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UC San Diego: Associate Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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Job #JPF01919

Social Sciences – COGNITIVE SCIENCE

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: November 19th, 2018

Next review date: December 18th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

UC San Diego: Assistant Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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Job #JPF01918

Social Sciences – COGNITIVE SCIENCE

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: November 19th, 2018

Next review date: December 18th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Pennsylvania State University: Interdisciplinary Addiction Research in Biobehavioral Health with Health Disparities Focus - Open Rank Tenure Track

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) in the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank, tenured/tenure track addiction research faculty member whose research encompasses reducing disparities, including health, education, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, that are tied to addiction. We seek a colleague who has an interdisciplinary research program that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine addiction in vulnerable populations, research expertise with populations who are disproportionately at risk for disparities, and research that illuminates how addiction may contribute to disparities in biobehavioral health-relevant processes and/or outcomes. Programs that include the use of brain imaging (e.g., fMRI) and related neuroscience techniques to facilitate the development of new treatments and preventive interventions to improve addiction outcomes are of specific interest. In addition, given youth vulnerability to onset of substance use and abuse, research programs that incorporate adolescent populations are of interest. This position is part of a cluster hire by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI;http://www.ssri.psu.edu) of up to eight new faculty members across the social and behavioral sciences, whose research focuses on reducing disparities. The scholarship and teaching of BBH faculty focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health. Departmental research includes physiological processes; health behaviors; neuroscience; health disparities; genetics and epigenetics; chronic disease; psychological states and processes; environmental exposures; bioethics; global health; public health and prevention sciences. Department faculty are highly research active, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. This position will build on the growing strength of departmental expertise to promote and enhance a vibrant, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research environment that aims to improve health at the levels of both the person and population. The responsibilities of the position are to establish and/or continue a fundable line of interdisciplinary addiction research relevant to disparities, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise student research, and provide service to the Department, College, SSRI, and University. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research in addiction and disparities commensurate with their experience, and show excellent potential to establish external research funding. A doctorate in neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, biology, sociology, public health, genetics, biostatistics or a related field is required. In addition to involvement in SSRI, there are opportunities for affiliations with a range of research centers and institutes at Penn State, including the Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (https://www.imaging.psu.edu); Prevention Research Center (PRC; http://prevention.psu.edu/); Huck Institute of Life Sciences (https://www.huck.psu.edu/); Center for Educational Disparities Research (CEDR, http://www.ssri.psu.edu/center-educational-disparities-research); Child Study Center (CSC, http://csc.la.psu.edu/); Methodology Center (https://methodology.psu.edu/); Quantitative Developmental Systems Core (https://quantdev.ssri.psu.edu/); Child Maltreatment Solutions Network (http://solutionsnetwork.psu.edu/); Population Research Institute (www.pop.psu.edu); Center for Healthy Aging (http://healthyaging.psu.edu), Africana Research Center (http://arc.la.psu.edu/); Penn State Cancer Institute (https://cancer.psu.edu/); Institute for CyberScience (https://ics.psu.edu) and the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (http://ctsi.psu.edu/). The successful candidate will be committed to and able to work effectively with diverse populations and audiences, as well as with diverse students, faculty, and staff. Salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 2019. Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Turrisi, at bbhfacultysearch@psu.edu. To apply, applicants must complete an online application at  https://psu.jobs/job/82550 including a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and 3 reprints or preprints that convey research interests and expertise. Four professional letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers to Dr. Robert Turrisi at bbhfacultysearch@psu.edu or postal mail to Dr. Robert Turrisi, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802. Please indicate “Addiction – BBH search” in the subject line of email correspondence.

University of Nebraska Lincoln, Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior: Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in neuroimaging data processing/analysis to begin in August 2019. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must have expertise in data processing and analysis techniques specific to the large, complex data sets generated via neuroimaging methods and will be expected to lead in the advancement of cutting-edge techniques and algorithms used in neuroimaging data analysis. Expertise in techniques pertaining to functional MRI is a must, and those with expertise in the integration of data across modalities, including MRI (functional and structural), genetics, and fluid biomarkers, will be prioritized. In addition to maintaining an active research program that incorporates advancing neuroimaging data analysis and pursuit of external funding, responsibilities also include teaching graduate courses, collaborating as an active member of neuroscience research teams and offering consultation in data analysis techniques.

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Educational Psychology, or related field is required. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring. Preference will be given to applicants with evidence of independent and collaborative extramural funding. The position will have resident faculty status in the interdisciplinary CB3 with a departmental tenure home dependent on candidate interest and background. CB3 is housed within 30,000 square feet of dedicated space in Memorial Stadium, constructed in collaboration with Nebraska Athletics. CB3 is also in close proximity to the Holland Computing Center, home to the fastest supercomputing resources in the state. The facility’s centerpiece is a Siemens 3 Tesla Skyra scanner equipped with an MR-compatible 256-electrode high-density EEG system and an eye tracker. The center also features a salivary bioscience core facility, as well as several specialized laboratories, including NIRS, high-density EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology, and genetics. There are currently 20 CB3 resident faculty and 35 additional CB3 affiliated faculty from across the UNL Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Omaha campuses. This faculty member will be a valuable contributor to research efforts at CB3, which include support from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and where topics of inquiry include sports concussion; athletic performance; other traumatic brain injury; pediatric health and development; health behavior; somatosensory and motor function; political attitudes and behavior; cognitive psychology/neuroscience of perception, attention, memory and decision-making; and the heritability and neurological basis of impulsivity and emotion regulation as applicable to health-risk behavior and mental health. Methodological collaborations with existing faculty would be welcomed, with techniques currently in use including structural and functional connectivity analyses, multivariate pattern analysis, deep learning, and others. There will also be opportunities to connect to other major centers, programs and initiatives (e.g., Minority Health Disparities Initiative; Nebraska Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium).

