Job Bank

The Connectomics of Anxiety and Depression (CAD) Lab, University of Delaware: RA/Lab Manager

The Connectomics of Anxiety and Depression (CAD) Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Spielberg, is recruiting a postbacc RA/lab manager to work on an NIH-funded project examining the brain circuits involved in the maturation of emotion during adolescence and how individual differences in this development contribute to anxiety pathology. 

Please see the position ad for more information and to apply: http://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/job/494037/research-associate-i-psychological-and-brain-sciences 

For more general information about the lab, please see: https://sites.udel.edu/jmsp/

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.  

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, Stanford University: Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF BRAIN NETWORKS

This position is primarily responsible for computational modeling of human brain imaging data using deep neural networks. The successful candidate will be involved in multidisciplinary projects to develop novel computational frameworks for robust identification of neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders combining deep learning and convolution networks and dynamic brain circuit analyses with task and resting-state fMRI. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s disease. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, especially as applied to fMRI and MRIdata. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPUs. Please include a CV and a statement of research interests and have three letters of reference emailed to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: typical and atypicalneurocognitive development, learning disabilities (dyscalculia and dyslexia), autism, numerical cognition, cognitive training, and brain network development. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH-funded projects using behavioral, computational, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI,DTI) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous researchprogram that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable.Please include a CV and a statement of research interests and have three letters of reference emailed to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

For more information, see our website at: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html.

Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

The Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to conduct innovative research examining longitudinal changes in brain development and associated behavioral change in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from childhood to adolescence with a focus on sex-based differences in these developmental trajectories in both clinical presentation and functional outcomes.

 Through the Center’s integrated approach, our multidisciplinary team works in concert to investigate the biological basis of developmental disorders, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Tourette Syndrome.  Encompassing a strong emphasis on brain mapping technologies, the Center utilizes a variety of innovative approaches to improve identification and diagnosis and to develop novel therapies and effective interventions including fMRI, aMRI, diffusion imaging, TMS, EEG, biological motion tracking, and mindfulness practice.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in statistical modeling of longitudinal datasets and connectivity analyses using fMRI and/or diffusion tensor/spectrum imaging approaches.

 

Essential Duties

Conduct fMRI and diffusion imaging analyses.

Prepare and conduct technical presentations.

Document research, and write-up papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Work within a team to coordinate resources.

 

Qualifications

Prerequisite is a Ph.D. in a relevant field: Neuroscience; Psychology; Bio-engineering/Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; MR physics; Computer Science, Applied Physics.

Strong expertise in MRI methods and analyses is preferred

Strong programming experience in C/C++, Matlab or Python. Knowledge of Unix environment is a plus.

Demonstrated advanced analytical and experimental skills.

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to author technical and scientific reports, publications, and invited papers, and deliver scientific presentations.

Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a team environment and be capable of independent original work.

 

Desired Qualifications – Preference will be given to applicants with experience in: modeling longitudinal data and signal processing, preferably in processing diffusion weighted images and fMRI time series data.

 

Apply: Please send a pdf or word CV, 3-4 references, and cover letter to Dr. Stewart Mostofsky at

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine: Research Instructor Faculty Position

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support and contribute to research as a Research Instructor faculty position within the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAND) Laboratory (PI: Cecile Ladouceur, PhD) (http://www.candlab.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/). Primary responsibilities will be to assist with an NIMH-funded project in adolescent depression. The project employs a dimensional multi-modal approach (e.g., fMRI, DTI, actigraphy) within a longitudinal design to identify neural, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional markers of mood dysregulation in adolescent depression. Identifying such markers has important clinical implications such as improving early detection of manic symptoms in depressed youth and informing personalized interventions for depression with mixed features.

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

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Ladouceur directly at . For information regarding benefits see https://www.hr.pitt.edu/current-employees/benefits. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Stanford Graduate School of Education: Research Coordinator, Stanford Educational Neuroscience Initiative

Stanford Graduate School of Education seeks a full-time Research Coordinator to join a new initiative that brings together elementary school education and neuroscience research on how the brain changes with learning. This position will provide central support in organizing, conducting, and analyzing research lead by the Primary Investigator in coordination with his lab of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and in partnership with local schools and faculty from other Stanford departments. 

