The Imaging Genetics Center in Marina del Rey is looking for a full-time postdoctoral scholar. The person hired will use neuroimaging data to investigate the relationship between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease risk. A PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field is required. Major duties include analyzing MRI brain scans, performing statistical analyses (including structural equation modeling), reporting and publishing results, and helping to supervise staff.
- Experience performing structural equation modeling
- Experience analyzing MRI scans of the brain
- Prior work studying cognitive aging or a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease
- Strong publication record.
- Ability to solve research problems independently.
- Excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
The Imaging Genetics Center is part of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and Laboratory of Neuroimaging (INI, www.ini.usc.edu) - world leaders in the development of advanced computational and scientific approaches for the comprehensive mapping of brain structure and function. INI’s unique multidisciplinary environment and cutting-edge resources allow for integration of clinical, psychological and genotypic information with neuroimaging phenotypes for research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology.
To apply or to gain more information, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your research interests, relevant experience, and what you are looking for in your next job.
Minimum education: PhD or equivalent doctorate within previous three years
Minimum experience: 0-1 year. Analysis, assessment/evaluation, communication - written and oral skills, organization, planning, problem identification and resolution, project management, research
Minimum field of expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.