The Center for Neurobehavioral Research (CNR) at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking a full-time faculty member with ideally a specialty in either substance abuse or depression (though other specialties will be considered). We are interested in applicants who wish to pursue research programs focused on using state-of-art imaging methods to advance our understanding of the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related specialty and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research.
Scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital are full-time researchers with no teaching or administrative responsibilities and reasonable service commitments. Senior scientists aim for 50% salary support on external grants. All scientists will have access to new, state-of-art laboratory facilities, generous start-up funds, and extensive supports for grant management, IT, participant recruitment, and clinical measurement.
Omaha, Nebraska, a city located on the banks of the Missouri River, is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. Advantages include a moderate cost of living, quality schools, an increasingly diverse and vibrant population, excellent restaurants, a strong artistic and cultural environment, low unemployment, and a strong economy.
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, at least 3 letters of recommendation, separate statements of research goals, and 3 relevant publications. These should be sent to:
James Blair, PhD
Susan and George Haddix Endowed Chair in Neurobehavioral Research
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Research
Boys Town National Research Hospital
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
About us: The Center for Neurobehavioral Research was established in 2016 to help improve the care of children through a better understanding of the neurobiology of mental health. With a new, dedicated and state-of-the-art 3 Tesla scanner as well as fNIRS capability, the CNR is assesses approximately 300 adolescents and a comparable number of young children annually on a large neuroimaging battery, including tasks indexing emotion processing, decision-making and response control, to determine dysfunction in specific neuro-cognitive systems that underpin different forms of impaired mental health. In addition to in-home family services and residential treatment centers, Boys Town provides the Family Home ProgramSM, a treatment foster-case program serving over 400 youth annually on the Boys Town campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Youth participating in the Family Home ProgramSM are scanned before and after treatment completion to determine treatment response. The CNR is also involved in the assessments of other interventions – both pharmacological and psychosocial. The CNR therefore offers a unique opportunity to study mechanisms underlying mental health issues in large samples, with a translational focus. The CNR provides a vigorous and highly collaborative research environment in which post-doctoral fellows participate in team-based projects.
Excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401k retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave. Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco-free campus.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.