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_180016, and click on “Apply to this job”. Candidates should attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for three letters of reference.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Stanford University School of Medicine: Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line

Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Specifically, we are seeking a scientist or physician scientist with expertise in neuroscience that relates to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. The successful applicant should have an MD or PhD and evidence of a clear research program focused in clinical or translational research in neuroscience. The preferred area of research is developmental or cognitive neuroscience.  We will give preference to candidates who have applied neuroscience methods, such as structural or functional neuroimaging, to the study of children, or children with or at high risk for neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders. The emphasis for the position is developing a research program that integrates neurobiology, behavioral science, and clinical practice.

It is essential that the successful candidate have a track record in research funding and publications.

*  The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
*  The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.
*  The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher whose expertise fills a programmatic need.

Faculty line will be determined by the qualifications, experience, and activities of the successful candidate.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will develop a research program in collaboration with members of the Division and Department as well as the School of Medicine and University.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and the names of three references to:

Suzan Carmichael, PhD Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305, scarmichael@stanford.edu (650) 736-0735 and Laura Von Kampen, Administrative Assistant
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305, lvonkamp@stanford.edu  (650) 736-8914

Stanford School of Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Division: Faculty Position

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University seeks a physician, research psychologist or other PhD to join the Division as an Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line, or Non-Tenure Research Line to develop a basic, clinical, or translational research program in neuroscience that relates to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

  • The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.
  • The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.

The successful applicant should have an MD or PhD and evidence of a clear research program focused in clinical or translational research in neuroscience.

  • The preferred area of research is developmental or cognitive neuroscience. We will give preference to candidates who have applied neuroscience methods, such as structural or functional neuroimaging, to the study of children, or children with or at high risk for neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders.
  • The emphasis for the position is developing a research program that integrates neurobiology, behavioral science, and clinical practice.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate have a track record or demonstrates potential for successful research funding and publications.
  • The opportunities for collaboration with clinicians and scientists throughout the University will assure that the individual contributes to the reputation and leadership of developmental-behavioral pediatrics and developmental neuroscience at the university and nationally. We anticipate that the candidate will build collaborative relationships with other divisions within Pediatrics or departments, such as neonatology, child neurology, psychiatry, or genetics.
  • We expect the successful candidate to train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, residents, medical students or undergraduates in developmental neuroscience. The successful candidate will participate in teaching basic research methods and statistics within the division and department.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Submit CV, a brief letter and the names of three references to:

Suzan Carmichael PhD, Search Committee Chair,
1265 Welch Road, Mail Code 5415 Stanford CA 94305
suzanc@stanford.edu

NIH Positions

Postdoctoral Positions

DART Program, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral fellowships

The Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program (T32 AA007453) announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh. The DART Program approaches training in alcohol use and addiction research from a developmental perspective, focusing on gestation to adulthood. The DART training faculty are highly experienced and offer mentorship in areas of high priority to NIAAA such as the developmental stages of alcohol use and abuse, neurobiology, timing and consequences of alcohol use, racial and gender differences, and the effects of health disparities on the development of alcohol use and misuse. The training faculty have expertise in developmental, epidemiological, clinical, and neurobiological approaches, and advanced quantitative methods. Trainees have access to large, longitudinal cohorts that allow analyses across multiple developmental points. Training involves active participation on research projects with mentors, supplemented by courses in Addictive Behaviors, Developmental Psychopathology, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, and by the required Career and Research Development Seminar. The DART program faculty are committed to training researchers to become independent investigators with the skills and tools for collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developmental studies of alcohol use and abuse in order to accomplish excellence and innovation in developmental alcoholism research.

Website:

http://www.alcoholtraining.pitt.edu/

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D., excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in alcohol-related research. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations; current NIH levels of stipend support can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-175.html

Application:

Send curriculum vita, statement of research background and interests (including potential mentors), and three reference letters to:

 Dr. Gale A. Richardson and Dr. Brooke Molina (Directors: DART Program)
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
E-mails: gar@pitt.edu; molinab@upmc.edu

Sorbonne-Paris Cité University & Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique: Postdoctoral fellow Developmental/Educational Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the Sorbonne-Paris Cité University in Paris, France, is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The main goal of the project is to assess the contribution of stressful environments to mathematical learning during critical stages of arithmetical skill acquisition. To this purpose, the successful candidate will combine brain imaging methods with cognitive modeling in the areas of learning, cognitive training, memory, and numerical cognition. The ideal candidate should have a strong research background and an excellent track-record to contribute to the development of behavioral and neuroimaging measures targeted to elementary school children.
The post will require one-on-one/classroom testing, behavioral and brain imaging data analyses, preparing manuscripts for publication, presenting results at national and international conferences and the possible supervision of interns and BSc/MSc students.

Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive sciences, psychology, educational neuroscience or related fields. Candidates should have substantial experience in quantitative research methods, strong computational skills and expertise with fMRI data analysis. Fluent level of French and English is required. Prior experience on programming languages for data analysis (such as MATLAB or Python) is highly desirable.

