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Neuroimaging and Neurophysiological Research for Alcohol Use Disorder

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Clinical NeuroImaging Research Core (CNIRC), at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting for a post-doctoral researcher (PhD) to conduct multimodal imaging and neurophysiological research within the Clinical Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The Core conducts structural and functional imaging studies in human subjects using MRI, fNIRS, as well as EEG and other physiological and emotion related signals. CNIRC’s research broadly focuses on the neural determinants and consequences of motivation, emotion, decision-making, and effects of neuromodulation (using fMRI, EEG, and TMS) on alcohol use disorders and treatments. Position will be available effective immediately for an individual with a strong background and interest in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging.
The Post-Doctoral fellow will be involved in various aspects of human clinical research alcohol use disorder (AUD) using novel and proven approaches. The overall goal of the studies conducted is to better understand and potential for influencing the neural mechanisms involved in decisions and behaviors leading to developing and maintaining AUD. Access to career development opportunities and training at the institute level and NIH-wide would also be available.


Strong cognitive neuroscience experience and/or interest in imaging and data analysis are essential. Familiarity with computer programming, real-time neuroimaging, imaging genetics, TMS, and/or physiological data collection and analyses are pluses. Ideally, candidates will have a background in addiction research and a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, or equivalent. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a current CV, a description of research interests and experience along with 3 references. Applications can be submitted electronically or by mail to:

Dr. Reza Momenan,
The Clinical NeuroImaging Research Core
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
10 Center Drive (10CRC/15330)
Bethesda, MD 20892-1108

The position is open until filled. Refer to this website for additional information:

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.