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Posted:  December 29, 2021

T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research

Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Healthy Minds


Job Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have one, 1-year post-doctoral position starting in Fall 2022. (We will submit our competitive five-year renewal proposal in May 2022 for the period of 8/1/2023-7/31/2028. If the training grant is successfully renewed, we may be able to offer two additional years of funding for this position.) Applications are due on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  For more information, please visit emotion.wisc.edu/.  

The following faculty all desire post-doctoral candidates:

Richard J. Davidson: Dr. Davidson is recruiting for two separate post-doctoral scholar positions:

1) Postdoctoral scholar in collaboration with Dr. Stacey M. Schaefer for a large multimodal neuroimaging and psychophysiological R01 study (current n=159, goal n=350) examining how individual differences in emotional response time courses and stress response time courses (e.g., responses to the Trier Social Stress Test) relate to mental health, brain structure and function, immune function, cognitive abilities, reward learning, affective biases, diurnal cortisol, daily emotional dynamics (via ecological momentary assessment), and coping with real life stress and adversity experiences,
including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants with interest and/or specialization in any of the above are encouraged to apply as this large dataset affords the opportunity to gain training in many different methodologies and test varied hypotheses regarding the intersection of emotion, stress, life experiences, cognition, the brain, health, and wellbeing.

2) Postdoctoral scholar in collaboration with Dr. Christine Wilson-Mendenhall to conduct research focused on characterizing and measuring emotional skillsets that may underlie beneficial change in contemplative interventions, such as mindfulness-based or compassion-based interventions. This research investigates behavioral and experience sampling methods for assessing target emotional skills and qualities, with an emphasis on feasibility and remote implementation. This work also includes a theoretical focus on characterizing key constructs, which often occurs through interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars of Buddhist philosophy and traditions.


Ryan J. Herringa: The BRAVE Research Center focuses on neurodevelopmental mechanisms of risk and resilience in youth following trauma. Current R01 funded studies include 1) a longitudinal neuroimaging study examining maltreatment-related trajectories in adolescent affective disorders, 2) neurobehavioral mechanisms of parent-child fear learning and extinction in pediatric PTSD. Candidates with interest and experience in neuroimaging analyses as well as advanced analytical skills such as machine learning will be strongly considered.


Melissa A. Rosenkranz: Dr. Rosenkranz’s program of research is focused on investigating the biology of the bi-directional mind-brain-immune pathways through which emotion and inflammation are mutually influential. She uses a wide range of tools for this purpose, including functional and structural neuroimaging (multi-modal MRI and PET). Behavioral interventions, such as meditation, are an important aspect of this work, where the neural processing of stress and emotion are examined as modifiable targets for treatment of chronic inflammation. More recently, she has begun pursuing
questions related to the impact of inflammation in the body on brain health and long-term cognitive function.


Applicants:  Please send the following items by Tuesday, February 15, 2022 to the Training Program in Emotion Research administrator, Ms. Jane Lambert, at: [email protected]

  1. Cover letter: Identify the program faculty member(s) with whom you wish to train.
  2. CV
  3. Research statement
  4. Three letters of reference (These can be submitted separately by the letter writers themselves, and will be accepted until February 18.)

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


 

 

Nominations for Chair of Medical Social Sciences

Posted: December 6, 2021

The Office of the Dean invites applications for the position of chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences. After serving superbly as the inaugural chair of the department since its formation in 2009, Dave Cella, PhD, has asked to return to the regular faculty. He will continue to serve as chair until his successor has been appointed.

The new chair will report directly to the dean of the medical school and will be responsible for oversight of all research, academic and administrative affairs of the department. This includes responsibility for building and maintaining world-class programs in translational, clinical and outcomes research. Recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding academic investigators is also an important responsibility of the chair.

The Department of Medical Social Sciences is unique among departments at Feinberg in that it leverages the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics, to forge innovations and effective applications of those innovations to improve the health of the community and society. Areas of research expertise among the faculty include outcomes science, health outcomes measurement, patient-reported outcomes, clinical trial design and interpretation, qualitative and quantitative analytic methods, and developmental mechanisms of health and disease.

