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Florida International University, Miami, Open Rank Tenure-track Faculty Position: Cognitive Neuroscience

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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The Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) is searching for an open-rank tenure track position in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Candidates in all areas of Cognitive Neuroscience will be considered, including human or animal (avian or rodent) neuroscience. Expertise using cutting-edge methodologies for research in Cognitive Neuroscience is expected (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, confocal microscopy, optogenetics, Ca2+ imaging). The ideal candidate would complement the existing faculty in Cognitive Neuroscience, Legal Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, or Industrial/Organizational doctoral programs. Mid-rank and senior candidates must have a strong record of publications and substantial active federal grant funding.  Early career candidates must have a demonstrated evidence of or very strong potential for extramural funding and a solid record of scholarship in refereed journals.

The department ranks 13th nationally on research and development expenditures according to the NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Department faculty hold over $50 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ). Collaborative research is emphasized and many faculty share investigator status on grants. The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Imaging Science (CIS). The CCF is an interdisciplinary Center that focuses on research, education, and service in the area of child and adolescent mental health, with strong connections to the community and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest District in the nation.

In addition, the CCF has as an active, large on-campus mental health clinic for children and adolescents with a well-established staff supportive of evidence-based practice and clinical research and serving more than 3000 families annually in school-year and summer settings. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma and is equipped to run the Human Connectome Protocol. The department also has access to state-of-the-art animal care facilities for rodent, avian, and large animal research, as well as wet-lab and optical imaging equipment supporting researchers in behavioral neuroscience. The CCF houses a shared 64-channel EGI EEG system.

The department is strongly committed to a climate that embraces diversity, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentorship of graduate students and postdocs, and service. The department has 40 tenure-track faculty, 21 instructors and research/clinical faculty, more than 150 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and master’s programs in professional counseling psychology and organizational science, 9 full-time undergraduate advisors, and over 4,000 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with over 30 new hires in the past 5 years.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, Diversity Statement as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee.  Applicants are also requested to send an electronic copy of their materials and names of 3 references to: the Chair of the Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee, Anthony Dick, Ph.D. (adick@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 30, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

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

Oregon Health & Science University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mindfulness Based Intervention and Developmental Neuroimaging Research

We are seeking a full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a unique translational project combining intervention research and neuroimaging in an intergenerational model. The project employs an evidence-based mindfulness intervention during pregnancy and examines neurobiological and behavioral effects on mother and infant. This position would be under the direction of Drs. Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, PhD, and Alice Graham, PhD in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU. The research is funded by NIMH and NCCIH. The postdoctoral fellowship is part of a T32 training grant in Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the Department of Neurology at OHSU (http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/neurology/orccamind/academics/fellowships.cfm.

This position includes opportunities for training in neuroimaging (fMRI) with infants and adults with a focus on task-based and resting state functional connectivity MRI. Beyond the primary study, there are opportunities to work with several existing datasets, including neuroimaging in infants, adolescents, and adults. Clinical training opportunities include assessment and mindfulness-based intervention. We can offer supervision and support for obtaining postdoctoral hours for psychology residency and licensure for psychologists.

Required Qualifications:

· MD or PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology or a related field
· Strong publication record
· Strong background in statistics

Preferred Qualifications:

· Proficiency with neuroimaging analysis platforms (AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer, HCP Workbench)
· Computer programming skills (Matlab, Python, and shell scripting)
· Experience with randomized clinical trials
· Experience with mindfulness-based interventions

Please contact Alice Graham, grahaal@ohsu.edu, or Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, mackiewi@ohsu.edu, directly if you are interested in the 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

Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neurology

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Xiaoqian Chai’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab within the Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University. Our research program is focused on how brain development supports learning and memory from children to adults.  We use brain imaging tools (fMRI, DTI, resting-state fMRI) to understand how maturation of large-scale brain networks relates to learning and memory development.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions within the area of brain and cognitive development.

