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Post-Doctoral Position at Case Western Reserve University
Muscle-First Hybrid Neuromechanical Exoskeletons for Standing Balance and Gait Stability after Paralysis
A one- to two-year Post-doctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Biomedical
Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio in the areas of rehabilitation
robotics, machine design, biomechanical modeling and simulation, neural stimulation and control
system development for advanced systems to provide standing balance and gait stability to persons
paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. Work will take place under the direction of Drs. Musa L. Audu,
Ronald J. Triolo and Roger Quinn on an NSF-funded Cyber Physical Systems project in the Motion
Study Laboratory at the Louis
Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University. Download flyer.
The Biomedical Functional Imaging & Neuroengineering Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is looking for an exceptional PhD student joining a EEG-based BCI research program. The group has made substantial progress in controlling an external device using sensorimotor rhythm induced by motor-imagery tasks, including flying a model helicopter and controlling a robotic arm from EEG.
Outstanding candidates with BS/MS degrees or BS degree, strong GPA/GRE scores, and research experience in BCI, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to enroll in the PhD program in biomedical engineering at CMU's College of Engineering from Fall 2018. Applications are due December 15, 2018 through the CMU Department of Biomedical Engineering. Pre-application inquiries may also be sent to Prof. Bin He at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exceptional recent PhD graduates may also be considered for postdoc position.
Assistant or Associate Professor level faculty positions : Houston Methodist Research Institute posted 10/13/17
We seek candidates at the early-stage or mid-career for Assistant or Associate Professor level faculty positions in systems level neural stimulation and/or recording research with an emphasis in plasticity and regeneration. Applicants with combined engineering and advanced physiology, signal processing, BCI or similar techniques are preferred. Scientists with have the opportunity to work in an environment with excellent resources and opportunities to translate their research in to large animal models but also partner with a dynamic neurosurgery and neurology program for pre-clinical or clinical applications.
Technical Innovations Specialist (LSCVAMC), Case Western Reserve University posted 10/2/17
Responsible for assisting creating and implementing design, development, evaluation and dissemination plans for new medical/rehabilitation devices through application of Human Centered Design within the VA Innovators Network. Includes conceptual, electronic or mechanical design & prototype development, interactions with student design groups, contractors and Office of Technology Transfer. Download info.
Engineer 1, Case Western Reserve University posted 10/2/17
Responsible for microprocessor, mobile device, or computer based software system design and testing (embedded control and user interfaces) on specific research and development projects for new assistive technologies for individuals with neuro-musculo-skeletal disabilities or limb loss. Download info
Post-Doctoral Scholar position available (at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering) posted 9/27/17
Investigation of Electrical Nerve Block
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is inviting highly motivated individuals to apply for a new postdoctoral position. This position involves studying the effectiveness of electrical waveforms and electrodes in blocking peripheral nerves of the motor, sensory and autonomic systems. Electrical nerve block is an emerging field with broad applications for pain relief, motor dysfunction, and autonomic nervous system control.
Neuroengineering / Neurology faculty search at Massachusetts General Hospital posted 9/24/17
The Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital is recruiting new faculty with expertise in innovation in neuroengineering and neuroscience. The successful candidate should have a record of research achievements in neuroengineering/neurotechnology, such as assistive technologies, neurorehabilitation / neurorobotics, implanted recording and/or neuromodulation devices, vascular and interventional or surgical neurotechnologies, neural encoding/decoding techniques, or high resolution neurophysiology and neuroplasticity. The candidate's research program should enable the early translation of engineering innovations into clinical research or practice.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neural Engineering - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Posted 09/14/17
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of neural engineering, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2018 or thereafter. The position will be at the Associate Professor level.
Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 16 Nobel laureates. The Case School of Engineering actively promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes primarily focused on materials, health care, and energy.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is jointly housed in the School of Medicine and in the Case School of Engineering, was one of the pioneering BME programs in the country (founded 1968), and is home to 31 tenure-track faculty, over 150 graduate students and approximately 500 undergraduate students. Its faculty are international research leaders in biomaterials and nanomedicine, imaging, neural engineering, and computational imaging and personalized diagnostics. The BME department is also home to the endowed Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership that promotes translational research and supports collaborative translational research projects to improve patient care and accelerate the delivery of healthcare technology from academia to the marketplace.
We seek outstanding candidates who have already established an internationally-recognized, competitively-funded individual research program in neural engineering AND who have a strong strategic vision for future research within our rich neural engineering community. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: (1) the development of innovative brain recording and stimulation techniques for neuromodulation and (2) basic and applied research focused on neural interfacing and neurostimulation applications in the autonomic nervous system. Clinical translation is a major goal of our program, so previous experience in the neuromodulation/neurostimulation industry is strongly preferred. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, copy of three representative journal papers, and the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to email@example.com. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Engineer I, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Performs engineering objectives as a member of multidisciplinary research and development teams designing and investigating new medical devices and restorative technologies, and provides high level computing infrastructure support. Responsible for microprocessor, mobile device, or computer based software system design, testing and operation on specific research and development projects for new assistive technologies for individuals with neuro-musculo-skeletal disabilities, limb loss or cognitive dysfunction.
