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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Leanne Williams

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Williams, Leanne
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psyc: Behavioral Medicine
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We are seeking a well-trained postdoctoral scientist who is motivated to develop and apply expertise in functional neuroimaging in a precision medicine study of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in depression.  Especially sought are candidates with expertise in functional imaging analyses of both single and multi-band imaging task, collected over multiple time points, and with a particular interest in mood and cognitive states. The candidate will work on a priority funded project in which individuals with are assessed with functional neuroimaging, cognitive behavioral and symptom measures over before, during and after treatment with TMS. 

This project is led from the Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness at Stanford University. It involves an exciting collaboration with imaging and TMS leaders at Brown University, Dartmouth University and University of Minnesota, and their affiliated VAs.  The postdoctoral scientist will work within a thriving and interdisciplinary team of faculty investigators, postdocs, research coordinators and clinicians. The expectation will be to lead data analyses and drive peer-reviewed publications from the outcomes and to have scientific leadership in the management of the project.

There may be related opportunities to develop neuroimaging analyses in parallel projects, using common imaging protocols, to test the impact of other novel interventions, in addition to TMS.

Required Qualifications: 
  1. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a field(s) relevant to functional neuroimaging and neuroimaging data analysis.
  2. High level experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging, spanning resting fMRI, task fMRI and multi-band functional imaging.
  3. Strong interest in and familiarity with TMS is preferred.
  4. Familiarity with psychological concepts and/or experience with human subject data is preferred. 
  5. Profound experience in statistical and computational approaches.  Experience with R or similar scripting environments is necessary. Substantial experience with SPM and connectivity toolboxes is highly desirable.
  6. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  7. A clear motivation to pursue research in neuroimaging applied to understand and treat brain network disruptions underlying mood and cognitive impairments, characteristic of disorders such as depression.
  8. Self-motivated with a preference for working within an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter addressing requirements
  • Resume
  • At least three referees


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