 This role will provide a range of research support to this new initiative and the Principal Investigator. Primary responsibilities include: directly conduct and coordinate data collection efforts for a child and adult research protocols, develop lab protocols for data sharing, storage, and analysis, develop new experimental materials for children including computerized tasks and stimulus sets, maintain detailed and organized research records, submit and renew materials to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and train other new researchers in lab procedures. This position will report directly to the Principal Investigator leading this important initiative.

 If interested, please submit an application through the Stanford Careers job post. https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/research-coordinator-6527

Position category: Staff
Name of lab: Stanford Educational Neuroscience Initiative
Name of supervisor: Bruce McCandliss
Closing date: Open until filled

Florida International University, Miami: Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Developmental Translational Neuroscience

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 4-6-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 with a possibility of renewal. Preferable start date is as soon as possible.

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. Anthony Dick (). Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

Name of Lab: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and S.E.L.F Regulation Laboratory
Name of supervisor: Anthony Dick (primary), Paulo Graziano (secondary)
Closing date: open until position is filled

University of Oregon, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Biobehavioral Health Lab: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to conduct and assist in work on an NIDA-funded randomized clinical trial of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for families involved with child welfare. In this project, we are assessing mechanisms of PCIT-driven change in (a) parenting processes, (b) parental attributions, (c) children’s autonomic and brain functioning related to emotion regulation and executive control, and (d) behavioral outcomes.

Biobehavioral assessments of child welfare-involved parents and children ages 3-7 years are completed at three time points: Pre-intervention; mid-treatment; post-intervention; and follow-up at 1-year post-baseline for maltreatment recidivism. Over 150 families have enrolled in the study to date. The position is part of the Biobehavioral Health (BBH) lab, housed within the Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Oregon. Work in the lab is guided by a translational neuroscience approach to understanding the pathways through which family interventions reduce risk for child maltreatment, support effective parenting, and strengthen children’s developing self-regulation skills. Under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Skowron, the primary responsibility of the postdoctoral scholar will be to develop, write, and publish manuscripts using existing data from this large, randomized controlled trial of PCIT. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also interact with Dr. Phil Fisher, CTN Director and Co-I on the study, and other study collaborators. In addition, the Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with planning and data collection for new projects and contribute to the preparation of future grant proposals. We are looking for a highly conscientious and motivated individual with shared interests and the following qualifications.

For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in Clinical/Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
• Significant history conducting research with early childhood populations, and/or high-risk clinical populations as part of candidate’s doctoral training.
• Strong record of publications (including first-author manuscripts) in peer-reviewed journals.
• Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.

Professional Competencies
• Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (SPSS, Qualtrics, Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
• Excellent scientific writing skills.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader.

Preferred Qualifications
• Topical expertise in early adversity, prevention science, child development, and/or parenting.
• Previous experience with analyses and interpretation of cardiac measures (i.e., HRV, PEP), neural measures (i.e., EEG/fMRI/rsMRI), and biological measures (e.g., blood, urine).
• Proficiency with advanced statistical methods for longitudinal and multimethod data (MLM, HLM, etc.).
• Experience in the planning, implementation, and tracking of a research project comprising multiple assessments.
• Interest in community outreach and intervention delivery in community settings.
• Experience with open science and reproducible research practices.

Apply At: 

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523673/postdoctoral-scholar 

Lab: Biobehavioral Health Lab
Supervisor: Elizabeth Skowron

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience: Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a joint project with Drs. Eva Telzer, Kristen Lindquist, and Mitch Prinstein. We specifically are looking for a postdoc with excellent writing and analytic skills who is interested in gaining training and writing many publications using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), developmental psychopathology (data on peer interactions, psychopathology, risk behaviors), and social affective psychology (emotional processing). The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, affect, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths.
 

Applicants should submit a CV for initial review to Karee Jones at 

 
For more information about our ongoing research, see

http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/ 

https://www.carolinaaffectivescience.com/

http://mitch.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.

