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Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies of Blind and Sighted Individuals

We are seeking a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience (or a related discipline) to work on sensory cortical organization and cross-modal plasticity in blind humans and sighted controls to determine the functional organization of the visual cortex in the early blind, examine whether nonvisual information is processed hierarchically in the visual cortex of the blind, and to identify the structural basis of adaptive changes in the blind. The position is supported by an R01 grant from the National Eye Institute (R01 EY018923 05) and involves auditory neuroimaging as well as behavioral studies.

The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition, led by Dr. Josef Rauschecker, in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University (linc.georgetown.edu). Our laboratory has expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and nonhuman primate electrophysiology. We have access to a state-of-the-art TIM Trio Siemens 3-Tesla MRI scanner at the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in fMRI (including multivoxel pattern analyses) of humans. Essential qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Science or other closely related field, background in behavioral studies of the auditory system and/or experience working with blind individuals. All candidates must possess strong quantitative skills (e.g. Matlab, Python) and/or experience with brain imaging software packages (e.g. BrainVoyager, SPM, E-Prime).

Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names of 2-3 referees.

Follow the links below to learn more:

Georgetown University: www.georgetown.edu

Neuroscience department: neuro.georgetown.edu

 

Contact the lab at rauscheckerlab@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-8842 for more information.