The Neuroimaging Research Lab (Gao Lab) at the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA, is recruiting two postdoctoral scientists to join the effort for a better understanding of the brain’s normal and abnormal developmental mechanisms. As one of the leading groups in functional connectivity study of early brain development, the Gao lab has pioneered many fronts in delineating the normal and abnormal growth mechanisms of the brain’s functional networks during early childhood. The current positions were created by Gao lab’s multiple NIH grants providing funds for three specific directions of early brain development research: 1) Effects of prenatal drug exposure on early brain and behavioral development; 2) Effects of poverty on early brain and behavioral development (specifically, executive functions); 3) Imaging-based, personalized prediction models for prediction of developmental outcomes and the associated translational applications.
Successful candidates should have extensive research experience in resting-state functional connectivity study. Complementary experiences in task fMRI, DTI, and structural MRI data analysis are considered of extra value. Excellent command of programming tools including Matlab, Linux, scripting and master of one or more standard software packages including AFNI, SPM, FSL are required to carry out the above-mentioned research work.
Successful candidates will be part of a diverse group including neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, computer scientists, Neurologist, psychiatrists, psychologists, radiologists and biostatisticians, and will build upon the group’s previous work on neuroimaging study of early brain development.
If interested, please contact Wei Gao at Wei.Gao@csmc.edu. Three reference letters should also be sent directly from the referee to Dr. Gao via email.
Location: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA