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NIH/NIDA Post-doctoral position in addictions/neuroimaging

Post-doctoral fellow of Psychiatry
Location:     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States
Posted: 2011-05-26 11:39:40
Open from: 2011-06-01 to 0000-00-00
Listing web link: http://
Post-doctoral applications are invited for training in the Neuroimaging Division at the Center for the Study of Addictions within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The focus of the laboratory is to use various probes including fMRI, SPECT, medication, genetics, neuropsychological testing (decision-making tasks, impulsivity tasks, tasks measuring inhibition, etc.) to study the brain and behavioral vulnerabilities (and protections) of addictive processes. Male/female (and menstrual cycle) influences on addictive behaviors are also a focus. Post-doctoral candidates will have completed an MD or PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering/signal processing or related discipline. Candidates should have either pre-clinical (including basic research in humans) or clinical experience in the study of addiction. Experience in neuroimaging/neuroscience is preferred but not required. Candidates should have published works to demonstrate their expertise. Essential to this post are excellent communication skills and ability and interest in multidisciplinary teamwork. The post-doctoral training at the Center for the Study of Addictions within the Department of Psychiatry at UPenn is a comprehensive program designed to train and support post doctoral level investigators in research design, study planning, conducting clinical trials, neuroimaging techniques, programming, compliance to research regulations, budgeting, grant writing, manuscript writing and training of technicians. Applicants are guaranteed to have 90% time for conducting research. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world-renowned addiction’s researchers.

For more information contact:
Teri Franklin, Ph.D.
Phone: 215-222-3200 ext. 119

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