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Post-Doctoral Associate - Neuropsychiatry

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID349266
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9546
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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Job Responsibilities/Duties:This post-doctoral associate position is for 1 year with some likelihood to be extended for a second year and beyond to 5 years. This is primarily a position geared toward fMRI data analysis of both connectivity and activity using matlab, spm12 or other software the candidate is highly proficient with. The ideal candidate will have skills in programming and fmri data analysis, and/or highly flexible and able to learn fmri data analysis. Coding skills are also sought after. This work can be conducted remotely but other laboratory work described below requires in-person presence.Other activities may include the following as needed by the project:Administration and mastery of experimental computer tasks and data management in the Minnesota super-computing institute (MSI) in coordination with co-investigators (COI's) and with the principal investigator (PI). Aiding the PI in recruitment of other candidates for research assistants or/and managing students. A candidate is not expected to have all the pre-existing training. However, strong cognitive skills paired with a strong desire to learn biological developmental psychopathology research is a requirement.The other research related activities include running the scanning sessions as 2nd chair at the center for magnetic resonance research.With training by the PI and current personnel any post-doctoral candidate is expected to eventually master the role of first chair in the center for magnetic resonance research (CMRR) to conduct an independent scanning and real time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) acquisitions of data. It is also expected that the candidate will have the social skills and basic emotional intelligence to become trained in interfacing with families and adolescents that participate in the research conducted by this team. The PI and current personnel will adapt training to pre-existing knowledge or skill gaps for suitable post-doctoral candidates.Work hours are expected to be flexible. This position entails working on weekends and late hours (e.g.) starting at 3 pm to adapt to children's and families' school and work schedules. Candidates are encourage to adapt their time to take time off after or before scheduled participants to respond to research participant's enrollment and schedules.

Required Qualifications:
Concluded Phd or PsyD, all but dissertation status, or a combination of education and work experience equal to an almost finished graduate degree.Preferred Qualifications: 1. Knowledge in statistics, basic analysis and software package usage to conduct preliminary analysis including but not restricted to: SPSS, R, MATLAB, SAS or any other appropriate statistical package. 2. Having mastered Matlab coding or/and having learned and having previously used batch systems in SPM12 to pre-process and analyze data.3. Existing and current training on magnetic resonance research and hands on experience being 1st chair or leading a magnetic resonance imaging scanning session independently (or willingness and ability to be trained toward independence).4. Knowledge administering structured clinical interviews like the SKID or the KSADS or a willingness to learn.5. Practical knowledge on psychiatric or psychological clinical assessment and interviewing (or willingness and ability to learn and achieve independence).6. Good basic social skills and ability to respond to challenging interactions with research participants and/or their parents.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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