A position is available for a full-time, up to two years,
Post-Doctoral Fellow fully funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio
di Modena (Italy) on the project 'The neuroanatomical correlates of
political attitudes and behaviors' at the Department of Neuroscience,
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (tutor: Prof. Paolo Nichelli).
Our team explores the neuroanatomical correlates of complex social
behaviors, using both fMRI and clinical research on patients with
degenerative disorders. The project is an international collaborative
effort including our team and the research group leaded by Jordan
Grafman (Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the NINDS, NIH, Bethesda,
MD, USA). It is aimed to investigate the brain mechanisms that
underlie politics and to create and standardize tests that measure and
evaluate possible political beliefs' changes in neurodegenerative
diseases. The successful candidate will have access to the research
facilities and available equipment in the laboratory including
behavioral/psychophysical testing and 3T fMRI. He/she will be also
requested to collaborate with the research group at the NIH.
The post-holder will be responsible for (1) the design, conduct,
analysis and writing-up of experiments in conjunction with the
Principal Investigators, (2) disseminating the results at
international conferences and (3) participating to the day-to-day
running and scientific activity of the research group (conferences,
seminars, journal clubs).
We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist who will be mainly involved
in the both fMRI and clinical studies. The candidate will be
experienced in autonomous scientific work. He/she will have a good
background in clinical neuropsychology and a strong motivation to
learn functional imaging techniques or, alternatively, previously
acquired experience in functional imaging techniques and a strong
interest in clinical neuropsychology.
Deadline: for application January 29, 2009.
Contact: Prof. Paolo Nichelli ([log in to unmask])
Francesca Benuzzi, PhD
Dip. di Neuroscienze
UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Nuovo Ospedale C. Sant'Agostino e Estense
Via Giardini 1355, 41100 Baggiovara Modena (Italy)
fax (w): +39-059-3961336
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