The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience, strong quantitative skills, and an interest in working with children. Expertise with fMRI is preferred but candidates with other relevant experience (EEG/TMS/cognitive development) will be considered. A PhD in a related field such as neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive sciences is required.

This full-time position with benefits is fully funded for two years with an initial appointment of one year. There is also the possibility of extending the position beyond the first two funded years by applying for outside fellowships. The start date is flexible.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, brief research statement, relevant publications, and contact details for two academic references to xiaoqian.chai@jhu.edu  Lab website: http://chailab.org

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging of Brain Development

The Woodward lab at VUMC is excited to announce a newly available Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging of Brain Development.  Supported by a combination of federal funding and an endowment, the Fellow will spend the majority of their time engaged in research using multimodal imaging (e.g. fMRI, DTI) to understand the development of thalamocortical circuits and higher-order cognitive abilities.  The focus of this work is on normative lifespan brain development and atypical development in individuals at risk for psychosis. The Fellow will also have opportunities to pursue additional scientific research interests through access to large-scale datasets, including a repository of clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging, and genetic data collected on healthy subjects and individuals with a psychotic disorder.

We are seeking a highly motivated recent PhD graduate with research experience in cognitive neuroscience, neurodevelopment, and/or psychotic disorders.  The ideal candidate will have significant training and experience in neuroimaging.  Preference will be given to individuals pursuing an academic career who have a strong desire to lead independent projects and publish as a first author.

The Woodward lab is housed within the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program (PNP) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a member lab of the Center for Cognitive Medicine (CCM).  The PNP and CCM are dynamic and collaborative programs investigating the neural basis of psychiatric and cognitive disorders. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a national leader in research and provides world-class neuroimaging facilities.  Nashville is ranked as one of the best cities to work and live.

This is a full-time, 2 year position with advancement to the second year dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year.  The appointment may be extended beyond 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory performance based on annual reviews.  Salary is based on the NIH pay scale. We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Qualifications:

Graduate degree (PhD) in clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline;

  • Expertise in neuroimaging analysis, including functional MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging, and statistics as demonstrated by graduate-level coursework and publication record;
  • Experience with neuroimaging software packages (e.g. SPM, FSL)
  • While not required, familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX, Python and the neuroimaging informatics platform XNAT is advantageous.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with NIH postdoctoral stipends (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-131.html). Fellows are also eligible for benefits provided to regular employees of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including health insurance.  Interested candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applying: Interested candidates should send a cover letter (250 words or less) describing their research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Neil Woodward (neil.woodward@vanderbilt.edu).

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.

University of Oregon: Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times, with 18 months between each assessment. The first wave of data collection has been completed and the second wave is currently underway. The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The postdoctoral research associate will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above) as part of candidate’s doctoral training.
  • Significant history of conducting research with adolescent and/or clinical populations as part of candidate’s doctoral training.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader.
  • Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
  • Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in collecting biological samples for hormonal assays and analyzing the resultant data.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development.
  • Topical expertise in social cognition, self, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety.
  • Strong record of publications (including first-author manuscripts) in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Familiarity and comfort with implementing advanced statistical methodologies for longitudinal and multimethod data.
  • Experience in the planning, implementation, and tracking of a research project comprising multiple assessments and/or large samples.
  • Record of open science and reproducible research practices (including experience with online repositories such as GitHub).
  • Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The postdoctoral appointment is an initial twelve month contract with potential to renew for one or more years, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants intending to stay a minimum of two years are preferred. Please use the following link to apply:  http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521077/pro-tem-research-assistantassociatepostdoc-psychology-open-pool

Once you have applied please let us know by sending an email to Jennifer Pfeifer (jpfeifer@uoregon.edu).

The target start date (flexible) is between August 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Delaware, Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department: Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (fNIRS) and Global Literacy

Postdoctoral position in behavioral and neuroimaging research of language, literacy, and cognitive development, focused on global literacy initiatives in Ivory Coast.

Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab
Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department
University of Delaware

The BOLD Lab at the University of Delaware has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child literacy development in rural Ivory Coast. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn to read in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a technology-based literacy intervention program in primary school settings, and (2) brain-behavior approach to the study of development and reading outcomes, both in Ivory Coast.

Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data about literacy development and literacy intervention outcomes in school-aged children growing up in rural communities of Ivory Coast. The postdoc will also contribute to mentorship and collaboration with an Ivorian research team of graduate students and postdocs, with the goal of increasing local science capacity. The position is based at the University of Delaware, and the postdoc will have opportunities to go to Ivory Coast over the duration of the position.

Successful applicants will have a background in several of the following areas: child development, language and literacy acquisition, reading interventions (including education technologies), recording and analysis of fNIRS data, design and analysis of complex behavioral experiments/tasks, longitudinal data analysis, global development (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa). A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Neuroscience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be familiar with working in international contexts (preferably sub-Saharan Africa), proficient in French, and have a high degree of fluency conducting univariate and multivariate statistics using R, and fNIRS neuroimaging analysis using Matlab (NIRS-SPM, fNIRS-toolbox, Homer).

Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Kaja Jasinska (jasinska@udel.edu).

The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-2 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding.

Contact Information

PI Website: www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/

Lab Website: sites.udel.edu/boldlab

Contact Name: Kaja Jasinska

Contact Email: jasinska@udel.edu

TRAC Lab: Postdoctoral Researcher

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher within Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing’s Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Lab, with opportunities for co-mentorship through Dr. Anna Wilson’s Advancing Research in Pediatric Pain (ARPP) Lab, commencing immediately. The Postdoctoral Researcher directly supports a new longitudinal clinical research study examining risk and protective factors for substance abuse in adolescents prescribed opioids for pain management. Generally, the TRAC Lab focuses on understanding how adolescents change their behavior, and how to improve treatments to maximize their behavior change. The ARPP Lab focuses on biopsychosocial models of pediatric pain prevention. A postdoc in this position would have opportunities to work with large, longitudinal, multimethod (e.g., neuroimaging; actigraphy; lab pain testing) datasets. Please apply through the OHSU Jobs website (https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/) by browsing or searching for IRC68633. You can also email the TRAC Lab directly at traclab@ohsu.edu with questions prior to applying online.

San Diego State University, Brain Development Imaging Laboratories: Postdoctoral position

MULTIMODAL IMAGING STUDY OF ASD

Brain Development Imaging Laboratories

An NIH funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL; bdil.sdsu.edu) of the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State University. The position will combine clinical evaluations of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with multimodal MR imaging. Current research at BDIL applies fMRI, functional connectivity MRI, multishell diffusion-weighted imaging, anatomical MRI, and (in collaboration) magnetoencephalography, in combination with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of ASD. BDIL collaborates with MR physicists at UCSD (fmri.ucsd.edu/) and SDSU (mri.sdsu.edu), and has full access to 3 research-dedicated 3T human scanners at the two institutions.

Applicants should have experience in MR imaging (data acquisition, preprocessing, analysis). Applicants who have experience in the study of children will be preferred.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Ralph-Axel Müller at: rmueller@sdsu.edu.

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/

Georgetown: Post-doctoral Fellow

Opening for a Ph.D. in Psychology or Neuroscience with interests in developmental cognitive neuroscience.  Position requires proficiency with fMRI data analysis and advanced methods for functional network analysis.  Opportunities exist to be involved in multiple projects all of which focus on questions about executive functioning in healthy adults, children, or those with  psychiatric disorders.  If interested, please contact Chandan Vaidya at cjv2@georgetown.edu.

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.

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.

UNC Chapel Hill, Developmental Social Neuroscience: Postdoc Position

The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, anticipates hiring a postdoctoral scholar who will be joining an NIH-funded study examining social influence on neurocognitive development in adolescents. The post doc will assist with study design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

The postdoctoral trainee must have experience collecting and analyzing fMRI data, with decent coding and technical skills, a strong publication record, and experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods in particular. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.

Applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, a short research statement, and list of references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Please submit these materials at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133098

For more information about our research, see http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

Other exceptional resources available to the postdoc:

http://cds.web.unc.edu/

http://www.med.unc.edu/bric

http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu/

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Postdoc Position: University of Toronto, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience/Finn Lab

A postdoctoral position is available Amy Finn’s Learning and Neural Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. We are seeking a colleague who is interested in understanding how the developing human brain supports learning and memory. This collaboration will use neuroimaging to understand how changes in the functional and structural profile of attentional and learning systems relates to learning outcomes both in the lab and in real-world academic settings. The ideal candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience, strong quantitative training, and experience working with children. A passion for research and diversity as well as a zeal for learning new techniques are all greatly valued!

The University of Toronto, typically ranked as one of the world’s top 15 research universities (recently ranked #2), is located in downtown Toronto. The city is one of the most livable and cosmopolitan cities in the world, and has a vibrant academic and biomedical community. This full-time position with benefits is fully funded for two years with an initial appointment of one year. There is also the possibility of extending the position beyond the first two funded years by applying for outside fellowships. The start date is flexible.

Applicants should submit a CV, brief research statement, relevant publications, and contact details for two academic references to the address below. Please see the posting on the Psychology Department website (http://home.psych.utoronto.ca/Assets/Psych+Digital+Assets/Psychology/Psych+Digital+Assets/Employment+Opportunities/postdoc_Oct2017.pdf), and contact the address below for more information.

Contact Details

Amy Finn:  finn@psych.utoronto.cahttp://finnlandlab.org

Florida International University, Miami, FL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and S.E.L.F. Regulation Laboratories

Florida International University’s Department of Psychology and Center for Children and Families is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in an NIMH funded study via the S.E.L.F Regulation Laboratory (http://self-regulationlab.fiu.edu/; PI Dr. Paulo Graziano, PhD) in collaboration with the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (http://dcn.fiu.edu; PI Dr. Anthony Dick, PhD) to examine the neurobiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young children with a particular focus on their executive function and emotion regulation abilities. Candidates should have a PhD in psychology, developmental science, neuroscience, clinical science, or related discipline. The project will use neuropsychological tests, psychophysiology, diffusion-weighted imaging, and functional magnetic resonance imaging on children 5-7-years-old (with and without ADHD), and thus experience in neuroimaging data collection and analysis, and excellent computational and statistical know-how, is highly desired. Experience working with young children with developmental disabilities is a plus, as is a clinical science background.

Salary is 50K plus benefits. The position is for two years. Preferable start date by September 1, 2018.

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city. It has a recently established medical school that emphasizes medical research and community based medicine, and a new imaging facility with a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degree programs to over 50,000 students.

Interested candidates should send application materials (curriculum vitae, sample publications, three references, and a letter describing research interests) directly to Dr. Paulo Graziano (pgrazian@fiu.edu)or Dr. Anthony Dick (adick@fiu.edu). Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Both the S.E.L.F. Regulation Laboratory and the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory are part of the FIU Department of Psychology and affiliated with FIU’s Center for Children and Families.

The FIU Psychology Department has 38 tenure track faculty, 8 instructors, and 5 research faculty, more than 148 graduate students spread across five doctoral specialty programs and a master’s program, 10 full time undergraduate advisors, and 4300 undergraduate majors. The department is young and vibrant, with 27 new hires in the past 4 years, the vast majority being assistant professors, but with well-established and well-funded senior faculty in each area. Currently, department faculty hold over $40 million in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, DoJ).

The Center for Children and Families, a University interdisciplinary center at FIU, has 45 faculty associates and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs across three colleges (Arts, Sciences & Education; Medicine; Public Health, Education)  who study child and adolescent mental health and typical development.  The CCF has a tripartite mission that includes research, education, and service and it operates a world-renowned, multi-disciplinary clinic where state of the art, evidence-based treatments are offered to children and families from birth through high school. We offer both group and individual services for a variety of mental health conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, and depression. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other grant funding to the CCF exceeds $14 million annually.

