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Colorado State University, Department of Psychology: Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field or anticipate completing their Ph.D. by 06/30/2018. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a research focus that complements one of the areas of interest to the Department (e.g. aging, memory and/or dementia, addictions, cognition, and/or perception). The ideal candidate will also demonstrate expertise in one or more human neuroscience-related technologies or toolsets (e.g., functional MRI, anatomic neuroimaging, EEG, TMS, tDCS, fNIRS, computational neuroscience, neuropsychological assessments, etc.). Preference will be given to the candidate whose publication record is clearly and consistently related to use of these tools. Preferred candidates will demonstrate: (1) Evidence of an active, high quality research program with the clear potential for establishing an independent laboratory; (2) Ability to deliver high quality undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; (3) Evidence of the capability to obtain external research funding; (4) Evidence of interdisciplinary research and (5) Commitment to diversity and inclusion. Although the area of specific research interest within neuroscience is open, successful candidates will be expected to be able to teach core curricular classes within the Department of Psychology, including Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Biological Psychology, and supervise laboratory courses in these areas.

For full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, November 20, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit application material: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reprints or preprints (accompanied by letter of acceptance), statement of research interest, and teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and e-mail addresses for three referees on-line at: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50985.

Immediately upon submission of the on-line application, referees will be sent an email with a link for submitting the letters of reference on-line. Reference letters must be received by Monday, November 27, 2017 for an application to be considered complete. Additional information about the application process can be found on the department website. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Psychology. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Northwestern University: Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience

The Psychology Department at Northwestern University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the human neurosciences, focusing on affective, social, developmental, and/or cognitive neuroscience, beginning Fall 2018. A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree is required.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications through the online application found at http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/job-opportunities.html.

Three letters of recommendation will also be required, and can be submitted by letter writers directly through the same website. Inquiries may be addressed to psychsearch@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

University of Oregon, Department of Psychology: Assistant Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Position Announcement:

The University of Oregon’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in developmental cognitive neuroscience, broadly defined (e.g., both typical and atypical development, as well as social and affective aspects).

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and will begin Fall 2018. The competitive candidate (Ph.D. required at the time of appointment) will have an active research program with expertise using one or more neuroscience methods and will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who will complement existing strengths within the Department of Psychology and will contribute to the collaborative, interdisciplinary, and growing community of researchers with interests in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We encourage applications from scholars who are historically from underrepresented populations, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching experience and approach, and (3) personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Our Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address (in their statements and/or cover letter) how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work.

Apply via Academic Jobs Online:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9807

Closing date: 10/15

For more information: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520649/assistant-professor-of-psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology: Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Brain and Cognitive Science

The Department of Psychology invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Brain and Cognitive Science at the rank of assistant professor. We seek brain or cognitive scientists with experience using computational approaches (broadly defined). Special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in language/psycholinguistics and/or developmental science. Additional experience working with human brain data would be considered a strength. The successful candidate will show potential to publish in the top disciplinary journals and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or a related field required.  The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2018; the starting salary is competitive. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer.  After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu  and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 7, 2017; letters of reference must be received no later than October 14, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before October 7, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures or to submit nominations, you may contact Jane Jukes at j-jukes@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu .

Temple University, Department of Psychology: Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience/Affective Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Temple University is seeking to hire a faculty member in the area of Social Neuroscience or Affective Neuroscience. This tenure track appointment is at the Assistant Professor level and would begin in Fall 2018. Although the specific area of research is open, the focus should be human research rather than research with non-human animals and the focus of research should be explicitly linked to social or affective processes. Preference will be given to applicants who use fMRI, EEG, or computational modeling. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of psychological science and who can forge linkages to other areas of study both within and outside the Department. The facilities available include a state-of-the-art brain imaging center featuring a new 3T MRI scanner in the Psychology building. Candidates should have a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of representative publications through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/44006.

Candidates are urged to apply before October 2, 2017 for fullest consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University – Bloomington: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University – Bloomington seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin August 2018. The position is part of a major Emerging Area of Research initiative by Indiana University to promote the study of learning across disciplinary boundaries bridging the gap between the study of human and machine learning. Individuals with integrated research programs on human learning that also include computational neuroscience, human neuroscience, cognitive or perceptual development and cognitive modeling, machine learning, or computer vision are especially encouraged to apply. The Indiana University initiative on learning will continue over the next few years by promoting additional faculty lines with synergistic research programs to address the important topic of learning in humans and machines.  The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Applicants should have an advanced degree (a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science or related field is preferred).  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application, CV, research statement, teaching statement and three letters of recommendation at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4367.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Dr. William Hetrick, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, whetrick@indiana.edu with “Emerging Areas Search” in the subject line or 1101 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN  47405. Review of all applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Information about the department and the university is available at http://psych.indiana.edu

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Faculty of Education at Western University: Tier 2 SSHRC Canada Research Chair in The Science of Learning

The Faculty of Education at Western University, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC). The Canada Research Chairs program is a federally funded program that seeks to achieve excellence by attracting and retaining the most accomplished and promising researchers.

The candidate for the Tier 2 CRC Chair will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated creativity and the potential to achieve international recognition in the science of learning in the next 5-10 years. The candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, psychology or education, with an outstanding record of research. The nominee must be engaged in an original, innovative program of research, which would have the potential to attract excellent graduate students. Preference will be given to candidate whose research focus on learning and instruction in an area such as mathematics, literacy, or the STEM disciplines; whose research mostly clearly connects education and the science of learning; and who demonstrates a record of establishing successful research collaborations. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track (probationary) position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will be effective as of January 1, 2018.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate with the Faculty of Education in developing their nomination for the Canada Research Chair program, particularly the proposed program of research. The CRC will be expected to establish an independent, highly productive research program in the Science of Learning, which will attract external funding, including tri-council funding. The CRC will also be expected to attract excellent graduate students and supervise them effectively. A CRC in the Science of Learning will become a key member of the Institute for Child and Youth Development, which will include a new Centre for the Science of Learning. The CRC will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the Faculty of Education, as well as colleagues from Brain and Mind Institute (http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/), who conduct scientific research on learning, and to apply to become an associate member of the Brain and Mind Institute. Brain and Mind is a signature area research for Western University, which employs over one hundred researchers in the area of neuroscience/brain & mind. Further information about this signature area can be found here: http://www.uwo.ca/research/excellence/strength.html. This researcher will have the opportunity to conduct research at the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount (http://www.uwo.ca/mjw/about/mary_j_wright.html), which serves 8000 children per year. They will also have the opportunity to access Western’s fMRI and EEG imaging equipment, and to apply for internal funding for through the BrainSCAN Accelerator Internal granting program.

