UC Davis TCAN Lab Research Assistant Positions

Dr. Cameron Carter’s Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) laboratory at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified candidates to apply for positions to serve as junior specialists for several newly funded and ongoing grants awarded to Dr. Cameron Carter. These funded projects include:

1) a grant with the goal to increase our understanding of potential adverse, as well as possible therapeutic outcomes associated with cannabis use by a high-risk group of young people seeking care for psychotic
symptoms. We will use state of the art psychological, metabolic, cognitive and brain imaging approaches to understand the complex effects of cannabis use in these individuals.

2) a Conte Center project which uses computational model-based analyses of frontal-striatal circuitry during fMRI to provide a more mechanistic understanding of motivation and cognitive control deficits in schizophrenia. Diffusion MRI measures of extracellular free water and midbrain neuromelanin scans will offer additional insight into the role of neuroinflammation and dopamine disruption in the disorder. Additionally, these imaging sequences will be run in a parallel cohort of maternal immune activated nonhuman primates during the early stages of development.

3) a grant focused on using neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, neuromelanin) biomarkers to predict treatment response in patients recently diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder.

For information about the positions, please visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03982Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website. Positions have a one-year appointment with an additional year based on performance, and they strongly consider applicants who are able to consider a two-year commitment. For full consideration, applicants must apply by midnight on March 10, 2021. For any additional questions about the positions, please contact Praveena Singh (pkssingh@ucdavis.edu).

For more information about the lab, please visit https://carterlab.ucdavis.edu/front/index.php

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