Join the Lab


We have several open positions in the lab. Highly motivated postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate student may work on one or more projects described below. Explore below and get in touch!



(I) Abnormal causal relationships within large-scale neural networks in dystonia (graph theory, effective, functional and structural connectivity analysis).
(II) Genetic influences as risk factors for the development of abnormal neural networks in dystonia (a combination of whole-exome sequencing and multi-modal neuroimaging data analysis).
(IV) Primary mechanistic markers of action of a novel oral medication in patients with dystonia (a combination of neuroimaging and pharmacogenomics).
(V) Machine-learning applications for diagnosis and treatment of dystonia.
(VI) Development and implementation of brain-computer interfaces for dystonia rehabilitation.
(VII) Neuropathology of focal dystonia (a combination of neuropathological analysis of postmortem brain tissue and structural neuroimaging).

Normal Speech Production

(I) Neuroimaging studies of the laryngeal motor cortex during production of speech and other laryngeal behaviors.
(II) Effects of invasive and non-invasive stimulation on speech production.
(III) Development and implementation of large-scale neural population models incorporating neurotransmission for simulation and prediction of brain activity during speech production.

Qualifications and Skills

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • PhD in neuroscience, computer science, bioengineering, mathematics, or related fields
  • Exceptionally strong computational and biostatistical skills to implement and integrate the analysis of multi-dimensional imaging, clinical, and/or genetic datasets
  • Solid experience in Python, MATLAB, and C
  • Strong experience in the algorithmic design, mathematical models, analysis and integration of dynamic systems
  • Independent, self-motivated with a proven track record of productive research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong publication record and excellent academic credentials
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with multiple investigators
  • Clear career goals

Research Assistants

  •  Bachelor's degree ior Master's degree n neuroscience, natural science, computer science, mathematics, or related fields
  •  Independent and self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computational skills and experience with statistical analysis
  • Previous neuroimaging experience and familiarity with image acquisition and processing is preferred
  • Previous clinical research experience is preferred

Graduate Students

Graduate students can join the lab through the Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology or the Program in Neuroscience of Harvard University.

Position Duration and Salary

Full-time appointment: one-year initial contract, renewable annually contingent upon performance.


Salary will commensurate with experience according to the NIH guidelines and Mass. Eye and Ear Policies and Procedures.

When and How to Apply

The positions are available immediately. The applications are considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


Candidates should contact Dr. Kristina Simonyan at and send the full CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three professional referees.


Mass. Eye and Ear is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.