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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

April 2022

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota for multi-modal neuroimaging data analysis and management.

The successful applicant will be the lead MR analyst in a multi-institutional, multi-national clinical trial readiness study (READISCA) and join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators with expertise in MR physics, quantitative neuroimaging, clinical outcome measures and biostatistics. The overall goal of the project is to identify the earliest and progressive changes detectable non-invasively in the brain in neurodegenerative disease, specifically in spinocerebellar ataxias.

CMRR is home to some of the most advanced MR instrumentation in the world, complemented by human resources that provide unique expertise in imaging physics, engineering, and signal processing. No single group of scientists can successfully carry out all aspects of this type of interdisciplinary biomedical research; by bringing together these multi-disciplinary capabilities in a synergistic fashion, facilitating these interdisciplinary interactions, and providing adequate and centralized support for them, CMRR amplifies the contributions of each of these groups of scientists to basic and clinical biomedical research.

The position requires a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical/Electrical Engineering or a related field. Experience with image analysis (e.g. Unix environment, programming/scripting in Matlab, Bash, Python), with minimum of 2 years of experience, is required. Demonstrated ability to conduct collaborative research and excellent communication skills are essential. Prior experience in clinical research and in the fields of neuroscience, and magnetic resonance imaging and/or spectroscopy and experience with code base management platforms is a plus.

This position is full time, immediately available and co-funded by NINDS and Biogen. Questions regarding this position may be sent to Dr. Gülin Öz (gulin@cmrr.umn.edu). She will be at ISMRM and will be happy to meet with candidates in London. Please submit applications at the University of Minnesota job site at the link below; applications sent by email will not be accepted.

Click here for more information and here to apply (Posting requisition number: 346698).

February 2022

PhD POSITION at the University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

A scholarship-supported PhD position is available in the PRE-EMPT: Prediction of Early Mental Disorder and Preventive Treatment – Centre of Research Excellence. The overall goals of PRE-EMPT are to: 1) examine how mental illnesses develop and identify risk and protective factors for the development of these illnesses, 2) improve our ability to predict clinical outcomes of mental illnesses and 3) create clinical tools to improve and individualise treatments for young people experiencing mental illness (https://bit.ly/3ohgE0k). Although flexible, the focus of this PhD position is likely to be the prediction of suicidal behaviour. Suicide is the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44 in Australia, with rates of suicide attempts continuing to rise. Currently, no risk factor predicts future suicidal behaviour better than chance. There is therefore a clear need to develop predictive algorithms for risk of future suicide attempts that can be used in clinical practice. Data from different projects and consortia will be used in this project to better understand and predict future suicidal behaviour, for example multimodal data gathered through the ENIGMA Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours (STB) consortium (>26,000 cases), data in the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium with longitudinal data on 100,000 children from the general population or electronic health record data from children and adolescents presenting at child and youth mental health services.

The position will be based in the Centre of Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. Supervision will be joined with the Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland with the possibility to do a secondment in Brisbane. Ideally, the candidate will have strong statistical skills and some programming experience.

How to apply:
Please contact Prof Barnaby Nelson – barnaby.nelson@orygen.org.au – for further information.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

The UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies laboratory (NINET) is inviting eligible candidates to apply for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to focus on the investigation and development of circuit-based functional targets to treat neuropsychiatric conditions (Depression, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease).

The NINeT lab is committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can thrive.
Anchored in the Department of Psychiatry and the DM Centre for Brain Health in Vancouver, Canada, the NINET lab is focused on clinical research using Non-Invasive Neurostimulation therapies to treat neuropsychiatric conditions.

The anchoring project is a 3-year CIHR-funded project that involves the use of interleaved TMS-fMRI to develop functional targets for depression using rTMS. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will provide neuroimaging support across other studies that include neuroimaging, including support for data acquisition and analysis pipelines, particularly supporting the lab’s participation in the ENIGMA Neuromodulation Working Group.

The successful postdoctoral candidate will have PhD and/or MD level training in biomedical engineering, neuroscience or related fields. Expertise with neuroimaging software (fMRIPrep, FSL, Freesurfer, FSL, etc) and statistical analysis programs (R, Python, or similar) is required. Prior experience with concurrent neuromodulation-neuroimaging techniques would be an asset.

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 by email to:

Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez
fidel.vilarodriguez@ubc.ca

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS at the Center For Neurobiology of Stress And Resilience, University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Background:
The Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles is seeking a full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for an R01-funded project studying the brain-gut microbiome mechanisms of action underlying obesity. The Center is a multidisciplinary team conducting clinical, translational and basic research with human populations. The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Arpana “Annie” Gupta, PhD and other faculty collaborators.

This project uses multimodal MRI sequences combined with measures of the gut microbiome and dimensional neuropsychiatric behavioral measures (i.e. tasks, questionnaires, heart rate variability, digital phenotyping, cognitive and clinical measures) to study structural and functional circuit dynamics in obesity.

There will be opportunities to develop translational and clinical research skills (e.g. target discovery, individualized treatment development and biomarker/predictor development), in addition to analysis methods and pipelines to address basic and pathophysiological systems biology questions. There will be many opportunities to lead high impact publications starting on day one. We will be working with existing unique datasets in addition to creating new ones. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Post-Doctoral Fellow’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1. Model complex datasets including imaging, gut microbiome, inflammation, behavioral and clinical data.
2. Coordinate the acquisition of data working with a team of research assistants.
3. Be able to contribute to manuscripts, grants and publish

Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. in Engineering, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field.
2. Strong proficiency and independence with large data analysis platforms (such as neuroimaging or microbiome platforms), multivariate modeling strategies and network connectivity analyses.
3. Established quantitative and statistical skills, including strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments. Comfortable using R.
4. Background in bioinformatics systems/cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy or psychological/clinical constructs.
5. A demonstrated capacity to write first author publications.
6. Great writing skills, motivated and driven to publish.

Additional Qualifications:
1. Connectomics network analysis and machine learning modeling confer a very significant advantage.

