UNIV - Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychiatry: Addiction Sciences Division

  • 538869
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Psychiatry
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to provide integral clinical, research, and managerial support to principal investigators conducting NIH-funded multimodal neuroimaging research projects in bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.

Job Duties: 

  • 20% - Develops new research projects and submits career development and/or exploratory/developmental research grants (e.g., F32, K23, R21) according to concepts agreed upon between fellow and principal investigators. New projects may involve secondary data analysis of the investigator data or collection of new data. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Leads and contributes to the development, data analysis, writing, and publication of scientific manuscripts involving the principal investigator and other lab members.  - (Essential)
  • 20% - Administers clinical interviews to research participants. After training, the individual will be expected to independently administer and interpret a multitude of psychological assessments, including structured clinical interview for DSM-5 disorders (SCID) and other mood assessments in order to determine participant eligibility for the ongoing research study. - (Essential)
  • 20% -Quality control and analysis of study data. This includes processing fMRI data, analyzing sleep diary and actiware software data, analyzing and interpreting clinical/psychological assessments for use in publications and presentations. (Essential)
  • 5% - Presents research findings internally and externally at nation-level conferences. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Oversees the activities of employees, graduate assistants, and others engaged in research or related activities. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Advises principal investigators and others on research techniques and procedures. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Performs other duties as assigned. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: n/a

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: n/a

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

 

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