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Postdoctoral Position, National Institute of Mental Health , Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety, seeks to fill one Post-Doctoral position. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interaction with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.

Screening for the Post-Doctoral position will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled, with an initial 2 year appointment (renewable up to 5 years).

Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of fMRI techniques. A focus on research in the areas of affective neuroscience, fear, anxiety, emotion, and fear conditioning in human is preferred.

NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of all Americans.

To apply:

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, representative publications, and two letters of reference to Christian Grillon, NIMH/MAP, 15K North Drive, Bldg 15K, MSC 2670, Bethesda MD 20892-2670 or email to christian.grillon@nih.gov.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

NIH and DHHS are Equal Opportunity Employers.The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Posted: July 10, 2014


Vacancy PhD Position Hasselt University (Belgium)

Hasselt University (Belgium) is looking for a student interested in working on a PhD project entitled Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The project involves behavioural and neurophysiological studies in the domain of clinical behavioural neuroscience. The project is part of an interdisciplinary research group investigating developmental and neural mechanisms underlying observational and motor learning in young children. It will be conducted in close collaboration with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), a supraregional inpatient clinic providing the highest level of care for premature born infants.

The successful candidate will investigate the predictive role and underlying mechanisms of sensory processing problems and motor abnormalities in high risk NICU-infants for ASD.

We are looking for a student who is motivated, interested in the topic, and has earned high grades in her/his masters year. Experience with EEG measurement and advanced programs for behavioural data-analyses is welcomed. The planned starting date of the scholarship is October 1, 2014. However, the exact starting date can be agreed upon. The project is conducted at Hasselt University (Belgium) under supervision of Marleen Vanvuchelen.

If you are interested, sent your CV and a letter of motivation, no later than 17 August 2014. You can apply on online http://www.uhasselt.be/vacancies (see: Vacancy number 134/32/240: PhD student in Pediatric Rehabilitation).

For more information contact:
Marleen Vanvuchelen at marleen.vanvuchelen@uhasselt.be

Posted: July 8, 2014


MICHAEL CROUCH CHAIR IN CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH - BRAIN AND MIND RESEARCH INSTITUTE / FACULTY OF SCIENCE/ SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) and NSW Health (under a NSW Health Sponsorship Agreement) seeks to appoint a Chair in Child & Youth Mental Health to a jointly funded full-time position.

The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) is a collaboration of basic, translational and clinical researchers devoted to reducing the adverse impacts of brain and mind disorders. Our research is making a difference to a range of neurological and mental health conditions such as depression, autism, brain cancer, multiple sclerosis, and dementia. The institute is made up of 27 research units, staffed by around 250 researchers and 100 students. The institute houses nine platforms supporting the research, including: pre-clinical and clinical imaging, mass spectrometry, confocal laser microscopy, and psychology and psychiatry clinics. The BMRI has a total income of approximately $20 million per annum and a research grant scheme income of over $12 million per annum. In addition to research, the BMRI offers: a postgraduate program in Brain and Mind Sciences, with almost 50 students enrolled for 2012; headspace Central Sydney and headspace Campbelltown clinics for youth mental health, which were attended by over 13,000 people in 2011.

Other entities located at the BMRI for collaboration purposes are: the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ReachOut.com by Inspire, Southern Radiology, Youthblock, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Department of Neuropathology.

As Chair you will engage in and promote clinical research, health services and policy initiatives in the field of child and youth depression and mental health that complement the activities of the NSW Ministry of Health (NSW Health) and the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) through:

  • increasing high quality and internationally recognised clinical research, health services and health policy initiatives focused on the field of child and youth depression and mental health
  • supporting the generation of basic, clinical or population-based research findings that address current government priorities in child and youth depression and mental health. This will be achieved by focusing on the development of specialised assessment, innovative services or novel treatment programs for children and youth with depression and other emerging mental health disorders
  • generating research that is transformative in nature and achieves high impact in clinical practice transformation in the specialist NSW health sector

The Chair position will be substantively research-based but will contribute significantly to the BMRI Master of Brain & Mind Sciences program and other educational programs associated with the BMRI and Sydney Medical School, the Faculty of Science/School of Psychology, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Nursing School.

You will have:

  • Experience and demonstrable achievements in and the promotion of excellence in an area of basic, clinical or population-based research that is relevant to innovation in youth mental health.
  • Expertise and clinical experience within disciplines relevant to mental health disorders in children and young people and a broad knowledge of the likely impacts within the Australian healthcare system.
  • A doctorate by research in population, basic or clinical science.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the provision of clinical services for children or young people, preferably in clinical psychology.
  • Experience and demonstrable achievements in guiding and supporting higher degree research students.

The Chair will work closely with the appointee to a newly established Chair in Youth Depression Studies at BMRI.

TERM AND REMUNERATION

The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment and a competitive salary package will be negotiated.

APPLY

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1752/0813 for more information and to apply.

Specific enquiries concerning the position should be directed to Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, on +61 2 9351 0810 or ian.hickie@sydney.edu.au or Professor Frans Verstraten on +61 2 9351 2865 or frans.verstraten@sydney.edu.au.