Additional Information and How to Apply:
This is a 2 to 5-year term position with great opportunities for training in human systems biology, translational/clinical applications and diverse integrated methodologies. Applications can be submitted via https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07020.
If you have any questions please email Dr. Arpana Gupta (AGupta@mednet.ucla.edu) and include a CV, cover letter and names of three references.

January 2022

2 POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS in Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Belief at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab & Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, USA)

Description
Two postdoctoral research fellowships in the cognitive neuroscience of religious belief are available beginning April 1st, 2022 at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab under the supervision of Drs. Jordan Grafman and Patrick McNamara. These positions are for three years, with the possibility of extension. Affiliated with the Northwestern University School of Medicine, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab features a dedicated 3.0 T human MRI scanner, excellent MRI-compatible auxiliary equipment, and significant computational resources are availability in the local research community.

Requirements
The successful candidates will contribute to a John Templeton Foundation funded research project, with an emphasis on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of an attachment to God. Four experiments are funded including (1) Collecting Normative Data and (3) Three functional Neuroimaging Experiments. Other ongoing projects in the Laboratory include: 1) investigation of plastic brain functional network changes in individuals with brain injury and 2) investigation of the effect of damage to the human frontal lobes on various aspects of cognition, but in particular, reward and reinforcement. The postdoctoral candidate will have opportunities for collaboration and to further develop their skills in lesion mapping and functional brain imaging. One of the two post-doctoral fellowships will require significant management skills in helping coordinate the research activities of several subprojects funded by this grant. . The candidates should have a keen interest in developing an independent research career. A minimum three-year commitment is required. Salary for qualified candidates consistent with NIH guidelines.

Qualifications:
– A Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, psychology or related disciplines.
– Experience in functional neuroimaging (particularly task-activated or resting-state fMRI) data analysis.
– Experience with functional neuroimaging software (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, or other relevant programs). Substantial experience in MRI data acquisition and analysis, including expertise working with MRI analysis software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI, CONN, or FreeSurfer, as well as some familiarity with Bash, Python and/or MATLAB. Some experience in multivoxel pattern analysis and relational similarity analysis is desirable.
– Ability to assist with supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate student lab members
– Good verbal and written communication skills.
– Ability to work independently and, as importantly, in a team environment.
– Experience in Bayesian Statistical approaches, cognitive neuroscience methods, and previous work with clinical populations are also desirable (but not required).

To build a diverse workforce, The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab encourages applications from all individuals. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Applications should include (1) a CV or resume; (2) a one-page statement of interest and future career goals; and (3) 3 letters of recommendation.

Please send applications or inquiries about these positions to:

Jordan Grafman, Ph.D.
Director, Brain Injury Research
Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Think and Speak Lab
25th Floor, Northeast Corner
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E. Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-5146

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s
Center, Department of Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine & Department of Psychology,
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

E-Mail: jgrafman@northwestern.edu
E-Mail: jgrafman@sralab.org
Office Phone: 312-238-1495

RESEARCH ASSISTANT in Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Belief at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab & Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, USA)

Description
One research assistant position will be available beginning April 1st, 2022 at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab under the supervision of Drs. Jordan Grafman and Patrick McNamara. You will participate in a three year project on the neural basis of religious belief with the possibility of extension. Affiliated with the Northwestern University School of Medicine, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab features a dedicated 3.0 T human MRI scanner, excellent MRI-compatible auxiliary equipment, and significant computational resources.

Requirements
The successful candidates will contribute to a John Templeton Foundation funded research project, with an emphasis on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanism of an attachment to God. Four experiments are funded including (1) Collecting Normative Data and (3) Three functional Neuroimaging Experiments. Other ongoing projects in the Laboratory include: 1) investigation of plastic brain functional network changes in individuals with brain injury and 2) investigation of the effect of damage to the human frontal lobes on various aspects of cognition, but in particular, reward and reinforcement. The research assistant will have opportunities for collaboration and to further develop their skills in cognitive neuroscience, lesion mapping and functional brain imaging. The position will require significant management skills in helping coordinate the research activities of several studies in the Lab funded by this grant. A minimum three-year commitment is required. Salary for qualified candidates is consistent with NIH guidelines.

Qualifications:
– A B.A. or M.S. degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, psychology or related disciplines.
– Lab experience in cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines.
– Experience with functional neuroimaging software (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, or other relevant programs). Substantial experience in MRI data acquisition and analysis, including expertise working with MRI analysis software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI, CONN, or FreeSurfer, as well as some familiarity with Bash, Python and/or MATLAB is desirable.
– Ability to assist post-doctoral fellows focusing on experiments to examine the neural basis of religious belief.
– Good verbal and written communication skills.
– Ability to work in a team environment.
– Experience in cognitive neuroscience methods.

To build a diverse workforce, The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab encourages applications from all individuals. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Applications should include (1) a CV or resume; (2) a one-page statement of interest and future career goals; and (3) 3 letters of recommendation.

Please send applications or inquiries about these positions to:

Jordan Grafman, Ph.D.
Director, Brain Injury Research
Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Think and Speak Lab
25th Floor, Northeast Corner
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E. Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-5146

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s
Center, Department of Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine & Department of Psychology,
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

E-Mail: jgrafman@northwestern.edu
E-Mail: jgrafman@sralab.org
Office Phone: 312-238-1495

RESEARCH POSITION (PhD) in the Division of Psychological and Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences at the Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden, Germany)

The Division of Psychological and Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences invites applications for a Research position (PhD) (f/m) within the Translational Developmental Neuroscience Section with a focus on the biological mechanisms that promote the development and maintenance of eating- and weight disorders as assessed by means of neuroimaging techniques (MRT) and other neurobiological as well as neuropsychological methods. The focus of this research project is on neuroimaging techniques and experimental psychology methods and will be carried out in close collaboration with other departments at the Department of Mental Health of the University Hospital, the Collaborative Research Centre 940 “Volition and Cognitive Control: Mechanisms, Modulators, and Dysfunctions” (http://www.sfb940.de/) and the newly founded International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2773 of affective disorders.

The successful applicant will work in a team of young investigators and clinicians who have been conducting various neuroscience projects within the fields of autism, eating disorders and schizophrenia since 2010. He/she will conduct a subproject within a larger study dedicated to the metabolom, micobiom and structural and functional brain changes in patients with eating disorders. The project includes the acquisition and analysis of clinical, neuropsychological, “wet-lan” and MRI (structural, functional MRI, DTI, MRS) data as well as writing up and publishing the results. You will also learn how to supervise interns and medical students working in the project. In addition, the position offers the possibility for further scientific qualification (PhD) and improvement of teaching skills. For further information, please refer to http://www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/psm and www.transdenlab.de.

Requirements:
– Master or Diploma degree in Psychology or Clinical Neurosciences; if you have additional qualifications a degree in Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering may also be sufficient
– previous experience in research activities within the past years (e.g. publications as first or co-author)
– previous exposure to neurosciences/neurobiology and experience in the analysis of imaging data (e.g. FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer), in computational modeling as well as basic knowledge of computer programming (e.g. Linux/Unix shell scripting, Python or MATLAB) are of advantage but not a precondition
– very good command of German in order to communicate with non-scientific staff members, patients and students
– very good command of English
– strong organizational skills
– previous teaching experiences are of advantage

Application:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please use our online portal https://www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/de/jobs-und-karriere/stellenangebote/wissenschaft/wissenschaftliche-r-mitarbeiter-in-doktorand-in. The application should include a cover letter detailing professional objectives and interests, CV (with grades and language skills), and the names and email addresses of two references. The position is open to qualified international applicants but a good knowledge of German is necessary since the position includes the coordination of an ongoing clinical study. Applicants with a disability will be given preference in the selection process.

We look forward to receiving your application until January 31st, 2022. For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Ehrlich – Tel.: +49-351-458-5214 or by email (psychosoziale.medizin@uniklinikum-dresden.de).

December 2021

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA)

Dr. Berner at the Center for Computational Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellow will work primarily on projects that aim to understand (1) the process of adaptively engaging self-control; and (2) how changes in internal and motivational states may abnormally shape decisions about self-control in individuals with eating pathology. The position involves:

Assisting with pre-processing fMRI data and managing analysis pipelines
– Conducting advanced analysis of imaging and behavioral data, including but not limited to computational modeling, connectomics/graph theory, effective connectivity, machine learning
– Integrating complex datasets across multiple modalities, including resting-state, task-based, and structural MRI, neuroendocrinology, behavior, and self-report
– Assisting with preparation of manuscripts and presenting results at scientific meetings
– Designing novel experiments to examine the neurocomputational basis of control-related decision-making

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with well-established programming and analytic skills to work at the cutting edge of psychiatry research and build their CV with publications and presentations from a large cache of previously collected data. No prior experience with eating disorders research is needed; the constructs of interest (response inhibition, emotion regulation, effort-cost estimation, belief updating) are universally important for understanding psychiatric disease.

Additional information on the position can be found here. Please contact Dr. Laura Berner at laura.berner@mssm.edu if you’re interested, and feel free to share with others!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at UNC School of Medicine (NC, USA)

The Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for a tenure track faculty position. The Department of Genetics (http://www.med.unc.edu/genetics) and the Department of Psychiatry (https://www.med.unc.edu/psych/) both provide an outstanding environment for groundbreaking research, clinical care, career development and interface with each other and other units that perform basic, translational and clinical research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, innovative and internationally recognized research program focused on human/mammalian genetics, genomics and/or computational biology with a focus on precision psychiatry. The job responsibilities will primarily include independent research in any psychiatric genetics that is relevant to health, including basic, clinical, or translational research. The candidate will also be expected to dedicate a small portion of their effort (15-30%) to outpatient clinical care of patients. The candidate will be expected to have a strong track record of independent clinical or translational research and to successfully obtain independent grant funding for their research activities. In addition, there will be ample opportunities to participate in teaching activities (genetic counseling interns, medical students, residents/fellows, and graduate students) in both clinical and academic settings and engage in collaborative research.

Candidates should hold a MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree by the date of appointment. They should have a solid record of scholarly productivity, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, fellowship awards, and participation in national and international meetings. Evidence of excellence in teaching, and ability to obtain extramural grant funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Candidates should be Board Certified or Board Eligible.

Link to more information and application: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/217557

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Psychiatry: Addiction Sciences Division at the Medical University of SC (SC, USA)

The Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Medical University of SC (in Charleston) is recruiting a Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist for an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaco-imaging research (ft. 1H-MRS & fMRI) in people with Bipolar +/- Substance Use Disorders!

Please email Jim Prisciandaro, PhD (priscian@musc.edu) with questions.

Link to more information and application: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/538869/univ-postdoctoral-fellow-psychiatry-addiction-sciences-division

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Population Neuroscience at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is a joint medical faculty, which serves both Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. As one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with an important history, it plays a leading role in research, teaching and clinical care. It is ranked fifth best hospital in the world and best in Europe.

Description of field of application:
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated colleague to carry out multimodal, multivariate analyses using representational statistical models, including deep learning approaches to identify risk constellations and neurobehavioral trajectories for mental disorders, their moderation by global environmental challenges and their neurobiological mediation. The research will involve comparative analyses of large scale behavioural neuroimaging datasets in Europe, India, China and USA. Applying advanced statistical methods and innovative methodology, such as remote sensing satellite data and climate models, the project seeks to investigate how environmental challenges associated with urbanisation, climate change, pollution or pandemics shape brain structure/function and behaviour, and how these changes are influenced by genetics. PONS Charite works in close collaboration with its partner institute PONS Fudan, at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence (ISTBI), Fudan University, Shanghai.

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Gunter Schumann, email: gunter.schumann1961@gmail.com and Matthias Baeumle, email: matthias.baeumle@charite.de.

Link to more information and application here.

