An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Haber laboratory in the Basic Neuroscience Division at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with interests in a multidisciplinary approach for understanding network interactions between emotions and cognition. The position includes implementation and development of combining image methods to precise anatomic mapping to: 1) understand networks of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia that underlie motivation and decision making; 2) use this data to guide and interpret connectivity profiles in the human brain, and link the neurocircuits to functional networks and 3) determine how abnormal connectivity profiles in obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, and depression, are related to specific circuits. One goal of the laboratory is to identify specific network dysfunction in diseases and develop novel targets for brain stimulation. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and collaborative laboratory and scientific community at McLean Hospital. (S)he will have full access to the diverse research, financial, and career development opportunities offered through both McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, with a strong computational background and a particular interest in neural circuits underlying cognitive and emotional networks. Experience in the following areas is preferred.
- Circuit mapping
- Computer science
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information ((including phone numbers, email addresses) for three reference letters to Suzanne_Haber@urmc.rochester.edu.
The position is full-time with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at HMS.
Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.