Submit application materials to Kevin Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab under Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart (https://med.stanford.edu/bronte-stewart-lab.html), 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.
- 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
- Cover letter describing interest and relevant experience for the project
- Three potential reference contacts (We will not contact references until confirming with you)