[visionlist] Post-doctoral position: U of Minnesota Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Cheryl Olman caolman at umn.edu
Fri Jan 6 16:01:14 EST 2017

Description:  The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the
University of Minnesota is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to participate
in a recently-funded BRAIN Initiative grant: “Neurons, Vessels, and Voxels:
Multi-Modal Imaging of Layer-Specific Signals”. PIs on this grant are Drs.
Kamil Ugurbil and Cheryl Olman at the University of Minnesota and Drs.
Thomas Naselaris and Prakash Kara at the Medical University of South
Carolina. The project will utilize two-photon imaging and ultrahigh field
(up to 16.4T) MR instruments to investigate at the highest possible
resolution the distinct functional roles of laminae in visual cortex, and
the relationship between BOLD and neuronal signaling.  Postdoctoral team
members at the CMRR may travel to work with collaborators at the Medical
University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC). Research will focus on
acquisition and analysis of functional MRI data at 7T and 10.5T, from
experiment design, pulse sequence optimization, recruitment of human
subjects for experiments and development of analysis and visualization
techniques to integration of data with computational models of human visual
cortex.  A significant portion of the job will entail development of novel
approaches distortion compensation in functional MRI data and cortical
segmentation of functional and/or anatomical MRI data to improve the
accuracy of depth-dependent and column-level data analyses.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications are Ph.D. or equivalent degree in
Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or a related field and English
language proficiency.  Preferred qualifications are:  experience working
with human subjects and MRI data acquisition, and/or pulse sequence
programming (Siemens console/IDEA programming and field strength above 3T
preferred), expertise in computer programming (python preferred),
experience analyzing fMRI data (AFNI preferred) and with visual stimulus
design and display calibration. Preference will be given to individuals
from groups, institutions or geographical regions currently
underrepresented in the imaging community.

For more information, contact Cheryl Olman: caolman at umn.edu.

To apply, visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID
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