Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences, in the Department of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine to study the neurobiological markers of genetic (e.g., Turner and fragile X syndromes) and medical  (e.g., type I diabetes) conditions in developing children and adolescents. This two- to three-year fellowship will be a component of a larger institutional T32 research training program, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Primary duties will include the analysis of rich neuroimaging datasets that include both cross-sectional and longitudinal structural and functional MRI data. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to relate neural characteristics with genetic, hormonal, behavioral and cognitive measures collected from the same subjects. Trainees accepted into the postdoctoral training program will work collaboratively with a program mentor (or mentors), who will work to define, enhance and monitor the trainee’s research program and career trajectory. The training program also offers various didactic courses and activities (e.g., journal club and career lunches) to promote professional development.

Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (post residency) in neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, physics, psychology or related field. Knowledge of programming, scripting, and statistics is a plus. Ideal candidates will have experience in the analysis of MRI data – including statistical analysis software such as FSL, SPM, Freesurfer or others – and experience with advanced computational modeling. The successful applicant will have well-developed problem solving skills, be able to manage several projects simultaneously, lead and mentor students and research assistants, have excellent computing as well as verbal and written English skills, and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and giving scientific presentations.

Application Materials Required - submit via email to to Reiko Riley:

  • Current CV
  • Post Doctoral Application
  • Research Statement (description on page 2 of the application form below)
  • 2 - 3 Letters of Reference


Research Fellowship Program

Two - three year fellowships funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are available for researchers who seek to improve or expand their ability to conduct interdisciplinary investigation in brain and behavioral sciences and child psychiatry. Postdoctoral projects can encompass basic and/or clinical research and might include investigation into one or more of the following areas: molecular or behavioral neurogenetics, neuroimaging, neurobiology, developmental psychopathology, endophenotypes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, new diagnostic methods, outcomes research and intervention studies. Project proposals should clearly state the interdisciplinary nature of the project. Fellows with MD or PhD degrees conduct research during the program with mentors/advisors from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences or a number of related departments or interdisciplinary programs including Pediatrics, Genetics, Psychology, Radiology and Neuroscience.

Application Materials Required - submit to Reiko Riley (contact info above):

  • Current CV
  • Completed Application
  • Research Statement (description on page 2 of the application form below)
  • 2 - 3 Letters of Reference

Additional Information

Contact Information

Reiko Riley, Administrative Manager
Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences
Stanford University Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Quarry Road, MC 5795
Stanford, CA 94305-5795

Phone : (650) 498-4538
Fax: (650) 724-4761