The Center for Neurobehavioral Research (CNR) at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska has a 3-year postdoctoral research associate opportunity available. The CNR is involved in both the identification of fMRI biomarkers of adolescent externalizing behavior (including substance abuse) as well as mood and anxiety conditions and the impact of maltreatment. The fellow will have extensive opportunities to publish, access to exceptional resources to facilitate research growth, and will be part of a dynamic group of scientists. Research duties will involve a variety of data analyses, co-authoring manuscripts, and assisting with grant writing.
Eligibility: Applicants should have recently received a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology or a related specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with strong statistical skills and imaging experience.
Benefits: Excellent benefit package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401k retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until August 31, 2017.
About us: 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. In 2016, the Center for Neurobehavioral Research was established 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, the CNR is assessing approximately 600 adolescents 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. 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.
Please send in PDF format a (1) cover letter describing your research experience and interests, and (2) curriculum vitae to:
James Blair, Ph.D.
Center for Neurobehavioral Research
Boys Town National Research Hospital
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
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.
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad ...range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of new research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.