Postdoctoral Opportunity


Center for Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Applications are invited for a full time Post-doctoral Scholar position on the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (ProNET) study under the joint supervision of Dr. Carrie Bearden in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior ( and Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt in the UCLA Psychology Department ( The research focus is on understanding the neural basis of risk for psychosis. To investigate these issues we take a multimodal approach employing resting state fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other neurobehavioral and blood biomarkers. 

 We are particularly interested in researchers who have a strong interest in, and history of research in, neuroimaging of neurodevelopment and/or psychosis. The position will primarily focus on implementation of a new large-scale multisite neuroimaging biomarker study, the ultimate goal of which is to develop biomarkers and clinical assessments that may lead to better treatments and improve early intervention in youth at high risk for psychosis.  The position will also involve data analysis and writing manuscripts based on existing datasets. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, detail-oriented and collaborative, and will have demonstrated skills in one or more areas of neuroimaging, including DTI, structural MRI, and/or resting state MRI.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified; the start date is flexible. Applicants must have been granted their doctoral degree by the start of the position. To apply, interested candidates should email a CV, contact information for three individuals who can serve as references, and a cover letter that indicates a brief description of research interests, experience, and goals to Dr. Bearden at and Dr. Karlsgodt Applicants are also welcome to contact Drs. Bearden or Karlsgodt with any questions prior to applying.

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