The position is involved in understanding structural and functional neural correlates related to emotional processing in aging and mental health.
Dr Ziaei group at the Kavli Institute for System Neuroscience (KISN) explores the structural and functional neural networks underlying social and emotional processing in aging. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join the lab in Fall 2021 to help better understand the emotional and brain changes that occur in aging.
More specifically, Dr Ziaei’s group aims to explore how individual differences in cognitive functions and biological markers influence brain networks involved in processing social and emotional cues in the environment. We are running a multi-component, longitudinal, comprehensive study to explore biological, neural, and behavioral responses to social and emotional cues. Additionally, we are interested to investigate if these factors contribute to mental health among older adults.
The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in different aspects of this project, including the design of the project, data collection (fMRI and behavioral testing), data analysis and writing publications. Additionally, there is an opportunity for the postdoc to work on the existing dataset or generate new project, within the scope of the lab.
Application deadline: 30 April 2021