Interdisciplinary – Translational Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Child Neuropsychiatry and Developmental Neuroscience (Basic and Clinical Research)
Postdoctoral research fellowships are available in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Two - three year fellowships funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are available for applicants from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, neurology, genetics, neuroscience, developmental biology, computer science and related fields who seek to improve or expand their ability to conduct interdisciplinary- translational research. Physician-scientists accepted into the program can potentially combine the research training program with their clinical training over a 3 to 4 year period.
Trainees accepted into the postdoctoral training program will work collaboratively with a program mentor (or mentors), who will help 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., workshops on research methods and grant writing, journal club and career lunches) to promote professional development.
This program has an outstanding success rate for training postdoctoral fellows who go on to become highly productive independent researchers. Creative, energetic and dedicated candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, as are candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education.
Stanford University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
The application deadline is ongoing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an MD and/or PhD (must be completed at the time training begins). Commitment to the goals of the program and strong academic and research credentials are important criteria used in the selection process. For additional information on the T32 training program and application procedures, please contact the Program Administrator, Ms. Reiko Riley (email@example.com) or visit our website at:
The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at the Stanford University School of Medicine is dedicated to research that will improve the lives and well-being of individuals with disorders of the brain and improve knowledge of healthy brain and behavioral development. CIBSR research staff are dedicated to identifying biological and environmental risk factors, understanding disease pathophysiology and developmental outcomes, and developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental, neurogenetic and neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood onset. Our research studies are truly multi/interdisciplinary as they bring together experts from the fields of psychiatry, neurology, psychology, computer science, biostatistics and genetics to explore and seek answers for complex questions related to brain-behavior relationships.
Active research at CIBSR includes:
?Mutlimodal imaging of the brain utilizing anatomical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).
?Behavioral, cognitive, and physiological assessment to address questions concerning the influence of biological and environmental factor...s on outcome.
?The development of new biological and cognitive-behavioral treatments.
?Development of brain image analysis methods and software.