Post-doctoral Opportunities in Clinical Affective Neuroscience
|The Mind Research Network, Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab|
|Albuquerque, United States|
|Expires:||Open until filled|
|Posted:||December 9, 2010|
|Neuroimaging, Electrophysiology, Clinical neuroscience|
|Dr. Matthew Shane|
Post-doctoral Opportunities in Clinical Affective Neuroscience35.084491 -106.651137
A 2-year NIDA-funded post-doctoral position is currently available in
Dr. Matthew Shane's Clinical Affective Neuroscience laboratory (CANlab)
at The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Shane's CANlab utilizes primarily MRI and EEG to examine the neurocognitive and neuroaffective abnormalities underlying psychopathology, including substance abuse, antisociality, mood disorders and psychopathy. Current projects in the lab are focused on the integrity of error-monitoring, empathic processing, and the regulation of cognitive/affective processes within these disorders, with several new projects making use of real-time fMRI to evaluate the efficacy of neuro-feedback approaches as a treatment aid for substance abuse and psychopathy. The majority of this work is conducted on a research-dedicated mobile MRI system deployed to various correctional facilities across the country, providing unparalleled access to otherwise difficult to reach populations. Studies within healthy populations often parallel these clinical projects, which help inform our clinical work, while affording concurrent investigation of basic structural/functional processes. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to these projects as part of his/her post-doctoral work, but will also have the opportunity to pursue his/her own projects, particularly in the 2nd year of the position.
Applicants should have obtained their PHD in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience or a related field by the position's start date, and should have considerable experience with either MRI or EEG data collection and analysis. Specific experience with SPM or EEGlab would be viewed particularly favorably. Clinical training, or specific experience working with disordered populations is not required, but would definitely be welcome. Most importantly, applicants must be able to demonstrate exceptional analytic and written skills, and be able to show evidence of previous publishing success. Post-doctoral fellows at MRN are used to experiencing success in obtaining external support for their projects, and the successful applicant would be expected to apply for such support.
Applicants may email Dr. Matthew Shane directly for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or may submit an official application online at: www.mrn.org/careers. Please reference position #240 in your application.
About The Mind Research Network (MRN): MRN is an independent non-profit research center dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and brain injury. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world, focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation. MRN currently boasts dedicated MRI, MEG, EEG and genetics laboratories, all under one roof, as well as a research-dedicated mobile MRI scanner, which has been deployed to correctional facilities throughout the country, for unparalleled access to incarcerated populations. With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, MRN is uniquely positions to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuorimaging capabilities in the world today.