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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Laura Simons

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Simons, Laura
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Anesthes, Periop & Pain Med
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The appointment is for 2 years
Appointment Start Date: 
September 2023
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Interested applicants should send the required application materials to Serena Hermosillo-Maharaj and addressed to Dr. Laura Simons.

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 
$71,650 - $75,000

The Stanford Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain (BPP) lab ( is looking for a motivated investigator to join our team. BPP is currently comprised of clinical, experimental psychology, and neuroimaging investigators in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford Medical School.
The BPP lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging to join our group. The projects within the BPP lab encompass psychological assessment, behavioral pain treatment intervention, and experimental studies. Methods involve questionnaire, biomarker, psychophysiological, and brain imaging data. The appointment is for 2 years. We are seeking a highly motivated investigator that will be devoted to our pediatric pain neuroimaging program. The successful candidate should have ample experience in performing fMRI experiments and analyzing functional as well morphological data. Roles include experiment design, study visit oversight, data analysis pipeline development and oversight, and primary analysis of neuroimaging data integrating psychophysiological and questionnaire methods.

Required Qualifications: 

1) An advanced degree (PhD, MD, or related);
2) Experience with neuroimaging acquisition (clinical and/or healthy individuals);
3) Extensive experience with neuroimaging analysis software (fsl, spm, afni, etc);
4) Prior publication (minimum in press or under review) using neuroimaging methods;
5) Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Required Application Materials: 

1) Cover letter describing research interests and experience,
2) Updated CV,
3) Three letters of reference,
4) Two representative publications.


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.