Job Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Position (with Olaf Sporns)
    As part of an ongoing scientific collaboration at Indiana University, Dan Kennedy and Olaf Sporns are jointly recruiting a postdoc interested in applying network approaches to studying the human brain in both typical and atypical development, with a particular emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to explore brain connectivity across various timescales, including moment-to-moment fluctuations (i.e., dynamic functional connectivity) as well as slower changes occurring across the lifespan, and linking these changes back to behavior. This is a one year appointment, with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The position is funded by an NIH training grant, and hence requires either US citizenship or residency.

    We are looking for someone with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, statistics, or a related area. The ideal candidate would have a strong quantitative background, previous training in computational, network, or cognitive neuroscience, and an interest or background in psychopathology and ASD. Strong programming skills and a familiarity with neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer, ANTs) and advanced analysis methods (e.g., graph theory, functional connectivity, multivariate analyses) is preferred. Applicants must have good organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.  

    The position is available immediately, but the start date can be somewhat flexible. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue reviewing them on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits.

    If interested, please contact either Olaf Sporns ( or Dan Kennedy ( As part of your application, please include a cover letter that includes a proposed start date, an up-to- date CV and copies of representative publications.
  • Graduate Students

    Prospective graduate students can contact Dr. Kennedy directly at

  • Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants

    The Social Brain lab is currently accepting applications from prospective undergraduate research assistants. Students interested in applying should send their CV/Resume, research experience, and brief letter of intent to