[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Imaging Neurosciences at KFSH&RC Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Christian F. Beckmann beckmann at fmrib.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 27 21:31:09 CEST 2011

Functional MRI Postdoctoral Position – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Biomedical Physics Department

Job Description
The Molecular and Functional Imaging Group, Biomedical Physics Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), is currently recruiting a post-doctoral fellow or research associate interested in functional imaging of autism in infants and toddlers. The individual will have access to a state-of the-art 3T MRI, 32-channel MRI-compatible EEG machines and computing facilities. The fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of Neuroscientists, Neurologists and Radiologists interested in developing imaging research as part of an Autism research consortium in Saudi Arabia, which includes groups working in genetics, diagnosis and treatment of Autism. The successful candidate will be expected to work on other functional imaging projects as well as given the flexibility to explore own ideas and research as time permits.  The position will be co-supervised by Dr. Rami Niazy (KFSH&RC) and Dr. Christian Beckmann (Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Netherlands).

Minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include:
- Completion of doctoral degree in Cognitive neuroscience / psychology, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medical Physics or other relevant field of study.
- Significant prior neuroimaging experience with functional MRI/EEG, strong skills in the usage of one or more of the common functional neuroimaging platforms (FSL, SPM, AFNI), and programming skills using MATLAB and/or C++.
Conditions of Employment
One full-time equivalent (FTE) postdoctoral position is available for a two-year period. Start date is between May-October 2011.  The expected salary is equivalent to 3000 - 4000 euros / month, net (tax free).  In addition, KFSH&RC provides medical coverage for employees and their dependants.  There are 36 annual leave days in addition to 18 government holidays.
For additional information and application please contact Dr. Rami Niazy at rniazy at kfshrc.edu.sa. Please include a statement of research interest, your CV and names of two persons who can provide references.

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