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Research Fellow

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

University of Michigan Health System


Contact Robert Welsh


The University of Michigan, Department of Radiology, currently has an NIH--funded postdoctoral position available in the Basic Radiological Sciences Division. The project is to develop a neuroimaging based biomarker of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrigs disease). The project is bringing together collaborators from the fields of radiology, neurology, and biostatistics. The postdoctoral researcher will be directly involved in the development of advanced analytic and biostatistical methods to develop a biomarker using neuroimaging techniques (resting-state fMRI, diffusion tensor aging, cortical thickness, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy).

Resources utilized in this longitudinal study will include a 3.0T MRI scanner, and analysis platforms based in MATLAB/UNIX/MACOSX. The candidate will be expected to organize and conduct experiments, analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate in national level conferences.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in psychology, neurology, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biostatistics, or related fields. The candidate should have relevant course work and/or a publication record in advanced statistical methods with machine learning or related methods.

The successful applicant must possess excellent English verbal and written communication and presentation skills, work well in a team setting, ability to work independently, and have a professional demeanor appropriate for a clinical setting. The responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will also include interactions with ALS patients.

Desired Qualifications*

Desired qualifications: Experience with neuroimaging (MRI based) data. Experience with SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, UNIX/LINUX/Mac OSX, and programming skills (MATLAB, bash, python, Mathematica, C++).

Contact Information

Interested applications should submit a cover letter (PDF), curriculum vita (PDF), and the names and addresses of three professional references to Robert C. Welsh, Ph.D, via email ( (subject: -ALSPostDoc). Review of applications will begin immediately with an anticipated start date on or after Sept 1, 2014.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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