The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks to fill a NIDA funded position for a qualified Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neurosciences with research interests in the neurobiological effects of cannabis use. Ongoing projects include identifying underlying neurobiological mechanisms in a cross-cultural sample of individuals with cannabis use disorder and evaluate their relationship with the course and severity of symptoms. The successful Ph.D. applicant will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative cognitive neuroscience environment.
The training program is designed as a 2-3 year experience that includes interdisciplinary team meetings, lab presentations, attendance at talks and medical Grand Rounds, journal article discussions, and training in cognitive and neuroimaging research. The fellow will gain experience in mentorship and grant-writing to transition the fellow to an independent scientist. The successful applicant should have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant area (psychology, cognition and neuroscience, neuroscience) and have research experience relevant to analyzing MRI-based datasets (task-based fMRI, rsFC, DTI, structural MRI). Candidates must have excellent quantitative and communication skills.
The Post-Doctoral Associate will be responsible for managing the day to day activities of ongoing projects including managing study personnel/students. The fellow will also be responsible for data management, processing and analyses. The post-doc will also make significant contributions towards the presentation and publication process of findings at meetings and conferences. Expertise in R, Matlab programming, Linux computing, and familiarity with neuroimaging software tools (FSL, AFNI, SPM) is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate on experience.
The University of Texas at Dallas is a Carnegie R1 classification institution and is ranked #1 in the US among universities founded less than 50 years ago by Times Higher Education. The Center for BrainHealth is adjacent to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center campus (UTSW) in the medical district of Dallas, Texas. We utilize state-of the art imaging resources at the Advanced Imaging Research Center at UTSW.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. UT Dallas strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty, staff, and administration.