[DIV28M] Postdoctoral Position in MRI, Addiction, Neuropsychology



A Postdoctoral Fellow position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Psychology Department (http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/psychology/) will be available starting September 2014 (start date is negotiable). Neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI) will be conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) world-renowned Center for Imaging Research (http://www.mcw.edu/biophysics/mri/cir.htm).  Dr. Krista Lisdahl, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with specialization in addiction and neuroimaging, will supervise the fellowship. The objective of this NIH-funded research is characterize the effects of marijuana (MJ) use on frontolimbic brain structure, functioning and connectivity in youth by the creation of IDEAA (Imaging Data in Emerging Adults with Addiction), a multi-site consortium comprised of investigators (Drs. Krista Lisdahl, Staci Gruber, Susan Tapert, Francesca Filbey) using common, overlapping neuroimaging and behavioral measures in over 600 MJ-using and healthy control adolescents and emerging adults. Other areas of study within the laboratory include chronic effects of alcohol/binge drinking, MJ, nicotine and ecstasy use on neurocognition; healthy adolescent and emerging adult neurodevelopment; imaging genetics; multi-modal neuroimaging research methods; effects of exercise and body fat on neurocognition; and neuropsychological measurement. Collaborative opportunities and rich didactic experiences at UWM and MCW are available within a wide range of disciplines, especially affective neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology, and exercise science.


Clinical Experience. Opportunities for supervised clinical neuropsychology work may be arranged at UWM, MCW or the Milwaukee VA for students interested in ABPP-CN certification. However, this is not an official part of the postdoc.


Funding: The position will be funded by Dr. Lisdahl's NIDA grants.


Duties will include: processing and analyzing MRI data; completing neuropsychological assessments; managing research assistants; manuscript and grant preparation. Travel funding to conferences will be available.


Requirements include: Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience or related discipline with strong interest in developing research career in addiction neuroscience or adolescent neurodevelopment.  Experience with fMRI/DTI-related research methods (e-prime programming; AFNI, Freesurfer, FSL processing; fcMRI analysis methods) are preferred. Position is available for 1 year with the option of extending up to 3 years, depending upon performance and mutual interest.


To apply please send cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and goals, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Krista Lisdahl (krista.medina@gmail.com). Applications due July 2014, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. UWM and Dr. Lisdahl strongly value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Krista M. Lisdahl, Ph.D.
(formerly Krista Lisdahl Medina)
krista.medina@gmail.com; medinak@uwm.edu 
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Psychology Department, Garland Hall Rm 224
2441 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 


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