The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University invites applications for post-doctoral positions in speech and communication neuroscience in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This individual will be working in a new lab led by Daniel Abrams, Ph.D., The Speech and Social Neuroscience Lab (https://med.stanford.edu/sasnl.html), within the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Vinod Menon. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on an exciting NIH-funded project examining speaker-listener brain coupling during naturalistic communication in children with ASD. Our research integrates multimodal brain imaging techniques (fMRI, MRI, EEG), behavioral measures of speech perception and comprehension, and social, cognitive, and clinical assays to identify brain mechanisms underlying social and communication function and dysfunction.
The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing neuroscientific research studies of speech and language function. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive or auditory neuroscience, speech and hearing sciences, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Background and experience working with children (or adults) with ASD, strong computational skills, and expertise in fMRI and/or EEG data analysis are highly desirable.
The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate our interdisciplinary team includes researchers from multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and developmental disabilities.