Peabody College, Vanderbilt, Numerical Brain Lab: Postdoctoral Postion

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Numerical Brain Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Gavin Price and an integrated research team on multiple fMRI projects investigating the development of numerical processing brain mechanisms in the early school years. Responsibilities including but not limited to: experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience and experience with fMRI data collection and analysis. Existing expertise in the field of numerical/mathematical cognition is an advantage.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience conducting fMRI research with young children.

Ideal start date is spring/summer 2019, and applications and inquiries from students graduating in spring 2019 are welcome.

For informal inquiries/discussion of the position, please contact 

 

https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/postdoctoral/opportunity-detail.php?id=383

San Diego State University, Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL) and SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders: Clinical Postdoctoral Position

Title: Clinical and Developmental Assessment of Autism Across the Lifespan

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 (SDSU), and the SDSU Center for Autism (autism.sdsu.edu). The position will combine clinical evaluations of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan (toddlers, children and adolescents, young and mature adults) in the context of multidisciplinary autism research spanning projects in neuroimaging, developmental neuropsychology, and bioinformatics. Current research at BDIL applies advanced anatomical, functional and diffusion MRI and (in collaboration) magnetoencephalography, in combination with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of ASD.

Preference is for applicants who are trained in neuropsychological or developmental assessments, including evaluation and diagnosis of ASD and other developmental disorders (candidates who are research reliable on ADI-R/ADOS-2 will be favorably reviewed).  Applicants with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or equivalent, who have completed an APA-approved clinical psychology internship, and possess or are fully eligible for California licensure as a psychologist will be preferred. Applicants who have experience in the study of young children will be preferred.

The fellow will actively participate in diagnostic, developmental and neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults diagnosed or suspected of having an ASD, as part of clinical research protocols, as well as provide supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students and trainees from other allied professions affiliated with the Center for Autism (e.g., speech language pathology, licensed professional clinical counseling). The ideal candidate will also be involved in all aspects of BDIL multidisciplinary research projects, including data analysis and manuscript preparation. Candidates with a track record of research productivity are strongly preferred.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Inna Fishman at .

Sponsor Institution: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Program Directors: Ralph-Axel Mueller, Inna Fishman, Ruth Carper
Start Date: Flexible

Florida International University: Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

A multi-year full-time postdoctoral position is available at Florida International University for a candidate with interest and experience in structural and functional MRI. The position is part of a program of research on sleep and negative overgeneralization in 260 peri-pubertal youth with anxiety funded by the NIH (R01MH116005, MPIs Dana McMakin and Aaron Mattfeld). The position will be under the mentorship of Dr. Mattfeld (a cognitive neuroscientist), and Dr. McMakin (a developmental/clinical psychologist). This project focuses on negative overgeneralization, which is a core dimension of anxiety that is poorly understood, and refers to the tendency to generalize aversive responses from one context (house fire) to others (camp-fire) that share features. We will investigate how memory processes that are known to occur during sleep can go awry and affect neural mechanisms (pattern completion) that underlie negative overgeneralization. The study includes state-of-the-art, multi-modal measurements in a sample of 260 peri-pubertal youth. All participants complete MRI measures, and a subset complete polysomnography (PSG). The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team and will be expected to lead and collaborate on publications and grant submissions. Ready access to the rich study data for candidate initiated supplementary studies and funding opportunities via the NIH NRSA or other mechanisms will be highly encouraged. We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated interest in neuroscience and a strong publication record as well as ability to operate independently and as part of a team. A PhD or equivalent degree in a related field and prior experience with acquisition and processing of MRI data are required. Computational skills and programming experience (e.g., R, Python) are desirable. Strong written and spoken communication are essential. Please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Aaron Mattfeld ().

Name of Lab: Memory and Development Lab (MaD Lab) and Research Exploring Motivational and Emotional Development in Youth (REMEDY) Lab.

