We are looking to hire a motivated postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a research team focused on a cutting-edge noninvasive brain stimulation technique —low intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU)— to understand the neurocircuitry underlying psychiatric disorders and addiction. The Veterans Affairs-funded research crosses multiple disciplines, including noninvasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging (fMRI), computational neuroscience, and translational clinical research. We will use LIFU with fMRI to modulate brain areas involved in addiction and examine alterations in underlying neurocircuitry.
This is a great opportunity to join a highly interdisciplinary, translational research team working on a funded (4 year) project that leverages neuroimaging expertise at George Mason University (Laboratory of Frank Krueger, Ph.D.) and the translational research excellence with noninvasive brain stimulation at the Veterans Administration (Laboratory of Mary Lee, M.D.). Importantly, candidates completing this post-doc will have the possibility to apply for further career grant funding through the Veterans Administration Office of Research and Development Career Development awards.
What the ideal candidate looks like:
- Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field.
- Experience with scripting/programming languages (MATLAB, Python, R, etc.) and familiarity with MRI data analysis (fMRI, RS-fMRI, etc.) is a must.
*Position to start Fall 2022