November 2021

GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS at Georgia State University (GA, USA)

A new NSF Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) at Georgia State University focused on dynamic mapping of the brain across the lifespan (D-MAP) is supporting several MS/PhD applications for the December 2021 application deadline. Specifically applicants will receive a stipend and tuition waiver in addition to having access to a range of mentorship and training opportunities. CREST centers promote the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. D-MAP brings together multiple disciplines in mapping brain development and aging through novel neuroimaging analysis techniques and applications (specific subprojects are focused on dynamics, multimodal data fusion, and predictive neuroscience). The positions can be housed in a variety of departments including Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology, Physics, Philosophy or Neuroscience. Interested applicants can find more information at (https://trendscenter.org/crest/), and are encouraged to reach out to the center director Dr. Vince Calhoun for more information (vcalhoun@gsu.edu). Women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply!

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE at Georgia State University/Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University (GA, USA)

About Us
The Georgia State University/Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) is focused on developing advanced analytic approaches and neuroinformatics tools that leverage brain imaging data, with a goal of translating these approaches into biomarkers that help solve issues related to brain health and disease. Large-scale data sharing and multimodal data fusion techniques are the underpinnings of our approach. We develop state-of-the-art signal processing and web-based solutions to further this goal.

About the Team
Georgia State University’s new Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our Medical Imaging Analysis (MIA) lab! The MIA lab consists of researchers from various fields and backgrounds including neuroimaging, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, genetics, math, and statistics. MIA researchers use their expertise to develop novel analysis methods and tools to better understand and predict brain function and behavior.

About the Role
Under the guidance of Dr. Vince Calhoun, the Post Doctoral Research Associate will work on multivariate methods for multimodal brain imaging with a focus on the development of brain imaging biomarkers (i.e. a multimodal predictome). The candidate will work with blind source separation/subspace approaches (e.g. ICA, CCA) and extend these to multi-layer neural networks. The person in this position will work with a large group of researchers with a focus on developing new approaches and applying them to multiple, large data sets of healthy individuals as well as individuals with mental and neurological disorders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Independently conduct research.
•Design and evaluate experiments.
•Perform data collection, data analysis, and data management.
•Prepare and publish scientific manuscripts and present research results under Pl guidance.
•Develop and write grant proposals in collaboration with internal and external researchers.
•Use and maintain lab equipment.

Job Specifications
Required: Ph.D. in related field is required
Preferred:
-Experience in signal or image processing and/or machine learning
-Brain imaging expertise is and/or familiarity with deep learning is preferred
-Experience with MATLAB and Python

How to Apply
Please send resumes/CVs to vcalhoun@gsu.edu. See job posting PDF here.

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin (WI, USA)

A postdoctoral position is available with the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin. Fellows will be co-mentored by Dr. Christine Larson and Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini. The fellow will support NIH funded projects examining relations between neurobiological indices (multimodal neuroimaging, endocannabinoid signaling) and socio-environmental stress and protective factors (e.g., neighborhood disadvantage, discrimination, social support, community cohesion), and in turn how these measures predict long term risk for PTSD and other outcomes among recent trauma survivors. Projects include a significant focus on addressing systemic barriers affecting racial/ethnic minorities and those facing socioeconomic disadvantage. Fellows will be able to take lead authorship on papers using extant data and will also have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects, including studies of urban Black trauma survivors and youth victims of violence. The fellow will also contribute to mentorship of junior trainees.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field with experience in analysis of multi-modal neuroimaging data. Expertise with trauma, stress or related problems is desirable, but not necessary. A track record of publications is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will be paid through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). UWM is classified as an R1 institution in the Carnegie classification. UWM and the UWM Psychology Department are dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment.

Qualified applicants should send a .pdf including a cover letter, CV, representative publications, and contact information for three referees to Dr. Larson at larsoncl@uwm.edu.

See full job posting here.

September 2021

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Australia)

The Senior Research Fellow (SRF) will play an integral part in providing scientific and clinical support to members of the Florey AIBL/ADNeT Operations Group and the Austin Health Neuroscience PET led by Prof. Chris Rowe. This role will be responsible for leading their own research projects/program, applying for and successfully attaining research grants and fellowships. The SRF will work with internal and external partners and deliver strong research outcomes in agreed timeframes and on budget.

Key responsibilities include:
– Provide supervision and support for higher degree students.
– Publish journal papers in scientific journals.
– Participate at leading national and international conferences.
– Initiate and contribute to grant applications.
– Develop research proposals and protocols.
– Obtain ethics and governance approval for new research projects.
– Regularly producing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals

This role is a fixed-term, 12 -24 month position. We will consider 2x part-time candidates (0.5FTE) or 1x full-time candidate (1.0 FTE). Flexible working arrangements are considered. This role is based at our Heidelberg campus.

The Senior Research Fellow role will be paid at the classification level Senior Research Fellow 6 – SRF6 ($134,027 per annum), plus a generous allowance for candidates with a medical background who can perform assessments on research participants, as required, salary packaging benefits, and up to 17% superannuation

Detailed information and key responsibilities are available from the Position Description.

About you:
The successful candidate will have:
– PhD or equivalent in an area of medical research relevant to the research program
– A medical degree is desired but not essential
– The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, potentially regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
– Good knowledge of neurological disorders.
– Good track record of research and publication in the field of dementia or another area of neuroscience.
– Knowledge of current funding sources in the medical/life-science sector with an emphasis on industry and community engagement (e.g., NHMRC).

Oversea’s based candidates with the right skill set will be considered.

Application Closing Date: Applications for this role close 14 October 2021

Full Job Posting and How to Apply: https://floreyinstitute.applynow.net.au/jobs/FLOREY55-senior-research-fellow
To submit your application please address the selection criteria in your covering letter.
For any inquiries please email Dr. Emilio Werden (werdene@unimelb.edu.au) or our HR team at employment@florey.edu.au.

RESEARCH FELLOW at the UCL – MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and the Centre for Medical Image (London, UK)

We wish to appoint to a full time position available now and funded to 31 March 2023 in the first instance, in the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL. The LHA is in close collaboration with the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC), that gathers in particular expertise in disease modelling and imaging biomarkers extraction and the Dementia Research Centre (DRC) that provides further clinical expertise.

The main purpose of this job will be to lead on the development of new machine learning imaging analysis technique in the context of quantification of cerebral small vessel disease and brain development.

