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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

February 2021

T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program at the University of North Carolina (NC, USA)

The University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC-CIDD) is seeking fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this program emphasizes research training in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.

PROGRAM PURPOSE
The purpose of UNCH-CH’s T32 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.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
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, 2021.

For more details and information on how to apply, click here.

JANUARY 2021

Postdoc Positions in Neuroimaging and Cognitive Genomics at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)

Two postdoc positions are available to work on multidisciplinary projects in neuroimaging and cognitive genomics. The projects will involve analyzing large-scale neuroimaging datasets (e.g., MRI, diffusion MRI, task and resting fMRI, and depth EEG), behavioral and cognitive measures, early life experiences and genetic data. Our main research questions concern how genetic factors and early life experiences shape our mind, brain, and mental health. The current focus of this team is on language and spatial cognition, brain laterality, and relevant brain disorders.

We seek highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, bioinformatics, or computer science with biomedical applications, etc. The ideal candidates are expected to have strong quantitative skills and experiences in neuroimaging, computer programming (e.g., Python and R), and/or machine learning.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information of 2-3 references to Xiangzhen Kong (xiangzhen.kong@zju.edu.cn).

For questions, please contact Xiangzhen Kong via email: xiangzhen.kong@zju.edu.cn.

For more details (in Chinese), click here.
 

Postdoc Position at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – (Boston, MA)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated neuropsychologist, cognitive psychologist, or experimental psychologist to study the long-term effects of repetitive blast exposure on United States Special Operations Forces service members. The goal of this study is to identify imaging, proteomic, and metabolomic biomarkers of blast injury that correlate with cognitive, behavioral, and neurological outcomes in Special Operations Forces service members. This position is for two years at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA, under the mentorship of Brian Edlow, M.D. (Director of the Lab for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness at MGH), and Kristen Dams-O’Connor, Ph.D. (Director of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Brain Injury Research Center). As part of a multidisciplinary research team, the post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for administering, scoring, analyzing, and interpreting a broad battery of cognitive-behavioral tests. The fellow will also collaborate with a team of MRI, PET, proteomic, and metabolomic experts at the MGH Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to interpret the cognitive-behavioral test results in the context of the biomarker results.

Candidates for this position must have completed all doctoral degree requirements. Salary is consistent with NIH guidelines and benefits include health, dental and vision insurances, paid time-off, and conference time. Individuals with strong previous research experience and aspirations for a clinical research career are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Please send a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for two professional references to the project manager, Jessica Kelemen, at jkelemen@mgh.harvard.edu.
 

DECEMBER 2020

Faculty Position at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)

Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time, academic position. Appointment at Harvard Medical School as Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor will be commensurate with experience and will require ongoing teaching. Interests should be in the area of early psychosis research. Candidates pursuing research with youth with psychotic disorders involving neuroimaging, genetic and/or pharmacological approaches should enhance the recently formed Early Psychosis Investigation Center.

Applicants must possess an MD and/or PhD and have at least two years’ postdoctoral experience or the equivalent. The successful candidate will be poised to build a successful, independent, extramurally funded
research program and have an existing track record of NIH funding.

How to apply:
Position remains open until filled, for first consideration should send CV, up to three key reprints, a synopsis of research interests and plans (past, present and future goals) and the names/addresses of three to five references by March 1, 2021, to: David Glahn, Search Committee Chair: (david.glahn@childrens.harvard.edu)

Click here to view flyer.

Boston Children’s Hospital is 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.

 

Full/Associate Professorship positions at Fudan University and Shanghai Brain Centre (China)

The Center for Population Neuroscience and Stratified Medicine (PONS) at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence (ISTBI), Fudan University and Shanghai Brain Centre

is seeking up to five positions for

Full Professors
Associate Professors

representing key areas of population neuroscience, including neuroimaging analysis, psychology/psychiatry, computer science, epidemiology/environmental systems, and (epi)genomics.

We seek scientists and academic leaders who have top international standards and interdisciplinary vision, have made outstanding achievements in the above fields or related research directions, have been recognized by international peers, and can lead the formation of relevant R&D teams. Successful applicants will be committed to develop world class research and international leadership in the emerging discipline of population neuroscience through interdisciplinary research, including with other departments at ISTBI and play an integral role in the Shanghai Brain Center by providing a link between clinical and epidemiological cohorts, and basic neuroscience research. To promote international integration, we encourage joint appointments with leading universities abroad and will discuss conditions on an individual basis.