To apply, please email a – CV, – statement of research interests and relevant background, – list of publications, and – names of three referees to Dr. Teresa Iuculano (teresa.iuculano@parisdescartes.fr), quoting “Postdoctoral position in developmental cognitive neuroscience_ANR” in the email subject. Applications will be examined until the position is filled. Starting date is February/March 2019 (although there is some flexibility around the starting date). A 2-year commitment is preferred.

Keywords/Key skills: Brain imaging, Neuroplasticity, Learning, Neuropsychological assessments, Developmental cohorts, MATLAB, Python

Funding Agency: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
Job-email: teresa.iuculano@parisdescartes.fr

Requirements
– Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, experimental/developmental psychology, computational neuroscience, educational neuroscience or related field
– French – level B2 or equivalent
– English – level B2 or equivalent

Benefits
The successful candidate will join a vibrant scientific and academic environment at the Sorbonne University, in the heart of Paris. Both the Sorbonne as well as neighboring facilities at the Collège de France offer daily and weekly seminars, lectures and workshops with distinguished national and international speakers. Imaging facilities include a 3T MRI (exclusively devoted to research), EEG and NIRS equipment. Opportunities for professional development also abound as the laboratory is affiliated with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France. Starting salary is ~50,000€ per year, including health care and social security.

CATEGORIZATION
Category: Post-doc Fellowships
Job type: Full time
Desired Education Level: Doctorate Degree
Salary Range: $50,000-$75,000
Travel required: Occasional
Desired Industry experience: NA

LOCATION
City: Paris
Country: France

Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR): Post-Doctoral Associate Position

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire a “Post-Doctoral Associate” (9742R5: Researcher 5) interested in identifying deviations in brain structure and white matter organization associated with problematic alcohol use. As part of a two-year project funded by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (PI: Dr. Sylia Wilson), the postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for processing and analyzing anatomical and diffusion weighted imaging data already collected in multiple large, adult samples, including a sample of twins from the MCTFR (N = 1152) and a sample of twins and their nontwin siblings from the Human Connectome Project (N = 1113). The postdoctoral associate will take the lead on and contribute to manuscripts developing from this project. In addition to the primary project, the MCTFR has several ongoing, large-scale, NIH-funded projects (PIs: Drs. William Iacono, Matt McGue, Monica Luciana, Scott Vrieze) examining biological and environmental contributors to the development of substance misuse and related psychopathology. Comprehensive, multimodal (clinical, personality, neurocognitive, psychophysiological, imaging) data have been collected at multiple time points in twin and adoption samples prospectively assessed from preadolescence into middle adulthood. The postdoctoral associate will have ample opportunities to work with and prepare manuscripts using existing data from these projects.

Candidate expectations are: (1) Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or related field; (2) neuroimaging experience; and (3) expertise as demonstrated through publications or funded research. The applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers (including neuroscientists, geneticists, psychopathologists, developmental psychologists, and statisticians) interested in the development of substance use and other common mental disorders. The MCTFR dataset is unique in terms of the breadth of its assessment (e.g., a rich set of clinical, personality, and endophenotypic measures), developmental informativeness (participants have been assessed every 3-4 years, spanning ages 11 through 42), comprehensive measurement of environmental risk (e.g., prenatal, familial, peer group, neighborhood), inclusion of biological measures (e.g., anatomical, resting state, functional MRI; DTI; dense array EEG/ERP; neuropsychological function) and extensive coverage of molecular genetic variants in prospectively studied samples of twins and twins’ parents and children (1800 pairs). The MCTFR affords excellent opportunities for the person filling this position to develop an independent program of research in addition to working with these data.

Major Responsibilities

• (10%) Collaborate with MCTFR principal investigators, research associates, other post-doctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduate students to develop and advance research topics;

• (20%) Process and analyze MRI data relevant to brain structure and function;

• (40%) Develop and complete hypothesis driven research focusing on MRI data and relating it to other MCTFR data predicting, mediating, and moderating variables in composite datasets using epidemiological, behavior genetic, longitudinal and other data analysis methods;

• (10%) Prepare preliminary reports for MCTFR Principal Investigators and our research seminar;

•(20%) Publish at least four papers annually in top research journals.

Essential Qualifications

• Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or related field;

• One or more years of graduate school research training;

• Strong publication track record in top research journals.

 
Preferred Qualifications

•Neuroimaging processing and analysis experience;

•Prior experience preparing proposals for sponsored research funding;

•Skills using standard imaging software (e.g. FreeSurfer. FSL) and programming (e.g. MATLAB, R Python);

•Excellent oral and written communication skills;

•Additional experience and/or interest in cognitive/affective neuroscience, substance use and related psychopathology, and twin studies and behavior genetics methods is a plus.


Required Application Materials (Application attachments)

•An updated CV;

•Personal statement;

•Up to three reprints/preprints;

•Contact information for three professional references. 

MCTFR

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to identify environmental and genetic influences on psychological traits. The MCTFR includes studies of twins, adoptees, and biologically related adolescent siblings. MCTFR participants are involved in a variety of NIH-funded projects that include assessment of psychopathology, psychophysiology, neurocognitive, and MRI data, as well as collection of DNA samples. In addition to multiple large-scale projects with twins and twins’ parents and children, the MCTFR is now the twin research hub for the NIH Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) project (http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-landmark-study-substance-use-adolescent-brain-development). This position offers the opportunity to work in a high-quality research environment with strong scientific collaborations in the MCTFR, the Department of Psychology, and other departments (Institute of Child Development, Psychiatry), as well as the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).