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Research Associate, Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver
The Department of Bioengineering at UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Research Associate in neural engineering in Professor Richard Weir's Biomechatronics Development laboratory. The successful candidate will lead the engineering development of a surgically implanted nerve cuff for a bidirectional optical interface in animal models. The work is funded by an NIH SPARC Initiative program technology development grant.
The primary duties of the position will be to perform mechanical design and integration of miniature optics in nerve cuffs, perform surgeries and conduct tests for stability of the design. This person must successfully lead and coordinate efforts among several interdisciplinary groups, as well as write up research results for reports and publications. The salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience. The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with a start date in the next few months. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
CO_OP position in neural engineering
Boston Scientific is looking to hire two new co-ops in neuromodulation research between now and next summer. Graduate students are preferred.
The successful candidates will work in either Valencia, CA or Minneapolis, MN alongside many Case alumni. At both the graduate and undergraduate level, it is quite difficult to land an entry-level position at the major medical device companies without a successful co-op. This could be an excellent opportunity for an industry-bound student.
Please forward any names to Bob Kirsch firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Juan Hincapie: email@example.com
Academic Faculty Recruitment Opportunity
Neural Engineering/Brain Computer Interface
Post-Doctoral Position - Spinal Cord Injury Research: University of Florida Department of Neuroscience and Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation Download PDF
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to become an integral part of a new research initiative combining neuroengineering and neural tissue transplantation strategies to promote functional repair after spinal cord injury (SCI). Program emphasis is directed at, but not limited to, intraspinal graft-mediated recovery of respiratory function. This recently funded research builds on an established history of basic and translational neurotransplantation experience in SCI at the University of Florida and McKnight Brain Institute (http://researchfeatures.com/2017/04/24/cell-transplantation-neural-repair/). This three (3)-year position will provide dedicated mentorship and offer significant opportunities for career research development underscored by a university-wide foundation in respiratory neurobiology, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with a strong neuroscience background. Significant experience in small animal survival surgery is highly desired in addition to demonstrated electrophysiological expertise and/or experience in neural interface technology. Applications also are being invited from individuals with experience in spinal cord injury research, respiratory neurobiology, or advanced neuroanatomical methods who wish to pursue a challenging new direction. The successful post-doctoral scholar should provide evidence of effective writing and oral communication skills, scientific productivity, and original thinking coupled with collegial interpersonal qualities.
Interested candidates should submit a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) references to: Paul J. Reier, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Postdoctoral position: Immune responses in spinal cord injury: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health-Manhasset, NY
The laboratory of Dr. Ona Bloom is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians working in the field of SCI. Interested candidates should please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Post-Doctoral Position at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
A post-doctoral position is available to study spike timing-dependent plasticity in an adult rat model of cervical spinal cord injury. Data from these studies will be verified in humans with SCI. The overall goal is to develop novel clinical approaches to restore upper-limb function after incomplete cervical SCI. Experience with intracortical microsimulation in animals is a plus, but not essential. Please address correspondence to Martin Oudega, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Perez, PhD at email@example.com.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS TO SAFEGUARD ASTRONAUT HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE DURING DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION
NSPIRES Solicitation Number: TRIRFA1701
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Proposal Due Date: July 31, 2017
The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has been tasked by NASA to identify and fund groundbreaking research and development that can reduce the risks to the health and performance of humans on space exploration missions. TRI is also committed to developing a robust and well-trained workforce that can enable NASA's missions. TRI is releasing a funding opportunity that seeks to support the nation's brightest postdoctoral fellows in performing research related to human space flight. Two-year fellowships are available in any United States (U.S.) laboratory carrying out biomedical research. The full announcement is available at (https://tinyurl.com/TRI-RFA-17-01).
Fellowships enable young scientists to train as independent investigators with their own research projects while continuing to learn from experienced faculty mentors. The program serves as a mechanism to strengthen the high-tech workforce of the future.
Applicants must submit research proposals together with an identified mentor and institution. Independent investigators with existing research grant support may request to be listed as possible mentors for this program by contacting TRI@nasaprs.com no later than June 29. 2017. Selected applicants will receive a stipend for salary support, allowance for health insurance, and travel funds for related scientific meetings. An optional, competitive third year of support is possible. Funds to support the research itself must be supplied by the mentor.
All categories of U.S. institutions are eligible to submit proposals (universities, federal government laboratories, the private sector, and state and local government laboratories).
Full proposals submitted through nspires.nasaprs.com will be due on July 31, 2017. Technical questions should be directed to the NSPIRES help desk at NSPIRESfirstname.lastname@example.org or TRI@nasaprs.com. Programmatic or scientific questions may be directed to Dr. Dorit Donoviel, TRI Interim Director at email@example.com.