Western is a large, research-intensive university with approximately 35,000 full-time students, and a full range of academic and professional programs. Further information about Western can be found here: http:/www.uwo.ca. Further information about the Faculty of Education can be found at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/. The university is located in London, Ontario, a city with a population of 384,000. London has several large parks, an international airport, theatres, and a thriving arts community, along with reasonably priced housing. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairschaires.gc.ca), Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact Research Development at Western at ResearchWesternCRC@uwo.ca for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chair website for full information, including further details on eligibility criteria. http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nominationmise_en_candidature-eng.aspx

The applicant should submit the following: A letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a 1000 word outline of the candidate’s research program, including past accomplishments and future plans; a 500 word statement about their approach to graduate supervision; and the names and contact information of three referees; and a completed application form (available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-PositionForm.pdf). Please send the completed application in PDF form to: Dr. Vicki Schwean, Dean Faculty of Education, Western University 1137 Western Road London, Ontario, CANADA, N6G 1G7 deaned@uwo.ca Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after August 1, 2017. Western University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Vangie Castillo at vangie.castillo@uwo.ca.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Faculty Position in Human Social/Affective/Cultural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) focusing on social/affective/cultural neuroscience in healthy populations, which may include research that touches on cognitive, clinical and/or developmental processes as well. The successful candidate will likely be a faculty member who would affiliate with the Social Psychology area of the Department. Preference will be given to individuals whose methods include brain imaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG, eCog), genetics/epigenetics, biomarkers or stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS; TMS) paired with behavioral studies. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2018.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Psychology or Neuroscience) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. More senior applicants should have a well-established, externally-funded research program with an excellent international reputation.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available). The University of Michigan and the Department of Psychology value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/). We encourage applicants to comment (in a separate statement or in the cover letter) about how their research, teaching, and/or service in the past, present, and/or future could contribute to these values. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to each of the referees with instructions for submitting letters directly to the application system by September 15, 2017. All other application materials noted above should be uploaded to https://psychology-lsa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2s9hqlgv7f0 by September 15, 2017 as a single PDF.

For inquiries about the position please contact Ethan Kross (ekross@umich.edu). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Tenure track faculty position, Associate or Full Professor level

Pediatric Behavioral Research Faculty Opening
The Center for Biobehavioral Health in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants with an established program of research and extramural funding are strongly encouraged to apply. The specific area of research within pediatric behavioral research is flexible (e.g., mood, anxiety, or conduct disorders). Interdisciplinary work that intersects with neuroimaging, neuroendocrine function, and/or epigenetics is encouraged. Research involving the evaluation of innovative interventions, community-based services, or primary prevention is also highly desirable. Applicants should have an MD or PhD in medicine, social/behavioral sciences, epidemiology, or public health with an emphasis on pediatric populations.

Faculty members have an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Joint appointments in other departments and colleges within the university are easily arranged. Salary and benefits are very competitive and are based on experience and academic rank. An attractive startup package will be provided to support the faculty member’s research needs. The Center for Biobehavioral Health seeks to improve the health and health care of children and their families through behavioral research, using a biopsychosocial approach. The center includes 11 fulltime faculty members with current areas of research including children with acquired brain disorders (e.g., traumatic brain injury, brain tumors), prematurity, behavioral health disorders, and other pediatric conditions. Collaboration and educational programming occurs in close partnership with faculty in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and the Center for Injury Research and Policy, as well as other research centers and clinical departments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the U.S. and is ranked 6th in National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children’s hospitals. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of the hospital’s strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion. At its cornerstone is a new Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/10/childrens-expansion.html

Columbus, Ohio is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. For more information about Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio, visit us on the web at www.nationwidechildrens.org. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to the search committee chair: Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, e-mail: Cynthia.Gerhardt@nationwidechildrens.org.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should forward a letter stating your research focus and qualifications along with a CV: c/o Kamma Smith, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or kamma.smith@nationwidechildrens.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

McGill University, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery: Assistant / Associate Professor

Department

Faculty of Medicine – Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN)

Job Description

The McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Centre for Research in Neuroscience (CRN) at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The CRN is a vibrant research centre that encompasses basic and translational neuroscience research with highly interactive research groups. The CRN is located at the Montreal General Hospital and is supported by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The centre is located in Montreal, a cosmopolitan city with an attractive and affordable lifestyle.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a highly innovative, independent, and externally-funded research program and contribute to teaching and the supervision of graduate students at the University.

Qualifications and Education requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral training. Applicants with interest in research involving neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and Fragile X syndrome are particularly encouraged to apply.

JOB DETAILS
Job reference number: n/a
Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: 30 days of the publication of this advertisement

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable
The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter, curriculum vitae (as one pdf document)
  • statement of research and of teaching interests and experience, list of publications and three recent research articles (as one pdf document)
  • the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology: Tenure track position, Assistant Professor level

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, for an individual with a program of research focusing on developmental psychology. Outstanding candidates with strong expertise in prenatal, infant, child, and/or adolescent development will be considered with a strong theoretical orientation, with emphasis in any of the following areas especially welcomed:

  • Socioemotional, cognitive (including attention), or social-cognitive development, including problematic or non-normative development
  • Epigenetic influences
  • Developmental neuroscience (cognitive or affective)
  • Advanced quantitative expertise; or who use neuroimaging or physiological methods; or who conduct applied or policy-relevant research

As the ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Department is also essential, optimal candidates should have cross-disciplinary interests that intersect with other departmental program areas. The Psychology Department is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 38 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students. The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 15, 2016 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative publications to psyrecr@pitt.edu. The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

New York University, Department of Psychology in Arts and Science: Faculty Position

New York University
Faculty Position in Cognition and Perception (Development) Department of Psychology Arts and Science

The Department of Psychology in Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track position in Development. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2017, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

We seek applicants with outstanding records of programmatic research in developmental psychology. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as Ph.D. research supervision. It is required that candidates for the junior level position will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start date of the appointment.

To apply, see the “Job Openings” link on the NYU Department of Psychology web site, http://www.psych.nyu.edu/. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The application should include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and at least three references.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

NIH Positions

NIHM, Division of Translational Research: Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) GS-601-12/13/14

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 based on the interactive influences of genetics, brain development, environment, and experience; and design and testing of innovative neuromodulatory, psychosocial and psychopharmacological interventions. The Division of is looking for motivated individuals to serve as Program Officers to identify and formulate programmatic needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in clinical neuroscience, novel intervention development and testing in both adults and children, and systems-level neuroscience research relevant for understanding the etiology and trajectories of serious mental illnesses. As program officers in this division, the selected candidate(s) will stimulate, plan, advise, and direct program activities for a portfolio of research projects and grant or cooperative agreement awards in the area of translational research. Program Officer candidates are expected to be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in one or more of these fields: development, particularly the use of imaging to understand neurodevelopment, anxiety and related disorders; and the development and testing of novel interventions in pediatric populations. Candidates with expertise in related fields that emphasize multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the underlying causes of and developing effective treatment for mental disorders will also be considered. A publication record, prior research experience and evidence of a familiarity with current literature in the biology of mental illness are essential.

Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and have successfully completed all of the degree requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an accredited college or 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 forward a copy of their CV to:

Dr. Kathleen Anderson
Deputy Director
Division of Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health
kanders1@mail.nih.gov

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

Postdoctoral Positions

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center: NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research

The Waisman Center’s NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research will have 2-year appointments beginning in the summer or early fall of 2018. The program provides multidisciplinary training in social, epidemiological, behavioral, and biobehavioral research on developmental disabilities and developmental psychopathology. Its emphasis is on understanding social, affective, communicative, and family processes as they relate to developmental problems. Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development. I am particularly interested in students interested in the role of early childhood stress and/or poverty on learning abilities, school readiness, attentional disorders, and health. For application procedures and information, visit http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/core-admin-postdoc.htm. Please submit all materials except letters of recommendation in one pdf. To ensure consideration, apply by January 15, 2018.

Stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral degree:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-134.html.

NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. The Waisman Center offers a $3000 annual supplement, and trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage. NIH requires that trainees in both programs be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or
permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: 3-Year Cross-Disciplinary Postdoctoral Positions in Affective Neuroscience, Psychopathology, and Development

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have 3-year postdoctoral positions starting in Fall, 2018. For more information, please visit www.emotion.wisc.edu. Post-doctoral students in this program will join a cross-disciplinary set of scholars working at the intersection of affective neuroscience, psychopathology, and development. Post-docs take an interdisciplinary weekly seminar together and are free to work and collaborate with faculty across the program. I am particularly interested in applicants who wish to study the effects of early life stress and/or family poverty on children’s health, emotional development, and well-being.

Please send the following items by Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 to The Training Program in Emotion Research Administrator at
EmotionT32Grant@bi.wisc.edu.

Oregon Health & Science University: Post-doctoral Position in The Development Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab

The Development Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon) is seeking a full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for an exciting longitudinal project using multimodal MRI (functional, diffusion and structural) to study brain development during infancy and early childhood. This is a unique multisite project with a focus on examining early brain development in relation to the pre- and postnatal environment and genetics.

The lab is an interdisciplinary, highly collaborative environment including neuroscientists, psychologists, engineers and computer scientists. Research in the lab involves humans and animal models, and addresses questions about environmental and genetic influences on brain development. There will be opportunities to learn new image processing and analytic techniques, and to take the lead on many potentially high impact publications based on existing datasets, and ongoing data collections. There are several lead investigators in the lab. This position would be under the direction of Drs. Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD and Alice Graham, PhD, and focus on longitudinal neuroimaging with infants. There will be opportunities to work closely with others in the lab, as well as with close collaborators external to OHSU who play key roles in this exciting longitudinal project.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering, or a related field
  • Proficiency with several neuroimaging analysis platforms
  • Computer programming skills. Skills in scientific writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational background in development, psychopathology, or systems neuroscience
  • Strong training in statistics, and familiarity with machine learning
  • Proficiency with FSL, FreeSurfer, and HCP Workbench
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python, and shell scripting

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Please apply here and include a cover letter and Resume or CV. Please contact Alice Graham, grahaal@ohsu.edu, with any questions.

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

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin in Summer or Fall 2018 (flexible start date). The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety disorders across childhood and adolescence. We are especially interested in typical and atypical trajectories of brain development related to emotional behavior, the effects of early-life adversity, and translating knowledge from basic science to optimize clinical treatments for anxiety and stress-related disorders (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 dylan.gee@yale.edu

University of North Carolina: Developmental Neuroimaging and Neurocognition Postdoctoral Trainee Position

The BELGER Neurocognition and Imaging Research Laboratory at the University of North Carolina and Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center is recruiting for a postdoctoral Fellow training position in neurodevelopmental neuroimaging. The fellowship will be funded under the T32 postdoctoral training program of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC-CIDD) research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders. The research project will focus on multimodal longitudinal imaging and EEG research in adolescents. Additional opportunities include access to multiple large existing datasets for manuscript development, participation in exciting seminars on neurodevelopmental disabilities (autism, schizophrenia, FragileX, etc..).

All applications received by Dec 1, 2017 will be considered.

The start date is July 1, 2018.

If interested please contact:

Aysenil Belger, Ph.D. (abelger@med.unc.edu)

Professor and Director of Neuroimaging Research

Department of Psychiatry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor, Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center

Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities Clinical Translational Research Core

UNC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Phone: 919-843-7368

Fax: 919-966-9172

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: T32 Postdoctoral Trainee in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of UNCH-CH’s T-32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to develop researchers with expertise in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. This broad-based and integrated perspective enables researchers to better relate across disciplines and maximizes the potential for major research advances in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of these disorders.

This program provides a variety of opportunities including: (1) mentored research training in specific methods, disorders, and underlying pathogenetic mechanisms; (2) courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of clinical disorders, normal developmental processes, mechanisms of disease, and research methods; and (3) clinical experiences to complement previous levels of clinical knowledge and skills.

Over a two-year period, fellows will participate in integrated training in biological and behavioral research in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Turner syndrome, VeloCardioFacial Syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis) while studying clinical and basic science areas (e.g., genetics, cell biology and physiology, pharmacology, allied health sciences, neurology, biochemistry, psychology, and psychiatry). The stipend for the training grant positions follows NIH guidelines depending on experience. This program is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.

Name of program administrators (Joe Piven, Joe_Piven@med.unc.edu or Ben Philpot, bphilpot@med.unc.edu)

Closing date December 1, 2018

Postdoctoral position in the Developmental Change and Plasticity Lab at UCL

We are looking for highly qualified and motivated individuals to carry out work on the behavioral and neural plasticity of behavioral control during childhood with start date in January 2018. Funding for the position comes from a European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to Nikolaus Steinbeis. For more information on the positions and on submitting an application please follow the link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEK997/research-associate-in-developmental-change-and-plasticity-lab/

Closing date for the application is October 22nd. For more information on the work carried out in the lab please see: www.dcp-lab.org

Two PhD positions in the Developmental Change and Plasticity Lab at UCL

We are looking for highly qualified and motivated individuals to carry out work on the behavioral and neural plasticity of behavioral control during childhood with start date in January 2018. Funding for the positions comes from a European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to Nikolaus Steinbeis. For more information on the positions and on submitting an application please follow the link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEO147/2-x-phd-studentships-investigating-effects-of-behavioral-control-training-on-neurocognitive-development-in-children-aged-6-11-years/

Closing date for the applications are October 18th. For more information on the work carried out in the lab please see: www.dcp-lab.org 

Harvard Medical School: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Infant and Child Brain MRI analysis at the A.A. Martinos Center, MGH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Infant and Child Brain MRI analysis at the A.A. Martinos Center, MGH and Harvard Medical School, and Harvard University under Dr. Lilla Zöllei (MGH) and Leah Somerville (Harvard)

A postdoctoral fellow is recruited for two NIH funded projects focusing on developing Freesurfer-compatible brain image analysis tools for children. One project aims to extend the tools for brain imaging data for children between 2-6 years of age. The second project aims to extend the tools for longitudinal analysis of developmental data from older children and adolescents as part of the Human Connectome Project in Development. Code development will focus on pair- and group-wise registration tools, segmentation methods and surface-based image analysis algorithms.

