Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the University of Maryland and NIMH
College Park, Maryland, USA
University of Maryland
The Child Development Laboratory directed by Dr. Nathan Fox at the University of Maryland (http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHD/faculty/Fox/) seeks a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work on a neuroimaging project in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Pine and the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience (SDAN) at the National Institute of Mental Health. The start date is flexible although January is preferred. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.
We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on existing and new studies investigating behavioral and neural correlates of social and non-social reward processing in relation to anxiety among young children, as well as the contribution of individual level factors such as temperament and social relationships to these processes. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, behavioral responses, questionnaires and electrophysiology.
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.
Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPM, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.
Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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