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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroimaging of Aging

The Connect Lab – Brain Connectivity and Aging, in the Department of Psychology and Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimaging, specifically functional and structural MRI. The main focus of the Connect Lab, directed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux, is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity and changes in cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. Individuals with an interest in: resting state fMRI, diffusion MRI, healthy aging, and/or early detection of neurodegenerative disease, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field and have demonstrated early-career expertise in MRI research, preferably with a focus on resting state fMRI and/or diffusion MRI. The applicant should have strong skills in statistical data analysis and have experience with MRI data analysis software. While experience with aging and/or Alzheimer’s disease research is not required, the applicant should have a strong interest in applications of neuroimaging to the study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The applicant should have excellent writing skills and an early publication record as first author. The successful applicant will be able to function both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.

The position is available immediately, but start date is negotiable.

Interested individuals can send their CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their research interests and goals to: Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux (damoiseaux@wayne.edu).

Graduate Students

Dr. Damoiseaux is currently accepting graduate student applications. Students with an interest in functional or structural brain connectivity (i.e. resting state fMRI and diffusion weighted imaging), normal aging, early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and/or age-related changes in cognition are encouraged to apply.

For admission requirements and academic curriculum, please refer to the Department of Psychology and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience pages. For more information on specific research options, please contact Dr. Damoiseaux (damoiseaux@wayne.edu).

Undergraduate Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants assist with data entry, administration of neuropsychological tests, MRI data processing and other appropriate research duties as they arise. This opportunity is great for junior or senior undergraduates who are looking for research experience in a cognitive neuroscience lab. Volunteers should expect to put in around 8-10 hours of work a week. If you are interested, send a letter of interest and CV to Jessica Hayes (jessica.hayes2@wayne.edu).