For general recruitment enquiries please contact Mr Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager, on +61 2 8627 1214 or rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au.

CLOSING DATE: 6 August 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

Posted: June 25, 2014


LEONARD P ULLMANN CHAIR IN PSYCHOLOGY - CHARLES PERKINS CENTRE / FACULTY OF SCIENCE / SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The University of Sydney has applied its internationally recognised academic credentials to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by forming the Charles Perkins Centre – a unique collaboration of scholars across many disciplines.

To this end, we are seeking an ambitious scholar of international distinction to be appointed at the full professor level, and join us in leading cross-disciplinary research that translates into real-world solutions. This position will address the roles of psychological factors related to obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, with the aim being to achieve behavioural change for improved health outcomes.

The Chair is in the School of Psychology, but you will be based in the Charles Perkins Centre. You will be appointed through the Faculty of Science as a full professor (Level E).

As Chair/Professor, you will:

  • provide leadership in scholarship through innovative and distinguished research
  • attract and build strong strategic alliances and research collaborations in psychology and with other relevant fields
  • foster an environment for collaboration and synergy among centre members across disciplines
  • engage your vision and enthusiasm to foster excellence in scholarship, in promoting research and research policy, and in encouraging and developing research training
  • build successful teams and obtain funding to support a research program
  • build partnerships with stakeholders such as universities, academic and health related organisations, government, philanthropic organisations, the media, and the general public
  • provide leadership in postgraduate teaching and research training

TERM AND REMUNERATION

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 943/0612 for more information and to apply.

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to: Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, +61 2 9351 5633 or stephen.simpson@sydney.edu.au or Professor Frans Verstraten, Head of School, School of Psychology, on +61 2 9351 2865 or frans.verstraten@sydney.edu.au

For recruitment enquiries, contact Mr Rodney Waterson on +61 2 8627 1214 or rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 29 July 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

Posted: June 18, 2014


Cognitive Neuroscience - Victoria University of Wellington, School of Psychology, New Zealand

We have an exciting opportunity for an early to middle career academic to contribute to the School's teaching and research programme in cognitive neuroscience, interpreted to include any research programme aimed at investigating human cognition, whether by conventional behavioural methods, eyetracking, electrophysiology (ERP, EEG), brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS), psychophysiology, or the study of special patient populations. The successful candidate will also teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and supervise research students in our PhD and Masters of Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience programmes.

The School of Psychology was ranked the top overall school or department of psychology in New Zealand in the last two national research quality assessment rounds. Further details about the School's staff, facilities and teaching and research programmes may be found on the School's web page at: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/psyc/.

The complete role description and online application portal are available at http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=7020. Applications will be accepted until 1 August 2014. Further enquiries to Prof. David Harper, david.harper@vuw.ac.nz.

Posted: June 9, 2014


Faculty Position in Human Neurocognitive Memory Research - Saarland University, Experimental Neuropsychology Unit, Saarbruecken, Germany

Applications are invited for a faculty position in human memory research at the Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Germany (to start October 1st, 2014). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to play an important role in the study of memory functions in children and in young and elderly adults. Both national and international applicants are encouraged to apply for this position. Teaching obligations in the M.Sc. programme in Psychology will include two courses per semester. The position is a three-year fixed-term contract, with the option to extend the contract for an additional three years.

Essential skills include a thorough knowledge of ERP/EEG and/or fMRI techniques and experience with the respective data analysis techniques including multivariate statistics. The successful applicant has good organizational abilities, the ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and a strong background in Cognitive Psychology. The position is well suited for someone who is scientifically interested in memory, its interface with other cognitive processes (language and attention) and its neural characteristics.

The Department of Psychology will be the main research and teaching environment. The Department is equipped with four high-density EEG recording laboratories, several behavioral testing chambers, and multimodal stimulus presentation software and has access to MR facilities (3T MR scanner) and state-of-the-art brain imaging software.

Candidates are asked to send applications including cover letter, CV, and copies of diplomas or certificates no later than July 14th, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Axel Mecklinger, Department of Psychology, Campus A2 4, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany (preferably as one pdf file by email to: mecklinger@mx.uni-saarland.de).

Salary: ca. 49.200-60.800 Euro per annum (depending on work experience)

Posted: June 5, 2014


Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Psychology - University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary psychology broadly defined, beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates from all areas of the psychological, behavioral, and brain sciences who take an evolutionary approach to their topic are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research program. Responsibilities include supervising students in research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise and, more generally, in psychological and brain sciences.

Please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00306 to apply.

Review of applicant credentials will commence on September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted: June 5, 2014


Medical Officer Positions - Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health invites you to apply for a professional track currently available in one of the 27 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation's premier medical research agency, where we are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Medical Officer vacancies. The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.

  • As a Medical Officer in intramural, you will be responsible for administering clinical, basic and independent research programs; analyzing, evaluating and generating scientific and clinical data; and conceptualizing new research direction and projects.

  • As a Medical Officer in extramural, you will utilize your medical expertise to administer extramural research grants or contracts in a major program area. You will evaluate activities of funded investigators and make recommendations regarding the contribution of the research to the goals and objectives of the program.

