Res Post Doc Fellow - 64015

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building 

Req ID: 137359

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Optical Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has an open position for a postdoctoral research fellow. Our laboratory’s preclinical research focuses on improving the understanding of pediatric neuronal injury using optical neuroimaging and small animal models of stroke, hypoxia, and other diseases. In particular, we are interested in the use of resting-state methods, including functional connectivity. The fellow would have the opportunity to work on a wide range of research challenges, including (1) new statistical methods for optical neuroimaging data processing, (2) the development of biomarkers for the detection of acute neurologic injury, and (3) the use of connectivity metrics to understand how normal brain development is perturbed by injury. This project is highlight translational with the goal of building a robust and reproducible preclinical foundation at the bench to enable the development of bedside clinical imaging. The fellow would be expected to supervise junior laboratory members, distribute their findings through presentations and publications, and contribute to grant proposals.


Applicants should be willing to work both independently and in team environments. As our laboratory collaborates with multiple other laboratories, organizational and team-management skills are important. An ideal candidate would have prior experience (and a publication record) in functional neuroimaging (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional optical neuromonitoring); experience specifically in optical methods is not required. The position is contingent on continued funding.


The ideal candidate will have experience in and a productive publication record in the field of functional neuroimaging.

Additionally, successful candidates should have programming experience in data analysis software (e.g., MATLAB) and prior experience with vertebrate animal models.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

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