Title: Imaging, Boston University School of Medicine: Luebke & Killiany Labs, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology
The Luebke lab (Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine) uses state-of-the-art approaches in imaging, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, and computational modeling to explore neural mechanisms underlying executive function in the mammalian prefrontal cortex. We seek highly motivated, detail-oriented postdoctoral research fellows to join our interdisciplinary team related to several exciting, federally funded projects. One project funded by the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) program, shared with Dr. Klaus Wimmer (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, Spain) and Dr. Ronald Killiany (BU School of Medicine), focuses on the computational and neural mechanisms underlying working memory and age-related changes to working memory and other executive function in the rhesus monkey. We seek candidates with an excellent track record using magnetic resonance imaging and image processing techniques to explore scientific questions with high health relevance. The successful candidate will lead analyses of structural MRI (T1 TFE scans), resting state fMRI, and diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) brain scans to assess brain morphometry and connectivity. Data generated from brain scans will be correlated with behavioral, physiological and other anatomical data collected across the adult life span to inform sophisticated computational models. The project includes unique cross-national training opportunities for researchers in Boston and Barcelona alike. The appointment as a Boston University School of Medicine research fellow will be for at least 1 year with the possibility for extension based on performance. Competitive salary based on experience.
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Luebke, firstname.lastname@example.org