The Gordon Center for Medical Imaging (GCMI) in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, MA has an opening for highly qualified individuals at the postdoctoral level to work with Dr. Corinna Bauer. The Bauer Lab of Neuroimaging and Vision Science is part of the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at MGH and is focused on characterizing the long-term neurodevelopmental consequences of early brain injury. In particular, the lab implements multimodal image reconstruction and analysis, including structural, diffusion, functional, and relaxometry-based MRI methods, in conjunction with visual psychophysics to investigate the link between early brain damage and cerebral visual impairments. This postdoc will be involved in an NEI-funded project using multimodal MRI imaging and psychophysics to investigate the relationship between neural network integrity and connectivity and visuo-perceptual dysfunctions in youths and young adult survivors of early developmental brain injury. The candidate will also be part of ongoing collaborative efforts. The ideal start date is around November, 2022.
Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuropsychology, physics, computer science, engineering, or a related field. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills as well as proficiency in computer programming and prior experience in diffusion imaging are essential. Prior experience with functional MRI or relaxometry is advantageous. Experience working with pediatric populations or individuals with disabilities is also beneficial. The successful candidate will have joint appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
The Bauer lab fosters innovative research and values open communication, mutual respect, teamwork, and scientific curiosity. We strive to create an environment of honesty, integrity, and dedication to translational neuroscience. Dr. Bauer is committed to mentoring her trainees and helping them develop the skills that will set them up for a long and successful research career. The training environment will include opportunities for professional development, group lab meetings, seminars, and journal clubs, as well as individualized mentoring. The successful candidate will also be trained in grantsmanship and have the opportunity to present research at national and international multidisciplinary scientific conferences (including OHBM, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Vision Sciences Society) and through manuscript preparation and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The Department of Radiology offers extensive core research facilities, including several MRI scanners, a new digital time-of-flight PET/CT scanner, and brain and whole body PET/MRI scanners. The Gordon Center maintains a substantial large-scale shared memory computing facility for parametric image analysis, tomographic reconstruction, Monte Carlo simulation, and other computationally intensive research applications. The successful applicant can interact collaboratively with a large (150+), growing research group in diverse areas of imaging technology and applications.
MGH & HMS are equal-opportunity, affirmative action employers. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.