This post will suit someone with a background in medical imaging analysis and machine learning. The appointee will have a PhD or equivalent experience. We are looking for evidence of research experience and design of machine learning solutions, and ideally the appointee will have experience in training and designing deep learning frameworks for analysis of structural MRI imaging and/or object detection problems.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. Applicants should apply online at the following link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CJD533/research-fellow. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr James Cole, james.cole@ucl.ac.uk.

Application Window:
15th September 2021 through 30th September 2021. Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE TRAINING OF PROMISING GRADUATES DURATION of 2 Months for the Scientific-Disciplinary Area of Medical Sciences at Università degli Studi di Milano (Milano, Italy)

Pursuant to the “Regulations for the establishment of scholarships for the continuation of the training of promising graduates (to be known from now on as PG)”, issued with DR no. 1/2018 of 10/01/2018, which provides for the establishment of scholarships aimed at study activities to be carried out as part of funded research programs, is called for a selection based on qualifications and interview for the award of 8 Scholarships, for a PG from the EU area. The duration of the scholarship is 2 months for the candidates, and the total amount of the scholarship is € 3,000.00 for the scientific-disciplinary area of Medical Sciences, on funds made available by the agreement signed with ACRI;

The full announcements and application forms can be found here:
https://www.unimi.it/en/node/42632 (English PDF)
https://www.unimi.it/en/node/42633 (English PDF)

Download the application form here.

MRI Physicist/Research Associate Position at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Montreal, Canada)

The Douglas CIC is seeking a full-time MR physicist to support our human imaging program on the 3T Siemens Prisma MRI Scanner with a flexible start time. The core responsibility of the candidate will be to enable the optimal operation and use of the 3T Siemens Prisma MRI Scanner, encourage collaboration and sharing between researchers, and facilitate the translation between basic science and clinical research. The successful candidate will work closely with the existing six core staff and three principal investigators of the BIC.
We are seeking a candidate who is a team player with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, preferably in both French and English, who enjoys helping people and improving their science. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic research environment.

See full description here.

Submit your application to louis.theroux.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca via email by October 31st 2021.

August 2021

JUNIOR SPECIALIST in Clinical Translational Neuroscience Lab at UC Irvine (Irvine, USA)

The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, seeks a Junior Specialist for research in psychiatry at the Clinical Translational Neuroscience Laboratory (CTNL). The CTNL is a NIH-funded multi-project laboratory which aims to elucidate the underlying mechanisms involved in severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder by examining brain imaging, biological, clinical, neurocognitive, behavioral, psychological, and social measures.

The Junior Specialist will work with the Principal Investigator and other lab members to conduct several research protocols with the general aims described above. These research protocols include; 1) a multi-national study examining neurocircuitry associated with negative symptom domains in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, 2) a study examining hippocampal abnormalities in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The successful candidate may additionally collect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data from patient and control participants (experience with MR Image acquisition is helpful, but training will be provided as necessary).

This position is offered at a 100%-time appointment for one year with the potential to renew annually.

Salaries are based on University of California salary scales, which are dependent on academic rank and step, and commensurate with experience.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application):
Required: 1) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, or related field, 2) Excellent oral and written communication skills, 3) Fluency in English for reading research protocols, documenting data into charts, and communicating with research participants, 4) Profiency in image (sMRI, DTI, fMRI) and statistical analyses (in particular in R and python), 5) Proficiency in linux and high performance computing, 6) Exceptional record-keeping, organizational, and time-management skills and ability to multi-task, 7) Ability to build and maintain rapport with research participants, colleagues, and international collaborators.
Desired: 1) Human subjects research experience including knowledge of IRB, NIH, HIPAA and other regulatory rules and requirements, 2) Experience collecting Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data from human subjects, 3) Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, 4) experience with the Python programming language.

Full Job Posting and How to Apply:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06925

Application Window:
Open July 8th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Senior and Junior FACULTY POSITIONS in Imaging Sciences, Georgia State University (Atlanta, USA)

Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications to fill the first of two senior-level tenured faculty positions in imaging sciences at the Associate or Full Professor level along with a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. GSU has a broad range of expertise in imaging science that extends from the nano and microscopic to the astronomical scale, and the University supports several imaging-related centers and institutes, including the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), the Center for High-Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA), the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI), the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

As a part of its Next Generation Initiative, GSU is bringing together its imaging expertise into a cross-discipline Imaging Hub. Several faculty hires are supporting this effort. In this initial round of hiring, we are recruiting the first of two senior-level faculty members who can work across at least two of the constituent disciplines in the hub and expand the hub’s scope and capabilities. The Departments involved in this initiative are Physics and Astronomy (https://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu), Computer Science (c), Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.mathstat.gsu.edu), Chemistry (https://chemistry.gsu.edu), Psychology (https://psychology.gsu.edu), and Neuroscience (https://neuroscience.gsu.edu). We are also recruiting for a junior level position to work across two of the constituent disciplines in the hub with preference being given to candidates with experience in the development of optical microscopy imaging and its applications in chemical sciences and materials engineering.

GSU, the largest University in Georgia, is an enterprising urban research university located in downtown Atlanta and home to one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and generating innovative research. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in the physical sciences.

Required qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any of the disciplines represented in the hub or a field closely related to one of the disciplines. They should have a strong desire to work in a cross-disciplinary, collaborative environment. New hires will be expected to develop and lead innovative, externally funded research programs in areas that complement the Imaging Hub’s current strengths. They will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and take an active role in GSU’s service activities and the wider profession.

Preferred qualifications: we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas – the design and fabrication of novel imaging systems, imaging-based research related to space situational awareness, brain/body imaging, astronomical imaging methods, image reconstruction, and processing, imaging approaches to link across scales (spatial, temporal, molecular, environmental), medical imaging, or microscopic and nanoscopic imaging and analysis, computer vision, object/pattern recognition, content-based image retrieval, and deep neural networks. We are also looking for candidates who have demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment across different research fields.

