Thursday, March 11, 2010

Post-doc at USC: University of South Carolina, Columbia

A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC, USA). Prospective hires will join a research team headed by Julius Fridriksson ( whose lab is funded by two R01 grants from the NIH. The primary research focus of the lab is as follows: 1) neural basis of speech/language processing with special emphasis on brain plasticity; and 2) neurophysiology of aphasia recovery. This research relies on a range of methodologies such as functional and structural MRI, lesion-symptom mapping, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The University of South Carolina has a Siemens Trio MRI scanner that is primarily devoted to research and we have access to a state-of-the-art TMS setup. Columbia is centrally located in South Carolina, within a two-hour drive to the beach and the mountains. The weather in Columbia is marked by “Southern” Summers, and a mild Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The salary level for this position is very competitive but will be commensurate with experience and previous scholarship. The ideal applicant for the position will work as a part of a research team as well as have the chance to initiate and carry out independent projects. If interested, please contact Julius Fridriksson at

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