Job ID 2020-1418
Location : Location
The Mind Research Network (MRN)
Postdoctoral Fellow – Forensic Clinical/Cognitive Neuroscience
A forensic clinical/cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral research position is currently available in Dr. Kent Kiehl’s laboratory at The Mind Research Network(open until filled). The position is located in Albuquerque, NM.
This opportunity includes access to the world’s largest multimodal forensic database including structural and functional MRI, genetics, and clinical assessment data on over 3500 offenders.
All candidates should possess a strong interest (and preferably experience) working with incarcerated populations, a strong background in research, and experience coordinating research projects. Duties include working with a research team on several grant funded studies examining the cognitive and neural systems underlying psychopathy, substance abuse, and related illnesses.
Expectations involve analysis of existing data and preparation of manuscripts for dissemination of research (topics flexible), development of new research protocols, and submitting applications for independent grant funding (NRSA fellowships or similar). Qualified hires will also receive training in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data collection and analyses. Other duties include but are not limited to performing clinical assessments in incarcerated populations, literature analyses, setting and implementing timelines for projects, recruiting healthy subjects/patients, and organizing data. Position will include access to the MRN Mobile Imaging System that is deployed to local and out-of-state prisons. Pay will be commensurate with experience.
Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. in a directly related field, and a proven record of peer-reviewed publications including demonstrated first-authorship success in applicable research areas.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Experience with clinical assessment training is preferred. Expertise in research design and statistical analysis of longitudinal outcomes data is highly desirable.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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