We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow beginning January 2018 (specific start date flexible). In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is investigating physiological and neurological responses to risky adolescent driving behavior. This exciting project will combine biobehavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; physiological data [skin conductance, heart rate], and multimodal neuroimaging) to better understand fundamental mechanisms in awareness of driving risk and changes in awareness according to driving experience.
Responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and screening participants for research studies (including identifying psychopathology), conducting study visits with participants, data collection (computerized tasks, physiological recordings and MRI data), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as SPM, AFNI and Matlab), assistance with Institutional Review Board approval and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. The postdoctoral fellow will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.
Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance. Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Wendy Shields at email@example.com
Please put “Driving Hazard Study Postdoc” in the subject line of the email.
Necessary qualifications include:
1) A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology or related field is required.
2) Prior experience with either functional neuroimaging or physiological data collection and human behavioral research.
3) Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
4) Ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
1) Proficiency with either physiological data analysis using AcqKnowledge or proficiency with neuroimaging software including Matlab, SPM, AFNI, etc.
About Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Position is at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute