Focus: Cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia

Lab: Investigating Decision-making and Reward in Schizophrenia (IDRIS; PI: James Waltz)

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NIH-funded project at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), University of Maryland School of Medicine, that involves the use of fMRI and computational modeling methods to investigate decision making and reinforcement learning in schizophrenia. The work involves an extensive collaboration between MPRC investigators (James Waltz and James Gold) and the Brown University laboratory of Michael Frank. We are seeking a rather unique individual – someone with a strong computational background, but also with an interest in psychopathology. Funding is available for up to 2 years.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a neuroscience-related field.

They should have a background in neuroimaging data analysis with strong quantitative skills and interests in reinforcement learning and psychopathology.


Additional Salary Information: Salary based on NIH Stipend Scale and depends on experience.

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Contact Name: James A. Waltz, PhD

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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Psychiatry @ University of Maryland