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

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

Careers with ENIGMA collaborators

 

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 — 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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