The successful applicant should have a doctoral degree in a field related to medical imaging (e.g., computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computational neuroscience). She/he is expected to have a strong research background in method development and brain image analysis and should be able to work independently. Strong programming skills (for example, C/C++, MATLAB, and/or Python) are a must and prior experience with brain image-analysis packages (such as SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI) is desirable. In addition, the candidate must also possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

This position will be hosted by the Laboratory of Computational Neuroimaging, MGH and it will offer great opportunities to collaborate with a large group of scientists from diverse research disciplines.

Approximate start date is fall 2017. Successful applicants will be appointed 50% effort at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School and 50% at Harvard University. For consideration please send a statement of interest, a CV and a list of three potential references via email to Lilla Zöllei, PhD (lzollei@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu) and Leah Somerville, PhD somerville@fas.harvard.edu). The search will continue until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Ohio State University College of Medicine: Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program

Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program Fellowship

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has openings for post-doctoral fellows in the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program starting September 1, 2018. This program is designed to prepare fellows to engage in independent research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research, including clinical trials, observational clinical research, and health services research.

Current areas of faculty research include, but are not limited to:

  • Adolescent depression and suicide
  • Behavioral economics applied to health outcomes
  • Biological mechanisms of stress and psychopathology
  • Decision making and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions
  • Health literacy and self-management in chronic illness
  • Health disparities and equity
  • Fertility and reproductive health in at-risk pediatric populations
  • Pediatric trauma outcomes and injury prevention research
  • Innovative interventions to promote resilience in chronic illness
  • Nutrition, physical activity, and other health behaviors and developmental and behavioral outcomes
  • Palliative care and bereavement
  • Neuroimaging of brain development in healthy and pediatric populations
  • Psychosocial outcomes related to pediatric illness (cancer, IBD, congenital heart disease, craniofacial conditions)

Fellows will receive training in research methods, grant writing, and academic career development. They will also develop and conduct at least one research project with a faculty mentor leading to publications, national presentations, and an external funding proposal. We are seeking doctoral level candidates (e.g., PhD, MD) with pediatric research interests aligned with one or more of the program faculty. Participating faculty are from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy, and Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. Additional information can be found at http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/patient-centered-pediatric-research-program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio and serve a population area of over 3 million. Our close working relationship with the Ohio State University allows for expanded training and collaboration beyond the College of Medicine with the Colleges of Public Health, Business, Nursing, and others.

Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. All fellowships are assumed to be 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines. Benefits are competitive. Questions can be addressed to training directors, Dr. Deena Chisolm Deena.chisolm@nationwidechildrens.org or Dr. Sarah Keim Sarah.Keim@nationwidechildrens.org. A cover letter stating career goals and qualifications, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference should be sent to: Mr. Justin Jackson, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Biobehavioral Health, 700 Childrens Dr, FOB 3120, Columbus, OH, 43205, or Justin.jackson@nationwidechildrens.org. Candidates should clearly state their research interests and preferred mentor. Review of applications begins Dec 1, 2017.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the U.S. and is ranked 6th in NIH funding among free-standing children’s hospitals. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of our strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion including a Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/10/childrens-expansion.html For more information about NCH, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org. NCH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Columbus is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. It is now one of the hot cities for professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living. Learn more about Columbus – Google: Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio, Time Magazine: Best Cities for Millennials, and BuzzFeed!

Georgetown University: Postdoc in Educational Neuroscience/Reasoning

Postdoc in educational neuroscience/reasoning at Georgetown

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position focusing primarily on a 3-year NSF-funded research project in the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Adam Green. The project will investigate learning in real world high school classrooms using longitudinal neuroimaging and behavioral measurement to assess learning-related changes in brain and cognition. This work will focus on the development of spatial STEM concepts and relational reasoning strategies. The postdoc will directly oversee project-dedicated research assistants and graduate students who will support data collection both in the high schools (behavioral) and at Georgetown (MRI). There will be ample opportunity, dependent on the post-doc’s level of interest, to engage with advanced multivariate MRI data analysis. The project will be conducted in collaboration with laboratories at Dartmouth, James Madison, and Northwestern.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or anticipate a Ph.D. no later than spring of 2018) in an area related to education and/or cognitive neuroscience. Candidates with a background in education research who are interested in neuroimaging, or candidates with a neuroimaging background who are interested in education would be well-suited to this position. This research will contribute to bridging the gap between the real world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience lab; the ideal candidate will be comfortable in both settings. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a record of productivity and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals to Nhi Dinh (Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu), and should indicate three professional references who can readily provide letters of recommendation. The start date is likely to be in late spring/early summer 2018, but we aim to make a hiring decision well ahead of that time and review of applications will begin in fall 2017.

University of Michigan: LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Michigan
LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Period: August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan invites applicants to our LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

This major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan.

The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, or  service will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of LSA are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:

Applications are welcome from any field represented in LSA academic departments (see website listed below for eligible departments). Review committees will evaluate applicants according to their potential for success in an academic career and contribution to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To be eligible, applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2018. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M, or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M, are not eligible.

Appointment:

LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course a year in the host department. The remainder of the fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

Additional program and application information can be found on LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship-program.html

Inquiries may be directed to NCID at lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

Stanford PanLab for Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience: Post-doctoral Fellow in Functional Imaging Connectomes for Depression

We are seeking a well-trained postdoctoral scientist who is motivated to develop and apply expertise in functional connectivity models of depression and anxiety disorders. Especially sought are candidates with expertise in computational modeling of both resting and task-fMRI data. The candidate will work on a newly commenced Human Connectome Project focused on developing and testing a connectome model of disordered emotional states. In this role, they will oversee the acquisition of high quality connectome data, and its integration with behavioral and self-report data. There is also the opportunity to jump immediately into the analysis of rich existing datasets, and to drive publications from the outcomes.  Along with a deep knowledge of neuroimaging and computational approaches, familiarity with psychological concepts and/or experience with human subject data is also preferred.

This position is available as part of an NIH-funded “Human Connectomes for Disease” project. It will be based at Stanford, within the William’s PanLab, and work within an excellent and inter-disciplinary team of faculty investigators, postdocs and research coordinators.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a field(s) relevant to functional neuroimaging and cognitive affective neuroscience, and their clinical applications.

  1. High level experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Substantial experience with SPM and with connectivity toolboxes is desirable.
  2. Profound experience in statistical analysis and computational approaches.  Experience with R or similar scripting environments is desirable.
  3. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  1.  A clear motivation to pursue research in cognitive-affective neuroscience and neuroimaging applied in clinical populations such as depression and anxiety.
  2.  Self-motivated with a preference for working within an inter-disciplinary, collaborative environment

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

The supervising PI for this position is Dr. Leanne Williams.  For more information see her Stanford page here.

The co-Investigators are Drs. Ian Gotlib, Trevor Hastie, Brian Wandell and Max Wintermark and consultants, Drs. Deanna Barch and Olaf Sporns.

APPLICATIONS

Applications with a cover letter addressing requirements, a resume and at least three referees to  connectomeproject@stanford.edu, with copy to kgrisanz@stanford.edu.

The position is open until filled. However, because of funding timelines and project milestones we seek to fill this position in 2017.

