Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Employer

University of Pennsylvania

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Principal Investigator

David Wolk

Contact

David.wolk@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Description

The Penn Memory Center (PMC) and Penn Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL) are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position to study structural and functional alterations of the medial temporal lobe (MTL) associated with aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. The postdoctoral fellow will support NIH-funded collaborative projects of David Wolk and Paul Yushkevich, utilizing and developing advanced morphometric image analysis methods with a focus on MTL subregions. The researchers are interested in the interaction and consequences of normal aging, vascular disease, and molecular markers of Alzheimer’s disease on MTL structure and function. Multimodal imaging, including 3T/7T MRI, Amyloid PET, and Tau PET will be employed along with experimental memory measures.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or an equivalent field, have proven technical ability in image analysis, and a demonstrated publication record. Background knowledge in memory, cognitive neuroscience of aging/Alzheimer's disease, MTL segmentation, scripting languages, and behavioral statistical analyses are highly desirable. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities for first-author papers in competitive conferences and/or leading journals in his or her field. Primary responsibilities in this position include the analysis, interpretation, and scientific presentation of structural and functional MRI and behavioral data related to ongoing projects of MTL subregional structure and function.