Stanford University, Stanford Autism Center

4845 20999
Fellowship ID:Stanford-Stanford Autism Center-POSTDOC [#20999]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Autism Research
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Palo Alto, California 94304, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Developmental Psychology
Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Systems Biology
Health Sciences (more...)
Appl Deadline: withdrawn (posted 2022/01/20, updated 2022/01/28, listed until 2022/07/20)

*** the listing date or deadline for this fellowship has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Position: Endowed Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

General Description: The Stanford Autism Center is pleased to announce a mentored postdoctoral fellowship in translational autism research.  This position is being offered to well-qualified graduate degree candidates and postdoctoral scientists interested in advancing human subjects research in the field of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The focus of this position is broad and can include individuals from basic biological to physician scientists. The ultimate goal of this postdoctoral training program is to support the development of the next generation of biomedical investigators whose research will help improve the lives of individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

We are seeking applicants who have prior experience or intense interest in one or more of the following areas:


·      Therapies design & development

·      Clinical trials (e.g., psychopharmacological, behavioral, & technological interventions)

·      Interventional psychiatry (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation)

·      Epidemiology

·      Neurobiology & neuroimaging

·      Molecular genetics

·      Neuropeptides & neurosteroids biology

·      Sleep disturbances & circadian rhythms

·      Big data & subgrouping

·      Psychometrics & scale development

Training and Mentorship: The fellow will be mentored by one or more Stanford faculty members with expertise in autism spectrum disorder. Areas of focus are broad and flexible depending on the candidate’s interests. Didactic and hands-on training in many theoretical and applied areas of research will also be available to support attainment of the training goals and Stanford University offers a rich postdoctoral training environment with unparalleled access to courses, workshops, and bootcamps in a wide range of topic areas. For more information, please visit

Employment Details: This is an initial two-year endowed position, renewable one-year contracts, with the start date to be determined between the primary mentor and applicant. The competitive stipend has been adjusted for the cost of living in the Bay Area, and additional funds will be available to support training activities and pilot research. The position also includes health benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, and flex time to attend national conferences or participate in other training programs. A detailed description of university benefits is available at: Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Requirements: Previous clinical or research experience with autism spectrum disorder is desirable. Applicants must have graduate training in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, or another advanced degree in a related discipline (Ph.D., Psy.D., M.D., or equivalent); previous clinical research experience; and have completed all degree requirements prior to the start date.

Application Process: Interested applicants should complete an initial intake survey at and submit all required application materials to Required documents include an up-to-date CV and a 1-2 page statement of research accomplishments, proposed training plans for this postdoc position, and future research goals as they relate to advancing our understanding of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Contact information for three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s research and future scientific potential is also required.  

Application review is ongoing until the position is filled. We encourage all interested parties to begin the application process as soon as possible.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Stanford Autism Center
Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
401 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304