Postdoctoral Fellow | The Mind Research Network

A forensic clinical/cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral research position is currently available in Dr. Kent Kiehl’s laboratory at The Mind Research Network. The position is located in Albuquerque, NM.

Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required. Those with experience and interest in neuroprediction, particularly the use of brain and behavioral measures to predict outcomes (e.g., relapse to substance abuse and/or criminal behavior) are strongly encouraged to apply.

This opportunity includes access the world’s largest multimodal forensic database including structural and functional MRI, genetics, and clinical assessment data on over 3500 offenders.

All candidates should possess a strong interest (and preferably experience) working with incarcerated populations, a strong background in research, and experience coordinating research projects. Duties include working with a research team on several grant funded studies examining the cognitive and neural systems underlying psychopathy, substance abuse, and related illnesses. Experience with clinical assessment training is preferred. Expertise in research design and statistical analysis of longitudinal outcomes data is highly desirable. Expectations involve analysis of existing data and preparation of manuscripts for dissemination of research (topics flexible), development of new research protocols, and submitting applications for independent grant funding (NRSA fellowships or similar). Qualified hires will also receive training in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data collection and analyses. Other duties include but are not limited to performing clinical assessments in incarcerated populations, literature analyses, setting and implementing timelines for projects, recruiting healthy subjects/patients, and organizing data. Position will include access to the MRN Mobile Imaging System that is deployed to local and out-of-state prisons. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Relocation may be offered for this position

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

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The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer–M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. Read additional information about your rights as an applicant.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lrri.org or call 505-348-9400.

In addition, send a copy of your CV to Dr. Kent A. Kiehl, kkiehl@mrn.org