The Department of Anesthesiology, University of California at Los Angeles would like to invite applications for one year Postdoctoral Fellow position starting from January 1, 2014 (or as soon as possible), with possibility for two more years extension, based on satisfactory performance. Project details Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become non-invasive procedure to examine task-specific brain activity and to quantify functional connectivity at resting stage. The primary goal of this project is to develop, optimize existing tools in the lab, and apply them to model whole-brain functional connectivity based on resting stage fMRI data and examine brain fMRI signal responses to autonomic and other challenges using data collected from patients with heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea. Qualifications A PhD in mathematics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or related field with background and research experience in functional MRI-related research in humans, especially in functional MRI data processing and MATLAB-based programming, reflected in data based publications, is required. Experience in MRI data acquisition is also desirable. Excellent communication skills in English (both verbal and written) are essential. Environment Our lab is part of the neuroscience research community at UCLA, the largest neuroscience community in the nation, which hosts a large number of neuroscientists (>500), who provide resources for neuroanatomic, neuropathologic, neurophysiologic, neuropsychologic, and analytic investigations. Our laboratory is immediately adjacent to the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, which provides a significant resource in neuroimaging faculty (>28 faculty, both basic and clinical), software, and analytic support, and there are ample opportunities to interact with those scientists. Our lab uses a 3.0-Tesla (Siemens, Tim-Trio) MRI scanner, located in the Department of Radiology Research laboratory, a unit devoted to research studies with on-site Ph.D.-level Siemens engineers. Appointment Terms and Salary The initial appointment would be for one year, with possibility for two more years extension, based on satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits would be based on UCLA post-doctoral standards, which are based upon research experience and qualifications for the position. Application Procedure and Deadline UCLA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer (http://www.mednet.ucla.edu/), and all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To be considered for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to: Rajesh Kumar, PhD Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> -- Rajesh Kumar, PhD Assistant Professor In-Residence Departments of Anesthesiology and Radiological Sciences David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763, USA Tel: 310-206-1679, 6133 Fax: 310-825-2236 Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ________________________________ IMPORTANT WARNING: This email (and any attachments) is only intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. You, the recipient, are obligated to maintain it in a safe, secure and confidential manner. Unauthorized redisclosure or failure to maintain confidentiality may subject you to federal and state penalties. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify us by return email, and delete this message from your computer.