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Position # 1192

Position Details

School / Department: School of Medicine / Psychiatry
Classification: Postdoctoral Associate
Funding source: NIH Grant
Start Date: 2/1/2020
Description: • Analyze neuroimaging data this may include structural (T1, T2, or DTI) and functional (task or resting state) datasets, • Analyze neuropsychological test data to better examine brain-behavior relationships • Participate in developing/expanding study concepts including psychological, genetic, neuropsychiatric tests, and neuroimaging components • Involved in preparation of new scientific questions, develop grants/protocols, etc. • Disseminate research findings at local, national, international psychiatry meetings, and through writing manuscripts for publications. • Stay abreast of current knowledge regarding the neural basis of emotion and brain development in adolescents and young adults by reviewing the literature to date, then keeping study staff informed regarding this • Participate in all aspects of the study, including weekly meetings on recruitment and eligibility of participants, subject retention, follow study procedures regarding management of data, generally troubleshooting and add to the smooth flow of the project. • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies and behaviors • Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications: Required qualifications: • PhD or Medical degree postdoctoral level in neuroscience, medicine, psychology/psychiatry, or related field • Some experience using statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc. • Function effectively in a team and independent setting • Excellent organizational skills, critical thinking/analytical skills, and the ability to make independent decisions. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including: ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff in the organization, ability to deal effectively with participants, and ability to adequately convey concepts in grant writing and publications • Child Clearances Preferred Qualifications: • Previous experience in neuroimaging data collection and analysis • First author on at least one previous publication in neuroimaging • Strong background with use of various neuroimaging and statistical packages including FSL, SPM, AFNI, R, SPSS, and/or SAS.
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Contact Information

Faculty/PI Name: Mary L Phillips
Mailing address: c/o Eve Bender
Email address: benderem@upmc.edu