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  • Post-doc position - University of Michigan longitudinal fMRIstudy in ALS

    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 (

    The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action

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