Name of supervisor: Aaron Mattfeld (primary), Dana McMakin (secondary)

Closing date: open until position is filled

University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental/Clinical Translational Neuroscience

Candidates are being considered for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Fitzgerald in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded clinical trial research using functional magnetic resonance imaging, EEG and EMG to examine how cognitive behavioral therapy modulates networks underlying threat reactivity and anxiety regulation in children and adolescents with OCD and/or anxiety disorders. EEG and EMG are also used to test engagement of the same networks before and after a novel effortful control training intervention in clinically anxious preschoolers. The expected impact of these projects is an improved understanding of brain networks relevant for early onset anxiety, enabling therapy sensitive to illness stage and appropriate targeting of networks by brain stimulation and/or cognitive training techniques. We are particularly excited about candidates with a strong background in fMRI methods who are also strong writers. We want someone who can jump right into data analysis and manuscript write-up. Research, training, education, and mentorship are offered in the context of the PI’s lab which interfaces with very active group pursuing mechanistic and translational research in psychiatric disorders in adult and pediatric populations using a variety of brain mapping modalities. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at the University of Michigan. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. clinical, developmental, cognitive or social psychology or neuroscience).  Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background to Dr. Kate Fitzgerald at .

 This is an opportunity to enjoy Ann Arbor, MI which is regularly included on lists of best places to live. https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2018/mi/ann-arbor 

Temple University, Neuroeconomics Lab & Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab: Research Assistant

A FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT is sought by the Neuroeconomics Lab (PI Dr. David Smith) and Social Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory (PI Dr. Johanna Jarcho), to begin in Summer 2019.  Research in the Neuroeconomics Lab focuses on the neural mechanisms that shape social and economic decision making (https://sites.temple.edu/neuroeconlab/). Research in the Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab focuses on the neural mechanisms that shape social cognition, or increase risk for and expression of deficits in social competence linked to psychopathology (http://www.sdnlaboratory.com/). Behavioral, eye tracking, EEG, transcranial current stimulation (TCS), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-based methods are used across both labs. 

In addition to working on collaborative projects led by Dr.’s Smith and Jarcho, the individual who fills this position will be technically oriented and involved in numerous aspects of research in both labs, with an emphasis on deploying preexisting programming skills. Duties will include: (1) assisting with the design, programming, collection of data from experiments; (2) conducting data analyses; (3) developing and leading independent research projects; and (4) helping fellow members of the lab. The ideal applicant will have experience with neuroimaging data analyses (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer) and/or programming languages (e.g., Python, Matlab) and Linux environments. 

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who has completed their Bachelor’s degree and plans to apply to graduate school in psychology or related fields. Bachelor or Master’s level degree Psychology, Economics, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field by the start of employment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

* Prior experience in Computer Science, Psychology, Economics, Neuroscience, or a related field.
* Demonstrated programing/scripting skills in Python and/or Matlab
* Demonstrated experience with statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS) to complete data analyses.
* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.
* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.
* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.
* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.
* Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

Please visit this website: https://cphapps.temple.edu/surveys/?s=W3DJLYE8DN to submit initial application materials, which include:

–       A cover letter outlining your research experience and goals
–       The name and contact information for three people who can provide letters of reference upon request
–       A sample of your recent code

Position category: Staff
Name of lab: Neuroeconomics Lab & Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab
Name of supervisor: David Smith & Johanna Jarcho 
Closing date: TBD

University of Texas at Austin, The Preston Memory Lab, Center for Learning and Memory & Department of Psychology: Research Coordinator in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full-time research coordinator with a start date in summer 2019. The lab uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to explore how children and adults form new memories, remember past events, and how their memory for the past influences what they learn in the present. We are particularly interested in how the ability to effectively remember and reason about experience develops from the time we are children, and how this development relates to brain maturation. You will play a major role in experiment development and implementation and receive training in advanced neuroimaging methods. The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in children aged 5-17 years, and adults. 

 Daily responsibilities include:
– Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
– Behavioral and brain imaging data collection
– Data processing and statistical analyses
– Training of undergraduate students
– General administration of lab finances and IRB protocols

Required qualifications:
– BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or a related field.
– Previous research experience, preferably with behavioral and/or fMRI techniques.
– Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills to work with families at the Children’s Research Center at UT Austin.
– Ability to work independently, but also working collaboratively with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
– Flexibility in evening and weekend availability for data collection and outreach events.

