Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroimaging
A postdoctoral research fellow position at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is available with immediate start in the Knight Lab. The position is initially available for a 1-year period with the possibility of extension to 2-3years, depending on further funding. This project examines functional (fMRI) and structural (MRI & DTI) brain circuits in children and adolescents with lupus (particularly CNS lupus). A substantial amount of MRI, behavioural and clinical data already exists for this project and the motivated researcher will be able to start analysis and writing immediately.
We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work in close collaboration with engineers, project coordinators, the PI, external collaborators and stakeholders in analysing pre-existing and new MRI, clinical and behavioural data. Neuroimaging experience is necessary.
As a postdoc in this position you will be expected to:
- hold a PhD in a relevant area (physics, engineering, computer sciences, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging);
- have experience with MRI/DTI analyses;
- hold a track record in research commensurate with your level of experience post-PhD;
- have experience with programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, or R) and signal processing/time series analyses;
- have excellent communication skills (oral and written);
- be able to work independently and meet progress report deadlines.
A background knowledge of psychiatric and neurological disease would be advantageous.
Your Work Environment
The principal investigator on this project is Dr. Andrea Knight.
The candidate will be based in the Neurosciences & Mental Health Program, the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. You will work closely with affiliated staff and students who use neuroimaging to study typical and atypical populations.
Salary commensurate with experience, depending on qualifications and experience post-PhD. In addition, we offer an attractive groups benefits package, that includes coverage for dental, drug and medical.
The employment will be for a period of 1-year, with a possibility of extension to 2-years on performance, and 3 years depending on funding.
Toronto is a world-class city, rated in the top ten cities worldwide for its livability. It has a rich & vibrant neuroscience community.
The institute offers many opportunities for career development and additional extracurricular training as part of the Research Training Centre.
The post is available from May 29th, 2023 and will remain open until the position is filled.
Contact Dr. Andrea Knight via [email protected] for more information.
If you wish to apply directly, please send an academic CV, a short cover letter with research statement/interests (maximum 2 sides), your most significant peer-reviewed publication/preprint and the names of two references.