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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

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 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 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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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:

System Engineer

Posted August 25, 2014

Position Description

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.

Position Responsibilities

  • 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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • 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:

Prof. Bin He may also be reached during EMBC’14.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Research Associate

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,

Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Nr.: 452
Department: Neurosciences
Submitted: 2010-07-16
Contact: John T. Gale, Ph.D. (

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: