open-discussion > Two open positions in neuroimaging genetics in Bari, Italy
Feb 17, 2020  09:02 AM | Linda Antonucc
Two open positions in neuroimaging genetics in Bari, Italy
The Group of Psychiatric Neuroscience at the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy) aims to discover the biological sources of differences between individuals that make them at risk of - or resilient to -psychiatric disorders.

We are about to publish 2 calls for research fellowships in neuroimaging genetics in different projects with two PIs. Ideally, the positions are targeted at postdoctoral fellows and funding is available for several years. Outstanding predoctoral candidates will be evaluated. Expected starting dates are between May and July 2020.
Expressions of interest are welcome until positions are filled, preferably before the end of February.
The group is headed by Prof. Alessandro Bertolino and investigates the association of genetic variability with brain phenotypes, with a special focus on subjects at risk for psychiatric disorders (for recent articles from the lab, see [1], [2], [3]). Successful candidates will work in the lab of Brain Imaging, Networks, and Data mining (BIND) directed by Dr. Giulio Pergola. The department has an in-house Elekta Triux magnetoencephalography with two dedicated technicians. Two 3T MRI scanners are available in collaborating hospitals. Prof. Giuseppe Blasi and his team have access to and routinely tests patients, relatives of patients, and individuals at risk for psychosis. The environment is interdisciplinary, including psychologists, biotechnologists, and MDs, and internationally oriented, e.g., including Marie Curie awardees Dr. Pergola and Dr. Linda A. Antonucci, along with several other members trained for > 1 year in UK, USA, and Finland.
The ideal applicant is a neuroimager with international experience and a PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Neuropsychology, Computational Science, or any quantitative research field. Coding experience (Matlab, R, Unix, and/or Python) is required, whereas machine learning and graph theory expertise are a plus. Successful candidates are expected to have at least one published/submitted lead author paper. We expect the successful candidate to be motivated and research-oriented. It is equally important to have a team-working attitude and a motivation to fit in the group. Proficiency in Italian is not required.
Consider applying even if you only have strong coding and analytic skills – definitely apply if you think you have smart ideas on how to analyze multimodal neuroimaging/genetic/neuropsychological data from hundreds of subjects.
The University of Bari Aldo Moro is one the largest Italian universities (50.000 students, 1500 permanent professors and researchers, 1500 units of technicians and administrative staff). Bari is a sunny city located by the sea, and the third largest Italian city south of Rome. The cost of living is low relative to Italian standards.
Please contact Dr. Giulio Pergola sending a CV and the contact details of at least two references if you would like to have more information on the positions and on the ongoing projects (