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The Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National has an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship. The research project will focus on identifying prenatal origins of neuropsychiatric disorders. The project involves using resting-state, functional MRI to characterize emerging functional brain connectivity in healthy and at-risk fetuses and newborn infants. The goal of this project will be to identify the earliest signs of prenatal onset impaired brain circuitry in high-risk clinical populations, and to develop reliable biomarkers of risk that will lead to the development of effective interventions that minimize long-term adverse neuropsychiatric dysfunction. The position is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of this rapidly developing new field.

The position requires a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering and/or a related field. A background in neuroimaging techniques, MATLAB and/or computer programming is preferred. The candidate is expected to have an emerging track record of publishing in academic journals, strong analytic skills and the capability of working within a collaborative environment.

• Trainees must be citizens or a noncitizen national of the United States

• Trainees have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by training appointment date.

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For additional information, contact:

• Dr. Catherine Limperopoulos at climpero@childrensnational.org

• Dr. Adre du Plessis at adupless@childrensnational.org

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