Dec 02, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Portland, OR, USA
Postdoc Addictive Behaviors Child/Adolescent Clinical Developmental Neuroscience Pediatric

Job Description

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher within Dr. Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing’s Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Lab, with opportunities for co-mentorship through Dr. Anna Wilson’s Advancing Research in Pediatric Pain (ARPP) Lab, commencing summer/fall 2020. The Postdoctoral Scholar directly supports a new longitudinal clinical research study examining risk and protective factors for substance abuse in adolescents prescribed opioids for pain management. Generally, the TRAC Lab focuses on understanding how adolescents change their behavior, and how to improve treatments to maximize their behavior change. The ARPP Lab focuses on biopsychosocial models of pediatric pain prevention. A postdoc in this position would have opportunities to work with large, longitudinal, multimethod (e.g., neuroimaging; actigraphy; lab pain testing) datasets.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, or related field
  • Research experience and evidence of productivity, by way of publication
  • Advanced statistical understanding with demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods to large, multi-modal datasets
  • Strong scientific writing skills demonstrated through publication history
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Ability to self-initiate projects and work independently with appropriate oversight
  • Ability to interface professionally in a collaborative research setting
  • Proficient computer knowledge to interface with a variety of database, statistical, and imaging task and processing software, such as SPSS, REDCap, Linux, AFNI, FSL, MATLAB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a related field with emphasis in human development and behavior, and quantitative methods
  • Experience with neuroimaging research
  • Strong background in neuroimaging (MRI) analysis
  • Background in computer programming and scripting


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)



Reference Number

Search for job requisition ID 2019-2925 or email for more info

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