JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Drs. Mar Sanchez and Jocelyne Bachevalier, at the Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to conduct developmental brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in macaques. The position involves processing, analysis, interpretation and write up of neuroimaging data, including structural magnetic resonance (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and resting state functional connectivity MRI (rs-fcMRI) datasets using in-house pipelines.
PhD degree in Neuroscience, and/or Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, MR Physics or related fields and research experience in processing and analysis of brain MRI data (image registration, skull-stripping, atlas building, quality control), is required, preferably applied to the nonhuman primate brain. Additional programming/scripting and computational skills, background in Machine Learning and neuroscience/neuroanatomy knowledge are highly recommended. Preferred languages are MATLAB, R, Unix/Linux scripting, Shell scripts, Python and Docker. Experience using MRI software packages such as FSL, ANTS, AFNI, FreeSurfer, CIVET and related programs will be strongly considered. Independence, previous experience and interest in projects involving multidisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations will be highly valued.
CV, Summary of Research Interests and 3 letters of recommendation.
This position is available immediately and the initial appointment is for one year. Renewal is expected if progress is satisfactory and grant funds are available.