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 Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (BA-CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) is a world leader in research and development, clinical applications, and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques and their integration with EEG, MRI, and behavioral testing in humans. Dr. Peter Fried’s Laboratory of Cognitive Neurophysiology at the BA-CNBS is seeking dynamic and highly motivated candidates for a multi-year, funded interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship.

The focus of Dr. Fried’s research is using the tools of cognitive neuroscience, behavioral neurology, and clinical neurophysiology to better understand the aging brain and develop translatable neurophysiologic markers to distinguish healthy and pathological cognitive aging. The fellow would be primarily working on an NIH-funded study, The Neurobiological Mechanisms of Altered Cortical Plasticity in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, though collaboration on other projects is encouraged.

The primary responsibilities of this position entail overseeing the collection of study data and its analysis, including neuronavigated TMS-EEG, multi-modal neuroimaging (structural MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy), neuropsychological testing, clinical lab testing, and plasma-based biomarkers, as well as the write-up and dissemination of the results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. The fellow would work closely with Dr. Fried and a team of dedicated professionals, including research assistants, biophysicists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, and biostatisticians. Dr. Fried works closely with other faculty at the BA-CNBS and opportunities for cross-study collaboration are possible.

The ideal candidate for the position will have a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience or related fields and a strong background in neuroimaging (MRI, EEG). Experience with TMS or other noninvasive brain stimulation techniques is preferred, but not required. A strong background in programming (e.g., Matlab, Bash, Python), MRI software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer), and EEG processing software (e.g., EEGLab, Fieldtrip, Brainstorm) is highly valued. Familiarity with multi-modal processing and analysis (e.g., TMS-EEG source localization) is also a plus. The candidate should be comfortable working as part of a team, interacting with older clinical populations and those with impaired cognitive abilities, and supervising students and technicians. This position is open to both US and non-US residents, though candidates should be comfortable writing and conversing about science in English. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and those historically underrepresented in science and academia are encouraged to apply.

This position is full-time and inclusive of a full, standard benefits package. This position is available immediately and funded through February 2026. The fellow will be encouraged to apply for additional funding with guidance from Dr. Fried.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of 2-3 references to Peter Fried, 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 Closed.

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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.