The Medical Officer announcements will be accepting applications from June 6 - June 16 for Montgomery County, MD; Baltimore, MD; & Research triangle Park, NC locations.

For medical and scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at http://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment. For questions, please contact Kevin Fletcher-Velasco at (301) 435-4768 or fletcherkr@mail.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted: May 29, 2014


Curtin Research Fellowships for Commencement in 2015 - Curtin University, Perth, Australia

The Curtin Research Fellowship scheme aims to attract high quality post doctoral researchers with excellent potential for providing future academic and research leadership at the University. It is highly competitive and continues to be amongst the most prestigious fellowship schemes in Australia.

The call for applications in 2014, for commencement in 2015, refers to a targeted research-only fellowship with two streams:

  1. Early Career Researcher Fellowship: Suitably qualified applicants who have been awarded a PhD on or after 1 March 2009.
  2. Senior Research Fellowship: Suitably qualified applicants with more than five years post-doctoral experience.

Applications Close: Friday 4 July 2014 at 5:00pm GMT+8:00

For more information see: http://research.curtin.edu.au/research-funding/fellowships.cfm
Or contact Ottmar.Lipp@curtin.edu.au

Posted: May 14, 2014


Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology and Institute for Mental Health Research to conduct research with Drs. Christopher Beevers and David Schnyer. This position is for two years with the possibility of extending the fellowship or transitioning to research faculty by mutual agreement based on job performance and funding availability. Duration and start time are negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH guidelines.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive neuroscience with strong expertise in eye tracking and EEG/ERP methods who is interested in translational research involving clinical populations. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to a program of research that examines the etiology and treatment of depression in adults across multiple levels of analyses (behavioral, genetic, neural, environmental). Ongoing studies include dual process models of reward and punishment processing, genetic etiology of cognitive vulnerability to depression, and real-time neurofeedback attention training in depressed adults. In addition to SR Research eye-tracking and Brain Vision EEG equipment located in Dr. Beevers' laboratory, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to other cognitive neuroscience resources at the University of Texas at Austin, including fMRI, MR compatible EEG, TMS, and MEG.

The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing EEG and eye tracking experiments, preparing manuscripts, contributing to grant writing, and conducting analyses following data collection. Opportunities to write manuscripts from extant datasets are plentiful. Some staff supervision will also be expected. The fellow will have advisors with expertise in psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, and grant writing. Individuals with a PhD in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields of study are encouraged to apply for this position. Qualifications include a 1) doctoral degree, 2) demonstrated expertise with EEG/ERP and/or eye tracking methods, and 3) an interest in clinical populations. Experience with Matlab (i.e., EEGLab, Psychtoolbox) and statistical analysis programs (R, Stata) is also required. Excellent scientific writing skills and strong publication records are highly desired. Applicants should be able to work independently but should also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Candidates should apply for this position at the following link:
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140425010712

Application materials (curriculum vita, cover letter describing research interests and experience, three letters of recommendation) can be sent electronically to beevers@utexas.edu. Please contact Christopher Beevers (beevers@utexas.edu) or David Schnyer (schnyer@utexas.edu) with inquires about this position.

Posted: April 29, 2014


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience - Binghamton University (SUNY) / Cornell University

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to assist with a two-site (Binghamton University and Cornell University) study examining the interplay of emotion and attention. The research team includes Drs. Brandon Gibb, Gregory Strauss, and Vladimir Miskovic (Binghamton University) and Dr. Adam Anderson (Cornell University). The project focuses on a multi-method, multiple-levels-of-analysis approach including functional, structural and optical imaging (fMRI, DTI, and fNIR), EEG/ERP, eye-tracking (gaze patterns and pupil dilation), and genetics. This will be a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014, though this is negotiable.

Responsibilities: The fellow will help to coordinate activities and assessments across the two sites. The fellow will also have numerous opportunities to assist in the preparation of manuscripts as well as opportunities for independent research.

Eligibility Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or equivalent. Experience analyzing and interpreting results of fMRI data are required. Additional experience with eye tracking, EEG/ERPs and/or proficiency in MATLAB programming are highly desirable. Because one of our primary goals is to implement studies utilizing concurrent fMRI/EEG assessments, applicants with experience with this type of approach are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Interested candidates meeting the eligibility requirement should send a cover letter, C.V., and 3 letters of recommendation via email to Drs. Brandon Gibb (bgibb@binghamton.edu) and Adam Anderson (aka47@cornell.edu). Please make sure that the cover letter addresses the specific reasons for your interest in this fellowship opportunity and a brief overview of your previous research experience. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. In the subject heading of the email, please use the format: "fMRI/EEG Post-Doc Application-YOUR LAST NAME".

Posted: April 23, 2014


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Multimodal Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the U.S. Department of Defense Medical School.

The fellow will contribute to clinical research funded by the Department of Defense to develop and validate novel technologies for the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research will include eye tracking, EEG, ERP, fMRI and DTI with active duty, veteran, and civilian participants. Work will take place within a multidisciplinary academic/medical setting, including opportunities for collaboration with other scientists in the D.C. metro area and nationwide. Individualized and group training activities and didactics will be provided consistent with the candidate's goals and interests. Opportunities for clinical training and supervision may be available as an adjunct to primary research activities.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, biomedical engineering, or equivalent. Previous experience analyzing and interpreting results of eye tracking, EEG, ERP, or fMRI is required. Software programming and cognitive task design skills are desirable.