The successful candidate will have training in a field relevant to the medical social sciences with a PhD and/or MD or equivalent, a national and international reputation as an expert and leader in their discipline, significant sponsored research funding, and appointment as an associate professor or professor.

Interested faculty should email their CV and a brief personal statement describing their interest in and qualifications for the position to Ila Allen, PhD, recruitment coordinator, [email protected]. A more detailed position specification is available upon request.

 


Job Opportunities 

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunities

Posted: December 6, 2021

Stonestreet Lab
Women & Infants Hospital / Brown University

Email: [email protected] 401-274-1122 x 47429
Salary: Negotiable

Availability: Jan, 2022

Preferred Experience:
Neonatal rat models and neuroscience

Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in Barbara S. Stonestreet, M.D.’s Perinatal Brain Laboratory at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Department of Pediatrics - Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI.

The overall goals of our laboratory are to study the development of the blood-brain barrier and the effects of injury on the blood-brain barrier development such as ischemia and inflammation related injury. We study these effects in neonatal rodents. The other major area of interest of our laboratory is neuroprotective strategies using two a unique patented neuroprotective agents, inter-alpha inhibitor proteins and purine derivatives. The projects involve small animal surgery, molecular and immunohistochemical analysis of the neurovascular unit and brain parenchymal cells and uses state-of-the art imaging etc. The candidate will work in a highly-productive scientific environment with the PI, lab technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. Therefore, the candidate will employ innovative approaches to generate high quality data that the candidate is expected to communicate with the research community. The candidate will receive comprehensive mentoring in research and grant writing, has to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed, and have an outstanding work ethic.

Requirements: Preference will be given to individuals with PhD and/or MD (MS or recent graduate could be considered) in neuroscience/pharmacology/or related disciplines; expertise with in vivo animal experimentation and hands-on experience with along with neuroscience expertise; familiarity with neuroscience bench work techniques, including molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cellculture, antibody, protein production, and proven writing ability. Experience with surgical procedures (large animal and/or Vannucci neonatal rat models), neurobehavioral, MRI, radioactive materials, data acquisition, and statistical analysis is preferred. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and appropriate experience.

 


Assistant Professor in Residence

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Pediatrics is recruiting a translational research scholar for a faculty position in the area of the developmental origins of health and disease. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher in intergenerational effects of biobehavioral processes in pregnancy, with a specific emphasis on child obesity and metabolic dysfunction. The candidate should be able to synthesize concepts from maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, developmental cell biology, and endocrinology and metabolism, and integrate them vertically from a cell to whole-body level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in adipocyte biology and invivo measurement of body composition, particularly whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in pediatric populations. This is an academic senate appointment expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. UC Irvine, located in Orange County, with a population of more than three million, has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in translational medical science.

Requirements – Successful candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral-level degree, an established record of research accomplishment with scholarly activity and publications commensurate with experience, and demonstrated success with extramural funding, particularly NIH awards. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independent research program, secure extramural funding, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.

For further information and correspondence, please contact Pathik Wadhwa, MD, PhD at [email protected]

TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF07219. Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A description of current research and future plans
  • Names of at least three to five referees

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy

 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Psychoneuroimmunology and
Tailored Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress
University of California, Los Angeles

Posted November 4, 2021

Application Review Date: November 30th, 2021
Application Formhttps://forms.gle/AAG9aPYKzr7MiNs17

The UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research (PI: George Slavich) seeks to hire up to two full-time post-doctoral research fellows to begin in August 2022. These postdoctoral fellows will conduct research in the area of life stress, health, and resilience, with a focus on understanding psychobiological processes linking adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and health, and, in addition, how the effects of life stress on health can be mitigated using a personalized psychosocial intervention program.

