A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center. We investigate brain inhibitory function using electroencephalography (EEG) in psychiatric subjects and controls with the aim of identifying potential biological markers for psychiatric disorders. We also study potential genomic markers for these disorders. The scholar will participate in a newly funded project to investigate the contribution of electrophysiological measures of brain inhibitory function, as well as measures of cognitive function, and genomics to smoking in bipolar disorder, with the goal of providing a better understanding the high incidence of smoking in this disorder.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD with research experience relevant to our research interest and be an individual who can work independently within a collaborative team environment of researchers and students. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in clinical research, as well as experience with electrophysiology, statistics, and familiarity with MATLAB and/or other coding techniques. Experience performing molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid extractions, PCR) and/or bioinformatics would be a plus.
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
Curriculum Vitae (including publications if any)
Research Statement – a brief statement of research experience and interest
Contact Information for 3-4 References
Internal Number: JPF05266
About University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is a large university with approximately 29,000 undergraduate students and 5500 graduate students and 30 graduate degrees offered. The main campus is located in Irvine and the associated Medical Center is in Orange, CA. My lab is located at the Medical Center with a primary focus on psychiatric disorders.