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Postdoctoral Fellow in Multifactorial Brain Analysis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Employer

Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Principal Investigator

Yasser Iturria Medina

Contact

Interested persons should send their CV, a cover letter stating research interests, and two reference letters. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Description

a highly motivated postdoctoral student is sought to join the Neuroinformatics for Personalized Medicine lab (NeuroPM) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and the Kalra lab for Neuroimaging and ALS Research (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada). The postdoc will be under the supervision of Professors Yasser Iturria-Medina and Sanjay Kalra, and will be expected to collaborate with multiple associated groups. The project, for one year and potentially extendable for another year, includes the analysis of direct multifactorial brain interactions and intra-brain network spreading of aberrant effects in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

The NeuroPM lab is affiliated with the Healthy Brain for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative, the Ludmer Center, and the McConnell Brain Imaging Center, involving computationally intensive and interdisciplinary research on the brain. The MNI is an internationally renowned institution, characterized by the integration of research and patient care. The Kalra Lab has the mission of improving our understanding of ALS biology through brain imaging and translational research. It is the central coordinating site for the Canadian ALS Neuroimaging Consortium (CALSNIC), a multicenter research platform for the collection of harmonized imaging and behavioural data.

Requirements

Interested candidates should have a solid background in brain imaging and Matlab. Experience in neurodegeneration and brain computational modeling will be an asset.