Neuroscience Graduate Group Bulletin Board



Open positions:

June 6, 2014

Graduate Education Biosciences Admissions Officer-63092

Description: The Stanford Biosciences PhD Admissions Office has the primary responsibility of disseminating admissions information to prospective graduate students and assists in the recruitment efforts of applicants who will excel in our Biosciences programs. The Biosciences Admissions Officer plays a key role in managing and maintaining the application database for Biosciences Admissions. They also prepare reports on admissions and other educational issues with high level of accuracy and independence. They also provide key support in regards to admissions, IT, and graduate education. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Manages and maintains the Biosciences Admissions FileMaker Pro (FMP) database which includes but not limited to; adding and removing fields, layouts, import and export scripts, testing, and data integrity. Works with Information Resources & Technology (IRT) to ensure proper function and facilitates improvements.
· Works with Information Technology Services (ITS) to ensure all Admissions ReportMart1/Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Reports (especially the Biosciences Adm Summary (PS_FRA008) are reporting correctly for the Biosciences and facilitates updates and testing of the reports.
· Manages the importing of data, which includes data cleansing and data validation, from CollegeNet, ReportMart1/Oracle Business Intelligence (BI), PeopleSoft, and other external sources into the FMP Admissions database.
· Prepares reports on Admissions with high level of accuracy and independence.
· Collaborates with the Director of Admissions in managing the production of the admissions applicant files from initial downloading, scanning of documents, distribution of information, and tracking of files completion.
· Prepares reports and maintains records to monitor the progress of graduate students which includes, but not limited to: Quarterly Enrollment Reports and Yearly reports related to Graduation, Home Program Transfers, and Discontinuation.

· Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Extensive experience in carrying out administrative tasks requiring attention to detail, monitoring of progress and follow-up on a wide variety of details.
· Exceptional ability to stay on-task in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
· Proven ability to manage time and priorities when dealing with competing tasks.
· Creative problem solver.
· Must be a team player and committed to a diverse workplace.
· Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and networking skills required.
· Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with different University departments.
· Demonstrated sensitivity in answering difficult questions.
· Ability to gather, process, analyze and report information with accuracy.
· Respect for confidentiality in regards to student data.
· An aptitude for learning new applications/systems is required.
· Expertise with Microsoft Office applications required.

· Five years of experience desired Expertise with PeopleSoft (Admissions and Student Records), ReportMart1/Oracle Business Intelligence (BI), CollegeNet Administrative Systems.
· Strong background in MS Excel related to reporting and data analysis.
· FileMaker Pro or other relational database system is highly desired.
· Experience with Adobe Professional.
· Knowledge of Stanford University academic policies a plus.


April 11, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship Openings: Stanford University

Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford has 2 openings for postdoctoral research fellows.

Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening - Cognitive Neuroscience.pdf
Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening - TMS.pdf

Rebecca McCue
Research Manager
Division of Pain Medicine
Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab


April 11, 2014

Teaching Opportunity for Postdocs, Recent PhDs at Bryn Mawr College

We are seeking to hire interim faculty to teach one or two neuroscience classes at Bryn Mawr during the Fall of 2014. We have specifically scheduled these classes to meet in the morning two days a week (Bio202, Introduction to Neuroscience, T/Th, 9:45 - 11:15 am; Bio364, Developmental Neurobiology, MW, 10-11:30 am) to allow the successful applicant to continue conducting research during this time. Candidates are welcome to apply to teach a single class or to teach both classes.

We would also welcome applications from graduate students who will be receiving their PhD prior to September 2014. Submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via e-mail to Dr. Tamara Davis, Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the position is filled.


April 11, 2014

INSPIRE at RWJMS Postdoctoral Fellowships

We would like to announce the availability of postdoctoral fellowships in our INSPIRE Program (IRACDA New Jersey/New York for Science Partnerships in Science & Education) beginning fall 2014.  This Program is funded by the NIH and provides up to three years of salary support for INSPIRE Fellows.  Fellows spend 70% of their time in laboratory research and 30% in teaching and career development activities.  The research component involves mentored research with a faculty research mentor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School or adjacent Rutgers University.  The teaching component involves workshops in educational methods and classroom teaching with a teaching mentor at one of our partner minority- serving institutions in the New Jersey/New York City area.  Our two partner institutions are New Jersey City College (Jersey City, NJ) and Medgar Evers College – CUNY (Brooklyn, NY).  Monthly Career Development activities and an active Postdoctoral Association are additional compon ents of the training program for INSPIRE postdoctoral Fellows.

