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Postdoctoral Fellow, CDB

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Child Mind Institute
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New York, NY
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Published 16 days ago

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Child Mind Institute is currently seeking a post-doctoral researcher (full-time 2 to 3 years contingent upon satisfactory performance) who is interested in the study of the brain development and evolution across species. The overarching goal of this advanced training position include 1) developing cross-species brain alignment between human and non-human primates to support multimodal MRI data, 2) characterizing structural and functionally similarity and divergence of brain networks across species. Fellows will be expected to analyze multimodal imaging data in human and nonhuman primate (e.g. macaque, marmoset etc.) and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Reporting to the Research Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain. This is an exempt, full-time position located in our NYC headquarters office. 

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), paid parental leave, dependent care, and flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks programs.

Responsibilities:

  •  Processing and analyzing the fMRI, MRI, DTI imaging data for both human and non-human primate datasets
  • Development of a method for cross-species comparison to characterize the static and dynamic functional connectome between a non-human primate and human
  • Problem-solving for issues with the data processing and analytic tools
  • Presentation at conferences, preparation of manuscripts
  • Assist junior research staff in data analysis theory and implementation and participation

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, bioinformatics, mathematics, neuropsychology, or related fields
  • 1-2 years, prior research experience preferred 
  • Prior neuroimaging experience (e.g., fMRI, DTI, MRI, EEG, MEG) 
  • Strong skills in using one or more common functional neuroimaging packages (e.g., FreeSurfer, AFNI, FSL, SPM, etc.)
  • Programming experience in one or more languages (e.g., Python, Matlab, R or similar platforms is required). 
  • Strong communication skills in English and work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment

Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.

 CMI is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, visitors and volunteers. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees whose positions require them to be on site to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.

The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Doctorate (PhD) Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
101 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022, United States

How to Apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered. Please click here to apply.

Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered. Please click here to apply.

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