Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or research scientist position within the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Collaboration. The successful applicant will join a team whose mission is to measure and quantify cognitive function in a pediatric subjects following acquired brain injuries.
Cognitive impairment is the most debilitating and pervasive functional loss after brain injury. Current clinical measures of the residual and emerging cognitive function are insensitive and inadequate without measurements of the brain. The mission of the research program is to record, analyse and integrate neurological data with clinical measures in children who have suffered a moderate/severe brain injury. This system will draw from and adapt advances made in adult patients. The insight from neurological data is expected to enhance existing clinical measures and inform diagnosis, therapeutic interventions and improve outcome prediction.
You will work with Sudhin Shah, PhD and research teams at Weill Cornell Medicine and Jeremy Hill, D. Phil. and a team at Burke Medical Research Institute. As such, you will have the advantage of an exceptional academic environment at Burke and Weill Cornell, and direct access to patients at Blythedale Children’s Hospital and at the International Academy of Hope. The position will require you to work independently and as part of an multidisciplinary team, to collect (working with two research technicians), and analyse EEG and develop and validate software/hardware aimed at assessing cognitive function.
The successful candidate will have:
Experience in the following areas is not essential but will be considered an advantage:
The position is available to start immediately, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants should be willing to commit to a 2 year appointment; the term may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and standard benefits will be offered.
International applicants are welcome, subject to fulfilment of visa requirements to work in the USA.
To apply: please send your CV (including a list of publications, and 3 reference contact details), and a statement of research interests to Dr. Sudhin Shah, firstname.lastname@example.org, with “pediatric neuroscience postdoc position” in the subject line.