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Postdoctoral Researcher

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
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Apr 7, 2024

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A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at The Pennsylvania State University in the Laboratory of Dr. Eric Claus . The candidate will work on projects examining neural mechanisms of substance use disorders using longitudinal neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI, MEG). Primary responsibilities of this position include overseeing an ongoing project on recovery in former cigarette smokers, implementation of longitudinal analyses, machine learning for outcome prediction, and integration of multimodal neuroimaging data. Candidates will be expected to contribute to ongoing data analyses and will have opportunities to lead manuscripts and grant applications.


Requires a Ph.D. in a related discipline (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, computer science) and experience conducting neuroimaging analyses. Experience using R/python and major neuroimaging packages (FSL, SPM, AFNI) is preferred. Prior experience with longitudinal modeling is preferred, but not required.

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This is a term position funded for one year with the possibility of further funding.


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