A complete application will include: 1) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, 2) a statement of research interests describing how the proposed research will be synergistic with and complement existing research at GSU, 3) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience, 4) a statement on diversity, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted in a single PDF file via email to ImagingHubsearch@astro.gsu.edu. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chairs, Dr. Stuart Jefferies, at sjefferies@gsu.edu, Dr. Fabien Baron at baron@astro.gsu.edu, and Dr. Vince Calhoun at vcalhoun@gsu.edu.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Full Job Posting here.

POST-DOCTORAL Fellowship in Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s Disease at UCLA (Los Angeles, USA)

An NIH-funded full-time post-doctoral fellowship position is immediately available, jointly supervised by Dr. Susan Bookheimer and Dr. Taylor Kuhn in the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA. We are looking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow interested in working at the interface of cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques, state-of-the-art MR-neuroimaging including fMRI, resting state, DTI and ASL, and experimental neuropsychology (e.g. Virtual Reality), to investigate the mechanisms of transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) as a novel, non-invasive cognitive prosthetic for the potential treatment of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Bookheimer and Kuhn labs are located within the interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) at UCLA. The Bookheimer lab focuses on neuroimaging and neuropsychology to investigate functional neuroanatomy across neurodevelopment differences, acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative disorders and the healthy lifespan. The Kuhn lab employs experimental neuropsychology, psychophysiology and neuroimaging to both investigate non-invasive neuromodulation techniques as methods for perturbing brain states to further our understanding of functional neuroanatomy and as potential interventions for neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions. Our long-term goals are to map symptom-specific neural systems at the individual person level to provide personalized targets for non-invasive neuromodulatory treatments.

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
– PhD in neuroscience, psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience or similar
– Ability to work independently within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team based environment
– Experience with multivariate statistics
– Experience processing and analyzing neuroimaging data
– Programming experience (e.g. python, Matlab, R)
– Motivation to learn and develop expertise in cutting-edge neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques
– Strong oral and written communication skills to present and publish research findings

Experience with MRI data collection as well as some form of neuromodulation and/or psychophysiology data collection and analysis are preferred but not required. All backgrounds will be considered. The appointed researcher will be embedded within a highly interdisciplinary team of systems neuroscientists and clinical neuropsychologists, psychiatrics, neurologists, neurosurgeons, bioinformaticians, and biostatisticians. The successful candidate will help acquire and analyze high-throughput MRI, neuropsychological, psychophysiological and neuromodulation data. Training opportunities and mentorship in acquisition and analysis of multimodal MRI, psychophysiology and neuropsychological data will be uniquely provided by the joint PIs. The exact topic is flexible within scope, and we expect the incumbent to develop a successful independent research program through this work.

Full Job Posting:
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/revised_bookheimer_kuhn-joint_postdoc.pdf

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to Susan Bookheimer (sbook@mednet.ucla.edu) and Taylor Kuhn (tkuhn@mednet.ucla.edu). You may apply by clicking on this link, https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06925.

POST- and PRE-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in Neuroimaging of Mood Disorders and Suicide Thoughts and Behaviors at Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, USA)

The Yale School of Medicine Mood Disorders Research Program has postdoctoral and predoctoral positions performing NIH- and foundation-funded multimodality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, DTI, fMRI) research projects in mood disorders and suicide thoughts and behaviors. Research includes cross-sectional and longitudinal study of effects of development, aging, gender, genetic variation and early life stress, as well as a novel psychobehavioral intervention (BE-SMART) delivered remotely and that incorporates digital wearables and smartphones. 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. 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

FULL PROFESSORS/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS and POSTDOCTORAL research workers at Fudan University (Shanghai)

The Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS) at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence (ISTBI), Fudan University, Shanghai (Director: Professor Gunter Schumann) is seeking Full Professors/Associate Professors and Postdoctoral research workers representing key areas of population neuroscience, including neuroimaging analysis, psychology/psychiatry, computer science, epidemiology/environmental systems, and (epi)genomics. PONS is a newly established centre at ISTBI that thrives to be a worldwide leader in population neuroscience, an emerging discipline investigating the complexity and heterogeneity of behaviour and mental illness on a population level by identifying environmental and genomic factors that shape the structure and function of the human brain.

We seek:
Full/Associate Professors for up to five positions, who are scientific and academic leaders of excellent international standards in the fields of neuroimaging analysis, psychology/psychiatry, computer science, epidemiology/environmental systems, or (epi)genomics. Postholders will develop world class research and international leadership in the emerging discipline of population neuroscience through interdisciplinary research, including with other departments at ISTBI, as well as international partners. Postholders will 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. We provide sufficient research start-up fees. According to the subject direction and work needs, the Institute will incrementally fund research funds and be equipped with research assistants.

Postdoctoral fellows (i) to develop the framework of a novel psychiatric taxonomy based on quantifiable neurobehavioural measures by relating functional and structural neuroimaging measures as well as (epi-) genomic and environmental characterisations to behavioural symptom groups in both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. The work will involve an exceptional understanding of the neural correlates of behaviour, and extensive experience in the analysis of neuroimaging data using advanced statistics. (ii) to identify risk constellations and neurobehavioral trajectories for mental disorders and their moderation by global environmental challenges. The research will involve comparative analyses of large scale behavioural neuroimaging datasets in Europe, India, China and USA. Applying advanced statistical methods and innovative methodology, such as remote sensing satellite data, the project seeks to investigate how environmental challenges associated with urbanisation, climate change, pollution or pandemics shape brain structure/function and behaviour.

Postdoctoral Profile:
– PhD in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, computer science or a related discipline – awarded, or thesis submitted.
– Experience in imaging genetics and behavioural research.
– Experience in multimodal analyses of behavioural assessments, neuroimaging and –omics data using advanced statistics.
– Evidence of the ability to publish in high-impact scientific journal.
– Excellent written and verbal communication.
– Professional and enthusiastic.

Salary & Benefits:
The university will provide internationally highly competitive salaries and housing allowances, various insurances and housing provision funds in accordance with the relevant national and Shanghai policies. There is an opportunity to work during part of the project at the German site of the PONS centre at the Charite in Berlin, Germany.

