Posted - Feb 21 2014 : 9:32:16 PM
| Memory Disorders Research Center and Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders
The Boston University Memory Disorders Research Center and the Translational
Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders are seeking an advanced postdoctoral fellow with expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with neuropsychologists and neuroscientists on a clinical research program aimed at elucidating the neural and cognitive sequelae of posttraumatic stress disorder and blast-induced traumatic brain injury in returning Veterans, as well as cognitive and neural change subsequent to exercise training. The candidate will receive advanced training in multi-modal imaging (fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, volumetric and surface-based analyses, ASL) and the use of cognitive and MRI outcome measures subsequent to
exercise intervention in Veterans with mTBI and PTSD. Dr. Scott Hayes will be the primary mentor, and the fellow will also collaborate with an interdisciplinary team including Drs. Mieke Verfaellie, David Salat, Daniel Forman, and Jasmeet Pannu Hayes.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field, and substantial experience in MRI data acquisition and analysis. Candidate should have expertise working with MRI analysis software such as AFNI, FSL, SPM, or FreeSurfer, as well as familiarity with unix and Matlab. Experience interpreting neuropsychological and/or exercise physiology data and previous work with clinical populations are also desirable.
The postdoctoral fellow will interact with several research groups at VA Boston studying TBI and PTSD in returning veterans. The candidate should have a keen interest in developing an independent research career.
The starting date is flexible. A minimum two-year commitment is required. Salary for highly qualified candidates may be up to $52,000.
U.S. citizenship is required for consideration. Potential applicants are encouraged to immediately email a letter describing research interests and experience and CV and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to Dr. Scott Hayes at
Lab website: www.bu.edu/brainlab
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Michele T. Diaz, Ph.D.
Brain Imaging and Analysis Center