Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s Disease

An NIH-funded full-time post-doctoral fellowship position is immediately available, jointly supervised by Dr. Susan Bookheimer and Dr. Taylor Kuhn in the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA.

We are looking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow interested in working at the interface of cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques, state-of-the-art MR-neuroimaging including fMRI, resting state, DTI and ASL, and experimental neuropsychology (e.g. Virtual Reality), to investigate the mechanisms of transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) as a novel, non-invasive cognitive prosthetic for the potential treatment of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Bookheimer and Kuhn labs are located within the interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) at UCLA. The Bookheimer lab focuses on neuroimaging and neuropsychology to investigate functional neuroanatomy across neurodevelopment differences, acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative disorders and the healthy lifespan. The Kuhn lab employs experimental neuropsychology, psychophysiology and neuroimaging to both investigate non-invasive neuromodulation techniques as methods for perturbing brain states to further our understanding of functional neuroanatomy and as potential interventions for neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions. Our long-term goals are to map symptom-specific neural systems at the individual person level to provide personalized targets for non-invasive neuromodulatory treatments.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD in neuroscience, psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience or similar
  • Ability to work independently within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team based environment
  • Experience with multivariate statistics
  • Experience processing and analyzing neuroimaging data
  • Programming experience (e.g. python, Matlab, R)
  • Motivation to learn and develop expertise in cutting-edge neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to present and publish research findings

How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to Susan Bookheimer ([email protected]) and Taylor Kuhn ([email protected]).

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The candidate will submit names and contact information only.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

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    Sep 20, 2021

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