Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Fellow

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Study aging with a large structural MRI, functional MRI and MRS data set. In an attempt to identify predictive biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, we will collect numerous MRI/MRS scans and will have access to genetic, blood- and CSF-based biomarkers, neuropsychological data, and an extensive medical history in ~1,000 participants across time. The Emory Department of Neurology is seeking postdoctoral fellows to join the research team of the Emory Healthy Brain Study (EHBS), which is part of a $25 million project. Highly qualified fellows will work with physicists, psychologists, and neurologists on the development, application, and analysis of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques focusing primarily on the brains of healthy 50-70 year-old adults. Fellows will develop a project based on this rich database.

Applicants must have significant experience in MRI acquisition and/or analysis and a doctoral degree in physics, engineering, neuroscience or a related field. Experience in one or more of the advanced MR techniques is desirable such as arterial spin labeling, spectroscopy, diffusion imaging, functional connectivity, vascular reactivity and quantitative susceptibility imaging as well machine-learning methods for developing predictive models. Experience with MR pulse sequence design and programming is a plus but not necessary.

The size and scope of the project provide an outstanding platform for position holders to grow and prepare for next step of their careers, with close interactions with MR physicists, radiologists, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, etc. Access to state-of-the-art research resources including three research-dedicated MR 3T Siemens (two PRISMA and the other Tim-Trio) scanners, one 9.4T animal scanner, and a powerful computer-cluster is available.

Position available immediately, but starting date is negotiable. A letter of interest, a current CV, and any letters of recommendation should be submitted by visiting and then searching within the Staff Positions for job requisition 63047BR in the search field. Cover letters and any letters of recommendation may be addressed to:

Deqiang Qiu, PhD or Bruce Crosson, PhD EHBS Neuroimaging Post Doctoral Fellow Search Committee Department of Neurology Emory University School of Medicine 12 Executive Park Drive Suite 278 Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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