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11-13-2008, 07:14 AM
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Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience and Stroke Rehabilitation
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The Neuroscience Group within the Department of Medicine, University
of Auckland, is recruiting a Research Fellow.
This position is for a minimum of 2 years, is 100% research, and will
provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary and translational research
activities.

The successful individual will have successfully completed a PhD with
experience investigating human motor cortex physiology using
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Experience with Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI), particularly diffusion weighted imaging, is an
advantage. Applicants should have an established record of experience
with at least one of these techniques, and preferably at least one
first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
There will be three components to the Fellowship. The Fellow will be
expected to

* learn basic clinical assessment of people with stroke and
participate in stroke rounds at the Auckland City Hospital Stroke Unit.
* perform and analyse the results of advanced neurophysiological
and magnetic resonance imaging investigations.
* communicate the results of their research in community and
scientific forums and publish their research in high impact scientific
journals.

The Fellow will join the Neuroscience Group within the Department of
Medicine, University of Auckland at Auckland City Hospital. They will be
mentored by Dr Cathy Stinear, Senior Lecturer, Neuroscience Group, with
clinical mentoring from Professor Alan Barber, Neurologist and Director
of the Auckland City Hospital Stroke Unit, and neurophysiologic
mentoring from Associate Professor Winston Byblow, Movement Neuroscience
Laboratory. The Fellow will have access to the facilities of the
Neurology Department of Auckland City Hospital, the Neuroscience Group
within the Department of Medicine and the Movement Neuroscience
Laboratory. They will also have access to the Centre for Advanced MRI,
located on-site. This cross discipline environment will provide the
Fellow with opportunities to engage in translational and applied
clinical neuroscience research.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's premier research
university, with a strong network of neuroscientists across two
faculties. The University's location gives you access to all the
benefits of New Zealand's largest city. With world-class concerts,
sporting events, nightlife, beautiful beaches and harbours, and stunning
parks, it's no surprise that Auckland was recently rated in an
international survey as one of the world's top 10 cities.

Salary will be commensurate with research experience and
accomplishments, and there is some provision for relocation costs.

CLOSING DATE: Dec 15, 2008.

For further information, and instructions about how to apply for this
position, contact:

Dr Cathy Stinear
Senior Lecturer, Applied Clinical Neuroscience
Department of Medicine
University of Auckland
c.stinear@auckland.ac.nz