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Open Postdoctoral Position in Human Functional Imaging Laboratory of Josef Rauschecker

Open Postdoctoral Position in Human Functional Imaging
Laboratory of Josef Rauschecker, Georgetown University Medical Center,
Washington DC

A postdoctoral position is available to conduct research concerning
tinnitus, a widespread auditory disorder that can be highly
debilitating.  Ongoing projects include assessment of functional
and/or anatomical changes in the brain of patients with tinnitus
and/or hearing loss using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as
development of quantitative behavioral assessments of tinnitus.
The proposed studies, funded by a grant from the Skirball Foundation,
will test the hypothesis that tinnitus is a disorder that involves not
only a loss of hearing and subsequent reorganization of auditory
cortex, but also a compromised gating system in the thalamus and
ventral striatum.

Other ongoing functional MRI work includes studies on the Neural Bases
of Speech Perception, on Music Processing, and on Compensatory
Plasticity in the Early Blind and Deaf. The successful applicant will
have an opportunity to assist with and collaborate on these topics as

Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline,
and experience with functional MRI (preferentially using Brain Voyager
or SPM) and/or structural MRI (VBM, DTI). Preference is given to
applicants with a strong quantitative background and programming

Full funding is available for one year beginning immediately with the
potential to extend to a second year. Salary is commensurate with
experience. In addition, an NSF PIRE grant (Partnerships for
International Research and Education) provides the opportunity to
spend several months in a top imaging lab in Western Europe (e.g. Max
Planck Institutes, Germany; CNRS, France; Helsinki University of
Technology, Finland) to gain further experience.

For more information about our lab, please visit our website at

Interested candidates should contact Tina Tan at the
Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition
email: rauscheckerlab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
phone: +1 (202) 687-8842

Pawel Kusmierek PhD
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University Medical Center
The Research Building WP23
3970 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
phone: +1 202 687-8851 or 8028, fax: +1 202 687-0617