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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging - Harvard Medical School and Mass General Brigham

Dystonia and Speech Motor Control Laboratory, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with qualifications + generous benefits package.
Closing date
Apr 21, 2023

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The Dystonia and Speech Motor Control Laboratory led by Dr. Kristina Simonyan in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Neurology at Mass General Brigham and Harvard Medical School is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead multimodal neuroimaging projects, which investigate the neural basis of normal and diseased speech control in healthy individuals and patients with neurological voice disorders, including laryngeal dystonia and voice tremor. The common methodologies used will be structural (MRI, DWI) and functional (fMRI, EEG) neuroimaging techniques, genetics, and clinico-behavioral neurotesting.

The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinicians. Responsibilities include participating in all aspects of data acquisition and management; developing, modifying, and executing analytical protocols; preparing publications and scientific presentations; disseminating results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at major national and international meetings, and mentoring junior staff. Opportunities exist for excellent scientific interactions and collaborations with an extensive program of seminars, symposia, and other meetings focused on a large array of topics in neuroscience, clinical research, and neurotechnology. See for further details.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields of biomedical sciences. Expertise in human brain imaging, including but not limited to fMRI, EEG, and DWI, is required. Solid experience with scientific computing should include but not be limited to computational (Python, MATLAB) and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods. The candidate should be able to work effectively independently and collaborate on projects with multiple investigators. Successful candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent academic credentials, including a strong publication record.

The positions are available immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the NIH guidelines.

The applications are considered on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a detailed CV, a statement of research interests, and the names with contact information of at least three professional referees to

The Dystonia and Speech Motor Control Laboratory is committed to the academic growth and success of postdoctoral fellows and is looking for highly motivated applicants to join our multidisciplinary team.


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