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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Employer Name: SpiderID: Location: Boston, Massachusetts Date Posted: 2/4/2021 Wage: Negotiable Category: Law Enforcement/Security/Safety Job Code: -1421 Job Description: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHFELLOW LABORATORY FORNEUROSPYCHIATRY AND NEUROMODULATION MASSACHUSETTS GENERALHOSPITAL, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL Background: TheLaboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation in the Divisionof Neuropsychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard MedicalSchool) is seeking a full time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow foran RO1-funded project studying the mechanisms of action of neuromodulationtherapies (TMS and ECT) in neuropsychiatric disorders. Thisproject uses multimodal MRI Human Connectome Project sequences combined withdimensional neuropsychiatric behavioral measures (i.e. tasks, questionnaires,digital phenotyping and clinical measures) to study structural andfunctional circuit dynamics longitudinally in response to TMS and ECT. Therewill be opportunities to develop translational and clinical neuroscience researchskills (e.g. target discovery, individualized treatmentdevelopment and biomarker/predictor development), in addition to analysismethods and pipelines to address basic and pathophysiologicalsystems neuroscience questions. TheLaboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation is affiliated with theMartinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and is part of the MGHInterdisciplinary Brain Center. It is located in the MGH/HMS Charlestown NavyYard campus. We are a multidisciplinary team conducting clinical,translational and basic research with healthy and neuropsychiatrichuman populations, using neurotherapeutic interventions (TMS, tDCS, ECT, DBS,etc.), Neuroimaging, EEG, behavioral and clinical methods. Additionally,the program includes the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinicalservice, tightly integrated with our research mission, where we treatneuropsychiatric patients. The laboratory, clinicalservice and the Division of Neuropsychiatry are directed by Joan A. Camprodon,MD MPH PhD: you will work directly with him and an array of faculty collaboratorsacross the MGH and Harvard systems, and beyond. Therewill be many opportunities to lead high impact publications starting on dayone, working with existing rich and unique datasets in addition tocreating new ones. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate thetransition to an independent research career. Dutiesand Responsibilities: ThePost-Doctoral Fellow’s responsibilities will include, but are not limitedto: 1. Develop longitudinal multimodal MRI data analysis streams (functionalconnectivity, task-based fMRI, diffusion tractography and volumetrics). 2. Model complex multimodal datasets including imaging,behavioral and clinical data. 3. Coordinate the acquisition of HCP connectome dataworking with a team of research assistants. 4. Be inquisitive, curious and publish! Qualifications Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. 2. Strong proficiency and robust independence with neuroimaging analysis, multivariate modeling strategies and network connectivity analyses. 3. Established quantitative and statistical skills, including strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (eg Unix, Matlab, Python, R). 4. Strong background in systems/cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy and psychological/clinical constructs. 5. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications: great writing skills, motivated and driven to publish. 6. Connectomics network analysis and machine learning modeling preferred. Additional Qualifications: 1. Management of neuroimaging databases (XNAT or others) and experience with large datasets confer a very significant advantage. Additional Information: This is a 2 to 5-year term position with great opportunities for training in human systems neuroscience, translational/clinical applications and diverse integrated methodologies (including neuromodulation and neuroimaging). Applications must be sent by email to Dr. Joan Camprodon () and include a CV, cover letter and names of three references. Expected start date: Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Partner’s Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Job Criteria: Start Date: Position Type: Full-Time Permanent Years of Experience Required: Education Required: Overnight Travel: Vacation Time: Contact Information: Contact Name: Partner’s Healthcare Company Type: Company: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) City: State: Zip: