Job Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Position

    The Social Brain Lab at Indiana University, directed by Dr. Dan Kennedy, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NIH-funded neuroimaging research project (R01MH110630: “Using complex video stimuli to elucidate atypical brain functioning in ASD”). Our lab investigates the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying human social functioning and how these mechanisms break down in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This project specifically uses resting-state fcMRI and video-evoked fMRI, combined with eye tracking and behavioral experiments, to examine neural mechanisms of altered social cognition and to assess heterogeneity in ASD.

    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 social or cognitive neuroscience, and an interest in psychopathology and ASD. Experience with MATLAB and 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 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.

    To apply, please email your application to Dan Kennedy ( Please include a cover letter that includes a proposed start date, CV, 3 representative publications, and 3 letters of reference.  

  • 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