The Purdon Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, directed by Patrick L. Purdon, Ph.D., conducts research at the interface of neuroscience, engineering, and medicine. The lab is focused on: 1) neural mechanisms of anesthesia, 2) methods to solve the EEG/MEG inverse problem, 3) novel monitoring technologies for anesthesia, sleep, aging, neurodegeneration, and development.
We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct neuroscience studies of aging, Alzhiemer’s disease, and brain health during general anesthesia in humans. Our NIH-funded studies are aimed at: 1) Characterizing the relationship between EEG and underlying neurodegeneration measured using structural MRI, functional MRI, and PET; 2) Characterizing the relationship between sleep and anesthesia-induced brain oscillations and underlying measures of neurodegeneration; and 3) Developing principled neurophysiological biomarkers of aging, Alzhiemer’s disease, and brain health.
A Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computational neuroscience, computer science, applied statistics or a related field is preferred.