Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt
University is seeking candidates interested in the neural
basis of neuropsychiatric disorders for an
investigator-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging
of Psychotic Disorders. The selected candidate will work
primarily on an NIMH funded study examining thalamocortical
networks in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This project
will use multimodal imaging, including working memory fMRI,
resting-state fMRI, and diffusion tensor imaging, to
investigate thalamocortical networks in both chronic and
early stage psychosis.
With supervision, the successful candidate will be
expected to oversee the collection of neuroimaging data;
conduct imaging analyses of structural, functional, and
diffusion tensor imaging data; and help write/prepare
manuscripts and conference presentations. The Fellow will
also be expected to contribute to on-going neuroimaging
research projects in the Woodward Lab investigating the
neural basis of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and
brain disconnectivity in autism spectrum disorders. In
collaboration with psychosis researchers in the Dept.
Psychiatry, the Fellow will also have opportunities to
pursue additional scientific research interests through
access to a large repository of clinical, cognitive,
neuroimaging, and genetic data collected on healthy subjects
and individuals with a psychotic disorder.
Minimum of 2 years with advancement to the second year
dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year.
The appointment may be extended beyond 2 years contingent on
funding and satisfactory performance based on annual reviews.
Salary will be commensurate with NIH
postdoctoral stipends. Fellows are also eligible for
benefits provided to regular employees of Vanderbilt Medical
Center, including health insurance.