Postdoc-Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory, University of Trento, Italy

[center]Postdoc-Functional and microstructural neuroimaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)
University of Trento, Italy[/center]
We will soon advertise a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the MRI Group of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento, Italy. The focus of this position will involve the development, testing and validation of MRI techniques that allow quantification of tissue microstructure properties. The successful candidate will be part of an international multidisciplinary team developing and applying MRI techniques to study brain structure and function supporting normal higher cognitive function as well as the study of cognitive dysfunction in various neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions (including pre-surgical planning, plasticity in deaf and blind, novel markers sensitive to the progression of neurodegenerative diseases).
Facilities: The CIMeC MRI neuroimaging lab will house a Siemens Prisma 3T scanner (tentatively May 2018) designed for research and clinical studies. The position will allow for training opportunities in pulse sequence development, brain anatomy, and translational clinical research. The fellow is expected to be able to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team with supervisory responsibilities of graduate student research. The fellow will support research MRI users, will have opportunities to develop new ideas and advance their own research interests in an international academic environment.
Requirements: Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in cognitive neurosciences, physics, engineering, computer sciences or related area, strong scientific publication record, and demonstrated expertise in MRI methods development and applications. The ideal candidates should be proficient in programming, such as C++, Matlab. Experience in pulse sequence design, particularly on Siemens platform, and/or image reconstruction will be a plus. Additional requirements include high self-motivation, ability of solving research problems independently, and excellent communication skills

[center]Contact: Interested candidates please contact Jorge Jovicich, Ph.D, MSc., Associate Professor ([/center]