DUTIES: - The Department of Psychiatry and the Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory, a multidisciplinary lab at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City. The Lab conducts cutting-edge research in the area of brain oscillations using non-invasive human electrophysiological and neurocognitive tests and has been a leader in the area of gene-environment (GxE) risk and protective factors involved in alcohol use and related disorders. The director of the lab is the lead Principal Investigator of the large Collaborative study in the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), a multidisciplinary NIH-funded study which involves 10 centers throughout the Unites States. The incumbent is to work in psycho-social and environmental research with a specific aim of associations with neurobiology of alcohol use disorders and other substance use/related disorders in the large collaborative project. The main focus will be the analysis of longitudinal data in multiple domains (psychosocial and environmental assessments, clinical, behavioral, neurophysiological, neuropsychological and genetics) in a prospective study of adolescents and young adults to determine psychosocial and environmental influences, GxE, and associations with neurophysiological endophenotypes on risk and resilience to the development of substance use and related disorders, and a strong focus on sex and ethnic/race differences, diversity and health disparity research; Mentor/teach psychiatry residents, graduate and medical students on conducting research in psychosocial environmental variability and addiction behaviors and related disorders; Lecture for Grand Rounds within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; work in Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory on grants and research studies to: understand the social environmental and psychosocial influences on neurophysiological phenotypes of brain function and development of addictive behaviors including alcohol use disorders and related disorders. Applicant will be expected to maintain independent grant support in a relative area of research and substantially contribute to research relating to alcoholism and /or related disorders (substance abuse, externalizing spectrum and impulsivity). (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - *Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a strong background/expertise in social and personality psychology and some training in biopsychology of addiction and preferred experience in large family studies and/or longitudinal datasets in related areas (e.g., alcoholism/addiction research, neuroscience, human electrophysiology). - *The selected candidate must have an established research record. Experience in social psychological research methods as applied to alcohol use disorder and other related psychiatric conditions, longitudinal and family studies in at risk populations as reflected in publications. - *Incumbent must have authored and/or co-authored manuscripts in peer recognized journals. - *Must have or be able to achieve independent grant support (salary research). Preference will be given to applicants with existing funding and a record of extramural funding. Additional Info: - *Please include the five digit line number and job title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.