Two positions for postdoctoral associates are available for human imaging studies in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. One or two positions of research assistant/research associate are also available to support these studies.
Key Responsibilities: The candidate will work on NIH-funded studies to examine the neural processes of substance and alcohol misuse. Human imaging data are being collected with various paradigms to examine inhibitory control, reward processing, stress and cue exposure in both addicted and neurotypical populations. The lab incorporates various approaches, including functional and structural imaging, computational modeling, recording and analyses of physiological responses, as well as detailed clinical assessments, in these studies to understand the effects of substance/alcohol use on the brain and the neural processes disposing individuals to substance/alcohol use. We also have access to public domain/consortium data, including those available from the HCP, ABCD study, UK Biobank and ENIGMA Addiction Consortium. Candidates will enjoy state-of-the-art imaging facilities at the Yale MRRC, career guidance/support, and opportunities to develop their own research areas within the lab’s broad scope of studies. Candidates will work with the PI and other investigators in a highly collaborative environment.
Required qualifications: A PhD in cognitive neuroscience or cognitive/clinical psychology. Candidate should be familiar with brain imaging routines and data analyses with SPM or other toolboxes. Proficiency in MATLAB is preferred but not required. Candidate are expected to show a track record of publications and/or scientific presentations.
Salary: Contract is for 12 months and renewal for multiple years. Salary is based on NIH scales.
Research Assistant/Associate Positions:
One or two Research Assistant/Associate positions are also available to support clinical imaging studies. Primary obligations involve subject recruitment and assessments, execution of MR scans and clinical/behavioral data management. There would also be plenty of opportunities to write and publish for those who plan to apply to medical school or PhD program in neuroscience or psychology.
Contact: Please send CV and any inquiries to Prof. Chiang-shan R. Li, MD, PhD at