Postdoctoral Fellow

McLean Hospital

Belmont, MA, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow

McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

General Overview:

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Haber laboratory in the Basic Neuroscience Division at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. We are a translational neuroscience laboratory that uses a multidisciplinary approach to: 1) delineate anatomic connections of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia that underlie motivation and decision making, 2) and link the neurocircuits to functional networks during development and in adults, and 3) use this data to guide and interpret connectivity profiles in the human brain to determine how abnormal connectivity profiles in obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, and depression are related to specific circuits. We use a combination of anatomic tracing data, computational tools, diffusion MRI, and resting state MRI to model neural network interactions. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and collaborative laboratory and scientific community at McLean Hospital. (S)he will have full access to the diverse research, financial, and career development opportunities offered through both McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


  • PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, as well as good computer skills. The following experience is preferred:

-         Computational neuroscience

-         Circuitry

-         Imaging (Diffusion MRI and/or Functional MRI

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information ((including phone numbers, email addresses) for three reference letters to The position is full-time with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at HMS.

Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.  


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Postdoctoral Fellow