[pymvpa] Post-doc position in neuroscience available in Jülich/Düsseldorf

Danilo Bzdok RWTH danilo.bzdok at rwth-aachen.de
Thu Jun 27 12:04:13 UTC 2013

FYI: Post-doc position in neuroscience available in Jülich/Düsseldorf

Connectivity endophenotypes of brain disease

The lab: The Brain Network Modelling Group is dedicated to the
multi-modal analysis of cognitive and affective networks as well as
their disturbances by neurological and psychiatric disorders. To this
end, we employ functional and structural MRI (with research dedicated
3T, 4T and 9.4T scanners available), meta-analyses of neuroimaging
results, database-driven modeling as well as analyses of structural
(diffusion-weighted imaging), functional (resting-state analysis) and
effective (Dynamic Causal Modeling) connectivity analyses.

Project: Developing and applying multi-variate analyses for clinical application

- Neuro-psychiatric disorders are characterized by multiple, often
interacting disturbances in brains structure, function and
connectivity. How may these be best used to classify patients from
controls? Do they relate to clinical phenotypes? Can distinct
sub-populations of patients be identified from neuroimaging?

- The key aim of this work is to employ cutting-edge methods
(cluster-analyses, machine-learning, multi-variate regression) for the
analysis of volumetric data, resting-state functional connectivity and
diffusion weighted imaging in order to identify and evaluate
neurobiological endophenotypes that may answer the above questions.

- Comprehensive neuroimaging and clinical/phenotypical data has
already been collected for large cohorts of patients with depression,
schizophrenia and PD in a multi-center setting, with new acquisitions
currently being performed. These resources allow the project to focus
on data analysis and modeling. Developing a personal focus on one of
these disorders is strongly supported.


- PhD in a field related to neuroimaging with solid publication record

- Proficiency in programming (MATLAB, Python) and/or

- Experience in resting-state or DWI analysis

Administrative: Funding is secured for an initial period of 3 years.
Payment will correspond to salary grade 13 of the German Collective
Bargaining Agreement for the Civil Services (TVöD).

To apply: Send a CV, motivation letter and contact details of two
academic referees to S.Eickhoff at fz-juelich.de and/or meet me at the
OHBM conference!


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Simon B. Eickhoff

Cognitive Neuroscience Group
Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Telefon:  +49 211 81 13018
Fax:        +49 211 81 13015
eMail:     Simon.Eickhoff at uni-duesseldorf.de


Brain Network Modelling Group
Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1)
Research Center Jülich
Telefon: +49 2461 61 8609
Fax:       +49 2461 61 2820
eMail:     S.Eickhoff at fz-juelich.de

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