Postdoc in Brain Networks at IMT Lucca (www.imtlucca.it). Deadline for applications is October 26th 2012.
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Brain Network Analysis, with specific emphasis on the reconstruction of networks from time-signal analysis and the detection of communities. Other than a PhD in NMR and international experience in the field, candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications and should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit.
The appointed candidate will join the NATWORKS - Natural Networks research unit (http://natworks.imtlucca.it/) and specifically the APrICor (Analysis and Processing of Image Correlation) project. The project’s main objective is the definition of a framework for the interpretation of dynamical, multiparametric biomedical images based on advanced statistical analysis methods. More specifically, it will explore the benefits of a complex-network representation of spatially and temporally correlated signals to extract topological features that may be informative of the underlying dynamical processes. The project will establish and validate biological correlates for these features, in order to make this framework useful for biological and medical research purposes. Software tools based on these concepts will be developed and integrated within a flexible platform for image analysis that will be made available to the scientific community.
IMT Lucca is a public international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete applications. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance.
For further information about the position and the online form, applicants can refer to the website, or can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.