Jan 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI, United States
Postdoc Applied Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Research Methods

Job Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) anticipates a postdoctoral research fellowship opportunity in the MCW Brain Injury Research Program. The fellow will join our diverse group of basic and clinical scientists in carrying out several large-scale, prospective studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The program is led by Michael McCrea, PhD., ABPP-CN (Professor and Director), Lindsay Nelson, PhD (Assistant Professor), and Timothy Meier, PhD (Assistant Professor). Our current research involves local and multisite collection of longitudinal data on a variety of psychological, neurocognitive, and neurobiological measures in athlete samples with mTBI and non-athlete (civilian) samples with TBI, as well as collection of data on non-TBI controls. There will be ample opportunities to collaborate with a variety of basic and applied scientists.

This post-doctoral fellow will play a major role in the Brain Injury Research Program’s efforts to study individual differences in recovery and outcomes from TBI, including the psychological and neurobiological factors that predict risk for TBI and recovery from injury, and the intersection of clinical and neurobiological markers of injury and recovery. Our ongoing research in this area is inherently multidisciplinary and is increasingly utilizing specialized statistical methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, item-response theory) and advanced neuroimaging approaches. Consequently, we are seeking up to two post-doctoral research fellows with strong track records of research productivity in a relevant subspecialty of psychology (quantitative, clinical) or neuroscience. While strong interest in TBI research is important, prior research experience in this area of study is not required.

Job duties will primarily involve analyzing data, writing manuscripts to submit for peer review, supervising research coordinators and research assistants, and assisting in management of ongoing studies. There will be opportunities to gain exposure to grant writing as appropriate to the fellow’s career goals.

The fellow should have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field.

MCW Brain Injury Research Program:  http://neurosurgery.mcw.edu/bir

If interested, send letter of interest and CV to Lindsay Nelson, Ph.D. at linelson@mcw.edu

Hiring Company

Medical College of Wisconsin

Department

Neurosurgery

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