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Postdoctoral Scholar


The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab under Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart, part of the Stanford Movement disorders Center within the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with neuroimaging expertise to investigate cognitive-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

The current position is for a project where we will be conducting a pilot clinical trial using a novel deep brain stimulation approach for cognitive and cognitive-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will help validate the use of a novel target for deep brain stimulation using a combination of tractography and DBS modeling (e.g., volume of tissue activated). You will work together with neurosurgeons, radiologists, and neurologists on the trial to validate various trajectories and targets. You will work with stimulation modeling software to individualize stimulation parameters for participants to optimize efficacy. In addition to your role on this project, you will get the chance to investigate structural differences in brain morphology between different neurodegenerative diseases. The current position offers an exceptional opportunity for neuroscientists with a background in structural neuroimaging and/or cognition to apply these skills in a clinically-relevant domain.

The desired candidate would have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline with experience in neuroimaging, cognition, and motor control. Preferred start date is before September 2023 but is flexible.

Job Requirements


  • PhD in Neuroscience or related disciplines with expertise in data science
  • Experience in structural neuroimaging (tractography, voxel-based morphometry, etc.)
  • Experience working in the area of cognition and motor control
  • Comfortable analyzing data in Matlab, Python, or similar languages
  • Strong data science skills
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately
  • Excellent problem-solving ability



  • Experience with Parkinson’s disease or other clinical populations
  • Experience with deep brain stimulation modeling (volumes of tissue activated, etc.)
  • Experience with larger data sets


How to Apply:

Apply by sending the following to Kevin Wilkins

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing interest and relevant experience for the project
  • Three potential reference contacts (We will not contact references until confirming with you)


The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY23 minimum is $68,238.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission