[visionlist] MRI/MEG POSTDOCTORAL POSITION TO STUDY HUMAN VISUAL SYSTEM PLASTICITY AFTER INJURYPosted: May 9, 2017
An NIH funded postdoctoral position is advertised to study the mechanisms of visual cortex plasticity following injury by fMRI. Patients with visual system injuries will be recruited from a large pool of patients seen in low vision clinic and the stroke service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Boston JP VA. State of the art population receptive field methods will be used to map visual cortex organization before and after appropriate rehabilitative training. Particular focus will be placed on identifying and characterizing imaging biomarkers predictive of improved recovery by fMRI and in select patients by MEG.
Applicants must be strongly motivated with a keen interest in visual system plasticity and with a strong record of achievement in systems neuroscience as evidenced by prior publications. Prior experience with neuroimaging and facility with computational methods for imaging data analysis is essential.
Send CV and contact information for 2 references by e-mail to: email@example.com, Stelios Smirnakis, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and to Vaina.Lucia@bu.edu, Lucia Vaina, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.