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

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Neuroimaging Laboratories at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis working with Dr. Deanna Greene with close collaboration with Drs. Bradley Schlaggar and Kevin Black. We study typical and atypical brain development with a focus on Tourette syndrome and its common comorbidities (e.g., ADHD, OCD). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity, structural MRI) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of cognitive control and sensorimotor systems, cortico-striatal connectivity, and how these systems go awry in developmental disorders. The successful candidate will take a lead role on a newly funded longitudinal neuroimaging project to study the development of tic disorders with the aim of identifying predictive biomarkers. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to hit the ground running with extant task (specifically cognitive control tasks) and resting state fMRI data in typical and atypical developmental populations.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Ideal applicants will have experience with MRI data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, programming skills (Matlab preferred), and knowledge of statistics. Additional preferred qualifications include experience working with children, and experience using advanced analytic techniques (e.g., multivariate machine learning, network analysis).

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Deanna Greene at dgreene@wustl.edu.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Research Position

Postdoctoral research position available in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in the lab of Dr. Bea Luna. Dr. Luna’s Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development (https://lncd.pitt.edu/wp/) uses multimodal approaches to characterize the neural basis of the development of cognitive and motivational processes primarily in normative development through adolescence but also substance use and psychosis. We use a range of MRI approaches including but not restricted to: fMRI, rsfMRI, DTI/DSI, and MRSI as well as other platforms such as MEG, EEG, and DA characterization through PET imaging. These approaches are applied using: 3T Prisma, 7T, and mMR (simultaneous MRI/PET) scanners as well as MEG. Behavioral and neurocognitive assessments are used to probe cognitive and motivation/learning processes.

The successful applicant will build on an independent line of research related to the general research program of the lab. 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.

We are looking for a PhD or MD with a background in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science and/or development who is interested in neurocognitive development through adolescence. Preferred technical qualifications include experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar), strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), strong knowledge of statistics, and the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc. The successful applicant will also have a promising research publication record, and an interest in using multiple methodologies.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

LNCD projects are supported by ongoing R01 NIMH grants and endowed support providing a stable research environment. The city of Pittsburgh has been highly sought after due to its affordability, long-standing culture, university population, and entrepreneurships (Google, Uber).

See lab website for details on how to apply http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/lncd/. Or email Dr. Luna directly lunab@upmc.edu.

DART Program, University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program (T32 AA007453-36) announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh. The DART Program approaches training in alcohol use and addiction research from a developmental perspective, focusing on gestation to adulthood. The DART training faculty are highly experienced and offer mentorship in areas of high priority to NIAAA such as the developmental stages of alcohol use and abuse, neurobiology, timing and consequences of alcohol use, racial and gender differences, and the effects of health disparities on the development of alcohol use and misuse. The training faculty have expertise in developmental, epidemiological, clinical, and neurobiological approaches, and advanced quantitative methods. Trainees have access to large, longitudinal cohorts that allow analyses across multiple developmental points. Training involves active participation on research projects with mentors, supplemented by courses in Addictive Behaviors, Developmental Psychopathology, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, and by the required Career and Research Development Seminar. The DART program faculty are committed to training researchers to become independent investigators with the skills and tools for collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developmental studies of alcohol use and abuse in order to accomplish excellence and innovation in developmental alcoholism research.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D., excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in alcohol-related research. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations; current NIH levels of stipend support can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html.

Application:

Send curriculum vita, statement of research background and interests, and at least two reference letters to:

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

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

Name of supervisor: James M. Bjork

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

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

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

Interested individuals please apply here: 

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

Washington University, 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. We will be recruiting at least two new trainees each year. The child psychopathology domains include, but are not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, addiction, and psychosis. The training model for this fellowship focuses on interdisciplinary training, with trainees gaining expertise in both basic and clinical domains, including developmental psychopathology, developmental affective and cognitive neuroscience, genetics and developmental neuroimaging. Fellows will be mentored by Washington University faculty with international reputations in developmental psychology, clinical neuroscience, functional
neuroimaging, psychiatric genetics and cognitive and affective neuroscience. Fellows will be involved in didactic training in core areas, professional development training, and most critically, both ongoing and newly developed translational research projects. Washington University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, economically disadvantaged and person with disabilities to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an M.D. and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Interested applications should submit a CV, 3 references, and a description of your research interests to either Deanna Barch (dbarch@wustl.edu) or Joan Luby (lubyj@wustl.edu). Applications by email are preferred, but paper applications can be submitted to Dr. Deanna Barch, Child Psychopathology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University, 660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8134, St. Louis, MO, 63110.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for a flexible start date.

Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory: postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling
The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state and task-evoked fMRI connectivity, structural HARDI-based connectivity, neurophysiological modeling of brain networks, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Candidates must have strong computational skills and a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, physics, biomedical engineering or related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work on multiple NIH- and Stanford-funded projects using multimodal (fMRI, optogenetic, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques in multiple clinical populations and normative groups. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and HPC/GPU facilities.  Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com
UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences: Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Scientist

Name of Supervisor: Fumiko Hoeft

Position Description: The Hoeft Neuroscience Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow / research scientist with expertise in neuroimaging and a doctoral degree in computer science, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or related field. The University of California, San Francisco is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. Candidates with experience in signal processing (machine learning, network analyses, big data approaches, AFNI, etc.), multimodal imaging (fMRI, sMRI, DWI, EEG, MEG, TMS), neurolinguistics and behavioral genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be involved in a wide range of ongoing projects as well as analyses and write-ups of archival data sets/big data analytics related to healthy brain development, language and literacy, dyslexia and autism. The position is also a fantastic opportunity to adopt leadership roles and learn how to run a lab (through grant writing, leading large-scale multi-site projects, and supervising other personnel and global collaborators on imaging and non-imaging related processing and analyses of data).

Preference is given to candidates who can start immediately (summer 2017). Interested candidates should email brainlens@ucsf.edu with “[Postdoc job]” and the applicant’s full name in the subject of the email, with (1) 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.

Harvard University, Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab: Postdoctoral Position

PI: Leah Somerville

Closing Date: May 31, 2017.

Research on how Adolescent Brain Development shapes Emotional and Social Learning. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Associate Professor Leah Somerville in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research program of the Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab by conducting research that incorporates brain imaging and behavioral paradigms to examine how the developing brain uniquely learns from social and emotional cues in the environment.

Strong applicants will have:

  • Experience conducting research on developmental samples (children, adolescents).
  • Experience in designing, analyzing, and interpreting fMRI brain imaging data.
  • Topical expertise in formalizing and implementing computational approaches to learning including reinforcement learning, statistical learning, and/or associative learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills (Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).

The term of the appointment is two years with possible renewal depending on extramural funding. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter that describes research interests, and a list of three references to Leah Somerville by email: somerville@fas.harvard.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Peabody College, Numerical Brain Lab: 3 year Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Name of Supervisor: Gavin R Price

Closing Date: Until Filled

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 a research team on a new NSF funded project, using fMRI to investigate the development of symbolic number processing brain mechanisms longitudinally from kindergarten through 2nd grade. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the project, with responsibilities including participant recruitment, 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.