Inquiries and Applications: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to send inquiries or applications electronically to Dr. Mark Ettenhofer at fusion@usuhs.edu. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Letters of recommendation will also be requested prior to interview.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. USUHS is a federally-funded medical and graduate university in Bethesda, MD that trains both military and civilian scientists and health care practitioners.

University: www.usuhs.mil

Laboratory: www.usuhs.mil/faculty/markettenhofer-mps.html

Posted: April 9, 2014


Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship - University of Florida

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA) at the University of Florida. Training is provided in the context of a new NIMH-funded RDoC research project studying potential brain imaging and psychophysiological bio-markers that may better discriminate symptom patterns among anxiety/mood patients and potentially, more closely relate to genetic and co-morbidity analyses of anxiety spectrum patients. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/index.shtml

The position provides extensive research experience with the full range of fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders, along with advanced training in both basic and translational research methods and technology. Training includes mentored individual research and collaborative studies with the CSEA faculty, assessing central neural processes (fMRI, EEG) in emotional imagery, perception and memory, and associated behavioral reactivity and somatic/autonomic patterns of response. http://www.csea.phhp.ufl.edu

Prepared applicants should have the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, ideally from a clinical science program, and have completed an approved clinical internship experience. The position is currently available and could be renewed annually for up to 3 years.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV, a brief statement of research and clinical interests/goals, and any relevant reprints and preprints to: mnagri22@ufl.edu. Also, please have 3 letters of reference sent to:

Peter Lang/Margaret Bradley
CSEA Post-doctoral Training Program
Box 112766
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Posted: April 3, 2014


Master's Program: Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow, Russia

The 2-year Master's Program "Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition" invites highly-motivated students to apply. The master's program is designed for students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience and computer science. The earliest applications have the higher chances to get the total tuition fee exemption. Scholarships are also available.

Program's Website: http://psy.hse.ru/cogito

Application period for non-residents: March 1, 2014 - July 15, 2014. Early applications (before April 20) are encouraged.

Location: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

Posted: April 2, 2014


VA MIRECC Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Health Research and Treatment

Overview: The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) of the New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network is recruiting psychologists (or other allied health professionals) for a 2-year fellowship program. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to train psychologists to become leading clinical recovery-oriented, clinician-scientists with a focus on serious mental illness and personality disorders in Veterans. MIRECC researchers investigate the domains of reality testing, cognitive function and aggression/impulse regulation in the categorical serious mental illness diagnoses of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Our mission is to pursue a discovery-to-recovery approach for serious mental illness by determining causes, identifying predictors, and developing treatments that overcome barriers and enable recovery.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train clinicians to become outstanding clinical researchers in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Training in professional skills includes manuscript preparation; grant writing, project management, and the responsible conduct of research. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic, and research efforts. Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care (although this is flexible). In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

Training is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic, and research efforts. The basic requirements of the fellowship includes two first-author papers of original research, a research program that is to be developed with their mentor, and the preparation of a career development award toward the end of the fellowship. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

The opportunities for training will reside in the research, clinical, and educational programs at the JJPVA of the MIRECC and the affiliate hospital, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, typically within the Department of Psychiatry. Fellows' primary appointment will be at the JJPVA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. They will also receive an appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. The MIRECC research programs are internationally recognized in a broad range of research areas including cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychosocial interventions, cognitive remediation, psychiatric rehabilitation, clinical psychopharmacology, health services, and implementation science. The Director and the MIRECC faculty have a strong commitment to translational research that links basic science to clinical research and clinical research to services research.

Eligibility: Eligible psychologists (or associated clinicians) must be U.S. citizens. They must have graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology (or an equivalent program in another discipline). Completion of an APA accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology is also required.

Faculty: Fellowship faculty members (and their research interests) include:

Larry Siever, M.D. is the Chief of Psychiatry and Director of the MIRECC at the JJ Peters VAMC. Dr. Siever studies the etiology of the schizophrenia spectrum and affect and impulsive aggression regulation in serious mental illness.

William Byne, M.D., Ph.D. employs a variety of postmortem histological and in vivo neuroimaging techniques to examine brain structure and function in serious mental illness and has recently initiated a pharmacological trial in schizophrenia.

Lisa Dixon, M.D., MPH conducts health services research that focuses on improving the quality of care for persons with SMI including increasing metabolic monitoring, reducing smoking, increasing consumer-driven family involvement in care, and reducing disability among persons who are early in the course of a psychotic illness.

Stella Dracheva (Plevan), Ph.D. investigates the role of mRNA editing and epigenetic regulation (DNA methylation and histone modifications) in suicide and other psychiatric conditions using postmortem human brain specimens and/or animal models as well as state of the art methodologies (e.g., RNA-Seq, CHIP-Seq, Infinium 450K Methylation array).

Deborah Perlick, Ph.D. develops and evaluates behavioral interventions for Veterans and their family members both for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness and for Veterans from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan who are emotionally dysregulated and have comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders. Her recent work has focused on couples.

Marianne Goodman, M.D. directs the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy clinical and research program and suicide prevention treatment program.

Vahram Haroutunian, Ph.D. uses postmortem human brain and genetically modified mouse model systems we study the neurobiology of serious mental illness with a strong, albeit not exclusive, emphasis on schizophrenia and molecular biological and genetic techniques.

Erin Hazlett, Ph.D. uses neuroimaging and psychophysiological approaches to examine the neurobiology of attention and emotion processing abnormalities in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Bruce Levine, M.D. focuses on the implementation of the full spectrum of evidence based, recovery oriented practice: assessment and diagnosis, treatment partnership, psychotherapies and psychosocial interventions, and psychopharmacological treatments.

Antonia New, M.D.'s research foci are on suicide in Veterans, emotion dysregulation resulting in symptoms such as impulsive aggression and borderline personality disorder as well as the individual differences in response to stress and trauma, focusing on how this relates to emotion regulation.

Application Due Date: April 15, 2014. How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation via email to the psychology fellowship Director, Effie M. Mitsis, Ph.D. (effie.mitsis@mssm.edu). The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. Our fellowship is an equal opportunity training program. The postdoctoral fellowship position begins September 2014. The VA funds each PhD Fellow's stipend, which is approximately $47,626 per year, with yearly increases.

Posted: April 1, 2014


Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

We are seeking candidates for a 2-year, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience lab at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Our lab uses a range of research tools (behavioural methods/EEG/ERP/TMS/tDCS/eyetracking) to study interactions between cognition and emotion.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related discipline; expertise in the study of attention, emotion, and/or executive function; and experience with some (if not all) of our research tools. PhD students who are nearing completion are also invited to apply. Primary responsibilities involve overseeing our research project on executive control of emotional distraction, and helping to supervise student research assistants. There will also be opportunities to pursue independent research related to the project.

The School of Psychology was the top-ranked department for research in New Zealand's recent research evaluation exercise. Victoria University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. To see the official role description and apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=6928. Applications close 14 April 2014. Enquiries about this position to Gina.Grimshaw@vuw.ac.nz.

Posted: March 28, 2014


Doctoral Student - Exercise Psychophysiology Lab, Rutgers University

The Exercise Psychophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Exercise Science at Rutgers University (Dr. Brandon Alderman, Director) seeks applications for a Doctoral Student for two primary research projects: (1) an exercise training intervention for individuals suffering with depression and (2) neurophysiological severity and symptom recovery following concussions (mTBIs) in Division I athletes. These multi-disciplinary projects include collaborations with faculty from Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Center for Alcohol Studies. The laboratory features state-of-the-art performance and metabolic testing equipment, including a high-speed treadmill and cycle ergometer, a ParvoMedics metabolic system for the assessment of aerobic fitness, 3 MindWare Technology ambulatory impedance cardiographs, a continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure sensor, an Electrical Geodesics 64-channel EEG system, and various software programs for stimulus presentation and analysis of psychophysiological signals (e.g. EEG, heart rate variability, biofeedback).

Qualifications

  • BS or equivalent in kinesiology, psychology, or related discipline (MS preferred)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Reliability and personal integrity

Preferred Requirements

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory
  • Knowledge of psychophysiological experimentation and ambulatory assessment including processing psychophysiological data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), SPSS, Eprime, and MATLAB
  • Experience with structured clinical interviews, e.g. SCID, MINI

Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts and the names and contact information of three references by e-mail to: Dr. Brandon Alderman, alderman@rutgers.edu. Please feel free to email for more information about the position and visit our website at aldermanlab.com.

Posted: March 27, 2014


Post-doctoral Fellow in Infant Attention - University of South Carolina

John Richards in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina is seeking a qualified PhD for a postdoctoral position. The position involves research on the development of infant attention. The laboratory uses psychophysiological methods (heart rate, EEG, ERP) and MRI (structural) to examine the brain bases of the development of infant attention and recognition memory (http://jerlab.psych.sc.edu). Ideal candidates would have background in infant cognition, perception, or attention, and some experience in cognitive neuroscience methods. The position would involve current ongoing projects, data analysis and write up of existing data, and collaborative development of new work. Writing experience and a publication record is required; and extensive writing and publication will be expected. At the candidate's interest, teaching experiences are available.

The position is initially funded for one year, and subsequent years will be available depending on funding. The position is available now and candidates could start immediately. The salary is set at NIH standards accounting for years of postdoctoral experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 1-2 writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references to richards-john@sc.edu, John E. Richards, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29028.

Posted: March 25, 2014


The John and Charlene Madison Cassidy Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience - McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Two post-doctoral positions are available within the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. The laboratory is part of the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), a new research center that embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to improve our understanding of the psychological, environmental, and neurobiological factors associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders across the lifespan (http://cdasr.mclean.harvard.edu/).

