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.

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.

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 (, 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
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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
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