POST-DOC POSITION TO STUDY VASCULAR REMODELING IN INFLAMMATORY DEMYELINATING DISEASE
A postdoctoral position is available in the Milner lab at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, to work on vascular remodeling and blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in inflammatory demyelinating disease. The research will focus on the roles of specific extracellular matrix (ECM) receptors (integrins) to either promote vascular remodeling or stabilize BBB integrity. This study will employ the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model of multiple sclerosis and will include the use of several endothelial-specific integrin-deficient transgenic mouse strains to define the roles of these integrins in regulating BBB integrity, vascular remodeling, vascular inflammation and activation of endothelial signaling pathways.
New jobs at the new Visual Science and Optometry department in Bar Ilan
Our new Visual Science and Optometry department in Bar Ilan is seeking highly motivated individuals for post-doc, PhD and MSc studies, to involve in exciting research in visual sciences from brain and cognition mechanisms supporting visual perception, to retinal research. Our research involves multiple research techniques [as human brain imaging (MRI, fMRI, and EEG), eye movement analyses, perceptual training techniques, visual and neuropsychological examinations, retinal implants, in-vitro electrophysiology, patch-clamp, calcium imaging, neural stem cell facility, and virtual reality]. We study normal and atypical vision (developmental or acquired cases) across the lifespan, including acquired but also developmental cases of visual perception deficits. We also investigate how visual correction paradigms influence visual functions in deficient vision conditions.
Enthusiastic candidates with backgrounds in neuroimaging, cognitive or computational neuroscience, optometry, psychology, computer science, mathematics, engineering or physics, with excellent collaboration skills, capable of initiating and leading novel research projects are encouraged to contact us (see below).
The PhD/post-doc work would require experience and good programming skills (as in Matlab, C/C++), strong written and verbal communication skills, and proficient knowledge of English.
Preference will be given to candidates with strong neuroimaging, computational, or quantitative background. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of cognitive neuroscience are welcome to apply.
Please email your CV. PhD and post-doc applicants should also include a statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation from academic references sent directly to us.
For more information please contact our research team:
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A postdoctoral fellow position at The Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) in the Technion
Neuroimaging Data Analysis
Purpose of Position: The Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) in the Technion is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. ENIC focuses on revealing the neural circuits related to Literacy, Language and Reading in healthy developing children as well as in atypical developing children. We use neuroimaging tools such as functional and structural MRI, EEG, tDCS, and eye trackers to improve evaluation and treatment for children with language, literacy and reading difficulties, as well as developing new interventions, assessment tools and devices for this population.
Come join our team!
Current projects represent collaborations with Children’s hospitals in Israel and the US and focus on the fundamental of language, literacy and reading acquisitions and plasticity in healthy children and atypical developing children (illiterate children, children with dyslexia, with ADHD, with Epilepsy, with Psychiatric disorders and more).
We seek a motivated individual to assist and lead in all aspects of the research process including conducting research and clinical trials, analysis of behavioral, fMRI, sMRI, EEG. Eye-tracking and tDCS data, participation in the development of articles for publication, grant writing, and the mentoring and supervision of students and research assistants.
Qualifications include a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, or a related field; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and within a team and strong verbal and written communication skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
● Data collection
● Analysis of neuroimaging data using SPM, AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer or other software
● Data management
● Management of lab operations
● General research and administrative duties
● PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields
● Strong programming skills (e.g., shell scripting, Matlab, Python)
● Strong data management skills
● Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
Additional Highly Desirable Skills
· Prior research experience with human participants
· Technical experience in fMRI and functional connectivity MRI
· Experience with data-driven techniques (e.g., ICA, graph theory)
· Strong statistical (e.g., SPSS, R) and analytical skills
· Knowledge of neuroanatomy
· Experience in other imaging modalities (e.g., DTI, EEG, sMRI, fNIRS, MEG)
Postdoc position in the Weizmann institute
A postdoctoral position is available at the neurobiology department of the Weizmann Institute.
Our research focuses on dissecting neuronal circuits underlying vision in the retina and along the visual pathway, in health and disease.
We combine a variety of advanced techniques, including two-photon imaging and electrophysiology.
Lab website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/neurobiology/labs/rivlin/
Call for ELSC Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences sees great importance in enabling international post-doctoral researchers to be part of its flourishing, multidisciplinary research environment and community at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
We are seeking talented and self-motivated candidates, who will devote themselves exclusively to research, in fields such as, theoretical and computational neuroscience, cognition, behavior, neuronal circuits, cellular, computational neuroscience, and molecular genetics, and whose aim is to reach scientific and professional independence.
Generous postdoctoral scholarships are granted to ELSC fellows, for a period of two years with an option to extend.
Candidates who wish to join our thriving brain-science endeavor are invited to browse ELSC’s website for detailed information and guidelines.
Closing date for applications: May 1, 2016
The Tel - Aviv Center for Brain functions is looking for a data analyst
This person will be in charge of EEG and fMRI data analysis. Including implementation of advance computational neuroscience methods, statistical data analysis and machine learning methods.
A qualified candidate should have the following skills:
· A degree in Bio-medical engineering\computational neuroscience\bio-informatics or equivalent
· Strong Matlab skills
· Background in neuroscience
· Background in machine learning and signal processing
· Experience with EEG or fMRI analysis tools, STATISTICA/SPSS is an advantage
The Position is 75% to full time. May be suitable for students at the end of their graduate studies.
Ph.D. Student in Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany
Starting date:01.04.2016 Application deadline:15.02.2016
Duration: 30 + 6 month Institution: Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Prof. Christian P. Müller
The Department of Psychology together with the Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive Robotics (ABC) Robotics initiative at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (www.bgu.ac.il) invites outstanding scientists for a tenure-track position in interdisciplinary robotics at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The ABC center and its 50 faculty from various departments focus on interdisciplinary research that synergizes robotics with other fields to facilitate innovative designs and new types of algorithms for the robots of the future - machines that can "think for themselves" and intelligently cooperate with humans and the environment. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct research at the crossroads between robotics and various subfields of psychology including emotion and motivation, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology and cognitive psychology.
The successful candidate will be a faculty in the Department of Psychology and affiliated with the ABC Robotics center. He/she will be expected to conduct an internationally recognized, independent, and externally funded research program in interdisciplinary robotics while supervising graduate students and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a comprehensive, research-oriented university with over 20,000 students and 850 faculty members. It is nationally and internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary research and academic programs in the traditional and emerging areas of applied and basic sciences. The Department of Psychology includes over 20 faculty members, 900 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students who publish extensively in top professional journals and often continue on to prestigious post-doctoral and faculty positions. The department includes 4 graduate programs: Clinical, Social, Cognition and Brain, and Developmental Psychology.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution, typically have completed post doctoral training, and have a strong record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank at which the person will be hired.