The Division of Movement Disorders (Director: Tanya Simuni, MD) in the
Department of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
University, has an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral
position to study “High resolution diffusion tensor MRI imaging as a
biomarker of Parkinson Disease diagnosis and disease progression.”
The project is funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for a period of
2 years. The aim is to characterize changes in diffusion weighted and
structural MR data in patients with Parkinson’s disease and normal
The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary group of
neurologists, physicists, neuroradiologists and neurophysiologists
with experience in functional and structural imaging of patients with
movement disorders. The clinic is staffed by 4 movement disorders
neurologists. The imaging infrastructure includes two 3T Siemens Tim
The applicant should have an MD or PhD in neuroscience, medicine,
physics, psychology or a related field, and excellent communication
skills. Experience with analysis of structural and diffusion MR images
including for example software packages such as SPM5/8, FSL,
MRIStudio, VBM, etc.), Linux, and basic programming skills (Matlab,
Linux Shell) is desirable.
Salary is based on the NIH scale. The position is available immediately.
Please send a CV, cover letter describing your interests and contact
information for 3 references to:
Darren R. Gitelman, MD
710 N Lake Shore Dr.
Abbot 11th floor,
Chicago, IL 60611
email: [log in to unmask]
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.