Jobs

Postdoc Position in Neuroimaging (m/f/d)

Employer

Ludwig Maximilian University

Location

Munich, Germany

Principal Investigator

Nicolai Franzmeier

Contact

Dr. Nicolai Franzmeier
AG Ewers
nicolai.franzmeier@med.uni-muenchen.de
LMU Klinikum
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 17
81377 Munich
Germany

Description

The ISD is a translational research institute that bridges the traditional barriers between academic medicine and basic science (www.isd-research.de). A major focus of the neuroimaging research at the ISD is to investigate the mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, using MRI- and PET-based human neuroimaging data. The third-party-funded research project aims to examine how brain networks are implicated in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A particular emphasis will be on network-based modeling of the progression of amyloid and tau pathology. A second focus will be on understanding functional brain network mechanisms that help attenuate cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.

The position will be in the neuroimaging unit of the ISD, in an international, dynamic and “open-door” atmosphere, with access to state-of the art imaging facilities and technologies and multinational datasets on Alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging. The applicant will work in a group of experienced Ph.D. students, postdocs, and technicians. Salary will be according to TV-L and the position funded for up to three years. The Ludwig Maximilians Universität is an equal-opportunity employer. Individuals of all nationalities, genders, ages, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We give priority to applicants with a disability and essentially equal qualifications.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, biostatistics or related fields and have extensive experience in statistics, programming (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) and analyses of human MRI or PET neuroimaging data. Neuroanatomical or medical knowledge is strongly recommended. Suitable candidates should be highly motivated, with an interest in neurodegenerative diseases and clinically oriented research and a high degree of independence.