Subject: PostDoc Fellowship at NIDCD/NIH From: Fatima Husain <fhusain(at)CNS.BU.EDU> Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 14:47:20 -0500
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(at)helix.nih.gov.