Application:
Applicants should send the application materials to istbi@fudan.edu.cn, and the subject of the email should indicate the position & name. Application information includes:
(1) Cover letter, including research plan;
(2) English resume, including a list of published articles and contact information of at least five professors who can serve as certifiers;
(3) Five representative works (including journal articles, monographs, and patents;
(4) The highest degree certificate;

Contact information:
For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Gunter Schumann, email: gunter.schumann1961@gmail.com and Professor Jia Tianye, email: tianyejia@fudan.edu.cn

More information:
Click here for more details.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity Center for Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

Applications are invited for a full time Post-doctoral Scholar position on the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (ProNET) study under the joint supervision of Dr. Carrie Bearden in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior (https://www.semel.ucla.edu/bearden-lab) and Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt in the UCLA Psychology Department (http://www.karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu).

The research focus is on understanding the neural basis of risk for psychosis. To investigate these issues we take a multimodal approach employing resting state fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other neurobehavioral and blood biomarkers. We are particularly interested in researchers who have a strong interest in, and history of research in, neuroimaging of neurodevelopment and/or psychosis. The position will primarily focus on implementation of a new large-scale multisite neuroimaging biomarker study, the ultimate goal of which is to develop biomarkers and clinical assessments that may lead to better treatments and improve early intervention in youth at high risk for psychosis. The position will also involve data analysis and writing manuscripts based on existing datasets. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, detail-oriented and collaborative, and will have demonstrated skills in one or more areas of neuroimaging, including DTI, structural MRI, and/or resting state MRI.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified; the start date is flexible. Applicants must have been granted their doctoral degree by the start of the position.

How to apply:
To apply, interested candidates should email a CV, contact information for three individuals who can serve as references, and a cover letter that indicates a brief description of research interests, experience, and goals to Dr. Bearden (cbearden@mednet.ucla.edu) and Dr. Karlsgodt (kkarlsgo@ucla.edu). Applicants are also welcome to contact Drs. Bearden or Karlsgodt with any questions prior to applying.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity 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: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

 

Post-Doc on perinatal imaging of the brain, Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology (CAPP) offers a position as post-doc to initiate collaboration with others in the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in the field of perinatal imaging, among others with the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Neonatology (0.6 fte).

Additionally, the post-doc is involved in SHARING (Systematic Hospital-based Assessment of Rotterdam’s critically Ill infants, their Neurodevelopment and Growth; 0.2 fte). SHARING is a longitudinal study addressing the neurodevelopmental trajectories following neonatal critical illness, from the perinatal period to school-age, and to compare these with trajectories of healthy controls. This insight may lead to the identification of early biomarkers of long-term memory deficits in survivors of neonatal critical illness that might improve early identification and treatment of survivors at risk of school problems later in life. SHARING is a collaboration between the departments Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatology

How to apply:
To apply for this position, and for more details, click here.

Deadline: Oct 13 2020

For questions, contact Dr. Neeltje van Haren, Professor of Brain development and Psychopathology: n.vanharen@erasmusmc.nl

 

Postdoc Position in neuroimaging, big data, biostatistics/epidemiology, USC (Los Angeles, CA)

The Herting Neuroimaging Laboratory within the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California is in search of a postdoc fellow with expertise in big data, biostatistics/epidemiology, and/or advanced MRI analytic methods. The position involves contribution to preprocessing, analyses, and leadership in interpretation and writing of how environmental risk factors and individual differences relate to brain development across adolescence using multi-modal MRI datasets at both 3T and 7T, including those collected in-house (locally) and as part of larger national efforts, such as the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study.

Requirements – PhD in neuroscience, engineering, statistics, epidemiology, or related field – Strong computational/engineering background – Skilled in coding (i.e. R, Python, Bash, and/or MATLAB). Statistical knowledge of linear mixed effects (LME) and general additive modeling (GAM) highly desired.

Dr Megan Herting’s lab has strong collaborations with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Postdoctoral fellows also have access to a strong career development programs for junior investigators through our SCEHSC Center and the SC-CTSI.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, email a cover letter and CV to Dr Herting at herting@usc.edu.

