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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/22/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID139927

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 – Nathan S. Kline Research Institute, Multidisciplinary Neuroimaging Research Programs, P24543

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


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 - multidisciplinary neuroimaging research programs

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg


Zip Code10962

Minimum Qualifications Minimum: 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: Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related scientific fields. Demonstrated experience in neuromodulation techniques (TMS, tDCS, tACS, etc.), neuronavigational approaches, physiology (e.g. heart rate, respiration, electrodermal activity), or biophysical modeling of electrical signal conduction.
Demonstrated proficiency in the application of machine learning techniques to advanced medical image processing, digital signal processing, is highly desirable.

Other relevant experience would include:
• Proficiency in programming Python, Julia, R, MATLAB, and proficiency in Linux environment.
• Proficiency in the application of multivariate analytic techniques. Machine learning theory strongly preferred.
• Focused research in cognitive and/or clinical neuroscience.
• Focused research in brain development or aging.
• Experience in Finite Element Method and Electrophysiology.
• Ability to work effectively in a very collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

This role involves active participation in our multidisciplinary neuroimaging research programs, spanning MRI, EEG, TMS, eyetracking, pupillometry, and physiology (e.g. heart rate, respiration, EDA, EMG). A primary responsibility of this position will be to assist in the development and implementation of paradigms, analytic methods and pipelines related to fMRI, EEG, and neuromodulation.

Duties Description Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Assist in the analysis of fMRI readouts, relating them to behavior, physiology, EEG, and neuromodulatory approaches.
• Assist in the analysis of electrophysiological (EEG, electromyography) and/or fMRI (resting state of task-based) readouts during or following neuromodulation protocols.
• Assist in the implementation of targeted stimulation protocols, based on neuroanatomical landmarks and targets identified via fMRI or EEG methods.
• Interface between DANL senior staff and Clinical Division researchers 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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