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.