This position is the result of California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris’ focus on reducing health disparities due to ACEs. The fellowship is supported by a $3 million grant from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (PI: George Slavich), in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (funding announcement: https://opr.ca.gov/ciapm/activity/research/aces/awardees.html). The position(s) provide full salary and benefits as well as the opportunity to work and professionally grow with a world-class collaborative team of researchers (see below). The desired start date is August 15th, 2022. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The project around which this fellowship is based combines the best of stress science and precision medicine to address the health impacts of ACEs through a collaborative precision medicine approach. The aim of the parent project is to harness the power of cutting-edge tools from psychology, immunology, multiomics, and translational bioinformatics to identify social, molecular, and immunological processes that can be targeted to mitigate toxic stress effects and enhance personalized resilience in California. The project is led by Dr. George Slavich (UCLA) and is co-directed by Dr. Michael Snyder (Stanford). Other Co-Investigators include Drs. Atul Butte (UCSF), Patricia Lester (UCLA), Alicia Lieberman (UCSF), and Shannon Thyne (UCLA). The position(s) will be based at UCLA under the direction of Dr. Slavich, although the postdoctoral fellow(s) will have the opportunity to interact with the entire investigative team.

In this position, the postdoctoral fellow(s) will assist with project management, take the lead on analyzing and interpreting study data, write collaborative empirical and review articles, and develop professional presentations with Dr. Slavich and his investigative team on the topic of stress, health, and resilience. Other related duties may also be assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or expected Ph.D. by start date) in psychology or a related field relevant for studying the psychoneuroimmunology of stress, health, resilience and/or prevention science
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including the ability to analyze multi-wave longitudinal data
  • Evidence of past scientific productivity and future promise
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

The successful candidate will have core expertise with relevant conceptual and/or technical training in one or more of the following areas:

  • Effects of childhood/early life adversity on health in adulthood
  • Precision medicine and health, particularly using digital health technologies
  • Ambulatory monitoring of stress physiology using wearables
  • Intervention science
  • Psychobiology or psychoneuroimmunology of stress and health
  • Social safety signaling

The UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research pioneers cutting-edge research on stress and health, and is located in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (see https://www.uclastresslab.org). Self-motivated, highly reliable, scientifically creative individuals, who are looking to work and professionally grow in an exciting, multi-disciplinary environment are encouraged to apply. Women, minorities, BIPOC, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances are especially encouraged to apply. Complete UCLA salary and benefits information is online at: https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/.

To apply, please complete the online Job Application Form, which will request: (a) basic application information, (b) updated CV, and (c) one-page (max) cover letter. Applicants should submit their materials by November 30th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Application feedback will not be provided but as a professional courtesy, all applicants will be notified when a final decision has been reached. We kindly request that applicants do not reach out to the lab staff or PI at this stage of the application process.

The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at DGSOM Cultural North Star.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Recent Project News

  


Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Psychobiology of Drug Use &
Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
University of California, Los Angeles

Posted November 4, 2021

Application Review Date: November 15th, 2021
Application Formhttps://forms.gle/AAG9aPYKzr7MiNs17

The UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research (PI: George Slavich) seeks to hire a full-time post-doctoral fellow as soon as possible. This one-year position is funded by NIDA (U01 DA036926) and comes with full salary and benefits. The position is available immediately and the start date is flexible, although sooner is better. Remote or hybrid work is possible.

This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team of investigators, including Dr. Slavich and Dr. Michele Kipke at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The fellowship will entail working on a longitudinal project investigating African American and Latinx sexual- and gender-minority youth engagement in HIV prevention and care continua, drug use, and mental and physical health outcomes using mixed methods. In this position, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for coordinating with various laboratories to ensure that biological specimens are properly analyzed. In doing so, the fellow will not be expected to conduct biological assays but will need to ensure that those logistics are managed effectively. Other key responsibilities will include taking the lead on analyzing and interpreting study data, communicating project updates to the investigative team, presenting at conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication in collaboration with Drs. Slavich & Kipke and the entire study team. Other related duties may also be assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or expected Ph.D. by start date) in psychology or a related field relevant for studying the psychobiology of health disparities and/or drug use
  • Strong prior conceptual and/or technical training in social-biological determinants of health
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including the ability to analyze multi-wave longitudinal data
  • Evidence of past scientific productivity and future promise
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

Applicants should have a keen interest in studying intersectionality and stigma experienced by racial and sexual minority youth, as well as psychological and biological processes underlying health disparities (e.g., by assessing inflammatory activity, gene expression, biological aging). Prior experience or mentored training in health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, immunology, social genomics, and/or molecular and phenotypic biomarkers of aging is highly desirable.