Postdoctoral Fellow to study spinal cord injury and axon regeneration
Department of Neurosciences, (UCSD) School of Medicine main campus, La Jolla, California
A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study the molecular mechanisms of cellular (glial, neuronal, etc) responses to experimental spinal cord injury in the Department of Neurosciences on the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine main campus, La Jolla, California. The lab focuses on axon growth and regeneration after central nervous system (CNS) injury. Molecular biology, mouse genetics, viral vectors, in vitro neuronal culture, in vivo spinal cord injury models and optical in vivo imaging are some of the tools used in our studies. Recent projects focused on a MAP3K pathway in neuronal and glial responses to injury and age-dependent changes in neuronal responses to injury. Excellent possibilities exist to collaborate with local scientists in neuroscience, genomics and other disciplines. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via email to the principal investigator: Dr. Binhai Zheng (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of Neurosciences, with a letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references who are familiar with the candidate's work. Preference will be given to recent Ph.D. graduates in neuroscience or a related field with relevant research experience. Lab website: http://zheng.ucsd.edu
Software Internship: Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc.
Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. (CleveMed), a locally-based medical device firm is dedicated to innovative healthcare products in the field of sleep apnea monitoring.
We are seeking a graduate or undergraduate student with programming experience to aid in the development and testing of our web-based healthcare solution. Specifically, we need help in maintaining and upgrading our life-cycle processes.
The position will focus on the following:
Creation and execution of test cases for web-based applications
- Reduction of labor by replacing manual test cases with automated processes
- Aid in maintenance of automated software builds
- Creation of Virtual Machines for multiple operating system testing
- Compiling reports for pending releases
- Development of back-end software applications to improve IT productivity
Pay: $10 - $15 / hour
Hours: Negotiable. Full Time or Part Time through the summer and possibly the Fall of 2017.
Please send resumes to Recruiter@CleveMed.com
Post-Doctoral position in the Yazdan-Shahmorad Laboratory at the University of Washington's Department
Post-Doctoral position in the Yazdan-Shahmorad Laboratory at the University of Washington's Department
of Bioengineering. The position will be in the field of neural engineering or neuroscience. The successful candidate will use optogenetics, electrophysiology, and behavior to study stroke rehabilitation in non-human primates. Details on the position and application procedure can be found at the following link:
Post-Doc for Upper Limb Prosthesis Control at the UNC/NCSU Joint Dept. of BME
The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) at the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help advance upper limb prosthesis control.
- A recent Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
- Strong research experiences in neuromuscular control, advanced signal processing, data fusion, intramuscular or surface EMG measurement and analysis, quantitative motor unit analysis, and/or upper limb motor control.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in muscle physiology, musculoskeletal modeling, and dynamic simulation.
- Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, etc).
- Good record of peer-reviewed publications.
This is a great opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary research lab. Here in NREL at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, we investigate the control mechanism of neuromuscular systems in normal and neurologically disabled individuals, develop advanced neural-machine interfacing technologies, and apply these techniques toward neural control of prosthetics, orthotics, computers, and other assistive devices. As a researcher in our joint department, you will have excellent opportunities to leverage and expand on our existing collaborations with faculty at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, and with clinicians at the UNC School of Medicine. We are located in the vibrant Research Triangle, one of the fastest growing tech regions in the US.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact us: email@example.com.
Two post-doctoral fellow openings in neuromodulation
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH),
Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), Division of Biomedical Physics (DBP).
More details can be found through the links below.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
We seek a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a
supportive environment to join our team. Our goal is to understand and control neural function
with the purpose of restoring function to individuals with neurological impairment or disease.
Presently we have active projects in
- deep brain stimulation (DBS): mechanisms of action; closed-loop control; design of innovative
- peripheral nerve stimulation for control of bladder continence and emptying
- spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain: modeling, preclinical studies, and clinical studies
to understand mechanisms and innovations to increase therapeutic efficacy
- transcranial magnetic stimulation: mechanisms and innovations to increase efficacy
We conduct computer-based modeling of neurons and electric fields, in vivo stimulation and
recording in pre-clinical models, and translational clinical feasibility / physiology experiments in
humans. The strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke is ideal for our
translational research efforts.
The focus of this position is on experimental and computational studies to understand
mechanisms and innovations to increase therapeutic efficacy of spinal cord stimulation and
deep brain stimulation.
This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for
interdisciplinary research and career development. An earned PhD and previous experience in
experimental electrophysiology are required, as are excellent communication skills. Previous
computational modeling experience is beneficial.
For consideration submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional
references as a .pdf file attachment to:
Warren M. Grill, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
U.S. Air Force Research Lab Repperger Research Intern Program
The Repperger Research Intern Program begins June 4 and concludes August 12, 2017. We are currently seeking bio-engineering candidates for several opportunities within the Repperger Research Internship Program. A single application can be utilized to apply to all of these programs and other DoD research opportunities (Candidates can apply to multiple opportunities). The opportunities with AFRL are located either in Ohio or Texas at the respective research laboratory. Currently, the deadline to apply for this program is slated for Friday 6 Jan 17 (We opened up the application process in late November). Pending the applicant pool after Friday's deadline, we may extend the deadline a few more weeks) Candidates will receive a monthly stipend based upon their education and experience. U.S. Citizenship is required for the Air Force Research Lab.
Candidates can apply to this program and view others on our website: www.orau.org/maryland
RA-ship (PhD Student or Postdoc) in Rehabilitation Biomechanics
Stevens Institute of Technology
The Movement Control Rehabilitation Laboratory (www.mocorelab.com) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology has an opening for a full-time doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher to start in September 2017.
