A postdoctoral position is currently available for an NIH funded project investigating glial biomarkers of brain injury from blood, behavior and neuroimaging readouts. The projects involve MRI structural parameters of TBI pathology (swelling, haem, white matter pathology) combined with task-based cognitive analysis. The work will be conducted on a Bruker 7 Tesla in vivo imaging spectrometer. Blood-based biomarkers will proceed in collaboration with another lab (Wanner, UCLA).
A second postdoctoral position is available for a project investigating neuronal and glial network dynamics after concussive brain injury using 2-photon microscopy and functional MRI readouts. The work will be conducted on a new 2-photon microscope within the Brain Injury Center in collaboration with other 2-photon groups at UCLA, as well as on a 7 Tesla MRI spectrometer.
The first position is for a candidate with a PhD in neuroscience, neurobiology, medical physics, electrical engineering or other related scientific discipline, who has prior training and experience with either surgery and behavior, high field MRI systems, signal processing analytics, or 2-photon experience.
The second position is for a candidate who already possess in vivo 2-photon imaging surgical skills and behavioral acquisition skills along with fluency in signal processing analytics using Matlab, Python, and/or R
For both positions, the ideal candidates will possess the ability to perform data and statistical analysis using Matlab, Python, and/or R, and any of the major neuroimaging software specific to the imaging platform. Candidates should have significant research experience that has led to publications in quality peer-reviewed journals, as well as strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
Positions available now in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Salary will be commensurate with the level of training and experience.
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