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Postd February 17, 2015
The Translational NeuroEngineering Laboratory at Massachusetts General
Hospital/Harvard Medical School has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the areas of psychiatric brain stimulation and brain-computer interfaces. The overall goal of the project is the development of closed-loop systems for psychiatric brain stimulation, particularly deep brain stimulation. Our focus is on modifying activity within the limbic circuit in ways that will enhance patients' own capacity for self-regulation.
The principal responsibility of this position is the independent conduct of experiments using rodent behavioral models to probe the neural and behavioral effects of novel brain stimulation interventions. Responsibilities include small animal husbandry (with technician support), surgery and postoperative care, behavioral training, and the implementation of software/protocols for real-time combinations of electrophysiology, behavioral monitoring, and intervention. There will be substantial electronics work and configuration of both analog and digital experimental apparatus. The work will at times involve transportation of bulky or heavy objects on carts, standing or sitting for extended periods, performance of fine motor tasks under visual guidance, and complex technical communication in the English language.
Work will take place within a rich neuroscience community, and there are opportunities for collaboration and networking with clinicians, human-oriented basic scientists, and engineers. We strive for an open, supportive, and intellectually stimulating environment where every lab member feels welcome and engaged.
Competitive candidates must have:
- A doctoral degree in a relevant field; we welcome applications from neuroscientists, engineers, and interdisciplinary backgrounds regardless of the formal title of the training program.
- Strong programming skills. MATLAB or Python essential; familiarity with other languages is desirable. C/C++ (and derivatives), LabVIEW, and scripting languages are all of interest. Prior experience with data acquisition hardware and/or creating real-time systems would be helpful.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-domain-experts.
- Evidence of substantial capability for independent work, problem-solving, and initiative-taking. This will be directly solicited from references.
- Understanding of scientific/technical communication, as evidenced by prior publication and presentations.
- Interpersonal skills appropriate for collaboration in a very multidisciplinary and highly diverse environment.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
- Prior experimental work in animal or human neuroscience
- Prior work with psychiatric patient populations or the biological mechanisms of mental illness
- Skills in electronics modification and/or biomedical electrode fabrication
- Experience in or familiarity with the design of brain-computer interfaces and/or brain decoding paradigms
Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis other than the ability to fulfill job requirements. This position is open to researchers of any nationality. We are happy to attempt visa sponsorship for competitive candidates, but only if those needs are disclosed at the beginning of the application process.
To apply, please send a single PDF of cover letter (with clear statement of relevant background/interests), CV including publication list, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Post-Doctoral Research Position
Posted February 13, 2015
The Rehab Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for a post-doctoral research position in sensorimotor neural interface development for prosthetic limb control. The post-doctoral research fellow will be working closely with an interdisciplinary team of neural engineers, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, computer scientists, and prosthetists. With the supervision and support from the faculty investigators, the postdoctoral research fellow is expected to take a leadership role and work independently in experiment design, data collection, data analysis, and paper publication. He/she will be encouraged to develop independent research projects/expertise and develop individual fellowship grant proposals. There will be opportunities to closely interact with multiple faculty investigators from clinical, engineering, and basic science departments across both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses. The position involves the following research areas:
The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
- Pre-clinical testing of sensory stimulation as a model for a somatosensory neuroprosthesis
- Clinical testing of spinal root stimulation in amputees to restore sensation in the hand and forearm
- Preparation of regulatory documentation to support FDA-regulated clinical trials
Alternatively, exceptional candidates with more traditional engineering backgrounds in robotics or electrical engineering may be considered if they have an interest in a neural engineering research career.
- A recently completed PhD or equivalent degree in biomedical engineering or a related field
- Deep knowledge of peripheral sensorimotor neurophysiology
- Experience with neural stimulation and design/testing of neural interfaces
- Expertise with Matlab and/or LabVIEW software packages
- Experience with clinical trials and testing of neuroprosthetic devices
- Evidence of scholarship; e.g. peer-reviewed publications
The successful applicant will be joining a multidisciplinary team including scientists, engineers, and clinicians to design, develop, and test a cutting-edge neuroprosthesis to restore sensory function and decode motor commands for control of an advanced prosthetic limb in transradial amputees. For more information, please contact or send a CV to Drs. Robert Gaunt (email@example.com), Jennifer Collinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Lee Fisher (email@example.com).
NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Experience
Posted December 29, 2014
The objective of the NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Experience is to expand and diversify the next generation of scientists in the clinically relevant yet underrepresented field of Neurotrauma. Students involved in the proposed program will not only be exposed practically and theoretically to scientific research, but will also participate in cutting edge, NIH-funded projects that could have significant impact on the field of Neurotrauma and the US healthcare system.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Experience is a ten (10) week program beginning on June 1, 2015 and ending August 7, 2015.
All students funded through this program are required to:
- Work 40 hours per week in their assigned laboratories. (Students will receive a stipend of $400 a week).
- Attend group seminars twice a week (Monday and Friday mornings 9-10am). The seminars are presented by faculty and designed to introduce students to the basic and clinical science associated with Neurotrauma as well as the responsible conduct of research and practicalities such as experimental design, grant and manuscript writing, effective presentations, and career guidance.
- Participate in a weekly journal club (Wednesday mornings 9-10am). During this journal club students are placed in groups and discuss research methodologies with faculty, post-doc, or graduate student leaders. Suggestions, guidance, and critiquing are all part of the exchange therefore all students are required to actively participate.
- Create an abstract and poster based on their lab experience. Participate in the annual summer student research day by presenting their poster. Student posters are judged by our faculty and the best overall poster(s) will be given a monetary award.
- Participate in a minimum of 3 planned social activities.
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner including dress, attendance, timeliness, and attitude.
The NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Experience program is led by Dr. Kim Anderson-Erisman and coordinated by Maria Chagoyen. More information and application on the website.
Postdoctoral Position - Schalk Lab at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York
(funded for 3+ years),ECoG--Based Neurophysiology/Systems Neuroscience
Posted December 7, 2014
The successful candidate will be part of the Schalk lab (www.schalklab.org) at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York. The research will be focused on the development and testing of new theories of information routing in the brain using high-resolution electrocorticography (ECoG) in humans. A critical aspect of this research will be the development of new algorithmic methods to establish anatomical or functional network topologies from ECoG signals. The incumbent will be expected to be involved in all aspects of this research, which includes experimental design, ECoG data collection with our collaborators at Albany Medical College, method development, signal analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, and grant development. The candidate will also have the exciting opportunity to participate in our newly funded Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (www.neurotechcenter.org), which is the only NIH-funded neurotechnology center in the United States.
The Wadsworth Center
The Schalk research lab at the Wadsworth Center is widely recognized for its basic neuroscience and translational neurotechnology research. The Wadsworth Center has been named one of the "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" and one of the "Best Places to Work in Academia" by The Scientist magazine. Cost of living in Albany is relatively low, and there is easy access to some of the most exciting metropolitan areas in North America, including New York City, Boston and Montreal, as well as to a large variety of tourist attractions such as Niagara Falls.
We are seeking candidates with substantial experience in different areas of neuroscience and engineering. With respect to neuroscience, we expect the candidate to be intimately familiar with EEG/ MEG/ECoG neurophysiology, in particular oscillatory dynamics and population-level activity, and to have a strong interest in current theories of cortical processing, such as communication-through-coherence, gating-by-inhibition, and predictive coding. With respect to engineering, we expect the candidate to have a solid background in signal processing, in particular time series/spectral analysis, classiQication, and advanced statistics/machine learning, as well as excellent programming expertise in Matlab. We will not consider candidates without a strong background in both of these areas of science and engineering.
In addition, the candidate should be familiar with C++, have an intense interest in multidisciplinary work, and an impeccable work ethic and problem solving and communication skills. We collaborate intensively, both within our group and with a number of outstanding external collaborators. Hence, the most compatible candidates will embrace the multidisciplinary, fast-paced, and collaborative nature of our work.
Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of background and goals, and two reference letters to Dr. Gerwin Schalk (http://www.schalklab.org/people/lab-director) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is Qilled.
Biomedical Engineer or Engineer
Posted November 20, 2014
Battelle’s Consumer, Industrial, and Medical Group
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.
Battelle’s Consumer, Industrial, and Medical group is currently seeking a Biomedical Engineer or Engineer with biomedical engineering experience with neurotechnology emphasis to join a team of accomplished researchers in leading programs in neurotechnology, including the neural bridging program featured in the media including CBS This Morning, CNN, the Washington Post, and many others. This position is full-time regular work beginning as soon as possible.
This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.
- Develop the fundamental science and understanding of novel neurotechnologies
- Design and lead clinical, pre-clinical and laboratory neurotechnology studies
- Propose and lead neurotechnology tasks and programs within defined scope, schedule and budget
- Lead product development of neural technology systems, including for example neural assistive and neural rehabilitative systems
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline and completed coursework in Neurophysiology or Biology disciplines.
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- At least 1 year of laboratory experience within the neurotechnology field
- Proficiency in mathematical software tools (e.g. Matlab, MathCAD, etc.) and Microsoft Office software
- Experience presenting technical work through written and verbal communication skills
- Proven ability to successfully work independently or as part of a larger team
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
- Coursework and/or training/experience in implantable or non-invasive neural sensing, recording, imaging, data analysis, stimulation or modulation
- Significant experience supporting or leading experiments in a clinical setting
- Proficiency in statistical analysis and/or Design of Experiments
- Proven track record of proposing and winning research and development project funding
- Current or pending publications
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers
Doctoral Training Opportunity - Case Western Reserve University & The Cleveland VA Medical Center
Posted November 10, 2014
NERVE INTERFACES FOR LOWER EXTREMITY MOTOR NEUROPROSTHESES
AT CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY & THE CLEVELAND VAMEDICAL CENTER
The Departments of Orthopedics/Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland VA Medical Center are inviting highly motivated individuals to apply for a new post-doctoral position supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The position involves quantifying the selectivity of new nerve cuff electrodes for the human femoral, tibial and fibular nerves in first-in-man translational studies, as well as specifying and overseeing production of high density nerve cuff electrodes using new materials and microfabrication techniques.
Candidates should possess:
• A doctoral degree in a discipline related to neural engineering.
• Expertise in neural interface design, development, surgical deployment and in vivo evaluation in chronic and acute settings.
• Human subject training and exposure to clinical testing with human volunteers.
• Competency in neural modeling and simulation for electrode design and optimization.
• Mastery of Matlab and C programming, data acquisition, laboratory instrumentation and intra-operative measurements
• Knowledge of nerve structure and function.
• Ability to apply biological/engineering/design concepts in practice.
• Productive history or good potential of generating peer-reviewed publications.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team including clinicians, scientists, engineers, faculty and students.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical skills.
Applicants must be motivated and independent self-starters with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or equivalent. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency preferred. Position will be for at least 1 year with the potential for extension depending on progress. Salary depends on education and experience in accordance with NIH policy.
Qualified candidates should send a CV and names of three references to:
Ronald J. Triolo, PhD,
Professor of Orthopaedics
Case Western Reserve University
LSCDVAMC 10701 East Blvd.
Cleveland OH 44106
Dustin Tyler, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Building 309
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or citizenship or veteran status as provided by law.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College
Posted October 29, 2014
Lecturer salary from £45,950 to £51,200 per annum
Senior Lecturer salary from £56,450 per annum
South Kensington Campus
Due to rapid growth and the strategic importance of the discipline of bioengineering at Imperial College London, the Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint up to four individuals at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer grade. This is an open call in which we are looking for outstanding candidates in any field of Bioengineering.
Candidates should have an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in an appropriate science or engineering discipline and will have demonstrated an ability to generate and execute research at an internationally-leading level. Evidence of teaching at all levels is also required.
A link to the job ad can be found at
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment ; select "job search" and enter
Closing Date: 4 December 2014 (midnight GMT)
Post-doctoral Associate - Neurology Dept., University of Pennsylvania
Posted October 21, 2014
We are looking to hire a post-doctoral associate in
Biomedical Engineering/Neurophysiology to work on an RO1 funded project
head by Dr. Andrew Kofke (Anesthesia and Critical Care dept, and
Neurocritical care division). The project involves validating
non-invasive measures of cerebral blood flow using near infrared
spectroscopy measures and testing whether these measurements can
accurately detect cerebral ischemia in severely brain injured patients
that are undergoing multimodal monitoring (including continuous EEG, brain
oxygen tension, and cerebral micro dialysis) in the ICU. The project is a
multidisciplinary effort between the Physics department and the NeuroICU
at Penn along with investigators from the division of Medical Biophysics
from the University of Western Ontario. The ideal candidate would have a
strong background in neurophysiology and engineering and be adept at
quantitative analysis of continuous EEG signals.
Contact Ramani Balu email@example.com.
Scientist Postion - University of Minnesota
Posted October 21, 2014
The University of Minnesota is seeking to fill a SCIENTIST position on noninvasive neuromodulation. Candidates with postdoc or PhD thesis research experience in TMS or tDCS are encouraged to apply. Experience with patients is especially preferred.
The position is open immediately and will be filled once a successful candidate is identified. Apply at the following website:
Faculty Positions - Department of Biomedical Engineering - University of Minnesota
Posted: October 13, 2014
The department invites applications for full-time tenure-track or tenured positions in the area of robotics (broadly defined), including but not limited to
neural robotics, brain-machine interfaces, neuroprostheses and associated sensing techniques, closed-loop controls, electrodes and circuits; and
cellular and molecular machines, robotics that enable genetic programming and cell sensing, and high-throughput parallelization of robotic systems that interface with biological systems.
A major emphasis is on developing robotic techniques and instrumentation motivated by solving problems in biomedicine. Full details and application instructions are availabile in the BME Robotics position announcement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The department is also participating in a University-wide faculty search in the area of Neuromodulation. Full details and application instructions are available in the Neuromodulation position announcement. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
Scientist position - PhD thesis research experience in TMS or tDCS are enouraged to apply. See this
Post-doctoral research fellowship position in Neural Engineering at Mayo Clinic
Posted: September 2014
Responsibilities: The research fellow will be expected to analyze and model real-time neural activity and neurotransmitter efflux evoked by deep brain stimulation (DBS). Responsibilities will include real-time acquisition and processing of neural signals, computational modeling of neurotransmitter dynamics, as well as the development and implementation of neuromodulation control strategies. The research involves the use of neurostimulation systems, neurotransmitter recording sensors, as well as anatomical and functional imaging in a multidisciplinary environment. Additional responsibilities will include development and validation of in vitro and in vivo models of DBS. The Fellow will be expected to independently design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data, assist in the preparation of grants and manuscripts, participate in lab meetings, present findings at scientific meetings, and train students and new personnel. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated record of accomplishments, including a strong publication record.
Details of position: SFN NeuroJobs and Mayo Clinic website
Posted: September 2014
Topic: Brain-Computer Interfaces in Cognitive Rehabilitation after Stroke (speech & attention deficits)
Where: BrainStateDecoding lab of Dr. Michael Tangermann
(Computer Science Dept., University of Freiburg, Germany)
When: ideal start before November 2014; duration: 12 months+
Further information: http://www.bsdlab.uni-freiburg.de/jobs
Posted August 25, 2014
Medtronic's Cardiac Rhythm and Disease Management (CRDM) division is looking for a motivated engineer to work in a system engineering role for product development. Medtronic CRDM is the industry leader and our products are complex engineering systems (An implanted pacer, for instance, can transmit device status and diagnostics remotely to a physician for years). The position responsibilities will include system definition, verification and validation for CRDM products. The position offers excellent opportunity for a starting engineer interested in translating customer needs to reliable and successful products. Excellent mentoring opportunities are available, as work will typically be under the guidance of industry leading experts in system engineering and medical devices. Candidates with exposure to system engineering practice in industry are requested to apply.
