Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Post-doc at Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), University of South Carolina

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 (www.sc.edu/comd/fridriks) as part of the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), which is funded by a P50 grant 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; 2) neurophysiology of aphasia recovery; 3) computational neurolinguistics, and 4) predicting aphasia recovery from neural, biographical and cognitive-linguistic variables. This research relies on a range of MR methodologies, including lesion-symptom mapping, task fMRI, resting state fMRI connectivity and structural connectivity. The University of South Carolina has a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner that is primarily devoted to research and we also have access to a state-of-the-art transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation setups. 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 that includes collaborators such as Drs. Argye Hillis, Greg Hickok, Leo Bonilha, and Chris Rorden. If interested, please contact Julius Fridriksson at fridriks@mailbox.sc.edu