The Boston University (BU) Neurophotonics Center, Devor Lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for projects on the role of neuromodulation in generating "resting state" fluctuations in BOLD-fMRI signal in mice.
We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with outstanding career potential to promote our 14M BRAIN Initiative research project aimed to decipher noninvasive fMRI signals in terms of the underlying large-scale activity of cortical circuits, neuromodulation, and brain states. The project combines advanced optical and fMRI imaging technologies, multiplexed electrophysiological recordings, genetic methods for targeted neuronal activation, and a multi-scale modeling framework, which links microscopic measurements in animal models to macroscopic measurements appropriate for human studies. The overall project brings together an interdisciplinary group of neuroscientists, engineers, physicists and computational scientists across multiple sites including Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The postdoctoral fellow will join the collaborative effort at Boston University lead by Dr. Anna Devor.
The fellow will be involved in acquisition of imaging/recording data in behaving mice and computational data analysis. The fellow will be expected to first-author papers in high-profile journals in the field of neuroscience and neuroimaging. fMRI experiments will be performed on Bruker 7T Biospin MRI scanner. Some of the optical data will be acquired simultaneously with fMRI using custom-engineered MR-compatible microscopy equipment.
We are especially interested in candidates with background in neuroscience/neuroengineering and prior experience with in vivo imaging, and familiarity with programing languages such as MATLAB is required. Experience with image analysis is preferable. The ability in initiating, conducting, evaluating and reporting of research studies is essential. New graduates and experienced researchers with a strong record of publications are welcome to apply.
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