Job Details

Date Posted: 11/21/2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Type: Full Time
Category: Post-Doc Fellowships


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The Department of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin invites motivated applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is in the Laboratory of Affective Neurogenetics directed by Dr. Mbemba Jabbi and involves projects integrating genomics with brain imaging including MRI, fMRI and MEG, and social affective behavioral measures in healthy controls and patients with mood disorders (Bipolar and Major Depressive Disorders).

The ideal start date is January 8th 2018 but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Successful applicants will have completed a doctorate degree (i.e. DSc, PhD, MD or equivalent) in behavioral or clinical neuroscience, computer science, psychology, bio/health informatics, engineering, physics, mathematics or a related field.

A primary goal of this postdoctoral training position is to propel the successful candidate towards building a future leadership career in clinical neuroscience and as such, the desired qualities for this role includes but are not limited to: having a strong interest in a career in brain sciences/behavioral health; an exceptional scientific curiosity; a strong scholarly achievement as shown in peer reviewed publications; a collaborative spirit and ability to work in diverse teams; exceptional analytical and quantitative problem solving skills; and the ability to communicate novel and complex ideas verbally, through writing, and scientific presentations. 

We study how specific variations in the genetic building blocks of human brain structure and functions influence adaptive behavior with a focus on pinpointing the neurobiological determinants of highly prevalent affective dysfunctions. Individuals versed in neuroimaging and/or genetics, preferably in using measures of primate/human brain anatomy and physiology to examine the role of genes in affective behavioral experience, regulation and their relationship to adaptive functions are strongly encouraged to apply. The ability to utilize cutting-edge computational integration of artificial intelligence, genomics, brain and behavioral measures with study participant’s affective health status and disease states will be essential.

Interested candidates should apply directly using the following link:

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The new Dell Medical School is a well-resourced clinical research innovation catalyst focused on complex and prevalent disorders at the University of Texas at Austin; an internationally recognized research University in a uniquely vibrant and culturally enriched, world-renowned musical city of Austin that is currently the fastest growing tech-hub and knowledge capital of the US. UT-Austin houses an outstanding research dedicated neuroimaging facility that includes 3T Siemens (UT-IRC) and MEG Neuromag (at Dell Childrens) scanners, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center; as well as the soon to be installed 3T Siemens and PET scanners on the Medical Campus.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Education Level: Doctorate Degree
Experience: 1-5
Location: Austin,  Texas, United States
Expiration: 12/21/2017



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