pathology. Analysis of existing data will test hypotheses about the role of locus coeruleus norepinephrine function and Alzheimer’s disease resistance and resilience in aging.

A PhD in neuroscience, psychology or related field is required. Experience analyzing fMRI data and performing functional network analyses (e.g. graph theory analyses) is required, but previous PET experience is not. Strong statistical and programing skills are required (e. g. SPM, Matlab, Python, R). We are developing complementary eye-tracking/pupillometry and electroencephalography studies, so welcome applications from candidates with experience in these methods. 

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and contact details of three academic referees) to anneberry@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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