Postdoctoral Fellowship - Human Brain Imaging
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Open until filled
Contact Joshua Roffman
The Brain Genomics Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to conduct MRI acquisition and analysis for a new research study of healthy adolescents and adults. We are examining how folate-related genes, dietary folate intake, and exposure to folate during neurodevelopment influences brain vulnerability markers for schizophrenia.
Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will conduct MRI scans that include structural, resting and task-based functional, and diffusion images; oversee data pre-processing and analysis; and help develop and test specific hypotheses concerning folic acid effects on the brain. He or she will also develop an independent project that builds from the rich data set that we will be collecting.
Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or equivalent, and must have strong computational, communication, and organizational skills. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have substantial previous experience in MRI acquisition and analysis. Some knowledge of Matlab, Unix, or FreeSurfer is desirable.
Contact: Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and contact information for 3 references (including thesis advisor, if applicable) to Joshua Roffman MD, MMSc, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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