The fellowship will be based at the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research, which is located in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (https://www.uclastresslab.org). Self-motivated, highly reliable, scientifically creative individuals, who are looking to work in an exciting, multi-disciplinary environment, are encouraged to apply. Women, minorities, BIPOC, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances are especially encouraged to apply. Complete UCLA salary and benefits information is online at: https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/.

To apply, please complete the online Job Application Form, which will request: (a) basic application information, (b) updated CV, and (c) one-page (max) cover letter. Applicants should submit their materials by November 15th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Application feedback will not be provided but as a professional courtesy, all applicants will be notified when a final decision has been reached. We kindly request that applicants do not reach out to the lab staff or PI at this stage in the application process.

The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at DGSOM Cultural North Star.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

   


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-Omics and Precision Medicine Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Posted November 4, 2021

Application Review Date: November 30th, 2021
Application Formhttps://forms.gle/AAG9aPYKzr7MiNs17

The Snyder Lab at the Stanford University School of Medicine (PI: Michael Snyder) seeks to hire a full-time postdoctoral research fellow as soon as possible. The postdoctoral fellow will apply ideas and methods from multi-omics and precision medicine to understand how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, neglect, housing insecurity, and parental divorce affect mental and physical health over the lifespan.

This position is the result of California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris’ focus on reducing health disparities due to ACEs. The fellowship is supported by a $3 million grant from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (PI: George Slavich), in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (funding announcement: https://opr.ca.gov/ciapm/activity/research/aces/awardees.html). The position provides full salary and benefits as well as the opportunity to work and professionally grow with a world-class collaborative team of researchers (see below). The position is available immediately and the start date is flexible, although sooner is better. The initial job appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The project around which this fellowship is based combines the best of stress science and precision medicine to address the health impacts of ACEs through a collaborative precision medicine approach. The aim of the parent project is to harness the power of cutting-edge tools from psychology, immunology, multiomics, and translational bioinformatics to identify social, molecular, and immunological processes that can be targeted to mitigate toxic stress effects and enhance personalized resilience in California. The project is led by Dr. George Slavich (UCLA) and is co-directed by Dr. Michael Snyder (Stanford). Other Co-Investigators include Drs. Atul Butte (UCSF), Patricia Lester (UCLA), Alicia Lieberman (UCSF), and Shannon Thyne (UCLA). The position will be based at Stanford University under the direction of Dr. Snyder, although the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to interact with the entire investigative team.

The Snyder Lab (https://med.stanford.edu/snyderlab.html) is known for developing and applying a variety of innovative approaches to analyze genomes, epigenomes, transcriptomes (RNA), proteomes and regulatory networks (omics) for the understanding and managing of human health and disease. Applicants should be experienced in profiling using relevant multi-omics technologies and interested in applying multi-omics approaches to stress and health research.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to independently coordinating and conducting the multi-omics portion of this research project under Dr. Snyder’s supervision. Other duties include:

  • Independently conduct in-depth profiling using multi-omics technologies, including untargeted proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and genomics, as well as measuring cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors
  • Process, analyze, and interpret physiological and behavioral activity data from wearable technologies (e.g., smartwatches)
  • Interpret study results
  • Maintain detailed records of processes and outcomes
  • Effectively and consistently communicate project management updates and results with the multidisciplinary and multi-site team
  • Perform literature reviews to remain current with new procedures and related research, and apply knowledge to ongoing research and the development of new protocols
  • Take the lead in preparing empirical articles for publication and presenting ongoing work to colleagues and/or at academic conferences
  • Oversee the supply and equipment budget under the supervision of the principal investigator or business manager
  • Other related duties may also be assigned

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., cell and/or molecular biology, genetics, inflammatory biology, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, functional genomics, personal omics profiling) by the time the position starts.
  • Prior experience conducting complex lab experiments in proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and/or genomics. Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as plasmid preparation, PCR, immunoblots, and ELISAs.
  • Meticulous record keeping for biological assessments and outcomes.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.

