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Post Doc Research Associate -Neuropsychiatric Research Fund
Hartford Hospital in the Hartford, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted February 25, 2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Psychology

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Description

Work where every moment matters. 


Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services. 

The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center is seeking to fill a postdoctoral researcher/fellow position in the area of obesity/cognitive neuroscience. The fellow will join a lab conducting research dealing with neuroimaging (MRI, DTI, fMRI) in both healthy and psychiatric populations. The major area of specialization is use of food -related fMRI tasks to predict post-bariatric surgical long-term outcome. Applicants should have either a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, or have completed the course requirements for their PhD and be within 6 months of receipt of their doctorate. They should have an understanding of fMRI statistical methods and experimental design, and promising research experience. The ideal candidate will come from a doctoral program that has provided basic fMRI data analysis skills, solid theoretical understanding of cognitive neuroscience, and working knowledge of Linux, Matlab (programming experience preferred), and similar systems to conduct fMRI analyses, or to have an existing track record with fMRI analysis. In addition to opportunities to develop their own program of research compatible with the lab mission, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to several large archival neuroimaging datasets, training in sophisticated data analysis techniques (i.e., independent component analysis, multi-modal analysis, etc.), and access to the center’s data collection and analysis resources (e.g., fMRI, sMRI, DTI, EEG, genotyping, neuropsychological assessment). The fellowship is open for an initial two years, with an option to renew. 

Job Summary 
The Olin NRC is an established clinical neuroscience center affiliated with Yale University with over 40 faculty, postdocs and research assistants. Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge clinical and cognitive neuroscience research that can ultimately translate to psychiatric care. The Olin Center is located on the grounds of The Institute of Living / Hartford Hospital, providing access to thousands of psychiatric patients each year treated in numerous clinical programs. This is an exciting opportunity for a clinical or cognitive neuroscience postdoc looking to establish him/herself in the field through productivity, training in advanced analysis techniques, and access to ample scientific resources. If interested, please upload a statement of scientific interests, accomplishments and relevant skills, a CV, and contact information for at least 3 academic references. 

 

Qualifications

 

• Doctoral degree in relevant field of study (e.g. exercise physiology or psychology) required. 
• Advanced level of training in clinical or research methods relevant to the position with focus on clinical, research or both required. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills with working knowledge of research dynamics. 
• Ability to network with all levels of the organization. 

We take great care of careers. 

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment

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Schedule: Full-time (40 hours)

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