Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core - Postdoc at Brown University

Hello Neurostars!

Are you a basic scientist looking to transition to clinical neuroscience research?

Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in neuroscience, psychology, or cognitive science to join our new Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core ([Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core]).

You will gain exposure to research related to a broad range of psychological disorders, psychiatric illnesses, and mental health treatment modalities. Our growing portfolio includes research on suicide and self-harm in adults and youths, impulsivity and sensation seeking, risk taking in youths, neuromodulation, and mechanisms of treatment response. As part of the core team, you will have the opportunity to meet, collaborate with, and present your work to multiple clinical research teams.

This is a one-to-two year postdoctoral appointment, but Brown’s exceptionally collaborative research environment provides a wealth of internal opportunities for pilot funding that can help successful fellows transition to a subsequent faculty appointment, K awards, and/or core leadership roles.


Applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in one of the brain sciences (e.g., neuroscience, cognitive
science, psychology) are encouraged to apply. Applications from experienced postdoctoral researchers are also welcome. Prior experience with human neuroimaging (e.g., task fMRI, rsfMRI, MRI, DTI) and working knowledge of a relevant programming language (e.g., Python, MATLAB) are required. Fellows should also have experience using one or more neuroimaging analysis (e.g., SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, FMRIprep, Nipype, etc.) and experimental presentation (PsychoPy, Psychtoolbox, Eprime) software packages. A strong background in either computational modeling or systems management is not required, but desirable. Successful candidates will have: 1) previous neuroimaging research published in
peer-reviewed journals, 2) the ability to independently develop research questions, and 3) strong interpersonal skills.

Fellowship Timeline

Start date is rolling and will be determined on an individual basis. The fellowship’s duration is 1-3 years contingent upon satisfactory progress in each of the previous years. Fellows will begin developing their
own pilot research project during year one and will apply for internal or external funding during the fellowship’s second year. The fellowship may be extended to year three for candidates receiving competitive evaluations on an earlier funding submission. In addition to external funding mechanisms (e.g., K or equivalent awards), candidates are invited to compete for rolling DPHB and Brown’s Carney Institute for Brain Sciences internal funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows: COBRE Center for Nervous System Function - Pilot Project Applications | Carney Institute for Brain Science | Brown University Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) | Butler Hospital CfNN Seed Funding - VA Providence Healthcare System

Interested candidates are encouraged to forward their CV and a cover letter to Candidates must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.

Look forward to meeting you!
Jennifer Barredo, PhD