A postdoctoral position is available to study the neural basis of cognitive development in a collaborative project between the laboratories of Christos Constantinidis at Wake Forest Medical School and Beatriz Luna at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The research seeks to understand the structural and functional brain changes that underlie maturation of working memory and response inhibition abilities in adolescence. The project involves designing and performing behavioral, neurophysiological, and MRI imaging experiments in non-human primates as they develop from the time of puberty to adulthood. The research allows for further collaborative opportunities with laboratories with expertise in animal development, computational neuroscience, and primate genomics. Both junior applicants, having newly completed their PhD, and more senior postdocs will be considered.
A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent is required. We will consider outstanding candidates that have a strong background and interests in the computational analysis of neurophysiological data, MR imaging and/or animal training. Candidates with experience in the MATLAB and/or Python programming environments will be preferred. Application materials including a CV, cover letter, and contact information of 3 mentors who can provide references should be sent to Christos Constantinidis firstname.lastname@example.org
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran candidates are encouraged to apply
Internal Number: 33364
About Wake Forest School of Medicine / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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