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Junior Specialist Position

The EDAPT Clinic and Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory have complementary goals to clinically intervene as early as possible and study the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The TCAN lab is recruiting for two positions to serve as junior specialists at the UC Davis Medical Center. The incumbent will be responsible for many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will be trained to use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help junior specialists develop their career goals.

The current study will be entering a new piloting phase starting Fall 2017, which will allow the incumbent to meaningfully contribute to Phase 2 study design and revisions. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab, the incumbent may have the opportunity assist in study design and analysis as well as writing and review of relevant manuscripts. Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, review literature for manuscript preparation, and the ability to submit data for presentation at relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available). The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with the PI and others in the lab. The incumbent will also participate in one or more of the following activities: appropriate professional/technical societies or groups such as our weekly career development group and other educational and research organizations; and review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Please apply for this position by 6/30/2017 to be considered. To apply, submit materials to the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01639

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Psychiatric Services Research at University of California, Davis

The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting July 5, 2017. The position will work as part of an NIH funded grant (PI: Cameron Carter) to examine the impact of two technology-enhanced interventions, implemented as part of a cluster-randomized controlled trial, on the reduction of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in Sacramento County. The post doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Tara Niendam, Ph.D., and Cameron Carter, MD. The successful candidate will have an MD. or Ph.D in clinical psychology, previous experience conducting structured interviews with children and youth (including the SIPS and/or KSADS), previous services research experience related to trial design and evaluation, and an interest in developing an independent research career related to improving access to mental health services for youth with serious mental illness. Previous experience with qualitative methods is considered a strength, but is not required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing an academic career related to predictors of clinical outcomes in early psychosis and/or mental health services research. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, as well as a career development workshop within the lab. More information about the lab is available online at http://carterlab.ucdavis.edu. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work, including undergraduate and graduate GPA, and references should be sent via email to Tara Niendam Ph.D., ().

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Clinical Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (22q) at UC Davis

The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting July 5, 2017. The position will work as part of an NIH funded grant (PI: Tony J. Simon) to explore clinical, cognitive, affective and neuroimaging predictors of risk for psychosis in youth with chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion (aka DiGeorge/Velocardiofacial) Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder producing very high risk for schizophrenia. The post doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Tara Niendam, Ph.D., and Cameron Carter, MD., and in collaboration with Dr. Simon as well as Drs. Steve Luck and Emilio Ferrer. The successful candidate will have an MD. or Ph.D in clinical psychology, previous experience conducting structured interviews with children and youth (including the SIPS and/or KSADS), previous research experience related to clinical and neurocognitive markers of risk in development, and an interest in developing an independent research career related to elucidating predictors of clinical and functional outcome in youth at risk for serious mental illness. Previous experience in neuroimaging and/or EEG/ERP is considered a strength, but is not required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing an academic career related to either clinical neuroscience or basic developmental cognitive neuroscience. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, as well as a career development workshop within the lab. More information about the lab is available online at http://carterlab.ucdavis.edu. and http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/cabil/index.html. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work, including undergraduate and graduate GPA, and references should be sent via email to Tara Niendam Ph.D., Assistant Professor ().