NEUROIMAGING POSITION IN EPILEPSY AT CHILDREN’S NATIONAL HOSPITAL AND THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
A position is available starting Spring/Summer 2021 in the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s National Hospital affiliated with George Washington University in Washington DC (Polerlab.org). This position involves the application of state-of-the-art functional and structural MRI imaging methods applied in clinical research. The candidate will apply methods previously developed but not used in epilepsy as well as develop novel computational imaging methods. Our aim is to apply sophisticated approaches to answer clinical questions (e.g, identify seizure focus; develop sensitive MRI metrics of cognitive reorganization; examine pre- and post-surgical changes structurally and functionally to build sensitive predictive models).
The candidate will have the opportunity to initiate his/her own research projects, mine existing data, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologists, fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.
Candidate qualifications and educational background are flexible and the position will be tailored accordingly. We prefer a postdoctoral level; however, will consider an advanced graduate student. An early career faculty position is an option as well. Appointments are for two years minimum, renewable upon mutual agreement. Candidates should have graduate school training in engineering, neuroscience, computational, or other biological sciences. Experience with computer programming and image processing is essential. Familiarity with fMRI analysis software including SPM, FSL, AFNI, and Freesurfer, as well as programming environments such as MATLAB or Python is highly desirable. Children’s National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits, competitive salaries, and excellent resources for career development.
To apply, please send a letter describing research interests and experience, curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three references to William Gaillard, MD at and Madison Berl, PhD at .