For additional details or inquiries email your current CV to Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

To make an appointment with me CLICK HERE https://gavinprice.youcanbook.me/

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry: Postdoctoral Research position

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in the lab of Dr. Bea Luna (https://lncd.pitt.edu/wp/). The candidate should be interested in probing the brain mechanisms underlying the development of cognition and motivation through adolescence in a friendly and collaborative environment. We use 3T Prismas, 7T, and mMR (simultaneous MRI/PET) scanners applying multimodal MRI approaches including but not restricted to: fMRI, rsfMRI, DTI/DSI, and MRSI as well as other platforms such as MEG, EEG, and DA characterization through PET imaging to characterize the neural basis of the development of cognitive and motivational processes primarily in normative development through adolescence but also substance use and psychosis. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. Preferred technical qualifications include experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar), strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), strong knowledge of statistics, and the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc.

The successful applicant will build on an independent line of research related to the general research program of the lab. They will also be expected to help mentor trainees and provide input and direction on existing projects. Applicants should be willing to commit to a minimum two-year appointment. Opportunities for transition to faculty positions are available. We will have an open enrollment starting August 1st, 2017 until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the United States, and have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. Preferred technical qualifications include experience with fMRI (including analyses in FSL, AFNI, or similar), strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), strong knowledge of statistics, and the ability to run or learn to run basic and more complex statistical analyses in Matlab, R, Python, etc. The successful applicant will also have a promising research publication record, and an interest in using multiple methodologies.

Please contact Drs. Bea Luna (lunab@upmc.edu) and Finnegan Calabro (fjc20@pitt.edu) for more information or to apply.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Postdoctoral Research Position AURORA Study on Effects of Trauma

The AURORA project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to help in the analysis of the diverse longitudinal data collected for this investigation.  AURORA is a NIMH-funded U award that was funded 6 months ago. The study will track 5,000 people after they have experienced a traumatic event, and aims to characterize adverse neuropsychiatric sequelae of trauma, gain a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms, and predict those at risk of developing adverse outcomes.

Selected applicants must possess the ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment; quantitative expertise and prior experience in clinical or epidemiological research on mental disorders; expertise in structural equation modeling; and PhD training in the social, behavioral, and/or public health sciences.

Salary will be guided by the NIH post-doctoral research salary scale. Individuals interested in learning more should provide a CV and cover letter with their application. In the cover letter, please summarize research experience, including statistical/bioinformatics software packages used and career goals. http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111818

Cornell Law School: Postdoctoral Associate
Marseille, France: Post-doc research position in Developmental Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

We are seeking for a highly motivated fellow for a 2 years (potentially renewable) post-doc position to conduct EEG and structural MRI studies from children to young adults. This position is opened within a larger project aiming at tracking the development of cognitive control from childhood to adulthood.

In the first phase of the project so far, we have collected behavioral data in a large cohort of more than 400 participants (from 5 to 14-years old) performing conflict tasks. The second phase in which occulometry (to extract pupil dilatation and eye movement) and electromygraphy (to extract the so-called ” partial errors”) in another group of children (comparable age-span) is currenlty being completed. Capitalizing on the results of the first two phases, the hired fellow will be mainly involved in the third phase of this project that will study the cortical components related to executive control maturation. EEG (and EMG) will be recorded on children performing conflict tasks to track the maturation of the different electrophysiological markers of executive control. The same children will undergo a structural MRI scan to get precise anatomy and connectivity, along with resting state activity. The recruited fellow will be in charge of the acquisition and processing of those data. The evolution of the EEG markers and of performance will be related to the maturation state of the different brain areas of interest and their connectivity.

Candidates should hold a PhD in cognitive/developmental psychology/neuroscience. An expertise in either EEG or structural MRI is required. Having experience with children is a real plus, and if this experience is in association with one of the two techniques listed above, that is a major advantage. However, candidates having a strong background in one of those techniques but no experience with children are still encourage to apply.

Knowledge of a high-level programming language (python, matlab, R…) is a real plus.

The daily work language will be english but given the large interactions with children, non French-speaking applicant would have to speak a minimum amount of French (French courses can be attended in place).

The project is interdsiciplinary, at the cross road of developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and neuro-imagery. The recruited fellow will hence interact with researchers in the three domain. Besides, the project in embedded in the vibrant and second biggest “behavioral and brain sciences” community in France. State of the art methodologies are accessible (Research dedicated MRI – Siemens last generation 3T scanner Prisma, MEG, robotized TMS, high resolution EEG etc…).

Marseille is located in the south of France (Provence), on the shore of the Mediterranean sea, and is known for his very nice weather and surrounding: it is bordered by the beautiful “Calanques”, the Alp mountains are within 1h30 ride, and so are the major cultural cities of Provence (Aix-en Provence, Avignon, Arles…).

Salary is based on experience according to the CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research) rules (and will be around 2000 € netto).

Applications are encouraged immediately, and will remain open until position is filled. The position is avaliable immediately.

Please send candidatures (and or request for more information) at boris.burle@univ-amu.fr with [Post-Doc Devel] in the subject of the mail.

UC Berkeley: Postdoctoral Scholar

The Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory at UC Berkeley seeks a postdoctoral scholar to analyze an existing longitudinal dataset to characterize the influences of demographic variables on developmental changes in brain connectivity (structural and functional) and cognitive functioning in a sample of over 500 participants between ages 6 and 22. Dependent measures of particular interest for this proposal are socioeconomic status, early life stress, sex, and pubertal status (as well as pubertal hormone data from a subset of participants). Independent measures are reasoning and episodic memory, and their underlying brain networks. Experience with neuroimaging data analysis, particularly of functional or structural connectivity, is essential. Statistical modeling of longitudinal data (or aptitude and desire to learn) will be equally important. The incumbent will work in the Building Blocks of Cognition laboratory of Professor Silvia Bunge at UC Berkeley, and will collaborate with Research Scientists Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, as well as with Professors Simona Ghetti, Emilio Ferrer, and Laurie Cutting.

The term of this appointment is one year, beginning as soon as the spring of 2017. This term may be extended, pending funding and level of productivity.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The postdoctoral scholar will manage a large longitudinal dataset, conduct brain imaging data analyses, coordinate with several co-investigators, take the lead on writing and revising manuscripts, and present results locally and at conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Statistics, or a closely related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic required qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required by start date): Experience with at least one of the following is required: neuroimaging data analysis and longitudinal data analysis. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; be self-motivated; have critical thinking abilities; demonstrated written/oral communication skills; and have a proven publication record.

