The AphasiaLab at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a post-doctoral position funded by grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This position will be supervised by Drs. Julius Fridriksson (University of South Carolina), Leonardo Bonilha (Medical University of South Carolina), and Roozbeh Behroozmand (University of South Carolina). The primary research focus of this position is to study behavioral and neurophysiological aspects of speech and language disorders in patients with post-stroke aphasia. This research relies on a range of methodologies such as Elecro-Encephalography (EEG), functional neuroimaging (fMRI), transcranial brain stimulation (tDCS), Voxel-based Lesion Symptom Mapping (VLSM), and brain connectivity analysis. Individuals with a background in clinical research related to speech and language processing, especially in the area of aphasia, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The responsibilities of a successful applicant will include: working on ongoing studies in the area of aphasiology, writing manuscripts, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, and proposing and conducting new studies. In-depth guidance will be provided in the scientific areas covered by the AphasiaLab as well as grant writing.
The applicant will have the opportunity to work with research in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR) at the University of South Carolina and Stroke Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and with other investigators such as Chris Rorden (University of South Carolina), Gregory Hickok (University of California, Irvine), and Argye Hillis (Johns Hopkins University). The AphasiaLab is located at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) and at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC). Columbia is centrally located in South Carolina, within a two-hour drive to the beach and the mountains. Charleston is a coastal city in South Carolina and home to many major cultural events (e.g. the Spoleto Festival; https://spoletousa.org/). The weather in South Carolina is marked by “Southern” summers, and a mild autumn, winter, and spring. The salary for this position is very competitive but will be commensurate with experience and previous scholarship. If interested, please contact Dr. Julius Fridriksson (email@example.com), Leonardo Bonilha (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Roozbeh Behroozmand (email@example.com).