Patricia A. Judd and Family Endowed Post-Doctoral Fellowship in ADHD Research
The University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry and Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development TM study announces the availability of a one-year postdoctoral research position through the Patricia A. Judd and Family Endowed Post-Doctoral Fellowship in ADHD Research. The goal of the program is to foster the career of future scientists who will help develop deeper understanding of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) including risk factors, course, and potential treatment targets.
The scholar will collaborate with ABCD faculty based at UC San Diego on analyses of data from ABCD pertaining to ADHD, manuscript preparation, independent grant submissions, and presentations for scientific and community audiences. Further information about ABCD is at<>.
To further the understanding of ADHD, analyses may: (1) characterize individual developmental pathways in terms of neural, cognitive, emotional, and academic functioning, and influencing factors; (2) examine brain development in youth with and without risk factors for or diagnoses of ADHD; (3) investigate the roles and interaction of genes and the environment on the course of ADHD; (4) examine how physical activity, sleep, screen time, sports injuries (including traumatic brain injuries), and other experiences influence the course of ADHD; (5) describe the co-morbid physical and mental health disorders of participants with ADHD; (6) characterize relationships between ADHD and substance use; and (7) explore how the use of medications and psychosocial treatments for ADHD affect developmental outcomes (e.g., performance in school, peer and family relationships); and (8) examine how early versus late medication use and no medication treatment influences outcomes.
Previous data analysis experience is desired, including working in R.
Salary is based upon the NIH pay scale and years of postdoctoral experience. Optional additional two years of support may be available depending upon the scholar’s progress and availability of funds. Potential applicants who wish to learn more about the program may contact Dr. Susan Tapert (<>). The formal application will require a letter of interest, curriculum vita and two letters of reference and should be emailed to Dr. Tapert.