Postdoc/research scientist position at UCSF, San Francisco CA, USA
Postdoc/research scientist position at UCSF, San Francisco CA, USA37.7749295 -122.4194155
UCSF (San Francisco, CA USA)'s Developmental Cognitive & Educational Neuroscience Lab, under the direction of Fumiko Hoeft, is seeking to hire a research scientist and/or postdoctoral fellow for a minimum commitment of two-years.
The lab focuses on (1) predicting academic / developmental outcome using brain imaging measures in combination with cognitive, behavioral, environmental and genetic measures in health and disease, (2) applying multi-modal, multivariate classification and network approaches to neuroimaging, behavioral and genetic data to understand developmental processes, motivation and learning, and conditions such as exceptional abilities, learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism), and (3) development of novel behavioral interventions to promote learning. We have ongoing/new collaborations with investigators such as Jessica Black (Boston College), Carol Dweck (Stanford), Gary Glover (Stanford), Elena Grigorenko (Yale), Ken Pugh (Yale/Haskins), John Gabrieli (MIT), and Bruce McCandliss (Vanderbilt University).
The ideal candidate will be "an easy-going, hard-working, great-thinker", and have strong methods background in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, imaging genetics, neuroimaging (fMRI, structural MRI, MEG or EEG) or related fields together with excellent programming, communication and writing skills. MDs, PhDs, or equivalent are encouraged to apply. In rare instances, individuals with a MSc will also be considered. The position can begin as early as Jan 1, 2012.
Interested candidates should email Dr. Hoeft (email@example.com) with a cover letter and CV. Please add [UCSF job] and your full name in Subject of email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded to Dr. Hoeft.