Currently ongoing studies in Dr. Pizzagalli's laboratory focus on reward processing, stress responsivity, and executive functioning in a range of populations including individuals with major depression, mood spectrum disorders, as well as at-risk samples (e.g., offspring of parents with MDD; individuals with past MDD). These studies employ a variety of approaches, including high-density EEG, fMRI, PET, MRS, molecular genetics, and assays of hormonal/inflammatory markers. Opportunities will be available to pursue independent research and interdisciplinary collaborations across Harvard Medical School. Depending on research focus, candidates will have access to research-dedicated human (3 T, 4 T) and animal (9.4 T) MRI scanners, as well as 128-channel EEG systems. Experience with EEG/ERP and/or fMRI techniques as well as clinical training is preferred, but candidates with a strong background in only one of these domains will also be considered. To apply, send a CV, three letters of reference, and a letter describing your research interests to David Crowley (djcrowley@mclean.harvard.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.

McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status. McLean particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Posted: March 25, 2014


Postdoctoral Positions in Clincal Cognitive Neuroscience - University of Pittsburgh

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE in Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience in the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Position available with Dean F. Salisbury, PhD to study neurophysiology in psychosis, including auditory processing (N1/P2, P3, mismatch negativity, gamma), visual working memory (N2pc, SPCN/CDA), and language (N400) in psychiatrically-well and psychiatrically-ill samples, with a focus in psychotic disorders like schizophrenia (hallucinations, WM impairments, thought disorder), especially during the early course of the disorder (prodrome, first episode).

Techniques include EEG/ERP, MEG, & MRI. Familiarity with neurophysiology of MMN would be especially appropriate. EEG/ERP/ERO or MEG training is essential, and familiarity with and skills in decomposition (e.g., PCA/ICA/CSD), source localization, or other analytic methods such as merging with MRI-based or genetic datasets, would be great. Training in psychopathology, including clinical interviews and instruments (e.g., DSM, SCID, SANS, SAPS, PANSS, etc), is preferable, but not an absolute requirement.

The postdoctoral position appointment is for two years with a potential for renewal pending funding and satisfactory performance. If interested, please contact Prof. Salisbury via e-mail (attach your CV): salisburyd@upmc.edu

Lab website: www.cnrl.pitt.edu

Posted: March 25, 2014


Research Assistant Professor - Psychiatry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking an experienced researcher with strong skills in psychophysiology, developmental psychology, and statistics to contribute to a research program investigating biobehavioral features associated with autism, trauma, and atypical development through the lifespan.

The candidate is expect to have skills and experience in monitoring, processing, quantifying, analyzing, and interpreting autonomic, behavioral, and acoustic data in infants, children, adults, and the aged. The candidate is expected to be skilled in coordinating researchers, clinicians, and educators in off-campus sites and collaborations. Travel will be necessary to sites in Australia and potential sites in California and Florida.

The position is full time, fixed-term at the Research Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to have several years of experience and a PhD in a Behavioral Neuroscience or a related discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program focused on monitoring the neurobiology of social behavior and stress in clinical, educational, and laboratory settings. In addition, the candidate will be expected collaborate with existing faculty to develop, evaluate, and implement new assessment tools based on the collection, quantification, and interpretation of physiological, acoustic, and behavioral signals from humans across the lifespan.

The Department is especially interested candidates with experience in collaborating with clinicians to measure children and adults with psychiatric diagnoses. The successful candidate will function as a core resource to train colleagues interested in measuring autonomic function in clinical settings and in applying technologies that could be applied in the home (e.g., ambulatory monitoring). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in statistics and experience in the behavioral and psychophysiological testing of typical and atypical infants, children, and adults.

Responsibilities will include providing conceptual leadership in developing and synergizing collaborations with colleagues at UNC to enhance the capabilities of the Department to study neural mechanisms that may be useful in improving diagnosis and treatment outcome for several psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, this position will contribute to the education of residents, medical students, and graduate students interested in pursuing research careers. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39579 to submit an application and attach a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and two reference letters.

Posted: March 25, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellow in Oscillatory Brain Dynamics, Neural Dynamics Laboratory

The Neural Dynamics Laboratory (NDL; http://ndl.hms.harvard.edu) of the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The NDL studies oscillatory brain dynamics in healthy individuals and in persons with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury, and has a major collaborative effort with industry to develop translational biomarkers in humans and rodents. The fellow will work on projects involving high-density EEG recordings in conjunction with TMS, structural MRI/DTI, and functional MRI. Strong experience with at least one neuroscientific methodology (EEG, TMS, s/f MRI/DTI) as well as programming skills is required. The position is for 2+ years with a competitive salary.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of research interests, and the contact information of 3 recommenders to Dr. Kevin Spencer, NDL Director, at kevin_spencer@hms.harvard.edu.

Posted: February 10, 2014


Health Scientist Administrator Positions, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

The National Institutes of Health invites you to apply for a professional career currently available in one of the 24 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation's premier medical research agency, where we are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. The salaries for these positions are based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance.

  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), you will stimulate, plan, direct, and evaluate activities for a portfolio of research projects, research program and other grant/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts in the assigned program area and the discovery, development and evaluation of associated prevention and therapeutic strategies.
  • As a Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer), you will be responsible for the initial administrative and scientific merit review of grant applications for research programs and/or research training and career development grants through interaction with established scientists in a variety of fields.  You will assure the fairness and consistency of the scientific peer review process and provide guidance on peer review policies and procedures to applicants, reviewers, and Institute staff.

