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Careers at the ENIGMA Imaging Genetics Center, Marina del Rey, California

There are multiple postdoctoral positions available at the University of Southern California with the ENIGMA faculty.
We are seeking an expert in statistical genetics, and up to two individuals with expertise in high-dimensional neuroimaging analysis or longitudinal multimodal modeling. We are also seeking one or two candidates to lead brain structural and functional imaging projects on sex-differences in mental health.

Please contact us for further details at enigma-pm@ini.usc.edu, and don’t forget to include your CV!

 

Joint USC/UCLA Postdoctoral scholar position in multimodal neuroimaging of Epilepsy

The University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics’ Imaging Genetics Center in Marina del Rey, California is accepting applications for a post-doctoral researcher focusing on projects analyzing multimodal neuroimaging data, EEG, and surgical outcomes in epilepsy. The position, working with international leaders in the fields of neuroimaging (Paul Thompson, USC) and epilepsy (Rick Staba, UCLA) will involve studying MRI, diffusion imaging, and resting state fMRI measures in epilepsy patients, and relating these measures to depth EEG recordings to better predict and understand clinical outcomes following neurosurgery.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biostatistics, bioinformatics, neuroscience, or computer science with biomedical applications. The ideal candidate is expected to have some experience in computer programming especially with Python, Matlab, and R, as well as experience analyzing multimodal neuroimaging data. Experience in machine learning is a plus. The applicant would be working on projects jointly with USC neuroimaging and UCLA neurology faculty and would be based at the Imaging Genetics Center in Marina del Rey, California, which is the hub of the ENIGMA global neuroimaging consortium.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

USC, founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Applicants are requested to send cover letter, CV, and list of references, to Paul Thompson, pthomp@usc.edu.

Careers with ENIGMA collaborators

 

RESEARCH COORDINATOR I — with ENIGMA-STROKE RECOVERY at the University of Southern California

The Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (NPNL) of the University of Southern California, directed by Dr. Sook-Lei Liew, is now looking for a highly motivated Research Coordinator I. The laboratory is devoted to the study of neuroplasticity and motor learning in healthy individuals and individuals after stroke. The overall aim is to understand mechanisms of brain plasticity and to apply this knowledge to the development of novel interventions to enhance recovery after stroke. The laboratory utilizes big data approaches to neuroimaging and genetics, behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial electric stimulation (tES, including tDCS, tAS, and tRNS), and neuroimaging (such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG)). Research will also entail working with a number of research partners worldwide.

Responsibilities involve assisting investigators or other staff with research studies in subject recruitment, data collection, scheduling of study-related activities and follow-up of enrolled subjects.

For further information about these positions, please reach out to Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L at sliew@usc.edu. All applications are to be submitted through the official job posting.

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN NEUROIMAGING OF BRAIN AGING AND COGNITIVE DECLINE — at King’s College London

We have an exciting opportunity for a post-doc to join the vibrant, multidisciplinary scientific environment in the Department of Neuroimaging at King’s College London, one the UK’s premier centres for brain imaging research.
The post-holder will lead a new project on brain aging in people with cognitive impairment, who may be at increased risk of developing dementia. This research will investigate whether neuroimaging analysis can provide information about subsequent cognitive health outcomes. An important goal of the project is to liaise with clinical neuroimaging services at King’s Health Partners (https://www.kingshealthpartners.org) to implement use of analysis software on clinical scanners, with a view to encouraging adoption of neuroimaging tools in clinical practice.
The position would suit someone with a background in neuroimaging, an inclination towards statistical analysis, and an enthusiasm for the clinical translation of neuroscience research. This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 18 months, full-time.

Get in touch or find more details here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNV865/post-doctoral-research-associate

Position closes Nov 30 2018

 

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITIONS (2) — with ENIGMA-ADDICTION at the University of Vermont

The ENIGMA-Addiction Working Group is currently seeking 2 post-doctoral associates to work on a recently funded ENIGMA-Addiction project. These positions are renewable for up to 3 years. Stipends will be approx. $49,000, depending on previous post-doctoral experience.

ENIGMA-Addiction aims to identify robust brain markers of dependence for genetic association analyses, and to examine genetic and brain markers for the transition between stages of substance use across the lifespan. Genomic and neuroimaging analyses on this unprecedented collection of data should produce important new insights into the neural and genetic basis of addiction.

Selected candidates will be based in the University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry and will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty across a broad range of departments, within several different colleges at UVM. These include Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, as well as the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. The postdoctoral associates will have the opportunity to participate in activities of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, and will have supercomputing capability through the Vermont Advanced Computing Core. They will join a vibrant lab that is a member of the ABCD consortium and hosts a T32 trainee grant on the application of machine learning methods to large neuroimaging-genetics datasets. Candidates must have completed doctoral training in psychology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, or a related discipline, and have a record of research in genetics or neuroimaging. Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, R, etc.) will be highly valuable, but is not required as a prerequisite.

As a Post-Doctoral researcher, the candidate will be responsible for neuroimaging and/or genetic data analyses on projects designed by the candidate themselves.

