Postdoctoral scholar in Resting State Functional MRI for Epilepsy

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Up to $50,760 per year + benefits + travel
May 30 2019
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Postdoctoral scholar in Resting State Functional MRI for Epilepsy

The Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is located in central Phoenix, and is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals and has a standing track record in leading the country in advanced neuroscience research. 

The Functional MRI Laboratory (Principal Investigator:  Varina Boerwinkle, MD) at University of Arizona Medical school is dedicated to studying the brain networks of children with disease using resting state functional MRI in conjunction with multimodal neuroimaging (MRI, task-fMRI, DTI, DSI, MRS, MRA, PET, CT), neuroelectrophysiology (EEG, MEG) and computational models grounded on biophysics and applied mathematics. Approaches in fields of network theory, machine learning, neural networks & deep learning, multivariate statistics, scientific visualization and nonlinear dynamics are applied in the ongoing investigations.  The Principal Investigator and her collaborators have quantified brain disease primarily in children with intractable epilepsy, demonstrating capacity to develop novel solutions, and increased cure rates, contributing directly to patient-tailored approaches in clinical patient care.

The laboratory has a postdoctoral scholar position open for research. This position would be ideal for PhD holders who are interested in using neuroimaging, advanced neuroimaging analysis methodology, and big data science and related approaches to explore interesting problems in the pediatric neurological disorders including epilepsy, cerebral palsy related movement disorders, and disorders of consciousness. The scholar will use advanced techniques for visualization, computational neuroanatomy, longitudinal neuroimage analysis and multivariate models of brain aging to facilitate scientific discovery and to assist the development of next-generation neuroimage analysis. There are a variety of interesting projects available.

Prior experience with resting state functional MRI analysis, an interest in image processing approaches and good writing skills are highly desirable. The successful applicant will be able to work independently with a small amount of supervision and should demonstrate good interpersonal skills as well as an interest in collaborative research.

A PhD or equivalent doctorate in neuroscience, neurobiology, engineering, biophysics, computer science or applied mathematics is required. Applicants with degrees in related fields will also be considered, and individuals with strong quantitative and computational backgrounds are  encouraged to apply. A strong interest in building a good publication record is essential.