A postdoctoral research position is available in the Neurophotonics Lab, a part of the Optical Radiology Laboratories at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis working with Dr. Adam Eggebrecht.
Our lab is a diverse and interdisciplinary team whose research focuses on developing novel tools that extend mapping of human brain function beyond current limitations. Our efforts are focused on two broad areas: software and algorithm development, and applications in typical and atypical childhood development with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. We develop diffuse optical tomography (DOT) methods and use them, along with other neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity) and behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of brain function underlying processing of language and social interactions, and how things go awry in developmental disorders.
The successful candidate will take a lead role on an NIH-funded neuroimaging project to study the development of language processing in children who are typically developing and in those with autism spectrum disorder. The candidate will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art imaging hardware and analysis pipelines that support minimally constrained imaging of brain function in toddlers and school-aged children.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of our lab, the successful applicant should have a doctoral degree in any of physics, computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computational neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, neurology, or a related field. She/he is expected to have a strong research background and should be able to work independently. Strong programming skills (for example, C/C++, MATLAB, and/or Python) and/or prior experience with brain image-analysis packages (such as SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI) and advanced analytic techniques (e.g., multivariate machine learning, network analysis) is desirable. Additional preferred qualifications include experience working with children. In addition, the candidate must also possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills.