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Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 859 - Psychiatry
Requisition Number: PD14-1630520

Job Description:

The Psychosis Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine is dedicated to Schizophrenia and Affective Psychosis, primarily Bipolar Disorder. Our mission is "to promote discovery and accelerate translation of biomedical advances into novel prevention, detection and treatment strategies for psychosis".

Research within the Psychosis Research Program aims to characterize biological pathways in psychosis and understand their relevance for resilience or transition to overt disease expression, progression and treatment response. Key current projects:
* Predictive value of neuroimaging for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment response prediction in psychosis
* Neural correlates of genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
* Neural correlates of resilience to expressed genetic vulnerability to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
* Patient stratification for staging, prognosis and response prediction
The Psychosis Research Program complements efforts within the Division of Psychiatric Genetics to define the genetic architecture of the two most severe and heritable psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In addition the Psychosis Research Program takes advantage of the excellent data acquisition and analysis infrastructure of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute for neuroimaging research and tools developed by the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology for computational and modeling analysis of high-dimensional (genetic, clinical, neuroimaging and psychometric) data.

The Psychosis Research Program runs several projects using cutting-edge imaging and computational techniques.The successful candidate will be in charge of the computational aspects of these projects and will be expect to be involved in the development of new acquisition and analyses protocols. Interested candidates should (a) have a PhD in Neuroscience or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences, (b) solid knowledge of brain image processing using computational (Linux, MATLAB) and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods, (c) excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities include data management and analysis, and scientific writing.

Supervise junior staff

Job Qualifications:

Ph.D. Genetics, Biology, Computer Science or Psychology
2 years in research environment
Strong communication and writing skills.

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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