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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/10/2022
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Psychiatry Research
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Psychiatry Department at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab , housed within the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research (CAHBIR) and the RWJMS Department of Psychiatry. The lab uses a combination of MRI techniques to understand the neural correlates of cognitive and affective processes that contribute to psychopathology.
CAHBIR (https://sites.rutgers.edu/cahbir/) provides a state-of-art facility for brain imaging research and centers including the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, the Rutgers Brain Health Institute and the RWJMS Department of Psychiatry provide exceptional opportunities for learning in clinical and cognitive neuroscience.
Responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow include designing, organizing, executing and communicating the results of research studies that further the aims of the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab. In particular, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to conduct and analyze neuroimaging studies related to dimensional models of psychopathology.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Perform neuroimaging data analyses, including both functional and structural MRI data.
  • Take a lead role in communicating the results of neuroimaging studies through scientific journal articles and conference
  • Assist in developing cognitive tasks for use in functional MRI and cognitive neuroscience studies.
  • Work with the research team to ensure conformance with the quality standards of the research lab.
  • Keep detailed records of procedures and experiments.
  • Assist with grant and IRB protocol preparation.
  • Supervise undergraduate students and research assistants conducting research in the laboratory.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None


Minimum Education and Experience
  • A PhD in a relevant science. Relevant Sciences include Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science/Psychology and NeuroScience.
  • Demonstration of a history of research success as demonstrated by first authored publications.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have experience with neuroimaging methodologies.
  • Experience with neuroimaging analysis tools, such as SPM, AFNI, or FSL is essential.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Programming experience preferably with Python or MATLAB.
  • Candidates with direct experience working with clinical psychiatric populations and experience with psychopathology research are particularly sought for this position.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDSStanding, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Lab environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1585
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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