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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 841 - Neurology
Requisition Number: PD13-1537110
NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristina Simonyan in the Department of Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. The research emphases of the laboratory is on understanding brain mechanisms of normal and disordered voice and speech production as well as identifying the neurological correlates of primary focal dystonias using a multi-modal neuroimaging approach (fMRI, DTI, high-resolution MRI, PET). The specific project will involve understanding brain abnormalities associated with genetic risk factors in patients with spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral testing. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians.
Qualifications included PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. The ideal candidate should be independent, self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have solid knowledge of image processing using computational (Linux, MATLAB) and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods.
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