Causal fMRI and Brain Circuits: Postdoctoral Research at Penn
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress
July 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with an excellent background in fMRI imaging analysis to work on applications of network science methods to uncover patterns linked with individual differences and brain stimulation (TMS) response in datasets at the University of Pennsylvania. The post-doc will have opportunities for training in multi-modal network neuroscience and other methods that will combine MRI with neuromodulation studies, to determine the effects on the brain and behavior in circuits relevant to neuropsychiatric illness. This effort is headed by Dr. Desmond Oathes along with collaborators at Penn.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and three letters of recommendations, as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to: Dr. Desmond Oathes: email@example.com.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
A strong background in fMRI acquisition and analysis relevant to psychology or psychiatry is required as well as willingness to learn TMS methods and to collaborate across labs.
Must be familiar with computer scripting such as Unix, shell, Matlab, R, Python, etc. and relevant imaging statistics. Additional background in data management, parallel computing and statistical model comparisons is a plus.
Internal Number: OathesTMS2018
About University of Pennsylvania, Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress
The Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress (CNDS) is devoted to investigating the mechanisms underlying individual treatment response across depression and anxiety disorders. Examined broadly, we determine how various treatments produce changes in brain activity and connectivity in order to improve treatment outcomes.
A key part of that investigation, led by Dr Oathes, uses targeted transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to optimize target engagement and to investigate downstream effects on resting state connectivity, visualized in the fMRI scanner. Additional TMS studies examine effects on neuropsychological test performance and effects in modulating resting state fMRI network connectivity.