A Postdoctoral research position is available at Center for BrainHealth, in collaboration with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Virtual Reality Touch Lab at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. This position presents the unparalleled opportunity to coordinate and develop a newly funded project on virtual reality haptics, sensory integration & perception, and fine motor integration within a dynamic research team combining ERP, EEG, fMRI, structural brain morphometric measures and behavioral measures to answer both basic and applied questions in clinical and cognitive neuroscience.
*PhD preferably completed in neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurocognition, engineering, or related field (biomedical or similar fields will be considered)
* Background in single trial EEG analysis and Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
*Interest in perception sensory processing, motor learning, and the link to emotions and cognition
*Familiarity with fMRI, and other physiological measures would be advantageous
*Background in matlab and programming codes, such as open GL and/or C++, would be advantageous
*Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary highly collaborative research team
*Interest in translational research between neuroscience and clinical populations
*Ability to interact with & encourage clinical participants in the research studies is required
*Strong record & potential for scholarly productivity (specifically in BCI).
The Center for BrainHealth is located in downtown Dallas adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The Center’s research is dedicated to applying cutting edge brain research to clinical populations to study brain plasticity. These projects cover a wide range of cognitive functions across the life-span, across a multitude of disorders, and across the most current functional brain imaging technologies.
Access to state of the art facilities including: Philips 3T research-dedicated MRI scanner, Four Neuroscan SynAmps2 systems equipped for both 64 and 128 channel recordings, newly installed SenseGraphics 3D-LIW large environment workstation and SensAble phantom haptic device, Biopak MP150 system for recording physiological data, and eye-tracking monitors for behavioral measures.
Established access available to special subject populations including: Alzheimers Disease (AD), Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), ADHD, Autism, Military and Former Military, as well as healthy Aging, Stroke, Adolescent, and Pediatric groups. Strong ties present to medical research located at the adjacent UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Benefits of the job include:
*Ability to be involved with established, innovative, multidisciplinary collaborations.
*Ability to work on research projects highly relevant to health outcomes.
*Potential for high publication rate
*High potential for innovation in research design
*Competitive salary and benefits
*One year position, renewable for 2nd year based upon performance and productivity
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. UT Dallas strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty and administration.