Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID 2022-1783
Scientific Research
Location : Location
The Mind Research Network (MRN)


A post-doctoral research position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Jon Houck at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Research opportunities include existing behavioral and neuroimaging data on mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol and other substance use, a large longitudinal neuroimaging dataset in the area of adolescent substance use, multimodal neuroimaging datasets of psychosis spectrum disorders, and imaging data of various tasks with healthy volunteers. Ongoing neuroimaging work in the lab includes magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional MRI (fMRI), non-invasive brain stimulation including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS/tACS), as well as psychotherapy. Ongoing collaborations include other researchers at MRN, the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute, and the University of New Mexico’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance use, And Addictions (UNM CASAA).

The initial appointment period is for one year, which can be renewed. Primary responsibilities will consist of scientific manuscript writing and data analysis. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible to select and apply proper statistical tests, algorithms, and/or analytic methods. Training in grant writing is available and the researcher will have the opportunity to participate in NIH proposal preparation. Over time the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to compete for extramural research funding (i.e., NIH R series grants).


As part of your application package, please submit a cover letter describing your related experience and career goals and explaining why this position is a good fit. Please combine all application materials into a single PDF for submission.


Postdoctoral fellows at MRN are employees and have access to a competitive benefits package.


Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. in a directly related field, and a proven record of peer-reviewed publications including demonstrated first-authorship success in applicable research areas.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness and experience working as part of a large research team, as well as success performing independent research projects of varying scope. 

This position requires superior professional-level verbal and written communication skills which are required to effectively perform in the role, as well as excellent judgment, and problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

Experience with SPSS, Mplus, R, and/or Python is preferred.

Experience with linux shell scripting (BASH/CSH) is preferred.

Experience with neuroimaging packages including fMRIPrep, MNE-python, and FreeSurfer is preferred.

Experience with transdisciplinary collaboration is preferred.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


EEO, including disability/vets


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