Postdoctoral Fellowship: Multimodal Neuroimaging -MGH/Harvard Medical School
A postdoctoral position is available with the TRANSCEND Research Program (www.transcendresearch.org) at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA (www.martinos.org) which is affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT.
We are seeking a candidate with a strong basis in magnetic resonance imaging. Emphasis will be on MRI (DTI, spectroscopy, morphometry, ASL as well as resting state fMRI), and on co-registering MEG with MRI. This position will involve analysis of existing multimodal imaging data and collection of new data. The emphasis of the postdoctoral fellowship will be analysis of existing datasets with secondary activity in piloting data for new studies. It will involve working closely with a multidisciplinary team and with children, and will also involve some research oriented analysis of data collected for clinical purposes. After initial phase-in, ample opportunity will also be provided to the candidate to self-explore and lead research.
Datasets to be analyzed include:
MRI (including DTI and 1H-spectroscopy) and MEG data on 6-12 and teenage matched autism spectrum and control subjects with phenotyping data
MRI data ( (morphometry, DTI, spectroscopy) plus laboratory and phenotyping data) on 70 children with autism plus epilepsy and/or mitochondrial dysfunction, along with one or more overnight EEGs on each patient
data from children ages 2-10 with and without autism.
To perform multimodal analyses of research and clinical research data, to develop new approaches for performing these analyses, and to design pipelines for data analysis.
To write papers and grants which will be high priorities all along the way and will be actively supported by senior faculty.
To take advantage of the world class faculty and facilities of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to perform the above activities to their maximal potential.
The program’s emphasis is on pathophysiologically grounded brain research and application of advanced imaging acquisition and analysis techniques to neurological and sensory aspects of autism spectrum disorders.
Candidates must have PhD in neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or other related fields. Prior experience in MRI analysis is required. Experience with EEG will be an added advantage. Salary will be consistent with Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School policies for Postdoctoral trainees and will range between $45,000 to $55,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. Compensation also includes full staff benefits, including health insurance, and vacation time.
Interested applicants may send a CV and statement of interest addressing background and specific pertinence of the candidate’s interest to Dr. Martha R. Herbert at [log in to unmask] and cc [log in to unmask]