Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Postdoc at The Massachusetts General Hospital with David Gow

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position bridging cognitive neuroscience, phonology, and language processing. This position is supported by an NIDCD R01 awarded to Dr. David Gow (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Seppo Ahlfors (Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging). The postdoctoral scholar will be stationed in Cambridge near the MIT campus, and will image at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate with a neuroscience experience (in particular MEG) and strong coding skills who will play a key role in a project that uses neural decoding and effective connectivity analyses developed in our lab to study phonological constraints on spoken language perception.  These analyses are performed on MR-constrained sourcespace reconstructions of simultaneous MEG/EEG data collected during spoken language perception tasks. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Experience with sourcespace analyses of electrophysiological data is strongly preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments using our methods, present data at national and international conferences, and write manuscripts. Extensive mentorship is available for these activities to help prepare for an independent research career. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to interact with vibrant research communities at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and MIT. The initial appointment will be for one year, with potential extensions for 1-2 additional years. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Salary and benefits are based on NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates must submit a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To submit an application or request  more information about this position, please contact Dr. David Gow at  gow@helix.mgh.harvard.edu or 617-726-6143.

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