Job Description

The Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) in the Department of Psychiatry is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research group at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. NARC is focused on gene-brain-behavior studies in individuals with cocaine and alcohol addiction and individuals with intermittent explosive disorder. We actively collaborate with members of the research community at Mt. Sinai, including the Friedman Brain Institute, the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and others, as well as with various institutions and consortia throughout the U.S. and the world.

The candidate will interact within this dynamic group and with the PIs to conduct specialized research as part of the ABCD consortium on a population of children starting at school age. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of subject recruitment and data collection for the New York site of this consortium. The preferred candidate will have been trained in clinical and neuroimaging research, grant writing and preparation of manuscripts for publication. We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, physiology or related discipline. Specific experience in clinical research with focus on child and adolescent populations is required. Experience in fMRI data collection and analysis is highly desirable. The successful applicant will also have strong communication skills and will be able to assist in recruitment by direct communication with schools and giving outreach lectures in venues relevant to the populations we seek.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct recruitment, outreach, data collection, data analyses, and writing for publication for the ABCD consortium project
• Assist the research group in tasks of data analyses

Performs other related duties
PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Physiology or related discipline is expected.

At least one year of experience conducting research with children as research subjects.

Computer and General Skills:
Matlab, R (Statistical computing), SPSS, MRI analysis tools (FSL, AFNI, SPM)
Ability to work with families, children and schools. Good planning and organization skills. Takes initiative and assumes responsibility for tasks related to the research. Strong communications skills and research productivity as well as ability to work effectively in a research team.
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