Neuroimaging Postdoc at Penn State

The Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment (P-TRAN) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a qualified postdoctoral researcher with expertise in human brain imaging, specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) with children and adolescents. This position is supported by an award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) with Drs. Diana Fishbein and John VanMeter as the PIs. The position will be based in the Prevention Research Center (, which is located on the University Park campus in State College, PA. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide neuroimaging data processing and analytical support to a longitudinal project that is in its last year. The study focuses on the neurodevelopmental precursors and consequences of substance use during adolescence. Candidates must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or an allied field, or have completed all requirements for a PhD by the time of appointment. Applicants must have expertise in human subjects MRI, preferably with developmental cohorts. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in functional and structural MRI analysis methods using standard processing packages (e.g., SPM, AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer etc.) and experience with longitudinal and complex datasets would be advantageous. The postdoctoral researcher will also be expected to contribute to manuscript preparation and presentation of study-related outcomes at key scientific meetings. Extensive mentorship will be provided to the successful candidate in order to facilitate transition to an independent research career. The appointment will be for approximately nine months. Salary and benefits are based on NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should upload a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, and 2-3 relevant publications. In addition, applicants should arrange for 3 professional references to be submitted separately to Dr. Diana Fishbein, Director of the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment (P-TRAN) and Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date will be when the appointment is filled and will conclude on June 30, 2018. For further information about this appointment, please contact Dr. Fishbein at Visit to apply.

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