[Comp-neuro] Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Associate in EEG Signal Processing

Thomas Ferree tom.ferree at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 19:35:02 CEST 2008

*Postdoctoral Research Associate in EEG Signal Processing*

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is seeking
outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research position.  Our group uses
EEG, fMRI, advanced signal processing and data integration to study
neurological diseases.  The position is currently funded as part of a large
project to study the neurological basis of Gulf War Illness.  Some veterans
of the first Gulf War (1990-91) were exposed to neurotoxins, and report
impairments in attention, semantic processing, memory, and other cognitive
functions, as well as motor problems.  The goal of our research is to better
identify and diagnose this multi-symptom illness, and help guide treatment.
A unique aspect of this program is the ability to acquire and analyze
literally dozens of kinds of data in each subject, with precisely defined
subject populations.  As such, this is groundbreaking endeavor in
integrative neuroscience.  The long-term goal of our group is to adapt this
integrative approach to other neurological disorders such as stroke,
traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

The laboratory has: 1) 128-channel EEG system (NeuroScan, Inc.) for
recording in an acoustic booth, 2) 64-channel EEG system (Brain Products,
Inc.) for recording simultaneously with fMRI, 3) 3T MRI scanner (Siemens,
Inc.), and 4)  mock MR scanner for comparative studies, all devoted solely
to our group.  The laboratory also plans to purchase a 256-channel
electrical impedance tomography system (Electrical Geodesics, Inc.).  The
successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Ferree, a
physicist with 13 years experience in human EEG and computational
neuroscience.  The EEG group works closely with experts in MRI, statistics,
psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and epidemiology.

Minimum qualifications include: 1) BS in physics, mathematics, or
equivalent, 2) PhD in physics, mathematics, neuroscience, cognitive science,
or related field, 3) excellent programming skills, especially in Matlab, and
4) fluent written and spoken English.  The ideal candidate will have
expertise in signal processing and statistics, a record of publications in
EEG, and interest in bridging computational and cognitive neuroscience.  Please
send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact information
of three references to tom.ferree at gmail.com.  Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Ideal start
date is late Summer or early Fall 2008.  Strong applicants whose materials
are received by July 15 may arrange to meet with Dr. Ferree at the
Computational Neuroscience Meeting in Portland.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is an

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
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