This post-doctoral associate position is for 1 year with some likelihood to be extended for a second year and beyond to 5 years. This is primarily a position geared toward fMRI data analysis of both connectivity and activity using Matlab, SPM 12 or some other software the candidate is highly proficient with. The ideal candidate has pre-existing skills in programming and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) data analysis, and/or highly flexible and able to learn fmri data analysis. Coding skills are also sought after. This work can be conducted remotely but other laboratory work described below requires in-person presence
Other activities may include the following as needed by the project:
Administration and mastery of experimental computer tasks and data management in the Minnesota super-computing institute (MSI) in coordination with co-investigators (COI’s) and with the principal investigator (PI). Aiding the PI in recruitment of other candidates for research assistants or/and managing students. A candidate is not expected to have all the pre-existing training. However, strong cognitive skills paired with a strong desire to learn biological developmental psychopathology research is a requirement.
Other research related activities that are part of this position include:
Running the scanning sessions as 2nd chair at the center for magnetic resonance research. With training by the PI and current personnel any post-doctoral candidate is expected to eventually master (or have already mastered) the role of first chair in the center for magnetic resonance research (CMRR) to conduct an independent scanning and real time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) acquisitions of data. It is also expected that the candidate will have the social skills and basic emotional intelligence to become trained (or be already trained in) in interfacing with families and adolescents that participate in the research conducted by this team. The PI and current personnel will adapt training to pre-existing knowledge or skill gaps for suitable post-doctoral candidates.
About Department of Psychiatry University of Minnesota
The mission of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota is to:
Create and disseminate new knowledge in the science of mental health
Provide effective and innovative clinical care programs to alleviate the suffering of mental illness
Train the next generation of experts who will be leaders in Minnesota and beyond
Engage in compassionate and vigorous outreach and advocacy on issues relevant to psychiatric illness, treatment, and research.