The Health Scientist Administrator positions will be accepting applications from February 14 - February 23, 2014 for Montgomery County, MD.

For scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at http:///jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment. For Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Corey Pickeral at 301-594-2307 or pickeralc@mail.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted: February 7, 2014


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies

The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is hiring a post-doctoral fellow for a newly-funded 3-year grant focusing on novel statistical strategies for characterizing risk and recovery from sports-related concussions. This is a multi-disciplinary grant that draws on the fields of clinical medicine, addiction, psychophysiology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and statistics. Knowledge of all fields is not required, but the following skill set is preferred:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiology, with an emphasis on ANS-CNS functioning.
  • A background in advanced statistical methods (e.g., latent modeling, trajectory analysis, structural equation modeling) and software programs (e.g., SAS, MPlus, R).
  • A track record of first author publications and familiarity with translational science research and writing.
  • Time management skills and the ability to work concurrently on multiple projects.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and CV to Jennifer Buckman, PhD at jbuckman@rutgers.edu. A start date prior to July 1, 2014 is preferred.

Posted: February 7, 2014


Post-Doctoral Research Associate to Work on RDoC Study - University of Illinois-Chicago

Dr. Stewart Shankman is looking to hire a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate with special expertise in human neuroimaging or electrophysiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Shankman directs the Chicago Laboratory of Emotion and Physiology, a multidisciplinary research laboratory housed in the Department of Psychology.

Job Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Post-Doctoral Research Specialist will work on an NIMH R01 study funded under the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative that is examining risk for internalizing psychopathologies (e.g., depression and anxiety). The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work on a multi-method (e.g., psychophysiology, neuroimaging, genetics, behavior) project, while gaining knowledge of psychopathology and mental health research. The postdoctoral associate will help analyze neuroimaging and/or psychophysiological data, prepare grants, and write manuscripts from the RDoC as well as other existing datasets. Strong organizational, oral communication, and written communication is required. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, public health or a related field with a concentration in cognitive or affective neuroscience is required. Experience working with and analyzing fMRI and/or ERP/EEG data is also required. Expertise in MATLAB is a plus. Additionally, it is essential that the candidate has the ability to manage multiple tasks, has strong interpersonal skills, and carries him/herself in a professional manner.

Start date for this position is May 2014.

Applicants must electronically submit an on line application at https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a cover letter detailing your research experience, CV, representative publications, and email addresses of three references within the on-line application. Job closing date is March 31st , 2014.

Posted: 22 January, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alcohol and Addiction Research - Department of Psychological Sciences - University of Missouri

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) anticipates openings for up to THREE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH. Faculty preceptors include: Bruce Bartholow (alcohol and social cognition, alcohol and cognitive control, individual differences in alcohol sensitivity, social neuroscience, psychophysiology), Tim Trull (ambulatory assessment, physiological monitoring, EMA, craving, personality disorder comorbidity), Lynne Cooper (drinking motives, alcohol and sexual behavior, adolescent risk-taking, personality, diary and longitudinal methodologies), Ian Gizer (molecular genetics of drug and alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, relations between personality and addictive behavior), Tom Piasecki (tobacco dependence and withdrawal, hangover, ecological momentary assessment), Ken Sher (etiological processes in alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, alcohol and adult development, college student drinking), Wendy Slutske (behavioral genetics and epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and other addictive disorders, including disordered gambling), Phil Wood (alcohol use and cognitive development, alcohol use and schooling, quantitative methodology), Denis McCarthy (drinking and driving, behavioral pharmacogenetics of alcohol, alcohol expectancies), Doug Steinley (application of statistical methods to improve diagnosis, understand the use of substances in social networks, and subtyping addictive behaviors), and Matt Martens (addictive behaviors, personal feedback-based interventions, protective behavioral strategies, health and sports psychology). Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. These three positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant and only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree relevant to the study of the psychology of addiction. These positions are for up to two years and start date is negotiable within the range noted below.

We will begin reviewing applicants after March 15, 2014 and those applications received by that date will get full consideration. Send vita, up to 5 representative reprints, a cover letter describing your research interests and training goals, and 3 letters of reference to:

Addiction Research Training
c/o Gail Raskin
Dept. of Psychological Sciences
200 S. 7th Street, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
rasking@missouri.edu
573-882-1682.

Inquiries can be made to Ken Sher, 573-882-4279, Email: SherK@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Faculty of Science - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology - Brandon University

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education to a diverse population of over 3,000 full and part-time students in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, professional and pre-professional programs in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. The University also offers innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a tenure stream position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications:A doctorate degree in Psychology with specialization in experimental psychology. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Perception, and will be expected to supervise undergraduate research theses. While the position focuses on experimental psychology, the successful candidate must be willing and able to teach courses across Psychology's other sub-disciplines as needed. Research responsibilities will include successful development of a research program in an area of experimental psychology.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2014 or until position is filled
Start Date: August 1, 2014
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca. Applicants should send an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, transcripts, summary of teaching experience, indication of citizenship status, and the names and contact information of three referees to the Dean of Science. All applications should be sent in a single file of a reasonable size using PDF format.