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:
– Cover letter, including research plan;
– English resume, including a list of published articles and contact information of at least five professors who can serve as certifiers;
– Five representative works (including journal articles, monographs, and patents;
– The highest degree certificate;

Contact information:
For questions, please contact Professor Gunter Schumann, email: gunter.schumann1961@gmail.com and Professor Jia Tianye, email: tianyejia@fudan.edu.cn,Yanting Gong, email: gongyanting9458@163.com

Full Job Posting posted here and in PDF here.

PONS integrates neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, (epi)genomics and epidemiological research with novel tools for environmental assessments, such as ecological momentary assessments using smart phone applications, social media analyses, and satellite-based remote sensing acquisitions. It aims at the identification of markers and brain mechanisms of risk and resilience for mental illness in different environmental contexts, such as pandemics, pollution, climate change, migration or urbanicity. This knowledge will be applied to develop neurobehavioural interventions targeted at causal brain mechanisms for prevention and early intervention of disease on a public health-relevant scale.
PONS is in a unique position to address these challenges. We coordinate a network consisting of cohorts of up to 195.000 people, including >25.000 neuroimaging scans in China, Europe, India and the United States, such as the European IMAGEN, STRATIFY and the Indian cVEDA cohort.
PONS works in close partnership with the Charite, one of Europe’s largest university hospitals and research institutions, affiliated with Humboldt University and Free University Berlin, which is ranked fifth best hospital in the world and best in Europe (Newsweek 2019/2020). Our work is embedded in strong international collaborations and partnerships with leading research centres in Europe and the US, for example at Cambridge University, Kings College London and USC in Los Angeles, the TReNDs Centre at Emory University/Georgia Tech/GSU in Atlanta, USA.

ISTBI, established in 2015, is the first scientific research and innovation institution that integrates brain science, artificial intelligence, and brain-like research in China. It leverages Fudan University’s multidisciplinary strength in mathematics, computer, information, and life sciences, to carry out original basic research and applied research in brain cognitive mechanisms, neuromorphic simulation, brain-like intelligent algorithms, intelligent diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, general intelligence and swarm intelligence. In addition to the PONS Center, ISTBI hosts the Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Systems Biology, Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, Neural and Intelligent Engineering, Brain-like Intelligent Transformation and Cooperation, and Human-Computer Interaction. Research of the centres is supported by several technology platforms at its two campuses, Handan and Zhangjian. At its Zhangjian campus ISTBI hosts a Brain Imaging Center with one 7T, one 3T and one 3T-connectome human MRI scanner as well as a 11.7T animal scanner, and a Brain Bank. At its Handan Campus there is a high-performance computing equipment platform, a cognitive neuroscience technology platform, and neural and intelligent engineering platform. ISTBI is leading the science and technology project of ‘Basic transformation and application of brain and brain-inspired intelligence’ of Shanghai municipality. It is the network unit of the Shanghai Brain Science and Brain-inspired Research Center. ISTBI has formed strong collaborations with Oxford University and Cambridge University.

Fudan University, founded in 1905, is is one of the top five universities in China, and ranked at #34 in QS University Ranking 2021. As a worldwide-leading research university it covers 11 disciplines including medicine and life sciences. In June 2009, Fudan University became the national “overseas high-level talent innovation and entrepreneurship base”.

PhD Position in NEUROSCIENCE and OCD at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc (Netherlands)

Your challenge
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness with specific cognitive, emotional and behavioral dysfunctions that is both a consequence and cause of altered brain structure and function. The ENIGMA consortium was founded to advance our understanding of the neurobiology of brain disorders, including OCD, by pooling worldwide data. The ENIGMA-OCD workgroup is led by prof dr. Odile van den Heuvel from Amsterdam UMC. Using structural MRI, meta- and mega-analyses of the ENIGMA-OCD workgroup have previously shown that some OCD-related brain alterations may already arise during neurodevelopment, while others are associated with duration of illness or (chronic) medication. Although these studies have already taught us a lot about the anatomical underpinnings of OCD, the time has come to embark on a new phase of the ENIGMA-OCD workgroup: focus on OCD-related alterations in brain function.

As a PhD candidate you will be responsible for setting up and coordinating the project, as well as executing the processing and analyses of functional MRI data during emotional and cognitive tasks to better understand 1) the influence of disease duration or 2) (chronic) medication on brain function and 3) whether task activity can be used to predict treatment outcome. To this end you will process our own local fMRI data and assist the different sites across the globe while they perform the (pre)processing on their own data (in compliance with GDPR). For this we will use the recently released Halfpipe, a containerized pipeline that allows harmonized and semi-automated processing of functional MRI data. You will additionally develop, train and test machine learning algorithms to predict the outcome of first-line evidence-based treatment for OCD (cognitive behavioral therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) using task-related brain activity patterns (and demographic and clinical variables) as input features.

Your profile
We are looking for a motivated Master graduate with a degree in (neuro)psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, bio-medical sciences, physics, math, computer science, arteficial intelligence or equivalent. Affinity and experience with neuroimaging, bioinformatics and/or (big) data analyses are important requirements. You are also familiar with performing machine learning analyses and have excellent social and communication skills (in English) to be able to assist the international sites; sometimes at odd hours of the day (due to the time difference). You agree that no (wo)man is an island and that science is teamwork, even if that team is scattered around the globe.

Your work environment
You will be become part of team Neuropsychiatry, a research group embedded in the departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Neurosciences of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. Team Neuropsychiatry consists of a diverse team of senior researchers, (under)graduate students, research assistants and PhD students with different scientific backgrounds and in various stages of their trajectory. The team is led by prof. dr. Odile van den Heuvel (psychiatrist) and prof. dr. Ysbrand van der Werf (neuroscientist). You will conduct your research under the joint supervision of prof dr. Odile van den Heuvel and dr. Chris Vriend (neuroscientist).

Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment where developing one`s talents and academic skills are encouraged. We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training, and a place to grow!

We offer
Salary Scale PHD: 2495 tot 3196 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

The monthly wage will increase yearly.