Stanford University: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (cosyne.stanford.edu) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, brain network development, and computational models of learning. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, computational neuroscience, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in brain imaging data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and names of three referees to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Columbia University: Clinical Postdoctoral Research Position in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

 A Clinical Postdoctoral research position is available in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City working with Dr. Nim Tottenham.

We study typical and atypical brain development with a focus on early adversity and commonly associated outcomes (anxiety, depression, ADHD). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity, structural MRI) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of emotion and cognitive control, cortico-subcortical connectivity, and how these systems are impacted by early adversity. The successful candidate will take a lead role on a newly funded longitudinal neuroimaging project to study neurodevelopment associated with risk and resilience following adversity exposure. The successful

candidate will be able to administer clinical assessments, coordinate mandated reporting, and perform neuroimaging research with young children. Applicants must have a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Ideal applicants will have experience working with children. Additional experience with neuroimaging, familiarity with Maltreatment Classification Interview, and fluency in Spanish is an added plus.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Nim Tottenham at nlt7@columbia.eduApplications will be considered until the position is filled.

DART Program, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program (T32 AA007453-36) 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.

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-17-003.html.

Application:

Send curriculum vita, statement of research background and interests, and at least two 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

VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS): Post-Doctoral Fellow

Name of supervisor: James M. Bjork

The VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to conduct human-subject neuroimaging research on the neurobiology of motivation and cognitive control in adolescents or adults who are at neurobehavioral risk for (or who currently have) substance use disorders. Research foci include:

  • individual-difference studies of brain function and structure in drug-abusing populations
  • longitudinal study of adolescent neurodevelopment (ABCD)
  • pharmacological challenge studies to study the roles of neurotransmitters in brain function
  • brain biomarkers in clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for addiction

This is a great opportunity for developmental psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists who would like to branch into more medical questions, since the lab has physician coverage and is equipped for clinical trials.  Other positive features include the lower cost of living and lighter traffic of Richmond, VA.  In addition to NIH- and industry funding, the lab also has potential availability of intramural funds for conceptually-relevant independent projects. Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree with a strong background in psychology, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology or neuroscience, and must also be verbally fluent in English for structured interviews of research participants. Experience in analysis of fMRI time series data with resting-state or task-elicited activations using neuroimage analysis software (e.g. AFNI, SPM, FSL, CONN, GIFT) is preferred. Especially sought are candidates with expertise in computational modeling of task-fMRI data.

Interested individuals please apply here: 

https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/64650

Staff Positions

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.

Yale - Clinical Psych & Neurodevelopment: Full-time RA position

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin in summer or fall 2018 (start date flexible) to coordinate a new NIMH-funded study of the neural mechanisms underlying a novel psychosocial treatment for pediatric anxiety disorders. The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence and ways to optimize interventions based on the developing brain.

Primary responsibilities will include recruiting and screening participants; acquiring, managing, and analyzing data (behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI); working with children, adolescents, and their parents in a research setting; performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants); and coordinating the lab’s collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (co-PI: Dr. Eli Lebowitz).

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; interest in clinical psychology and neuroscience; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with children and adolescents and/or neuroimaging experience. A 2-year commitment is preferred.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology and collaborates closely with the Yale Child Study Center, thus providing an excellent training environment at the intersection of research and clinical practice. The research assistant will participate in all aspects of the research process, have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects, and gain experience working with both typically developing and clinical populations. The ideal candidate will likely make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant scientific community at Yale.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dylan Gee at dylan.gee@yale.edu.