Self-motivated, highly reliable, scientifically creative individuals, who are looking to work and professionally grow in an exciting, multi-disciplinary environment are encouraged to apply. Women, minorities, BIPOC, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances are especially encouraged to apply. Complete Stanford University salary and benefits information is online at: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/.

To apply, please complete the online Job Application Form, which will request: (a) basic application information, (b) updated CV, and (c) one-page (max) cover letter. Applicants should submit their materials by November 30th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Application feedback will not be provided but as a professional courtesy, all applicants will be notified when a final decision has been reached. We kindly request that applicants do not reach out to the lab staff or PI at this stage in the application process.

Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching mission.

Recent Project News

  


Opening for Postdoctoral Research Fellow
T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health
Department of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
 

Posted November 3, 2021

Program Goal

The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the program is on research training in the integration of biological, psychological, social, ethnic/racial, and cultural levels of analysis to study mental health in relation to physical health. Quantitative methods, diversity science, and translational science are training strengths of the program. Research goals that integrate new ways of investigating psychopathology in line with the RDoC are welcomed. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/index.shtml Underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Structure
One scholar will be appointed for two years beginning July to September 2022. A postdoctoral scholar enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor. Individualized plans of supervised research (IDPs), involvement in labs, and appropriate coursework are designed by each trainee with mentors and approved by training directors.

Faculty
The program is led by Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter (Director), Julie Bower (Co-Director). and Annette Stanton (Co-Director). Nearly 20 faculty in psychology and other departments and schools at UCLA serve as faculty mentors in the program. These individuals have expertise in the following areas: Biological processes in mental and health and disorders; Psychoneuroimmunology; Stress, coping, and social support processes; Health behavior, obesity, and addiction; Ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health. See website for full list of program faculty and their areas of research expertise: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/. You may consult Director Dunkel Schetter regarding currently available primary and secondary mentors.

Requirements
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. from an accredited psychology program. In order to qualify for this federally funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support.

Stipend
Stipend levels are set by the NIMH and depend on years of post-doctoral experience.

How to Apply
Applicants should send a brief letter describing: (1) their background, (2) area(s) of interest and possible mentors, (3) proposed objectives for the fellowship. A curriculum vitae and selected prints/reprints should be included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the address (post or email) below. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Chris Dunkel Schetter
Department of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
[email protected]

We review applications and conduct electronic or in-person interviews to make final decisions. Postdoctoral offers are made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with the program, and maintenance of a balance of interests among the faculty mentors. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Last date for application is January 1.

For more information please visit our website: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/

 


Rice University, Assistant Professor

October 1, 2021

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in psychology to begin July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Research Interest Group (RIG), an interdisciplinary group of faculty who study cognition and emotion and their immunological, psychophysiological, and neural correlates.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to capitalize on the resources, patient populations, and cross-disciplinary opportunities associated with Rice’s proximity to the Texas Medical Center. Candidates with research interests that complement and bridge those of area faculty (e.g., language, memory, emotion, emotion regulation, aging, neuroplasticity, health psychology/behavioral medicine, psychoneuroimmunology) are especially encouraged to apply.

Research interests that span other areas of the Department of Psychological Sciences and other university-wide initiatives are also of interest. The Department of Psychological Sciences trains doctoral students in cognitive and affective neuroscience, health psychology, human-computer interaction and human factors, and industrial-organizational psychology. Rice has launched several University-wide initiatives in recent years that provide a rich, interdisciplinary intellectual environment for the successful candidate, including the Neuroengineering Initiative (https://neuroengineering.rice.edu), the Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.rice.edu), and BRIDGE (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity, https://bridge.rice.edu).

