Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preclinical Neuroimaging

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Dec 29, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preclinical Neuroimaging


McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School




A postdoctoral position is available in the Behavioral Neuroimaging Laboratory at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School (HMS). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on behavioral pharmacology and multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, MRS, DWI, etc.) projects involving integrated behavior/imaging conducted on 3T and 9.4T MR platforms using animal models of psychiatric disorders. 


Several preclinical research projects are currently underway:


1) examining the role of drug history in behavioral and neural responses to monoaminergic drugs


2) identifying neural signatures associated with the behavioral effects of abused drugs from various pharmacological classes


3) evaluating the pharmacological and neural correlates of social behavior


4) longitudinal analyses of the effects of adolescent THC exposure on various brain and cognitive endpoints


5) characterizing functional and anatomical circuits related to feeding behavior




  • The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D. with a relevant background, e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology, Physics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience with preclinical behavioral models and/or behavioral pharmacology methods.
  • Proficiency with programming (Matlab, Python, etc.), MR data processing, and/or complex data analysis.
  • Candidates with a successful publication history will be given priority.



The selected candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at HMS. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Submission of career development and other grant funding applications during the appointment is encouraged and will be supported. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines. Qualified women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.




To Apply:


Please send CV, a brief summary of career goals and objectives, and a list of three professional references to:


Stephen J. Kohut, Ph.D.


McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


115 Mill Street


Belmont, MA 02478





Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, and color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.  


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