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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/10/18

Applications Due10/20/18

Vacancy ID60571

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 5, Nathan Kline Research Institute, P18784

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $55485 to $55485 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To Be Determined

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

140 Old Orangeburg Road

City Orangeburg


Zip Code10962

Minimum Qualifications A master’s degree and five years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and three years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, or related fields and five years of relevant post-graduate research experience. Candidates for this position should be interested in the characterization of neural circuitry in the brain using a translational scientific paradigm; have an extensive knowledge of the conduct, coordination, analysis, and publication of imaging analysis studies; and a track record of developing computational models of circuit mechanisms and reinforced learning.

Additionally, the candidate must have the following:

• Extensive knowledge developing of computational models of
brain circuitry.
• Expertise in EEG data and source localization.
• Programming experience in at least one of our preferred
languages (Python, MATLAB, R, C/C++).
• Prior experience with machine learning theory and exploratory
statistical analysis.
• Experience with one or more brain stimulation methodologies.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will work within the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation (C-BIN). The division is a nationally recognized leader in the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to the understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The Research Scientist 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 incumbent will use 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) to delineate and test circuit-level models of brain function.

Specific responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
• The development of grants and contracts that further the
mission of the NKI and OMH.
• 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 and teaching 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:
OMH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

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:

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