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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Weidong Cai

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cai, Weidong
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psyc: Child Psychiatry
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with possibility to renew
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

A postdoctoral position is available for a new NIH-funded project in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. The study aims at understanding neurocognitive mechanism in children with ADHD and its association with clinical symptoms using advanced functional neuroimaging techniques, system neurosciences approaches and computational modeling methods.

The successful candidate will work closely with the PI (Dr. Weidong Cai), supervise a team of 1-2 research assistants in collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data, oversee quality assurance of data collection, lead data analysis, write manuscripts and present findings at conferences and workshops.

The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team including researchers from multiple scientific and engineering domains, including cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, statistics, and data science. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, childhood development, and ADHD. The candidate will also have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Candidates must have earned a PhD within the last 3 years
  • Relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields
  • Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests and relevant background
  • Names of three referees


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.