Post-doctoral Fellowship

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Clinical Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience


The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting by July 5, 2017. The position will work as part of an NIH funded grant (PI: Tony J. Simon) to explore clinical, cognitive, affective and neuroimaging predictors of risk for psychosis in youth with chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion (aka DiGeorge/Velocardiofacial) Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder producing very high risk for schizophrenia.  The post doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Tara Niendam, Ph.D. and Cameron Carter, MD., and in collaboration with Dr. Simon as well as Drs. Steve Luck and Emilio Ferrer.  The successful candidate will have an MD. or Ph.D in clinical psychology, previous experience conducting structured interviews with children and youth (including the SIPS and/or KSADS), previous research experience related to clinical and neurocognitive markers of risk in development, and an interest in developing an independent research career related to elucidating predictors of clinical and functional outcome in youth at risk for serious mental illness. Previous experience in neuroimaging and/or EEG/ERP is considered a strength, but is not required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing an academic career related to either clinical neuroscience or basic developmental cognitive neuroscience. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, as well as a career development workshop within the lab. More information about the lab is available online at and Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work, including undergraduate and graduate GPA, and references should be sent via email to Tara Niendam Ph.D., Assistant Professor (

Open until: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017