Postdoctoral associate NYU– Translational Neuroscience of Drug Addiction
New York University
May 16, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
There is an opening for a postdoctoral associate interested in the neuroeconomics of drug addiction within the Glimcher Lab at NYU to start as early as August 2018. The postdoctoral associate will join an interdisciplinary team focuses on understanding how opiate addiction and human decision-making inter-relate. The Glimcher lab is a well-funded pioneering interdisciplinary group composed of psychologists, neuroscientists, economists and psychiatrists. It employs techniques ranging from hospital measures of human decision-making to fMRI to single unit studies. The successful candidate will have strong computational skills as well as experience in the study of addiction. In addition to developing his or her own research program, the candidate will participate in a recently funded NIH clinical research study examining risk and protective factors for substance use in individuals seeking treatment for opioid addiction that borrows methods from neuroeconomics, clinical neuroscience, and computational psychiatry. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with large, longitudinal, multi-modal (clinical, physiological, behavioral, and imaging) datasets as well as develop their own research questions within this conceptual and experimental framework. This research will be supervised by Dr. Paul Glimcher PhD (NYU), Dr. Anna Konova PhD (Rutgers), and Dr. John Rotrosen MD (NYU).
Ph.D., MD or MD/Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or a related field is required. Previous experience working with patient populations, functional neuroimaging, and/or computational modeling is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, curious, and will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Please attach a brief letter of interest describing how your current experience, skills, and future goals align with this position, along with an up-to-date C.V. and contact information for three references.
Internal Number: 50556
About New York University
The Center for Neural Science is the focus for teaching and research in the brain sciences at the Washington Square Campus of New York University. Formed in 1987, the Center has been a department of the Faculty of Arts and Science since 1994.
The research interests of the faculty span a broad range of topics in neural science, including mechanisms of perception, cognition, and action. Techniques in use in our laboratories include molecular and cell biology, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, brain imaging, and human and animal behavior. Empirical work at every level of investigation benefits from fruitful interaction with a unique and distinguished group of theorists both within the Center and in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The Center also benefits from the outstanding academic environment at the Washington Square Campus, including major research programs the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and Psychology. Beyond Washington Square, the Center enjoys a close cooperative relationship with the Neuroscience Institute and with other researchers in the basic and clinical neurosciences at the NYU School of Medicine.
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