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POSTED MAY 1, 2017
Faculty Position in Translational Research and Neurodevelopment, University of California, Los Angeles

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in association with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is currently seeking applications for a faculty position in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. The position will be in the In-Residence series at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with background and experience. Candidates must have a terminal degree and a strong record of academic productivity in neurodevelopmental disorders and/or developmental neurobiology with a translational emphasis. A demonstrated ability to develop an independent research portfolio with federally funded grants is essential. Candidates should be highly collaborative, with evidence of engagement in multi-level, integrative and translational research studies that focus on neurodevelopment, and are applicable to intellectual and developmental disorders. The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences has a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. An individual track record and/or commitment to mentoring and advising individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine are desired.

The UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences is an integral part of The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • 2-3 Samples Publications
  • Misc./Additional (Optional)


  • 3-4 References Required (Contact Information Only)


  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information




Open Date:  April 5, 2017

Next Review Date:  May 5, 2017

Final Date:  May 12, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Functional Neuroimaging of Trauma - Department of Psychiatry - University of California, San Francisco

We seek a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join San Francisco VA/UCSF to conduct fMRI project on neural mechanisms of pain and emotion in Veterans with combat trauma.  The overarching aim of the project is to build neural models predicting pain resilience and pain vulnerability in those who suffered trauma during combat or related experience.  Your duties will be supervising data collection, conducting advanced fMRI analyses, including brain connectivity and machine learning, and publishing.  There will be ample opportunity to develop your own research questions and focus within this large-scale multidisciplinary project.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to supervise students and research assistants who will conduct recruitment and data collection.  You will be joining the Emotion and Pain Laboratory led by Dr. Irina Strigo.  Our group investigates brain networks that process pain and emotion in individuals with depressive, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury.  In addition, we seek to understand how individual differences in paid response relate to pain chronification in these individuals.  You will be given the opportunity to regularly present your work at international conferences and meetings.  Also, in order to develop your own research agenda, we will encourage and support you in applying for competitive career development fellowships towards the end of the project.

You should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience Modeling
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Related Fields

Candidates with a strong background in affective /cognitive neuroscience and experience with psychophysiological measures and advanced neuroimaging data analyses, computational modeling and machine learning, UNIX/Python/C++ programming are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a brief statement of research interest and goals, any selected reprints, CV, and names and addresses of three references.

For additional information or to apply contact:

Irina Strigo, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
UC San Francisco