In addition, we offer:
– Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8.0% holiday pay.
– The opportunity to follow further training and development.
– Pension is accrued at the ABP. VUmc contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
– In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, we reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs).

We offer an initial contract for 12 months that will be extended (after evaluation) for another 24 months.
For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). Foreign citizens need to provide comparable police clearing certificates.

Additional information
To apply and for more details and information, click here.

Deadline for submission: 2 September 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday September 9, 13.00 – 16.00 and Friday September 10, 13.00 – 16.00.

If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Odile van den Heuvel, via telephone number 020-4448704.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at 020-4448704.

Post-doctoral Fellow: Data science in brain development at the University of Montreal (Canada)

Job Description
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the Population Neuroscience Laboratory based at the University of Montreal and headed by Tomas Paus. The laboratory provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary setting for studies of environmental and genetic factors that are shaping structure and function of the human brain (https://www.chusj.org/Bio?id=4b3a4dbd-1e3c-4743-a0be-876757fe2d61&lang=en). We are part of IVADO (https://ivado.ca/en/), a community of 1000+ scientists working in the field of digital intelligence.

This fellowship is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research through a project grant entitled “Social environment and functioning of adolescents born preterm”. The first phase of this project involves the development and implementation of innovative strategies for characterizing social environment at the neighbourhood level using data compiled from a variety of proprietary and open sources. We will then combine such neighbourhood-level indicators of social environment with individual-level data extracted from administrative health databases.

The successful candidate will identify and gather relevant data, develop high dimensional approaches for extracting metrics of key domains of social environment (e.g., level of psychosocial stress, social buffering), and use these metrics to test their moderating effects on the relationship, assessed at the individual level, between preterm birth and adolescent health (and other exposure-outcome associations explored through our international collaborations).

Requirements
The candidate should have a PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Sociology or other relevant disciplines. Expertise and knowledge of statistics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data mining will be of particular importance in selecting the successful candidate. The selected candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of experienced researchers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and clinicians. The candidate should be a team player able and willing to interact with others. They should have excellent communication skills (oral and written), should be diligent and open-minded with a flexible approach to working in an academic environment. Ability to multi-task, and a real appetite for acquiring new skills and knowledge are positive advantages in applying for this role.

For inquiries about this position, contact Dr. Tomas Paus (tpausresearch@gmail.com).

Deadline for application: August 31st, 2021

Image Analysis Project Scientist at the University of Montreal (Canada)

Job Description
Applications are invited for an experienced image-analysis project scientist at the newly established Population Neuroscience Laboratory at the Research Center of the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte Justine), Montreal, Canada. The laboratory provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary setting for studies of environmental and genetic factors that are shaping structure and function of the human brain. We are interested both in the dynamics of typical development from pregnancy, through childhood and adolescence to adulthood, as well as in factors underlying vulnerability and resilience to various forms of early adversity, such as preterm birth. This work will involve a number of scientists across the CHU Sainte Justine and the University of Montreal, their trainees and collaborators.

The successful candidate will research, modify, implement and execute various image-analysis pipelines for processing of magnetic resonance images (structural and functional) acquired in large (n>1,000) population-based studies, as well as in focused clinically oriented investigations. He/She will oversee management of all imaging data (e.g., data transfer, archiving, back ups). The candidate will also help with training and supervision of end-users, as well as preparation of grant applications and manuscripts.

Requirements
The candidate should have an MSc or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Biophysics or other relevant disciplines, and an extensive experience in the implementation and execution of image-analysis pipelines. The candidate should be proficient in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash), familiar with container systems for data processing (e.g., Docker, Singularity), and have experience with standard neuroimaging processing toolkits (e.g., FSL, Freesurfer, MINC tools). In addition, the candidate should have relevant IT experience that includes familiarity with High Performance Computing (e.g., Compute Canada HPC networks).

The selected candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of experienced researchers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and clinicians. The candidate should be a team player able and willing to interact with less technically inclined people. He/She should have excellent communication skills (oral and written), should be diligent and open-minded with a flexible approach to working in an academic environment. Ability to multi-task, and a real appetite for acquiring new skills and knowledge are positive advantages in applying for this role.

Salary is competitive, with a typical range between $73,359 and $91,884 (according to ability and experience).

For inquiries about this position, contact Dr. Tomas Paus (tpausresearch@gmail.com).

Deadline for application: August 31st, 2021

May 2021

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in NEUROSCIENCE at the University of Campinas (FCM-UNICAMP) (Brazil)

A postdoctoral position with FAPESP scholarship is available to work on a research project within the scope of BRAINN, the Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology – one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). BRAINN is hosted by the School of Medical Sciences of University of Campinas (FCM-UNICAMP), São Paulo state, Brazil.

Conducted at the Department of Neurology of FCM-UNICAMP under the coordination of Prof. Marcondes França, the project titled “Automatic segmentation and volumetric quantification of the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum in hereditary ataxias” aims to implement a novel MRI protocol and to create a post-processing methodology (involving artificial intelligence) for evaluating the morphology of the cerebellum and its nuclei using structural brain MRI. The results will help to identify useful biomarkers for therapeutic clinical trials for cerebellar diseases.

The candidate must present:

– Training in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, or Neuroscience;
– PhD with experience in research on the themes relevant to the project;
– Advanced knowledge in neuroimaging (structural RM) and toolboxes (SPM, FSL, etc.);
– Experience in image processing and statistics;
– Relevant publications;
– Independence for research;
– Experience in volumetric analysis and diffusion tensor images (DTI) is a positive point.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

Deadline for submission: 25 May 2021

Please e-mail proposal submissions to mcfrancajr@gmail.com.

For more details and information, click here (details available in English and Portuguese).

February 2021

Post-Doctoral Position in MULTIMODAL NEUROIMAGING RESEARCH at the University of California, Irvine (CA, USA)

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-ofthe-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 2021.

Please e-mail a Curriculum Vitae (Resume), statement of relevant background and research interests, and contact information of 3-5 referees to Uma Rao at umar@hs.uci.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more details and information, click here.

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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