Appointment

MCTFR Post-Doctoral Associate is appointed by the MCTFR’s Principal Investigators and reports to them. Position is 100%-time and classified as an academic professional appointment. It is contingent upon the availability of funds and/or work for the position. Appointment-provided health, dental, vacation and sick-time benefits plus is covered by Social Security and Faculty Retirement System. Position requires a background check and applicant must verify authorization to work in United States. Initial appointment is for one year but is renewable with acceptable performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Interested applicants should send application materials by e-mail to Dr. Sylia Wilson at syliaw@umn.edu. Inquiries about the position can also be directed to Dr. Wilson. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

(UNC-CIDD) Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities - T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program - 2019

The University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC-CIDD) is seeking fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders.  Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this program emphasizes research training in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders.  Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of UNCH-CH’s T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to develop researchers with expertise in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. This broad-based and integrated perspective enables researchers to better relate across disciplines and maximizes the potential for major research advances in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of these disorders.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM

Over a two-year period, fellows will participate in integrated training in biological and behavioral research in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Turner syndrome, VeloCardioFacial Syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis) while studying clinical and basic science areas (e.g., genetics, cell biology and physiology, pharmacology, allied health sciences, neurology, biochemistry, psychology, and psychiatry). The stipend for the training grant positions follows NIH guidelines depending on experience. This program is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

This program provides a variety of opportunities including:

(1) mentored research training in specific methods, disorders, and underlying pathogenetic mechanisms;

(2) courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of clinical disorders, normal developmental processes, mechanisms of disease, and research methods; and

(3) clinical experiences to complement previous levels of clinical knowledge and skills.

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. (from either basic science or clinical research programs) and M.D. (e.g., physicians in residency training) level trainees are encouraged to apply.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees are required to pursue their research training on a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the program. Within the 40 hours per week training period, research trainees in clinical areas must devote their time to the proposed research training and must confine clinical duties to those that are an integral part of the research training experience.

Citizenship. To be appointed to a training position supported by an NRSA research training grant, an individual must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status). Noncitizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Postdoctoral Trainees. Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Eligible doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., D.N.Sc., D. Pharm., D.S.W., and Psy.D. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of training is acceptable.

Applications from minority individuals are encouraged.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

We are currently accepting applications. Applications should be submitted by January 17, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants should contact the program administrators (Joe Piven, Joe_Piven@med.unc.edu or Ben Philpot, bphilpot@med.unc.edu) before preparing the application.

Get instructions and then contact one of the training grant faculty to confirm mentorship. Listing of investigators

Develop a research plan together with the mentor to be submitted with the application.

Post-Doc Position <http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148890>

-Curriculum Vitae
-Three letters of recommendation in signed, sealed envelopes or may be sent via email.
-A Cover Letter

Mail Letters of Recommendation to:

Dr. Joseph Piven
c/o Program Coordinator
UNC Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
101 Renee Lynne Court, CB 7255
Carrboro, NC 27510

For More Information Please contact: Program Coordinator at angela.cousin@cidd.unc.edu

Washington University in St. Louis: NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience and Child Psychopathology

This NIMH funded postdoctoral training fellowship is available to psychologists, neuroscientists, and both child and adult psychiatrists who are interested in conducting translational research on developmental neuroscience and child psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on early childhood. The child psychopathology domains include, but are not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, addiction, and psychosis. The training model for this fellowship focuses on interdisciplinary training, with trainees gaining expertise in both basic and clinical domains, including developmental psychopathology, developmental affective and cognitive neuroscience, genetics and developmental neuroimaging. Fellows will be mentored by Washington University faculty with international reputations in developmental psychology, clinical neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, psychiatric genetics. and cognitive and affective neuroscience. Fellows will be involved in didactic training in core areas, professional development training, and most critically, both ongoing and newly developed translational research projects.

Washington University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, economically disadvantaged and person with disabilities to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an M.D. and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Interested applications should submit a CV, 3 references, and a description of your research interests to either Deanna Barch (dbarch@wustl.edu) or Joan Luby (lubyj@psychiatry.wustl.edu).

Applications by email are preferred, but paper applications can be submitted to Dr. Deanna Barch, Child Psychopathology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University, 660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8134, St. Louis, MO, 63110. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for a flexible start date.

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Location: New York, NY, USA

Positions available: July 1, 2019

NIMH funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders, which includes basic science developments leading to treatments and examining the bridge between treatments developed in the lab setting to community settings. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from studying animal models of neurodevelopmental conditions to conducting clinical trials and studying implementation and dissemination of evidence based treatments in the community. The training program is designed to impart the training and skills necessary for submitting a competitive career development (K) award. The emphasis on translational research necessitates interdisciplinary input into each trainee’s education and strong programmatic oversight to ensure that each trainee has the cognitive and technological tools required for success in their present and future research endeavors. The program welcomes applicants interested in focusing on understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities or persons with disabilities. Trainees will be mentored in core domains of translational research in child psychiatry including: (1) the NIMH Research Domain Criteria, (2) translational neuroscience, (3) biostatistics, 4) research design, management, and ethics, 5) scientific writing, 6) oral presentation, and 7) grant preparation. The T32 Training program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in basic neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, and clinical trials research including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions and prevention research. Some faculty include: Randy Auerbach, PhD, Cristiane Duarte, PhD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, Rachel Marsh, PhD, Catherine Monk, PhD, Laura Mufson, PhD, Jonathan Posner, MD, and Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD. Candidates can elect to work in any of the numerous basic neuroscience, epidemiology, or clinical treatment laboratories affiliated with the program.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging women, minorities, economically disadvantaged, and persons with disabilities to apply.

The position requires applicants to be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on a temporary visa are unfortunately not eligible. Both M.D.s and Ph.D.s are eligible to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a personal statement, description of your research interests, CV and 3 reference letters by December 15, 2018 to:

Addeley Pacheco
Addeley.Pacheco@nyspi.columbia.edu
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 78, Child Psychiatry
Columbia University/NYSPI
New York, NY 10032

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry: Post-doctoral Associate Position

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support and contribute to research as a Post-doctoral Associate on a recently NIMH-funded project in adolescent depression. The applicant’s main appointment will be in the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAND) Laboratory (PI: Cecile Ladouceur, PhD) (http://www.candlab.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/). The research project employs a dimensional multi-modal approach (e.g., fMRI, DTI, actigraphy) within a longitudinal design to identify neural, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional markers of manic symptoms in adolescent depression. Identifying such markers has important clinical implications such as improving early detection of manic symptoms in depressed youth and informing personalized interventions for depression with mixed features. For this project, the post-doctoral associate will be working with Cecile Ladouceur, PhD and Rasim Diler, MD.

In addition to this project, the CAND lab has several ongoing projects including: a) characterizing the influence of pubertal maturation and pubertal hormones on the neural regions supporting emotion regulation and reward processing in adolescents as a way of identifying potential vulnerabilities to psychopathology; b) examining the development of neural systems underlying social threat and social reward (e.g., feedback from peers) in relation to approach-avoidance behavior in temperamentally anxious adolescent girls to understand trajectories of anxiety and depression symptoms; c) examining the neural and behavioral mechanisms and predictors of treatment response in anxious youth; d) investigating neural systems of cognitive control of emotion and reward in childhood-onset ADHD.

We seek an exceptional Ph.D. researcher with a degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field. The ideal candidate will have an excellent publication record with demonstrated interest in developmental cognitive and affective neuroscience and psychopathology. This position requires prior experience in functional neuroimaging methodology and advanced statistical analysis. Experience with Matlab programming, neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM, AFNI, FSL, etc.), and data management is preferred. Additional knowledge in developmental or clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy would be an asset, as are the following characteristics: strong publication record that includes neuroimaging studies; strength in research methods; excellent organizational and writing skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through; and good collaborator with the ability to function well independently. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world-renowned psychiatry researchers.

The position is housed in the Department of Psychiatry which has a long-standing tradition of providing a stimulating learning environment that allows for effective educational experiences for all of its trainees. Appropriately preparing the next generation of clinicians and researchers is at the heart of the Department’s mission. The Department provides a career and research development seminar for postdoctoral research fellows that teaches grant-writing and other career development skills designed to support a future independent research career (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/research/research-training).

The position is currently open, but start date is negotiable. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment. For more information, please contact Dr. Ladouceur directly at ladouceurcd@upmc.edu.

Duke University, DEED Lab: Post-doctoral research position

A Post-doctoral research position is available in the Duke Early Experience and the Developing Brain (DEED) Lab at Duke University in Durham, NC working with Dr. Michael Gaffrey.

The DEED Lab (sites.duke.edu/deed/) investigates how early life experiences and brain development interact to place children at greater- or lessor- risk for negative mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity fMRI, structural MRI, and EEG) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of emotion and self-regulation, with a particular interest in using what we learn to inform early identification and preventive intervention efforts for young children struggling in these areas. The successful candidate will join and help lead a federally funded longitudinal neuroimaging project investigating neurodevelopment associated with early emerging risk for depression in preschool age children. The DEED Lab is part of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University and collaborates with faculty at Duke as well as at other institutions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a uniquely rich neuroscience research environment at Duke, including the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC), the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Opportunities to visit DEED Lab collaborators at other institutions may also be possible.

The primary duties of the Postdoctoral research position will include assisting the PI (Gaffrey) with monitoring neuroimaging data acquisition (MRI, fMRI, EEG) and quality control, analyzing data to inform study related hypotheses, writing and submitting manuscripts, presenting study findings at conferences, and assisting the PI with grant administration activities as necessary.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience, or a related field, and have documented evidence of research productivity using neuroimaging modalities.  Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) and clinical and/or developmental research. A strong background in computer programming/scripting (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) and/or statistics is a plus but not required.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Michael Gaffrey at michael.gaffrey@duke.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Name of supervisor: Michael Gaffrey, Ph.D.

Closing date: 8/2019

University of Iowa, Hwang Lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics: Postdoctoral fellow position
Oregon Health & Science University, Developmental Brain Imaging Laboratory: Post-doctoral Researcher Position

The Developmental Brain Imaging Laboratory (DBIL), under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Nagel, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. Applications are invited from postdoctoral scientists with experience and interest in contributing to longitudinal single- and multi-site NIH-funded neuroimaging studies (e.g., ABCD and NCANDA) of adolescents and young adults. These studies utilize structural and functional MRI methods and neurocognitive and behavioral testing, and are aimed at understanding the influence of alcohol and other drugs on developing brain structure, circuitry, and behavior, as well as at delineating alcohol and substance use and other psychopathology risk-related markers in the developing adolescent brain.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience, or a related field, and have documented evidence of research productivity using neuroimaging modalities.  Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in neuroimaging (MRI) and/or developmental research, as well as a strong background in computer programming/scripting (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) and statistics.

Salary will be determined by the current NIH postdoctoral scale. To apply, submit a letter of interest, C.V., and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Bonnie Nagel at nagelb@ohsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. OHSU is an Equal-Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

University of Pittsburgh, Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development: Postdoctoral Research Position

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development (LNCD) directed by Beatriz Luna at the University of Pittsburgh.

The LNCD uses multimodal approaches to characterize the neural basis of the normative development of cognitive and motivational processes during the transition through adolescence to adulthood to construct a normative template of development to inform impaired development in clinical populations.

Current projects utilize: fMRI, rsfMRI, DTI/DSI, PET, MT, R2’, and MRSI, as well as a comprehensive neurocognitive battery and assessments related to mental health to probe the mechanisms underlying neurocognitive development. Unique tasks that probe reinforcement learning and working memory as well as contextual learning are used with fMRI to further inform mechanisms.

The successful applicant would develop their unique projects beginning with available data from ongoing studies and later transitioning into establishing their unique scientific trajectory. They will also be expected to help mentor trainees and provide input and direction on existing projects. Opportunities for transition to faculty positions are available.

Qualifications:

  • PhD with a background in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science and/or development who is interested in neurocognitive development through adolescence.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • A promising research publication record, and an interest in using multiple methodologies.
  • Preferred technical qualifications:
    • experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar)
    • strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python)
    • strong knowledge of statistics,
    • the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc.

Preferably but not exclusively, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States to apply for T32s.

LNCD projects are supported by ongoing R01 NIMH grants and endowments to provide a stable research environment. Pittsburgh has uniquely strong neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology communities through the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, which are highly collaborative. The city was recently named one of the most affordable cities in the U.S., has a long-standing culture and large university population, and is a hotspot for major entrepreneurships such as Google and Uber.

If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Luna directly lunab@upmc.edu with a CV and statement of interest.

Boys Town, Center for Neurobehavioral Research: Postdoctoral position

The Center for Neurobehavioral Research (CNR) at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking a full-time post-doctoral fellow for the Early Neurobehavioral Development Study, designed to determine neural profiles associated with psychiatric symptom sets (externalizing, mood and anxiety) in early childhood (PI: James Blair).  The Early Neurobehavioral Development Study employs state-of-the-art, multi-modal neurodevelopment measurement in young children including fMRI and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

The postdoctoral fellow will be an integral member of the scientific team and will have rich opportunities to publish, drawing both on data from the Early Neurobehavioral Development Study and multiple neurodevelopmental studies from across the CNR.  The fellow will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants. The postdoctoral fellow will develop and implement cutting-edge fMRI and fNIRS analysis tools in collaboration with Co-Investigator Dr. Susan Perlman and will be primarily responsible for dissemination of findings (e.g. publications and conference proceedings).

The CNR and Boys Town National Research Hospital provides an ideal training environment for postdoctoral fellows with extensive opportunities to publish and access to exceptional resources to facilitate research growth with the chance to work with national and international collaborators on projects.  Omaha and the local surrounding areas offer an affordable and family-friendly community with rich center resources.

The position requires a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, psychology or a related specialty. The candidate will have experience with working with young children and ideally experience in computer programming consistent with fNIRS and/or fMRI.

The postdoctoral fellowship will begin as soon as possible and may extend 3 or more years.  Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.  To apply please send a cover letter, C.V. and names and contact information of two references to:

James Blair, Ph.D.
Center for Neurobehavioral Research
Boys Town National Research Hospital
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
E-mail: James.blair@boystown.org

About us: The Center for Neurobehavioral Research was established in 2016 to help improve the care of children through a better understanding of the neurobiology of mental health. With a new, dedicated and state-of-the-art 3 Tesla scanner as well as fNIRS capability, the CNR is assesses approximately 300 adolescents and a comparable number of young children annually on a large neuroimaging battery, including tasks indexing emotion processing, decision-making and response control, to determine dysfunction in specific neuro-cognitive systems that underpin different forms of impaired mental health. In addition to in-home family services and residential treatment centers, Boys Town provides the Family Home ProgramSM, a treatment foster-case program serving over 400 youth annually on the Boys Town campus in Omaha, Nebraska.  Youth participating in the Family Home ProgramSM are scanned before and after treatment completion to determine treatment response. The CNR is also involved in the assessments of other interventions – both pharmacological and psychosocial. The CNR therefore offers a unique opportunity to study mechanisms underlying mental health issues in large samples, with a translational focus. The CNR provides a vigorous and highly collaborative research environment in which post-doctoral fellows participate in team-based projects.