The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, human development, cognitive science). Faculty are expected to develop a productive research program, secure external funding, teach courses that contribute to the undergraduate psychology program and the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience graduate program, the Cognitive Science major, the Neuroscience interdisciplinary undergraduate majors, and/or the Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine graduate program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide service to the field and the department.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. In 2021, the Department of Psychological Sciences was ranked 6th in Best Colleges for Psychology in America by Niche. More information about the department is available on our website: www.psychology.rice.edu.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.

Early applications are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should use the application portal here (https://apply.interfolio.com/94126) to provide (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a description of how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Rice through your teaching, research, and service, (6) three representative reprints, and (7) three letters of recommendation. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Rice University Standard of Civility: Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.


University of Oklahoma, Faculty

Tulsa, OK
URL or email to apply: [email protected]
IO# 171687

The School of Community Medicine seeks highly qualified faculty members for a 12-month position with research experience.  Faculty will be appointed to an academic department and work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Research as part of the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity, or the Integrative Immunology Center.  Successful candidates must hold a PhD or similar doctoral degree in a field related to health sciences.  Candidates should have an excellent record of scholarship.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in psychoneuroimmunology, lifestyle medicine, wellness, and community health.  Candidates with a record of leadership, mentorship, and/or grant funding are also preferred.  Opportunities for an administrative role may be available to qualified candidates, such as Associate Director of the Integrative Immunology Center. A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement describing their research vision to Kent Teague, Ph.D., [email protected]

The School of Community Medicine is a regional campus of the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, in partnership with the University of Tulsa, offering quality medical education in Tulsa. You can read more about the School of Community Medicine at: http://www.ou.edu/content/tulsa/community_medicine.html.

The Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity (ORDSA) provides support to all School of Community Medicine faculty, residents, students and staff.  Services include research consulting, study design and methodology, specialized funding searches, and statistical analysis support.  Information about ORDSA can be found at https://www.ou.edu/tulsa/research/school-of-community-medicine/office-of-research-development

The Integrative Immunology Center serves as the central biomarker research laboratory at OU-Tulsa, as well as, for two Tulsa-based NIH Centers of Biological Research Excellence, CIRCA and NeuroMAP.  Combined, these two centers have recently received federal grants in excess of 22 million dollars.  You can read more about the Integrative Immunology Center at: http://www.ou.edu/tulsa/centers_and_institutes/integrative-immunology-center. Information regarding CIRCA and NeuroMAP can be found at http://circaok.com/index.html and http://www.libr-neuromap.org.

Tulsa is situated in northeast Oklahoma, a beautiful region of the state known as Green Country. The Tulsa metropolitan area boasts a low cost of living and features an abundance of attractive, yet affordable housing options as well as an excellent selection of public and private schools. Tulsans enjoy a lively music scene, world-renowned art museums, ballet, outstanding entertainment venues, as well as a unique public/private recreation area known as the Gathering Place, located along the Arkansas River.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Posted 08/10/2021

Research Associate - (2 open positions)

University of Glasgow - Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August, 2021
Closes: 6th September, 2021
Post Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CIF430/research-associate

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Associate to work within the Immunobiology research area at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Cavanagh [Principal Investigator].

Our projects are focused on studies that examine the effects of inflammation (predominantly chemokines and cytokines) and leukocyte recruitment to the brain, the role of microglia and the effects on the blood-brain-barrier. We study the consequences of these changes in terms of long-term sickness behaviours and phenotypes relevant to depression and neurodegeneration.

The postholder will help drive forward research at the interface between immune biology (chemokine biology, in particular), neurobiology and behaviour.

The post requires a strong understanding of the interface between immunobiology and neurobiology.   Applicants must have a solid background in immunology and will also be required to have extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology, multiparameter flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, PCR, qRT-PCR and cell culturing.

The post is full time (35 hours) with funding for up to 3 years.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Jonathan Cavanagh via email: [email protected].

