Research Associate

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Research Associate

A Research Associate position is available within the Department of Psychiatry, UBC, to work in a research group which specializes in defining functional brain networks that play a role in the symptoms of schizophrenia. The successful applicant will have appropriate technical skills and an extensive track record of research accomplishments in cognitive neuroscience and the analysis of functional brain networks.
Applicants must have a PhD and at least 3 years postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. Expertise in several imaging modalities, analysis packages, and computer programming languages for analytical and experimental applications are required. The applicant should have a strong publication record and a proven track record of collaborative research.
Specific responsibilities will include: 1) development of cognitive paradigms for functional neuroimaging investigations of schizophrenia symptomatology and treatment efficacy, 2) development and application of multimodal imaging applications that combine fMRI and EEG data, 3) contributions to non-pharmacological treatment program methodologies and clinical trials, 4) teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and research assistants, and 5) establishing new lines of research that build on and extend the goals of the lab by exploring new cognitive domains and developing collaborations.
The anticipated start date is October 31, 2014. This is a one year appointment subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Psychiatry

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be directed to:Dr. Todd Woodward, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1

Closing date: Sept. 30th, 2014.
Anticipated starting date of this position: Oct. 31, 2014

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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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