Topic: A 2-year postdoctoral call with renewal possibilities is available at the MRI Group of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento, Italy (http://www.cimec.unitn.it/en). The research topic will cover the development, optimization and application of human brain MRI techniques that quantify dynamic functional connectivity and tissue microstructure properties. The focus can be adjusted depending on the candidate's background and interests. The successful candidate will be part of an international multidisciplinary team developing and applying MRI techniques to improve accuracy and precision of metrics as well as applying them in studies including healthy volunteers (e.g., motor plasticity), patients (e.g., neurodegenerative studies, oncological interventions) and validations (phantoms and ex-vivo).
Facilities: The CIMeC MRI neuroimaging lab uses a Siemens Prisma 3T scanner designed for research and clinical studies. Through collaborations we also have access to other human and animal systems. 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. Beyond work, there are outstanding opportunities for enjoying outdoors activities.
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.
For more information contact: Jorge Jovicich, Ph.D, MSc, Associate Professor (jorge.jovicich [at] unitn.it)
Postdoc application call (English): http://bit.ly/CIMEC-MRI-Postdoc-Call-2019a
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.