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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/23

Applications Due01/15/24

Vacancy ID139372

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 – Nathan S. Kline Research Institute – Part-Time, Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN), P24510

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 75%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 30


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address Nathan S. Kline Research Institute– Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN)

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg


Zip Code10962

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience, and Ph.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A doctorate in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, or related field and three years of post-graduate experience in brain network modeling.
• Candidates for this position should be interested in the characterization of neural circuitry in the brain using a translational scientific paradigm. The incumbent will be expected to take a multidisciplinary approach to his or her work, drawing from a range of disciplines (e.g., neuroscience, molecular biology, network modeling). The candidate must have a track record on developing computational models of circuit mechanisms and reinforced learning.
• A combination of imaging (e.g., EEG, intracortical laminar recording, diffusion MRI, functional MRI, morphometry MRI, spectroscopy MRI) and neuromodulation techniques (e.g., brain stimulation, chemogenetics, optogenetics) will be used to delineate and test circuit-level models of brain function. The candidate would focus their research on bridging behavioral and cognitive descriptions of psychiatric illness with circuit-level implementations in the brain.
• To meet the translational goals of this position, work will be carried out using a combination of human and non-human populations depending on the task at hand. The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of the conduct, coordination, analysis, and publication of imaging analysis studies and computational modeling.
• Extensive knowledge and track record of scientific publications developing computational models of brain circuitry and mechanisms.
• Programming experience in at least one of our preferred languages (Python, MATLAB, R, C/C++).
• Extensive experience with machine learning theory and exploratory statistical analysis.
• Experience with one or more brain stimulation methodologies.
• Track record of publishing scientific papers in high impact journals

Duties Description Specific responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
• The development of research grants and contracts that further the mission of the NKI and the Office of Mental Health.
• Computational Neuronal Modeling of sensory, motor, and higher order networks
• Model based development of pharmacological and electrical neuromodulation methods. Development/refinement of methods aimed at deciphering functional and effective connectivity in electrophysiological and neuroimaging datasets.
• Data analysis.
• Manuscript preparation.
• Conference presentation.
• Mentoring of junior faculty and staff.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Additional Comments: .
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,087.

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Name Human Resources


Fax 845-398-5418

Email Address


Street Nathan Kline Research Institute

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg

State NY

Zip Code 10962


Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application/resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials:

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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