PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Postdoctoral FellowPosted: June 26, 2015
Company/Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh
Department: Neurosurgery

Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to support a collaboration between researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, USA to develop new methods to combine multimodal neuroimaging data to understand brain networks. The research will focus on the development of new tools to combine high dimensional MEG (magnetoencephalography), fMRI, and structural MRI data to discover brain network structure. This will include developing algorithms to understand similarities between data types (neurovascular relationships, structure-function relationships, etc.) as well as discovering what unique information each modality provides. These tools will be developed with the purpose of uncovering how brain networks are disturbed in existing multimodal data from individuals with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Furthermore, these tools will be developed with aim of applying it to large pubic neuroimaging datasets, such as those being released as part of the Human Connectome Project. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or a related field. Advanced skills in multivariate statistics, missing data problems, graph theory, dimensionality reduction, network analysis, machine learning and/or computational neuroscience are required. Experience with analysis of human neuroimaging data is desirable. Applicants should have a strong track record of publication.

Application Instructions: The position is fully funded. The initial period is 1 year with additional years depending on fit and progress. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 researchers who can provide a recommendation. For further information or to submit an application, please contact Avniel Ghuman, Ph.D. at ghumana@upmc.edu or Aarti Singh at aarti@cs.cmu.edu . The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled.