Full-time position or research opportunity available immediately

Drs. Margolis, Kioumourtzoglou, and Goldsmith are seeking an individual to conduct data
analysis, interpretation, and manuscript writing for their new grant: Prenatal Environmental
Mixtures, Cognitive Control and Reward Processes, And Risk for Psychiatric Problems in
Adolescence.

The work includes using high-dimensional exposures and outcome data to understand how
complex mixtures of prenatal chemical (ETS, PAH, phthalates, BP) and social (early-life stress)
exposures explain variation in risk for behavioral symptoms that define attention problems,
substance use problems, and psychotic experiences. Proposed methods include principal
components pursuit and canonical correlation analyses; new methods will be developed as
needed.
The applicant may be a pre-doctoral or postdoctoral candidate or a recent graduate from a
graduate program in a relevant field (environmental health sciences, psychology, psychiatry,
computer science, data science, neuroscience, epidemiology, biostatistics). Funding is available
for multiple years contingent on progress. Some prior experience with statistics, coding,
neuroimaging, or related area is preferred.


For more information, please contact Dr. Amy Margolis at: Amy.margolis@nyspi.columbia.edu