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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vision, Attention, Function
We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship for an exciting transdisciplinary project. The goal of the project is to measure visual and cognitive function and brain activity changes in patients with visual field loss as a result of disease. Our study has wide implications for how to measure, rehabilitate, and treat patients with vision loss.
The postdoctoral fellow will work with Drs. Y. Joyce Liao (neuro-ophthalmology) and Justin Gardner (psychology) at Stanford University to:
1) Design visual tasks to assess changes in higher order visual and cognitive function as a result of vision loss. Diseases include one eye partial or complete vision loss due to glaucoma, ischemia, or other causes. We may also study patients with homonymous visual field defect as a result of stroke or traumatic brain injury.
2) Acquire and analyze structural and functional MRI data to measure changes in visual field maps and cortical visual function after vision loss. The fellow will have the potential to guide cutting-edge MRI data collection and analysis techniques around novel questions in terms of visual structure and function.
- Applicants should have, or will soon have, a doctoral degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
- The ideal candidate should have an interest in the visual system and knowledge of MRI analysis and quantification as well as relevant experience in human neuroscience and behavioral measurement.
- Quantitative skills including programming and data analysis techniques as well as enthusiasm for working with clinical populations are a plus.
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