Please contact Dr. Hugh Garavan (Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu) and Dr. Scott Mackey (msmackey@uvm.edu) for informal enquiries.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION — with ENIGMA-MDD and ENIGMA-STB at the University of Southern California

We are delighted to announce an opening for a full time research assistant position in Dr. Kathleen Page’s Laboratory at the University of Southern California.

The Page lab researches how health conditions such as obesity and diabetes are impacted by the functions of the brain. Specifically, the Page lab is interested in understanding how the brain regulates appetite and eating behavior, and in identifying early life determinants of obesity and diabetes. For more information about the Page lab, please visit our website: https://www.drkatiepage.com/

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

Please email Dr. Shan Luo (shanluo@usc.edushanluo@usc.edu) or Dr. Kathleen Page (kpage@usc.edu) if you are interested.

 

POST-and PRE-DOCTORAL POSITIONS — NEUROIMAGING OF MOOD DISORDERS at Yale University

The Yale School of Medicine Mood Disorders Research Program has postdoctoral and predoctoral positions performing multimodality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, DTI, fMRI) research projects in mood disorders at 3T and 7T with a focus on the study of mood disorders (bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder) and suicidal ideation and behavior across the lifespan. Research includes cross-sectional and longitudinal study of effects of development, aging, gender, genetic variation, early life stress and novel treatments. The work will be performed in the context of the state-of-the-art Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center, with exciting opportunities for bidirectional research translation with basic science laboratories and clinical research programs across the university. All candidates must have relevant neuroimaging research experience with related references. Postdoctoral candidates must have an MD or a PhD in a relevant research field and predoctoral candidates strong related coursework.

Please email a CV, a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, and names of two research supervisors willing to provide references to Dr. Hilary Blumberg at hilary.blumberg@yale.edu.

Contact:
Hilary Blumberg, M.D.
Director, Mood Disorders Research Program
The John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and
Biomedical Imaging, and in the Child Study Center
Yale University School of Medicine
hilary.blumberg@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-6180

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (POST-DOCTORAL) POSITION — with ENIGMA-ORIGINs at the Knickmeyer Lab at Michigan State University

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University are seeking a qualified PhD candidate for a Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow) position in the lab of Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer. Dr. Knickmeyer’s program focuses on identifying genes and molecular pathways influencing brain development in infancy and early childhood through the integration of pediatric neuroimaging with cutting-edge techniques in genomics, metagenomics, and analytical chemistry.

We seek candidates with a strong research background to work on longitudinal neuroimaging studies of early brain development. The successful applicant is expected to take a leading role on specific projects being carried out by the Organization for Imaging Genomics in Infancy (ORIGINs), a working group of the ENIGMA consortium, a global alliance of over 800 scientists with the shared goal of understanding genetic influences on the human brain. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop new projects which complement our ongoing work, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab, and interact with an international network of collaborators.

This position is a 12 month fixed term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled.

Please visit http://www.careers.msu.edu reference posting #525512 for more info.

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION — ADVANCED NEUROIMAGING at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Temporary position available at the Department of Psychology as postdoctoral fellow in multimodal neuroimaging for a period of 2 years, without teaching duties. The position as postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL), headed by Associate Professor Alexander Olsen. CNL focuses on investigating the consequences of brain injury and disease as well as the effects of treatment and neurorehabilitation by combining advanced neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques with wearable sensor technologies, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical measures. Clinical MRI facilities at NTNU include 3T MR-scanners, a hybrid PET/MR system, and from 2019 there will also be a 7T system in place.

The successful candidate will develop work that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The postdoctoral fellow will have a key role in our research activities linked to the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with our world-wide partners to provide new knowledge on the consequences of traumatic brain injury by utilizing an unprecedented sample size compared to typical neuroimaging studies. Duties will include occasional travel to recruit and coordinate with collaborators.

Applications due: September 30, 2018

For more info on the position and application process click here, or contact Dr. Alexander Olsen at the Department of Psychology, alexander.olsen@ntnu.no.

 

BIOSTATISTICIAN POSITION — Tunnell Government Services, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland

Personnel performing in this task area shall have the capability to design and implement adaptive and innovative clinical trial designs, including Bayesian approaches used in platform trial designs, using biomarkers, including those derived from positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), and genetics/genomics. Personnel performing in this task area shall also have a comprehensive understanding of medical product development, with expertise in development in the disease areas. This means they require special skills relevant to clinical trial design.

At a minimum, the candidate should have 3-5 years experience direct clinical trial experience and a graduate degree. Ideally, they will have experience in adaptive designs and Bayesian platform trial designs. Applicants must have hands on experience modeling the biomarkers (positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), and genetics/genomics) and experience with incorporation of biomarkers into drug clinical trials.

US Citizenship is required for Government DoD clearance. Candidates must include Citizenship and Desired Salary range when applying.