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

 


Posted 08/06/2021

Baylor University

The Psychology and Neuroscience Department at Baylor University has two tenure-track assistant professor positions available, one for neuroscience (clinical, behavioral, or cognitive; http://apply.interfolio.com/88305) and another position for behavioral medicine/health psychology (http://apply.interfolio.com/88004). Deadline for full consideration is September 15, 2021. We also have a lecturer position available (http://apply.interfolio.com/88001); deadline for full consideration is September 1, 2021.  Please visit the job ads for position-specific qualifications and application instructions.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience places a high priority on inclusion and fostering the success of faculty at all levels. To achieve this, we are taking deliberate action to foster an academic environment committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/index.php?id=972654).  Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  To learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, please visit these links: www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/ ; http://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/ .  

 


Posted 06/22/2021

Michigan State University

A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of NeuroImmunology of Chronic Pain (PI Laumet) in the department of Physiology at Michigan State University.

Our lab investigates the contribution of neuro-immune interactions to the development and resolution of chronic pain.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a background in Immunology or NeuroImmunology to study the role of different immune cells in the spinal cord during various pain states for an NIH-funded project (NINDS R01). We are particularly interested by someone with a strong experience in flow cytometry and immunostaining of immune cells.

Our lab is currently composed of 1 postdoctoral fellow (Dr. Inyang Pain neuroscientist), 1 lab manager (Dr. Folger cell/mol biology), 2 grad students (Jaewon Sim, 1st year PhD and Andrew Dagenais 1st year DO) and 2 UG students (Christine Evans and Karli Monahan). Our lab is based in the brand-new interdisciplinary science building located closely to the Life Science building and the institute for quantitative biology fostering the potential collaboration with excellent immunology and neuroscience labs. The fellow will have access to the instruments in the MSU Flow Cytometry core facility including a Cytek Aurora spectral cytometer, a BD Accuri C6 analytical flow cytometer, a BD LSRII analytical flow cytometer, a BD FACSAria IIu cell sorter, a BD Influx cell sorter, and a Luminex 200 and a variety of mouse models of acute and chronic pain, including cell and tissue type-selective mutants.

Candidates from diversity background are especially encouraged to apply.

Please apply to JOB# 692690 through the following link https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/pslresearch/postdoc-opportunities

For questions regarding this position, contact Geoffroy Laumet ([email protected]).

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

 


Posted May 19, 2021

Postdoctoral research position in immunopsychiatry at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR)

We are looking for an innovative postdoctoral fellow to help implement an experimental medicine study involving acute modulation of the immune system using endotoxin (R01MH123652; NCT04751331) as well as a clinical trial of valganciclovir for the treatment of depression (NCT04724447). The fellow will be responsible for data management, processing and analyses, and will be expected to disseminate their work through publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

Excellent training opportunities will be offered in a dynamic, interactive, and multi-disciplinary environment with a diverse team of collaborators.

Institute: Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, LIBR is a privately funded non-profit clinical neuroscience research institute attached to a major psychiatric hospital (Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital). Our mission is to reduce the suffering of psychiatric patients by leveraging leading talent and technology to discover novel therapies. The candidate should be prepared to test and interact with a number of different clinical populations, including anxiety disorders, depression, and psychosis.

Facilities: A state-of-the-art neuroimaging research environment including two research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners equipped with BOLD and ASL pulse sequencing, a custom-developed real-time MRI system, and an fMRI-compatible 128 channel EEG system. Access to an advanced immunology lab including Meso Quickplex SQ 120, LSR-II 4 laser flow cytometer, MoFlo XDP high-speed cell sorter, AutoMAcs cell sorter, ViiA7 Real-Time PCR System, and Smartcycler Real-Time PCR machine.

Qualifications: MD or PhD in immunology, neuroscience, psychology or related field. Either a strong background in psychoneuroimmunology with demonstrated experience conducting clinical studies or a solid foundation in fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, including expertise in MATLAB, UNIX/Linux environments, and stimulus presentation software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong command of the English language, demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, and the desire to learn the necessary skills to transition into an independent faculty position.

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position with multiple years of funding. A full benefits package is available.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, a one-page statement of your scientific interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Jonathan Savitz: [email protected]