Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience and fMRI/EEG) at Stanford in Individualized Brain Profiling and Circuit Modulation
The Laboratory of Amit Etkin, MD PhD at Stanford University (http://etkinlab.stanford.edu) is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position focused on sophisticated analyses of higher cognitive functions (cognitive control, decision making, emotion regulation), coupled with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data or electroencephalography (EEG). The focus of this position is on understanding brain-behavior mapping at the level of individual healthy participants and psychiatric patients, as well as N-of-1 work modulating those circuits using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), as well as concurrent TMS/fMRI or TMS/EEG. A particular emphasis will be placed on a high level of rigor with behavioral paradigms and preferably computational modeling as well, along with sophisticated analysis of neuroimaging data. It is also important that the candidate effectively work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team, furthering the aims of a recently-awarded NIH Director’s Pioneer Award to Dr. Etkin (https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?icde=0&aid=9339858).
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Psychology, or related fields. Experience with analysis of fMRI/EEG data is required. Additionally, a strong programming background is important. Duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, and contribution to the preparation of grants. Laboratory and Stanford resources include research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners, simultaneous EEG/fMRI, multiple high density EEG setups, and concurrent TMS/fMRI and concurrent TMS/EEG setups. Salary commensurate with experience. More information about our ongoing studies can be found at: http://etkinlab.stanford.edu.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and three letters of recommendations, as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to:
The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our work is organized around the study of the neuroscience of emotion and cognitive regulation, as well as neural circuit function, in healthy subjects and individuals with a range of psychiatric disorders. Studi...es aimed at understanding the neurobiology of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, as well as their treatment, addresses:(a) which domains of neural/mental functions are involved, (b) how different existing treatment approaches yield their effects on the brain, and (c) whether emerging tools for mapping and modulating neural circuits can remediate brain abnormalities that may not be affected by current treatments.