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The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to understanding how the brain gives rise to mental life and behavior in health and disease and to fostering the next generation of neuroscience research.

We believe that diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to advancing science and developing a vibrant intellectual community.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds to join us in achieving this mission.

(See our diversity statement.)

Faculty positions


Neuroscientist, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford School of Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University seeks an MD/DO, PhD or similarly prepared neuroscientist to join our faculty. Individuals whose programs focus on topics related to anesthesia, analgesia, arousal, cognition or the impact of surgery or critical illness on the nervous system are of special interest. Programmatic emphasis may be on laboratory, human or translational studies.


Staff positions


Executive Director, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is seeking an executive director, reporting to the Director of the Institute, who will serve as the senior administrator for the Institute and be a key participant in strategic planning, providing administrative leadership, guidance and oversight of all administrative and operational functions, including grant programs, training and fellowship programs, neuroscience community laboratories, finance, human resources, communications, faculty affairs, facilities, property administration, information technology and health and safety.


Director, Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is seeking a director for the Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory, a world-class TMS- and EEG-focused human research facility located in the Stanford Neurosciences Building on the Stanford University campus. The Director will provide financial, operational, and scientific/technical leadership for the lab, whose mission is to provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art clinical-grade EEG and TMS equipment, complementing the world-class clinical operations at the Stanford University hospital, with a in a welcoming non-clinical human research facility.


Digital Community & Social Media Strategist

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute seeks a digital community and social media strategist to cultivate and grow our online audiences and manage our social media channels. This position would also devote half their effort to developing and implementing a digital communications strategy for the new Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience, housed within our institute.


Neural Data Architect

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is seeking a Neural Data Architect to work with research teams affiliated with the institute to develop efficient data management best practices and workflows. This person will receive in-depth training and will have the support and guidance needed to be successful in this role.


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