Lab website: https://www.boystownhospital.org/research/CenterNeurobehavResearch/Pages/default.aspx

UCONN: TWO Neuroimaging Postdoc Positions

NIDL and brainLENS-east labs (Neurobiology of Individual Differences in Language Lab http://nidl-lab.org, PI: Roeland Hancock PhD; and Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems http://brainlens.org, PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at University of Connecticut’s Brain Imaging Research Center (UCONN’s BIRC) are seeking two postdoctoral scholars. The postdocs will manage and execute large-scale neuroimaging projects investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying: (1) language, literacy and cognition in generally healthy young adults using multimodal neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, MRS and TMS (“Perturbation Postdoc”); and (2) intergenerational transmission of language and literacy in parent-offspring dyads using MRI techniques (“Intergenerational Postdoc”). In addition, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in cognitive and systems neurosciences, computer science, engineering, psychology or a closely related field
  • Computational skills, including knowledge of at least one programming language and Unix commands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Exceptional skills in collecting and analyzing MRI, MRS, and/or TMS data
  • Experience in M/EEG
  • Documented history of productivity and leadership
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in statistics, e.g. multivariate statistics, behavioral genetics, Bayesian and Monte Carlo methods

Interested candidates should email info@nidl-lab.org with “[Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)]” in the subject line. In the email they should include (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, career goals and which postdoc position they are interested in (refer to as “Perturbation Postdoc/Project” or “Intergenerational Postdoc/Project”), and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information. The position can begin immediately.

Postdoctoral scholars from the lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, Boston College, and University of Texas.

BACKGROUND

PI Roeland Hancock PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences and Associate Director of BIRC at UCONN. PI Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is currently Professor of Psychiatry & Weill Institute of Neurosciences at UCSF, Deputy Director of UCSF Dyslexia Center, and Executive Director of a seven university UC-Stanford Precision Learning Center. She will start at UCONN as Director of BIRC and Professor of Psychological Sciences in August 2018. UCONN has outstanding resources for cognitive and systems neuroscience research, including a new state-of-the-art neuroimaging center BIRC. The laboratories have extensive local, national and international collaborations with other research groups such as UCSF, Haskins Labs, Yale, BCBL, U of Michigan, Stanford, U of British Columbia, Chinese University of Hong Kong. UCONN is centrally located in the New England area with easy access to nearby cultural centers such as New York, Boston, Providence and New Haven.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Wayne State University, NIH Fetal Brain Research Laboratory: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Developmental Brain Science

Overview

Dr. Moriah Thomason in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and Department of Pediatrics and Wayne State University, and the intramural NICHD/NIH/DHHS Perinatology Research Branch (http://www2.med.wayne.edu/prb/) Perinatal Neural Connectivity Unit (www.brainnexus.com) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position funded by a 5-year NIMH BRAINS R01 entitled, “In utero assessment of the human neural connectome and later child behavior”. This project uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks at the beginning of human life, and addresses how variation in network properties relate to child neurobehavioral development. We use a number of approaches, including fetal and neonatal MRI, mother-child dyadic observation, interviews, questionnaires, child EEG, actigraphy, and home visits to characterize both the environment and also individual development. The ultimate goal is to understand biological bases of neurodevelopmental disorders, and to better understand factors in the environment that increase or mitigate risk. Fellows may be funded for up to 4 years pending performance and grant support. The position is located at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Essential Functions

The postdoctoral fellow will supervise longitudinal data collection, and will leverage the existing extensive dataset to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development. Applicants with experience and interest in developmental psychopathology, especially mood-disorders and cognitive control deficits, among underserved and predominantly minority populations, as well as prenatal disease origins, infant mental health, and risk/protective mechanisms are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with MRI, early-childhood behavioral assessments, EEG, computer programming, statistical modeling are desirable but not necessary. The position includes ample RA support, collaborations with graduate students and faculty, and close collaboration with the Primary Investigator. The PI is committed to providing mentorship opportunities and supporting the fellow in establishment of skills needed for directing an independent program of research. To this end the PI will support the fellow in submitting and publishing research papers, presenting research at conferences, and writing new grant proposals.

Responsibilities

  • Supervision of data collection personnel (research assistants, student volunteers)
  • Ensuring that research data from fetal and infant fMRI and behavioral visits are stored and maintained in a uniform fashion and in compliance with all standards set by the university for human participant research
  • Initiating and directing data quality assurance protocols and data sharing procedures
  • Data analyses, conference presentations, manuscript preparation

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., clinical psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology) by the time of position initiation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Background in developmental neuroscience research
  • Experience in functional MRI, functional connectivity, DTI, and/or EEG
  • Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Mplus, R)
  • Expertise in statistics
  • A promising publication record

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, names and contact information for 3 reference writers, and a CV. Please send as a single PDF via email with subject heading “postdoctoral fellowship applicant” to Tamara Qawasmeh at tamara.qawasmeh@wayne.edu, or apply on line at: https://brainnexus.com/post-doctoral-fellows/

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): Computational Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Scholar

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow for a large-scale neuroimaging project investigating language, literacy and cognitive development (R01HD078351; 2015-2021). This specific research program is an experiment of nature taking exposure to multiple languages and writing systems as an experimental model to examine perturbation of neural networks related to language, literacy and cognition as young children entering formal schooling are exposed to multiple languages such as English, Spanish and Cantonese. The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, psychology, linguistics or a closely related field, exceptional skills in neuroimaging primarily MRI, theoretical foundation of cognitive and language development, computational and programming skills, and organizational skills. Additional skills and interests in EEG, MEG and neuromodulation techniques, are a plus. Compensation is ABOVE the NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. Appointments are made on an annual basis with the ideal candidate interested in staying for a least 2 to 3 years. Postdoctoral fellows are represented by UC Postdoc Union and enjoy competitive benefit packages.

