Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.


The research will be carried out in the CNS Imaging Group at the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT), University of Pennsylvania.

The CAROT Center exhibits a successful and solid foundation in clinically relevant ocular research and treatment, and has embarked on translational research to better understand the intricate handshaking between the eye and the brain.

Job description

The successful candidate will support NIH-funded collaboration between the CNS Imaging Group and several other departments at the University of Pennsylvania such as Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, and Radiology.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, computers (image processing), or a similar field
  • Familiarity in human neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, fMRI, DTI)
  • Interest in learning network theory and its application to diseased population
  • Strong programming skills, mainly in MATLAB, PEARL, and Unix shell scripting
  • Ability to communicate and work in a diverse interdisciplinary research team

Additional desired skills

  • Knowledge of graph theory
  • Familiarity with neuroimaging software such as FreeSurfer, AFNI, BrainVoyager, and FSL

The position is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is initially for a period of 1 year, but renewable for 3 years.

How to apply

Prepare the following information and contact Manzar Ashtari:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter stating your research interests
  • Contact information for three references

The position is immediately available. The closing date for applying is August 28, 2017. Read more information about this job here.

About the employer

The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740. It is the oldest university in the USA.


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