Dr. Naomi Sadeh is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in clinical neuroscience at the University of Delaware. The researcher will contribute to an ongoing NIMH-funded R01 grant examining brain networks associated with impulsive and risky behaviors in adults with externalizing disorders.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in neuroimaging analysis and programming, along with an interest in impulsivity, self-regulation, and/or externalizing psychopathology (e.g., antisocial personality disorder, alcohol/substance use disorders), although all applications are welcome. Clinical training is not required, but would be considered an asset. Applications from any area of Psychology are encouraged, especially from individuals who have an interest in externalizing disorders.
The primary duties of the postdoctoral researcher will be to analyze MRI data and write manuscripts for publication. In addition, the researcher will have the opportunity to learn and apply cutting-edge network-analysis methods (e.g., graph theory) to understand the connectomic basis for externalizing pathology. The anticipated start date is Spring or Summer 2020 (with flexibility) and would last for a two-year period with potential for renewal.
If you are interested in being considered for the position, please send a current CV, a brief statement of interest that outlines your qualifications for the position, reprints of selected papers, and the names of three professional references to Dr. Naomi Sadeh at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Ph.D. or M.D. in any area of Psychology or Psychiatry
Background in neuroimaging processing and analysis
Experience working with mental disorders, particularly substance/alcohol use disorders and antisocial personality disorders would be considered an asset, but is not required
Internal Number: 012020
About University of Delaware
The Personality & Dysregulation Lab at the University of Delaware conducts research on why people engage in risky, impulsive, and self-destructive behavior, with a special emphasis on elucidating how personality factors and life stress contribute to these harmful behaviors. We study mental disorders in adulthood that are marked by severe self-regulation deficits (e.g., psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders) and related public health problems (e.g., suicidal behavior, violence, substance use, criminal behavior). Research in the lab spans biological (neurobiology), psychological (personality traits, emotion-cognition interactions, psychopathology), and environmental (traumatic life events, stress exposure) units of analysis. Ultimately, we hope to use the knowledge gained about the origins of impulsivity and deficits in self-regulation to improve prevention and treatment efforts for individuals at high risk for these clinical outcomes, including psychiatric patients, traumatized individuals, and criminal offenders.