• Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Psychiatry

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Psych: Admin
    Location : Name
    Executive Park-N Druid Hills
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB

    Additional Details

    Applications are invited for a 2 year Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. This position will have a special focus on neuroimaging biomarkers of risk for trauma-related psychopathology, under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Stevens. The fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate on several ongoing studies, including a new study of the effects of estrogen supplementation on neural circuits supporting fear memory, and data analytics for a large multi-site longitudinal study of mental health outcomes following Emergency Department trauma (AURORA). This work integrates MRI neuroimaging, psychophysiology, behavioral neuroendocrinology, and cognitive psychology to investigate pathways that contribute to stress vulnerability and resilience.


    Why join us:

    Grady Trauma Project is a longstanding NIMH-funded study of civilian trauma and PTSD in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past 15 years, this study has grown to be the largest study of civilian trauma and mental health worldwide. The fellow will have an opportunity to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team that includes investigators from a variety of backgrounds, building skills in neuroimaging, genomics, clinical psychology, and the med-psych interface.


    Preferred qualifications:

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or anticipated Ph.D. by September 1, 2019) in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, public health).  Strong candidates will have


    • A robust publication record
    • Experience in advanced fMRI data analysis techniques
    • Advanced statistical knowledge and familiarity with R and SPSS
    • Programming familiarity in Matlab, Python, and linux systems/ bash
    • Interests at the intersection of trauma-related psychopathology, health disparities, neuroendocrinology, and/or women’s health.


    Please contact Dr. Jennifer Stevens at jennifer.stevens@emory.edu for further information.


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