Postdoc - Neuromodulation

University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Research Center
Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Neuromodulation Research Center under the direction of Dr. Jerry Vitek is seeking multiple post-doctoral associates to conduct clinical neurophysiology studies focusing on the pathophysiology of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor. This research will utilize intraoperative microelectrode recordings and recordings from deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode contacts to study how movement disorders and therapeutic interventions (i.e. DBS, medication) impact neuronal network activity, and how these changes relate to the development and improvement in symptom severity. Individuals with experience collecting and analyzing electrophysiology data (clinical or preclinical) are encouraged to apply.

Strong candidates have:

- PhD in biomedical engineering, neuroscience or related engineering/science field
- Strong record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts
- Experience in conducting neurophysiology and behavioral experiments in human subjects
- Expertise in the analysis of single unit and local field potential neural signals
- Expertise in analyzing large neural datasets
- Software expertise with all or most of Matlab (including Monkeylogic), Python (including NumPy), LabView, R, and Adobe Premiere. 
- Human subjects research experience in Parkinson's disease and DBS.

To see the complete posting, and to apply visit  https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for position #325012. Questions and CVs related to the position can be directed to Wyatt Doepke, doep0013@umn.edu.