The application deadline for 2014 is May 1st or until positions are filled.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with zero to two years of postdoctoral training at their time of appointment in the Program.  Applicants must demonstrate strong interests in both research and teaching.  To obtain more information about the INSPIRE Program, application procedures, and research opportunities at RWJMS and Rutgers University, please visit our INSPIRE website at:

Warm regards,

Program Co-Directors
Gary Brewer (<>)

Martha Soto (<>).


April 10, 2014

New Postdoctoral Research Opportunity:

A new research project under the direction of Dr. Justin Feinstein at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to be a critical player in the development of a novel treatment for anxiety based on interoception.

We are seeking an innovative postdoctoral candidate with a strong computational background who will play an important role in the development and application of advanced functional neuroimaging methods including real-time fMRI with neurofeedback, simultaneous fMRI & EEG, functional connectivity, volumetric MRI, and psychophysiology. Mentorship will be provided by a diverse team of researchers that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and physicists.

A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or an equivalent degree in a related field. The applicant will be expected to help develop research protocols, conduct fMRI experiments, analyze large datasets with potentially hundreds of subjects, write manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals, and present findings at scientific meetings. Applicants should have a solid foundation in fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, in addition to familiarity with Matlab, UNIX/Linux environments, and stimulus presentation software.

For more information please see:

This is a full-­time research position that has received up to 5 years worth of funding. The starting date is flexible and can commence as early as this summer. Interested candidates should email a CV, a brief statement of long-­term career goals, and contact information for 3 references to:


March 7, 2014

Research Position in Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Description: Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position within the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Research focuses on the application of functional MRI methods to neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and HIV Associated Dementia (HAD)). This research investigates the use of functional neuroimaging measures (including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and resting state blood oxygen dependent (BOLD) imaging) as biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Opportunities will be provided for pursuing personal research interests if applicable. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent grants will be strongly encouraged.

Requirements: The qualified candidate should have a degree in neurosciences, psychology, biomedical engineering, physics, computer science, or other related fields. Previous experience with some of the following computational methods (e.g., linear algebra, time-series analysis, image analysis), programming (e.g., C/C++, MATLAB, R, Python) and neuroimaging programs (e.g. SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer) is preferred and would allow for more individualized studies. Strong facility with statistical analyses is also desired.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.

Contact Information:
Beau Ances MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Washington University in Saint Louis
Box 8111
660 South Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110


Job Seekers:
(Resume Attached)

April 28, 2014

Erin Williams
I'm looking for a full time research position that would last about a year, with the possibility of a second year. I'm completing my Masters of Bioethics degree at night during the next year, and hoping to attend medical school after completing my degree. While I would take any research position within the Penn Neuroscience community, I am specifically interested in the Center for Brain Injury and Repair. I am mostly interested in spinal cord research, and prefer benchwork as opposed to clinical work. I spent three years in an adult neurogeneis lab as an undergrad, and loved performing immunohistochemistry on mouse and bird brain tissue. I've had some experience with perfusions, embedding, slide preparation, and microscope work as well. While I do love hands on science, it could be beneficial to me to be placed in a clinical setting, but I have no prior experience here. Ultimately, I am a hard worker and a fast learner, so I would be a great fit in most labs.

Erin Patricia Williams - CV


April 1, 2014

Suzanne Yavuz
I have a BA in Communication from Rutgers University, but am interested in getting my Ph.D. in Neuroscience. I am currently completing the post-Bac requirements for entry into Neuroscience programs. So far, I have completed two semesters of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. I have also completed Cell Biology, Statistics, Calc 1-3, and Intro to Computer Programming. I have a 4.0 GPA.

Before I apply to Neuroscience programs, I would like to gain some experience in Neuroscience research. I was wondering if there is any way I could be a volunteer on a research project in the Neuroscience department. During my undergraduate studies, I was a research assistant in the Communication department, where I assisted on research examining behavioral communication. It was during my time as an undergraduate research assistant that I realized that I am not just interested in behavior, but the physiology behind that behavior. This led me to Neuroscience.

Suzanne Yavuz - Resume


March 26,2014

Tsion Adefres
I am looking for any possible internship research positions available this summer.

Tsion Adefres - CV


March 4, 2014

Katherine Clark
I will be graduating this spring from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Neuroscience. I am in the process of a job search for a research assistant/technician position in a neuroscience lab in the Philadelphia area.

Clark - CV
Clark - Cover Letter