Neuroimaging of Social Cognition Fellowship in Pediatric Acquired and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Candidates with an interest in neuroscience and/or pediatric neuropsychology are invited to apply for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship position starting in Summer/Fall 2019 for a position working with Dr. Kristen Hoskinson in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio The goal of the postdoctoral position is to train PhD fellows in the integration of neuroimaging methods and cognitive and behavioral outcomes in children with medical conditions affecting brain function. Current projects focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI), pediatric brain tumor, and congenital heart disease (CHD). Fellows will have the opportunity to:
1) Publish manuscripts from multiple pre-existing datasets
2) Contribute to and ultimately publish from data being collected for an NIH-funded study
3) Receive mentorship on grant writing
4) Participate in fellowship didactic seminars focused on career development and preparing for faculty positions
5) Participate in advance statistical training seminars and lectures.
Research Program:As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hoskinson's research aims to improve understanding of the neuroanatomical and functional substrates that contribute to the constellation of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae of childhood neurologic injury. She integrates neuroimaging methods with assessed and observable social and emotional functioning to improve early identification of those at elevated risk and at greatest need for intervention. Currently, her funded work focuses on integrating functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging of white matter integrity, with a particular focus on social cognitive and executive functions networks. Additionally, her lab is working to develop a normative database of structural brain integrity in neurotypical children and adolescents, including trialing and development of innovative functional paradigms for the in-scanner assessment of social, emotional, and cognitive outcomes in youth.
Environment:The Center for Biobehavioral Health consists of multidisciplinary faculty from psychology (pediatric and adult health, neuropsychology, and developmental), epidemiology, neuroscience, medicine, and biostatistics. Formal postdoctoral seminars are provided across the center with the goal of preparing fellows for the next steps of their career. Day-long and monthly advanced statistical courses are offered. Intramural funding opportunities are available to support fellow research projects. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply:Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation c/o Nora Snodgrass (firstname.lastname@example.org). The cover letter should specify the reason(s) why this position is of interest and provide a brief overview of previous research experiences (and clinical, if applicable). Review of applications will begin immediately.