Preferred qualifications:
– At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with children and/or adolescents.
– Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python) or the ability/willingness to acquire these skills.

 For more information about the lab please click here http://clm.utexas.edu/preston/

 To apply, email a CV/resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Alison Preston at .

 Application deadline is April 7th, 2019
 
Position: staff
Name of Lab: The Preston Memory Lab at The University of Texas at Austin
Name of Supervisor: Dr. Alison Preston
Closing Date: April 7, 2019

Trinity College Dublin, Cusack Lab: PhD Scholarships in Computational Modelling and in Neuroimaging of Neonatal Brain Injury

How does the human mind develop? The FOUNDCOG team will address this question using neuroimaging of infants, in their critical first year after birth, to capture the development of the brain and its functions. We will interpret the results by comparing them to computational models of learning from artificial intelligence. In addition to characterising the development of the human mind, we aim to understand how it is disrupted by brain injury and to produce new diagnostic tools for neonatologists. 

Two fully-funded PhD Scholarships are available.

PhD Scholarship in Computational Modelling
* To start September 2019
* Includes fees, stipend and travel for 4 years, with funding from the ERC FOUNDCOG project
* Excellent candidates from outside of the EU will also be considered
* Selection will begin on March 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled 
 Learn more: https://www.cusacklab.org/foundcogphd2019b.html

PhD Scholarship in Neuroimaging of Neonatal Brain Injury  
* To start September 2019
* Includes fees, stipend and travel for 4 years, with funding from Science Foundation Ireland
* Excellent candidates from outside of the EU will also be considered
* Selection will begin on March 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled 
 Learn more: https://www.cusacklab.org/foundcogphd2019a.html

To learn more about: the Cusack Lab, visit www.cusacklab.org; Trinity College Dublin (founded 1592), www.tcd.ie; and the vibrant city of Dublin  www.visitdublin.ie. Join us in Ireland, the fastest growing economy in the EU for the last four years with the fourth highest GDP/capita worldwide (IMF).

San Diego State University, Brain Development Imaging Laboratories: Postdoctoral positions in functional/structural imaging of autism spectrum disorders

Candidates are being considered for 1-2 postdoctoral positions at the San Diego State University (SDSU) Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL) in affiliation with the SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders.

 Job Descriptions

The post-doctoral position(s) will be supported by several existing and newly funded NIH projects examining functional network organization, brain structure, and cognition across the lifespan (toddlers to aging) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Postdoctoral fellow(s) will be involved in multiple NIH funded projects, with a particular role in a newly funded study of auditory precursors of early language development, utilizing sleep MRI protocols in young children. The postdoctoral fellow(s) will regularly interact with collaborating faculty at SDSU and the University of California, San Diego, and will have access to the rich San Diego cognitive and clinical neuroscience, and autism research communities.

The ideal candidates will have a strong background in neuroimaging. Clinical training is not required but would be a strength. The postdoctoral scholar(s) will have the opportunity to develop and implement new analysis pipelines for high-resolution functional and/or structural imaging as part of the new study on auditory development, as well as to contribute to continuing analysis of our existing multimodal MRI datasets across the lifespan. Fellow(s) will assist with supervision/training of graduate and undergraduate students (from diverse graduate/doctoral programs, including Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive Science, Computational Bioinformatics).

The Principal Investigators (Drs. Ralph-Axel Mueller, Ruth Carper, Inna Fishman) are committed to supporting fellows on their trajectory to an independent research career, including ensuring that they submit competitive applications for fellowships and external grant funding.

 Requirements

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, (Clinical/Developmental/Cognitive) Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or other relevant field.
  • Experience in data acquisition, preprocessing, and analysis of brain MRI data.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with:
    • Experience in multiple brain imaging modalities (e.g. both diffusion and functional imaging).
    • Experience with multiple analysis methods/toolkits in the relevant MRI modality.
    • Experience with ASDs, other developmental disorders, or typical children or aging populations.

 Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL) & Research Facilities

BDIL (bdil.sdsu.edu) is a diverse and collaborative research group with 3 Principal Investigators, multiple postdoctoral trainees and research faculty, PhD and Master’s students in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Clinical Psychology, and BioInformatics from both SDSU and University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Our research studies employ multiple imaging modalities (anatomical, diffusion, and functional [connectivity] MRI) as well as behavioral and neuropsychological assessments to investigate the brain bases of ASDs and age-related change across the lifespan (1-65 years). BDIL collaborates with experts in MR physics, Radiology, EEG, MEG, and Bioinformatics to implement innovative imaging and analysis techniques (e.g., simultaneous fMR/EEG recording, combined MEG and MRI). BDIL is affiliated with the SDSU Center of Autism and Developmental Disorders (autism.sdsu.edu), a clinical research and training core facility.

 To Apply

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters of recommendation to Ralph-Axel Mueller at: .

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Cohen Laboratory: Study Coordinator/Lab Manager

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a full-time lab manager and study coordinator beginning Summer 2019 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. 

The primary ongoing project you will be involved in is an NIMH-funded longitudinal neuroimaging study following youth with ADHD across the transition from childhood into adolescence. The goal of the project is to identify trajectories of structural and functional network development that may serve as biomarkers indicating increased risk (or, conversely, decreased risk) for negative outcomes in adolescence. Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies (typically developing children and children with ADHD), data collection (MRI and behavioral), data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI), IRB management, and general management of lab operations. You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or authorship on a manuscript.

 Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

 Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/ 

Position category: Staff
Name of lab: Cohen Lab
Name of supervisor: Jessica Cohen
Closing date: 4/15/19

Duke Early Experience and the Developing Brain Lab: Post-doctoral Associate Position

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

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

The primary duties of the Postdoctoral research position will include assisting the PI (Gaffrey) with monitoring neuroimaging data acquisition (MRI, fMRI, EEG) and quality control, analyzing data to inform study related hypotheses, writing and submitting manuscripts, presenting study findings at conferences, and assisting the PI with grant administration activities as necessary. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop independent studies within the broader aims of the lab and draw on resources within the DEED lab as well as the Duke community to develop independent training/research grant proposals.

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

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

Position Category: Post-doctoral
Name of lab: Duke Early Experience and the Developing Brain Lab
Name of supervisor: Michael S. Gaffrey
Closing date: Open until filled

University of Michigan: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Developmental Science

Applications are now being accepted for a 2-year NICHD T32 post-doctoral research fellowship in Developmental Science at the University of Michigan. The Developmental Area within the Department of Psychology will award one post-doctoral fellowship with a start date in the summer of 2019. The successful applicant must complete all requirements for the PhD before the post-doctoral fellowship can begin; however, it is not necessary that the degree be conferred before the start date.

 The objective of the fellowship is to train individuals on three pillars of knowledge: (1) developmental science of social context; (2) human neurobiology, which may include brain imaging, genetics, epigenetics, and endocrine function; and (3) advanced research methods (e.g., quantitative statistics appropriate for combining and analyzing longitudinal data from different levels of functioning). This cross-training will produce researchers well-positioned to develop cutting-edge work that advances knowledge about how neurobiological factors interact with environmental contexts to influence development across several domains and contexts. The Developmental Area faculty has a broad range of research interests across the life-span from infancy to late adulthood. Interested applicants should check the developmental area’s website and view the list of core faculty and their research interests. http://lsa.umich.edu/psych/program-areas/developmental-psychology.html

 In addition to core faculty in the Developmental Area, the training grant includes seven additional investigators at the University of Michigan: Jonathan Brennan (Linguistics), Bill Gehring (Psychology), Richard Gonzalez (Psychology), Colter Mitchell (Institute for Social Research), Patricia Reuter-Lorenz (Psychology), Chandra Sripada (Psychiatry and Philosophy), and Delia Vazquez (Pediatrics). 

