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Affective Neuroscience GeroPsychology Postdoc

Post-doctoral fellow of Psychiatry
Location:     Stanford, California. United States
Posted: 2010-08-30 10:51:54
Open from: 2010-09-01 to 2010-12-01
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Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship Available: Geriatric Translational Affective Neuroscience Dr. Amit Etkinís laboratory, in collaboration with Dr. Ruth OíHaraís laboratory, in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship to engage in translational affective neuroscience work in the domains of cognitive neuroscience, affective disorders and neural circuitry. This is an NIH-funded position, and the successful candidate will be co-mentored by Drs. Etkin and OíHara, and be in the context of the Stanford Mood Disorders Center. Potential projects include deepening our understanding of emotion regulation in late life, investigating dysfunction of emotion regulation and its interaction with cognitive dysfunction in late-life psychiatric disorders, and probing and manipulating neural circuitry with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and concurrent TMS/fMRI. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Computer Science or related fields. Applicants should have experience conducting fMRI studies and conducting data analysis (e.g. with SPM, FSL, AFNI, etc). Additional programming experience is a plus. Duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, management of research assistants and preparation of grants. Laboratory and Stanford resources include research-dedicated 1.5T, 3T and 7T MRI scanners, an offline TMS setup and concurrent TMS/fMRI. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact closely with other faculty, including Mike Greicius (Neurology), and James Gross (Psychology). Salary commensurate with experience. More information about our ongoing studies can be found at: To apply: Letters of inquiry can be sent to To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and three letters of recommendations, as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to: Amit Etkin, MD, PhD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford University 401 Quarry Road Stanford, CA 94305

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