UCLA, Dapretto/Green labs: Lab Coordinator (Staff Research Associate; SRA)

We are seeking a lab coordinator (Staff Research Associate; SRA) for multiple MRI studies of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders at UCLA (PIs: Drs. Susan Bookheimer, Mirella Dapretto, and Shulamite Green). We are seeking an independent, highly motivated candidate to coordinate participant screening, recruitment, data collection (including acquisition of MRI data as well as behavioral and psychophysiological data), and data management. The SRA will also assist with preparing IRB correspondence, grants and publications, as well as training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Prior background in psychology/neuroscience is required; experience with neuroimaging methods, particularly fMRI, is strongly preferred. Programming skills are a definite plus. A minimum 2-year commitment is required though exceptions will be considered for applicants with significant prior neuroimaging experience.

Required:

  • B.A./B.S. in Psychology /Neuroscience or related fields (e.g., Psychobiology)
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently with minimal supervision as well as ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Ability to assess situations and problem-solve using own judgment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with other researchers, staff, students, and PIs, as well as with research participants and their parents
  • Experience interacting with children and/or adolescents
  • Experience with computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • Experience coordinating research studies with vulnerable/clinical populations
  • Experience collecting and/or analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI, or genetic data
  • Ability to multi-task and work in parallel on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of graphics programs (e.g., PhotoShop) and statistical software (e.g., SysStat, SPSS)
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating system and MRI analysis software (e.g., FSL, AFNI)
  • Experience with R, Matlab, or other programming systems

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, transcripts (unofficial is ok), and name and contact information of three references to Dr. Mirella Dapretto (mirella@ucla.edu) and Dr. Shulamite Green (shulamite@ucla.edu).

UCONN: Full Time IT Staff Position

UCONN invites applications for the position of Technical Support Consultant (Computer Technical Support Consultant 2, UCP VII) at Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position with a yearly contract. UConn recently opened the 3,200 square foot neuroimaging center, dedicated to cognitive neuroscience research. The IT staff will support the computing infrastructure needs of BIRC’s day-to-day operations, by providing computing and information technology support services internally and to the BIRC community.

The IT staff will:

  • Maintain and instantiate Linux-based virtual machines on a Windows server
  • Deploy, secure, and administer web servers, databases, and other services in a Linux environment
  • Liaise with the UCONN Information Technology office, design IT infrastructure within UCONN guidelines to address project needs, implement security and patch policies, configure network interfaces and software firewalls, and ensure compliance with policies
  • Maintain data storage and backup systems (Linux, RAID)
  • Maintain desktop computing systems (MacOS and Windows)
  • Install software with complex dependency structures and maintain co-existing software versions
  • Oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of peripheral computing devices and electronics (response boxes, A/D converters, physiological recording equipment, eye tracker, etc.). Ensure computers and electronics are in proper working order; troubleshoot problems with equipment, coordinating with vendors for repairs/maintenance as necessary
  • Provide end user support (training, consultation, and troubleshooting) on BIRC’s computing equipment.
  • Maintain careful records of all work performed.
  • Write user documentation

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A. or B.S. in Computer Science or related field, and three years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/training
  • Significant Linux sysadmin experience and/or certification
  • Knowledge of Windows server administration
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, MacOS
  • Knowledge of SQL, PHP, Python, bash, tcsh, and/or similar languages
  • Strong IT skills relevant to the processing, storage, and sharing of large datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and trouble-shoot under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work with people, handle technical problems, and develop complex plans
  • Ability to install and maintain hardware and software
  • Ability to quickly learn new software, systems
  • Ability to tolerate dust exposure
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Other Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience with computer hardware repair
  • Experience with version control (e.g. Git) and/or software reproducibility systems (e.g. Docker)
  • Ability to help develop and/or customize scientific and high-performance computing pipelines
  • Experience with Matlab, R, or other scientific computing packages.

Appointment Terms:

The appointment start-date is flexible with a preference for an earlier start-date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position will be formally advertised at a later date. In the meantime, if interested in the above position, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and any supporting material to info@nidl-lab.org with “[IT Job (Your Full Name)]” in the subject line. Candidates may be asked to come in for interviews and provide up to three letters of recommendation as next steps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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.

