Postdoctoral Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine

About the job

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position (immediate start) in the Department of Radiology’s Brain Health Imaging Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Sudhin A. Shah, PhD on mechanisms underlying recovery of cognitive function following adult and pediatric brain injury.

Cognitive dysfunction – the impaired ability to perceive, plan, reason and remember- is among the most common and debilitating consequences of brain injury. At present we lack the ability to predict how it will evolve after injury, and effectively treat it. Our research program aims to identify the individual specific neurobiological changes that underlie cognitive impairments following injury and use the knowledge to create prognostic models that predict how cognitive ability will change with time after injury, track spontaneous and intervened recovery and inform therapeutic interventions that aim to reduce impairment. We employ multimodal imaging tools – EEG, PET and MRI in our work. Projects include extracting passive and real-time correlates of natural language processing and attention in both pediatric and adult populations.

PhD/doctorate in engineering, computer science, computer systems engineering, physics, mathematics, cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines
Strong analytical, quantitative, and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Python)
Strong motivation to learn new research methods
Proven ability to work independently
Excellent skills in written and spoken English

Expertise in statistical methods and analysis of neuroimaging data
Evidence of published peer-reviewed research
Experience in designing and conducting experiments in cognitive neuroscience
Experience with clinical research

• Interactions with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and clinicians
• Interactions with a wide network of national and international collaborators
• Attending and networking at national conferences
• Structured training program (
• Develop and lead independent research projects

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:
• A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the dissertation defense, title of the dissertation, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
• An example of programming skills
• A complete list of publications
• A statement of interest – summarizing past/current work and future goals (<1 page)
• Three letters of reference or contact details for follow-up

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