A postdoctoral position is available in the Behavioral Neuroimaging Laboratory at McLean Hospital. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on behavioral pharmacology and multimodal imaging projects (fMRI, MRS, DWI, etc.) involving integrated behavior/imaging conducted on 3T and 9.4T MR platforms.
Several preclinical research projects are currently underway: 1) characterizing the role of serotonin receptor subtypes in abuse-related behavioral effects of opioids, 2) evaluating the capacity of novel compounds to selectively reduce self-administration of abused drugs without other adverse consequences, 3) examining the role of drug history in behavioral and neural responses to monoaminergic drugs, and 4) identifying neural “signatures” associated with the behavioral effects of abused drugs from various pharmacological classes.
Ph.D. with some experience in conducting neuroimaging research and with a relevant background, e.g., psychology, neuroscience, or pharmacology.
Experience and interest in programming (Matlab, Python, etc.), MR data processing, and 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines. Qualified women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send a 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,
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.