Research /Postdoctoral position
Full-Time Regular Position (1.0 FTE)
Start Date: July 1 (negotiable)- Located in Eugene, Oregon
Description of Project: Relation of Consummatory and Anticipatory Food Reward to Obesity (Project Milkshake) and An fMRI Test of the Dynamic Vulnerability Model of Obesity: Risk Factor Plasticity (The Chocolate Study)
Purpose of Position: The Research /Postdoc will participate as an active partner in conceptualizing, designing, and planning neuroimaging research projects. Participate in ongoing decisions regarding design, data analysis, data collection, and methodology. Conceptualize and perform pre-processing and analysis of fMRI data. Assist with running fMRI scans. Act as co-author or may take a lead role on research publications. Prepare and present findings at conferences. Suggest, plan, and implement pilot studies. Collaborate with researchers from other institutions.
I Knowledge, skills and abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of procedures and protocols for conducting all aspects of fMRI research projects. Must have a thorough knowledge of the extant literature in fMRI research. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing, as shown by having published articles in professional journals. Ability to supervise the work of other research staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. Ability to work effectively with diverse people of racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds valued. Must have good interpersonal skills. Demonstrated grant writing ability desirable. Must be able to work flexible hours and/or increase hours during critical phases of a project.
II Experience and training: Ph.D. in social or behavioral science with four (4) years of increasingly responsible research experience with neuroimaging and neuroimaging analysis, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provide the applicant with the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the job. Experience in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Working knowledge of statistical procedures and program packages to perform fMRI preprocessing and data analysis. Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds valued.
III Personal traits and characteristics: Must be able to work effectively with others, value working in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates will be reliable, able to meet project obligations, and have good self-management skills that enable them to accomplish activities within project time constraints. Must be able to interact comfortably with individuals from different socioeconomic classes and cultures. Must be discreet and willing to adhere to the principals of confidentiality governing research work and the ORI computer acceptable use policy.
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