Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research on Adolescent Depression Laboratory (RAD Lab) is a federally-funded research team focused on understanding the neurobiology of depression, self-injury and suicide risk in adolescents, and advancing treatment in these areas. The RAD Lab is co-directed by Drs. Kathryn Cullen, M.D. and Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D., and we are now seeking a postdoctoral associate who will report to this team of Principle Investigators (PIs). This position is designed to prepare the postdoc for their first independent (e.g. faculty) position in an academic institution.
The University of Minnesota is a vibrant academic community. Our lab collaborates with other researchers within the Center for Magnetic Research, the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and the departments of Neuroscience, Psychology, Biostatistics and Engineering. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, particularly for families. Affordability is excellent, with ready access to the arts, and exceptional cultural and recreational opportunities year-round --all the amenities of a much larger city.
Job activities will include:
Oversee and coordinate all neuroimaging analyses conducted in the RAD Lab
Independently analyze and interpret complex, multi-dimensional data using advanced statistical and machine learning analyses
Monitor quality of neuroimaging data collected in RAD Lab studies
Program cognitive tasks and analysis methods
Interact professionally with a diverse body of colleagues and research participants including adolescents and families
Assist PIs with creating materials for research presentations, grants and manuscripts.
Monitor quality of data collection, storage and management
Oversee management of all RAD Lab databases
Guide and inspire undergraduate and graduate students
Coordinate and direct neuroimaging analysis in our lab and connect with other labs / mentors to advance our knowledge and capabilities
In addition to filling out the on-line application, please send a letter of interest to:
The candidate should be passionate about advancing knowledge in the area of adolescent depression and suicide risk, have completed an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related field. The candidate should have strong technical and mathematical capabilities, ability to learn rapidly-evolving new systems, strong written and oral communication skills, and excellent cognitive skills in analysis, problem solving and identifying creative solutions. Finally, the candidate should have a strong personal commitment to accelerating data analyses in the RAD Lab to achieve our mission of rapid advancement of knowledge capable of alleviating suffering of adolescents and families. This personal commitment should set the tone for students in the lab, providing an environment of growth, productivity and a shared sense of accomplishment and importance of the mission. The preferred candidate will have a strong track record in studying neuroscience of depression or other mood disorders, suicidal behavior, and/or self-injury, especially in adolescents.
Internal Number: 334558
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