UCONN: Two Full Time Research Coordinator 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 highly independent and motivated full-time Research Coordinators (Research Assistant I, AAUP) to support a variety of research projects using neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study language, literacy, and cognition across the lifespan. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in 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. This is a full-time, end-date position starting in July 2018, with a high likelihood of renewal contingent upon funding availability.

The successful applicant with work with PI Roeland Hancock PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences and Associate Director of BIRC at UCONN, and PI Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD, 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.

Description: 

We are seeking full-time research assistants to run laboratory operations and manage research projects. The position would be situated at the UConn Storrs campus within the Department of Psychological Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about learning new research skills, being involved in rapidly growing laboratories, and those considering going to graduate school.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lab/Project management including hiring, IRBs, grants, meetings, and outreach events.
  • Data collection and management
  • Managing participant recruitment, outreach, advertising, and scheduling
  • Independently analyzing data and writing up findings or publication and/or dissemination
  • Other related duties as requested

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as collaboratively with local and remote collaborators
  • Technical skills such as programming, neuroimaging data collection and analyses
  • Flexibility with work hours and responsibilities
  • Ability to travel within the New England area for outreach and data collection
  • Prior research experience

If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interests and future goals to info@nidl-lab.org with “[RA Job (Your Full Name)]” in the subject line. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Research assistants from our lab have gone onto a range of graduate schools and programs at institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and University of California Berkeley. 

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.

University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon: Lab Manager/Research Assistant

Professor Jessica Cantlon is seeking a full-time research assistant and lab manager for the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab at the University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon (http://caoslab.bcs.rochester.edu).  The position will offer the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods converging on the topic of conceptual thought.  The research focuses on the organization of concepts and categories (e.g., numbers, letters, faces, tools) in the adult and developing brain.  Techniques include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive testing with adults, children, and neuropsychological patients.

Responsibilities will include designing and programming stimulus materials, and data collection and analysis.  Additional responsibilities include participant recruiting, IRB protocol maintenance, and other managerial duties (e.g., supervising undergraduates).  The ideal candidate will have basic programming experience with MATLAB and/or fMRI software (e.g., SPM, BrainVoyager, FSL). Experience testing children in cognitive paradigms is also desired.

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to kidneurolab@gmail.com

Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab: 2 full-time research assistants/lab managers

The Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab, directed by Dr. Luke Hyde, is seeking 2 full-time research assistants/lab managers. The lab examines the development of youth risk and resilience from multiple levels of analysis using fMRI, molecular and behavioral genetics, longitudinal approaches, and in-home interviews with at-risk families. The research assistants will help to coordinate and collect data on multiple projects in the lab with a focus on the MTwiNS Project. MTwiNS is a longitudinal study of families with twins ages 10 – 18 living in impoverished neighborhoods in collaboration with S. Alexandra Burt at Michigan State University. Families visit the MiND lab for a full day visit including MRI scans, psychiatric interviews, family interaction tasks, biospecimen assay (e.g., saliva, blood), and survey measures. The lab currently has 4 Research Technicians and aims to hire 2 more. These new positions aim to help fill needs in additional experience with data management/MRI processing, training and oversight of undergraduate students in the lab, and project coordination.

For more information about the MiND lab please visit: http://mindlab.psych.lsa.umich.edu/.  Questions about the position should be directed to mindlaboratory@umich.edu

Duties for this position will include coordinating projects (e.g., training undergraduate students on their projects and tasks, scheduling and recruiting participants, organizing and cleaning data), doing in-home and in-lab visits with children and families (including psychiatric interviews, administering self-report measures, and functionally supervising undergraduate assistants), running child participants (ages 10 – 18) through MRI scans, and processing and analyzing MRI data. As some of these projects are being done jointly with other labs, the position entails coordinating with these other labs.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. A successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, interest in clinical and developmental psychology or neuroscience.  Successful applicants are likely to have experience in several of the following areas: psychiatric interviewing, working with high risk families in the community, computer programing experience (e.g., Matlab), and experience with fMRI.  Must have experience with children and families and strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills. A very successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of empirical papers.

