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Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR)

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Contact Dr. Justin Feinstein
Posted
01/17/2014

Postdoctoral Research Scholar using multimodal functional neuroimaging in the development of a novel treatment for anxiety

Position: A new research project at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) is aimed at developing a novel treatment for anxiety based on interoception. As part of this project, we are looking for an innovative postdoctoral candidate with a strong computational background who will play a critical role in the development and application of advanced functional neuroimaging methods including real-time fMRI with neurofeedback, simultaneous fMRI & EEG, functional connectivity, volumetric MRI, and psychophysiology. The position offers excellent training opportunities in a dynamic, interactive, and multidisciplinary environment. Mentorship will be provided by a diverse team of researchers that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and physicists.

Institute: Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA), LIBR is a privately funded non-profit clinical neuroscience research institute with the mission of reducing the suffering of psychiatric patients by leveraging leading talent and technology to discover novel therapies. The institute is attached to a major psychiatric hospital (Laureate Psychiatric Clinic & Hospital) and the candidate should be prepared to test and interact with a number of different clinical populations including patients with anxiety, depression, addiction, anorexia, and rare forms of brain damage. The institute houses a state-of-the-art neuroimaging environment devoted only to research. The equipment consists of two 3-Tesla MRI scanners (GE Discover MR750) equipped with a custom-developed real-time fMRI system, a wide selection of receive-only coil arrays for imaging the human brain and spinal cord, as well as the latest high-density 128-channel Brain Products MRI-compatible EEG system.

Qualifications/Requirements: Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. A successful applicant will be expected to help develop research protocols, conduct fMRI experiments, analyze large datasets with potentially hundreds of subjects, write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present findings at scientific meetings. Applicants should have a solid foundation in fMRI data analyses, statistics, and computer programming, in addition to familiarity with Matlab, UNIX/Linux environments, and stimulus presentation software.

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position that has received up to 5 years worth of funding. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full benefits package is available. International students are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates should email a CV, a brief statement of long-term career goals and contact information for 3 references to jfeinstein@laureateinstitute.org

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