Functional Neuroimaging Clinical Research Fellowship
The ideal candidate would have a M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical training in neurology, neurosurgery, or neuroradiology. Ideally, they would also have strong computer and engineering skills, and experience with functional MRI (fMRI), PET, magnetoencephalography and/or electroencepholography (MEG/EEG). The fellow would interpret advanced functional neuroimaging studys, attend meetings relating to presurgical mapping, and undertake independent research. The candidate will interact with world-class engineers, physicists, and physicians at the MGH-Martinos Center, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance medical science. Training would include research integrating and evaluating high-field MRI, MR-PET, and MEG/EEG in epilepsy and other subjects.
REQUIREMENTS: M.D. with a residency in radiology, neurology, or neurosurgery. Additional degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Cognitive Neuroscience is helpful, but not required. Candidates must be able to work independently. Programming experience is desired. Good organizational skills is a must.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
CONTACT: Please email Dr. Steven Stufflebeam with a cover letter and CV to sms at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu. Two letters of recommendation will be required. If you have any questions please email Dr. Stufflebeam or call (617) 726-0963.
Research Assistant Position
The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow and research assistant in the area of software development for non-invasive neuroscience analysis.
This fellowship is funded by and part of the TRANSFORM DBS project, a Federally funded initiative to revolutionize psychiatric treatment through large-scale human neuroscience and the development of new devices for electrical brain stimulation. The fellow will have an opportunity to work directly with leaders in psychiatry, neurosurgery, neurology, and brain imaging. We anticipate substantial opportunities for mentoring, collaboration development, and high-visibility publication. The project is part of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, and both data and software will be widely disseminated. Previous projects in the Martinos Center, including Freesurfer and MNE, have gained widespread adoption as standards in the neuroscience community.
As part of TRANSFORM, a team of investigators will be gathering non-invasive (fMRI, MEG, and EEG) and invasive (ECOG, LFP, single unit) data from awake behaving humans across a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions. These data will feed computational modeling that intends to capture aspects of the brain at sub-cellular to hemispheric scales, which in turn will inform the development of neurostimulators that sense and modify the brain’s electrical activity. To achieve this aim, data from these multiple modalities must be fused into a unified representation for combined analysis, visualization, and dissemination. This involves multiple challenges, including inverse (source localization) techniques for deep/subcortical sources, representation of both volume and surface-patch sources in the same visualization/analysis tools, and accurate visualization of data acquired in the same brain but at multiple points in time/space. In later years, the project scope of work will expand to expand considerations in signal processing and noise mitigation, with the aim of creating turn-key solutions to take data directly from scanners into cleaned and visualizable representations.
The fellow will address these challenges by developing extensions to the MNE and Freesurfer packages under the direction of Drs. Steven Stufflebeam and Matti Hamalainen. The initial focus will be on co-registration and co-visualization of fMRI with MEG/EEG and invasive with non-invasive data. Subsequent work, selected partially under the fellow’s discretion, will involve further topics in signal processing and source localization. This is a rich area with many unresolved questions, and we anticipate that the incumbent will be able to establish a foothold in an area for future independent investigation post-fellowship. Through the collaboration, substantial mathematical and statistical methods consulting will be available to assist with this.
Requirements for the post-doc position include:
Requirements for the research assistant position include:
Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate at least one of:
Duration: The successful candidate will be expected to commit to a position of at least two years. We are willing to extend up to four years, contingent on good performance, cultural fit, and availability of ongoing funding.
Start date: Earliest possible
Contact: Prof. Steven Stufflebeam
To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting particularly relevant qualifications, a complete CV with list of publications, as well as the contacts of at least two references (including your PhD supervisor).
Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage candidates of every national origin, ethnicity, sexual/gender orientation, and disability to apply if they are able to fulfill the position requirements. Candidates need not be US citizens or permanent residents.
A full-time Research Assistant (RA) position is available at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Applicants must have excellent computer skills. They would be involved in acquiring and analyzing functional MRI (fMRI) combined with magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencepholography (EEG), and comparing the results with intracranial neurophysiology measurements. This would be an excellent position for someone interested in a 1-2 year position prior to applicaiton to graduate school or medical school.
REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics. Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is possible for candidates who have excellent quantitative and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work independently. Experience with MATLAB and Unix is a must. If you have any questions please email Dr. Stufflebeam or call (617) 726-0963.
apply, email CV, description of research experience, and statement of
goals and interests to: Steven Stufflebeam sms at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu.
HST M.D. Student Research Assistant
A Research Assistant (RA) for an HST M.D. student is available at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Applicants must have excellent computer skills. The student would attend meetings relating to presurgical evaluation of epilepsy, and brain tumor patients. The position duties include call patients for research studies involving functional imaging. They would also be involved in acquiring and analyzing functional MRI (fMRI) combined with magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencepholography (EEG), and comparing the results with intracranial neurophysiology measurements. The project would make an excellent M.D. thesis.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be an HST student in the M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs. Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field. Candidates must be able to work independently. Experience with MATLAB and Unix is suggested, but not a requirement. If you have any questions please email Dr. Stufflebeam or call (617) 726-0963.
To apply, email CV, description of research experience, and statement of goals and interests to: Steven Stufflebeam sms at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu.