A postdoctoral position in monkey fMRI
Seeking two postdoctoral fellows for monkey connectome project at Zhejiang University. Existing connectomes have offered great advances in our understanding of brain networks. However, greater spatial resolution is needed to observe column-based functionally specific networks. We have developed a new in vivo functional tract tracing technique, combining laser stimulation and 7T fMRI with custom made multiarray coils, to achieve a columnar connectome. We seek candidates with strong (1) fMRI background, (2) computational and mathematical background, and/or (3) optical and engineering background. Any of the following will be considered a plus: fMRI experience, strong quantitative and analytical skills, familiarity with MRI analysis platform (e.g. matlab, AFNI,…), understanding of primate brain circuitry, experience with brain connectomes. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Zhejiang University’s Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience & Technology (ziint.zju.edu.cn/en/index.asp) is home to 15 labs, an MRI center for human and nonhuman primate research, coil making facility, nonhuman primate facility, 2 photon and high throughput microscopy, computer cluster, and viral vector core. We foster an environment of exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary interaction. English is the common language; lectures and seminars are given in English.
Zhejiang University is located in Hangzhou, China, an hour by bullet train from Shanghai. Home to beautiful West Lake, Hangzhou is both a modern and a historical city, with an emphasis on culture and environment. Direct flights to Hangzhou are available from LAX, Amsterdam, and multiple cities in Asia.
Interested candidates should send a CV, names of 3 references, and a statement of research interests to Dr. Anna Wang Roe at email@example.com.
Zhejiang University Director of Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technologe