Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job Summary: Dr. Stewart Shankman is looking to hire two full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellows for his new lab at Northwestern University (Department of Psychiatry) who have expertise in human electrophysiology (and perhaps neuroimaging). The post-doctoral fellows will work on several current and pending NIH funded studies examining the mechanisms and risk factors for internalizing psychopathologies (e.g., depression and anxiety) as well as the relation between internalizing and externalizing disorders. Candidates who have advanced statistical analysis abilities (e.g., mixture models/latent profile analysis, etc.) or knowledge of sophisticated electrophysiological methodologies (e.g., time frequency decomposition, source localization, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. These postdocs will the unique opportunity to work on multi-method (e.g., psychophysiology, neuroimaging, behavior) research while gaining knowledge of psychopathology and mental health research. The post-docs will take the lead on writing up papers using new and existing data, and will be encouraged to pursue independent grants (e.g., K-awards), research, and collaborations within Northwestern University and across Dr. Shankman’s network of collaborators.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your research experience and fit for Dr. Shankman’s lab, CV, 3 representative publications, and email addresses of three references within the on-line application. Review of applications will begin immediately (expected start date: Spring/Summer 2019)
To help analyze psychophysiological and/or neuroimaging data
To write manuscripts from existing and new datasets
To supervise students and other research assistants working in the lab
To conduct new studies and write independent grants (e.g., K awards)
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology or related discipline.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Has strong interpersonal skills
Has strong writing skills
Be highly motivated
Can manage multiple tasks in an efficient, competent and productive manner
Skilled in the use of statistical software applications such as R or SPSS
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience working with and analyzing EEG/ERP/electrophysiology and/or fMRI data
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with MATLAB and R is a significant plus
Background in translational research, and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 34958
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.