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Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 859 - Psychiatry
Requisition Number: PD14-1650164

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 specialized outreach with organizations that treat drug addiction and incarceration. The candidate will be responsible to initiate intervention protocols for these populations and start clinical trials; she/he will be trained in conceptualizing questions related to the social systems within which these individuals develop these problem behaviors, and providing help applying for social work grants within our multi-disciplinary research group. We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in social work or psychology or a related field. Experience in studies with problem populations is required. The successful applicant will also have strong communication skills and will be able to give outreach lectures in prisons and rehab centers.

The candidate will help develop and oversee clinical protocols that involve interventions, perform data analyses, and create specialized outreach liaisons with jails and rehab centers. The candidate will write for conferences and journal publications.

Job Qualifications:

PhD in social work or psychology
At least one year experience in delivering treatment to problem populations.
Knowledge of data entry and scheduling management programs is expected. Knowledge of SPSS is a plus.
Outgoing and takes initiative. Strong 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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