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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONs AVAILABLE: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S ADAPT PROGRAM:

The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for two postdoctoral fellows. 

  • For one position, we are looking for someone with background in cognitive/affective neuroscience or clinical psychology, with interests and experience in electrophysiological assessment and/or neuroimaging. 
  • For the other position, we are looking for someone with experience in clinical assessment as well as research interests in adolescent development, clinical high-risk states and/or early psychosis more broadly. 

Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies.  Please see our website for more details: http://www.adaptprogram.com.

The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program.  Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.)  These are both ideal positions for someone interested in preparing for a tenure track job. 

For questions or to submit and application, please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu).  Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience (note preference for which position you are applying for), and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate).  Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit).  There is a flexible start date (Fall 2017, Winter/Spring 2018), and review of applications will begin October 1st 2017.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN AFFECTIVE/RELATIONSHIP/DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE

The Northwestern University Life-Span Development Lab (PI: Claudia Haase) and the Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program (PI: Vijay Mittal) are seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIMH-funded study on “Emotion in Interaction: High-Risk Psychosis Youth and Caregivers”

We are looking for someone with background in affective science; relationship science; or clinical, developmental, social, as well as personality psychology with interest and ideally experience in dyadic interaction; multimodal emotion assessments (experience, behavior, physiology); adolescent and/or adult development (including caregiving); and healthy and/or pathological development (including clinical high-risk states and/or early psychosis).

Currently our two labs are running a number of studies with (1) emotion and cognition in diverse samples of individuals and couples using multimodal emotion assessments (PI Haase) and (2) typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarkers, treatment, and scale development (PI Mittal). Join our teams and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies. Please see our websites for more details: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu/ and http://www.adaptprogram.com.

The successful applicant will join Claudia Haase, Vijay Mittal and their active research teams and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program.  Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.)  This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job. 

For questions or to submit an application, please contact Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu) and Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu).  Applicants should send a C.V. (including the names of two references), a brief letter describing interests and prior research experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate).  Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Northwestern University Undergraduates:

Please note that these are competitive positions, and successful undergraduate applicants typically have applicable experience or related interest and a high GPA.

The minimum time commitment for undergraduate research fellows is 1.5 years.

Although these are volunteer positions, there are also opportunities to participate in paid research fellowships through the University Programs at Weinberg College.

There are also opportunities to participate for course credit through the Department of Psychology (see your advisor in the Psychology Advising office for details).

We also encourage students to conduct honors projects through research conducted in the ADAPT lab.

Post-Bachelor's/Master's Level Volunteers:

We are particularly interested in working with students who have already graduated, and are looking for a year or more of experience before applying for graduate (psychology Ph.D.) or medical school. We are also eager to work with Masters level students. There are many opportunities to become involved in-depth with the research projects in the lab.

Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) Students

The lab focuses on utilizing a range of cutting edge neuroscience techniques and we are eager to work with NUIN Students from Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering, School of Communication and the Children’s Memorial Research Center (CMRC).  Please contact us if you are interested and we can discuss options for Funding.

 

Contact Us:

If you are interested in volunteering for work in the ADAPT lab, please email a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Vijay Mittal, Ph.D. at vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu.