The Cho Lab would like to hire a post-doctoral associate to work on neuroimaging studies of developmental neuropsychopathology. The Cho Lab uses multimodal imaging to identify vulnerabilities in the neurodevelopmental process that present risks for developing psychiatric illnesses in childhood and adolescence. We are a lab within the Child Study Center, Department of Psychiatry and N3 Division at Yale.
The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on multimodal neuroimaging studies of developmental psychopathology that aim to understand the effects of motivation on cognition in adolescent depression, in psychosis or schizophrenia, and in typical populations. This includes studies that are collecting data, work on data collected within the lab, and applications to the ABCD dataset and other publicly available developmental datasets.
The post-doc will receive training in areas such as state-of-the-art neuroimaging, quantitative and computational methods, and cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, all of which are bolstered by the rich intellectual environment of the N3 Division with adjacent PI’s Alan Anticevic (expertise in clinical neuroimaging) and John Murray (expertise in computational modeling and data-driven techniques).
Expectations of the post-doctoral associate include the processing and analysis of complex neuroimaging and behavioral data with an aim towards publishing manuscripts and generating creative scientific directions. Additional opportunities can include behavioral and neuroimaging task design and genetics-neuroimaging integration.
The well-qualified applicant would have recently completed a PhD or have concrete dates for graduation, would have experience in neuroimaging (pediatric or otherwise) and behavioral data, and would have some experience in quantitative methods with fluency in R or similar data programs. Ideally, they would be self-driven, creative, ethical and collaborative, with the ability to integrate feedback. Ultimately there will be project flexibility based on the interests and motivation of the post-doc, and a lack of formal experience should not preclude the motivation to be trained. Experience with HCP-related pipelines, Linux, pediatric patient populations, pharmacology or visual system neuroscience are a plus.
The starting date is negotiable. The duration of the position will be two years, with the opportunity to extend if agreed upon by the post-doctoral associate and the PI.