Job Opportunities

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation welcomes inquiries about open positions at our center. Current open positions:

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Summer Internship

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Clinical Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The laboratory of Dr. Mouhsin Shafi at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in noninvasive brain stimulation, EEG, behavioral assessments, human neuroscience and clinical medicine. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in studies of cognitive aging and post-operative delirium, mild traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease, and studies characterizing the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on cerebral electrophysiology and behavior. Collaboration across studies is available and encouraged.

The fellow will be responsible for analysis of MRI, EEG, TMS-EEG and behavioral data, with the goal of understanding the relationships between baseline brain structure and physiology, disease-related changes in brain physiology, and cognitive / behavioral outcomes. The fellow will also be involved in collection of TMS-EEG data. The fellow will gain experience in conducting electrophysiological studies in clinical populations, evaluating and integrating a unique set of multi-modal investigations of the human brain, relating neurophysiologic data to clinical outcomes, and in common and significant clinical problems with broad relevance. There will be opportunities to learn electrophysiologic techniques and applications, methods for integrating complex multimodal information, novel statistical and analytical approaches, and the art of translational neuroscience.

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation is a world leader in research and development, clinical application, and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, and their integration with EEG, fMRI and cognitive tasks, applied to human neuroscience and clinical neurology and psychiatry.

Successful applicants should have a PhD or another doctoral degree with substantial research experience in a relevant discipline, and a strong background in signal processing and/or machine learning. Experience with EEG analysis would be preferred. Experience with programming in Matlab is required, and familiarity with other programming languages (e.g. python), EEG processing software (EEGLab, Fieldtrip, Cartool, Brainstorm), and/or MRI software (FSL, SPM, Freesurfer) is a plus. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their specific academic background is relevant to this position. Candidates should have one or more of:

  • Prior experience with EEG and/or fMRI analysis, including grounding or formal training in signal processing for time-series data and/or connectivity analysis
  • Prior experience in electrophysiological recordings and analysis in humans or animals
  • Prior conduct of neurostimulation experiments (preference for TMS and/or Transcranial Current Stimulation), with an understanding of the strengths and limitations of various designs
  • Prior experience with human clinical populations
  • Prior work in human systems or cognitive neuroscience
  • Prior experience with teaching and supervision of students and technicians.

We expect to be able to train a successful candidate in several of these areas according to his/her ability and interests.

This position is full-time and inclusive of a full, standard benefits package.

Please send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of 2-3 references to Mouhsin Shafi, MD, PhD; c/o Alisha Roby aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu. A good cover letter will explain why your skills and interests overlap with our Center's goals, what you hope to gain from working with us, and what you think you might bring to our team.

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Summer Internships

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation offers Summer Internships to 3 motivated students each year. Students will have the opportunity to observe neuroscience research under the direction of a BA-CNBS faculty member. Students must be able to commit to 6 weeks or more in order to be considered.

To Apply: Please email a CV or resume and a recommendation letter from professional or academic reference by March 15 to Alisha Roby: aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Application Period for Summer 2022 is Open.

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Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Clinical Fellowship

The department of Neurology and the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Harvard Medical School (HMS) are seeking a clinical fellow with training in neurology or psychiatry. Applicants must be committed to working across these two disciplines, and conduct a feasible and potentially impactful translational research project.

The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences is a joint effort between the neurology and psychiatry departments at BIDMC, designed as a three-year fellowship including both clinical and research mentoring and training. Fellows will be matched with two mentors: one from the psychiatry faculty, and one from the neurology faculty at Harvard Medical School. Seed funding and appropriate mentoring and support from the Harvard community will be provided for the research project. Qualified candidates must be board certified in neurology or psychiatry, and have independent research goals and clinical interests.

We are now accepting applications for a start date of July 1, 2023.

To apply, please send the following to Daniel Press, MD.
c/o Alisha Roby ( aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu ) by June 30, 2022:

    1. Curriculum vitae (NIH format)
    2. One-page statement of experience and career goals
    3. Two letters of recommendation

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Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.