Accepting applications for 2 post-doctoral associates to work on a recently funded ENIGMA-Addiction project (R01DA047119). These positions are renewable for up to 3 years. Stipends will be approximately $49,000, depending on previous post-doctoral experience.

The ENIGMA consortium was established to investigate brain structure, function, and disease by combining genomic and neuroimaging datasets from multiple sites. Its goal is to maximize statistical power and the yield from existing datasets through very large data pooling efforts. ENIGMA-Addiction aims to identify robust brain markers of dependence for genetic association analyses, and to examine genetic and brain markers for the transition between stages of substance use across the lifespan. Genomic and neuroimaging analyses on this unprecedented collection of data should produce important new insights into the neural and genetic basis of addiction.

Selected candidates will be based in the University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry and will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty across a broad range of departments, within several different colleges at UVM. These include Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, as well as the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science. The postdoctoral associates will have the opportunity to participate in activities of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, and will have supercomputing capability through the Vermont Advanced Computing Core. They will join a vibrant lab that is a member of the ABCD consortium and hosts a T32 trainee grant on the application of machine learning methods to large neuroimaging-genetics datasets. Candidates must have completed doctoral training in psychology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, or a related discipline, and have a record of research in genetics or neuroimaging. Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, R, etc.) will be highly valuable, but is not required as a prerequisite.

As a Post-Doctoral researcher, the candidate will be responsible for neuroimaging and/or genetic data analyses on projects designed by the candidate themselves. Please contact Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu and msmackey@uvm.edu for informal enquiries.