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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Robert Cowan

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cowan, Robert
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Neuroscience Institute
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2 years, possible renewable for another 2 years
Appointment Start Date: 

The Stanford Headache and Facial Pain Program, in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, is seeking a Full time post-doctoral Fellow to help in the analysis and management of neuroimaging and behavioral questionnaire data for our projects on chronic headache disorders.
The Stanford Headache and Facial Pain research team has current projects focused on the basic mechanisms and biomarkers underlying headache chronification using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and deep phenotyping approaches. Specifically, our focus is to develop models of how chronic headache develops by integrating MRI data with behavioral, genetic, and clinical measures.
The Neuroimaging Research Assistant will work with the team under the guidance of supervisors to organize and maintain a database of MRI scans and aid in the preprocessing and analysis of neuroimaging data. The candidate will work in closely with the study scientists to implement and execute image-analysis pipelines for structural and functional MRI data. This position would be ideal for a highly motivated applicant interested in working on projects spanning Neurology, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, and Psychology, looking to gain in-depth research experience for medical or graduate school training. For more information about the Stanford Headache and Facial Pain Program please visit our website:
Specific Responsibilities:
• Data transfer to encrypted storage spaces
• Executing MRI analysis pipelines
• Quality control of neuroimaging data
• Maintains detailed records of data which may include collecting, extracting and entering data, renaming files according to study nomenclature, and/or preparing basic charts and graphs
• Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: 

Preferred Qualifications:
• Successful completion of Ph.D. degree at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree or appropriate combination of education and experience
• Relevant background in Neuroscience, Neurology, Cognitive Science, Psychology or related field
• General knowledge of research and/or medical procedures

Required Application Materials: 

• Experience using FreeSurfer, FSL, or other neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM)
• Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g., bash, MATLAB, python)


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.