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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:
1. Analyze transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) paired with high density EEG (hdEEG) datasets from patients with depression before, during, and after TMS treatment to extract mechanistic learnings and develop biomarkers predictive of clinical response.
2. Use this information to develop a personalized TMS treatment through the creation of a closed-loop platform that utilizes EEG signals to trigger TMS at patterned intervals.
The candidate will be expected to analyze human TMS-EEG data as well as help build, test, and optimize our real-time, closed-loop TMS platform. 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
  • Experience with closed-loop systems, reinforcement learning, and control theory preferred
  • 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.