The individual will contribute to research that investigates sensorimotor mechanisms and innovative rehabilitation solutions for neuromuscular disorders such as stroke. Methods will include simulation-based control of exoskeletons for gait restoration and cognitive virtual-reality therapy for improved hand function. Key skills for this work include biomechanics, clinical experience, Matlab/Simulink/C/LabView programming, and effective written and spoken communication.
The position is fully-funded for two years. For doctoral students, additional funding will be sought via available intramural and extramural sources. February 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply to the Stevens PhD program. Graduate admissions information can be found at: https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions
Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Hoboken is a vibrant, walkable urban community with direct access to New York City. See http://hobokennj.gov/visit/ for more information.
Interested individuals should first contact Prof. Raviraj Nataraj at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be prepared to provide a cover letter, CV, and three references from past mentors/employers who can attest to candidate abilities in research and academics.
Student Research Positions - Summer 2017
NIH Summer Research Program
The objective of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 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.
Schedule and Stipend: Students will be expected to work full-time (40hrs per week) beginning May 22 thru July 28, 2017. Compensation is based on funding provided to the program.
Applicants: All applicants must be considered an "Undergraduate" student by May 22, 2017 and be a U.S. Citizen or resident alien status with a current green card.
*Deadline to submit completed application is: 5:00pm on February 6, 2017
*Students will be notified of the panel's decision no later than March 31, 2017
For additional information, please contact Maria Chagoyen at 305-243-7108
University of Oklahoma
Endowed Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering
The new Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) was founded with a historic $30 million gift in 2016, and is currently seeking outstanding Assistant Professor and Associate/Full Professor candidates to start in Fall 2017. Commensurate with experience, Stephenson Chair endowments are available at the Associate/Full level and endowed Stephenson Professorship is available at the Assistant Professor level for a highly qualified candidate. Applicants in the field of cancer nanomedicine are especially encouraged to apply. Significant value is placed on translational research.
Posted October 30, 2016
Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tenure /Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Non-Tenured Professor of the Practice Position
The Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BU BME) anticipates openings for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Areas and positions of interest include a senior, tenured faculty position in Biomedical Engineering, and Assistant Professor positions with priorities in the following areas: (a) Neural Engineering, Photonics, Biomedical Instrumentation, or associated areas; (b) Computational Biology and Data Analytics, including applications in molecular bioengineering, computational neuroscience, and biomechanics; and (c) Biological Design, which we define as approaches to construct biological tissues and organs using biological principles. Junior Faculty hires in areas (a) and (b) are likely to
align with secondary appointments in our Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
Posted September 23, 2016
MnDRIVE Faculty Positions in Neuromodulation at the University of Minnesota
MnDRIVE Discoveries and treatments for brain conditions supports the critical core functions of basic and translational neuromodulation research, clinical trials, and workforce development through traineeships in neuromodulation. A consortium of departments that includes Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry, seeks to recruit up to eight MnDRIVE Neuromodulation scholars with expertise that may include novel approaches to neuromodulation, the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation, transcranial stimulation and other noninvasive approaches, and optimizing the application of neuromodulation to a spectrum of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Three successful rounds of hiring were recently completed, resulting in the recruitment of six tenure-track scholars. For the fourth round of hiring, the consortium seeks to recruit scholars with neuromodulation-relevant expertise that includes:
- Novel engineering/biological aspects such as electrode and circuit design, current steering, closed loop control, neural interfacing and modeling.
- Dynamic brain mapping to optimize neuromodulation through identifying individualized biomarkers of disease and mapping responses to neuromodulation.
- Neuromodulation for movement disorders, psychiatric conditions, addiction or pain to optimize current therapies in existing patient populations, evaluate implement new approaches and techniques, identify brain targets, or define new patient populations.
- The study of mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of neuromodulation in neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions using systems neuroscience, modeling, and/or functional imaging techniques.
Applications will be accepted for tenured/tenure track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor levels. The key criteria include, but are not limited to, scientific accomplishment, potential impact of future research, the ability to integrate with existing programs and translational initiatives with industry. Successful candidates must demonstrate the capability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, a commitment to medical, graduate or undergraduate education, and to collaborative, transdisciplinary program development.
For more information and application instructions go to: https://mndrive.umn.edu/brain/job-postings
Posted September 18, 2016
AIMBE FDA Scholars Program
AIMBE is offering one-year regulatory policy appointments to postdoctoral scholars with advanced training in medical and biological engineering. Scholars work side-by-side with influential decision makers in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in Washington, DC. This is a highly competitive program with an 8.5% acceptance rate.
AIMBE is soliciting applications for its October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 program year. Scholars are provided with a $70,000 stipend and allowances for moving expenses and participation in scientific conferences. Applications deadline is December 5, 2016 (doctoral-level degrees must be conferred by August 2017). More information is available at: aimbe.org/scholars-program/.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend AIMBE's Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders on October 24-25 in Washington.
