Two Postdoctoral Positions in Brain Imaging of Mood and Trauma Disorders


Position Description:

The Translational Brain Imaging Program at Yale University Department of Psychiatry invites applications for postdoctoral positions in neuroreceptor imaging of mental illness. Applicants can have a clinical, preclinical, or combination background. Ongoing and new projects include studies imaging glutamatergic and synaptic structure and function, and investigating the relationship with psychological and neuropsychological endophenotypes associated with mood and trauma disorders, including suicidality and cognitive dysfunction, as well as the effects of aging. In addition to PET brain imaging, EEG, EMG, fMRI and MRS techniques and postmortem analyses are used to aid with the understanding of the structure and function of the brain.


No previous imaging experience is necessary, but applicants must have completed a MD or PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology or related discipline. At least a 2 year commitment is required.


Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Irina Esterlis, Ph.D., Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Sciences Division at the Translational Imaging Program, at Yale University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.