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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Fiona Baumer

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Baumer, Fiona
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with possibility of renewal based on performance
Appointment Start Date: 
immediate
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit application materials to Fiona Baumer at fbaumer@stanford.edu. Please include "Open Postdoctoral Position" in email subject line.

The Baumer Lab at Stanford University is excited to offer a postdoctoral position studying brain dynamics as they relate to cognitive comorbidities in pediatric epilepsy. We use high-density EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation paired with EMG and EEG, and neurocognitive phenotyping methods. Our goal is to understand the causal influence of the epileptogenic zone on brain networks important for language and attention, with the ultimate aim of developing non-invasive neurostimulation therapies targeting the cognitive comorbidities faced by children with epilepsy. Our research focuses on school-age children with common epilepsy syndromes, including Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (CECTS; previously called Rolandic Epilepsy) and Childhood Absence Epilepsy.
 
The fellow will work closely with the PI, Dr. Fiona Baumer, to analyze previously collected EEG and TMS-EEG data, with a focus on studying brain connectivity in channel and source space. In addition, the fellow will help design and implement new TMS-EEG paradigms in children with epilepsy, supervising students and research coordinators. The fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects utilizing Stanford’s large clinical EEG database, containing thousands of clinical tracings. Research will take place at the new state-of-the-art Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, where there is a rich culture of interaction and collaboration between clinical and translational researchers.
 
The position is available immediately and the start date is flexible. The position is initially for one year with possibility of renewal based on performance.
 
One percent of children develop epilepsy and much work is needed to improve science and care for these children. Dr. Baumer is passionate about this work and will be deeply committed to advancing her fellow’s career.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree
  • Substantial experience with EEG experimental and analytic methods. The ideal candidate will also have expertise in transcranial magnetic stimulation and TMS-EEG.
  • Strong programming skills, preferably in Matlab (i.e. EEGlab, Fieldtrip).
  • A record of innovative research, strong communication skills, and demonstrated ability to see projects through to publication
  • Previous work with children is a plus, though not required 
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who think creatively, work hard, enjoy collaboration, and write well.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover Letter describing: 1) how your prior experience aligns with this position; and 2) how this position will further your career goals
  • Contact information for 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.