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Post-Doc Position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hi all,

Please find below an opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Best,
Laurel Morris

The Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (DAC) is pleased to announce the opening of a postdoctoral fellowship position in clinical neuroscience and cognitive neuroimaging. Located within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — internationally acclaimed for excellence in scientific research, clinical care, and education — DAC conducts clinical and translational research across the mood and anxiety disorder spectrum. The primary mission of DAC is to identify the fundamental mechanisms of disease and to discover novel treatments for patients suffering from mood and anxiety disorders.

We are seeking a candidate with experience in experimental design and neuroimaging methodology (e.g., functional, structural, diffusion MRI). A Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field is required. Experience in computational methods used in neuroimaging and psychophysiology (e.g., Matlab, Python, UNIX, LINUX, AFNI, FSL, SPM, Freesurfer) and computer programing is desirable. Advanced skill in experimental design, quantitative methods, statistical modeling, and the ability to carry out independent statistical analyses using standard software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R) are particularly desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic productivity in the form of peer reviewed scientific publications.

Candidates must be highly motivated to develop expertise in applying cognitive science and neuroimaging methods to problems in neuropsychiatric research. The candidate will have the opportunity to analyze and interpret multi-modal MRI data from ongoing or completed projects. Example projects include mechanistic studies of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) utilizing 3T and high-field 7T MRI, as well as neuroimaging studies of the effects of treatment interventions in the context of clinical trials. Postdoctoral fellows will receive one on one mentoring in clinical research methodology and work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment to gain experience in patient-centered research. Fellows will have the opportunity to draw from the substantial resources of the Icahn School of Medicine, including resources located within the Friedman Brain Institute and the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute in order to carry out high-impact research across Departments. Upon completion, fellows will be well positioned to pursue an independent research career in clinical neuroscience and cognitive neuroimaging.

We offer a competitive salary plus full benefits. Please email a CV and cover letter to Dr. James Murrough (james.murrough@mssm.edu).

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.