A postdoctoral position in neural engineering with an emphasis on experimental neuroscience is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. The research, supported by a new NIH Brain Initiative award, aims to determine the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on the activity of single neurons in behaving non-human primates. The project includes opportunities for collaboration with investigators in Engineering, Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. The postdoctoral fellow would receive interdisciplinary training in innovative technologies that would prepare them for future independent research in diverse areas of engineering and neuroscience.
Applicants should have completed a PhD in biomedical or electrical engineering, neurobiology, or a related field and have experience or a dedicated interest in neurophysiology and research involving non-human primates. Candidates should have a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficiency in quantitative analysis, statistics, and programming. Please email a description of research experience and goals, a CV that includes publications, and the names and contact information of 3 references directly to Dr. Marc Sommer at email@example.com.
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Additional Salary Information: FY 2017 NIH postdoc stipend levels for 0-3 years of experience
The Sommer Laboratory at Duke University studies circuits for cognition. Using a variety of biomedical engineering and neurophysiological techniques, we examine information processing in the primate brain. Ongoing projects include the rational design of TMS and other forms of neurostimulation, the neural basis of metacognition and decision-making, the brain's circuits for timing, and the coordinat...ion of perception and action. The lab is based in the Biomedical Engineering Department with close ties to the Neurobiology Department and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.