University of Maryland, Clinical Neuroscience: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

February 17, 2021

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Clinical Neuroscience University of Maryland, College Park
Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Wiggins (San Diego State University) are seeking to hire a full-time post-doctoral research scientist for a NIMH-funded research project examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The project will use clinical, socio-environmental, neurocognitive, and functional MRI measures from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study(abcdstudy.org/). The position will provide opportunities for training in big data management and analysis, advanced computational methods and longitudinal data analysis, and writing and submitting manuscripts and grant applications. The research scientist will work with an exciting team of colleagues across both the University of Maryland and San Diego State University (tendlab.sdsu.edu/) and will provide training opportunities in machine learning by Dr. Tor Wager (Dartmouth College;https://sites.dartmouth.edu/canlab/). There will also be opportunities for collaborative and independent projects and involvement in mentoring of graduate students. Remote work is an option.
Candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in fMRI data analysis, programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., multilevel modeling), clinical diagnostic assessments, mastery of English speaking and writing, are preferred. Successful candidates should have attention to detail and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in developmental or clinical neuroscience is also a plus but not required.
The position start dates are flexible (ideally Summer 2021). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Renewal of contractis contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu<mailto:ldougher@umd.edu>. Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).
UMD is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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