The Translational Neuroscience Lab Division of the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN) at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to start in the summer of 2018. We are seeking a self-motivated scientist, who is interested in joining a research team investigating the neural underpinning of whole brain interactions under a variety of cognitive states. The fellow will be supervised jointly by Drs. Brian Russ and Charles Schroeder and will work with the larger the C-BIN research team (https://www.nki.rfmh.org/research/center-biomedical-imaging-and-neuromodulation-c-bin).
The fellow’s main research project would entail investigating natural active vision, in particular, how natural visual processing operates from the single neuron through the systems level. The research will involve, but not be limited to, nonhuman primate behavior, electrophysiological recordings, fMRI, optogenetics, and DREADDs. We are interested in developing the research interests of the candidate as well, and are willing to expand our research program with new and exciting research directions related to the overarching goals of the center.
The ideal candidate would have a background in systems and computational neuroscience with an emphasis on nonhuman primate and/or fMRI research. Expertise in training nonhuman primates, electrophysiological techniques and analyses, fMRI protocols and analysis, and programming skills (Python and/or Matlab) would be preferential.
Interested applicants should send a brief description of their research interests (1-2 paragraphs) and CV to Dr. Brian Russ (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates should have a PhD, or equivalent degree, in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology, or an associated field. Current graduate students should be able to show that they will have completed their degree by the end of June 2018.
Internal Number: 001
About Nathan Kline Institute
As one of the nation’s most respected research centers focused on mental health, investigators at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) study the causes, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of severe and persistent mental illnesses. As a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health, founded in 1952, NKI has earned a reputation for its landmark contributions in psychiatric research, especially in the areas of psychopharmacological treatments for schizophrenia and major mood disorders, dementia research, clinical trials methodology, neuroimaging, therapeutic drug monitoring, and the application of computer technology to mental health services.
A broad range of studies is conducted at NKI, from basic laboratory science to clinical trials and translational research. Our basic research focuses on the genetic, molecular, and neurological underpinnings of mental disease. Our patient-oriented research programs emphasize screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care of severe and chronic mental disorders. In addition, NKI conducts research on the cost, quality, disparities and effectiveness of mental health services in New Yo...rk State and beyond.
Currently, some of our major fields of research and disorder-specific programs focus on:
Schizophrenia and Cognition
Memory Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia
Brain Imaging Across the Lifespan
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Emotional Brain Health
Mental Health Services and Solutions
Clinical Trials Data Management