The Brain Stimulation Lab (BSL) at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral clinical and visiting scholar research fellowship.
This multi-year, federally funded position is intended for individuals with a PhD/PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, with experience in assessment, research methods, and clinical trials.
The candidate must have the competency to conduct structured clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing, and the ability to work within a larger research team.
The position entails administering and scoring assessments to better understand the effectiveness of neurostimulation-based treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Prospective fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in didactic training, data analysis and presentation, and accrual of hours for licensure in California.
Research Topics and Approaches
Our clinical trials use a variety of neuromodulation approaches, with a focus in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), to study neuropsychiatric disorders including major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar affective disorder and borderline personality disorder.
The research activities include the use of TMS, neuroimaging, and electroencephalography (EEG) techniques to develop new hypotheses regarding the proposed dysfunction within the neural networks underlying these neuropsychiatric disorders.
The overall objective is to refine and ultimately translate our findings into actionable treatments based on strong interdisciplinary and clinical collaborations.
Additionally, the candidate is expected to work within a larger team to communicate findings, coordinate care of participants, and attend regular trainings/seminars.
The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with engineers, clinicians (neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons), and statisticians.
- PhD/PsyD, specializing in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
- Clinical trial experience.
- Competency in clinical assessments, including structured interviews and neuropsychological testing.
- Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Leadership skills and ability to lead an interdisciplinary clinical team.
- Experience in neuromodulation and neuroimaging is advantageous, but not required.
- Enthusiasm for making new discoveries in the treatment of mental illness.
- Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford.
Required Application Materials:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter describing interest in the position
- A writing sample (e.g., assessment report or scientific manuscript)
- Three references (name & email address)
- Please send all application materials to Nolan Williams, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Romina Nejad at email@example.com