Academic Medical Group, College / University, Public Health, Research Facility
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual to study the problems of brain aging by applying neuroscience and epidemiological methods.
The anticipated research project involves collection and analysis of DTI and PET imaging of the dopaminergic system, as well as analyses and data collection of ultra- high field images of cerebral small vessels at 7 Tesla.
The fellow will be exposed to a highly interactive and interdisciplinary group of neuroscientists, neuroepidemiologists, neuroimagers, and psychiatrists. The fellow will work with our eBRAIN research group, at the University of Pittsburgh. eBRAIN applies cutting-edge brain imaging methods and longitudinal trajectories of risk factors to understand brain aging effects on function.
The eBRAIN research group (https://www.facebook.com/e.brain.pitt) is situated within the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health, located in the heart of the vibrant and green Oakland Campus, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh is an integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. Diverse and inclusive, University of Pittsburgh educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.
Applications must include:
1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments and career goals,
2) curriculum vitae, and
3) a list of three references with contact information (including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address)
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, epidemiology or related fields with strong quantitative skills. Technical expertise in neuroimaging techniques and the ability to learn and develop new skills are required. A strong fundamental understanding of study design is highly desirable. The successful candidate should have an excellent publication record, solid written/verbal English communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate to NIH salary cap for post-doctoral fellows