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

The are currently 2-3 open positions at the ENIGMA Center.  Please contact us (enigma@ini.usc.edu)!

Careers with ENIGMA collaborators

ENIGMA-Brain Injury postdoctoral position in neuroimaging in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

There is a 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 Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer outpatient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL) at th

e Department of Psychology, 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.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for organizing and analysing existing and new functional and structural MRI datasets from CNL projects, as well as writing scientific papers based on this material.

The postdoctoral fellow will have a key role in our research activities linked to the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group. ENIGMA is a framework with harmonized protocols for data processing and analysis across multiple sites and cohorts. Within the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group there are subgroups based on patient population and injury circumstances: Military Brain Injury (led by David Tate and Elisabeth Wilde), Pediatric Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (msTBI) (led by Emily Dennis, Karen Caeyenberghs, and Elisabeth Wilde), Sports Concussion (led by David Baron and Inga Koerte), and the newly formed Adult Moderate/Severe TBI (led by Alexander Olsen and another researcher to be determined). Currently there are also several other new subgroups forming, making ENIGMA Brain Injury a large-scale and global effort.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with our world-wide partners, including the leader of ENIGMA Brain Injury, Emily Dennis, at the Imaging Genetics Center, University of Southern California. Duties will include occasional travel to recruit and coordinate with collaborators.

See here for more information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/149964/postdoctoral-position-in-neuroimaging-at-the-department-of-psychology

 

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 Research Fellow in Statistical Data Modeling at the University of Oslo (NORMENT)

At the Institute of Clinical Medicine, the CoE NORMENT – KG Jebsen Research Centre in Psychosis, there is a postdoctoral research fellowship position available. The position is funded for three years. The CoE NORMENT runs a multicenter study involving all psychiatric hospital departments in Oslo and several research groups at the University of Oslo (UiO). The purpose is to study how biological/genetic, psychological and environmental factors contribute to severe mental disorders. The CoE NORMENT has used their infrastructure for clinical evaluations, neuropsychological testing, MRI brain imaging and biobanking to collect a large database. Specifically, we have collected a large number of genetic data on patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We are also actively collaborating with large international consortia, including Psychitric Genomics Consoritum (PGC), and the current project is focused on multivariate analysis of these and other large datasets, based on new statistical methods.

See here for more information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/148085/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-statistical-data-modeling  

 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroimaging of Epilepsy and Brain Tumors at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Location: UCSD Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics (CMIG), UCSD Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine (CTIPM)

Start date: Flexible, but no later than Spring/Summer 2018

Seeking a full-time postdoctoral scholar to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists on projects related to the use of multimodal imaging for improving cognitive and health outcomes in patients with epilepsy and brain tumors.

Our team includes full-time faculty from Psychiatry, Radiology, Neurosciences, and Radiation Oncology.   This group of researchers and clinical investigators are primarily focused on integrating research imaging tools and genetic information into the clinical work flow to directly and immediately improve patient outcomes.   The scholar will work closely with other postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, graduate students, research assistants, and faculty members to help develop methods, analyze structural, diffusion, and functional (fMRI) imaging data, prepare manuscripts and assist with grant applications.

The fellow should have programming and writing skills, experience in neuroimaging, and a strong interest in pursing an academic career path. Applicants with a strong background in the neuropsychology of epilepsy/brain tumors, cognitive neuroscience, and/or experience in multidimensional data integration approaches are encouraged to apply.

This position is located at the UCSD CMIG, which is located on the East Medical Campus in La Jolla, CA in the Altman CTRI. The fellow will share an office with another postdoctoral fellow and have direct access to two 750 GE systems.

Please send application to Dr. Carrie McDonald (camcdonald@ucsd.edu).

 

Postdoc Position at Radboud University Medical Center

Please see posting here (https://www.radboudumc.nl/en/vacancies/51641-postdoc-genetic-and-mri-determinants-of-long-term-trajectories-of-adhd) for an open postdoc position with Dr. Emma Sprooten at the Radboud University Medical Center.

 

Postdoc Position at VU University Medical Center

Odile van den Heuvel, MD PhD, chair of ENIGMA-OCD, has a vacant postdoc position on EEG-MRI-TMS in Amsterdam.

See: https://www.werkenbijvumc.nl/vacatures/post-doctoral-position-brain-imaging-mrieeg-and-neuromodulation-rtms-in-ocd/

 

University of Amsterdam – Postdoctoral researcher neuroimaging of cannabis dependence

http://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2017/09/17-458-postdoctoral-researcher-neuroimaging-of-cannabis-dependence.html
The Department of Developmental Psychology of the University of Amsterdam is hiring a 4-year Postdoc for a cross-cultural longitudinal neuroimaging study investigating the impact of cannabis use on the brain.
Job Description: The personal and societal burden associated with cannabis use disorders (CUDs) is in sharp contrast with our limited knowledge of the underlying mechanisms. Moreover, there is growing worldwide concern surrounding the impact of changes in cannabis legalization on CUDs. The goal of this longitudinal neuroimaging study is to identify reliable neurobiological mechanisms in two independent cohorts of individuals with CUD, and test whether cannabis culture moderates these brain-behavior associations. This project will be a team effort, conducted in close collaboration with the University of Texas Dallas. Together with a PhD-student, the Postdoc will be primary responsible for conducting and managing the fMRI study in Amsterdam, maintaining close contact with the Dallas site. There will be the opportunity to supervise (PhD)students, work with existing neuroimaging data sets and perform different kind of (multimodal) fMRI analysis.
Job requirements: We are looking for a PostDoc with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroimaging, or related disciplines. Experience with fMRI data collection and analysis, experience with recruitment and testing of young adults, excellent writing skills, and good collaboration skills are required. Knowledge of Matlab/Python programming and longitudinal data is an advantage.

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

 

Postdoctoral position in psychosis studies At the NORMENT

K.G. Jebsen Research Centre for Psychosis Research, a Centre of Excellence, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital and Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway, there is a position available as a postdoctoral student with employment at Diakonhjemmet hospital. The research area is psychiatric neuroimaging with focus on obstetric complications and the analysis of structural and functional, DTI and ASL MR imaging datasets with regard to developmental trajectories and genetic, environmental and phenotypic variation. Applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in psychiatry or a related medical discipline, neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, psychology, or equivalent. Applicants who have handed in their dissertation for evaluation are also encouraged to apply, caveat the dissertation is approved. Application deadline is June 15th, 2017. For further information and to submit an application please see the website of Diakonhjemmet Hospital’s, Oslo, Norway. Please contact Professor Ingrid Agartz for more information.

For additional details please visit: https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3420277973&company_id=201412&Link_source_id=0&use_position_site_header=0&culture_id=NB-NO

 

Genetics and Neuroimaging in Barcelona (Spain)

The Barcelona βeta Brain Research Centre (BBRC), research institution of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation (PMF) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) invites applications for a full-time research position to study the genetic modulation of cerebral phenotypes based on genome-wide associations with neuroimaging data, as part of its clinical research program.

The primary responsibility of this position includes the analysis and interpretation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) data in association with quantitative phenotypes extracted from neuroimaging modalities. The candidate will be working under the guidance of the Principal Investigators Roderic Guigó of the CRG and the Neuroimaging Group Principal Investigator of the BBRC, Juan-Domingo Gispert. The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of genetic modulation of cerebral phenotypes in healthy subjects and to identify spatially varying patterns of genetic control that may not be evident from summary variables.

For additional details please visit: https://recruitment.crg.eu/content/jobs/position/research-position-genetics-and-neuroimaging-0

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