The Appetite Lab (PI: Susan Carnell) in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on funded studies investigating eating behaviors and body weight in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, with a focus on pediatric neuroimaging.
The prime focus of the fellow will be on RESONANCE, a unique, ongoing, large-scale longitudinal MRI study following children from infancy through childhood. RESONANCE, a socioeconomically diverse cohort of >1600 families of children, is funded in part by NIH’s ECHO initiative, with additional funding to examine the role of early brain development in eating behavior and body weight. RESONANCE contains unique data on brain structure and function, anthropometrics, eating behavior and diet, eating-relevant behavioral phenotypes, multi-level environmental factors including measures of socioeconomic disadvantage, maternal mental health, and food-related parenting, and genetics. It therefore offers an unrivalled opportunity to conduct high-impact research on the development of brain appetite circuits, and effects of genetic and environmental influences.
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The fellow will get to join a thriving and supportive network of Johns Hopkins researchers with extensive expertise in human appetite, behavioral neuroscience, eating disorders, and MRI acquisition and analysis. This environment offers huge potential for developing independent research directions and establishing new collaborations.
Baltimore is a fun and rapidly developing US city with a vibrant arts scene, affordable neighborhood living, and a great location with good transport links and easy access to beautiful waterways and coastline as well as other exciting American cities (e.g. Washington DC, New York City).
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, psychology, nutrition). A background in neuroimaging (particularly MRI) research, is highly desirable.
If interested, please send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and one or more PDFs of representative publications to:[email protected].