The Hoeft Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research environment that applies cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, genetic analysis, and computational approaches to examine language, literacy and socio-emotional (motivation) development, and the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia. We also examine intergenerational transmission as well as gene-environment interactions on cognition and brain networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in other grant funded-research projects in the laboratory, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy.

The position can begin immediately. Interested candidates should email brainlens@ucsf.edu with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant’s full name in the subject of the email, with (a) a current CV, (b) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interest, and career goals, and (c) a list of 3 potential referees with their contact information attached.

The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. UCSF has outstanding resources for cognitive neuroscience research, including a research-dedicated Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner in addition to shared 3T and 7T GE scanners, MEG, EEG and TMS equipment. The laboratory enjoys close collaborations with other research groups in CA such as UC Berkeley and Stanford and other UC schools, and national (e.g. Haskins Labs, Yale University, UConn) and international collaborations (e.g. BCBL, U Michigan, U British Columbia).

The San Francisco Bay Area is a vibrant, multi-cultural city, ranked one of the most walkable cities in the US. In addition to the area’s outstanding cultural attractions and cuisine, the unique beauty of redwood forests, coastal cliffs, wine country and natural preserves is less than an hour from the city.

Postdoctoral scholars from our lab have gone onto a range of research faculty and imaging director positions at institutions such as Boston College, University of Connecticut, University of Texas and Stanford University.

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CNMC: Clinical Neuropsychologist

The Center for the Developing Brain has an opening for a Clinical Neuropsychologist position. The goal of our Center is to study normal development, and understand the causes and consequences of early life brain injury in the high-risk fetus, preterm and full-term infant. Our research focuses on applying advanced MRI tools to understand the origins of early life brain injury on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes (http://developingbrainresearchlaboratory.org/), and support the development of early MRI biomarker discovery.

We are seeking a Clinical Neuropsychologist to work in the neurodevelopmental outcome arm of our research center. The successful applicant will join our multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists in biomedical engineers, computer scientists, MRI physicists, neuroscientists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and neonatologists. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D or Psy.D., licensed in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and specialize in assessment of infants and children with acute and chronic medical conditions, and neurodevelopmental delays and disabilities. The candidate will evaluate children from birth to 6 years of age who are at risk for, or are exhibiting, neurodevelopmental delays or differences; will have knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment in the area of expertise, and actively participate in grant funded studies. We are looking for a candidate with strong communication skills, who will work well within a diverse and dynamic environment. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Catherine Limperopoulos: climpero@childrensnational.org

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to:

Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD
Director, Center for the Developing Brain
Vice Chief of Research, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Co-Director of Research, Division of Neonatology
Children’s National Health System
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
climpero@childrensnational.org

University of Oregon, Developing Brains in Context Laboratory: Full time Laboratory Manager

The Developing Brains in Context Laboratory at the University of Oregon is seeking a full time Laboratory Manager. Under the direction of Dr. Kate Mills, the Developing Brains in Context Lab investigates the social, biological, and cognitive processes that underlie the development of social navigational skills. The lab integrates social network analysis with laboratory assessments (behavioral and neuroimaging methods), and social environmental measures (e.g., neighborhood metrics), to examine how a child’s social environment affects the development of cognitive and behavioral strategies. A main goal of this research is to understand how the prolonged development of certain brain systems can facilitate cultural learning during childhood and adolescence. Current projects include investigations of digital technology use on neurocognitive development, social stress on social cognitive development, adaptive use of mentalizing, and the development of internalized models of social agents.

The Lab Manager will oversee the daily operations of the lab and coordinate with Dr. Mills across multiple research projects. The Lab Manager will train research personnel, including NTTF employees, coordinate and track recruitment and retention of subjects, run assessment sessions including neuroimaging and classroom-based assessments, conduct telephone interviews, manage and analyze neuroimaging and behavioral data, and act as the liaison of the laboratory to on- and off-campus organizations. The Lab Manager is also expected to interact with Research Compliance Services to facilitate protection of human subjects. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Submit your resume to Dr. Kate Mills: klmills@uoregon.edu

Closing date: January 1, 2019

Division of Translational Research (DTR) at NIMH: Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) Opportunities

The Division of Translational Research (DTR) at NIMH directs, plans, and supports programs of research and research training that translate knowledge from basic science to discover the etiology, pathophysiology, and trajectory of mental disorders and develop effective interventions for children and adults. DTR supports integrative, multidisciplinary research in the following areas: the phenotypic characterization and risk factors for psychiatric disorders; neurobehavioral mechanisms of psychopathology; trajectories of risk and resilience; and design and testing of innovative neuromodulatory, psychosocial and psychopharmacological interventions. The Division is looking for motivated individuals to serve as a Program Officer for the Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorders program. The selected candidate(s) will stimulate, plan, advise, and direct program activities for a portfolio of research projects. Competitive candidates are expected to be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in adult mood and anxiety psychopathology and psychosocial/behavioral interventions. A publication record, prior research experience, and evidence of a familiarity with current literature in behavioral neuroscience related to mental illness are essential.

This position requires working both independently and collaboratively. Strong organizational, oral, written and communication skills are also required. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an accredited college university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences allied to health or health related research.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae to NIMHsearch@mail.nih.gov.
To learn more about the National Institute of Mental Health careers, visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/careers/index.shtml.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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