Post-doctoral fellowship position in the CNL

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship position in The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory (CNL; under the directorship of Dr. Gagan Wig) at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The CNL is one of six research laboratories in UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity: a dynamic and highly collaborative research center with a strong focus on healthy and pathological aging. The CNL’s research program focuses on the large-scale network organization of the human brain, and how it changes over the adult lifespan in health and disease. A combination of methodological approaches (e.g., Resting-state fMRI, task-evoked fMRI, DTI, TMS, neuropsychological testing) are utilized in conjunction with network analysis and modeling tools to understand brain network structure and function at rest and in the context of mnemonic and attentional tasks. The laboratory works in close collaboration with a number of other laboratories including those based at the Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) on a collection of large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal projects. Brain imaging is performed at UTSW’s Advanced Imaging Research Center, which houses 2 research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners (32 channel head-coils, simultaneous eye-tracking and EEG capabilities) and PET (including amyloid) imaging.

The successful candidate should have a background (Ph.D.) in Cognitive or Systems Neuroscience, experience in brain imaging acquisition and analysis (e.g., fMRI, PET, DTI, EEG, MEG, Morphometry), and strong skills in statistical and experimental methods. Proficiency in mathematical software and/or programming languages is required (MATLAB, C, Python); strong writing skills are highly desired. Equally important, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a collaborative environment.

The position is available immediately, although the start date is negotiable; the length of the position will be two years with possibility for extension. Competitive packages will be provided, based on experience.

Interested applicants are welcome to email Dr. Wig at (gwig@utdallas.edu); please include a CV with a brief description of your research interests and career goals.

 

RA position in the ArtSciLab for fall 2014

The ArtSciLab in the ATEC program at the University of Texas seeks a qualified Masters or PhD student for a position building visualization and sonification software. The project involves a collaboration between ATEC Faculty Roger Malina, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Max Schich, Andrew Blanton with Professor Gagan Wig in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. A well qualified applicant  will have some prior experience programing in C++, Java, and JavaScript. The student will develop knowledge and skills in visual programming languages including MAX/Msp, Pure Data, etc. and expertise in data visualization, sonification and OpenGL.

Contact roger.malina@utdallas.edu and send us C.V.

 

Join our lab!

The CNL is always looking for excited and motivated individuals to join our team!  We are currently looking for dedicated research assistants, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.  If you are interested in the work we’re doing, we urge you to contact us. As a first step, please email your cover letter and CV/resume to gwig@utdallas.edu.

 

Participate in research studies

We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in our research studies! Our studies involve various techniques, ranging from monitoring of brain structure and activity (e.g., functional and anatomical MRI) and non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g., TMS) to computer-based or pen-and-paper behavioral tests and surveys. Please refer to the flyer(s) below for more details on participating in any ongoing studies with the CNL:

For more information about our studies, eligibility requirements, and what participation would entail, please contact us at CNLAB@utdallas.edu or 972-883-3744.