SALARY and BENEFITS: The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $48,216.00 – $52,140.00. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. (http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm)

This position is open until filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Professor Silvia Bunge at . Applications can be submitted at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01244

Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for one (1) to two (2) references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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 age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

University of Southern California, NEST Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Neuroendocrinology of Social Ties (NEST) Lab at the University of Southern California, directed by Dr. Darby Saxbe, is seeking a neuroimaging-focused postdoctoral fellow to begin in summer or fall 2017 (flexible start date). Our ongoing NSF-funded HATCH study focuses on the transition to parenthood and follows couples recruited in mid-pregnancy through the first year postpartum. As part of this study, we are scanning expectant fathers before and after the birth of their child. We acquire structural, resting state, DTI, and task-based fMRI data and plan to examine the neural correlates of preparation for fatherhood and the predictors of successful fathering adaptation. The postdoctoral fellow will help to manage MRI data acquisition and analysis for this study and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects that use HATCH and other data, to publish first-authored research, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and train in other methodologies including working with hormonal and observational data.

The laboratory is located with USC’s top-ranked Department of Psychology, which provides an excellent research and training environment. We have close collaborative relationships with researchers within the department and at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute, directed by Antonio and Hanna Damasio. USC is committed to supporting the training and career development of postdoctoral fellows and its Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) offers a number of initiatives including augmented benefits plans and funding for postdoctoral research, travel and training.

In addition to a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, applicants should have expertise in neuroimaging data acquisition, preprocessing, and analysis.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to Darby Saxbe at . More information about the NEST Lab is available at http://dornsife.usc.edu/nestlab

UNC Chapel Hill in the Cohen Lab: Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow beginning summer or fall 2017 (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.

We have several ongoing projects you could be involved with that investigate moment-to-moment network dynamics during rest and task in healthy individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), as well as dysfunctional network organization and dynamics in impaired populations. There will also be opportunities to propose your own project to implement. Responsibilities include conducting neuroimaging scans, processing and analyzing neuroimaging and behavioral data, supervising graduate students and research assistants, and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field; 2) experience programming, particularly with python, unix and/or matlab; 3) experience with neuroimaging software packages (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM); 4) experience with collecting, processing and analyzing functional connectivity data; and 5) a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates who additionally have: 1) experience working with children (typically developing and/or with developmental disorders); and 2) experience with advanced analytic techniques (e.g., graph theory).

Position is for two years, but may be extended.

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

Copenhagen University Hospital: two-year full time Postdoc position, Lifespan MR-imaging

Place: Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

Supervisor: William Baaré

Application deadline: 12.01.2017

A two-year full time Postdoc position: Lifespan MR-imaging

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) located at Hvidovre Hospital is looking for a dedicated and ambitious Postdoc within the field of MRI brain imaging and data and statistical analyses to work on the EU (Horizon 2020) funded Lifebrain project.

The DRCMR is one of the leading research centers for magnetic resonance imaging in Denmark. The DRCMR is an interdisciplinary and international research center with over 75 researchers from 20 different countries. The center was in 2014 awarded with the “Global Excellence in Health” award by the Capital Region of Denmark. For more information, see www.drcmr.dk.

The Lifebrain project consists of 14 European partners and aims to identify determinants of brain, cognitive and mental health at different stages of life by creating and exploiting a large multi-center database (N > 18000; MRI scans > 6300) of detailed cross-sectional and longitudinal information about brain imaging, cognitive function, mental health, and genetics.

The Job

The job involves among other things the development, testing, and implementation of multisite image harmonization methods, multimodal imaging processing pipelines and statistical methods for the analyses of multidimensional longitudinal data analyses.

Requirements

You should have a PhD degree and be skilled in brain image processing, handling of longitudinal data and performing statistical analyses, preferably in the field of life span imaging. You should be skilled in using image analysis packages such as FSL and FreeSurfer as well as programming e.g. Matlab, Python. Experience with writing Linux shell scripts, and the SPM and the statistical R package is a plus. Good English writing and communications skills are a prerequisite. In your work, we expect you to be team oriented, proactive, flexible, critical and structured.

What we offer

An opportunity to join an active and inspiring multidisciplinary and international research environment and develop your scientific portfolio. Make a significant impact on the evolution and success of the EU Lifebrain project. The DRCMR department hosts a multitude of educational courses, and provides many options to learn and develop one’s own skills.

Salary and employment

The successful applicant will be employed as a full-time Postdoc and will join the life span imaging team at DRCMR consisting of researchers from the Brain Maturation and Ageing and Dementia groups. The salary will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations and as agreed upon with the relevant union dependent on personal experience and qualifications. The position is for 2 years, but there may be opportunities for extension.

Contact information

For further information, contact senior researcher William Baaré on wimb@drcmr.dk or 3862 6542 (during working hours)

Application

The application deadline is 12.01.2017 at 23:59 and should be submitted via the RegionH job portal.

Job description: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=342&ProjectId=203237&DepartmentId=18051&MediaId=5

Application: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=342&ProjectId=203237&DepartmentId=18051&SkipAdvertisement=true

In the application, you should provide your motivation for applying and your CV as well as contact information for references. Interviews will be held from the third week of January 2017.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences: Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position at UCSF in California, USA on cognitive neuroscience of language processing

The Hoeft Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for an exceptional postdoc in the field of neurolinguistics, with advanced neuroimaging, computational, programming and organizational skills. Training in genetics is a plus.

The primary project that the postdoc will be responsible for is the examination of intergenerational neuroimaging using a ‘natural’ cross-fostering design that allows dissociation of genetic, prenatal and postnatal environment on brain networks that are transmitted across generations. Related articles from our lab can be found here – Yamagata et al. J Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/vMK8iy), Ho et al. Trends in Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/SyXLcK), and Scientific American (http://goo.gl/YTiH6D). There are many opportunities to be involved in other projects on the neuroscience of language and literacy.

The position can begin immediately. Please email info@brainlens.org with a cover letter and your CV. Please add “[Postdoc job]” and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

Wayne State University, SCAN Lab: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Name of Supervisor: Dr. Moriah E. Thomason
Name of Lab: Social Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment Laboratory (SCAN Lab)

The Social Cognitive Affective Neurodevelopment Laboratory (SCAN Lab) at Wayne State University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow as part of an NIH funded research project that uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks prior to and at the time of birth. The fellow will direct longitudinal data collection in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning with MRI scanning during pregnancy and continuing with MRI examinations through early infancy. In parallel, the fellow will leverage an existing data set to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development, using data collected in children across the first 5 years of life. The project PI is Dr. Moriah Thomason, more info at: www.brainnexus.com.

The position includes ample RA support and collaborations with graduate students and faculty.

Qualifications

  • Background in developmental neuroscience research
  • Experience in functional MRI, functional connectivity, or DTI
  • Programming skills (e.g., Matlab, x11; preferred)
  • Expertise in statistics
  • A promising publication record
  • Applicants must have a PhD or MD

For more information and directions to apply, please visit: http://www.brainnexus.com/blog/new-post-doctoral-position.html

Staff Positions

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.candlab.yale.edu

Oregon Health & Science University: Project Coordinator (Research Assistant II)

Title: Project Coordinator (Research Assistant II)

Description: Dr. Sarah Feldstein Ewing’s TRAC Lab at Oregon Health & Science University is hiring a full time Project Coordinator to manage a grant-funded project examining adolescent health risk behavior. The position starts as soon as possible. This position is heavily geared towards recruiting, screening, consenting, scheduling, and retaining study participants, and facilitating research participant visits, though responsibilities span all facets of the project. Additional responsibilities include MRI scanning; maintaining study databases; data entry and tracking; training and directing volunteer assistance with the study; assisting with the study IRB protocol and enrollment reports for the Principal Investigator; and other related administrative duties. Detail-oriented, motivated individuals who work well in fast-paced environments with minimal oversight are encouraged to apply. The job posting, with qualification requirements and directions to apply, can be found at the OHSU Jobs website (http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/) by searching for job number IRC62687. This is a two year position.