Tenure Track Faculty - Neurotechnology
Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology
(SINAPSE), National University of Singapore
Posted July 20, 2016
Post Doctoral Fellowships - Neurotechnology
Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology
(SINAPSE), National University of Singapore
Posted July 20, 2016
Research Director, Bioeletronics, Neurotechnology
Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology
(SINAPSE), National University of Singapore
Posted July 20, 2016
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Duke University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
An opportunity exists to join our research group in neural engineering and neuromodulation. We are using engineering techniques to understand and control neural function with the goal of restoring function to individuals with neurological impairment.
This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. A PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, physics or math is required, as are excellent communication skills. Previous experience in experimental electrophysiology is highly desirable, and previous computational modeling experience is beneficial.
For consideration submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:
Warren M. Grill, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
For more information click here.
Postdoc position -
experimental/chronic recording experience.
For more information here.
Post-doc position offer
Topic: computational modeling of multisite stimulation for disrupting epileptic activity
(NIH Support: R01 NS092760-01A1)
Posted March 23, 2016
Location in the city of Rennes, France. LTSI laboratory, University of Rennes. In addition, the post- doc fellow will have the opportunity to perform visits and to actively collaborate with the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Illinois Institute of Technology (Prof. D. Mogul).
Click HERE for more information.
Investigator/Senior Investigator - Electrophysiology
Posted March 20, 2016
See full description and link to apply here.
Closing date for Applications: 8th April 2016
Postdoctoral Position at EPFL LSBI On Soft Neurotechnology
Posted February 18, 2016
The Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces at the EPFL has an immediate opening for a
postdoctoral scientist driven by technological innovation applied to therapeutic neural
interfaces. The project focuses on the design, manufacturing and evaluation of long-term
Joining our team at EPFL LSBI offers the opportunity to acquire advanced skills in neuroprosthetics and work in close collaboration with colleagues at EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics, the Wyss Center and the university hospital in Lausanne (CHUV) - a lively and unique international scientific community, at the forefront of neurotechnological research
and its translation to the clinical environment. We also have state-of-the art microfabrication infrastructures (cmi.epfl.ch) and characterization facilities.
The position applies to scientists motivated by technological challenges and interdisciplinary experimental research.
Qualifications: applicants must have an outstanding scientific record and a PhD in engineering including electrical, mechanical or neuroengineering, materials science, or applied physics. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in neuroprosthetics or medical technologies.
Expertise in at least one of the following fields is a must-have: electrode design, device fabrication and characterization; soft/stretchable electronics; system integration.
How to apply:
Candidates should send a CV and list of publications, a one-page statement of motivation and career goals, and contact information of three references to Prof. Stéphanie P. Lacour, stephanie.lacourepfl.ch.
Start date: as soon as possible (summer 2016 at the latest)
Activity rate: 100%
Duration of contract: 1-year, renewable
Deadline: Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information on EPFL, please visit http://presentation.epfl.ch/, http://lsbi.epfl.ch, http://cnp.epfl.ch, and http://cmi.epfl.ch.
“Neural Control of Leg Prostheses via an Osseointegrated Implant”
Collaborative project between Integrum AB, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Centre of Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (C.A.R.E.) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg University, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
More information PDF.
Posted January 29, 2016
PhD and PostDoc positions
Institute of Neural Engineering, Graz-BCI Lab at the Graz University of Technology, Austria
Posted January 20, 2016
For more information, visit https://bci.tugraz.at/research/current-projects/feel-your-reach
Postdocs/Engineers - Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute
Posted December 30, 2015
We currently have openings for postdocs and/or engineers for our NIH-funded study in Parkinson's disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (PIs Dr. Dawn Taylor & Dr. Cameron McIntyre).
The goal of this project is to understand how Parkinson's disease alters cortical network processing and how Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) helps to re-normalize motor function. The project involves chronically recording cortical network activity with high-density electrode arrays in our macaque animal models. Extensive neuromotor data will be collected in the normal and Parkinsonian state as well as on and off different types of DBS. This experimental data will be complimented with computational modeling to try to understand the underlying mechanisms as well as identify ways to improve DBS.
We are looking for multiple post docs/engineers that can focus on either the animal work, the computational modeling, or both depending on their skills and interests. If interested, please send a CV to Dr. Dawn Taylor at email@example.com.
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Brain Machine Interface Engineering
University of Houston
Posted December 30, 2015
A new post doctoral position in Brain Computer Interface Engineering is open in the lab of Joseph T. Francis at the University of Houston department of Biomedical engineering in the Cullen College of engineering, which is NIH funded for at least 4 years. The goal of the project is to determine the influence of reward and motivation on neural activity from non-human primates (NHPs) primary motor cortex as well as other regions involved in sensorimotor control. This reward related activity will be used in a reinforcement learning framework to produce an autonomously updating BMI system. The work will involve collaborating with a NHP expert that will help train the NHPs. The successful applicant should have a strong computational background and animal experience would be preferred. Experience with neurophysiological data is preferred. Please contact Dr. Francis at joey199us at gmail dot com or reply to the add.
