A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences, in the Department of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine to study the neurobiological markers of genetic (e.g., Turner and fragile X syndromes) and medical (e.g., type I diabetes) conditions in developing children and adolescents. This two- to three-year fellowship will be a component of a larger institutional T32 research training program, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Primary duties will include the analysis of rich neuroimaging datasets that include both cross-sectional and longitudinal structural and functional MRI data. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to relate neural characteristics with genetic, hormonal, behavioral and cognitive measures collected from the same subjects. Trainees accepted into the postdoctoral training program will work collaboratively with a program mentor (or mentors), who will work to define, enhance and monitor the trainee’s research program and career trajectory. The training program also offers various didactic courses and activities (e.g., journal club and career lunches) to promote professional development.
Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (post residency) in neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, physics, psychology or related field. Knowledge of programming, scripting, and statistics is a plus. Ideal candidates will have experience in the analysis of MRI data – including statistical analysis software such as FSL, SPM, Freesurfer or others – and experience with advanced computational modeling. The successful applicant will have well-developed problem solving skills, be able to manage several projects simultaneously, lead and mentor students and research assistants, have excellent computing as well as verbal and written English skills, and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and giving scientific presentations.
About Center for Interdiscplinary Brain Sciences Research - Stanford University
The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at the Stanford University School of Medicine is dedicated to research that will improve the lives and well-being of individuals with disorders of the brain and improve knowledge of healthy brain and behavioral development. CIBSR research staff are dedicated to identifying biological and environmental risk factors, understanding dise...ase pathophysiology and developmental outcomes, and developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental, neurogenetic and neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood onset. Our research studies are truly multi/interdisciplinary as they bring together experts from the fields of psychiatry, neurology, psychology, computer science, biostatistics and genetics to explore and seek answers for complex questions related to brain-behavior relationships.