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Neurobiology of SuicidePosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Aug-27
The Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB) of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program (NIMH IRP), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites outstanding individuals to apply for a three- to five-year post-doctoral fellowship at one of the premier research sites in the world. The ETPB clinical research unit at the NIH Clinical Research Center is dedicated to the study of treatment resistant depression and suicide risk. The strong scientific environment and outstanding resources at NIH make this a unique opportunity for an outstanding innovative scientist.
The ETPB takes a multidisciplinary approach, including clinical trials, polysomnography, wrist actigraphy, multimodal neuroimaging (sMRI, fMRI, EEG, MEG), genetic, neurochemical, and neuropsychological investigations. In the suicide-specific study, patients are brought to NIH soon after a suicide attempt to evaluate potential neurobiological markers of the active suicide crisis as well as suicide ideation response to rapid-acting interventions such as ketamine.
The fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, all with the goal of understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and response to rapid acting antidepressants.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in clinical psychology, quantitative psychology, public health, epidemiology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field. Experience in data science, computational modeling, bioinformatics, or advanced statistical analyses highly preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
The position is open immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, and the contact information for three references should be sent to Elizabeth Ballard, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Building 10/CRC, Room 7-5341, Bethesda, MD 20892. Elizabeth.Ballardnih.gov
The National Institutes of Health is an equal opportunity employer.