See joefrancislab.com for more information on our work.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: >=$45,000.00 /year
Required experience: Background in neurophysiology, animal work, machine learning: 3 years
Required education: Doctorate
Postdoctoral Fellow position - Cleveland Clinic
Posted December 14, 2015
A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the field of clinical neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new laboratory that seeks to identify mechanisms of plasticity in human recovery and harness such potential through novel behavioral and brain stimulation techniques.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more ongoing clinical trials and neuroscientific studies involving brain stimulation, rehabilitation/training and structural and functional neuroimaging. The position requires a highly creative, motivated and independent individual with a Ph.D. in kinesiology, rehabilitation science, exercise science/physiology, biomechanics and movement science, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate this experience through a record of relevant publications. Strong laboratory and clinical research skills, ability to lead as well as work well in a team, an understanding of human neuro-motor control in health and disease, and basic knowledge of human neuro-imaging would be desirable. Past medical research is not required, but candidates must be willing to perform experiments in clinical settings. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with clinical staff, clinical coordinators, graduate students and fellows as well as participate in independent laboratory research. It would be desirable if candidates can begin in early 2016.
Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Ela Plow PhD PT at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Positions at New Jersey's Science and Technology University
Faculty positions list
Posted November 20, 2015
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Fellowship (IGERT)
University of Minnesota
Posted November 16, 2015
Become the future of systems neuroengineering. The University of Minnesota is home to an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Systems Neuroengineering, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Bright, high-achieving students who are admitted to a University of Minnesota’s Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Neuroscience are eligible for this prestigious training program. The program provides a generous stipend and tuition coverage as well as access to cutting-edge research in neuroengineering. Minnesota is also home to the largest collection of medical device manufacturers in the world and our program provides opportunities for IGERT trainees to gain practical experience working with these companies. Through our education and research-training model, students in our program learn to develop the skills to revolutionize neurotechnologies and advance our understanding of neuroscience processes underlying these technologies.
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USC Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Posted October 15, 2015
We invite applications from candidates knowledgeable in biomedical engineering, and will focus on a candidate’s
promise and/or track record during the review process. Candidates with interest in the following areas detailed
below, are especially encouraged to apply:
1. Systems Cellular-molecular Bioengineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: genetic
regulatory networks; morphodynamics and morphogenesis; combined quantitative cellular
mechanobiology; experimental and modeling approaches to translational research and medical
therapeutics; metabolomics; computational systems biology; biocomplexity analysis, and engineering
aspects of stem cell and regenerative medicine research. We are particularly interested in candidates at
the associate and full professor ranks.
2. Neuroengineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: next generation neural interfaces,
complex large-scale and multi-scale modeling for reverse engineering the brain, and bioelectronic devices
for medical applications. We are interested in candidates at any rank.
We seek energetic individuals who will participate in the university’s research enterprise and engage with
students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will establish a strong, externally
funded, research program of national prominence while contributing to the core teaching mission of the
department. An earned doctorate in a field closely related to Biomedical Engineering is required.
To receive full consideration, candidates should apply on-line at the faculty application website:
http://bme.usc.edu/directory/faculty/open-positions/. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for suggested references.
Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2015; applications received after this date might not be
considered. Interested individuals are welcome to contact Dr. Ellis Meng, Chair of the Department of Biomedical
Engineering (email@example.com). They are also encouraged to visit the
Assistant Professor, Medical Devices - Tenured Track, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Posted October 13, 2015
Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a similarly equivalent area, and have demonstrated excellent capability during post-doctoral research.
A qualified candidate will be able to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate educational programs, and will have already developed or will demonstrate potential to develop an extramurally funded research program. Investigators will collaborate with other clinical and basic science faculty both within BME and across other departments at both UNC and NC State, including the Hospital and Veterinary School. Primary research space for this position will be located at UNC Chapel Hill.
More information: http://unc.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/84621
A Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar position in the University of Rhode Island, Biomedical Engineering is available starting as soon as possible.
Posted October 10, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar will be a primary contributor to Dr. Besio’s Neurorehab Laboratory in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, and collaborate with Drs. Mankodiya and Kennedy. S/he will help develop, integrate, and maintain an advanced electroencephalography and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system including signal processing algorithms. The candidate will use the system to acquire clinical epilepsy data and perform analysis for source localization. This position requires hands-on-experience developing biomedical instrumentation.
Primary areas of interest include: (1) analog PCB level circuit design and signal acquisition, (2) experience with fNIRS hardware prototyping, (3) electrode fabrication, (4) integration of sensors and electronics into a wearable garment, (5) wireless data transmission, and (6) human experiments (not in particular order of preference). The successful Postdoctoral Candidate or Visiting Scholar will join a team of signal processing and hardware design faculty, neurologists, and neuroscientists currently dedicated to this project.
Required qualifications: minimum of Ph.D., or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or closely related field; course work or research experience (publications a plus) in one of the areas of interest.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates should describe previous experience, skills, as well as name and contact information for two references to: Dr. Besio at firstname.lastname@example.org (Email applications are preferred). Website: http://egr.uri.edu/neurorehabilitationlab/
The University of Rhode Island initiated an Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program in 2011 as well as the Ryan Institute for Neuroscience in 2014 and has core facilities for support. Ongoing collaborations currently exist with research hospitals and industries in the Providence and Boston areas. Come join us and help us design our new laboratory in our new Engineering building.
