[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position at the Donders Institute Nijmegen

Christian F. Beckmann beckmann at fmrib.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 27 17:20:59 CEST 2011

Postdoc position at the Donders Institute Nijmegen

We seek to hire an excellent postdoc in the Statistical Imaging Neurosciences group of Christian Beckmann at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in collaboration with the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

The role will be the development of  novel computational methods for exploratory data analysis techniques for data fusion and machine learning specifically for the analysis of Neuroimaging data with a specific aim to create advanced practical tools for the integrated modelling across multiple neuroimaging modalities. The group has a strong interest in exploratory data analysis (Independent Component Analysis etc) and applications of ICA for the investigation of functional connectivity, particularly inferred from resting-state functional MRI. We aim for an interdisciplinary research approach integrating cognitive neuroimaging, pharmacology, genetics, and applications in diverse clinical disciplines with well-established international collaborations. 
Completion of doctoral degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Cognitive neuroscience / psychology, Medical Physics or other relevant field of study.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong academic track-record, including publications in international journals. This individual must be proficient in fMRI research and, most optimally have experience with ICA and/or resting-state functional connectivity.
Strong skills in the usage of one or more of the common functional neuroimaging platforms        (FSL, SPM, MVPA, AFNI), and programming skills using MATLAB and/or C++.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (http://www.ru.nl/donders/) offers a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. The centre is equipped with three MRI scanners (7T, 3T, 1.5T) with a second 3T state-of-the-art system arriving soon, a 275-channel MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities. Website: http://www.ru.nl/donders/
Conditions of employment
Employment: 1,0 FTE. Your starting salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition to the monthly gross salary, you will receive two yearly 8% bonuses (holiday and end-of-year).
International applicants may qualify for significant income tax reduction under the 30% Rule.
The position is limited for two years (12 months probation period) with a possible extension.
Please send your application, including a motivation letter, statement of research interest, CV and names with addresses of three persons who can provide references to Christian Beckmann at c.beckmann at donders.ru.nl
Closing date: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Information
Please visit our web page for further details (http://www.ru.nl/donders/research/theme-4-brain/research-groups/statistical-imaging/) or email Christian Beckmann at c.beckmann at donders.ru.nl

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