- System engineering activities which include a) identification of customer needs, b) system definition by translating customer needs into engineering requirements, c) system architecture, partitioning, and development, d) system verification and validation
- Bachelor's degree with 1-2 year experience in industry or a graduate degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or System engineering
- Understanding of combined hardware, software system architecture, demonstrated by either coursework or work in industry
- Ability to describe systems requirements, requirement tracing to subsystems and interface requirements
- Ability to develop Verification and Validation strategy
- Ability to perform Verification and Validation testing of CRDM systems
- Demonstrated ability for independent work
- Excellent verbal and writing skills
- Ability to work effectively with others on cross-functional teams
- Good time management and organizational skills
- Understanding of system architecture for products involving hardware, software, communication and mechanical components
- Experience with Cardiac Rhythm Management products
- Familiarity with Design for Six Sigma or related product development processes
- Understanding of system engineering deliverables for industrial product development
Physical job requirements:
- Environment: office, some laboratory work, wears gloves, eye protection, chemicals, solvents, electricity.
- Mobility/dexterity: stand/sit/walk 6-8 hours per day. Vision: work with LCD monitors up to 8 hours per day.
Research Associate / Postdoc Positions
in Neural Engineering & Imaging
Posted: August 23, 2014
Outstanding applicants are invited for research associate / postdoctoral
associate positions in the Biomedical Functional Imaging &
Neuroengineering Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering at
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Candidates should hold a PhD
or equivalent in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering,
neuroscience, physics, or a related field by the time of appointment.
Doctoral thesis research experience in EEG/MEG inverse problems,
fMRI, ultrasound, TMS, tDCS, or multimodal neuroimaging is
highly desirable. Demonstrated strong research ability and independence,
as well as excellent communication skills are the most important characteristics.
The University of Minnesota at Twin Cities has outstanding research
programs in neuroengineering, neuroimaging and neuromodulation.
There will be exceptional opportunities for the successful candidates to
collaborate with a number of very active investigators at the University
of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, and to co-supervise PhD students.
To apply, e-mail your CV and names of 3 references (pdf file) to: Bin
He, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Distinguished
McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University
of Minnesota at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Bin He may also be reached during EMBC’14.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is an equal opportunity
educator and employer.
Posted: June 16, 2012
A Research Associate position is available in the Neural Engineering Center of the Biomedical Engineering dept at CWRU. The Research associate will be involved in a DARPA-funded project to interface peripheral nerve with electrodes. The candidate is expected to develop the hardware and software required for the data acquisition of signals for both animal and human experiments, validate the recordings with computer models, work with other experimenters to extract information from the nerve, report the results in peer reviewed scientific journals and to collaborate with other researchers in the Center. The preferred candidate should have a PhD in biomedical or electrical engineering, be proficient in the design and implementation and circuits to interface with the neural tissue and signal processing of neural signals. He/She will also demonstrate critical thinking, excellent organizational and communication skills, and will be motivated to pursue a career in research.
Interested candidates should send their CV, a statement of research interests and career plans, and contact information for three references to Dr. Dominique Durand, email@example.com.
Posting Nr.: 452
Contact: John T. Gale, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Neuroscience in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute to study systems neurophysiology. The candidate is expected to work full-time on clinical projects and basic research aimed at investigating information processing in the basal ganglia. The lab utilizes a variety of techniques, including electrophysiology, pharmacology, microstimulation, and electrochemistry.
Individuals seeking to apply for this position should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or equivalent) with experience in acute single-unit electrophysiology and behavioral training. Importantly, the candidate should be proficient in computer programming (e.g. MatLab, LabView…). The Lerner Research Institute provides a rich academic environment with a strong postdoctoral training program aimed at providing trainees with the opportunity to grow and develop into independent scientists. Moreover, the Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their interests/career goals and the contact information for three references to John Gale, Ph.D.via email: email@example.com