To apply, go to: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/154609/research_technician_associate

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

-Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
-Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Wayne State University, NIH Pediatric Brain Research Laboratory: Full-Time Research Assistant in Developmental Brain Science

Overview

We are seeking a research assistant/lab manager as part of an NIH funded research project that uses MRI techniques to examine brain development from the beginning of human life. The RA will support longitudinal data collection in Detroit, beginning with MRI scanning during pregnancy, continuing with MRI examinations through early infancy, and EEG in childhood. In parallel, the RA will support analysis of an existing data set to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development, using data collected in children across the first 5 years of life. The project PI is Dr. Moriah Thomason, more info at: www.brainnexus.com.

The RA will receive training in pediatric multi-modal MRI data collection and analysis. MRI modalities utilized in the lab include DTI, functional MRI, graph theory resting-state connectivity fMRI, spectroscopy and volumetric analyses. Historically, those that have held this position for two or more years have also authored abstracts and research papers that result from the work, and have been given opportunities to attend research conferences. This position is typically a stepping-stone in a research or clinical career. Students that hold this position often go on to enter graduate programs or medical school.

Essential Functions

  • Managing student volunteers. Primarily hiring, onboarding, training and coordinating their time on task and work schedules, while also overseeing their work. Students maintain participant trackers, perform data entry, download qualtrics survey data, maintain biological materials and records, etc.
  • Analysis of neuroimaging and behavioral data. This includes implementation of processing pipelines as well as more general data oversight and organization. Also, regular implementation of quality assurance protocols across data types.
  • Leading the warm fuzzy campaign for research participants. This includes holiday cards, sending out pictures to families, ordering fun incentives and snacks for children that participate.

Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biology, or a related field; engineering or other technical degrees will also be considered
  • Excellent interpersonal/organizational/multi-tasking/problem solving skills
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn, work hard, and have fun
  • Able to make a 2 year commitment
  • Attitude of wanting to help and jump in anywhere needed
  • Computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office). Proficiency with statistical software (SPSS, R or other), or experimental software (psychtoolbox, EPrime or other), will be given preference

Contact

Applicants should submit a cover letter, transcripts, names and contact information for 3 reference writers, and a CV. Please send as a single PDF via email with subject heading “research assistant applicant” to Tamara Qawasmeh at tamara.qawasmeh@wayne.edu.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) : Research Assistant Positions

Our lab (brainlens.org) is expanding and hiring RAs to start immediately! Please help spread the word.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
1. Neuroscience & Education Research Assistant (to build and run a Brain-Mobile EEG lab in a school):
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_brainmobileRA.pdf
2. brainLENS Lab Research Assistant (for project management and data analysis):
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_Spring2018_FullTimeRA.pdf
3. Volunteer Research Assistants:
http://brainlens.org/images/Ad_VolunteerRA.pdf

This information as well as other available part-time/volunteer positions can be found in http://brainlens.org/involvement/employment.

Please direct any questions to brainlens@ucsf.edu.

Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab: Full-time RA position

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin in early or mid 2018 (start date flexible). The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments for anxiety and stress-related disorders. The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment.

Primary responsibilities will include screening and recruiting participants; acquiring data (behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI); managing and analyzing data; working with children, adolescents, and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; interest in clinical developmental neuroscience; strong statistical and technical skills (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python); and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with children and adolescents, neuroimaging experience (e.g., fMRI data analysis in FSL, AFNI, or a similar platform), and familiarity with IRB protocol submissions. A 2-year commitment is required.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. The research assistant will participate in all aspects of the research process, have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects, and gain experience working with both typically developing and clinical populations. The ideal candidate will likely make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant scientific community at Yale.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dylan Gee at dylan.gee@yale.edu.

www.candlab.yale.edu

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