Job Openings

At this time, we are accepting Research Assistant and Undergrad Volunteer applications to fill currently available positions. We are also accepting applicants for all positions (Post doc, Research Assistant, and Undergrad Volunteer) for the 2015-16 cycle (start work in spring/summer 2015) at this time. Please indicate which cycle (Current or 2015-16 or Both) you are applying for in your cover letter.

 

Undergraduate Volunteer Opportunity at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center or SacEDAPT Clinic (Sacramento Med Center campus)

Faculty: Dr. Cameron Carter, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Track: Our research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms which contribute to cognitive deficits in individuals with psychotic disorders. We use fMRI, EEG, and behavioral tasks to investigate cognitive control, reward, and emotion processing in individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as children and adolescents at risk for developing a psychotic disorder. Volunteer activities could include helping with subject recruitment, conducting phone interviews, assisting in data management and other clerical work, interacting with psychiatric patients and healthy control participants, assisting in administration of experiments, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data.

SacEDAPT Clinic Track: The UC Davis SacEDAPT clinic provides clinical care to individuals ages 12-25 in Sacramento County who are in the early stages of psychotic illness. We provide community outreach and education, comprehensive assessments, and excellent clinical care to help these individuals and families achieve their personal and professional goals. Volunteer activities could include supporting with outreach activities, assisting in data management and other clerical work, and management of clinical outcomes data.

Multiple positions are available each year. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Applicants must be able to work independently, work well with people, comfortably interact with psychiatric patients, maintain a professional tone on the telephone, and be methodical and patient when teaching research participants new tasks. For the research track, interest in psychiatric research and computer programming skills is a plus. Students majoring in psychology, NPB with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, and computer science are encouraged to apply.

If you are an undergraduate student at UC Davis, you can receive units for this internship (192).

We request applicants to commit to at least 8 hours a week for one academic year.

Please email your resume (including overall and major GPA), 2 professional references, and a brief cover letter describing your interest to Neli at . The application deadline is April 30th, 2015, and we will respond to your email at the beginning of May. Interviews will be held in late May, and those selected for the position will be asked to start in June/July 2015.

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Davis, led by Dr. Cameron Carter, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting in the summer or early fall of 2015. The main focus of the lab is the investigation of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control utilizing behavioral, fMRI and EEG methods. The post-doc will be working in a dynamic and supportive environment on a variety of projects involving healthy and psychiatrically ill subjects, specifically individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Individuals with a Ph.D in clinical psychology are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with theories and methodologies related to understanding adolescent cognitive development, emotion regulation, cognitive remediation, and other factors that may affect psychosocial outcome are considered strengths. Previous experience in neuroimaging and/or EEG as well as familiarity with Matlab, EEGlab, SPM, etc are also considered strengths but are 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. 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 ().

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Clinical Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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 in the summer or early fall of 2015. 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 Syndrome (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 ().