Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress (CNDS)

Post Doctoral Training

Dear fellow researchers,

The Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine is seeking applications for an NIH T32 funded postdoc position to start in July 2017. We specialize in neuroimaging (especially fMRI) as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychophysiology to investigate biomarkers of affective disorders and emotion processing/regulation relevant to generating novel brain-based treatments in neuropsychiatry. The successful applicant will have an MD (residencies in psychiatry, neurology, or radiology) and/or a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Bio Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics or related fields. The focus of this position is on application of network analysis tools (e.g. graph theory, network-based statistics, etc) to fMRI data, including both causal circuit mapping experiments with concurrent TMS and fMRI, as well as resting-state and task data from patients across the mood, anxiety and stress disorders, and across the lifespan. Experience with analysis of fMRI data or with causal network analysis tools is required. Additional programming experience (R, Matlab, C, Python, UNIX, Java) is a plus. Duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, management of research assistants and preparation of grants. Laboratory and Penn resources include research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners, concurrent TMS/fMRI setups and concurrent TMS/behavior/psychophysiology setups as well as a computing core and advanced imaging analysis tools. Salary commensurate with experience and NIH payscale.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and three letters of recommendations, as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to: Yvette Sheline, M.D.