A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the group of Raag Airan MD, PhD in the Department of Radiology (Neuroimaging & Neurointervention), the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and Bio-X at Stanford University. The candidate identified for this fellowship would work on a fully funded project of developing new neurobiological applications and treatments that utilize noninvasive neuromodulation via drug uncaging with focused ultrasound. The candidate would work closely with a team of engineers, physicists, chemists, and clinicians to enable new applications of this novel technology. The candidate would have the opportunity to apply this technique across small and large animal models, and potentially help take this technology through the initial stages of clinical translation.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Implementing and utilizing small animal behavioral models of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including animal handling and potentially surgical interventions
Collaborating with neuroscience researchers across the Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Being a local resource for neuroscience within the lab, for other lab members who may not have a deep neuroscience background
Presenting their work at local, national, and international scientific meetings and publishing the work in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals
Interested candidates should send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. An application for this position would consist of a CV, a personal statement, and contact information for three (3) references. Interviews with candidates will be conducted until the position is filled.
Dr. Airan is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute. He completed his MD and PhD at Stanford, working with Karl Deisseroth on some of the initial advances in optogenetics. He completed his clinical training and postdoc at John Hopkins and is now leading an effort to better interrogate and treat the brain using focused ultrasound-based methods including ultrasonic drug uncaging.