The University of Rhode Island is a comprehensive doctoral research, Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Urban Grant University. URI’s College of Engineering offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, stresses links between diverse fields of inquiry, and values outreach, scholarship, and laboratory-based learning. The University of Rhode Island is a medium-sized public university located near the southeastern end of the state situated in picturesque New England. The main campus is located in Kingston, an established, small community only five miles from the Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island's proximity to the ocean moderates its weather compared to other New England states. The region offers excellent outdoor recreational activities, and ready access by car or public transportation to Providence, Boston, New Haven, Hartford, and New York City metropolitan areas and airports.
Electrical, Computer, & Biomedical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
University of Rhode Island
4 East Alumni Ave
Kingston, RI 02881
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Center for Bioelectronic Medicine
Posted October 8, 2015
Neurophysiologists and Neuroanatomists, Research
Neurotechnology, Neural Engineering, and Neural Data Analytics Positions, Research
Engineering Student Trainee
Fluid Physics and Transport Processes Branch located at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Posted October 8, 2015
Pathways Intern position opportunity for an engineering student trainee within the Fluid Physics and Transport Processes Branch located at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The branch conducts biomedical engineering research to determine the effects of space environment, particularly the effects of microgravity and partial-gravity, on biological systems including human health and on efficacy of countermeasures designed to mitigate these effects. The position will include conducting research that involves experiments and mechanistic/probabilistic, analytical/computational tools and methodologies in this biomedical area. The position is available to undergraduate and graduate students and is similar to a co-op position and there may be the potential for the student to convert to a full time civil servant research biomedical engineering position after graduation. Please see the URL: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/414794800 for more information and please pass this announcement on to your students, collaborators and anyone you know who may be interested. The application period closes on October 22, 2016.
Tenure-track or tenured faculty position with a focus of neural engineering
University of Michigan
Posted October 3, 2015
The Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position with a focus of neural engineering. We have a dynamic neural engineering group of early-career core and affiliate faculty members and are expanding further in this exciting area. The BME Department recently became jointly appointed within the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine, greatly increasing the opportunities for collaborative, translational research and interaction. Please see our full advertisement at our department website. Both Cindy Chestek (email@example.com) and I (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be attending the upcoming BMES and SfN conferences. We welcome meetings with interested parties or email inquiries.
Tenure-tracked Assistant Professor position in neuroengineering
University of Minnesota
Posted August 13, 2015
The Minnesota Discovery Research InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) is a $36 million recurring investment by the state of Minnesota in groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota. The goals of MnDRIVE are to advance Minnesota’s economy, enhance Minnesota’s competitive advantage, extend Minnesota’s position as a national leader in key industries, and improve the health and quality of life for Minnesota’s citizens. Discoveries and treatments for brain conditions is one of the four areas identified for substantial recurring investment.
MnDRIVE Discoveries and treatments for brain conditions supports the critical core functions of basic and translational neuromodulation research, clinical trials, and workforce development through traineeships in neurmodulation. A consortium of departments that includes Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry, seeks to recruit up to 8 MnDRIVE Neuromodulation scholars with expertise that range from novel approaches to neuromodulation, the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation, transcranial stimulation and other noninvasive approaches, and optimizing the application of neuromodulation to a spectrum of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Successful first and second rounds of hiring were recently completed, resulting in the recruitment of 6 outstanding tenure-track scholars. For the third round of hiring, the consortium seeks to recruit scholars with expertise that includes:
- Novel engineering/biological aspects such as electrode and circuit design, current steering, closed loop control, neural interfacing and modeling.
- Dynamic brain mapping to optimize neuromodulation through identifying individualized biomarkers of disease and mapping responses to neuromodulation
Applications will be accepted at the tenure track Assistant Professor level. The key criteria include, but are not limited to, scientific accomplishment, potential impact of future research, the ability to integrate with existing programs and translational initiatives with industry. Successful candidates must demonstrate the capability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, a commitment to medical, graduate or undergraduate education, and to collaborative, transdisciplinary program development.
Candidates for these faculty appointments will have Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees and established programs or experience in neuromodulation. Successful recruits will receive substantial salary recurring support from MnDRIVE, an excellent startup package, and laboratory space. Departmental affiliation will be determined by a combination of the applicant’s research interests and relevance of applicant’s research program and teaching/clinical interests to departmental mission. Candidates are expected to have relevant doctoral and postdoctoral training and research accomplishments consistent with developing a nationally recognized and independent research program. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or be eligible to secure permanent residence status. The starting date is negotiable, with appointments available as early as fall 2015 or winter 2016. The University of Minnesota is committed to diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Review of applications will commence in September of 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and intentions, and three letters of reference to: MnDRIVE: Neuromodulation Faculty Search Committee, Attention: Rosalyn Segal, Medical School Dean's Office, MMC 293, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Email: email@example.com. Electronic versions of the required information should be e-mailed but must be followed with a hard-copy for the official search files. Applications will not be reviewed until ALL materials have been received electronically. Applicants must also complete the online application. This may be found at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html, click on the external applicant link and enter requisition #303195 into the key word search.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
University of Michigan Neuromuscular Lab
Posted July 8, 2015
Research Associate in Computational Neural Modeling
Posted June 9, 2015
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
An opportunity exists to join a research team working to understand and advance transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation used widely as a neuroscience research tool as well as a treatment for psychiatric and neurological disorders (FDA approved for depression since 2008). We have an ongoing NIH-funded project that combines computational modeling at several scales with single neuron recordings in pre-clinical models.
