National Institute on Drug Abuse, Neuroimaging Research Branch, Cognitive and Pharmacological
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021
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                                             POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Intramural Research Program (IRP) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and physicians studying the neurobiological mechanisms of human drug abuse, comorbid addiction with psychiatric illness and their interaction with cognitive and affective processes. Multi-modal MRI (e.g. BOLD activation, resting connectivity, DTI, MRS) is used to study the mechanisms of action of nicotine, its effects on cognitive and affective processes, and how pre-existing psychiatric illness may influence nicotine’s pharmacological impact.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or M.D. and a strong research background in cognitive neuroscience, functional imaging, neurobiology of addiction and/or severe mental illness. The position offers excellent training in all aspects of functional and anatomical MRI and MR physics in a highly interactive research environment. The candidate will primarily participate in a collaborative, extramurally funded imaging project and thus have the opportunity to be jointly trained by extramural and intramural mentors. A 3 Tesla MRI is available for full-time research. Send a CV, statement of research background and interests, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to: 

Amy C. Janes, Ph.D.,

Chief, Cognitive and Pharmacological Neuroimaging Unit

NIDA-IRP, 251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 200

Baltimore, MD 21224.



Review of applications will begin in late September 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, you may contact: Rayfield Yarbrough, Program Specialist, NIDA,

 The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.


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