[Comp-neuro] 2 Postdoc Position in Network Neuroscience in the Frohlich Lab at UNC - Chapel Hill

Frohlich, Flavio flavio_frohlich at med.unc.edu
Wed Jan 22 03:30:22 CET 2014


We are seeking to immediately fill two postdoctoral positions:

(1) Postdoctoral Position at UNC-Chapel Hill in Ferret Electrophysiology and Imaging
We are seeking to fill one postdoctoral position as part of an exciting collaboration between the laboratories of Dr. Flavio Frohlich (electrophysiology and network dynamics) and Dr. John Gilmore (imaging of the developing brain). The successful applicant will study the interplay between network dynamics and network structure in the ferret development model. Ultimate goal is to establish novel network biomarkers for physiological and pathological development trajectories as a basis of early intervention with non-invasive brain stimulation. The Frohlich Lab (www.frohlichlab.org) offers training and expertise in the study of network dynamics (available tools include high-density ferret electrophysiology suites, sophisticated data processing and analysis infrastructure, and modern molecular tools to perturb neuronal activity). Dr. Frohlich received the NIMH BRAINS 2013 award for his work on the study of cortical network dynamics. The Gilmore Lab has a long track-record in the study of early childhood brain development  in normal children, twins, and children at risk for schizophrenia using  neuroimaging, including structural, diffusion tensor, and resting state fMRI.  Related studies of structure-function relationships in cognitive development and genetic contributions to early childhood brain development are also ongoing.

The successful candidate has a PhD in neuroscience (or related discipline) and a track record of first class science demonstrated by first author peer-reviewed scientific articles. Experience with handling large data sets (e.g. Matlab programming) and imaging and/or electrophysiology experience strongly preferred. Please send your CV and a brief statement of research interest to both john_gilmore at med.unc.edu and flavio_frohlich at med.unc.edu. Also, please have two letters of recommendation directly submitted to both email addresses.



(2) Postdoctoral Position at UNC-Chapel Hill in Studying Human Brain Network Dynamics (ECOG)

We are seeking to immediately fill one postdoctoral position as part of an exciting collaboration between the laboratory of Dr. Flavio Frohlich (electrophysiology and network dynamics) and Dr. Haewon Shin (epileptologist, Department of Neurology) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The successful applicant will study physiological and pathological network dynamics in humans based on ECOG and high-density surface EEG data from patients with epilepsy. Ultimate goal is to use these extraordinary data to unravel the role of cortical oscillations in large-scale information flow during cognition and also discover biomarkers for treatment and surgical resection planning. In particular, we are approved to use direct cortical stimulation to directly probe for the causal role of rhythmic activity patterns. This is a unique opportunity for an applicant who aims to build a scientific career at the nexus between network and translational neuroscience. The Frohlich Lab (www.frohlichlab.org) offers training and expertise in the study of network dynamics. Dr. Frohlich received the NIMH BRAINS 2013 award for his work on the study of cortical network dynamics. Dr. Shin is the main epileptologist for epilepsy surgery evaluation and medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at UNC. There are typically between 10-15 patients per year undergoing ECOG evaluation in her clinic.

The successful candidate has a PhD in a quantitative discipline or neuroscience and a track record of first class science demonstrated by first author peer-reviewed scientific articles. Advanced programming and data analysis skills are essential. Previous experience in analyzing neuronal data preferred but not necessary. Please send your CV and a brief statement of research interest to both flavio_frohlich at med.unc.edu and shinhw at neurology.unc.edu. Also, please have two letters of recommendation directly submitted to both email addresses.


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Flavio Frohlich PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering
Neuroscience Center
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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