The Schiller and Foss-Feig labs in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) seek to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship Position that focuses on human social and affective neuroscience in neurotypical and clinical populations, with a particular emphasis on autism. This is an exciting opportunity to combine naturalistic task design and computational modelling with neuroimaging in order to understand underlying mechanisms of social behavior. The position is associated with the Seaver Autism Center, a leading center for translational autism research, as well as with the Center for Computational Psychiatry, Friedman Brain Institute, and Mindich Child Health and Development, offering strong, collaborative research and clinical science communities and opportunities for professional development.
The successful candidate will participate in the following aspects of research in the lab, including:
- Design experiments to examine the neurocomputational basis of affective processes and social cognition
- Oversee project development and data collection
- Conduct data analysis and computational modelling of cognitive and neural data
- Prepare manuscripts and interpret results independently
- Presents results at scientific meetings
- Co-mentor graduate, undergraduate, and high school students
- Gain experience in grant writing
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements, including:
- A PhD degree in any quantitative field (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, biology, computer science).
- Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, R, python, C++).
- Computational modelling experience in any other domain.
- An ability to work well in highly multidisciplinary teams.
- A strong record or potential for scholarly productivity.
Experience with any of the following is not required, but preferred:
- Neuroimaging data collection and analysis.
- Research experience with clinical populations.
- Interest in psychiatry and translational research.