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Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 859 - Psychiatry
Requisition Number: PD13-1566840

Job Description:

Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) in the Department of Psychiatry is a new, vibrant, multi-disciplinary research group at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. NARC is focused on gene-brain-behavior studies in individuals with cocaine and alcohol addiction and individuals with intermittent explosive disorder. We actively collaborate with members of the research community at Mt. Sinai, including the Friedman Brain Institute, the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and others, as well as with various institutions and consortia throughout the U.S. and the world.

The candidate will be expected to interact within this dynamic group and with the PIs with the task to conduct data analysis and prepare functional MRI data for publication. The candidate will train in conceptualizing questions, writing for publication and applying for grants within our multi-disciplinary research group. We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or psychology. Experience in fMRI analyses and strong knowledge of statistics are required. The successful applicant will also have strong written and communication skills and a track record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The candidate will analyze a complex neuroimaging dataset that includes several functional MRI tasks performed by individuals with intermittent explosive disorder as compared to individuals with drug addiction. Resting-state functional connectivity data is also available. The candidate is expected to write papers and research proposals for funding.

Job Qualifications:

PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or related degree or MD

At least one year experience analyzing data in a similar research environment

Knowledge of SPSS and imaging analyses platforms as matlab and other relevant software (e.g., SPM, Brainvoyager, Analyze, E-Prime, Freesurfer) is expected. Programming experience is a plus.

Strong writing and communications skills and research productivity as well as ability to work effectively in a research team.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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