Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Addiction & Decision Neuroscience (ADN) Laboratory at Rutgers University.
The ADN Lab conducts decision neuroscience work in health and drug addiction that borrows heavily on methods from psychology, experimental economics, clinical neuroscience, and computational psychiatry. Projects span clinical studies of risk and resilience factors in opioid addiction recovery to basic experimental studies of learning and decision making in health, and use a variety of techniques including functional MRI, psychophysiology, and clinical assessment and phenotyping. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop their own research questions within the broader aims of the lab as well as contribute to ongoing projects and collaborations. Rutgers offers an ideal environment to conduct clinically-oriented computational and cognitive neuroscience research including access to the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuro-Psychiatry, the Rutgers Brain Imaging Center, and a large network of university-affiliated clinics and treatment centers.
Among the key duties are the following:
Conceptualizes, designs and implements research and program evaluation projects in support of the lab's mission.
Based on a thorough knowledge of the field and the research literature, identifies research projects that would contribute to increasing the body of knowledge related to addiction, psychology, experimental economics, clinical neuroscience, and computational psychiatry.
Translates research ideas into concrete, specific and implementable research projects that meet the standards of scientific inquiry and that comport with University requirements.
Assists the Assistant Professor, Research Administration in the preparation of research proposals to obtain grant support from federal, state and local units of government, as well as foundations.
Provides technical assistance to research lab based on needs assessment and data collection.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD, MD or MD/PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field.
Experience conducting research with human subjects.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Enthusiastic, curious, and having excellent communication skills.
Strong organizational, planning, project management, and problem solving skills.
Ability to interact effectively and sustain relationships with investigators, colleagues and partners working in an interdisciplinary research setting.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Previous experience working with functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and/or patient populations.
Functional MRI, psychophysiology, online research platforms.
Salary: NIH Commensurate
Posting Number: 19ST3865
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 99537
About Rutgers University
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