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Post doc in Neuroimaging and Psychology


Auburn, Alabama, USA

Auburn University

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Contact Gopikrishna Deshpande
Phone: 3348447653
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Posted
03/20/2012

Position: The Auburn University MRI Research Center (AUMRIRC) and Department of Psychology at Auburn University invites applications for a post doc position in neuroimaging and its applications in psychology. AUMRIRC has a Siemens state-of-the-art open-bore 3T human scanner and a 7T actively-shielded, whole-body scanner with tools such as E-Prime and MR-compatible EEG system used in psychological applications of neuroimaging. The candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to assist in the development of a collaborative brain imaging program between AUMRIRC and Department of Psychology.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of the brain imaging program through the following:

1. Liaison with PIs in AUMRIRC, Department of Psychology or anybody across the university, who are interested in using fMRI for investigating neural substrates of human behavior pertinent to their respective research problem, and assist in developing fMRI experimental designs in such collaborative projects. Examples include memory, decision-making, executive function and neuroeconomics

2. Assist in subject recruitment, fMRI stimulus presentation and data acquisition

3. Analyze data using one of the standard software packages such as SPM, AFNI etc

4. Contribute towards new avenues for research at the center. Examples include real time fMRI, hyper-scanning and novel data analysis methodologies

5. Assist in the preparation of grants for obtaining extramural funding

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical engineering, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field is required. Experience with fMRI experimental design, data acquisition and analysis for 3T systems and higher is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: working on 7T systems, proficiency in MATLAB, hyper-scanning, real-time fMRI, functional connectivity and publications in fMRI paradigms involving neuroeconomics, decision-making, memory, executive/affective systems, neurovisceral integration, autism and PTSD. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: The position is available beginning as soon as possible. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should include a cover letter, current resume, a detailed description of prior research experience, and names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in accordance with NIH guidelines. For further information, please contact Dr.Deshpande (email: gopi@auburn.edu)

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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