We seek a highly-motivated individual who is interested in developing and applying computational models of TMS. The parallel experimental component of the study provides unique opportunities to validate and calibrate computational models. This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. This position will be jointly mentored by Angel V. Peterchev, PhD (Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine) and Warren M. Grill, PhD (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering), providing exposure to both clinical and engineering research settings. A PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, physics, or math is required, as are excellent communication skills. Previous experience in computational neural modeling is required, and previous experience with neural stimulation is desirable.
For consideration submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:
Angel V. Peterchev, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Duke University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.
Scientist or Sr. Scientist
Posted April 25, 2015
CRHF Research and Technology
MAIN PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Perform research activities related to improving the diagnostic and therapy functions of cardiac rhythm and heart failure devices
Research, develop, and test new methods for diagnosing and treating various cardiac conditions. Perform analysis, algorithm development and clinical research to determine the clinical requirements for improving the diagnostic and therapy functions of medical devices. Implement prototype to develop and test new approaches, champion ideas into products by working with advanced development engineers and perform pre-market human clinical studies to demonstrate the clinical value of the new features. Develop a "core technical expertise" of the candidate's choosing that supports their research and can be a resource for other projects at Medtronic. Contribute as a team member on several other research projects. Collaborate with upstream marketing, product development, device technology team, regulatory, downstream marketing, education, and clinical evaluation functions to support the new concepts and features. Analyze data, write research reports, prepare and deliver presentation on the research, submit patent disclosures, and publish abstracts and manuscripts.
Minimal Requirements: MS degree in electrical/biomedical engineering or equivalent with strong data analysis and computer skills. Demonstrated interest in cardiovascular research.
Preferred Requirements: PhD degree in electrical or biomedical engineering with strong knowledge of cardiac physiology, digital signal processing, algorithm development, and strong computer skills
Preferred Experience: Some research experience (post-degree) in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, biological signal processing and self-learning algorithm development and track record of original contributions (published manuscripts/abstracts).
Entry-level Engineer for Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA) Support:
Posted April 3, 2015
System Planning Corporation (SPC) is seeking qualified candidates to support a government agency that is carrying out research and development in the field of neural interfaces and next-generation prostheses. The successful candidate will have at least a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, bioengineering, or a related engineering field. Practical prior experience in neural interfaces, microfabrication, and/or systems engineering are desirable.
Individuals will be expected to interact with regulators, policy makers, clinicians, industry and academia, and work in a multi-discipline team environment as well as take direction and work independently. Individuals must demonstrate exceptional professionalism, organizational skills and be able to multi–task effectively. The job requires interaction with government customers at all levels of authority and technical acuity, and therefore individual must be able to effectively communicate technical information with proficient oral and writing skills. Due to the fast paced environment, individuals must have a dedicated work ethic, be flexible, show initiative, creativity and innovation to both develop new research concepts, and respond to challenges that arise on the job. Individuals will also be expected to assist with program management in regard to program planning, solicitation preparation, as well as provide technical review of progress reports, proposals and presentations, interact with individuals from academia, industry and government, prepare presentations, briefing materials, documents, and respond to other general tasks. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Word/Power Point is required. Domestic travel up to 20% may be necessary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Interested candidates should send their resume to G. Hwang -- firstname.lastname@example.org
System Planning Corporation (SPC)'s success in supporting US advanced research project agencies is rooted in its commitment to innovative solutions through revolutionary technological developments. SPC was founded in 1970 by Dr. Ronald L. Easley. His vision was to bring together an elite staff to conduct unbiased national security research for the Department of Defense and other agencies. Initially, SPC staff focused on research and studies in the areas of arms control, nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare; advanced technologies; ballistic missile defense; and continuity of government. Soon, SPC branched into the manufacture of electronic systems, prototyping, and the manufacture of radar systems to precisely measure the radar cross section of the new generation of stealth platforms. As a result of this work, SPC emerged as a major leader in the low-observables community. Today, SPC has increased and refined its core competencies to meet emerging national requirements and anticipated future needs. The defense, homeland security, intelligence community, and domestic preparedness challenges facing our nation have never been more complex, and SPC continues to lead the way in this rapidly changing frontier. Our customer base includes federal, state, and local government agencies who demand diverse capabilities across many disciplines. Supporting these capabilities are SPC's employees and consultants who represent the upper tier of the nation's science and research, emergency management, intelligence, military, and congressional communities. SPC retains employees with vast technical knowledge and multidisciplinary backgrounds to ensure the highest quality of support for its customers.
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 email@example.com .
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jennifer Collinger (email@example.com), and Lee Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting Nr.: 452
Contact: John T. Gale, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org