Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to): 1. Manages their own project, which should lead to first author publications. 2. Develops expertise in RSFC, fMRI, image processing, signals processing. 3. Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature. 4. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills. 5. Assists with grant preparation and reporting. 6. Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills. 7. Designs research experiments. 8. Evaluates research findings and reports results. 9. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities. 10. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research. 11. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records. 12. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of code, data or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications. 13. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group. 14. Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab announces the availability of a postdoctoral position with Dr. Damien Fair. While the main focus of this position is in neuroimaging and mental health, candidates with experience in bioinformatics and software development are highly encouraged to apply.
The position will support a large federally funded longitudinal study to assess the short- and long-term impact of substance use on brain development (Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study). The work will also include support for other federally funded brain imaging studies on the development of attention, learning, and cognition.
The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work with a host of talented individuals and draw on new resources from The University of Minnesota’s new Intitute for Child and Adolescent Brain Health (ICABH). S/he will be able to draw on world class neuroimaging facilities and training at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).
Duties will emphasize the analysis and write up of existing data for publication, presentation of data at national and international meetings, and conceptualization of the data in hand. There will also be some duties that entail supervision of project staff and data collection, but these will be flexible. Learning and training opportunities will be developed commensurate with the interests and skills of the candidate.
A successful applicant must be able to work well independently, also in a team, and to communicate clearly in a collaborative environment with a diverse range of experiences and disciplines. She/he must also have familiarity with different tools to process and analyze large datasets of structural and functional neuroimaging data, as well as a documented history of software development and support.
The positions will provide one year of guaranteed funding, with the expectation the applicant will apply for additional funding for subsequent years. Pay rate will be in line with NIH postdoctoral pay scales.
Education: PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology or related field
• Ability to contribute to writing scientific papers and grant proposals, • Programming experience in various languages and software (e.g., Matlab, Linux, C/C++, python, etc), • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of diverse staff, coworkers, investigators • Ability to manage their own projects
Internal Number: 336659
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