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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/19/18

Applications Due05/11/18

Vacancy ID49708

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4, Nathan Kline Research Institute – Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation, P18280

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $45188 to $45188 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 20


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address Nathan Kline Research Institute – Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg


Zip Code10962

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree and five years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, or other relevant areas. Other relevant experience would include an extensive knowledge of electroencephalography, brain computer interface techniques, multivariate analytic methods, substance use disorders and cognitive neuroscience.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should have the following:

• Extensive programming skills in one or more languages (e.g., C/C++, Python, R, Matlab).
• Substantial publication record.
• A track record of successful competition for research funding.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will work in the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN) at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI), a nationally recognized leader in the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to the understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Using a combination of electroencephalography and functional MRI, the Research Scientist 4 will study cognitive-affective interactions underlying deficits in reinforcement learning. A particular focus of this position will be the development of clinically-relevant biomarkers for these deficits in those with a history and/or predisposition towards substance use. Once established, it is expected that these biomarkers will be used to guide the development of a real-time EEG (or fMRI) based system for treatment intervention. The incumbent will be expected to design, conduct and analyze empirical studies of the reward system in developing and clinical populations. The incumbent will be responsible for the reporting of findings in the form of scientific presentations and publications and for the development of highly competitive proposals for research grants and contracts that further the mission of the NKI and OMH. Additional duties will include the supervision and training of junior 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.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Janie Rathjen, Associate Director Human Resources 1


Fax (845) 398-5418

Email Address


Street Nathan Kline Research Institute

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg

State NY

Zip Code 10962


Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.

OMH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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