The AphasiaLab at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a post-doctoral position that is funded by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders and the American Heart Association. This position will be supervised by Julius Fridriksson (University of South Carolina) and Leonardo Bonilha (Medical University of South Carolina). The primary research foci of the AphasiaLab are as follows: 1) brain plasticity associated with aphasia recovery; 2) spatial-temporal aspects of normal and disordered speech processing; 3) clinical aphasiology. This research relies on a range of methodologies such as Electro Corticography (ECoG), EEG, fMRI, connectome-behavior mapping, VLSM, and electrical brain stimulation. Individuals with a background in clinical research related to speech and language processing, especially in the area of aphasia, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The responsibilities of a successful applicant will include: Working on ongoing studies in the area of aphasiology, writing manuscripts, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, and proposing and conducting new studies. In-depth guidance will be provided in the scientific areas covered by the ApahsiaLab as well as grant writing.
Much of the research in the AphasiaLab is conducted in collaboration with several other investigators such as Chris Rorden (University of South Carolina; www.mricro.com), Gregory Hickok (University of California, Irvine), and Argye Hillis (Johns Hopkins University). The AphasiaLab is located at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC). Columbia is centrally located in South Carolina, within a two-hour drive to the beach and the mountains. Charleston is a coastal city in South Carolina and home to many major cultural events (e.g. the Spoleto Festival; www.spoleto.org). The weather in South Carolina is marked by “Southern” summers, and a mild autumn, winter, and spring. The salary for this position is very competitive but will be commensurate with experience and previous scholarship. If interested, please contact Julius Fridriksson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leonardo Bonilha at email@example.com