For more details, click here.

 

PhD-Position in neuroimaging of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)

A PhD position is available to work on pediatric mild traumatic brain injury at cBRAIN (PI: Inga Koerte), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. cBRAIN is a multidisciplinary research team composed of individuals with different backgrounds and expertise who have one thing in common: curiosity and passion for brain research (http://pediatric-neuroimaging.de/).

Project: We are looking for a PhD student to join our multidisciplinary research projects on pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Our projects are funded through ERA-NET neuron and the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant). We are conducting a longitudinal cohort study on children and adolescents with mild traumatic brain injury (age 3-18 years) and assess brain structure and function using MR imaging (T1-, T2-weighted, ASL, SWI, dMRI and MR spectroscopy), neuropsychological testing, and blood biomarkers. The successful candidate will be involved in participant recruitment, testing coordination and data acquisition, as well as analyzing cognitive, behavioral and neuroimaging data. Our research is at the interface of neuroimaging, pediatric neurology, child psychiatry, and computational neuroscience.

Job description: The position is a PhD position (German TV-L E13) available for the duration of three years. Starting date is November 1st, 2020 or later. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a background in either medicine, psychology, neuroscience or related fields. Fluency in both German (for testing and data acquisition) and English (common language in the research group) is required.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, email a letter of motivation along with your CV and two letters of recommendation to Inga.Koerte@med.lmu.de.
Deadline is September 15th, 2020.

More details found here.

 

Post-doctoral position in Machine Learning of Stress and Neuropsychiatric Disease at the Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Belmont, MA)

Dr. Daskalakis’ Neurogenomics and Translational Bioinformatics Laboratory (NG-TBL) at McLean’s Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders conducts research focused on the genomic connection between stress and brain functions. NG-TBL is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Daskalakis Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a primary focus on the development and application of machine learning approaches to understand the multi-omic contributions to susceptibility and resilience to stress and psychiatric disease. The fellow will take advantage of large sets of genomic, physiological, neuroimaging, clinical, and behavioral data derived from a wide variety of translational studies. The multidisciplinary team involves leaders in biostatistics, clinical psychiatry, functional genomics, genetics, machine learning, and neuroimaging.

Current projects include analyses conducted in the context of international consortia: ENIGMA Consortium, PsychENCODE Project, Psychiatric Genomic Consortium, and UK Biobank.

The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Nikolaos Daskalakis, MD PhD and have access to the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School academic environment and resources. The successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Job description: We are looking for a data scientist with PhD in biostatistics, genetics, neuroscience, machine learning or related field with demonstrated experience in applying machine learning to large datasets. A successful candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic about understanding the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. The appointed researcher will work full-time on the development and implementation of computational models, and their interpretation.

More details found here.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, email a cover letter and CV to: ndaskalakis@mclean.harvard.edu
Please include the names and contact details for three references in your application.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow – SOAR Project (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research) Project in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC-Okanagan

A post-doctoral position is available in the Brain Injury Lab led by Dr. Paul van Donkelaar in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. The successful candidate will be a key member of the SOAR project team investigating the cerebrovascular, neurocognitive, and sensorimotor effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). Our well-funded multidisciplinary program integrates researchers in clinical neuroscience, cerebrovascular physiology, psychopathology, social work, sociology, knowledge translation, and implementation science, with the goal of better understanding IPV-related TBI. As part of this, we are working with the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and other community partners to co-create, implement, and evaluate tools and resources to better support the women they serve. The incumbent would be expected to take a leadership role in the lab-based assessment of brain function in IPV-caused TBI and contribute to broader project goals in collaboration with other team members.

This position is available from August 1st, 2020 and will be a based on a one-year renewable contract, extendable depending on funding availability. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references, should be sent by email to:

Professor Paul van Donkelaar
paul.vandonkelaar@ubc.ca

Please include “SOAR Project PDF search” in the e-mail subject line. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We will contact you only if invited for an interview.

More details found here.

