Opportunities

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Post-Doctoral Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at VA Palo Alto is now acceptingapplications from Psychologists for its two-year post-doctoral Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Researchand Treatment. The mission of the Sierra Pacific MIRECC is to build an integrated system of clinical, research, and educational efforts designed to improve the clinical care for aging veterans with dementias and with PTSD. Dementia and PTSD share common clinical symptoms including cognitive difficulties, sleep disorders, and agitation and the Sierra Pacific MIRECC aims to evaluate current approaches and develop new treatments for these clinical problems. In support of this mission, the Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship provides specialized training in two emphasis areas: Geropsychology and PTSD

Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. 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 Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship is formally affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine. Indeed, Fellows enjoy affiliative privileges that include access to key academic resources and additional support through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Stanford.

The current annual postdoctoral fellowship stipend is $53,402.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited psychology internship program. Fellows must be U.S. citizens.

APPLICATIONS

The application due date is December 15, 2017. For more information on how to apply, see the MIRECC website.


POSTDOCTORAL CLINICAL RESEARCHER FOR REWARD CIRCUIT MODEL OF HUMAN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a well-trained postdoctoral level clinical researcher who is motivated to drive research projects within a center-level program. The focus is on developing a human brain circuit model of reward-related function and dysfunction. We integrate functional magnetic resonance imaging and EEG with behavioral measures. Human participants are recruited through established pipelines. They are representative samples spanning people with depression, anxiety and related and substance-use. This position offers the opportunity to drive cutting-edge biomarker studies, and develop approaches to using novel drug probes (such as ketamine and MDMA) to investigate circuits of interest, targeting reward functions.

This position would work within a thriving team of investigators seeking to translate human insights into animal model targets and the reverse. As new data acquisition commences there is the parallel opportunity to jump immediately into the analysis of large and deep datasets, and to drive publications from the outcomes.

There is also the opportunity to jump immediately into the analysis of large and deep datasets, and to drive publications from the outcomes.

Especially sought are candidates who thrive in a collaborative environment, and who also have a deep knowledge of clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging. Familiarity with psychological concepts, EEG recordings and/or biomarker trials would also be highly desirable.

This position is available as part of a study funded under a NIDA center program.

It will be based at Stanford, within the William’s PanLab.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in clinical neuroscience, neuroimaging or related fields.

  1. High level experience with human imaging techniques.
  2. Profound experience in research design and statistical analysis. Experience with data-driven approaches is desirable.
  3. Human subjects research experience
  4. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  5. A clear motivation to pursue research in clinical neuroscience.
  6. Self-motivated with a preference for working within an inter-disciplinary, collaborative environment

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

The supervising PI for this position is Dr. Leanne Williams. For more information about Dr. Williams, see her Stanford page here.

The co-PI Brian Knutson. The overall Center PI is Dr. Karl Deisseroth. The candidate will work within an excellent and inter-disciplinary team of faculty investigators, postdocs and research coordinators.

APPLICATIONS

Applications with a cover letter addressing requirements, a resume and at least three referees to rbrainproject@stanford.edu

The position is open until filled.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN FUNCTIONAL IMAGING CONNECTOMES FOR DEPRESSION

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a well-trained postdoctoral scientist who is motivated to develop and apply expertise in functional connectivity models of depression and anxiety disorders. Especially sought are candidates with expertise in computational modeling of both resting and task-fMRI data. The candidate will work on a newly commenced Human Connectome Project focused on developing and testing a connectome model of disordered emotional states. In this role, they will oversee the acquisition of high quality connectome data, and it’s integration with behavioral and self-report data. There is also the opportunity to jump immediately into the analysis of rich existing datasets, and to drive publications from the outcomes.

Along with a deep knowledge of neuroimaging and computational approaches, familiarity with psychological concepts and/or experience with human subject data is also preferred.

This position is available as part of an NIH-funded “Human Connectomes for Disease” project. It will be based at Stanford, within the William’s PanLab, and work within an excellent and inter-disciplinary team of faculty investigators, postdocs and research coordinators.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a field(s) relevant to functional neuroimaging and cognitive affective neuroscience, and their clinical applications.

  1. High level experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Substantial experience with SPM and with connectivity toolboxes is desirable.
  2. Profound experience in statistical analysis and computational approaches. Experience with R or similar scripting environments is desirable.
  3. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  4. A clear motivation to pursue research in cognitive-affective neuroscience and neuroimaging applied in clinical populations such as depression and anxiety.
  5. Self-motivated with a preference for working within an inter-disciplinary, collaborative environment

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

The supervising PI for this position is Dr. Leanne Williams. For more information about Dr. Williams, see her Stanford page here.

The co-Investigators are Drs. Ian Gotlib, Trevor Hastie, Brian Wandell and Max Wintermark.

APPLICATIONS

Applications with a cover letter addressing requirements, a resume and at least three references to connectomeproject@stanford.edu.

The position is open until filled. We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.