Postdoc, University of Montreal, 2y, Neuroimaging

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuroscience)
Site: University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal of the CSMTL
Department: Research
Reports to: Principal Investigators
Hours: 40 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-Time (2 years)

The Neuroimaging of Emotions Lab (NiEmoLab at CRIUGM, criugm.qc.ca) affiliated with University of Montreal, is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow for the research project:

Impact of neuroimaging, neuropsychiatric and proteomic factors on cognitive performance in Parkinson’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment, and their potential to predict future evolution of clinical and cognitive performance.

The project builds on an existing research platform and involves cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of neuroimaging, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, clinical and proteomic data. Current working data were extracted from online databases (PPMI, ADNI, NACC, CIMAQ) as well as in the frame of our collaboration with the PCAN lab of University of Calgary. Neuroimaging structural and functional resting-state data were processed. Diffusion data processing requires further adjustments (Dipy). A second part of the project that involves comprehensive neuropsychiatric assessments, is undergoing acquisition now and is expected to be ready for analysis in early 2022. Project is funded by the Fonds de Recherche de Québec Santé, Parkinson Québec, Parkinson Canada.

Experience requirements:

  • proficient knowledge of python, on statistical analysis (e.g., nilearn, scikit-learn, statsmodels, scipy ) that will be implemented in our pipeline (github.com/alexhanganu/nimb).
  • ability to write scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical engineering, Biomedical sciences, or Psychology
  • Experience with neuroimaging and connectivity analysis techniques (Freesurfer, FSL, Dipy, PPI, ICA, graph theory) are advantageous.

Funding is available for 2 years, renewable. Selected candidate is expected to apply for external bursaries. The amount of the bursary will be determined based on experience and recent scientific productivity.

Please send applications (Cover letter, CV, names of 3 references including current supervisor and github repository) to:
Alexandru Hanganu: alexandru.hanganu@umontreal.ca (Primary Supervisor) and
Oury Monchi: oury.monchi@ucalgary.ca (Co-Supervisor)

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