In the application, candidates should (a) identify two advisors — one to provide training in social context and the other in neurobiology and (b). propose a project that combines these areas of research. Candidates are urged to discuss these plans with potential advisors. Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in research during their appointment and will receive additional training in the responsible conduct of research, grant writing, manuscript preparation, and professional development.

 Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology, human development, neuroscience, or related fields, and have a record of research accomplishment in child or life-span development. The individual must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national of the US or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the US. Salary is in line with NIH pay scale.Offer includes full UM health benefits and travel to one conference per year.

Submit CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, and evidence of scholarly publications no later than February 15, 2019 or when the position is filled. All materials should be uploaded as a PDF to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1178. When uploading the materials on the website, applicants will be prompted to identify three people who will submit letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to log into the website early and send out the recommendation requests.

 The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

George Washington University’s Autism Institute: Director

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UC San Diego: Assistant Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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Social Sciences – COGNITIVE SCIENCE

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: November 19th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suzan Carmichael, PhD Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305, (650) 736-0735 and Laura Von Kampen, Administrative Assistant
1265 Welch Road, Stanford CA 96305,  (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

NIH Positions

Postdoctoral Positions

Yale Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab: Postdoctoral fellow position

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin in 2019 (flexible start date). The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety 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 (additional information: candlab.yale.edu). The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing NIH-funded research on pediatric anxiety and to develop independent studies within the broader aims of the lab. Requirements include a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should have a strong publication record, experience with human neuroimaging, strong statistical training, and technical experience with fMRI analysis (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM) and programming. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently, and experience conducting research with developmental and/or clinical populations.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Dylan Gee at 
.

University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will join a consortium of leading addiction researchers to work on an exceptionally large neuroimaging-genetics project. ENIGMA-Addiction (http://www.enigmaaddiction.com) performs secondary analyses on datasets contributed by labs from over the world. The uniquely large sample sizes with multi-modal neuroimaging data enable numerous in-depth investigations of the neurobiology of drug dependence. The successful applicant will join a vibrant lab with considerable experience working with large datasets. We host a T32 trainee grant that focuses on applying machine learning analytic techniques to large neuroimaging-genetic datasets, and we are a member of the ABCD and IMAGEN consortia. The successful applicant will be able to conduct novel and robust analyses encompassing genetics, neuroimaging and behavioral measures focused on understanding the neurobiology of drug use and dependence. The University of Vermont is a premier small research university and is based in Burlington Vermont, a town that is perennially ranked as one of the USA’s most livable small cities known for its healthy lifestyle, music and food scenes. Interested applicants should contact  and  for informal inquiries.

DART Program, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral fellowships

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

Website:

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

Qualifications:

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

Application:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding Agency: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
Job-email:

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

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

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

LOCATION
City: Paris
Country: France

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

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

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

Major Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Qualifications

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

• One or more years of graduate school research training;

• Strong publication track record in top research journals.

 
Preferred Qualifications

•Neuroimaging processing and analysis experience;

•Prior experience preparing proposals for sponsored research funding;

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

•Excellent oral and written communication skills;

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


Required Application Materials (Application attachments)

•An updated CV;

•Personal statement;

•Up to three reprints/preprints;

•Contact information for three professional references. 

MCTFR

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

Appointment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duke University, DEED Lab: Post-doctoral research position

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

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

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

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

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

Name of supervisor: Michael Gaffrey, Ph.D.

Closing date: 8/2019

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

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

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

Salary will be determined by the current NIH postdoctoral scale. To apply, submit a letter of interest, C.V., and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Bonnie Nagel at . 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  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: 

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

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

UCONN: TWO Neuroimaging Postdoc Positions

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

Required qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

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

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

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

Overview

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

Essential Functions

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

Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

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

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

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

The position can begin immediately. Interested candidates should email  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.

Staff Positions

Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab: Lab Managers/Research Assistants and a Data Manager

The Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab, directed by Dr. Luke Hyde, is seeking 1 – 2 full-time research assistants/lab managers and a data manager. The lab examines the development of youth risk and resilience from multiple levels of analysis using MRI, molecular and behavioral genetics, longitudinal approaches, and in-home interviews with at-risk families. The focus of these positions is to coordinate and collect data on multiple projects in the lab with a focus on the MTwiNS Project. MTwiNS, funded by NIMH and NICHD, examines the impacts of neighborhood disadvantage on brain and behavior, as well as long term antisocial and resilient outcomes. MTwins is a longitudinal study of families with twins ages 10 – 18 living in impoverished neighborhoods and is 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.

