Postdoctoral Research Associate

first_imgApplicants are asked to submit all materials online through theNortheastern Human Resources application system with letters ofrecommendation and commitment sent directly to Erinn Taylor deBarroso, Assistant Director of the ADVANCE Office of FacultyDevelopment, [email protected] later than Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Incomplete submissionswill not be reviewed.Salary Grade:10Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see Postdoctoral Research AssociateAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Future Faculty Fellowship Program, a postdoctoral program, isnow accepting applications from candidates in all disciplinesrepresented at Northeastern University.Responsibilities:The Future Faculty Fellowship Program, a postdoctoral program, isnow accepting applications from candidates in all disciplinesrepresented at Northeastern University.Northeastern University strives to create a vibrant and diversecommunity, characterized by collaboration, creativity, andunwavering commitment to excellence. Consistent with Northeastern’smission, vision, and core values, the objectives of the FutureFaculty Fellowship Program are to: jeid-aed112c5ff113b40b44b923af13e75fc To apply, visit Encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool offuture faculty candidatesEnhance opportunities for academic careers for persons fromdiverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to aninclusive faculty and an inclusive academic experience for allstudentsEnhance the academic environment of Northeastern by providingopportunities for students and faculty to gain experience inmulti-cultural, broadly diverse and inclusive work settings, andresearch collaborations that improve the capacity of all theirmembersThe Fellowship Program introduces Northeastern’s academic communityto postdoctoral researchers who are considering faculty careers andprepares Fellows for possible tenure-track appointments atNortheastern and elsewhere.The Future Faculty Fellow will:Perform basic or applied research of limited scope, appropriatefor a one-year appointmentMaintain the laboratory (if utilized)Supervise supporting research staff as relates to the researchprojectPresent at least one research seminar or colloquium to theNortheastern University community and one at a national orinternational conference during the academic year of theFellowship. These presentations may be virtual.The Fellow may conduct the research project(s) in collaborationwith the Northeastern University Principal Investigator(s) of thehost lab(s). Fellows are especially encouraged to pursueindependent research.Fellows are encouraged to participate in grant proposal writing aswell.Note: The appointment generally does not extend beyond one year anddoes not require teaching.Frequency of Responsibilities:65% – Assist in initiating, executing, and completing researchexperiments, studies, and/or creative works20% – Prepare and write research papers, presentations, and grantproposals10% – Manage research/laboratory5% – Train and supervise graduate and undergraduate studentsQualifications:Have completed their Ph.D. no later than the start of theirfellowship term and no earlier than four years before the start ofthe fellowship termBe a citizen or permanent resident of the USNewly awarded Future Faculty Fellows may not be acurrently employed Northeastern University postdoctoral scholar orPh.D. student. Cover letter, including a proposed start dateStatement (2-4 pages) describing in detail how the applicant’sacademic, employment, personal experience, achievements, and careergoals demonstrate a commitment to the program objectives describedaboveA complete curriculum vitaeA research proposal for the Fellowship year (3-5 pages)At least three letters of recommendation from faculty outsideNortheasternLetter(s) of commitment from Northeastern University facultymember(s) who will serve as mentors and hosts. As an applicant, youcan identify and contact Northeastern faculty members and request aletter of commitment. See the ADVANCE office website for more information. Required Documents:last_img read more

Study links success in adulthood to childhood psychiatric health

first_imgEmail Share on Twitter Share on Facebook LinkedIn Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to research from Duke Medicine.Reporting in the July 15 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, the Duke researchers found that children who had either a diagnosed psychiatric condition or a milder form that didn’t meet the full diagnostic criteria were six times more likely than those who had no psychiatric issues to have difficulties in adulthood, including criminal charges, addictions, early pregnancies, education failures, residential instability and problems getting or keeping a job.“When it comes to key psychiatric problems — depression, anxiety, behavior disorders — there are successful interventions and prevention programs,” said lead author William Copeland, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke. “So we do have the tools to address these, but they aren’t implemented widely. The burden is then later seen in adulthood, when these problems become costly public health and social issues.”center_img Share Pinterest Copeland and colleagues analyzed data from the Great Smoky Mountains Study, which began nearly two decades ago and includes 1,420 participants from 11 North Carolina counties. The study is ongoing and has followed the participants from childhood through adulthood — most are now in their 30s.Among the study group, 26.2 percent met the criteria for depression, anxiety or a behavioral disorder in childhood; 31 percent had milder forms that were below the full threshold of a diagnosis; and 42.7 percent had no identified problems.The researchers found that as these children grew into adults, even some of those who had no psychiatric diagnosis as children — nearly one in five — stumbled in adulthood, suggesting that difficulties were not limited to those with psychiatric diagnoses.But having a psychiatric diagnosis or a close call dramatically raised the odds that adulthood would have rough patches. This was the case even if they did not continue to have psychiatric problems in adulthood.Of those with the milder psychiatric indicators as kids, 41.9 percent had at least one of the problems in adulthood that complicates success, and 23.2 percent had more than one such issue. For those who met the full psychiatric diagnosis criteria, 59.5 percent had a serious challenge as adults, and 34.2 percent had multiple problems.Copeland said specific psychiatric disorders were associated with specific adult problems, but the best predictor of having adult issues was having multiple psychiatric problems as kids.“When we went into this, it was an open question: Are these psychiatric diagnoses in childhood impairing in the moment, but something people recover from and go on?” Copeland said. “We weren’t expecting to find these protracted difficulties into adulthood.”Copeland said the findings reinforce the need to attack problems early with effective therapies. He said only about 40 percent of children get the treatment they need for psychiatric disorders, and even fewer who have borderline problems are treated.“A big problem with mental health in the United States is that most children don’t get treatment and those who do don’t get what we would consider optimal care,” Copeland said. “So the problems go on much longer than they need to and cost much more than they should in both money and damaged lives.”last_img read more

An American ambush

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IMCA Stock Car 500 engine option won’t be claimable

first_imgVINTON, Iowa ­– IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers running with the 500 cfm engine option will not be subject to engine claims, effective immediately for all sanctioned weekly, special and special series events during the 2016 calendar year.“Our executive committee has had an extensive amount of discussion as to the necessity of the engine claim with this particular engine option. Based on the specificity of the 500 cfm engine rules, costs have been reasonably contained,” explained IMCA Presi­dent Brett Root. “The 500 cfm option has a tighter set of parameters than the 350 that address cost control.”“Since 2005 we have offered a non-claimable engine option in nearly every other IMCA division,” he added. “It makes sense to do this in the Stock Car division as well. With no crate engine option available, the 500 cfm carburetor option makes the most sense for us to make this decision in regard to.”“For this reason and the low occurrence of engine claims in the Stock Car division last year, it makes sense for us to make this decision at this time,” Root concluded.Based on engine rules that are much more liberal, the engine claim will remain in place for Stock Cars employing the 350 cfm carburetor option. Shock absorber and carburetor claims are also unchanged for either option.Drivers are still required to clearly designate which engine option they are using on the driver’s side roof post and penalties will remain in place for those attempting to circumvent that designation or their claim eligibility.30last_img read more