Postdoctoral scholar neuroimaging position at UCLA
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
May 22, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral position is available in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior to study neural phenotypes associated with visual perception, emotion, and reward in anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder, as part of NIH-funded projects.
Our lab uses functional and structural neuroimaging and psychophysical experiments to understand psychiatric phenotypes across disorders of body image (eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder) and the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, with translational applications. We are also studying transgender individuals in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Additionally, we are employing and developing novel multimodal imaging techniques using advanced computational modeling. UCLA has a wealth of neuroimaging and clinical resources, as well as support for career development. You will be joining a productive and collaborative group that utilizes advanced neuroimaging techniques yet is also grounded in a strong clinical understanding of phenomenology of psychiatric populations.
Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (postresidency) in neuroscience, engineering, cognitive science, computer science, biostatistics, physics, psychology, or related field. We are looking for candidates with experience in analysis of fMRI data – including statistical analysis software such as FSL, SPM, or others – and interest in advanced computational modeling. The successful applicant will be able to function independently, work on more than one project at a time in a team setting, and lead and mentor students and research assistants. The successful applicant will also have excellent computing and programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python, shell scripting), verbal and written English skills, and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and grant applications.