CONTEXT: In the broad context of the assessment of intrinsic functional brain connectivity disruption in clinical applications, supported by the Lucarelli Irion Foundation, the general objective of this project is to study the reorganization of functional brain connectivity with its associations to changes in cognitive / sensory deficits in clinical populations. The project will include two main populations, glioma patients studied longitudinally in the pre- and post-operative neurosurgery stages, as well as volunteers who had been affected by COVID-19 with and without olfactory loss.
The work will be supervised by Prof. Jorge Jovicich (Head of MRI Methods Group, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Silvio Sarubbo and the Neurosurgery Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento for the glioma data and Prof. Massimiliano Zampini (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy) for the COVID-19 data.
DURATION: The research assistant position (M.Sc. graduate) will be for 12 months, starting approximately in February 2023.
The project is an excellent opportunity for MSc graduates interested in a research experience in the field of intrinsic functional connectivity reorganization in clinical populations, which will give a more competitive application to relevant industry or PhD opportunities.
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CONTACT: For questions related to the call, feel free to contact Jorge Jovicich (jorge.jovicich [at] unitn.it)
The MRI Methods Group is always interested in internship applications related to implementing, optimizing and/or applying advanced MRI neuroimaging methods that are sensitive quantify structural and functional plasticity of the human brain.
The period of availability and background should be consistent with both learning and applying skills to support ongoing projects. Feel free to contact jorge.jovicich [at] unitn.it
We are pleased to consider applications from prospective postdocs and students for our international programs:
If interested, please contact Jorge Jovicich by email (jorge dot jovicich at unitn dot it) sending a copy of your CV and a cover letter describing your experience and research interests. Candidates with backgrounds in physics, engineering, programing are preferred.