Dr. Kinreich’s group at SUNY Downstate Medical Center investigates the structural and functional neural networks, genetics, and other phenotypes associated with the risk and resilience factors underlying the development of brain diseases. We use advanced machine learning algorithms and are seeking a skilled, motivated, and enthusiastic Master’s student or a postdoctoral associate to join the lab.

The position:


Candidates must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. degree (or towards completion) in neuroscience, computational neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline.

Computer and General Skills:

Knowledge of experimental statistics and excellent programming skills is required (Python, Matlab). High-level expertise in neuroimaging analyses is a plus. Previous experience in machine learning analysis and computational modeling is desirable. Takes initiative. Strong communications skills and research productivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a research team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and analyzing big data including neuroimaging, genetics, and clinical data
    • Writing machine learning programs in Python and Matlab to identify patterns in data
    • Writing manuscripts
    • Assist the PI in grant applications
    • Presenting findings at national conferences and local seminars/meetings

This job is available immediately, for 2-4 years. Job is open until filled.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications according to NIH scales.

Candidates should send their CV, statement of research interests, representative publications, and contact information of two references to Sivan Kinreich, email: 

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