Contact susan.shelley@tunnellgov.com with questions. More Information

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION — MULTIMODAL NEUROIMAGING RESEARCH at the University of California Irvine

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking a qualified PhD for a post-doctoral position in multimodal neuroimaging research focused on emotional and reward processes in adolescents. The research program is headed by Uma Rao, MD, who has multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines on biobehavioral processes associated with adolescent development and psychopathology. Visit her faculty profile at: https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6359

We seek candidates with a strong research background to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (DTI, MRI, fMRI) with advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: affective or cognitive neuroscience, brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing youth, victims of childhood abuse, and youth with mood disorders. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at UCI. Data from ongoing research projects and existing datasets are available for publications.

The successful candidate will develop a program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in affective or cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Experience with human neuroimaging, expertise in structural or functional MRI data analysis, strong computational skills and publication record are highly desirable.

This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position. We expect a two-year commitment; an extension past this period is possible for up to 5 years. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be consistent with NIH and UCI post-doctoral stipends. The start date is flexible but must join before Fall 2018. Please e-mail a CV, statement of relevant background and research interests, and contact information of 3-5 referees to Uma Rao at umar@uci.edu.

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION — INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN ADOLESCENTS at the University of California Irvine

The Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking a qualified PhD for a post-doctoral position focused on biobehavioral processes associated with stress and their effects on mood disorders/obesity in adolescents. The research program is headed by Uma Rao, MD, who has multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines on biobehavioral processes associated with adolescent development and psychopathology. Visit her faculty profile at:

https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6359

We seek candidates with a strong research background to work on multi-disciplinary NIH-funded projects. The studies include behavioral, metabolic, neuroendocrine, neurocognitive and neuroimaging methods. Populations of interest include typically developing youth from multi-racial/ethnic backgrounds, victims of childhood abuse, and youth with mood disorders. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art clinical and laboratory facilities at UCI. Data from ongoing research projects and existing datasets are available for publications. Opportunities for collaboration and training are available across the broader UCI community. Opportunities also are available to accrue clinical hours supervised by licensed psychologists.

The successful candidate will develop a program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, biological sciences, cognitive science, or related fields. Knowledge of child and adolescent development, experience in evaluating latency-age children and/or adolescents, behavioral/psychological assessment skills and strong organizational skills are necessary. Training in developmental psychopathology, Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (KSADS), and a record of research productivity and publications is desirable.

This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position. We expect a two-year commitment; an extension past this period is possible for up to 5 years. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be consistent with NIH and UCI post-doctoral stipends. The start date is flexible but must join before Fall 2018. Please e-mail a CV, statement of relevant background and research interests, and contact information of 3-5 referees to Uma Rao at umar@uci.edu.

 

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS — at King’s College London

Applications are invited for three Postdoctoral Research Workers to join the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

  • Postdoctoral Research Worker in Statistical Genetics/Bioinformatics or a related discipline, with expertise and/or interest in neuroimaging genetics, to analyse large adolescent behavioural neuroimaging-genetics cohorts that are both population- and patient-based to identify early markers for neural processes that predict psychopathology and allow for targeted early interventions.
  • Postdoctoral Research Worker in Computational Biology or a related discipline, with expertise and/or interest in behavioural genetics and epigenetics, to carry out computational and wet lab-based biological characterisations of neural processes involved in brain development and behaviour that were discovered in large-scale neuroimaging-genomics datasets. We are particularly interested in assessing genetic and environmental determinants of brain structure and functions related to psychopathology.
  • Postdoctoral Research Worker in Psychology or a related discipline, with expertise and/or interest in epidemiological psychology and project-coordination to investigate the effects of environmental influences, including urbanisation, on brain development and behaviour. We are interested in cross-cultural, comparative analyses in Europe, India and China.

Our work aims at investigating adolescent brain development and its relation to normal and psychopathological behaviour, including the identification of its genetic and environmental determinants. The analyses will employ state of the art stratification and prediction techniques, including deep learning methods and various sparse representational techniques. Results generated will be followed up using functional biological characterization, both in our research group (functional –omics), as well as an active international network of collaborating partners.

The research is funded by the European Research Council, the European Commission, the UK-Medical Research Council, the U.S. National Institute of Health and others, and will be based on a series of recent discoveries and methodological advances published by our group in top journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry and others.

The posts offer a unique opportunity to work with a worldwide network of collaborators and develop cutting-edge approaches in rapidly growing field of population neuroscience in one of the leading research environments in Europe and the world. We are seeking talented, energetic and

highly motivated individuals with a track record of the highest standard in their respective fields. They are expected to be experienced in several, but not all of the methods required in this programme.

The posts will be Fixed Term Contract for 18 months. Further opportunities for research in the future will also potentially be available. The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, Plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance. Appointments made on the basis`thesis submitted` and without doctorate awarded, will be placed on grade 5 until the award date. Grade 5, £32,004 per annum plus £2,623 London Allowance per annum.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the roles please contact Prof Gunter Schumann: gunter.schumann@kcl.ac.uk or Ms Tatyana Baeva: tatyana.baeva@kcl.ac.uk

 

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