We have an opening for a postdoctoral scholar to begin in Summer of 2017, for a term of at least 2 years. In collaboration with the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, the postdoc will work on a new program of research that examines empathy, social support,  and well-being in social networks. This project will integrate approaches from psychology, neuroscience, and network science to understand how social cognitive competencies predict the the structure and dynamics of social networks. 

Successful applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, statistics/biostatistics, or mathematics. They should also have a strong background in the design and analysis of behavioral and fMRI experiments, skills in computational modeling of social and neural networks, and excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants should send a CV, a statement of interest (maximum: 1 page), and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Morelli (

Research Assistants


If you are interested in volunteering in the lab, we'd love to hear from you! To help get the most out of your experience, we ask that you be prepared to commit to 8-10 hours of research per week for a minimum of two semesters. As a research assistant, you will have the opportunity to coordinate and conduct behavioral and neuroimaging experiments. You will also assist with the recruitment, running, and payment of participants; stimulus and paradigm development; and data maintenance and analysis.  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this application and e-mail it to