SEEKING STUDY COORDINATOR FOR NEUROIMAGING STUDY
PROTECTING THE AGING BRAIN
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston Massachusetts, USA).
The Technican or Postdoctoral Fellow will support the Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics (www.lcneuro.org). The incumbent will function as Study Coordinator for a newly funded neuroimaging study: Protecting the Aging Brain: Self-Organizing Networks and Multiscale Dynamics Under Energy Constraints. The project integrates computational neuroscience modeling with pharmacological intervention and neuroimaging data, in order to understand, predict, and ameliorate the impact of metabolic changes associated with brain aging.
The Study Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be subject recruitment and data collection (7T fMRI, DTI, MRS, and PET), but with opportunities for data processing/analysis and co-authorship of manuscripts.
The project is based at the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook NY). However, the Study Coordinator will be based in Boston MA, where all data collection will occur at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School). Because the Study Coordinator will be independently coordinating across medical teams, patients, and scanning—as well as interfacing with collaborating institutions—the position requires a high level of discretion, judgment, collaboration and initiative to accomplish goals. We seek someone who has strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and who is meticulous about data quality and procedures.
B.S. (for Technician) or PhD/MD (for Postdoctoral Fellow) in cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, radiology, or related discipline.
Minimum 2 years (for Technician ) or 3 years (for Postdoc) of full time directly related experience with clinical research.
Minimum 2 years (for Technician) or 3 years (for Postdoc) of full time directly related experience with neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, MRS, and/or PET). Must be able to independently run a Siemens MRI scanner.
An ideal candidate will have experience with neuroimaging quality assurance (optimization of acquisition parameters), clinical trials, and working with the elderly.
The minimum required commitment is two years, but may be extended upon request.