Thursday, October 8, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Neurobiology of Language and Memory, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences (LCBS) laboratory at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to a range of research projects investigating the neurobiology of language in both healthy and language-impaired individuals. Applicants should have completed a PhD or have submitted a PhD for qualification in psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, speech pathology or an equivalent field, and have proven technical ability with a demonstrated publication track record in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Appointment may be made at Level A or B, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. 

Work conducted within the lab focuses on investigating the neural and cognitive mechanisms responsible for language processing in healthy individuals, how these mechanisms are affected by brain tumours and stroke, and how language recovery can be facilitated by various treatments. It is anticipated that the appointee will work across a range of projects involving neuroimaging, brain stimulation, genetic and psycholinguistic methods. There will also be opportunity for the appointee to develop new projects and obtain competitive funding based on their own research interests, in alignment with the goals and interests of the lab.

The position will entail conducting research at the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), a purpose built state-of-the-art imaging centre. The HIRF is a joint initiative between the Queensland University of Technology, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the University of Queensland, and industry partner Siemens. The primary focus of HIRF is on research, with a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI equipped for cognitive neuroscience research (including a 64-channel BrainProducts MR-compatible EEG system), in addition to Siemens PET-MR and PET-CT systems.

Interested candidates should apply online via the  QUT website or Seek addressing the selection criteria.

The deadline for application is November 15, 2015. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the lab director, Prof Greig de Zubicaray:

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