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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Neuroimaging, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 11814

Updated: March 3, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: Summer/Fall 2017 or negotiable
Salary: $50,000 per annum plus benefits

The Department of Radiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work with Dr. Catherine Lebel in the area of pediatric neuroimaging. Applicants should be interested in the neuroimaging investigations of brain development and brain abnormalities in developmental disorders.

Dr. Lebel is an Asssistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, and a member of the Child & Adolescent Imaging Research (CAIR) program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The CAIR program has a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner and a rapidly growing program in pediatric brain imaging. Her research is supported by CIHR, NSERC, and NeuroDevNet. Dr. Lebel has substantial experience investigating structural brain development in childhood and brain abnormalities in children with brain disorders, including prenatal exposure to alcohol. Dr. Lebel collaborates closely with neuropsychologists, experts in mental health, and other neuroimaging researchers at the University of Calgary.

The postdoctoral scholar will work with Dr. Lebel to study relationships between structural and functional brain development and language ability in young children. This study aims to examine connections between prenatal factors (e.g., nutrition, maternal mental health), structural/functional brain changes as measured by MRI, and language development in early childhood. The project will involve advanced analysis and processing of longitudinal neuroimaging data from children aged 2-6 years.

Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, medical sciences, or other relevant discipline, and experience with MR image processing and analysis.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcript, and three (3) recommendation letters to clebel@ucalgary.ca.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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