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

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Positions: 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 teens and families (including psychiatric interviews, administering self-report measures, and functionally supervising undergraduate assistants), running adolescent participants 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 future 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 underserved families in the community, computer programing experience (e.g., Matlab, R, command line), and experience with fMRI processing and analysis. Must have 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/170961/research_technician_associate

Data Manager: The data manager will help to coordinate data collection, organization, and analysis on multiple projects in this laboratory with a focus on the MTwiNS Project. Duties for this position will include organizing, processing, and analyzing data across multiple modalities including survey/self-report data, MRI data, nested twin data, video-coded data, and biospecimen data (e.g., DNA, RNA). Additional duties include organizing and managing data sharing with the NIH and coordinating data sharing and organization with our partners at Michigan State University. Much of the position will be focused on designing and implementing data pipelines to clean, organize, and analyze this data, as well as day to day management of incoming data. Ideally, the data manager will also be involved in cutting-edge fMRI analysis.
This position could fit multiple different types of applicants and will be tailored to a successful applicant. Ideal applicants will a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to neuroscience, computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, or psychology and have previous experiences with these types of data modalities. Experience with MRI data is preferred. Applicants will more advanced degrees (e.g., M.S., PhD) will be considered and would have additional opportunities (e.g., publishing); pay will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, go to: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/170959/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.
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National Institute of Mental HealthDepartment of Health and Human Services: Health Scientist Administrator (Branch Chief)

Job Vacancy Announcement – Health Scientist Administrator (Branch Chief) Biomarkers and Intervention Development for Childhood-Onset Mental Disorders Branch

Health Scientist Administrator (Branch Chief)
Division of Translational Research
Biomarkers and Intervention Development for Childhood-Onset Mental Disorders Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Department of Health and Human Services

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 a motivated individual to serve as Chief of the Biomarkers and Intervention Development for Childhood-Onset Mental Disorders Branch.

The Branch supports research leading to the development of novel, mechanism-based treatments, and preventive interventions for childhood-onset mental disorders. The programs within this branch support research to develop novel cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, pharmacological, and non-invasive brain stimulation interventions. The branch also supports the identification of reliable and valid biomarkers useful for stratification of research participants in clinical trials or for use as objective predictors or indicators of treatment response. The Autism Research Program is also administered within this branch, and supports a wide range of research on the characterization, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

The selected candidate will oversee and supervise Program Officers who initiate, plan, develop, and direct NIMH extramural research programs administered by the branch. The selected candidate will also be responsible for supervision of policy analysts, and administrative assistant staff. The selected candidate will serve as Program Officer for a portfolio of grants, contracts and/or private-public partnerships, and will participate in collaborative activities with other NIH Institutes and Federal Departments or Agencies, as appropriate.

Competitive candidates are expected to be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in clinical research on mental disorders in children; expertise in novel intervention development is desired. A publication record, prior research experience, and evidence of familiarity with relevant current literature are essential. Supervisory experience is desired.

This position requires working both independently and collaboratively and offers opportunities to impact priorities, develop new initiatives and contribute to the advancement of a national program of research. Responsibilities include supervision of scientific and administrative staff, planning and executing activities within the Branch’s scope of responsibilities, and aligning those activities with the NIMH Strategic Plan. Direct management of a portfolio of grants/contracts is also expected. Strong collaborative, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are 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 an M.D., 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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae to 

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

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/careers/job-vacancy-announcement-health-scientist-administrator-branch-chief-biomarkers-and-intervention-development-for-childhood-onset-mental-disorders-branch.shtml

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CNMC: Clinical Neuropsychologist

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

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

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to:

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

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 .
To learn more about the National Institute of Mental Health careers, visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/careers/index.shtml.

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