[FieldTrip] Postdoctoral research positions, University of Nottingham

Johanna Zumer johanna.zumer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 11:12:39 CET 2014

On behalf of Matt:

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From: Matthew Brookes <Matthew.Brookes at nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: 2014-11-11 16:54 GMT+00:00
Subject: [megcommunity] Postdoctoral research positions, University of
To: MEGCOMMUNITY at jiscmail.ac.uk

The Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham
is seeking to recruit two Research Associate/Fellows in the field of
magnetoencephalography (MEG). Successful candidates will work on developing
and applying novel ways to measure and understand the intrinsic modes of
functional coupling between functionally specific brain regions.
Specifically, areas of development will include: i) New ways to model
neural oscillations in local circuits; ii) Novel methods to characterize
long range linear and non-linear coupling and iii) Measurement of dynamic
changes in functional connectivity during basic sensory and cognitive
tasks. In addition, since electrophysiological activity and connectivity is
mediated by neurochemistry, successful candidates will also be involved in
performing parallel ultra-high field (7T) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H
and 13C) experiments in order to relate the concentration of cortical
neurotransmitters (glutamate/GABA) to electrophysiological metrics in MEG.
Finally these metrics will be applied in schizophrenia in order to gain new
insight into how impaired network activity and connectivity underlies core

The University of Nottingham has been at the forefront of imaging since the
introduction of MRI in the 1970’s. Indeed a rich history of novel
developments resulted in the award of a Nobel Prize to Sir Peter Mansfield
in 2003. The Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre (SPMMRC), now
headed by Prof. Peter Morris, remains at the forefront of neuroimaging
development with significant contributions in the fields of MRI, MEG,
multi-modal imaging, and simultaneous EEG/fMRI. The Centre is equipped with
a 275 channel MEG, 7T, 3T and 1.5T MR systems as well as MR compatible 64
channel EEG. In addition, a £9m investment by the Medical Research Council
(announced in October 2014) will see upgrades to 7T and MEG as well as the
introduction of wide bore 3T and upright MRI systems, to begin in 2015.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) or be nearing completion in
neuroimaging and strong interest/experience in developing methods plus an
undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or appropriately
related discipline.

There are two fixed term posts available, one for two years and one for
three years duration from 1 January 2015.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Matt Brookes, tel: 0115 9515188
or email matthew.brookes at nottingham.ac.uk.

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