Instructor or Assistant Professor Faculty Position in MRS Research within the McLean Imaging Center

McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts
Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
Organization Type
Clinical Practice
Contract Type
Full Time

McLean Hospital, the McLean Imaging Center, and the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, invite applications for a faculty position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level from qualified individuals engaged in high-impact magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) research aimed to improve understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental or substance use disorders.  Embedded within a private psychiatric hospital with the largest research program in the US, the McLean Imaging Center ( offers a highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment conducive of neuroimaging research on a variety of conditions, including—but not limited to—mood and anxiety disorders, drug and alcohol substance use disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, developmental disorders (e.g., autism), and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease).  We seek an investigator with a track record of innovation and excellence in MRS research, including methods and software development.

Opportunities exist for developing strong collaborations within McLean Hospital and across Harvard Medical School. Depending on research focus, candidates will have access to three research-dedicated human (two 3T and one 4T) and animal (9.4T) MRI scanners, 128-channel EEG systems, MR-compatible EEG systems, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), a mock scanner, as well as comprehensive array of imaging capabilities (e.g., fMRI, sMRI, DTI, high-density EEG, Proton MRS, Phosphorus MRS). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or professional doctorate, appropriate postdoctoral experience, and a record of extramural funding and publications indicative of demonstrated expertise. Depending upon qualifications, the applicant must either meet the academic criteria for appointment at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The position offers affiliation with a large clinical and basic neuroscience research program and research infrastructure support. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitive, independent, and largely externally funded research program. Salary and recruitment packages will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. & Scott E. Lukas, MIC Search Committee Co-Chairs, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478-9106), a curriculum vitae, and a concise statement of research interests by email to Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D. (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.


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