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PostDoc Fellowship at NIDCD/NIH

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neural Modeling of Human Functional
Neuroimaging Data

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Barry
Horwitz is available immediately for developing and applying computational
neuroscience modeling methods to in vivo human functional neuroimaging
data, obtained from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and
positron emission tomography (PET).  PET and fMRI facilities are available
to implement and test hypotheses derived from the modeling.  Our
laboratory's research focuses on the cerebral cortical mechanisms
associated with auditory and language function.  Two areas of research are
possible, depending on the background and interests of the fellow:  (1)
extending the method of structural equation modeling (path analysis) to
deal with fMRI designs and to improve the use of this method for network
analysis; (2) extending a large-scale neurobiologically realistic
computational model with the goal understanding the relation between
functional neuroimaging data and the underlying electrophysiological
behavior of multiple interconnected neuronal populations.  See Trends in
Cognitive Science 3: 91-98, 1999 for examples of these types of research.
Knowledge of neural modeling or statistical techniques, and programming
experience are required.  PhD or MD degree required.  The position is in
the Language Section, Voice, Speech and Language Branch, NIDCD, NIH,
Bethesda, MD USA.  For further information, contact:  Dr. Barry Horwitz,
Bldg. 10, Rm. 6C420, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892,
USA.  Tel. 301-594-7755; FAX: 301-480-5625; Email: horwitz@helix.nih.gov.