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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Antonio Hardan

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Hardan, Antonio
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Inquiries and applications should be electronically submitted to:
Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD
Stanford Autism Center at Stanford Children’s Health
Stanford University
401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305-5719
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications received prior to November 1 will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Translational Research Fellowship in Autism
Location: Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University
Position: 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Research
Description: The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce an endowed postdoctoral fellowship in translational autism research.  This is a two-year position, offered to well-qualified postdoctoral scientists interested in human subjects research in the field of autism and related disabilities.  The focus of this position is on collaboration between biological scientists and clinical researchers, in order to advance the field by moving discoveries from biological science into clinical settings, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with autism and related conditions.  We are seeking applicants who are interested in and have prior experience in one or more of the following broad areas, which will be the focus of their postdoctoral work:
• Clinical trials (psychopharmacology, behavioral interventions, pivotal response training)
• Immunology
• Molecular genetics
• Neuroimaging
• Trancranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
• Oxytocin biology
• Neurosteroids biology
• Sleep and circadian rhythms
• Twin research

The fellow will be involved in clinically-relevant research with a mentor from the Stanford Autism Working Group.  Previous clinical or research experience with autism spectrum disorders is highly desirable, including knowledge of research assessment protocols. 
This is a two-year position, starting in 2020.  Stipend is determined based upon year out from PhD/MD.  The position includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, as well as time to attend national conferences. A detailed description of university benefits is available at:

Required Qualifications: 
  • Graduate training in psychology (clinical or experimental), a medical degree, or an advanced degree in a related discipline (PhD, PsyD, MD, or equivalent);
  • Previous research experience;
  • Must have completed all degree requirements prior to start date.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter describing applicable research interests and experiences, as well as any relevant clinical experiences
  • Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s research and future potential


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.