Monday, February 4, 2013

Post-Doctoral Position at Georgetown University Medical Center

The Cognitive Recovery Lab invites applications for a post-doctoral position opening immediately. The lab is directed by Dr. Peter Turkeltaub and operates across Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. We aim to improve the lives of people with cognitive and language difficulties by expanding our understanding of (1) how the brain performs language and cognitive functions, (2) how these brain systems change in the face of injury or dysfunction, and (3) how we can improve recovery. To achieve these aims we perform a range of human subjects research from basic cognitive neuroscience through clinical trials. We use a variety of methods, including behavioral studies, lesion studies in people with stroke, multimodal MRI, tDCS, tDCS/fMRI, TMS, and TMS/EEG. The lab is part of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery (Director, Elissa Newport), and is affiliated with the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (Director, Rhonda Friedman) and Georgetown’s Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (PhD program).

We welcome applications for a 2-3 year NIH-funded post-doctoral position opening immediately. The post-doc will collect and analyze a multimodal MRI dataset (fMRI, DTI, functional connectivity, VBM, VLSM) for an ongoing clinical trial of tDCS for post-stroke aphasia, and will design additional imaging studies on normal subjects and individuals with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, or related field; experience designing fMRI experiments and conducting advanced MRI analysis; and a track record of research productivity. Preference will be given for individuals with experience conducting MRI research involving people with stroke or brain injury. Please apply to Send a cover letter with a statement of interest, CV, and the names and email addresses of three professional references.

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