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Post Doctoral Position- Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon, United States

Oregon Health & Science University


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Position Description: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Psychiatry announce the availability of a postdoctoral position in the area of clinical psychology. This position will be in the area of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with a focus on neuropsychology, temperament, physiology, and the taxonomy of ADHD. There will be a secondary focus on neuroimaging in ADHD.

The duties of this position include: About half of the duties will entail supervision of a large, federally funded NIH longitudinal project of children with ADHD and typically developing children. There are five full-time and four part-time project staff along with 10-15 graduate and undergraduate volunteer and practicum students. Supervision of this project would overseeing staff engaged in recruitment and tracking of the cohort, data collection, data management, and data base creation and maintenance. The remainder of the time would be devoted to analysis and write up of data for publication, including authorship credit, presentation of data at national and international meetings, and conceptualization of the data in collaboration with the PI and co-investigators. The ability to work as a member of a team is essential. Learning and training opportunities will be developed commensurate with the interests and skills of the candidate.

Position Conditions/Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in clinical, developmental, or biological psychology, excellent statistical expertise, including familiarity with key statistical packages (SPSS, SYSTAT, SAS, M-Plus, R), experience with structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and the handling of categorical and missing data; a strong background in developmental psychopathology and attendant literature on disorders of childhood; the ability to contribute strongly in at least one theoretical area relevant to the projects (e.g., neuropsychology, cognitive mechanisms, temperament, or neural networks, in relation to ADHD, autism, or both); and strong independent writing and speaking skills. The ability to work well in cross-disciplinary environment is a must. The position will provide two year of guaranteed funding, contingent on performance. Pay will be in line with NIH postdoctoral pay scales. OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon, a mid-sized city featuring outstanding recreation and public transportation, a mild climate, and a high quality of life. OHSU is a major medical research University with a high level of extramural NIH funding. The primary supervisor for the post-doctoral fellow will be Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

This position is available to start on a flexible schedule during 2014.

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