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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Helen Bronte-Stewart

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Bronte-Stewart, Helen
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Appointment Start Date: 
Flexible (Before September 2023 Preferred)
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Submit application materials to Kevin Wilkins (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY23 minimum is $68,238.

The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab under Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart (, part of the Stanford Movement disorders Center within the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to investigate cognitive-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
The aim of the current work is to characterize the cognitive-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease using a combination of cognitive assessments, motor tasks, and structural neuroimaging. The successful candidate will be involved in the set-up and execution of a pilot clinical trial using a novel deep brain stimulation approach for cognitive and cognitive-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. As part of a multi-disciplinary team involving neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuropsychologists, and engineers, you will aid in the development of experimental tasks, data collection, and analysis for this clinical trial.
The current position offers an exceptional opportunity for neuroscientists with a background in cognition and mobility/motor control to apply these skills in a clinically relevant domain with a focus on biomedical interventions. Preferred start date is summer 2023 but is flexible.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD in Neuroscience or related disciplines
  • Experience working in the area of cognition and mobility/motor control
  • Comfortable analyzing data in Matlab, Python, or similar languages
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately
  • Excellent problem-solving ability


  • Experience with Parkinson’s disease or other clinical populations
  • Experience collecting and analyzing kinematic data
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter describing interest and relevant experience for the project
  • Three potential reference contacts (We will not contact references until confirming with you)


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.