The Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College announces a Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical  Neuroimaging focusing on both clinical applications and primary cognitive neuroscience investigations. The emphasis in our neuroimaging program is on cognitive and behavioral reorganization/plasticity following brain surgery for epilepsy, tumors, and other neurological conditions. Presurgical brain mapping studies are undertaken (MRI volumetrics, fMRI, resting state, DTI, WADA, electrocortical stimulation, neuropsychological assessment) as well as post-surgical neuroimaging studies investigating clinical, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes. Pre-surgical brain mapping studies will be conducted on a regular basis and utilized in image-guided surgery. Funded (e.g., NIH) and planned cognitive neuroscience studies in cognitive reorganization and plasticity will be emphasized, but other projects in attention, motor, memory, and language will be conducted. Thomas Jefferson University provides a rich interdisciplinary environment with grand rounds, seminars, case conferences, and opportunities to collaborate with faculty across departments such as neurosurgery. Successful applicant will have a strong background in image processing (e.g., SPM) with a strong interest in clinical neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience. Applicants must have a PHD or MD in neurology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, biophysics or related field. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter stating experience and interests, then three letters of recommendation and transcripts. Anticipated start date is July, 1 2012. 

Contact: Joseph I. Tracy, Ph.D., ABPP(CN). Director, Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson Univ./Jefferson Medical Coll., Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, 900 Walnut Street, Suite #206, Phila.,PA 19107, phone:#215-955-4661, e-mail: [log in to unmask]

 Thomas Jefferson University is a nondiscriminatory/affirmative actual employer.  Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged.