[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Fellowship: Multimodal Neuroimaging -MGH/Harvard Medical School

Sheraz Khan sherrykhan78 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 01:14:23 CEST 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Multimodal Neuroimaging -MGH/Harvard Medical School

Job Description
A postdoctoral position is available with the TRANSCEND Research Program (
www.transcendresearch.org) at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in
Charlestown, MA (www.martinos.org) which is affiliated with the
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong basis in magnetic resonance
imaging. Emphasis will be on MRI (DTI, spectroscopy, morphometry, ASL as
well as resting state fMRI), and on co-registering MEG with MRI. This
position will involve analysis of existing multimodal imaging data and
collection of new data.  The emphasis of the postdoctoral fellowship will be
analysis of existing datasets with secondary activity in piloting data for
new studies.  It will involve working closely with a multidisciplinary team
and with children, and will also involve some research oriented analysis of
data collected for clinical purposes.  After initial phase-in, ample
opportunity will also be provided to the candidate to self-explore and lead

Datasets to be analyzed include:
MRI (including DTI and 1H-spectroscopy) and MEG data on 6-12 and teenage
matched autism spectrum and control subjects with phenotyping data
MRI data ( (morphometry, DTI, spectroscopy) plus laboratory and phenotyping
data) on 70 children with autism plus epilepsy and/or mitochondrial
dysfunction, along with one or more overnight EEGs on each patient
data from children ages 2-10 with and without autism.

Overall objectives:
To perform multimodal analyses of research and clinical research data, to
develop new approaches for performing these analyses, and to design
pipelines for data analysis.
To write papers and grants which will be high priorities all along the way
and will be actively supported by senior faculty.
To take advantage of the world class faculty and facilities of the Martinos
Center for Biomedical Imaging to perform the above activities to their
maximal potential.

The program’s emphasis is on pathophysiologically grounded brain research
and application of advanced imaging acquisition and analysis techniques to
neurological and sensory aspects of autism spectrum disorders.

Candidates must have PhD in neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering,
electrical engineering, computer science or other related fields. Prior
experience in MRI analysis is required. Experience with EEG will be an added
advantage. Salary will be consistent with Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School policies for Postdoctoral trainees and will range
between $45,000 to $55,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.
Compensation also includes full staff benefits, including health insurance,
and vacation time.

Interested applicants may send a CV  to Dr. Martha R. Herbert at
mherbert1 at partners.org and cc transcend at partners.org.
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