Open Postdoctoral Position in Human Functional Imaging Laboratory of Josef Rauschecker (Pawel Kusmierek )

Subject: Open Postdoctoral Position in Human Functional Imaging Laboratory of Josef Rauschecker
From:    Pawel Kusmierek  <pawel.kusmierek@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 2008 23:59:18 -0400

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 well. 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 experience. 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@xxxxxxxx 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

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