Dr. Andrew Egan
Dean of Science
Brandon University
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
science@brandonu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview. Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology of Depression and Anxiety - Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Collaborate on an NIMH-funded longitudinal study of early risk factors, intermediate phenotypes, moderators, and mediators of the development of depressive and anxiety disorders in a large community sample of adolescents who have been followed since pre-school. The project examines multiple domains and levels of analysis, including parental psychopathology; parenting; genes; temperament; behavioral, EEG/ERP, and fMRI measures of reward and threat processing; HPA axis dysregulation; pubertal hormones; family and peer functioning; life stress; and semi-structured interview and rating scale measures of youth psychopathology. Investigators are Dan Klein (PI), Greg Hajcak Proudfit, Gabrielle Carlson, and Joanne Davila (Co-Is).

Responsibilities will include analyzing data; writing papers and grants; supervising research staff; assisting in managing the study; and helping to design future waves of assessments. Requirements include research on internalizing or developmental psychopathology and at least one first-authored publication. Experience in diagnostic interviewing is highly desirable. Knowledge of neuroimaging, advanced statistical techniques, and pubertal development are also relevant. The start-date is May, 2014 although this is somewhat negotiable. Duration is open.

Stony Brook offers many exciting opportunities to collaborate on ongoing funded studies on depression and anxiety in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, and obtain training and mentoring in grant-writing. The fellow will also participate in Stony Brook's newly funded interdisciplinary Center for the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Depression and Anxiety.

Send CV and two letters of reference to Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500, email: daniel.klein@stonybrook.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received by 4/1/14.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans or Vietnam veterans are especially welcome.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Research Assistant Professor - Psychiatry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking two researchers with strong skills in biobehavioral engineering to contribute to a research program investigating the biobehavioral features of mental health and stress. The researchers are expected to be skilled in monitoring and processing of autonomic, behavioral, and acoustic signals. The positions are full time, fixed-term at the Research Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in a Bioengineering or a related discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program focused on improving methods and developing innovative devices to monitor the neurobiology of social behavior and stress, and to work with existing faculty to develop and improve methods and devices to facilitate the collection, quantification, and interpretation of physiological, acoustic, and behavioral signals from human and other mammalian specifies.

The Department is especially interested candidates with experience in measuring autonomic function via noncontact methods such as digital video, thermography, and ultrasonic and audible audio recordings. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in statistics, experience developing software with LabVIEW and MATLAB, and experience in monitoring autonomic activity via traditional contact technologies. In addition, the candidates are expected to have experience processing autonomic and acoustic data from both animal models and human populations.

Responsibilities will include providing conceptual leadership in developing and synergizing collaborations with colleagues at UNC to enhance the capabilities of the Department to study neural mechanisms that may be useful in improving diagnosis and treatment outcome for several psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, this position will contribute to the education of residents, medical students, and graduate students interested in pursuing research careers. Interested applicants should visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/37958 to submit an application. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 20 January, 2014


Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Postdoc Position

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence plans to hire a postdoctoral associate with expertise in social psychophysiological methods. The project seeks to examine the extent to which individuals can develop their emotional intelligence skills through virtual interactions, as well as how those interactions impact trust and reliance on computer systems (PIs: Susan Rivers and Charlene Stokes). Ideal start date is May 2014 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. This is a one-year appointment with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Interested applicants should submit via email a cover letter and CV, one or more writing samples, and a minimum of two letters of reference to: Marissa McCoy at marissa.mccoy@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. Please make "2014 Postdoctoral Application: Trust Project" the subject line of your email. Details and requirements of the position follow.

The Trust Project seeks to understand and improve human trust and reliance on computer systems by creating a deeper social psychological experience for users. This research incorporates multimodal assessment (e.g., facial analysis, EEG, EDA, eye-tracking, self-report, and speech) and a validated emotional skills dialog paradigm (RULER) to explore the risks and benefits associated with virtual interactions. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for implementing and evaluating the effects of a virtual tool developed for this project, and reporting the findings in research publications and scholarly presentations.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences (social psychophysiology preferred), as well as training and experience in psychophysiological research (ANS – EDA, pupil dilation and CNS – EEG experience desired). Strong quantitative, data analysis and modeling skills using statistical packages (SPSS) is required. In addition to quantitative skills, scientific writing and publishing experience and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team are essential. Knowledge and interest in emotion and trust, and experience conducting laboratory experiments desired.

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (formerly the Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory) is dedicated to developing the social and emotional skills of children and adults. For over 25 years, Center researchers have developed and tested theories showing that the skills individuals have for recognizing, understanding and managing their emotions and behavior matter across the domains of their lives. Through our core activities of research and dissemination, program development, and educator training, we provide social and emotional skills that enhance self- and social awareness, build empathy, and improve decision-making abilities in ways consistent with creating mutually supportive and compassionate relationships. For more information on the Center, please visit ei.yale.edu.

Posted: 20 January, 2014