New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 28-Jul-2020 to 01-Nov-2020 (EST)
  • PI- Experimental Therapeutics
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $59,592 (including location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort


The Division of Experimental Therapeutics is seeking two computationally oriented Research Scientists to join the Dynamic Social Cognition Lab (DSC Lab, pateldsclab.net) for full-time positions. RFMH is housed within the New York State Psychiatric Institute adjacent to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and represents a collaboration between all three institutions that has long been a leader in psychiatric research. The DSC Lab is focused on using a combination of naturalistic stimuli (such as movies), eye-tracking, and high-precision neuroimaging methods to study social cognition deficits in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Two new R01-funded projects are starting, one using novel retinotopic mapping methods to study social cognition deficits and another to examine these deficits in individuals at high-risk for developing schizophrenia. 

Duties/Responsibilities: Depending on interests and expertise, your role may involve face-to-face contact with clinical populations, acquisition of fMRI data computer vision methods to analyze eye-tracking data, and/or the use of circuit based computational models to analyze various modalities of fMRI data. You will also have the opportunity to work with our collaborators (Clay Curtis at New York University and David Leopold at the National Institute of Mental Health) along with other investigators here at RFMH, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center (such as Daniel Javitt, Guillermo Horga, Vincent Ferrera, and Kevin Ochsner. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

-Doctoral degree in a relevant field (such as neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or medicine)

-Strong quantitative skills

-Scripting experience in MATLAB, Python, and/or shell

-Background in relevant statistical (regression, permutation testing) and neuroimaging analysis methods (graph theory, clustering techniques) 

-Experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data acquisition and processing 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with eye-tracking

-Interest in neural mechanisms of visuospatial and social cognition as well as clinical psychopathology

-Desirable experience includes use of machine learning/AI methods for neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis and/or visual feature extraction from movies

 

To apply:   Submit an application with cover letter and resume through our website https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

 

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