Job Opportunities

The following job opportunities are available periodically. We are hiring for positions marked currently available.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: typical and atypical neurocognitive development, learning disabilities (dyscalculia and dyslexia), autism, numerical cognition, cognitive training, and brain network development. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH-funded projects using behavioral, computational, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI, DTI) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Teresa Iuculano at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive and affective neuroscience. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies on the neurocognitive effects of mindfulness training in at-risk school-age children. In addition, the candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the lab’s current research on brain network development in children and adolescents from an affective neuroscience perspective. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH- and Sonima Foundation funded projects using behavioral, computational, network modeling, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI, DTI) brain imaging techniques. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities. Candidates should have a strong research background in one or more of the following areas: neurocognitive development, affective neuroscience, and brain network development. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Modeling of Brain Networks

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in brain network modeling and analysis. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state fMRI, DTI, functional and structural brain connectivity analysis, and network modeling. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH- and NSF-funded projects using computational, network modeling and multimodal (fMRI, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities. Strong programming skills and previous experience with DTI analysis are desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging of Autism

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in autism research. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: autism spectrum disorders, numerical and mathematical reasoning, visuo-spatial cognition, auditory perception and language, learning and memory, and functional and structural brain connectivity. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH- and NSF-funded projects using computational, network modeling and multimodal (fMRI, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational facilities. Previous experience working with pediatric and/or clinical populations is desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

 

Full-Time Staff Positions

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant Positions

Currently Available: Stanford University invites applications for a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to: scsnl.stanford+researchassistant@gmail.com

Qualifications

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB, signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.


Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant

Currently Available: Stanford University has an opening for talented and enthusiastic candidates with strong computational and programming skills in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging data analysis and data organization and management. Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and apply novel multimodal data analysis techniques and to co-author research publications. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. A minimum committment of two-years is required. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com

Qualifications

Bachelors or Masters in Science degree required. Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects is required. Experience with Matlab, Python, R, signal and image processing, machine learning, statistics, databases, Linux, and shell scripting is required. Experience in neuroimaging/neural data analysis is desired. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.


Part-Time Staff Positions

Part-Time Scan Technician

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Lab (SCSNL) is seeking a part-time scan technician to assist in the administration of MRI scans of participants for multiple concurrent child development studies. The successful candidates will learn about the specific studies and contribute to the acquisition of critical data while developing valuable interpersonal skills that will prove beneficial to a future career in healthcare. 

Duties include:

  1. Learning and administering up to 7 different protocols
  2. Working closely with children and parents to ensure participant comfort in the scanner
  3. Working closely with research assistants to adequately complete the scan in the given time.
  4. Arriving on time to scans and acting in a professional and appropriate manner.

Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to scsnl.stanford+scantech@gmail.com


Internship Positions

Exceptional undergraduate and high school interns are accepted on a rolling basis. Backgrounds in programming or specific software suites are a plus. Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to scsnl.stanford+internship@gmail.com