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Department of Defense funded Cognitive Neuroscience Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dallas, Texas, USA

The University of Texas at Dallas


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Krawczyk Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory The University of Texas at Dallas Center for BrainHealth® Duration: 2 Years (option to renew for additional years) Application Deadline: March 1st

Date Begin: approximately Spring 2013

Salary: Depends on experience in accordance with NIH Guidelines

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Daniel C. Krawczyk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences & Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Overview: The focus of our research is studying functional neuroplasticity in response to cognitive training in individuals who have sustained a brain injury. As part of a large Department of Defense-funded study, we are combining cognitive measures, neuropsychological measures, structural MRI, and functional MRI to track cognitive improvement in response to rehabilitative training. The position provides a unique opportunity to explore a rich dataset that will total 100 individuals with either mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) tested across multiple time points before and after cognitive training, as well as three months following completion of the training to evaluate longer term outcomes. Data collected at each time point include: task-based fMRI, resting state fMRI, DTI, ASL, neuropsychological measures, cognitive measures, and demographic variables. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative cognitive neuroscience environment. The Krawczyk Laboratory is located at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas and is adjacent to the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus in Dallas, TX. We utilize state-of the art imaging resources at the Advanced Imaging Research Center at UT Southwestern and additional lab space at the department of Psychiatry.

Training plan for the position: The training program is designed as a 2-3 year experience that includes interdisciplinary team meetings, lab presentations, attendance at talks and medical Grand Rounds, journal article discussions, and training in cognitive and neuroimaging research. The successful applicant should have research experience relevant to analyzing MRI-based datasets (task-based fMRI, rest state connectivity, DTI, ASL). A major goal will be integrating data from these techniques and with behavioral measures to better understand frontal lobe neuroplasticity in response to training. Expertise in Matlab programming, Linux computing, and familiarity with neuroimaging software tools is desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive. An earlier start time is possible.

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