The University of Michigan, Department of Radiology, currently has an NIH-funded two year postdoctoral position available in the Basic Radiological Sciences Division. We will be using motor imagery to longitudinally follow changes in motor planning and motor execution neural substrates and to explore these neural substrates in the larger context of brain-computer/brain-machine interface development. The project is bringing together collaborators from the fields of radiology, kinesiology, neurology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The postdoctoral researcher will study brain plasticity, neural reorganization and compensatory mechanisms in this progressive neurodegenerative disease using neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, DTI, VBM).
Resources utilized in this longitudinal study will include a 3.0T MRI scanner, experimental presentation software (e-Prime), 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. Interested applications should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three references to Robert C. Welsh, Ph.D, via email (rcwelsh @ med . umich . edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.
Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neurology, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biostatistics, or related fields. The successful applicant must possess excellent English verbal and written communication 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 include interactions with ALS patients. Desired qualifications: Experience with SPM or FSL, UNIX/LINUX/Mac OSX, and programming skills (MATLAB, bash, Mathematica, C++).
Questions with respect to this position may be emailed directly to Dr. Welsh.
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Robert C. Welsh, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry
University of Michigan
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