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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000439

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Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department SGV Sergievsky Center

Division Sergievsky Center

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, under the direction of Victoria Leavitt, PhD, within the Cognitive Neuroscience Division at Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a postdoctoral scientist. This two-year fellowship is designed to give trainees a solid research background to serve as a foundation for an independent research career investigating the neural substrates of cognition and cognitive impairment, with a specific focus on developing a science-based approach to cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare trainees for an independent research career. Our goal is not to train clinicians, but our program includes some clinical training for two reasons: research in this area requires specialized clinical skills that trainees must master; and much good neuropsychological / cognitive research stems from astute clinical observation. Research is the primary emphasis of the program. The trainee is exposed to and participates in studies utilizing a broad range of interrelated research approaches including classic neuropsychological evaluation, randomized clinical trials of behavioral and pharmacological treatments for cognition, and multimodal neuroimaging. Complementing and enhancing these research approaches is our program’s strong emphasis on multicultural research populations. The goal is to aid the trainee in formulating and developing an independent research path that will form the basis of his/her own independent research career. The ideal candidate will have interests that may include (but are not limited to) biopsychosocial factors related to cognition such as education, health risk factors, mood, loneliness, resilience, fatigue, diet, exercise, sleep, socioeconomic status, and social network science.

Minimum Degree Required

M.D. and/or Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with large data modeling / statistical modeling is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Neuroimaging experience is also desirable, although not essential.

Additional Information

The fellow will be co-mentored by Dr. Victoria Leavitt and Dr. Yaakov Stern, but will also have opportunities to work closely with other members of the MS Center and the Cognitive Neuroscience Division here at CUMC.

RAPS posting date 02/21/2019

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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