The Department of Cognitive Neurology of the University Medical Center Göttingen is seeking a person for a
Postdoctoral Position in MR physics and neuroimaging
(Initial employment for two years starting May 1st 2014 | salary according to TV-L)
Your profile: You should have a PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience or a related field. A strong background in MR physics, neuroimaging and an interest in hands-on experimental work are expected. This relates to human and animal (monkey) experiments as well as to the implementation and optimization of (functional) MR protocols and pulse sequences. Therefore, proficiency with Siemens IDEA/ICE programming and MATLAB as well as familiarity with neuroimaging analysis software (e.g. BrainVoyager, SPM, FSL, etc.) are expected. A good command of English and communication skills are required.
One part of the work will be dedicated to the assistance of and collaboration with neuroscientists regarding the conception, realization, data acquisition and analysis of MR projects. In addition, the candidate will have the possibility to develop his/her own research focus within the framework of the department’s scientific goals. The scientific expertise of the candidate should be documented by corresponding publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
The general goal of the department is to bridge basic neuroscience and clinical research by employing electrophysiological, (functional) MRI and brain stimulation/inactivation techniques in healthy subjects, neurological patients and in animal models. In particular, we aim to understand the neural networks underlying cognitive functions such as spatial awareness and decision making. We are collaborating closely with the Decision and Awareness Group (head: Dr. I. Kagan) at the German Primate Center, Göttingen (DPZ).
Another important part of the department is the Service Unit MR-Research (head: PD Dr. P. Dechent), which is active in the field of structural and functional imaging and supports a number of research projects in the context of scientific collaborations with the clinical neuroscience departments. The Service Unit is equipped with a 3 Tesla MR scanner (Siemens TIM Trio), which is dedicated to research only.
Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
Applications should include a cover letter and a CV together with the names of three references and should be sent to:
University Medical Center Göttingen
Dep. of Cognitive Neurology
Prof. Dr. Melanie Wilke
Phone: +49 (0)551/39-13140, Fax: +49 (0)551/39-13243
For further information regarding the position please contact the head of the Service Unit PD Dr. P. Dechent, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +49-551-3913141.