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bfling69
04-07-2008, 01:21 AM
The University of Michigan, Department of Radiology, currently has an
NIH-funded two year postdoctoral position available in the Basic
Radiological Sciences Division. We will be using motor imagery to
longitudinally follow changes in motor planning and motor execution
neural substrates and to explore these neural substrates in the larger
context of brain-computer/brain-machine interface development. The
project is bringing together collaborators from the fields of
radiology, kinesiology, neurology, and physical medicine and
rehabilitation. The postdoctoral researcher will study brain
plasticity, neural reorganization and compensatory mechanisms in this
progressive neurodegenerative disease using neuroimaging techniques
(fMRI, DTI, VBM).

Resources utilized in this longitudinal study will include a 3.0T MRI
scanner, experimental presentation software (e-Prime), and analysis
platforms based in MATLAB/UNIX/MACOSX. The candidate will be expected
to organize and conduct experiments, analyze data, prepare manuscripts
for publication, and participate in national level conferences.
Interested applications should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita,
and the names and addresses of three references to Robert C. Welsh,
Ph.D, via email (rcwelsh @ med . umich . edu). Review of applications
will begin immediately.

Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neurology, biomedical
engineering, neuroscience, biostatistics, or related fields. The
successful applicant must possess excellent English verbal and written
communication skills, work well in a team setting, ability to work
independently, and have a professional demeanor appropriate for a
clinical setting. The responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow
will include interactions with ALS patients. Desired qualifications:
Experience with SPM or FSL, UNIX/LINUX/Mac OSX, and programming skills
(MATLAB, bash, Mathematica, C++).

Questions with respect to this position may be emailed directly to Dr.
Welsh (rcwelsh@med.umich.edu).

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer.



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Robert C. Welsh, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry
University of Michigan
(734) - 764 - 8541 (fax)
(734) - 647 - 6781 (Ofc)
rcwelsh @ med.umich.edu