We seek a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a dynamic interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists, clinician-researchers, medical biophysicists and computer scientists in the development of assessments of brain function in newborns.
There are many ways that brain injury can be sustained around the time of birth, which can have lifelong consequences for the individual, their family, and society as a whole. It is important to identify early which brain functions are impacted, so that care and intervention can be provided in the critical developmental time window when they are most effective.
The post-holder will design auditory stimulation protocols to probe critical cognitive functions using fMRI that can be administered in the first weeks of life. We seek strong applicants with a background in cognitive neuroscience or experimental psychology. The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary team and be able to communicate clearly with those from other areas of expertise.
For further details on the project, see http://www.cusacklab.org/?page_id=976. To apply, please send a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining why this project interests you and how your skills and abilities will contribute, to Professor Rhodri Cusack (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Newborn brain function”. The position will initially be for up to two years and at the time of appointment candidates will have obtained (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant discipline. Salary will be in the region of $45,000 per year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any informal enquiries. The selection process will begin on June 1, 2012, and the successful applicant will begin in Summer 2012 at the earliest.