Postdoctoral Research Associate Modeling and Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The University of Sydney

School of Physics

Closing date: 9th June 2017

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the School of Physics for an opportunity to work in the Complex Systems Group of Professor Peter Robinson on a collaborative project with Dr Mark Schira of the University of Wollongong on an ARC-funded project. Professor Robinson also holds a Laureate Fellowship and his group participates in the ARC Center of Excellence for Integrative Brain function, the Cooperative Research Center for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, the NHMRC-funded Center of Research Excellence in Translational Neurobiology, Neurosleep, and the Center for Complex Systems, and has wide collaborations across the University, Australia, and internationally.

The successful applicant will join a team that works on a wide variety of theoretical and computational topics in brain dynamics, starting from a physical perspective. The focus of the position will be on quantitatively modeling the processes that lead from neural activity to the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal that is detected in functional MRI experiments, and on applying these results in collaboration with experimentalists. Key applications will be to improve the interpretation and usefulness of high resolution fMRI through modeling fine-scale tissue structure and stimulus characteristics, particularly in visual cortex. Active collaborations will be pursued with experimentalists at the University of Wollongong, which the appointee will visit approximately weekly.

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