 

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in Developmental/Clinical Translational Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

A postdoctoral scientist with extensive neuroimaging or EEG experience is sought to work on NIH-funded clinical trial research. This work uses fMRI and EEG to examine how cognitive behavioral therapy modulates networks underlying threat reactivity and anxiety regulation in children and adolescents with OCD and/or anxiety disorders. EEG and EMG are also used to test engagement of the same networks before and after a novel effortful control training intervention in clinically anxious preschoolers. The expected impact of these projects is an improved understanding of brain networks relevant for early onset anxiety, enabling neuromodulatory therapy sensitive to illness stage via cognitive training and/or brain stimulation techniques. We are particularly excited about candidates with a strong background in fMRI methods who are also strong writers.

We want someone who can jump right into data analysis and manuscript write-up. Research, training, education, and mentorship are offered in the context of the PI’s lab which interfaces with very active group pursuing mechanistic and translational research in psychiatric disorders in adult and pediatric populations using a variety of brain mapping modalities. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at the University of Michigan. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. clinical, developmental, cognitive or social psychology or neuroscience). Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background to Dr. Kate Fitzgerald at krd@med.umich.edu.

This is an opportunity to enjoy Ann Arbor, MI which is regularly included on lists of best places to live.

 

2 Fully-Funded POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS at the NIMH, Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for 2 Post-Doctoral Fellow positions in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) Developmental Neurogenomics Unit (DNU) headed by Dr. Armin Raznahan M.D. Ph.D.

Successful applicants will use in silico methods to decipher the genetics of distinct human cognitive traits, bringing together data from next-generation DNA sequencing, genome-wide association screens, neuroimaging genetics and comparative genomics. Our research takes advantage of unique cohorts that we have collected ourselves, as well as data from large-scale collaborative meta-analyses (including the ENIGMA consortium), and publically available resources (such as UK Biobank). Some example projects include (i) genetic architecture underlying brain structures that support unique human traits; (ii) evolutionary histories of genes associated with speech and language skills; (iii) genetic variations implicated in synaesthesia, an unusual human condition involving mixing of the senses. Choice of project is flexible and specifics will be discussed further at interview. Successful applicants are expected to take a leading role in performing analyses and writing up findings for publication, as well as giving presentations about the work at international conferences.

Two Post-Doctoral Fellow positions are available for creative and highly motivated individuals interested in (1) studying human brain patterning in relation to age, sex, genetic variation and clinical profiles, and (2) developing new approaches to model brain-behavior relationships in health and disease. Ideal candidates will have experience in advanced analysis of multimodal neuroimaging and/or transcriptomic data. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Genetics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related fields (or be within 1 year of completing their degree). Proficiency in R, Python or MATLAB is essential. Competence in one or more of the following broad analytic areas is highly desirable: spline-based trajectory modelling, graph-theory, non-linear dimension-reduction, and machine-learning.

The Post-Doctoral positions will provide excellent opportunities for career-development along diverse paths. The positions will offer several avenues to apply for grants, build collaborative academic networks, and also explore paths into industry, policy and start-up sectors.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, a one-page summary of research interests, and names and contact details of three referees to Dr. Armin Raznahan by email at raznahana@mail.nih.gov.

For more information, click here.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN HUMAN GENOMICS at the Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, the Netherlands – DEADLINE JULY 12, 2019

The Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen is offering postdoctoral positions (3-year duration) to work on projects that use state-of-the-art genomics to investigate the neurobiology and/or evolution of key aspects of human cognition, with a special focus on speech, language and reading. The work is embedded within the Language & Genetics Department of the Institute.

Successful applicants will use in silico methods to decipher the genetics of distinct human cognitive traits, bringing together data from next-generation DNA sequencing, genome-wide association screens, neuroimaging genetics and comparative genomics. Our research takes advantage of unique cohorts that we have collected ourselves, as well as data from large-scale collaborative meta-analyses (including the ENIGMA consortium), and publically available resources (such as UK Biobank). Some example projects include (i) genetic architecture underlying brain structures that support unique human traits; (ii) evolutionary histories of genes associated with speech and language skills; (iii) genetic variations implicated in synaesthesia, an unusual human condition involving mixing of the senses. Choice of project is flexible and specifics will be discussed further at interview. Successful applicants are expected to take a leading role in performing analyses and writing up findings for publication, as well as giving presentations about the work at international conferences.

For further information about the position, please see the official job posting. Applications and general enquiries should be sent to Martina Bernhard (Secretary, Language & Genetics Department); E-mail: martina.bernhard@mpi.nl

 

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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