Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_DEEDLAB [#11902]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Developmental Psychology
Appl Deadline:2019/06/30 finished (2018/09/10, finished 2019/05/22, listed until 2019/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

A Postdoctoral research position is available in the Duke Early Experience and the Developing Brain (DEED) Lab at Duke University in Durham, NC working with Dr. Michael Gaffrey.

The DEED Lab (sites.duke.edu/deed/) investigates how early life experiences and brain development interact to place children at greater- or lessor- risk for negative mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder). We use neuroimaging techniques (task fMRI, functional connectivity fMRI, structural MRI, and EEG) along with behavioral and clinical assessments to investigate the development of emotion and self-regulation, with a particular interest in using what we learn to inform early identification and preventive intervention efforts for young children struggling in these areas. The successful candidate will join and help lead a federally funded longitudinal neuroimaging project investigating neurodevelopment associated with early emerging risk for depression in preschool age children. The DEED Lab is part of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University and collaborates with faculty at Duke as well as at other institutions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a uniquely rich neuroscience research environment at Duke, including the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC), the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Opportunities to visit DEED Lab collaborators at other institutions may also be possible.

The primary duties of the Postdoctoral research position will include assisting the PI (Gaffrey) with monitoring neuroimaging data acquisition (MRI, fMRI, EEG) and quality control, analyzing data to inform study related hypotheses, writing and submitting manuscripts, presenting study findings at conferences, and assisting the PI with grant administration activities as necessary.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience, or a related field, and have documented evidence of research productivity using neuroimaging modalities. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) and developmental research. A strong background in computer programming/scripting (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) and/or statistics is a plus but not required.

Interested applicants should include their CV, a brief cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 references with their application. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
(919) 660-5716
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086

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