Position Category: Staff

Supervisor: Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing

Lab Name: TRAC Lab (www.ohsu.edu/traclab) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU; Portland, OR)

Closing Date: When filled (or 1/1/18)

Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center (TUBRIC): Supervisor of Neuroimaging

Description: The neuroimaging community at Temple University is a growing and diverse group. In support of this community, the university has built the Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center (TUBRIC), a research-dedicated neuroimaging facility that houses a new Siemens Prisma 3-Tesla MRI scanner.

The primary focus of the Center is to support behaviorally-motivated neuroimaging research, with both neurotypical and clinical populations. We are immediately seeking a qualified candidate to fill our Supervisor of Neuroimaging full-time staff position. Reporting to the Director, and taking occasional direction from the Center’s Physicist, the Supervisor of Neuroimaging will work with the Center’s administrative staff to contribute to the day to day operations.  S/he will supervise scanner operation, perform scans when needed, oversee safety and user training, and maintain the scanner and ancillary equipment. The Supervisor will consult with researchers regarding the collection, analysis and quality of data using TUBRIC’s scientific equipment, and act as a liaison to investigators. As the user base becomes more familiar with operations, the Supervisor of Neuroimaging will expand his/her role to include aspects of data management and processing, development of a standing subject pool, consulting with investigators on design issues, and may have the opportunity to write grants and advance an independent program of research. The Supervisor will perform other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, physics or related field and at least four years of experience that includes extensive experience with MRI/neuroimaging in a research or clinical setting i.e. operating an MRI console, maintaining imaging hardware and peripheral devices, training users, and processing of structural, functional, and/or diffusion MRI data. Requires a certification in First Aid and CPR or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*A basic understanding of neuroscience and human subjects experimentation
*A working knowledge of MRI methods, especially those related to functional brain imaging
*Ability to screen subjects for MRI contraindications
*Excellent communication, interpersonal and training skills
*Ability to establish, maintain and communicate  operational procedures
*Strong supervisory skills and ability to monitor the performance of others and provide feedback
*The ability to work in a dynamic environment and problem solve in real-time using good judgment
*Strong IT skills relevant to the processing, storage, and sharing of MRI data
*Strong data collection, analysis and quality assurance skills
*Ability to install and maintain hardware and software used for stimulus presentation and behavioral measures in neuroimaging experiments.
*The ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and research subjects
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
*Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends based on business needs

Preferred:

*Master’s degree in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, physics or related field and at least two years of post-degree experience or a Ph.D. in one of the aforementioned fields.
*Flexibility and expertise to support research across a variety of content areas, and to help users to track and deploy advances in neuroimaging data collection and analysis.
*Evidence of successful teaching of MRI methods at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
*Involvement in prior sponsored research projects using MRI methods.
*Demonstrated skills in MRI pulse sequence programming.
*Evidence of an independent research program.
*Knowledge and experience with EEG, TMS, and/or tDCS.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers@Temple. Please reference #17003967. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab: Project Coordinator

We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline.
  • Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents
  • Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader.
  • Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting.
  • Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above).
  • Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
  • Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays.
  • Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety.
  • Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.

The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Maryland, College Park: full-time research assistant

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning ASAP.  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has received funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include:
1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field
2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data
3) proficiency with MATLAB
4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

This position is for one year.

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 Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Name of supervisor: Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano

Graduate Training

University of Pittsburgh, Developmental Psychology Faculty: Graduate Training

The University of Pittsburgh’s Developmental Psychology Faculty invite applications from talented students interested in doctoral study. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Our students receive world-class training in Developmental Psychology because:

  • Our faculty anchor their work in multiple perspectives on development. We conduct cutting-edge research in motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional development. Collaborative research and cross-disciplinary training are at the heart of our department. This includes our Clinical-Developmental Joint Program, as well as cross-training with the Applied Developmental Psychology Program in Pitt’s School of Education.
  • We use methods from multiple levels of analysis. From observations with parents and in classrooms, to eye-tracking & psychophysiological methods, to assessments of neurobiology with EEG and fMRI, our research delves into the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape development. This allows for a fuller view of development, with the potential to focus on typical or atypical development, prevention and intervention, as well as understanding larger sociocultural influences on behavior. We also offer advanced quantitative training.
  • There is a large city-wide developmental psychology presence. In addition to our productive and well-funded faculty group, we have strong connections with other faculty in Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Education at Pitt. Our department also collaborates extensively with scholars at Carnegie Mellon University (just down the road from Pitt) and others in the broader Pittsburgh community. For example, Pitt’s Office of Child Development conducts a variety of applied projects that bridge university and community.
  • Graduate students are fully-funded. The department provides up to six years of funding for students in good standing, through a mix of University and Departmental fellowships, grants, and teaching support. Additional resources are available to cover conference travel and professional development workshops. We offer merit-based first-year fellowships for outstanding students, including those from under-represented groups.

 

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Application Deadline
: December 1.  To apply, click here!

Core faculty members (*currently accepting graduate students): Heather Bachman*, Celia Brownell*, Jennifer Cousins, Jennifer Ganger, Jamie Hanson*, Jana Iverson*, Klaus Libertus*, Melissa Libertus*, Robert McCall, Sharon Nelson-Le Gall, Daniel Shaw*, Jennifer Silk, Mark Strauss*, Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal*, and Ming-Te Wang*

 Research interests of faculty members who are currently accepting graduate students:

  • Heather Bachman: school readiness, achievement, and home and classroom processes in preschool and elementary grades
  • Celia Brownell: development of prosocial behavior in relation to social understanding and family experiences in the first three years of life
  • Jamie Hanson: decision-making, executive functioning, and emotion regulation in children and adolescents exposed to early adversity
  • Jana Iverson: motor and communicative development in typically developing infants and in infants with or at risk for developmental disorders
  • Klaus Libertus: motor and cognitive development in infancy with a specific interest in autism spectrum disorders
  • Melissa Libertus: mathematical cognition in infants and children and other aspects of cognitive development related to educational neuroscience
  • Daniel Shaw: development and prevention of child and adolescent conduct and emotional problems through family-centered interventions
  • Mark Strauss: cognitive and perceptual development in infants and children at risk for autism spectrum disorders
  • Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal: how contextual factors (such as socioeconomic status; early childhood education; temporary assistance for needy family) support learning and socioemotional development during the transition to school and the elementary school years
  • Ming-Te Wang: achievement motivation and how parenting, schooling and socioemotional development shape this process


For additional information, please see the Psychology Department website.

Questions may be directed to the Graduate Programs administrator, Stacy McLinden.

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