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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Corey Keller

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Keller, Corey
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please send application materials to Corey Keller, MD, PhD ( We look forward to hearing from you!

The Keller Lab @ Stanford University ( has an open multi-year federally funded research opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct translational research at the intersection of neuroscience, electrophysiology, brain stimulation, engineering, psychiatry, and precision therapeutics. Join us as we scale up our efforts to better understand how to modulate human brain circuits and develop novel treatments to improve mental illness!!
This candidate will analyze brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrical stimulation) paired with invasive (ECoG, microelectrodes) and non-invasive (hdEEG) datasets from patients with epilepsy and depression to extract mechanistic learnings about how brain stimulation modulates cortical circuits.
The candidate will be expected to analyze human multi-layered electrophysiological signals (hdEEG, ECoG, microelectrodes) paired with brain stimulation to better understand:
1. How pre-stimulation brain states predict post-stimulation brain changes
2. How and why specific brain regions change after repetitive stimulation
3. How these brain changes relate to clinical symptoms
The candidate must be independent, motivated, and a team player with strong computational, signal processing, and communication skills.
The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with engineers, clinicians (neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons), and statisticians. The postdoc will be located at the Stanford School of Medicine. We are open to consider remote work during this time, with the expectation that the candidate relocates to Stanford when possible.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Extensive experience in electrophysiological recordings and analysis in humans or animals
  • Extensive experience coding in matlab or python
  • PhD in biomedical/electrical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, or MD in psychiatry/neurology MD, or MD/PhD degree required
  • Prior refereed journal publications
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter stating why you think you would be a good fit in the lab
  • Your CV
  • Writing example (published lead-author manuscript)
  • 2-3 references


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.