Company Name:

McLean Hospital

Location:

Belmont, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Other

Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

April 5, 2019

Postdoctoral Position

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Postdoctoral Position

Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology

McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


A full-time postdoctoral position is available within the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, under supervision of Laura Germine, Ph.D. The expected start date is flexible, but with the expectation that the selected candidate will start between August 2019 and January 2020. The selected candidate will work on projects investigating intra-individual differences in cognition, mood, and behavior across a range of physical and mental health conditions, as well as in healthy aging. These projects include development of state-of-the-art digital technology tools as well as application of time series analysis and informatic approaches. Projects are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Aging, as well as a newly funded R01 from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease to look at the relationship between mood, cognition, and blood glucose. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work with cutting edge methods for assessing cognition and behavior using digital technology, as part of Dr. Germine’s laboratory and the TestMyBrain.org project (with data from over 2.3 million participants). The fellow will have access to this data as well as contribute to the further development of web and mobile technologies that serve the public good and advance the science of cognitive health.


Qualifications:

· PhD or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, statistics, computer science, or a related field is required.

· Interest in measurement as well as novel applications of digital technology towards understanding health and disease.

· Experience or sufficient background to conduct statistical analyses of cognition and behavior.


In addition to an appointment at McLean Hospital, the fellow will be recommended for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


The Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology is part of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP), a newly launched initiative at McLean Hospital that aims to develop, validate, and apply mobile, web, and informatics-based health technologies to assess, monitor, and treat mental disorders.


It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.


We are currently accepting applications and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be renewable after one year, subject to the availability of continued funding. Please indicate in your cover letter when you would likely be available to start.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, CV, and resume to Dr. Laura Germine: lgermine@mclean.harvard.edu


It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.


Company Name:

McLean Hospital

Location:

Belmont, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Other

Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

April 5, 2019

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