POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION
An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available to study brain abnormalities associated with genetic risk factors in spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral neurotesting. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians. Opportunities exist for scientific interactions and collaborations with an extensive program of seminars, symposia and other organized meetings focused on a large array of topics in neuroscience and neuroimaging. The shared facilities and resources available for the conduct of neuroimaging studies include state-of-the-art Imaging Science Laboratories (ISL) for image acquisition, processing, electronics, MR microscopy and small animal laboratories. The ISL hosts two research MRI systems – a 1.5 T Siemens Sonata and a 3.0 T Philips Achieva, which are specially equipped to perform high-resolution functional and structural brain imaging. The 3.0 T Philips scanner is used to acquire data in the above-mentioned studies.
Qualifications include PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. The candidate should be independent, self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have solid knowledge of image processing using computational (Linux, MATLAB) and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION
Our neuroimaging laboratory seeks a research assistant in human neuroimaging. The research assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to recruit study participants, perform their screening and behavioral testing, and assist with the conduct of imaging studies. In addition, the research assistant will provide administrative support, such as maintenance of laboratory equipment and software and coordination between the collaborating laboratories.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a research-oriented science. The candidate should be independent, self-motivated, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and outstanding organizational skills. The candidate should have strong computer experience and basic statistics competence. Previous neuroimaging research experience and familiarity with image acquisition and processing using computational (Linux, MATLAB) and statistical (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Application should include candidate’s CV and a brief description of research experience and interests. Reference letters will be requested upon the review of application. The application package should be emailed to Dr. Kristina Simonyan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.